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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
QBS #PSSU08060
Request for Professional Services Qualifications (QBS): HVAC Remediation-Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Award InfoPublished Monday July 7, 2008
Awarded to:
Consultant: Environmental Systems Design Inc., Chicago, IL
Amount: $252,500
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, March 28, 2008
Project Description
The University of Illinois is seeking professional services to address HVAC issues at the Main Library. The Rare Book & Manuscript Library storage vault at the Main Library consists of 21,880 SF of space located on two levels of the building in portions of the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th stack additions to the Main Library. Those levels are described as the north half of the 7th and 8th levels of the 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th stack additions and north half of the 6.5 and 8th level of the 6th stack addition. The HVAC systems that serve the Rare Book & Manuscript Library storage vault areas were installed in 1968 for the 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th stack additions and 1982 for the 6th stack addition. The current systems are beyond their useful life and have become unreliable. The systems do not provide year round cooling and dehumidification, do not provide adequate humidification, and lack the up-to-date controls needed to maintain adequate temperature and humidity levels as well as to monitor and alarm. With the recent mold outbreak throughout the entire collection housed within the Rare Book vault areas it is imperative that these systems be replaced and/or upgraded.

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 April 17, 2008:

Planning Division, Facilities & Services
1501 S. Oak Street, Suite 115
Attention: Ted L. Christy ( (217) 265-6515
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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