The Department of Computer Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is recognized throughout the world as a leader in education and research. Poised on the verge of a tremendous growth spurt and to accommodate this expansion the College of Engineering has identified a new private gift, which, matched with state funds, will construct a new facility for the Department of Computer Science. The $75 million project will construct a 270,000 gsf. facility of classroom, office, and computer laboratory space for the Department of Computer Science. On April 13, 2000, the Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign approved employment of LZT (Peoria, IL) for the professional services through schematic design of the project. The current schedule is to complete planning by March 2001, start construction in July 2001, and complete construction by July 2003. The initial scope of services for the Construction Manager will be to provide the pre-construction phase services including value engineering and cost estimating.
In addition, and subject to the availability of funding, the selected Construction Manager may be employed to provide the pre-construction and construction phase services for the $30 million National Center for Supercomputing Applications project to be located directly north of the Computer Science Building.
The National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) at the University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign is the leading-edge site for the National Computational Science Alliance (Alliance). In this capacity, NCSA anchors all Alliance teams and oversees the administration of all Alliance programs. NCSA leads the Alliance in its mission to maintain American preeminence in science and technology.
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) proposes to build a 127,000 gross square foot National Supercomputing Facility for the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA). The $30 million project will be located north of the proposed Computer Science Building. The building will be composed of offices, research labs for computer science and visualization, conference and training facilities, and support activities.
Firms should submit three copies of the following: letter of interest and a company brochure (prepared within the last six months) indicating the qualifications of the firm and the personnel proposed to be assigned to perform the services. Also included shall be client references from similar projects. Information is due by 4:00 p.m., Wednesday, May 3, 2000 addressed to:
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Office for Project Planning & Facility Management
Illini Union Bookstore
807 S. Wright St., Suite 320
Champaign, IL 61820
ATTN: Roland R. Kehe, AIA
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Architect/Engineer selection will be consistent with the Architectural, Engineering, and Land Surveying Qualifications Based Selection Act (30 ILCS 535/1).
Only those firms which meet the following qualifications will be considered for selection for both the Computer Science Building and the National Center for Supercomputing Applications Building projects: