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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University Office of Capital Programs and Real Estate Services
RFP #20200306JT1

Request for Proposal: Real Property Lease - DPI Chicago

This solicitation will not be awarded
Published Tuesday December 1, 2020
Mistakenly entered as RFP instead of Real Property RFI. Please see Bulletin #20200306JT2 for the award info.
First published Friday, March 6, 2020
Sealed proposals will be accepted below until 2:00 AM, Friday April 3, 2020:
At the following address:
University of Illinois - Real Estate Services
Jeni Summers
506 S. Wright St., Suite 208
Urbana, IL 61801
This notice was published on 3/6/2020 under RFI #20200306JT through 4/3/2020. This is a repost as it was entered as a RFI instead of a Real Property RFI. This notice is no longer open.

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 - John Donato
State Purchasing Officer - John Knittle

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)