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University of Illinois at Chicago
QBS #PSS644C08033
Request for Professional Services Qualifications (QBS): SRC Fire Alarm and Sprinkler System
Award InfoPublished Wednesday July 30, 2008
Awarded to:
Consultant: BSA LifeStructures, Inc., Chicago, IL
Amount: $382,945
Terms:  One-time transaction
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, March 28, 2008
Project Description
The existing fire pump currently serving only building 644W will be upgraded to a size that will be able to protect the entire 4 building Student Residence and Commons Complex. Distribution piping will be extended to the 3 buildings which are currently not protected by fire sprinklers. The existing outdated fire alarm systems in all these buildings will be removed and replaced with new addressable fire alarms systems.

Please see the attached files for more information.
Letter Submission
Qualifications and supporting materials will be accepted at the address below until 4:00 PM, Monday April 14, 2008:

The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois
c/o Office for Capital Programs
1140 South Paulina Street
Attn: John D. Hiltscher ( 312-413-1360
Chicago, IL 60612-7215

Only those firms which meet the following qualifications will be considered:
  • Licensed to practice as an architect, landscape architect, or engineer in the State of Illinois.
  • Pre-qualified with the State of Illinois Capital Development Board.
  • Registered and authorized to do business in the State of Illinois.
  • Utilize an AutoCAD compatible system to provide documents.
Selection will be consistent with the Architectural, Engineering, and Land Surveying Qualifications Based Selection Act (30 ILCS 535/1).

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