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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Chicago
QBS #CMRetainer02

Request for Professional Services Qualifications (QBS): Construction Management Retainer

Award Info
Published Wednesday June 11, 2003
Awarded to:
Consultant:  Turner Construction Company
Amount:  a retainer contract
Terms:   One-time transaction
Number of Unsuccessful, Responsive Respondents: 3
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Tuesday August 20, 2002
Qualifications and supporting materials will be accepted at the address below until 4:00 PM, Friday September 6, 2002:
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
207 Henry Administration Building
506 South Wright Street
Urbana, IL 61801-3684

Project Description
The selected consultant will provide professional services on an open-ended work order basis beginning December 1, 2002 and ending June 30, 2003, with options to renew the contract (and provisions for the adjustment of the consultant's hourly rate schedule in conjunction therewith) for three additional one-year periods (July 1 through June 30).

Services will be performed on an as-needed basis during the contract period. There would be a limit of a $1,000,000 project budget or $100,000 in fees for any single assignment to the construction manager. However, there is no guarantee that any work will be assigned.

Construction management services required under this contract include, but are not limited to, program and budget review, analysis of staging and site mobilization, scheduling activities, document review and constructability, cost estimating, value engineering, life cycle and site logistic analysis, safety programs, quality assurance programs, procurement (including long lead items), prequalification and market availability, local unions and jurisdictional dispute settlement, cost and schedule management, document control, project closeout, building condition assessment studies, MAFBE goal attainment, and project management services.

The services required for each individual project will be identified on the individual project work order. Project areas, scopes, and budgets will be identified, if and as appropriate, in the respective project work orders initiated under this contract.

Firms should submit 3 copies of the following: letter of interest and a company brochure (prepared within the last six months) indicating the qualifications of the firm and the personnel proposed to be assigned to perform the services. Also included shall be client references from similar projects. Information is due by 4:00 p.m., Friday, September 6, 2002 addressed to:

University of Illinois at Chicago
1140 South Paulina Street
Chicago, IL 60612-7217
ATTN: Ronald G. Giles, Director, A/E Services
Email address:

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

Minimum Qualifications
Only those firms which meet the following qualifications will be considered for selection:

  • Qualified to practice as a construction manager in the State of Illinois
  • Registered and authorized to do business in the State of Illinois
  • Must have a working office in the State of Illinois
(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).

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