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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Chicago
QBS #PSS615C22099

Request for Professional Services Qualifications (QBS): Renovate Taft Hall

This notice has been modified
Published Friday October 28, 2022
This Addendum 01 supplements the original Request for Professional Services Qualifications and shall be taken into account when preparing the Professional Services Consultant Submittal. This Addendum provides information regarding a previously completed Programming Study - Space Plan Document for UIC Taft Hall and does not alter the previously published Qualifications Submittal due date.
First published Thursday, October 27, 2022
Project Description
The University of Illinois Chicago is seeking a Professional Services Consultant (PSC) to lead the design of the renovation of approximately 27,000 GSF of space on the first, second and third floors of Taft Hall for formal learning spaces with integrated multimedia, informal learning spaces/lounges, restrooms, and accommodations for a possible campus tenant suite on the first floor. Additionally, for accessible access to the third floor of Taft, the existing second floor walkway that connects to Burnham Hall will be reclad and expanded to provide an enclosed walkway on the third floor.

The project will include a comprehensive remodeling of all building components and systems including, but not limited to, architectural, HVAC, electrical, AV and IT related infrastructure, plumbing, and life safety. Achieving net-zero energy and water consumption through evaluation of geothermal and solar PV, among other renewable technologies, will be investigated. This project will also seek to completely remove and replace the exterior wall cladding systems. This project will achieve a minimum of LEED Gold Certification.

In general, the goals for this project are to provide a facility that: a. Provides an energizing and more welcoming environment both within and outside the classrooms b. Provides the University with learning spaces that support active learning, are flexible for hybrid learning, functional, and attractive c. Provides informal learning spaces for students outside the classrooms to engage instructors and peers, and study and relax between classes d. Meets the functional and University design requirements of the programmed elements including acoustics, light levels, and integrated AV equipment e. Complies with current code requirements regarding restroom capacity, fixture counts, etc. f. Is economically feasible for the Universitys energy efficiency and sustainability goals based on the Leadership in Environmental and Energy Design (LEED) rating system g. Is accessible and usable by people of all mobilities h. Meets all applicable codes and requirements, including University design standards.

See attached for complete details.
Letter Submission
Qualifications and supporting materials will be accepted below until 4:00 PM, Wednesday November 16, 2022:
At the following address:
via electronic bidding
Chicago, IL 60612
via Electronic Bidding
Officially recognized timestamped submittal date will be the electronic copy of the packet, organized and with electronic bookmarks as indicated above, shall be submitted in pdf format, using the URL to complete and submit the information. The electronic copy shall be submitted using the web at the URL listed and will not be accepted via email.

The electronic submittal is the official submittal of record. Firms shall be disqualified if an electronic submittal is not received. Firms shall notify contact person above of any technical problems PRIOR to the time/date the submittal is due.
Contact Information:
William D. Bradford
Associate Director
via electronic bidding
Chicago, IL 60612
Phone: (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 - Bridget McHatton
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.
  • 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.

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Specification Documents
  • PSS615C22099Ad.pdf (228 KB)
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  • PSS615C22099Add1CoverSheet.pdf (104 KB)
  • PSS615C22099Addendum1.pdf (3 MB)