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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Chicago
QBS #PSS932C19079

Request for Professional Services Qualifications (QBS): Replace Mechanical Equipment BRL

Published Friday March 4, 2022
Consultant: Affiliated Engineers, Inc.
Amendment Amount: $131,250
Provide additional professional consultant services for the following phases of work: Design Development, Construction Documents, and Construction.

The Chief Procurement Officer for this procurement is now John Donato.
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.

Award Info Published Thursday February 20, 2020

Affiliated Engineers, Inc.Chicago, IL

  • Amount: $731,500
  • Section: Professional Service (unsuccessful, responsive bidders: 15)
  • Terms: One-time transaction

Unsuccessful respondents (15)

Buyer for this procurement: Amy McGinness, (217) 244-4483

Chief procurement officer for this procurement: Ben Bagby

State purchasing officer for this procurement: John Knittle

Unsuccessful, Responsive Respondents:
A. Epstein and Sons International Inc. Chicago, Illinois
Bailey Edward Design Inc. Chicago, Illinois
Baird Rao + Athanas Consulting Engineers LLC Chicago, Illinois
Clark Dietz Inc. Champaign, Illinois
DLR Group Chicago, Illinois
Enercon Ltd. (dba Grumman/Butkus Associates) Evanston, Illinois
Globetrotters Engineering Corporation Chicago, Illinois
Henneman Engineering Inc. Champaign, Illinois
IMEG Corp. Naperville, Illinois
Interface Engineering Inc. Chicago, Illinois
Kimley-Horn and Associates Inc. Lisle, Illinois
Milhouse Engineering and Construction Chicago, Illinois
M.E.P. Infrastructure Solutions Inc. Chicago, Illinois
Primera Engineers Chicago, Illinois
The HOH Group, Chicago, Illinois

See attached file for complete BEP information.

The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.

First published Wednesday, April 24, 2019
Project Description
Professional Services Consultant (PSC) to provide Architectural and Engineering services for the Biological Research Laboratory (BRL) located at 1840 West Taylor Street, Chicago, Illinois. The PSC will provide full design services through completion of Contract Documents. The Professional Services Agreement may be amended to include Bidding, Construction Administration, On-site Observation and Warranty phase services contingent upon campus/grant funding. The objective of the proposed project is to upgrade the existing Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing infrastructure serving the BRL, to correct deficiencies that are present, and to meet energy performance requirements. The scope of the work may include, but is not limited to, addressing roof leaks, demolition, removal and replacement of all existing HVAC units, exhaust fans, ducts, piping, and chilled water pumps, removal and reinstallation of walls, louvers, etc. for equipment lifts and surface and finish restoration of areas disturbed by the work, new domestic water system, new PRV system, replacement of all re-heat coils, installation of new pressure independent air valves, humidification, installation of new Tridium Niagara 4 DDC/BAS system, retrofitting switch gear and replacement of branch feeds and MCC, and new light fixtures in selected areas. The Project will be executed while the balance of the facility remains fully functional 24/7.

Project Location: 1840 West Taylor Street, Chicago, IL 60612

See attached for more information.
Letter Submission
Qualifications and supporting materials will be accepted below until 5:00 PM, Friday May 17, 2019:
At the following address:
Office of Capital Planning and Project Management UIC
1140 South Paulina, M/C 892
Attn: William Bradford,, 312-996-9101
Chicago, IL 60612
State Purchasing Officer - John Knittle
Only those firms which meet the following qualifications will be considered:
  • 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
  • PSS932C19079ad.pdf (126 KB)
Other Public Documents
  • Amendment1932C19079ReplaceMechanicalEquipment-BRLCN-00071011.pdf (3 MB)
  • AwardPSCPSS932C19079-ReplaceMechanicalEquipment-BRL.pdf (171 KB)
  • BEPInfoPSS932-C19079.pdf (97 KB)