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University of Illinois at Chicago
QBS #PSS699C13054
Request for Professional Services Qualifications (QBS): South Campus Synthetic Turf
Award InfoPublished Tuesday February 4, 2014
Awarded to:
Consultant: SmithGroup JJR Inc., Chicago, IL
Amount: $198,000
An estimated start date of 2/28/2014 through 4/1/2016
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 Monday, June 17, 2013
Project Description
The project consists of converting natural turf to synthetic surface on two existing Softball/Soccer Recreation Fields located on UIC’s South Campus for intramural sports. New synthetic turf installation to include removal of existing turf/soil, design new synthetic turf system including new field drainage system (to meet the requirements of the City of Chicago, Storm Water Management Ordinance) and evaluate and design storm water runoff (during heavy rains) to alleviate contributing to flooding of the Flames Athletic Center (FAC) tennis courts (possible need for detention). Other considerations are:
•Maximize the synthetic turf area to minimize maintenance
•Use high quality turf product with long service life. Field area to be marked for both intermural soccer and softball with the softball infill area color brown
•One NCAA regulation soccer field marking if possible
•The existing walkway, fencing, spectator stands, restrooms and lighting will remain.
Project location: 14th Place and Morgan St., Chicago, IL

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, Tuesday July 2, 2013:

Office for Capital Programs - UIC
1140 South Paulina, M/C 892 Room 204
Attention: John Hiltscher,; 312-413-1360
Chicago, IL 60612-7215

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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  • PSS699C13054ad.pdf (69 KB)