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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Chicago
QBS #PSS600C20002

Request for Professional Services Qualifications (QBS): MEP Retainers

Award Info Published Tuesday January 14, 2020
Awarded to:
Consultant: Interface Engineering, Chicago, IL
Amount: An estimated $1,000,000
Section/Division: Professional Service (Unsuccessful, Responsive Respondents: 21)
An estimated start date of 7/1/2020 through 6/30/2021
3 one-year
Potential Future Renewals: $1,000,000
Consultant: IMEG Corp, Naperville, IL
Amount: An estimated $1,000,000
Section/Division: Professional Service (Unsuccessful, Responsive Respondents: 21)
An estimated start date of 7/1/2020 through 6/30/2021
3 one-year
Potential Future Renewals: $1,000,000
Number of Unsuccessful, Responsive Respondents: 21
Unsuccessful, Responsive Bidders:
Epstein and Sons International, Inc. Chicago, IL
Bailey Edward Design, Inc. Chicago, IL
CCJM Engineers, Ltd. Chicago, IL
Clark Dietz, Inc. Chicago, IL
Nest Builders, Inc. dba dbHMS Chicago, IL
Delta Engineering Group, LLC Chicago, IL
Enercon, Ltd. dba Grumman/Butkus Associates Evanston, IL
Ghafari Associates, LLC Chicago, IL
Globetrotters Engineering Corporation dba GEC Design Group Chicago, IL
Kimley-Horn Lisle, IL
Kluber, Inc. Batavia, IL
Knight, E/A, Inc. Chicago, IL
McGuire Engineers, Inc. Chicago, IL
Middough Oak Brook, KS
Milhouse Engineering & Construction, Inc. Chicago, IL
MEP Infrastructure Solutions, Inc. Chicago, IL
Primera Engineers, Ltd. Chicago, IL
Smith Seckman Reid, Inc. Wheaton, IL
SPAAN Tech, Inc. Chicago, IL
Stanley Consultants, Inc. Chicago, IL
The HOH Group Chicago, IL

The estimated amount reflects fees per fiscal year. There is no guarantee that any work will be assigned.

See attached file for complete BEP information.
The Chief Procurement Officer for this procurement is now Ben Bagby.
The State Purchasing Officer for this procurement is now John Knittle.
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Monday, August 19, 2019
Project Description
Professional Services Consultant to provide professional services, concentrated in mechanical / electrical / plumbing (MEP) services, on an open-ended basis for one fiscal year (beginning July 1, 2020 and ending on June 30, 2021) with options to renew for up to three additional fiscal year periods (July 1st through June 30th) with provisions for the adjustment of the consultant's 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 $2,500,000 or professional fees up to $500,000. 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. A partial list of those types would include academic, office, athletic, student services, student housing, retail, healthcare, research, and building infrastructure. Project cost, fees and aggregate fee may be amended with required approval.
Letter Submission
Qualifications and supporting materials will be accepted below until 4:00 PM, Friday September 6, 2019:
At the following address:
Office of Capital Planning and Project Management
1140 South Paulina, M/C 892
Deliver submittals to Room 204
Attn: William Bradford,; 312-996-9101
Chicago, IL 60612
Chief Procurement Officer - Ben Bagby
State Purchasing Officer - John Knittle
Only those firms which meet the following qualifications will be considered:
  • 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
  • PSS600C20002Ad.pdf (127 KB)
Other Public Documents
  • AwardPSCPSS600C20002-MEPRETAINERS.pdf (86 KB)