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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Chicago
RFI #PSS957-700-04

Request for Information: Two-story Addition and Renovation

Award Info
Published Friday February 18, 2005
Awarded to:
Vendor:  The Austin Company (AAC Design-Builders, Inc. d/b/a/ Austin AECOM)
Amount:  $59,900
Terms:   One-time transaction
Number of Unsuccessful, Responsive Bidders: 4
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Wednesday September 1, 2004
Sealed responses will be accepted at the address below until 4:00 PM, Friday September 17, 2004:
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 architectural services to develop a feasibility study to construct 2 floors on top of the existing Lions of Illinois Eye Research Institute Building. A structural and code analysis is required. Each floor would be approximately 14,500 GSF for a total of 29,000 GSF additional research space. Renovation of current space is included in the scope of work. Experience in NIH grant documentation/submission is also required.

The initial commission will be limited to the preparation of the feasibility study. Upon approval of the Project by the Board of Trustees, the retained architect would be considered for completion of the balance of the project.

Professional Services Consultant Submittals
Firms should submit four copies of the following: a letter of interest, a copy of its CDB pre-qualification letter, and a 255 form (use CDB SF 255 latest version) by 4:00 PM, Friday, September 17 2004 addressed to:

Project Contact
University of Illinois
1140 South Paulina Street
Chicago, IL 60612-7222
ATTN: Ronald G. Giles, Director A/E Services (

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

Minimum Qualifications
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
(Submitted by Kathe Shinham, State Purchasing Officer.)

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