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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
QBS #PSSU11062
Request for Professional Services Qualifications (QBS): High Speed Rail Preliminary Feasibility Study
Award InfoPublished Wednesday August 17, 2011
Awarded to:
Consultant: Hanson Professional Services, Inc., Springfield, IL
Amount: $265,004
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.
This notice has been modified
Published Friday February 25, 2011
On the revised attachment, sections A3 and D3 have been amended.
First published Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Project Description
The University of Illinois is seeking professional services consultants for their help in completing a feasibility study for this project. The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) is commissioning a feasibility study for the planning, construction, and operation of high-speed rail (HSR) service (> 200 mph maximum speed) between Chicago and Champaign-Urbana as a link in a regional HSR network.

Please see attached file for further information.
Letter Submission
Qualifications and supporting materials will be accepted at the address below until 4:00 PM, Monday March 7, 2011:

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.

The State of Illinois has a policy to encourage prospective vendors to hire qualified veterans, minorities, females, persons with disabilities and ex-offenders.

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