The Board of Trustees of Southern Illinois University hereby requests letters of interest from architects and engineers to provide professional services for the following University project:
Project Name: Automatic Sprinkler System Installation, High-Rise Dormitories
Project Budget: $3,500,000
Description of Project
Effective January 1, 2002, the Illinois State Fire Marshall's Office adopted the 2000 Fire Protection Association's Life Safety Code replacing the 1985 edition of the NFPA 101. Under the 1985 edition, the University was not required to place sprinkler systems in existing high-rise dormitories. The 2000 edition mandates that all existing high-rise dormitories consisting of four or more stories, be protected throughout by an approved, supervised, automatic sprinkler system.
University Housing is ready to proceed with a three-phase project to install the required automatic sprinkler systems in the three high-rise dormitories in the East Campus area. Each building consists of 17 floors and a basement. There are 16 floors of living space with 25 rooms per floor, or 400 rooms per building. Phase I would initiate the design of the sprinkler system for Schneider Hall in FY 2005 and installation in FY 2006. Phase II would call for the design for Mae Smith's system in FY 2006 and installation in FY 2007. Neely Hall would be the final phase with design in FY 2007 and installation in FY 2007 and FY 2008.
Only those firms, which meet the following qualifications, will be considered for selection:
Mr. Jim Siefert, P.E.
Southern Illinois University
Plant and Service Operations
210 Physical Plant Drive
Carbondale, Illinois 62901-6727
Late submissions will NOT be accepted.
For additional information regarding the project, contact Jim Siefert at 618-453-8649.
(Submitted by Cathy Hagler, State Purchasing Officer.)