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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
QBS #PSSU08034
Request for Professional Services Qualifications (QBS): Oak Street Chiller Plant & Distribution System
Award InfoPublished Monday March 31, 2008
Awarded to:
Consultant: Henneman Engineering Inc., Champaign, IL
Amount:  $819,680
Terms:  One-time transaction
Number of Unsuccessful, Responsive Respondents: 2
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Friday, December 21, 2007
Project Description
The National Center for Super Computing Applications (NCSA), located on the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign campus, is undertaking the construction of a large scale super-computing facility, known as the Petascale Computer Facility project. This facility will generate a heat load in excess of 5,000 tons and will be cooled by chilled water from the campus central chilled water system.

The location of the Petascale Computer Facility at the southwest edge of campus is beyond the reach of the current chilled water distribution system. Thus, it will be necessary to extend chilled water piping from existing mains to the project site. Providing additional cooling capacity to the system will also be required. It is important that this be achieved in a manner that minimizes energy consumption and cost while maintaining adequate system redundancy. This will be accomplished via the installation of additional chiller capacity at the existing Oak Street chiller plant in conjunction with the provision of a new thermal storage system.

Please see the attached files for more information.
Letter Submission
Qualifications and supporting materials will be accepted at the address below until 4:00 PM, Thursday January 10, 2008:

Facilities & Services Planning Division
1501 South Oak Street
Attention: Allen L. Marx, marx@uiuc.edu (217-265-6325)
Champaign, IL 61820

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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