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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Chicago
QBS #PRQ698-704-04-2
Request for Professional Services Qualifications (QBS): South Campus Mixed Use Development
First published Friday, July 29, 2005
Qualifications and supporting materials will be accepted at the address below until 2:00 PM, Wednesday October 12, 2005:

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, hereinafter referred to as the owner, hereby requests expression of interest and prequalification of bidders for the following bid packages for construction work for the South Campus Mixed Use Development project at the Chicago campus.

Bid Package, Primary Specification Sections, and Estimated Construction Value:

General Trades - Safety, Dumpsters, Temporary Loading Docks, Gang Ladders, Exterior Building Hoists, and General Building & Site Cleanup ($3,300,000)

Cast in Place Concrete - 03100 Concrete Formwork, 03200 Concrete Reinforcement, 03300 Cast-in-place Concrete ($11,000,000)

Structural Precast Concrete - 03410 Pre-cast Structural Concrete ($240,000)

Unit Masonry - 04410 Oolitic Limestone, 04810 Unit Masonry ($5,600,000)

Structural Steel - 05120 Structural Steel, 5210 Steel Joists, 5300 Steel Deck ($3,000,000)

Misc. Metals & Metal Stairs - 05500 Metal Fabrications, 05510 Metal Stairs, 05521 Pipe & Tube Railing ($1,800,000)

Metal Wall Panels - 07412 Metal Wall Panels ($75,000)

Roofing - 07550 Modified Bitumen Roofing, 07560 Hot Fluid Applied Roofing ($1,100,000)

Metal Roofing - 07610 Metal Roofing ($700,000)

Curtainwall - 08125 Interior Aluminum Frames, 08411Aluminum Entrances & Storefront, 08520 Aluminum Windows, 08800 Glazing, 08911 Aluminum Curtainwall ($7,200,000)

Louvers - 10200 Louvers ($560,000)

Fire Protection - 13920 Fire Pumps, 13930 Fire Suppression Sprinklers, 13970 Standpipe System ($1,400,000)

Plumbing - 15410 Plumbing Piping, 15440 Plumbing Fixtures, & Plumbing Equipment ($4,100,000)

Mechanical Piping - 15510 Hyrdonic Piping, 15540 HVAC Pumps, 15710 Cooling Towers, 15750 Heat Transfer ($3,300,000)

Vent - 15850 Air Handling, 15890 Ductwork, 15930 Air Terminals, 15990 Testing & Balancing ($3,690,000)

Temperature Control - 15950 Controls and Instrumentation ($936,000)

Electrical - 16400 Service & Distribution, 16442 Panelboards, 16510 Lighting, 16620 Emergencey Power Supply System, 16715 Voice & Data Communications, 16860 Electric Heating ($9,800,000)

Project Description
This project, totaling approximately 432,000 square feet, consists of a residence hall with housing for approximately 754 students in four towers of four, seven, eleven and thirteen levels, a convocation center (UIC Forum) with an assembly facility seating approximately 3,000 in arena-style or 1,000 in banquet-style, a dining facility complete with kitchen, an event center, study rooms, and retail spaces. The project site is located on a full city block at the southeast corner of Roosevelt Road and Halsted Street. The total construction cost is estimated to be approximately $95 million. Construction is scheduled to commence in August of 2005.

Bid Document Sources
Bid documents have been prepared by Hellmuth, Obata + Kassabaum, Inc., 30 West Monroe Street, Chicago IL 60603, phone: (312) 782-1000 and Vasilko, Hauserman & Associates, 330 North Wabash Avenue, Suite 2123, Chicago IL 60611, phone (312) 755-9800.

Bid Document Review Sets
Bid documents will be made available to pre-qualified bidders through Power Construction Company, LLC, 2360 Palmer Drive, Schaumburg, IL 60173 phone (847) 925-1300, hereinafter called the Construction Manager.

All bidders shall be pre-qualified with the owner. New bidders that are not pre-qualified shall pre-qualify using the owner's web-based Contractor Annual Prequalification System (CAPS) -

Copies of the prequalification applications may be obtained from the Construction Manager by sending a fax expressing interest to (847) 925-1372 or an email expressing interest to Faxes and emails should be sent to the attention of Kevin Wilson, Project Engineer. Prequalification for the project's seventeen bid packages described above will begin July 29, 2005. Prequalification applications for the project's seventeen bid packages described above are due no later than 4:00 PM, prevailing time, on September 2, 2005. Prequalification is only required of prime contractors for each bid package. All applicants will also be required to provide adequate payment and performance bonding in accordance with the University's requirements. Criteria for evaluation of applicants will include company organization, relevant work experience, volume and type of work, financial standing, planning and scheduling capabilities, safety record, affirmative action and labor compliance records, and other trade specific qualifications.

Notice of Prequalification
After the prequalification deadline, all applicants who are pre-qualified for the project will be notified by the Construction Manager.

Pre-Bid Meeting
A pre-bid meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, September 28, 2005 at 10:00 AM, prevailing time, at the South Campus Development Team (SCDT) field office at 1401 South Halsted Street, Chicago, IL 60607.

Bid Opening
Immediately after the closing time for receiving bids, they will be opened, publicly read, and tabulated in the Office for Capital Programs Conference Room 244, 1140 South Paulina Street, Chicago, Illinois 60612-7217.

Bid Acceptance or Rejection
The owner reserves the right to reject any or all bids or any part thereof, to waive any informalities in the bidding, and to accept the bids deemed to be in the best interests of the owner after all bids have been examined and evaluated.

Statutory Requirements
The successful bidder will be required to comply with all laws, statutes, regulations, ordinances, rulings or enactments of any governmental authority that are applicable to the work or to the project. The successful bidder shall pay prevailing wages and shall utilize equal employment opportunity hiring practices in connection with this project.

Contracting and Employment Opportunities
The University of Illinois at Chicago has established the following goals and requirement for the contracting and employment opportunities generated by this project:

  • A goal that 45% of the contracts be given to minority-owned, women-owned or local business enterprises.
  • A goal that 50% of the employment opportunities be given to minorities, women and local residents.
  • A requirement that 50% of the employment opportunities be given to City of Chicago residents. (In case of non-compliance, 1/20 of 1 percent (0.0005) of your contract sum shall be surrendered in payment for each percentage less than the 50% City residency requirement.)

For additional information, contact:

The University of Illinois at Chicago
312 413-8722

(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).

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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