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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Chicago
QBS #PSS600-C22004

Request for Professional Services Qualifications (QBS): STRUCTURAL ENGINEER RETAINER

Award Info Published Friday March 4, 2022

Rubinos & Mesia Engineers, Inc. (RME)Chicago, IL

  • Amount: An estimated $1,000,000
  • BEP [20% / $0]
  • Terms: An estimated start date of 7/1/2022 through 6/30/2023
  • Renewals: 3 three-year
  • Potential Future Renewals: $1,000,000
  • Middleton Construction Consulting of Illinois (subcontractor)
    VBP [3% / $0]
  • Rubinos & Mesia Engineers (subcontractor)
    BEP [77% / $0]

Simpson, Gumpertz & Heger, Inc.Chicago, IL

  • Amount: An estimated $1,000,000
  • BEP [67% / $0]
  • Terms: An estimated start date of 7/1/2022 through 6/23/2023
  • Renewals: 3 three-year
  • Potential Future Renewals: $1,000,000
  • Johnson, Lasky, Kindelin Architects (subcontractor)
    BEP [15% / $0]
  • Middleton Construction Consulting of Illinois. (subcontractor)
    VBP [3% / $0]
  • Nest Builders (subcontractor)
    BEP [5% / $0]
  • Drucker Zajdel Engineers (subcontractor)
    BEP [10% / $0]

Unsuccessful respondents (13)



15 total

2 successful respondents

13 unsuccessful respondents

2 BEP consultants
0 VBP consultants
0 Small businesses

Buyer for this procurement: Denise Rowe, (217) 265-4525

Chief procurement officer for this procurement: John Donato

State purchasing officer for this procurement: John Knittle

The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.

First published Friday, October 15, 2021
Project Description
Professional Services Consultant to provide professional services, concentrated in Structural Engineering, on an open-ended basis for one fiscal year (beginning July 1, 2022 and ending on June 30, 2023) with options to renew for up to three additional year periods (July 1st through June 30th) with provisions for the adjustment of the consultants hourly rate schedule in conjunction therewith. Professional Services Consultant must work with all University project specific / system software as required. There is no guarantee of work to be assigned. Projects are generally limited to those with project costs up to $5,000,000 or professional fees up to $750,000. Services shall be performed on an as-needed basis during the contract period. The University may select multiple consultants from this request. Each consultant selected may be limited to an aggregate of $1,000,000 in fees per fiscal year. Project types vary widely including but not limited to buckled faade of historic buildings, investigation and repair of varying faade types, floor loading in existing buildings, earth/soil retention, etc. Project costs, fees and aggregate fees may be amended with required approval.

Project Location: West and East Campuses in Chicago, Illinois

See attached file for complete details and information on electronic bidding.
Letter Submission
Qualifications and supporting materials will be accepted below until 4:00 PM, Wednesday November 3, 2021:
At the following address:
via Electronic bidding only
Chicago, IL 60612
via Electronic Bidding
Officially recognized timestamped submittal date will be the the electronic copy of the packet, organized and with electronic bookmarks as indicated above, shall be submitted in pdf format, using the URL

to complete and submit the information. The electronic copy shall be submitted using the web at the URL listed and will not be accepted via email.
Contact Information:
William Bradford
Associate Director
Chicago, IL 60612
Phone: (847) 490-4741

For instructions on how to obtain a comprehensive purchase description, disclosure or contract forms, contact:
Chris Rogan
Chief Procurement Officer - John Donato
State Purchasing Officer - John Knittle
Only those firms which meet the following qualifications will be considered:
  • There is a 30 percent BEP goal for this procurement. See solicitation documentation for details.
  • There is a 3 percent Veteran-owned business goal for this procurement. See solicitation documentation for details.
  • The contract(s) for this solicitation could exceed $50,000 annually.
Selection will be consistent with the Architectural, Engineering, and Land Surveying Qualifications Based Selection Act (30 ILCS 535/1).

This transaction is subject to the State Board of Elections registration and certification requirements of Public Act 095-0971.

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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Specification Documents
  • PSS600C22004StructuralEngineerRetainerAd.pdf (133 KB)
Other Public Documents
  • AwardPSC-QBS600-C22004.pdf (140 KB)