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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Chicago
QBS #PSS612-701-05

Request for Professional Services Qualifications (QBS): Sandi Port Errant Learning Center

Award Info
Published Wednesday October 19, 2005
Awarded to:
Consultant:  Smith Group
Amount:  $305,000
Terms:   One-time transaction
Number of Unsuccessful, Responsive Respondents: 4
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Thursday June 30, 2005
Project Description
The proposed project is focused on the renovation of approximately 13,400 GSF on the first, second and third floors of Grant Hall for new language labs, writing center, and multi-media classrooms.

Comprehensive remodeling of all building components and systems, including, but not limited to architectural, HVAC, electrical, plumbing and life safety will be required. Also included will be the complete removal and replacement of the existing exterior wall system and integration of a geothermal heating system. It is anticipated that the redesign of the exterior wall system and other building systems will be used as a model for future exterior rehabs of similar buildings on campus.

In general the goals for this project are to provide a facility that:
  • Provides a more welcoming environment both within and outside the classroom
  • Provides the University with learning spaces that are flexible, functional, and attractive
  • Provides places for students to study and relax between classes and during extended breaks
  • Is economically feasible for the University
  • Meets the functional and special design requirements of the programmed elements
  • Complies with all applicable safety and environmental requirements of the state, county and city agencies
  • Is energy efficient and sustainable based on the Leadership in Environmental and Energy Design (LEED) rating system
  • Is accessible and usable by the physically disabled
  • Meets all applicable codes and requirements
All investigative work, i.e.: surveys, soil borings, testing, etc. shall be by the selected A/E through reimbursable expenses.
Letter Submission
Qualifications and supporting materials will be accepted at the address below until 4:00 PM, Friday July 15, 2005:
The Office for Capital Programs
1140 S. Paulina Street M/C 892
ATTN: Ronald G. Giles, Director A/E Services
Chicago, IL 60612
Firms should submit 4 copies of the following: a letter of interest, a copy of its CDB prequalification letter, and a 255 form (section 8 should be modified to include additional information of relevant projects) and a copy of your current CDB prequalification applications. This form can be found on the CDB website at formspublications.shtml and once completed, shall be submitted to the address noted below.

Project Area:
GSF: Approx. 13,400

Project Budget: Approx. $4,500, 000

Construction Budget: Approx. $3,100,000

Project Contact
The Office for Capital Programs
1140 S. Paulina Street M/C 892
Chicago, IL 60612
ATTN: Ronald G. Giles, Director A/E Services (

The following project-related criteria will be used to evaluate the firms requesting consideration for selection:
  • Firm/Team Experience with academic learning centers and language labs
  • Experience with geothermal systems design is essential
  • Experience on projects that achieved LEED certification
  • Design creativity related to building exterior design (design may set standard for East Campus)
  • Quality and specific relevant experience of key staff assigned
  • Quality and specific relevant experience of consultants
  • Overall design quality of the projects submitted.
  • Prior performance of the firm, its assigned staff and consultants
  • Minority and Female Business Enterprise (MAFBE) status of Architect/Engineer and any Consultants
  • Experience with remodeling projects of a similar scope in an academic setting
  • Experience with publicly bid construction projects
  • Experience with 3D Building Information Modeling/Parametric Smart Object Modeling
  • Experience with grant application and processing
  • Ability to produce coordinated quality contract documents and methods for implementation
  • Commitment of principle or partner's involvement in project
  • Concern and methods for budget management and cost estimating
  • Demonstrated ability to meet tight project time schedule requirements
  • Quality of presentation
  • Current commitment of proposed staff and firm

For additional information, contact:

The University of Illinois at Chicago
312 413-8722

Minimum Qualifications
Only those firms which meet the following qualifications will be considered for selection:

  • Licensed to practice as an architect, engineer, or landscape architect in the State of Illinois
  • Prequalified with the State of Illinois Capital Development Board
  • Registered and authorized to do business in the State of Illinois
  • Utilization of AutoCAD compatible system
(Submitted by Kathe Shinham, State Purchasing Officer.)

Selection will be consistent with the Architectural, Engineering, and Land Surveying Qualifications Based Selection Act (30 ILCS 535/1).

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