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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois System
RFP #9JWS2015

Request for Proposal: Capital Construction Project Audit Services

Award Info Published Monday May 18, 2020
Awarded to:
Vendor: FTI Consutling, Inc., Bowie, MD
Amount: An estimated $2,857,525
An estimated start date of 7/1/2020 through 6/30/2025
Number of Unsuccessful, Responsive Respondents: 6
Award information required under Section 4.1525 of the Rules and Section 7 of the BEP Act 30 ILCS 575 is attached under the file name "9JWS2015AwardPostingInformation.pdf"
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
This notice has been modified
Published Tuesday February 25, 2020
Amendment 5 is issued to extend the due date to March 3, 2020 at 2:00PM local time to allow respondents time to redirect their proposals responses to the corrected address in Amendment 1.

Responses must be submitted/delivered to the following address:
University of Illinois System
Attn: Jay Simpson
507 E. Green Street, Suite 501
Champaign, IL 61820

Responses not delivered to this address will not be accepted nor considered.
This notice has been modified
Published Tuesday February 18, 2020
Amendment 4 is issued to clarify the Pricing structure in Section 6.1.1.
This notice has been modified
Published Friday February 7, 2020
Amendment 3 is issued to provide answers to the final questions received.
This notice has been modified
Published Friday January 24, 2020
Amendment 2 is issued to update the Business Enterprise Program (BEP) goal in Section 1.11 of the RFP and to extend the due date.
This notice has been modified
Published Wednesday January 22, 2020
A non-mandatory pre-proposal teleconference was held by the University of Illinois System on January 21, 2020. This Amendment 1 is issued to provide general information, make corrections, and provide the questions and answers addressed.
First published Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Sealed proposals will be accepted below until 2:00 PM, Tuesday March 3, 2020:
At the following address:
System Purchasing and Support Services
507 E Green Street
Suite 501, MC-407
Champaign, IL 61820
The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois ("University System") seeks the expertise of public accounting or consulting firm ("Vendor") to perform audits on a selection of capital construction projects across the University System including the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the University of Illinois at Chicago, and the University of Illinois at Springfield. Audits will include an examination of whether selected projects are performed in compliance with State law and University policies and processes. In addition, the Vendor will review contractor performance, construction costs, and look to identify efficiencies and opportunities for cost savings in existing processes. Projects will be selected by University management and the scope of each project will be negotiated at the beginning of the engagement.

For instructions on how to obtain a comprehensive purchase description, disclosure or contract forms, contact:
Jay Simpson
System Purchasing and Support Services
507 E Green Street
Suite 501, MC-407
Champaign, IL 61820
Phone: (217) 265-0434
Chief Procurement Officer - Ben Bagby
State Purchasing Officer - John Knittle
Submit 1 copies of the response as defined in the specifications.
The University reserves the right to accept or reject any and all responses or parts thereof.
This procurement may be contingent on Board of Trustees approval.
Illinois Department of Human Rights (IDHR) eligibility number is required on all proposals, if applicable.
There is a 1 percent BEP goal for this procurement. See solicitation documentation for details.
The contract(s) for this solicitation could exceed $50,000 annually.

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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Specification Documents
  • 9JWS2015.docx (105 KB)
  • 9JWS2015Amendment1.pdf (219 KB)
  • 9JWS2015Amendment2.pdf (214 KB)
  • 9JWS2015Amendment3.pdf (179 KB)
  • 9JWS2015Amendment4.pdf (168 KB)
  • 9JWS2015Amendment5.pdf (192 KB)
  • 9JWS2015UtilizationPlan.pdf (314 KB)
Other Public Documents
  • 9JWS2015AwardPostingInformation.pdf (210 KB)
Public Opening Documents
  • 9JWS2015OpeningTab.pdf (1 MB)