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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
RFI #02S10
Request for Information: South Farms Illinois Historic American Bldg Survey
First published Wednesday, November 21, 2001
Responses will be accepted at the address below until 4:00 PM, Friday December 14, 2001:

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

Description of Project
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) is presently undertaking cultural resource environmental compliance initiatives related its South Campus Expansion/Redevelopment Project. The subject IL HABS documentation will record contributing elements of the potentially National Register of Historic Places eligible South Farms Rural Landscape Historic District (SFRLHD). The goal of this project is to adequately research, prepare and present graphic and text documentation that will meet Illinois Historic American Building Survey/Historic American Engineering Record (IL HABS/HAER) Standards and Guidelines and be acceptable for accessioning into the Collection at the Illinois State Historical Library. This will be a multi-year project consisting of the initial production of a cover document. The cover document will consist of the presentation of pertinent historic context(s), general site description, and all other IL HABS/HAER Outline Format required sections accompanied by project area site plans and photographs. As development of the SFRLHD is undertaken, affected resources will be documented and submitted as addenda to the cover document.

The required modified Level II documentation will meet IL HABS/HAER Standards & Guidelines, and include, but not be limited to the following:

  • Drawings - Fused mylar. IL HABS/HAER formatted Title Sheet, site plan and reproduced original drawings, if available, for approximately fifteen buildings and structures.
  • Photographs - Large format (4"x5") negatives/5"x7" prints of the site/landscape and the extant buildings/structures. 35mm negative/5"x7" prints of historic views discovered during research.
  • Written - Full site description to include natural and man-made landscape features. Architectural/engineering description of all buildings and structures to be documented. Complete historical context for the UIUC South Farms, to include complex development and associative academic and research contexts. Contexts for individual properties to be documented.
A/E Submittals
Firms should submit 4 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. on Friday, December 14, 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: Stephen A. Thompson, DCHPO
Email address:

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

A/E Qualifications
Only those firms that meet the following qualifications will be considered for selection:

  • Licensed to practice as an architect/engineer 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.)

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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