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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Chicago
QBS #PSS600C21013

Request for Professional Services Qualifications (QBS): Life Safety Retainer

Award Info Published Friday April 9, 2021

Clark DietzChampaign, IL

  • Amount: An estimated $1,000,000
  • BEP [25% / $0]
  • Terms: An estimated start date of 7/1/2021 through 6/30/2022
  • Renewals: 3 one-year
  • Potential Future Renewals: $1,000,000

Wiss, Janney, Elstner AssociatesSpringfield, IL

  • Amount: An estimated $1,000,000
  • BEP [30% / $0]
  • Terms: An estimated start date of 7/1/2021 through 6/30/2022
  • Renewals: 3 one-year
  • Potential Future Renewals: $1,000,000

Unsuccessful respondents (5)



7 total

2 successful respondents

5 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.

This notice has been modified
Published Monday December 14, 2020

A REVISED Ad has been attached to clarify electronic bidding only.
First published Wednesday, December 9, 2020
Project Description

Professional Services Consultant to provide professional services, concentrating in Life Safety matters, including but not limited to, Fire Alarm Systems, Fire Sprinkler Systems, Code Analysis, etc. in existing and new building projects on an open-ended basis for one fiscal year (beginning July 1, 2021 and ending on June 30, 2022) with options to renew for up to three additional fiscal 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 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.

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, Friday January 15, 2021:
At the following address:
Electronic Bid Only
Chicago, IL 60612
via Electronic Bidding

For additional information or any questions, please contact William Bradford, Associate Director at or 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.
  • 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
  • PSS600C21013Ad.pdf (128 KB)
  • PSS600C21013AdRev.pdf (200 KB)
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