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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Chicago
QBS #999-800-02
Request for Professional Services Qualifications (QBS): Renovate/Upgrade Elevators
First published Wednesday, August 1, 2001
Qualifications and supporting materials will be accepted at the address below until 4:00 PM, Thursday August 16, 2001:

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
207 Henry Administration Building
506 South Wright Street
Urbana, IL 61801-3684

Project Description
The project consists of removing existing elevator equipment and installing state-of-the-art, energy efficient and code compliant machines, controllers, signal fixtures, door packages, cab assemblies, safety systems of a group of 2 traction elevators in the Clinical Sciences North Building (CSN) and another group of 2 traction elevators in the Medical Sciences Building (MSA). The scope will also include similar modernization of 2 hydraulic elevators in the Education Performing Arts and Social Work Building (EPASW), 4 hydraulic elevators in the Richard J. Daley Library (LIBRARY), and 4 hydraulic elevators in the Science and Engineering Laboratories Building (SEL). The project also includes the provision by the contractor of a preprogrammed laptop computer diagnostic tool and attic stock consisting of a set of critical printed circuit boards for motion control, group operational control and the door operation system. The project will include installation of year-round air conditioning in machine rooms to prevent temperatures exceeding the maximum equipment operating requirements of the manufacturer, and miscellaneous modernization related renovations.

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., Thursday, August 16, 2001 addressed to:

University of Illinois at Chicago
1140 S. PaulinaStreet
Chicago, Illinois 60612-7217
ATTN: Ronald G. Giles, Director, A/E Services
Email address:

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 or engineer in the State of Illinois
  • Prequalified 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 Katharine Kral, State Purchasing Officer.)

Selection will be consistent with the Architectural, Engineering, and Land Surveying Qualifications Based Selection Act (30 ILCS 535/1).

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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