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University of Illinois at Chicago
QBS #PSS610C14042
Request for Professional Services Qualifications (QBS): East CoGen Cooling Tower Replacement
Award Info Published Tuesday October 6, 2015
Awarded to:
Consultant: Burns and McDonnell Engineering Company, Inc., Downers Grove, IL
Amount: $617,600
An estimated start date of 10/21/2015 through 6/1/2017
Number of Unsuccessful, Responsive Respondents: 2
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Friday, May 22, 2015
Project Description
The project consists of replacing the existing Cooling Tower and supporting infrastructure at the East Cogeneration Facility located at the corner of Morgan and Taylor Streets. The scope of work includes: Demolition, and removal of the existing tower and abandoned above and below grade piping and electrical infrastructure; supply and install of the replacement cooling tower- packaged unit/s, supporting structures, infrastructure and accessories including above and below grade piping and accessories, instrumentation, fire detection and suppression systems; replacement or refurbishing of concrete basin, circulating condenser water pumps, motor and associated piping and instrumentation; reconfiguration and restoration of existing space, surfaces and finishes to accommodate the new cooling tower; replacement piping, control system hardware and integration, side stream filtration system, automatic balancing valves, and modification of electrical plant; new motor control center and variable frequency drive, power cabling, raceway; new chemical treatment system; and replacement switchgear.

Please see the attached file for more information.
Letter Submission
Qualifications and supporting materials will be accepted at the address below until 4:00 PM, Thursday June 11, 2015:

Office for Capital Programs - UIC
1140 South Paulina, M/C 892
Attention: Gregory P. Quinn,; 312-996-3295
Chicago, IL 60612

State Purchasing Officer - John Knittle
Only those firms which meet the following qualifications will be considered:
  • There is a BEP goal for this procurement. See solicitation documentation for details.
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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