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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Chicago
QBS #PSS605C19070

Request for Professional Services Qualifications (QBS): Replace Air Handlers & Booster Coils - SCE

Award Info Published Friday May 8, 2020
Awarded to:
Consultant: Interface Engineering Inc.,, Chicago, IL
Amount: $638,370
Section/Division: Professional Service (Unsuccessful, Responsive Respondents: 18)
Terms:  One-time transaction
Number of Unsuccessful, Responsive Respondents: 18
Unsuccessful, Responsive Respondents:
BRA Consulting Engineers Chicago, Illinois
CannonDesign Chicago, Illinois
Clark Dietz Inc. Champaign, Illinois
dbHMS Chicago, Illinois
Delta Engineering Group LLC Chicago, Illinois
DLR Group Chicago, Illinois
Enercon Ltd. dba Grumman/Butkus Associates Evanston, Illinois
Globetrotters Engineering Corporation d.b.a. GEC Design Group Chicago, Illinois
Harley Ellis Devereaux HED Chicago, Illinois
IMEG Corp. Naperville, Illinois
Interface Engineering Inc. Portland, Oregon
Kimley-Horn and Associates Inc. Lisle, Illinois
McGuire Engineers Chicago, Illinois
M.E.P. Infrastructure Solutions Inc. Chicago, Illinois
Primera Engineers Ltd. Chicago, Illinois
Shive-Hattery Chicago, Illinois
Stanley Consultants Inc. Muscatine, Iowa
Virtual Energy Solution Lagrange, Illinois

See attached file for 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.
This notice has been modified
Published Thursday December 5, 2019
This ad has been modified to remove the Small business goal for the procurement which was selected in error.

There is BEP goal of 20% for this procurement.
This notice has been modified
Published Wednesday November 27, 2019
This ad has been modified with the following changes:

Submittal due date is December 17, 2019 at 4:00 p.m.

A public walkthrough of the project scope will be held on Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at the Student Center East Tower, Room 603, 710 S. Halsted, Chicago.

This walkthrough is NOT mandatory.

First published Monday, November 4, 2019
Project Description
Professional Services Consultant (PSC) to provide Architectural and Engineering services for the replacement of mechanical equipment at Student Center East located at 750 S. Halsted Street, Chicago, Illinois. The PSC will provide full design services through completion of Contract Documents. The Professional Services Agreement may be amended to include Bidding, Construction Administration, On-site Observation, and Warranty phase services contingent upon campus funding to proceed with the project into these phases. The project scope includes the replacement of (7) seven aging built-up air handling units (AHU) and two (2) exhaust fans (EF), as well as any associated electrical infrastructure (disconnects, motor controllers, panelboards, distribution system equipment) and components required to facilitate their replacements. This mechanical equipment is original to the building (>50 years old) and is well past its useful service life. The scope of work may include, but is not limited to, demolition, removal and replacement of all HVAC equipment identified for this project, ductwork and piping connections to each unit, removal and reinstallation of walls, louvers, etc. for equipment access, surface and finish restoration of areas disturbed by work, installation of a new Tridium Niagara 4 DDC/BAS system, and retrofitting the electrical distribution system to accommodate new equipment. This project will be executed in multiple phases based on funding availability and constructability constraints and each area of the building impacted by this work needs to remain fully functional and operational.

Project Location: Student Center East, 750 South Halsted Street, Chicago, IL 60612.

A public walkthrough of the project scope area will be held on Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. This will be at Student Center East Tower, Rm 603, 710 South Halsted St., Chicago. This is NOT mandatory.

See attached file for more information.
Letter Submission
Qualifications and supporting materials will be accepted below until 4:00 PM, Tuesday December 17, 2019:
At the following address:
Office of Capital Planning and Project Management
1140 South Paulina, Room 204, M/C 892
Attn:William Bradford,,312-996-9101
Chicago, IL 60612

For instructions on how to obtain a comprehensive purchase description, disclosure or contract forms, contact:
Amy McGinness
807 S Wright St Ste 340
Champaign, IL 61820
Phone: (217) 244-4483
Chief Procurement Officer - Ben Bagby
State Purchasing Officer - John Knittle
Only those firms which meet the following qualifications will be considered:
  • There is a 20 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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  • PSS605C19070Ad.pdf (128 KB)
  • PSS605C19070AdRev.pdf (188 KB)
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  • PSS605C19070MAFBEExcelSheet.pdf (98 KB)
  • PSS605C19070NoticeofAward.pdf (171 KB)