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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University Office of Capital Programs and Real Estate Services
QBS #PSS999-700-05MasArch-PM
Request for Professional Services Qualifications (QBS): Master Architect/Program Management Services
First published Thursday, October 6, 2005
Qualifications and supporting materials will be accepted at the address below until 4:00 PM, Monday October 31, 2005:

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

The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois hereby requests qualifications from professional services consultants to provide professional services in connection with the Master Architect/Program Management Services forNew University of Illinois Clinical Tower and Associated Reconfiguration of Existing Facilities Taylor Street at Wood Street, The University of Illinois at Chicago.

Description of Project
The University of Illinois at Chicago is seeking a qualified Master Architect/Program Management Team of professional consultants to undertake the detailed planning, design and construction of the proposed new construction and Reconfiguration projects for the University of Illinois Hospital. The services the Team will provide include, but are not limited to, architectural and engineering services through schematic design, and master architect/program management, construction management and commissioning from planning through warranty services. Architects of record for this project will be selected at a later date.

The site for the proposed new building is on Taylor Street south of the current hospital building. The conceptual planning calls for a building of seven above grade floors and one below grade floor plus mechanical levels on a 50,000 GSF footprint. A portion of the building area may be constructed as shell only for future build-out. The project also includes connections to the existing hospital and outpatient care buildings. Primary disciplines include ophthalmology and ENT clinical space, acute patient beds, outpatient imaging and surgery services, SICU & NICU, clinical pathology and outpatient pharmacy.

The reconfiguration portion of the project includes two additions to the existing hospital and significant remodeling and renovation of the existing hospital and out patient facilities. Primary disciplines included in the reconfiguration in the University of Illinois Hospital may include, but not be limited to, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Surgery, Imaging, GI & Cardiology, Cafeteria and Conference areas. In the Outpatient Care Center the reconfiguration may include, but not be limited to, low intensity medical, administrative offices, Radiology, Orthopedic and MRI suites. Additions to UIH include a new lobby at the southwest plaza and space for various program expansions at the northwest plaza. The above is not a complete list of the areas within the hospital and outpatient care building that will be included in the project. It is anticipated that the selected team will provide services for the UIH/OCC Reconfiguration portion of the assignment from planning through warranty services.

Project Area:GSF: 400,000 New + Reconfiguration area T.B.D.
Project Area:NASF: T.B.D.
Project Budget: Approx. $ T.B.D.
Construction Budget: Approx. $ T.B.D.

Please refer to the attached file for an expanded version of this notice which includes additional information regarding this project including specific submittal requirements.

Pre-Submission Conference
A Pre-Submission Conference will be held on Thursday, October 20, 2005, 9:30 a.m., at the Student Center East Building in room 206AB, located at 750 South Halsted. Persons attending the Pre-Submission Conference should have already familiarized themselves with the Request for Qualifications.

Professional Services Consultant Submittal
Firms should submit 7 copies of the Stage One RFQ Submittals (please refer to the attached file for information related to the specific submittal requirements for this project), 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) and a copy of your current CDB prequalifications applications. This form can be found on the CDB website at formspublications.shtml and once completed, shall be submitted to the address noted below.

The deadline for receipt of Stage One RFQ submittals is 4:00 PM on Monday, October 31, 2005.

For full consideration, interested firms should identify, at the time of submittal, all consultants anticipated to perform a significant role within the proposed team of professional consultants.

The University of Illinois encourages the participation of minority-and female-owned firms and consultants.

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).

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
The following project-related criteria will be used to evaluate the firms requesting consideration for selection:
  • Current commitments of proposed staff and firm
  • Overall design quality of the projects submitted
  • Prior experience with projects at the University level
  • Please refer to the attached file for additional evaluation criteria.

(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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