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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
QBS #PSSU18007

Request for Professional Services Qualifications (QBS): Wohlers Hall Life Safety Upgrades and Rm 141 Renov

Award Info Published Tuesday October 1, 2019
Awarded to:
Consultant: Cordogan Clark & Associates Inc., Aurora, IL
Amount: $264,500
Section/Division: Professional Service (Unsuccessful, Responsive Respondents: 5)
Terms:  One-time transaction
Number of Unsuccessful, Responsive Respondents: 5
Unsuccessful, Responsive Bidders:
Johnson Lasky Kindelin Architects, Chicago
Holabird & Root, LLC, Chicago
Reifsteck Reid & Company Architects, Champaign
Baysinger Architects, PLLC, Marion
Eckenhoff Saunders Architects, Chicago

See attached file for complete BEP details

The Chief Procurement Officer for this procurement is now Ben Bagby.
The State Purchasing Officer for this procurement is now John Knittle.
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Project Description
The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois is seeking a professional services consultant team for the design, bid/award, and construction phase services for the Wohlers Hall Life Safety Upgrades and Room 141 Renovation project. Wohlers Hall is located 1206 S. Sixth Street, Champaign, Illinois 61820, and is not eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places.

This project will resolve life safety issues such as dead-end corridors, mixed occupancy protection, and subdivision of common paths of travel and egress elements by providing new automatic fire suppression (sprinkler) system throughout the building. The renovation work will also involve upsizing the existing water main to the facility to supplement the needed capacity for the system, as well as enhancement of the existing fire alarm system by incorporating upgrades where alarm components have become obsolete and replacement parts are no longer available.

Necessary demolition, associated abatement, and new construction work in the spaces identified to accommodate fire suppression system including replacement of the suspended ceiling tile system in areas effected by remedial life safety work and cleaning of light fixtures and mechanical air diffusers to remain in all areas affected by the installation of the suppression system shall be included.

The renovation of the lecture hall will remove and replace the lectern, instructor's workstation, and existing tablet arm fixed seating (approximately 320+) with new fixed, tiered seating with folding tablet arms and sloped floor connections that meet the accessibility codes / guidelines. Electrical power accommodations must be incorporated into project design that seamlessly fits with the character of the room and seat layout. The scope shall also address the removal and replacement of suspended ceiling system and light fixtures, flooring surfaces, mechanical air diffuser cleaning, and reupholstering of the acoustical sound attenuation panels.

Project location: 1206 S. Sixth Street, Champaign, IL 61820 (Building Number 0159): located between Gregory Drive and Lorado Taft Drive; central campus, commerce quad, West Military Axis (Portion of Parcel Number 46-21-18- 326-001)

See attached file for more information

Letter Submission
Qualifications and supporting materials will be accepted below until 5:00 PM, Wednesday April 3, 2019:
At the following address:
Facilities and Services - UIUC
1501 South Oak Street
Attention: Anthony M. Battaglia,
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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