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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Chicago
RFI #20200306JT

Request for Information: Real Property Lease - DPI Chicago

First published Friday, March 6, 2020
Responses will be accepted below until 4:00 PM, Friday April 3, 2020:
At the following address:
University of Illinois - Real Estate Services
Attn: Jeni Summers
506 S. Wright Street, Suite 208
Champaign, IL 61801
The University wishes to lease professional Class A or Class B office space located within a six (6) block radius centered on the current location at 200 S. Wacker, Chicago, for a period of five (5) years with options. This property will be used for administrative and meeting functions.

The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois is soliciting information from qualified respondents regarding the availability of Class A or Class B office space on behalf of its Discovery Partners Institute (DPI) for administrative and meeting functions by approximately 100 DPI staff and staff and members of affiliated organizations and companies. This space must be located within a six block radius centered on its current location at 200 S. Wacker, Chicago.

DPI is rapidly growing and will need additional office and meeting space to accommodate its expanding programming and staff count. The RFI request is for approximately a 22,000-26,000 rentable square foot space. The preferred term is 5 years plus two (2) 1-year option terms followed by one (1) 3-year option term.

For additional information, contact:

Bruce Walden,
University of Illinois
Office of Capital Programs and Real Estate Services
506 S. Wright Street, Suite 208
Urbana, Illinois 61801

See attached file for complete information.

For instructions on how to obtain a comprehensive purchase description, disclosure or contract forms, contact:
Jennifer Summers
208 Henry Administration Building
506 S. Wright Street, M/C 321
Urbana, IL 61801
Phone: (217) 300-3156
FAX: (217) 244-0882
Chief Procurement Officer - Ben Bagby
State Purchasing Officer - John Knittle
Submit 1 copies of the response as defined in the specifications.

This transaction is subject to the State Board of Elections registration and certification requirements of Public Act 095-0971.

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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  • FinalDPIRFI20200306JT.pdf (442 KB)