This project has been canceled due to lack of funding at this time.
First published Monday, March 28, 2016
Southern Illinois University Carbondale is seeking letters of interest from qualified architectural and engineering firms to provide professional services for a Coal Transportation Infrastructure Analysis.
Qualifications and supporting materials will be accepted at the address below until 2:00 PM, Friday April 15, 2016:
113 Wakeland Hall, MC-6813
1215 Douglas Drive
Carbondale, IL 62901
Southern Illinois University Carbondale houses the Advanced Coal and Energy Research Center, which is the State of Illinois? University Research Institute for the promotion of the wise use of coal and other energy sources in the State, region, and nation.
The Advanced Coal and Energy Research Center and Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research are seeking a qualified team of engineering and planning firms to conduct a logistics research study of the coal industry. This project will be used to describe coal infrastructure in Illinois and to develop conceptual engineering solutions to alleviate transportation bottlenecks.
As a service to the coal industry, this logistics research study will be used to inform the energy industry and policy makers about how to increase the use of Illinois coal in international markets. The project will result in a report on existing data and an engineering study. If more funding becomes available, the project may be extended to include new data and additional engineering work.
The available PDF attachment pertaining to SQBS39 contains detailed information, as well as required documents that must be completed and returned with your Letter of Interest response.
Registration for conducting business in the State of Illinois (30 ILCS 500/20-43) Sec. 20-43: Bidder or offeror authorized to do business in Illinois. In addition to meeting any other requirement of law or rule, a person (other than an individual acting as a sole proprietor) may qualify as a bidder or offeror under this Code only if the person is a legal entity authorized to do business in Illinois prior to submitting the bid, offer, or proposal. Do not confuse this requirement with the Board of Elections certification. Please check the Secretary of State website for information on how to register. The correct link is provided within the bid documents.
Please include a copy of your certification with your bid response. Failure to be in compliance at the time of bid opening will result in your bid being considered non-responsive.
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Please include your online certification with your bid response. See sample copy included within this bid package. Failure to be in compliance at the time of bid opening will result in your bid being considered non-responsive.
Effective January 1, 2011 communications regarding the specifications of this solicitation, which are not given in a public forum, are subject to public reporting. Questions regarding where the bid is to be mailed, the date and time of the opening or how to obtain a copy of the solicitation or any other procedural question will not need to be reported. The disclosure of the inquiries that need to be reported will include the name, address, phone number and email address of the person and firm making the inquiry. The reporting of this information will be published on the Procurement Policy Board website. The correct link is provided within the General Information section of this bid document.
The University reserves the right to accept or reject any and all responses or parts thereof. Illinois Department of Human Rights (IDHR) eligibility number is required on all responses. This procurement will be contingent on Board of Trustees approval.
For additional information, contact:
State Purchasing Officer - Steve Todt
Only those firms which meet the following qualifications will be considered:
- Submitted 1 copies of their qualifications.
- Licensed to practice as an architect, landscape architect, or engineer in the State of Illinois.
- Pre-qualified with the State of Illinois Capital Development Board.
- Registered and authorized to do business in the State of Illinois.
- Utilize an AutoCAD compatible system to provide documents.
- There is a BEP goal for this procurement. See solicitation documentation for details.
- The contract(s) for this solicitation could exceed $50,000 annually.
Selection will be consistent with the Architectural, Engineering, and Land Surveying Qualifications Based Selection Act (30 ILCS 535/1).