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Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
QBS #4378
Request for Professional Services Qualifications (QBS): Commissioning Services for Founders Hall
Award Info Published Thursday February 16, 2017
Awarded to:
Consultant: Farnsworth Group Inc., St. Louis, MO
Amount: An estimated $296,100
An estimated start date of 3/21/2017 through 6/30/2021
Number of Unsuccessful, Responsive Respondents: 8
The State Purchasing Officer for this procurement is now Steve Todt.
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Monday, October 3, 2016
Project Description
The Board of Trustees of Southern Illinois University governing Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE) hereby requests letters of interest and statement of qualifications from engineering firms interested in providing third-party full commissioning services for the renovation of Founders Hall as part of the 21st Century projects. The scope of work will require LEED base and enhanced building commissioning services as well as retro-commissioning and building envelope commissioning services. The selected firm will assist with planning, design reviews, construction field inspections, functional performance testing and training, and warranty reviews for approved projects. The firm may develop test procedures for building systems, assist in writing the OPR, the specifications and ensure building systems are in compliance with construction specifications.
Letter Submission
Qualifications and supporting materials will be accepted at the address below until 2:00 PM, Tuesday October 25, 2016:

SIUE - Purchasing
99 Supporting Services Road
#2 Loading Dock
Supporting Services Bldg., Room 1020
Edwardsville, IL 62026

The following related criteria will be among those used to evaluate the firms and/or teams requesting consideration for selection: location of firm, assigned staff with prior experience with similar projects in size and complexity, approach to project commissioning, expertise in building systems and controls, staff size appropriate to the scope, related State experience, team structure, current workload, BEP status, LEED Professional Credentials for those assigned to the project, and history of accurate cost information.
Proposals should include a complete description of the history, size and capabilities of the submitting firm and a list of projects which demonstrate the firm's level of experience. For each project indicate a knowledgeable reference (name, address and telephone number). As part of the submission, each team member must include a copy of the CDB Pre-qualification Certificate and a copy of their CDB 255 form. Attachments to the 255 form are allowed. This is not a CDB project. Faxed or electronic submittals will not be accepted.
To avoid disqualification and assure consistent project information is provided to all, there should be no communication regarding the scope of this project with University staff, faculty, or students other than through Roberto Canessa, SIUE Campus Architect at (618) 650-3575 or For questions concerning the forms, contact Jennifer Cox at SIUE is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
Submittals will not be opened publicly. However, the names of the companies responding to this posting will be read publicly at 2:00 p.m. on October 25, 2016 in the Supporting Services Bldg. All parties interested in this information must be in attendance at this place and time. No information will be released after October 25, 2016, 2:00 p.m. until an awardee is posted on the Bulletin website.
Interested firms need to submit only two copies of the attached forms (Form A, Form B, Contract Certification, DHR Form, Insurance Checklist, Authority to do business in the State of Illinois, and State Board of Elections Certification). It is preferred that all information be submitted in an electronic format, including the above-referenced forms. However, electronic format is not a requirement.

For additional information, contact:
Jennifer Cox
Campus Box 1012
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Edwardsville, IL 62026-1012
Phone: (618) 650-2859
FAX: (618) 650-3251
State Purchasing Officer - Aaron M. Finder
Only those firms which meet the following qualifications will be considered:
  • Submitted 5 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 no BEP goal for this procurement.
  • 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).

This transaction is subject to the State Board of Elections registration and certification requirements of Public Act 095-0971.

The State of Illinois has a policy to encourage prospective vendors to hire qualified veterans, minorities, females, persons with disabilities and ex-offenders.

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