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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois Springfield
QBS #01SP01
Request for Professional Services Qualifications (QBS): Classroom Office Building
First published Tuesday, August 7, 2001
Qualifications and supporting materials will be accepted at the address below until 4:00 PM, Friday August 24, 2001:

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
207 Henry Administration Building
506 South Wright Street
Urbana, IL 61801-3684

Project Description
The proposed $31.3 million project will be a 116,130 gsf structure that will include technology-enhanced and smart classrooms, seminar rooms, a lecture hall, computer laboratories, and office space for academic programs now located in Brookens Library and in other buildings located on the east side of campus. The new building will allow consolidation of all academic programs and key student services into permanent buildings in the center of campus, contributing further to the formation of a campus quadrangle. The buildings now located on the quadrangle are Brookens Library, the Public Affairs Center, and the Health & Sciences Building. The campus master plan calls for the development of more green space in the quadrangle area in order to create a collegial environment and social atmosphere. The new building will also permit Brookens Library to reclaim space now occupied by academic programs for crucial expansion of its collections and technology-related services. Also, the addition of new technology-enhanced and smart classrooms will raise University of Illinois at Springfield to a more advanced level of technological sophistication in delivering high quality education to its students.

The current schedule is to complete planning by May 2002, start construction in July 2002, and complete construction by January 2004. The scope of services for the Construction Manager will include, but are not limited to, preconstruction phase services, including value engineering and cost estimating; contractor prequalification for bidding; and construction management during construction.

Firms should submit 3 copies of the following: a 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., Friday, August 24, 2001, addressed to:

University of Illinois Office for Capital Programs
Illini Union Bookstore, Suite 340
807 South Wright Street
Champaign, IL 61820
Attention: Clark E Wise
Email address:

Consultant 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:

  • Qualified to practice as a construction manager in the State of Illinois
  • Registered and authorized to do business in the State of Illinois
  • Must have a working office in the State of Illinois
(Submitted by Katharine Kral, State Purchasing Officer.)

Selection will be consistent with the Architectural, Engineering, and Land Surveying Qualifications Based Selection Act (30 ILCS 535/1).

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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