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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
QBS #02S03

Request for Professional Services Qualifications (QBS): Assembly Hall Feasibility Study

Award Info
Published Wednesday January 30, 2002
Awarded to:
Consultant:  Ellerbe Becket, Kansas City, MO
Amount:  $162,500
Terms:   One-time transaction
Number of Unsuccessful, Responsive Respondents: 3
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Wednesday October 24, 2001
Qualifications and supporting materials will be accepted at the address below until 4:00 PM, Friday November 9, 2001:
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
207 Henry Administration Building
506 South Wright Street
Urbana, IL 61801-3684

Project Description
Currently, the Assembly Hall suffers from several built-in deficiencies and it is lacking some of the newer amenities found in modern buildings. Many modern arenas have been constructed in recent years raising the level of customer needs and desire. This feasibility study is intended to consider the practicality of making major improvements and changes to the physical structure of the building to bring it up to current standards and expectations. The goal of the study is to identify areas that are not currently meeting user needs and to develop a shopping list of possible solutions. The concepts should be developed enough to determine budgetary cost information and to determine structural and architectural impact. The final report should detail all of the needed changes to bring the existing building up to a state-of-the-art modern arena. It should also detail the feasibility, practicality, and cost effectiveness of each improvement. Where improvements are needed but not feasible, alternate solutions should be presented, up to and including the possible need for an entirely new facility.

Firms should submit four copies of the following: a letter of interest, a copy of its CDB prequalification letter, and a 255 form (use CDB SF 255 dated 7/1/99) by 4:00 p.m., Friday, November 9, 2001 addressed to:

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Office for Planning, Design & Construction
Illini Union Bookstore
807 S. Wright St., Suite 320
Champaign, IL 61820
ATTN: Roland R. Kehe, AIA
Email address:

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:

  • Licensed to practice as an architect in the State of Illinois
  • Prequalified with the State of Illinois Capital Development Board
  • Registered and authorized to do business in the State of Illinois
  • Utilization of AutoCAD compatible system
(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).

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