University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
207 Henry Administration Building
506 South Wright Street
Urbana, IL 61801-3684
Description of Project
The State of Illinois and the University have recognized the increased challenges and opportunities for the Laboratory and they have accordingly committed $18 million under the new Illinois VentureTECH Program to expand the building and upgrade its physical facilities. The expansion will add up to 45,000 square feet of equivalent space to the building. This space will provide room for more faculty and students' offices, a bioprocess laboratory, general-purpose laboratories, mail and lounge area, and an auditorium.
Overall, this expansion will allow the Laboratory to be more responsive to the needs of the faculty and students from across the campus as well as the needs of entrepreneurs. This accords with the stated mission of the laboratory, which is "to create, support, and sustain an environment to facilitate advanced research in photonics, microelectronics, nanotechnology, and biotechnology for the benefit of the University community, the state of Illinois, and the society as a whole."
The present Micro and Nanotechnology Laboratory is one of the finest University-based advanced semiconductor research facilities in the United States. The 95,000 square foot building, which opened in 1989, includes 8,000 square feet of class 100 and 1000 clean room space and over 10,000 square feet of general-purpose laboratories. However, the building has office spaces for only eight faculty and their students, which number about 50 on the average. In order to effectively pursue the emerging interdisciplinary research opportunities engendered by nanotechnology, optoelectronics, biotechnology, and microelectronics, faculty and students from many departments must have quality space in the Laboratory.
Firms should submit 6 copies of the following: a letter of interest, a copy of its CDB prequalification letter, and a 255 form (use CDB SF 255 dated 6/25/02) by 4:00 p.m., Thursday, December 19, 2002, addressed to:
University of Illinois
Division of Planning, Construction & Maintenance
1501 S. Oak Street
Champaign, IL 61820
Attention: Roland R. Kehe
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Architect/Engineer selection will be consistent with the Architectural, Engineering, and Land Surveying Qualifications Based Selection Act (30 ILCS 535/1).
A/E Minimum Qualifications
Only those firms which meet the following qualifications will be considered for selection:
The State of Illinois has a policy to encourage prospective vendors to hire qualified veterans, minorities, females, persons with disabilities and ex-offenders.