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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Chicago
QBS #PSS999-700-05
Request for Professional Services Qualifications (QBS): UIH/OCC Remodeling/Renovations
First published Tuesday, January 25, 2005
Qualifications and supporting materials will be accepted at the address below until 4:00 PM, Wednesday February 9, 2005:

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
207 Henry Administration Building
506 South Wright Street
Urbana, IL 61801-3684

Project Name
UIH/OCC Remodeling/Renovations

Description of Project
This project will employ architectural and engineering services to develop a feasibility study for the remodeling/upgrade/renovation of various areas within the University of Illinois Hospital and Outpatient Care Center. Renovation/remodeling in the University of Illinois Hospital may include Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Sleep Lab, SICU & NICU, Surgery, Imaging, GI & Cardiology. In the Outpatient Care Center renovation/remodeling may include low intensity medical, administrative offices, Radiology, Orthopedic and MRI reconfiguration. General building upgrades may include a new lobby, northwest building area in-fill and fourth floor in-fill at the University of Illinois Hospital and remodeling/renovation of public spaces at the Outpatient Care Center.

Upon approval of the feasibility study, the retained architect/engineer will then be responsible for the completion of the schematic design phase for each of the various areas/projects and acting as master architect for the entire project. The master architect will provide oversight and expertise as necessary to assure design continuity through the work of multiple A/E firms (the University intends to select multiple A/E firms (architects of record) to complete the various renovation/remodeling/in-fill projects). The master architect will also coordinate its efforts with a commissioning engineer(s) also to be independently selected to manage commissioning of the various areas/projects.

The initial commission may be limited to the preparation of the feasibility study only, pending availability of funding and project approval.

Project Area

Project Budget
Approx. $76,400,000
Construction Budget: $ T.B.D.

The following project-related criteria will be used to evaluate the firms requesting consideration for selection:

  • Architect/Engineer/Consultant experience in the preparation of feasibility studies and the remodeling/renovation/in-fill of similar hospital and outpatient facilities.
  • Experience with managing the work of other architects/engineers for similar projects.
  • Quality and specific relevant experience of key staff assigned
  • Current engagements/workload of firm and assigned staff
  • Ability to produce coordinated quality contract documents and methods for implementation.
  • Concern and methods for budget management and cost estimating.
  • Commitment of principal or partner's involvement in project.
  • Appropriate staff size and disciplines.
  • Prior performance of the firm, its assigned staff and consultants.
  • Consultants appropriate for this project and acceptable to the University.
  • Quality of presentation.
  • MAFBE Status of architect/engineer and any consultants.
Professional Services Consultant Submittal
Firms should submit four copies of the following: a letter of interest, a copy of its CDB pre-qualification 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 dedline for receipt is 4:00 p.m., Wednesday, February 9, 2005
University of Illinois
1140 South Paulina Street
Chicago, IL 60612-7215
ATTN: Ronald G. Giles, Director A/E Services (

Interested firms should not forward brochures or other data until notified by the Office for Capital Programs, University of Illinois at Chicago.

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 dated 8/2/93.)Use the letter of interest to provide any additional information or description of resources supporting your firm's qualifications. (This was formerly Section 16 of the CDB SF 255 dated 8/2/93.)

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 in the State of Illinois.
  • Pre-qualified with the State of Illinois Capital Development Board
  • Registered and authorized to do business in the State of Illinois
  • Utilization of AutoCAD compatible system (with 3D modeling preferred)
(Submitted by Kathe Shinham, State Purchasing Officer.)

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

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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