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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Chicago
QBS #PSS600C21015

Request for Professional Services Qualifications (QBS): Commissioning Retainer

This notice has been modified
Published Tuesday December 8, 2020

A REVISED Ad has been attached to more clearly indicate electronic bidding only.
First published Thursday, December 3, 2020
Project Description
Professional Services Consultant to provide professional services, concentrated in commissioning services for building systems for remodeling 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 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 $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. 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, Thursday January 7, 2021:
At the following address:
via Electronic Bid ONLY
na, na 60612
via Electronic Bidding
For instructions on how to obtain a comprehensive purchase description, disclosure or contract forms, 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
  • PSS600C21015Ad.pdf (143 KB)
  • PSS600C21015AdRev.pdf (210 KB)