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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Request for Professional Services Qualifications (QBS): FY22 Architectural Retainer

This notice has been modified
Published Thursday January 14, 2021

For reference, a video recording of the pre-submittal meeting held on January 7, 2021 for this QBS solicitation along with a copy of the PowerPoint presentation and a question and answer document from that meeting has been posted at the following ftp site:

username: FY22UIUC

password: 673TCdtif

See attached REVISED ad for complete information.

First published Friday, December 18, 2020
Project Description

The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign requests statements of qualifications from Professional Services Consultants interested in providing the Urbana-Champaign campus with architectural services on a retainer basis. The University has a target number of twelve (12) firms to be selected, but reserves the right to award more or fewer retainer contracts based on the qualifications of the submitting firms.

It is the intent of the University of Illinois to adhere to the aspirational goal delineated in the Business Enterprise for Minorities, Women and Persons with Disabilities Act 30 ILCS 575/4f(1)(c) to contract with minority-owned business enterprises (MBE), women-owned business enterprises (WBE), persons with disabilities-owned business enterprises (PBE) for not less than 20% of the total dollar amount of the award(s), and to contract with veteran and service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses (VOSB, SDVOSB) for not less than 3% of the total dollar value of the award(s).

Selected firms will be awarded an initial two-year agreement (beginning July 1, 2021 and ending June 30, 2023). Each agreement will have the option for one (1) two-year renewal (July 1, 2023 to June 30, 2025). The total term with the ability to renew will end at June 30, 2025. At each renewal, there will be an opportunity to make adjustments in the scheduled hourly rates.

Architectural Services required under this contract include, but are not limited to, feasibility studies, programming, program analysis, and remodeling projects. In addition, the ability to provide a full range of professional services under the contract is required including in-house rendering capabilities, cost modeling, preliminary design, construction documents, procurement (bidding) assistance, construction administration, construction observation, and post-construction services. The Professional Services Consultant should have access to consulting resources that provide diverse experience and expertise to include but not be limited to accessibility, instructional and research lab, instructional space, housing, food service, retail, roofing, envelope design, sustainability, systems building, signage, interior architecture, FF&E, elevator, IT, AV and sport/recreational type projects.

A non-mandatory pre-submittal meeting will be held by Zoom on THURSDAY, JANUARY 7, 2021 at 300 P.M. The link for the Zoom meeting is https// pwdbElZUDZ3U2tLREpiNXdYTTNJQ0FqZz09 (Meeting ID 841 9499 7491 Password 1867).

See attached file for complete details.
Letter Submission
Qualifications and supporting materials will be accepted below until 4:00 PM, Friday January 15, 2021:
At the following address:
Facilities and Services - UIUC
1501 South Oak Street
Dennis Craig, 217-300-2077,
Champaign, IL 61820
For instructions on how to obtain a comprehensive purchase description, disclosure or contract forms, contact

Dennis Craig, 217-300-2077,

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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Specification Documents
  • PSSU22R01Ad.pdf (114 KB)
  • PSSU22R01Ad_Rev.pdf (177 KB)