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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
QBS #PSSU07003

Request for Professional Services Qualifications (QBS): Loomis Laboratory - Ha Lab Remodeling

Award Info
Published Wednesday May 9, 2007
Awarded to:
Consultant:  Hanson Professional Services, Inc., Springfield, IL
Amount:  $103,120
Terms:   One-time transaction
Number of Unsuccessful, Responsive Respondents: 1
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Wednesday December 20, 2006
Project Description
As a result of receiving a Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) award, the Physics Department will be expanding and remodeling an existing first floor laboratory space. In conjunction with HHMI, lab layouts have been solidified and the University is now ready to have that design developed into bid/construction documents. The lab space will be reconfigured to accommodate, among other things, two ultra-low noise laser rooms that will require both visual and acoustical isolation, computer labs, general lab, relocated existing cold room, conference room and offices. Existing mechanical and electrical systems will be utilized.

Project Area: GSF: 4,800
Project Area: NASF: 4,100
Project Budget: $1.23M
Construction Budget: $1.M
Letter Submission
Qualifications and supporting materials will be accepted at the address below until 4:00 PM, Friday January 5, 2007:
The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois
Planning, Facilities & Services
Attn: Melvyn Skvarla (
1501 S. Oak Street
Champaign, IL 61820
Professional Services Consultant Submittal
Firms should submit:
  • A letter of interest
  • A copy of its CDB prequalification letter and
  • A CDB SF 255 form (section 8 should be modified to include additional information of relevant projects) and
  • A copy of the following sections of your current CDB prequalification applications:
    --Section 8: MAFBE information
    --Section 8A:MAFBE certification
    --Sections 12 and 13: Prequalification category and supporting work experience
    --Disclosure Form B: Including supporting information
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.

In addition to an electronic submittal, firms should submit 5 packets in hard copy format to the address noted above. (The CDB SF255 form can be found on the CDB website at

The electronic copy of the packet shall be submitted in pdf format, using the following URL to complete and submit the information:

The electronic copy should be submitted using the web at the URL listed and should not be submitted via email.

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 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:
  • Current commitments of proposed staff and firm.
  • Overall design quality of the projects submitted.
  • Prior experience with projects at the University level.
  • Prior experience with lab remodeling.
Only those firms which meet the following qualifications will be considered:
  • Licensed to practice as an architect, landscape architect, or 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.
  • Utilize an AutoCAD compatible system to provide documents.
Selection will be consistent with the Architectural, Engineering, and Land Surveying Qualifications Based Selection Act (30 ILCS 535/1).

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