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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
QBS #PSSU19097

Request for Professional Services Qualifications (QBS): Roger Adams Lab - Ctr for Appl Molec Sci Feas Stdy

First published Monday, August 17, 2020
Project Description
The University of Illinois is seeking professional services consultants to conduct a comprehensive development plan for a state-of-the-art building addition to Rodger Adams Laboratory (RAL) for the Departments of Biochemistry, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, and Chemistry on the Urbana / Champaign Campus. In response to well established and substantial needs, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS) has proposed that a Feasibility Study be initiated that will address the near term and long range requisites of the department's instructional and research missions, and incorporate them into a transformative facility that would positively impact some of the most acclaimed, active, productive, and well-funded units on campus.

Project Objectives:
The project shall enhance academic experiences and curricular activities that genuinely reflect and represent the multiplicity of the sciences locally, nationally and globally. It is intended to facilitate collaborative relationships among departments and other campus units while embracing synergies and advancing guiding educational principles. The study shall also identify program factors related to a building addition to RAL which will yield a modern, interdisciplinary research and education facility that will fortify the participating unit?s position on the cutting edge of their disciplines. Planning efforts will also address a number of LAS and campus needs, including freeing up space for classrooms, examining operational efficiencies, and possible consolidation of other units. The specific benefits envisioned include: creating a 250 plus seat, modern, high-profile lecture hall (that facilitates live scientific demonstrations) close to the main quad that can be used not only by the three involved departments but also by other units on campus; developing additional classrooms in neighboring Davenport Hall by moving research laboratories currently used by these departments into new spaces; integrating scattered laboratory spaces occupied by department faculty into RAL and Chemical and Life Sciences Laboratory complex for enhanced departmental efficiencies and alliances; increasing undergraduate and graduate synergies between key departments; producing contemporary, safe research space for cutting edge molecular sciences and catalysis research; and facilitating interactions with new collaboration areas.

See attached file for complete information.

Letter Submission
Qualifications and supporting materials will be accepted below until 4:00 PM, Wednesday September 2, 2020:
At the following address:
Facilities and Services - UIUC
1501 South Oak Street
ATTN: Anthony Battaglia,
(217) 333-8262

Champaign, IL 61820

For instructions on how to obtain a comprehensive purchase description, disclosure or contract forms, contact:
Chris Rogan
Chief Procurement Officer - John Donato
State Purchasing Officer - John Knittle
Only those firms which meet the following qualifications will be considered:
  • There is a 20 percent 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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  • PSSU19097Ad.pdf (112 KB)