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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
QBS #PSSU06029
Request for Professional Services Qualifications (QBS): Applied Life Studies-Feasibility Study
First published Thursday, October 20, 2005
Project Description
The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois hereby requests qualifications from professional services consultants to provide professional services in connection with the Applied Life Studies-Feasibility Study project.

Description of Project
The College of Applied Life Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign seeks the interest of qualified architects and engineers to assist with the execution of a feasibility study intended to both document existing facilities and programs, as well as anticipate and plan for modifications and expansions to its programs and facilities.

Academic units within the College include the departments of Kinesiology and Community Health, Recreation, Sport, and Tourism, Speech and Hearing Science; one research unit, The Disability Research Institute; and one service unit, the Division of Disability Resources and Education Services. This study will also evaluate existing library and administrative functions. The Department of Speech & Hearing Sciences also operates two clinics as a part of its academic training. The Motorcycle Rider Program is an additional service unit within A.L.S. Enrollment in the College is approximately 2000 undergraduate and 500 graduate students.

Central to this study will be the need to address an ongoing evolution and expansion of research programs within the college and a corresponding need to creatively address associated space planning issues. A variety of additional issues will be addressed. For example, inadequate laboratory space will necessitate the need to identify new research space, the Speech and Hearing program is anticipated to outgrow its current facilities as it doubles its current size, a potential increase in available program space within Huff Hall will require a planning effort to determine adaptive reuse of that space, and the Rehabilitation Services program is currently located on the periphery of the campus, presenting adjacency and accessibility issues.

Existing campus buildings which will be included in the scope of this study include, but may not be limited to: Huff Hall (160,000 gsf), Freer Hall (94,000 gsf), Speech and Hearing (30,000), and Rehabilitation Services (43,000 gsf).
Letter Submission
Qualifications and supporting materials will be accepted at the address below until 4:00 PM, Friday November 4, 2005:

Facilities & Services
Attention: Edward J. Scopel, A.I.A.
1501 South Oak Street
Urbana, IL 61801-3684

Project Area:GSF: TBD

Project Area:NASF:TBD

Project Budget: TBD

Construction Budget: N/A

Professional Services Consultant Submittal
Firms should submit four hard copies and one electronic copy of a CDB SF 255 form (section 8 should be modified to include additional information of relevant projects) and four hard copies plus one electronic copy of your current CDB prequalification application. 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
Attention: Edward J. Scopel, A.I.A.
Associate Campus Architect

Direct all inquiries to Edward J. Scopel at the following e-mail address:

The deadline for receipt of both hard and electronic submittals is 4:00 p.m., Friday, November 4, 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 PRZM 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
The following project-related criteria will be used to evaluate the firms requesting consideration for selection:
  • Prior experience with projects at the University or institutional level
  • Prior experience with projects of similar scope, size, and complexity
  • Overall qualifications of the proposed team of consultants
  • Current commitments of proposed staff and firm
  • M.A.F.B.E. participation
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.

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 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.)

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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