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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
QBS #PSU06038

Request for Professional Services Qualifications (QBS): An Inter-Modal Transportation Study

This solicitation will not be awarded
Published Thursday December 15, 2005
This project will be re-advertised in order to generate broader interest.
First published Wednesday, November 23, 2005
Project Description
The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois hereby requests qualifications from professional services consultants to provide professional services in connection with the Inter-modal Transportation Study for the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the Cities of Champaign and Urbana project.

For some time, the University has been redefining its philosophy on how people should move about the campus with an eye toward creating a safer, walk-able, and healthy campus environment. Almost 40,000 students and an additional 10,000 plus faculty and staff live and work in the campus district; their safety is an important responsibility for all three entities. Therefore, the University and the cities of Champaign and Urbana are seeking qualifications from consultants to assess existing transportation systems (including pedestrian, mass transit, motor vehicle, and bicycle modes) and make recommendations on how these systems should be organized and configured in the campus district. The recommendations on proposed transportation changes should consider prior studies and recommendations made by the Campus Area Transportation Study.

The University and the cities of Champaign and Urbana seek an independent, forthright consultant, able to make sound recommendations to the University and the cities.

Recommendations from this study will be shared with the administrative staff members and local elected officials and the Campus Area Transportation Study Technical Advisory Committee for implementation strategy.

Within thirty days of award, the consultant will meet with selected campus and community representatives. Following this meeting, and in cooperation with a project manager representing the University and the two cities, a schedule for the deliverables indicated above will be established.
Letter Submission
Qualifications and supporting materials will be accepted at the address below until 4:00 PM, Friday, December 9, 2005:
Facilities & Services
1501 South Oak Street
Attn: Edward J. Scopel, Associate Campus Architect
Champaign, IL 61820
Project Budget: $TBD
Construction Budget: $TBD

Professional Services Consultant Submittal
Firms should submit 6 copies of the following: a letter of interest, a copy of its CDB prequalification letter, and a 255 form (section 8 should be modified to include additional information of relevant projects) and a copy of your current CDB prequalification applications. This form can be found on the CDB website at and once completed, shall be submitted to the address noted below. The deadline for receipt of submittals is 4 p.m., Friday, December 9, 2005.

For full consideration, interested firms should identify, at the time of submittal, all consultants anticipated to perform a significant role within the proposed team of professional consultants.

The University of Illinois encourages the participation of minority- and female-owned firms and consultants.

Project Contact
Edward J. Scopel, Associate Campus Architect
E-mail address:

The following project-related criteria will be used to evaluate the firms requesting consideration for selection:
  • Current commitments of proposed staff and firm
  • Overall quality of the projects submitted
  • Prior experience with projects at the University level
  • Expertise in transportation planning with emphasis on pedestrian systems
  • Expertise in safety and planning for minimizing modal conflict
  • Design expertise that encourages and promotes physical activity
It is the intent of the University of Illinois to consider the qualifications of both Illinois based and non-Illinois based professional services consultants. All firms, however, must meet the minimum qualifications requirements listed below to receive the full consideration of the selection committee.

For additional information, contact:

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
217 333-1232

Minimum Qualifications
Only those firms that meet the following qualifications will be considered for selection:

  • Licensed to practice as an architect, engineer, or landscape architect in the State of Illinois
  • Prequalified with the State of Illinois Capital Development Board (or demonstration of pursuit of prequalification)
  • Registered and authorized to do business in the State of Illinois
  • Utilization of AutoCAD compatible system
(Submitted by Kathe Shinham, State Purchasing Officer.)

Selection will be consistent with the Architectural, Engineering, and Land Surveying Qualifications Based Selection Act (30 ILCS 535/1).

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