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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois Springfield
RFI #01SP01-2
Request for Information: Prequalification to Bid for Classroom/Office Bldg
First published Monday, January 6, 2003
Responses will be accepted at the address below until 4:00 PM, Friday January 31, 2003:

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

Project Description
The project consists of a 133,000 gsf structure that will house technology-enhanced and smart classrooms, seminar rooms, a lecture hall, computer laboratories, and office space for academic programs. These programs are currently located in Brookens Library and in prefabricated metal 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 UIS to a more advanced level of technological sophistication in delivering high quality education to its students.

Prequalification Process
The pre-qualification process begins with the prospective bidders? submittal of a Pre-qualification Application. Copies of the application may be obtained from Turner Construction Company, 701 Devonshire Drive, C-49, Suite 103G, Champaign, IL 61820, 217-353-7890, Attention: Laurie Davis, hereinafter called the Construction Manager. Submit all pre-qualification statements to the Board of Trustees at:

University of Illinois ? Springfield
Department of Physical Planning and Operations
One University Plaza
Springfield, Illinois 62703-5407
Attn: Michael Doerr, Assistant Director

The pre-qualification deadline is 4:00 p.m., prevailing time on Friday, January 31, 2003. Pre-qualification applications received after the deadline will be returned unopened to the applicant.

Notice of Prequalification
After the pre-qualification deadline, all applicants who are pre-qualified for the project will be notified by the Construction Manager. Bid documents will be distributed by the Architect/Engineer to only those applicants who are pre-qualified.

(Submitted by Katharine Kral, State Purchasing Officer.)

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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