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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois Facilities Planning and Programs
RFP #PSS975-700-05-02

Request for Information: Commissioning Services for Neurobiology Lab

Award Info
Published Wednesday May 11, 2005
Awarded to:
Vendor:  EYP Mission Critical Facilities, Inc.
Amount:  $39,990
Terms:   One-time transaction
Number of Unsuccessful, Responsive Bidders: 2
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Wednesday May 11, 2005
Sealed responses will be accepted at the address below until 4:00 PM, Thursday May 26, 2005:
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
207 Henry Administration Building
506 South Wright Street
Urbana, IL 61801-3684

Description of Project
Provide commissioning services for the remodeling of approximately 22,000 s.f. of existing lab and office space on the 2nd and 3rd floors of the Psychiatric Institute into Behavioral Neurobiology laboratories and support spaces for the Department of Psychiatry.

The Center is composed of the following laboratories, Biobehavioral Testing, Molecular Neurobiology, Genetics and Development, Pharmacology, Neuroimmunology/Neuroanatomy and Histology.

The existing space has not been renovated since the building was constructed in 1959. The scope of work will include a complete gut and remodel of the space including modifications to the existing: plumbing, heating, piping, temperature control, ventilation, electrical, fire alarm, telecommunications and sprinkler systems. In addition, the scope will include installation of new air handling units serving the 2nd and 3rd floors and the installation of a new laboratory exhaust system serving the west wing of the building.

The following list includes some, but not all of the typical services that may be required of the commissioning engineer selected:

  • Design Phase Commissioning Services
  • Construction Administration Phase Commissioning Services
  • On-Site Observation / Acceptance Phase Commissioning Services
  • Services shall be performed in coordination with the Architects, Engineers, and other consultants retained independently by the University
  • Close coordination with the Office for Capital Programs and University staff involved in the project

This project is partially funded by a National Institute of Health (NIH) grant.

Project Area:GSF: Approx. 22,000
Project Area:NASF:Approx. 15,500
Project Budget:$6,600,000
Construction Budget: $5,000,000

Firms should submit four (4) hard copies and one identical electronic copy of a CDB SF 255 form (section 8 should be modified to include additional information of relevant projects). Electronic copy shall be submitted (in pdf format), using the following URL to complete and submit the form:

Hard copy (This form can be found on the CDB website at formspublications.shtml) once completed, shall be submitted to the address noted below.

Project Contact
The Office for Capital Programs
1140 S. Paulina Street M/C 892
Chicago, IL 60612
ATTN: Ronald G. Giles, Director A/E Services

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

The deadline for receipt of both hard and electronic submittals is 4:00 p.m., Thursday, May 26, 2005.

The project will be administered using the owner?s web-based project management system. PRZM was developed to maximize the potential of the Internet in allowing project team members to access and exchange project information. PRZM supports team collaboration in management and interaction, as well as a team member empowerment on a multi-layer security system.

Minimum user requirements are as follows:

  • Personal Computer: Microprocessor speed of 100mhz or higher, 32Mb RAM, and a monitor capable of at least 800 x 600 pixel resolution.
  • Internet Browser: Microsoft Internet Explorer version 4.0 or higher is recommended.
  • E-mail: PRZM requires the user to have a valid e-mail account.
  • Software: At various stages of PRZM, users will be required to attach their documents to PRZM.
  • Computer-Aided Drawing (CAD) viewer

For additional information, contact:

The University of Illinois at Chicago
312 413-8722

Minimum Qualifications
Only those firms which meet the following qualifications will be considered for selection:

  • Licensed to practice as an Architect, Engineer, or Landscape Architect 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 (3D modeling capability is preferred)

The following project-related criteria will be used to evaluate the firms requesting consideration for selection:
  • Firm and staff experience in commissioning projects of a similar size and complexity
  • Approach to project commissioning
  • Expertise in building systems
  • Specific expertise in building controls systems
  • Project Team (Firm & Staff) qualifications
  • Firm/Staff capacity - Current engagements/workload of firm and assigned staff
  • Experience with laboratory projects
  • Proximity to University of Illinois at Chicago Campus
  • Experience working with NIH
  • MAFBE Status of Engineer and any Consultants

  • (Submitted by Kathe Shinham, State Purchasing Officer.)

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