University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
207 Henry Administration Building
506 South Wright Street
Urbana, IL 61801-3684
Description of Project
The project consists of the design and construction of a Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Facility to house current and future high field vertical bore nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectrometers. These spectrometers will be used for biomedical research involving three-dimensional structure determination of proteins and other bio-macromolecules. The equipment to be housed in the proposed facility will include 600MHz spectrometers, an 800MHz spectrometer, and a higher field, probably 1GHz, spectrometer. It is important for the performance of the instruments that the foundation be well insulated against vibration. The floor, walls and ceilings should minimize use of structural steel that might affect the performance of the magnets. Temperature control, within narrow limits of time-dependent variation, is essential throughout the main room housing the spectrometers. In addition to the main spectrometer room, there will be two x-ray crystallography rooms, a computer room, a small wet-lab, office space, a conference room and other associated support spaces. Mechanical, electrical, telecommunication and data communication systems, and others building systems will also be provided as required to accommodate operation of NMR equipment.
Design of this facility will be based on a feasibility study prepared by another architect/engineer commissioned for the preparation of supporting/planning documentation for the recently approved NIH Grant.
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., Tuesday, September 11, 2001 addressed to:
University of Illinois at Chicago
1140 S. Paulina Ave.
Chicago, Illinois 60612-7217
ATTN: Ronald G. Giles, Director. A/E Services
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.