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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Request for Information: Feasibility Study Project

Award Info
Published Wednesday May 18, 2005
Awarded to:
Vendor:  Mackey Mitchell Associates
Amount:  $150,000
Terms:   One-time transaction
Number of Unsuccessful, Responsive Bidders: 2
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Monday November 8, 2004
Sealed responses will be accepted at the address below until 4:00 PM, Tuesday November 30, 2004:
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 Champaign Campus Housing Feasibility Study Project.

Description of Project
This project will study and provide input to enable decision-making on a variety of issues related to upgrading student (residence hall) housing, dining and related residential services within the blocks bounded by First and Fourth Streets and Gregory and Peabody Drives. The facilities within the project area currently total nine buildings, housing approximately 3,000 students.

The consultant will be asked to consider previously developed, recent information regarding housing and related residential services within the project area. Recent and planned adjacent renovation and construction of lifestyle amenities (Intramural Physical Education) will also be accounted for. The results of the study should inform and advise the University on the following:

  • Verify results and conclusions of previous studies.
  • Siting of housing, dining and related facilities within the project area.
  • Phasing considerations for the redevelopment, renovation and expansion of housing, dining and related services within the project area.
  • Determining appropriate standards of construction for the variety of building types to be considered.
  • Any advantages and/or disadvantages of new construction v. renovation.
Project Area

Project Budget
Approximately $150,000

Construction Budget

The project will be administered using the owner's web-based project management system. PRZM was developed to maximize the potential of the Internet in allowing project team members to access and exchange project information. PRZM supports team collaboration in management and interaction, as well as a team member empowerment on a multi-layer security system.

Minimum user requirements are as follows:
  • Personal Computer: Microprocessor speed of 100mhz or higher, 32Mb RAM, and a monitor capable of at least 800 x 600 pixel resolution.
  • Internet Browser: Microsoft Internet Explorer version 4.0 or higher is recommended.
  • E-mail: PRZM requires the user to have a valid e-mail account.
  • Software: At various stages of PRZM, users will be required to attach their documents to PRZM.
  • Computer-Aided Drawing (CAD) viewer
The following project-related criteria will be used to evaluate the firms requesting consideration for selection:
  • Prior experience in providing consultative services in the area of student housing (specifically residence halls), dining facilities, and related housing services.
  • Prior experience in the consultation, design and development of housing (specifically residence halls) and dining facilities.
  • Prior overall experience with University Housing and Dining clients.
  • Overall quality of the projects submitted.
  • Overall project experience.
Professional Services Consultant Submittal
Firms should submit one hard copy and one electronic copy of a CDB SF 255 form (Section 8 should be modified to include additional information of relevant projects). Electronic copy shall be submitted (in pdf format), using the following URL to complete and submit the form:

A hard copy of the 255 form can be found on the CDB website at:
and once completed shall be submitted to the address noted below.

Project Contact
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Facilities & Services
Planning Department
1501 South Oak Street
Champaign, IL 61820
ATTN: Edward J. Scopel, Associate Campus Architect (

Deadline for receipt of both hard and electronic submittals is 4 p.m., Tuesday, November 30, 2004.

Questions relative to the electronic submittal (only) should be directed to Gayle Wildman at (217) 244 0338.

The professional services 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:

  • Licensed to practice as an architect/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 an AutoCAD compatible system
(Submitted by Kathe Shinham, State Purchasing Officer.)

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