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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
QBS #PSSU16097
Request for Professional Services Qualifications (QBS): NCSA-Infrastructure Upgrade for Beyond Blue Waters
Award Info Published Tuesday July 5, 2016
Awarded to:
Consultant: Affiliated Engineers, Inc., Champaign, IL
Amount: $150,000
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 March 11, 2016
The campus reference has been changed to correctly identify this project as being at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
First published Wednesday, March 9, 2016
Project Description
The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois is seeking a professional services consultant for the conceptualization, design, bid/award, and construction phase services for the National Petascale Computing Facility Infrastructure Upgrade for Beyond Blue Waters project. The National Petascale Computing Facility was constructed in 2010 and is located at 1725 South Oak Street, Champaign, Illinois. This facility is not eligible for listing on the National Registry of Historic Buildings.

See the attached file for more information.
Letter Submission
Qualifications and supporting materials will be accepted at the address below until 4:00 PM, Thursday March 31, 2016:

Facilities and Services - UIUC
1501 South Oak Street
Attention: Douglas Reddington,, 217-300-3449
Champaign, IL 61820

State Purchasing Officer - John Knittle
Only those firms which meet the following qualifications will be considered:
  • There is a BEP goal for this procurement. See solicitation documentation for details.
  • The contract(s) for this solicitation could exceed $50,000 annually.
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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  • PSSU16097ad.pdf (133 KB)