University of Illinois at Chicago
Request for Professional Services Qualifications (QBS): Replace Windows - Student Center East Tower
First published Wednesday, March 31, 2021
The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois is seeking a professional services consultant team for Replace Windows - Student Center East Tower (SCET) project. The project will begin with a Conceptual Design Study for window replacement from the 4th floor up to the 8th floor. The Conceptual Phase will determine the building design and will confirm the construction budget and construction phasing. A faade inspection and energy analysis will be done as part of the Conceptual Design Study. After a successful Conceptualization Phase and following the University of Illinois Board of Trustees approval, it is the University's intent to utilize the Professional Services Consultant firm for the remainder of the project for design development, construction documents, bidding and construction administration professional services for each of the construction phases that are defined in this Conceptual Design Study.
SCET is located at 710 South Halsted Street and is one of the original Walter Netsch designed buildings. The windows are set into the concrete faade, allowing for no thermal expansion and leads to cracked glazing. Wind, water, and weather seep through the cracks causing further damage to the interior of the building. The request is to remove the slotted windows and replacement with a curtain wall type system.
The SCET Window Replacement project will require a consultant with expertise in faade inspections, concrete construction, and curtain wall design. The project team to include a cost estimator and project scheduler.
Please see attached file for complete details and electronic bidding information.
Qualifications and supporting materials will be accepted below until 4:00 PM, Wednesday April 21, 2021:
At the following address:
via Electronic Bidding Only
Chicago, IL 60612
via Electronic Bidding
For additional information, questions, instructions on how to obtain a comprehensive purchase description, disclosure or contract forms, please contact:
William Bradford, Associate Director
For instructions on how to obtain a comprehensive purchase description, disclosure or contract forms, contact:
Chief Procurement Officer - John Donato
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.
- 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.