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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Chicago
RFI #PSS999-800-04

Request for Information: Fire Protection Upgrades

Award Info
Published Monday September 20, 2004
Awarded to:
Vendor:  KJWW Engineering Consultants, Rock Island, IL
Amount:  An amount to be determined
Terms:   One-time transaction
Number of Unsuccessful, Responsive Bidders: 3
The contract price is being negotiated with CDB.
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Monday April 19, 2004
Sealed responses will be accepted at the address below until 4:00 PM, Tuesday May 4, 2004:
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
207 Henry Administration Building
506 South Wright Street
Urbana, IL 61801-3684

Description of Project
This project consists of infrastructure upgrades to the fire alarm systems and the installation of a fire suppression system (sprinklers) in both buildings. The scope of work includes the replacement of the existing fire pumps, controllers and wiring, and sprinkler distribution throughout the buildings, a new fire alarm system and the removal of the existing obsolete fire alarm system and an automatic elevator recall system. System designs shall be ADA compliant and meet both NFPA and local code requirements.

Professional Services Consultant Submittals
Firms should submit four copies of the following: a letter of interest, a copy of its CDB prequalification letter, and a 255 form (use latest CDB SF form) by 4:00 PM, May 4, 2004 addressed to:

University of Illinois
Office for Capital Programs
1140 South Paulina Street, M/C 892
Chicago, IL 60612-7215
ATTN: Ronald G. Giles (

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

For additional information, contact:

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
217 333-1232

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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