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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois Facilities Planning and Programs
RFP #PSS921-500-05

Request for Proposal: the Structural Analysis of West Steam Tunnel

Award Info
Published Friday August 26, 2005
Awarded to:
Vendor:  The CTL Group
Amount:  $102,500
Terms:   One-time transaction
Number of Unsuccessful, Responsive Respondents: 10
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Wednesday January 19, 2005
Sealed responses will be accepted at the address below until 4:00 PM, Friday February 18, 2005:
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
207 Henry Administration Building
506 South Wright Street
Urbana, IL 61801-3684

Description of Project
This project will consist of providing architectural/engineering services for surveying and analyzing areas of structural failures in existing west side steam tunnel, including recommendations, prioritization, and cost estimates.

Project Area

Project Budget
Construction Budget: N/A

Professional Services Consultant Submittals
Firms should submit 6 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). This form can be found on the CDB Web site at and once completed, shall be submitted to the address noted below. The deadline for receipt is 4:00 p.m. on Friday, February 18, 2005

Project Contact
University of Illinois at Chicago (M/C 270)
Facilities Management, Physical Plant Dept.
Contract Administration Office
1140 South Morgan Street, Room B30
Chicago, Illinois 60607-4173
Attn: Prudence V. Smith (

The submission of 6 copies of each item prepared in response to the Quality Based Selection (QBS) will facilitate review by the University's selection committee.

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

Interested firms should not forward brochures or other data until notified by Office for Planning and Budgeting, University of Illinois at Chicago.


  • Section 8 & 9 should be modified to include additional information of relevant projects.
  • Indicate in the letter of interest, the personnel count of the prime firm's parent and branch offices. (This was formerly Section 9 of the CDB SF 255 date 08/02/93.)
  • Use the letter of interest to provide any additional information or description of resources supporting your firm's qualification. (This was formerly Section 16 of the CDB SF 255 dated 08/02/93.)

Only those firms which meet the following qualifications will be considered for selection:
  • Licensed to practice as an architect/engineer 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
The following project-related criteria will be used to evaluate the firms requesting consideration for selection:
  • Prior experience with structural failure analysis and remedial design of utility distribution tunnels and piping systems.
  • Knowledge of structural issues present in utility distribution systems.
  • Appropriate disciplines and staff experience on similar projects.
  • Minority Business Enterprise/Female Business Enterprise status of Engineer and any consultant(s).
(Submitted by Kathe Shinham, State Purchasing Officer.)

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