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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
QBS #PSSU11008
Request for Professional Services Qualifications (QBS): Urbana Champaign Big Broadband - Fiber Optics
Award InfoPublished Monday November 22, 2010
Awarded to:
Consultant: Shive-Hattery, Inc., Downers Grove, IL
Amount: $1,849,710
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 Thursday, September 2, 2010
Project Description
The University of Illinois is seeking professional services consultants for the design, bid/award, and construction administration services for Urbana-Champaign Big Broadband (UC2B) detailed construction plans for 151.82 miles of fiber infrastructure. UC2B is an intergovernmental consortium comprised of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the City of Champaign and the City of Urbana. With the University serving as the lead agency, the consortium sought and received Federal “stimulus” funding and bond-based funding from the State of Illinois to build the UC2B network – a community-owned fiber-optic infrastructure that will provide high-speed yet low cost internet and local connectivity to residents, businesses and Anchor Institutions.

Please see the attached file(s) for more information.
Letter Submission
Qualifications and supporting materials will be accepted at the address below until 4:00 PM, Friday September 17, 2010:

Facilities & Services, Planning Division
1501 South Oak Street
Attention: Matt Edmonson,, (217)244-4481
Champaign, IL 61820

Selection will be consistent with the Architectural, Engineering, and Land Surveying Qualifications Based Selection Act (30 ILCS 535/1).

This transaction is subject to the State Board of Elections registration and certification requirements of Public Act 095-0971.

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