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Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
QBS #8689
Request for Professional Services Qualifications (QBS): Architect to Expand the Ethanol Research Ctr.
Award InfoPublished Monday June 29, 2009
Awarded to:
Consultant: Burns & McDonnell, O'Fallon, IL
Amount: An estimated $78,000
Terms:  One-time transaction
Number of Unsuccessful, Responsive Respondents: 12
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Thursday, February 12, 2009
Project Description
This project seeks architect services to develop plans to expand the National Corn to Ethanol Research Center on the Edwardsville campus. The working estimate for this project is $1 million. Initially, this project will consider two options: 1) adding a second floor to the existing office and lab area, and 2) expanding the office and lab area on grade at the northwest side of the building. The program goal is to add approximately 4,000 sf to the existing building in order to create additional offices and lab space. The addition will match the exterior of the existing building.
Letter Submission
Qualifications and supporting materials will be accepted at the address below until 4:00 PM, Friday February 27, 2009:

Rendleman Hall, Room 2228, Campus Box 1158
Vice Chancellor for Administration Office
Attn: Rich Walker
Edwardsville, IL 62026-1158

Firms interested in providing such services should submit a team that is able to provide architectural and engineering services, and be pre-qualified with the Illinois Capital Development Board in all of the architectural/engineering disciplines.
The following related criteria will be among those used to evaluate the firms and/or teams requesting consideration for selection: location of firm, prior experience with similar projects, staff size, related State experience, team structure, current workload, 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 a part of the submission, the team members must include a copy of their CDB Pre-qualification Certificate, a copy of the CDB 255 form for the architect and the engineer, and a copy of the submitting firm's State Board of Elections Registration Certification.
Please submit six (6) copies of a letter of interest and statement of qualifications to Mr. Richard Walker, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Administration, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Campus Box 1158, Edwardsville, IL 62026-1158 or delivered to Rendleman Hall, Room 2228. All attachments to this notification must be submitted. There should be no communication with University staff, faculty, or students other than through Rich Walker at (618) 650-2536 or Qualifications and supporting materials will be accepted until 4:00 p.m., Friday, February 27, 2009. SIUE is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

For additional information, contact:
Shelly Albert
Purchasing Campus Box 1012
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Edwardsville, IL 62026-1012
Phone: (618) 650-3265
FAX: (618) 650-3251
Only those firms which meet the following qualifications will be considered:
  • Submitted 6 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.
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.

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