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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
QBS #PSSU07005

Request for Professional Services Qualifications (QBS): Hsng Life Safety Code2000-F/A Highrise Sprinkr PhV

This procurement has been cancelled
Published Wednesday October 11, 2006
First published Friday October 6, 2006
Project Description
University Housing requests that an A/E firm be hired to plan, design (permit level), and administer the necessary upgrades required for Life Safety improvements (sprinkler and fire alarm) at ISR Wardall Hall, ISR Lounge Building and ISR Food Service facilities based on a previously completed feasibility study. This will include a fire suppression system and replacement or upgrade of the fire alarm system. Additional scope of the work requested are finish upgrades: replacement of flooring in corridors, repainting student rooms, hallways and lobbies, upgrade of elevator interiors and replacement of hardware on student room doors. Construction will be completed over the summer of 2007. The finish upgrades will enhance the addition of new student room furniture in student rooms at Wardall Hall under a separate contract slated for August 2007.

Project Area: GSF: 175,371
Project Budget: $2,478,288
Construction Budget: $1,817,550
Letter Submission
Qualifications and supporting materials will be accepted at the address below until 4:00 PM, Monday October 23, 2006:
Planning Facilities & Services
Attention Jill A. Maxey ( 217-244-0742
1501 S. Oak
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.
Firms should submit 6 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
  • Specific experience with projects of similar scope, size, and complexity
  • Overall qualifications of the proposed team of consultants
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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