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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
QBS #PSSU07063

Request for Professional Services Qualifications (QBS): Integrated Bioprocessing Research Laboratory

Award Info
Published Tuesday July 24, 2007
Awarded to:
Consultant:  Austin AECOM Company, Chicago, IL
Amount:  An amount to be determined by the CDB
Terms:   One-time transaction
Number of Unsuccessful, Responsive Respondents: 3
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
This notice has been modified
Published Monday April 2, 2007
The URL for the submittals was changed to:
First published Thursday March 15, 2007
Project Description
This project involves providing a new interdisciplinary research facility of approximately 50,000 SF to advance bioprocessing technologies required to economically produce biomass-based fuels and chemicals.

This project will be administered by the State Capital Development Board.

Project Area:GSF: 50,000
Project Area: NASF: 35,000
Project Budget: $19.9M
Construction Budget:$12.6M
Letter Submission
Qualifications and supporting materials will be accepted at the address below until 4:00 PM, Monday April 2, 2007:
The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois
c/o Planning Division, Facilities & Services
1501 S. Oak Street
Attn: Kevin Duff (
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 4 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 following project-related criteria will be used to evaluate the firms requesting consideration for selection:
  • Current commitments of proposed staff and firm
  • Composite of the proposed team
  • Overall quality of the projects submitted
  • Prior experience with projects at the University level
  • Prior experience with intermediate scale laboratory design for multi-stage processing that includes large equipment with large power demands and typical bench size equipment
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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