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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois Facilities Planning and Programs
QBS #633-700-04

Request for Professional Services Qualifications (QBS): Physical Education Building - UIC

Award Info
Published Tuesday February 8, 2005
Awarded to:
Consultant:  Cannon Design, Chicago, IL
Amount:  $158,000
Terms:   One-time transaction
Number of Unsuccessful, Responsive Respondents: 4
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Monday October 11, 2004
Qualifications and supporting materials will be accepted at the address below until 4:00 PM, Tuesday October 26, 2004:
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
207 Henry Administration Building
506 South Wright Street
Urbana, IL 61801-3684

The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois hereby requests qualifications from architects/engineers to provide professional services in connection with the Physical Education Building Addition and Renovation Feasibility Study project.

Description of Project
This project will consist of architectural and engineering services to develop a feasibility study for additions to and comprehensive renovation of a 245,150 GSF - 30 year old Division I athletics facility. The additions under consideration include a new entrance arcade to provide improved access to all areas of the Physical Education Building and expansion of facilities to support a variety of Division I athletic teams. The study may address all or some of the following considerations:

  • Provide top quality training facilities appropriate for Division I athletics
  • Improve traffic flow between venues (arcade) and enhance athletic/university image
  • Provide more functional dock and storage options
  • Add/improve current building security and monitoring systems
  • Assess existing facility to maximize addition/renovation impact
  • Provide sport program recognition areas
  • Promote gender equity
  • Add public gathering areas (arcade) and public restrooms
  • Overall upgrade of infrastructure and MEP Systems
The initial commission will be limited to the preparation of the feasibility study. Upon approval of the Project by the Board of Trustees, the retained architect would be considered for completion of the balance of the project.

Professional Services Consultant Submittals
Firms should submit four copies of the following: a letter of interest, a copy of its CDB pre-qualification letter, and a 255 form (use CDB SF 255 latest version) by 4:00 PM, Tuesday, October 26, 2004 addressed to:

Project Contact
University of Illinois
1140 South Paulina Street
Chicago, IL 60612-7222
ATTN: Ronald G. Giles, Director A/E Services (

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/Engineer in the State of Illinois.
  • Pre-qualified 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 Kathe Shinham, 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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