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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
QBS #PSSU06030

Request for Professional Services Qualifications (QBS): Materials Science and Engineering Bldg, Phase IIA

This notice has been modified
Published Sunday November 27, 2005
The bid opening date has been changed to November 10, 2005.
First published Wednesday, October 26, 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 Materials Science and Engineering Building, Phase IIA Remodeling project.
The College of Engineering, over the past several years, has undertaken the staged remodeling of the Materials and Science and Engineering Building (MSEB), a 1908 building on the Urbana-Champaign campus. MSEB is the home to the Materials Science and Engineering Department.

The next phase of renovation, defined as phase IIA, will connect the former machine shop area, now accessible only through a classroom, to the remainder of the ground floor and will renovate it for office occupancy. This step will both provide office space for the department, as well as provide swing space in anticipation of the future phase III project.

Architectural and mechanical/electrical/plumbing professional services will be required, and the resulting construction project will include selective demolition, general work, plumbing, heating, ventilation, electrical, and fire protection work.
Letter Submission
Qualifications and supporting materials will be accepted at the address below until 4:00 PM, Thursday, November 10, 2005:
Facilities & Services
1501 South Oak Street
Attention: Edward J. Scopel, A.I.A., Associate Campus Architect
Direct all inquiries to Edward J. Scopel at the following e-mail
Urbana, IL 61801-3684
An August 2002 feasibility study serves as the general guide for this phase of work. Copies of the feasibility study will not be available at the time of 255 submittal.

Project Area:GSF: TBD
Project Area:NASF:TBD
Project Budget: $1,200,000
Construction Budget: N/A

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 a 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

The deadline for receipt of both hard and electronic submittals is 4:00 p.m., Thursday, November 10, 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 that 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).

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