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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Chicago

Request for Professional Services Qualifications (QBS): Civil Engineering Retainer

This solicitation will not be awarded
Published Friday October 14, 2005
This project was cancelled.
First published Friday April 22, 2005
Qualifications and supporting materials will be accepted at the address below until 4:00 PM, Wednesday May 11, 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 hereby requests qualifications from professional services consultants to provide professional services in connection with the following project:

Description of Project
The selected consultant will provide professional services on an open-ended work order basis for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2005, and ending June 30, 2006.

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 engineer. However, there is no guarantee that any work will be assigned.

Civil engineering services required under this contract include, but are not limited to, land surveying; topographic and utility site surveying; environmental engineering; geotechnical and foundation engineering; hydrology and hydraulic engineering; and the engineering analysis, planning and design of sanitary sewer systems, storm water systems, water distribution systems, roads and streets, parking lots, and other site and/or civil infrastructure improvements.

The ability to provide a full range of professional services under the contract is also required; including program analysis, preliminary design, final design (construction documents), procurement (bidding) assistance, construction administration, construction observation, and warranty phase 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.

Project Area: GSF: N/A
Project Area: NASF: N/A
Project Budget: N/A
Construction Budget:N/A

Professional Services Consultant Submittal
Firms should submit four copies of the following: a letter of interest, a copy of its CDB prequalification letter, and a 255 form (section 8 should be modified to include additional information of relevant projects) and a copy of your current CDB prequalification application. This form can be found on the CDB website at formspublications.shtml and once completed, shall be submitted to the address noted below. The deadline for receipt of submittals is 4:00p.m., Wednesday, May 11, 2005.

Project Contact
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Facilities & Services
1501 S. Oak
Champaign, IL 61820
ATTN: Edward J. Scopel, AIA (

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

The following project-related criteria will be used to evaluate the firms requesting consideration for selection:

  • Current commitments of proposed staff and firm
  • Must provide professional liability insurance for a minimum of One Million Dollars ($1,000,000), with a maximum deductible of One Hundred Thousand Dollars ($100,000)
  • Proven professional capability and prior experience on similar kinds of contracts
  • Appropriate staff size, professional disciplines, and professional/technical supervision
  • Qualifications and experience of designated lead engineer for all projects under this contract
  • Prior performance on completed projects for the University of Illinois
  • Current and projected workload on University of Illinois projects
  • Commitment and program to provide quality professional services
  • Proximity to University of Illinois Urbana/Champaign Campus
  • Minority Business Enterprise/Female Business Enterprise status of the firm and any sub-consultants

For additional information, contact:

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
217 333-1232

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

  • Licensed to practice as an 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 Kathe Shinham, 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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