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University of Illinois Facilities Planning and Programs
RFP #RFPU08012
Request for Proposal: NCSA Petascale Computing Facility
Award InfoPublished Monday April 14, 2008
Awarded to:
Vendor: Clayco, Inc., Chicago, IL
Amount:  $3,090,998
Terms:  One-time transaction
Number of Unsuccessful, Responsive Respondents: 1
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 Thursday February 14, 2008
Submit 5 copies of the submittal by the due date.
First published Friday, February 1, 2008
Sealed bids will be accepted at the address below until 12:00 PM, Monday February 18, 2008:

The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois
c/o Facilities & Services
1501 S. Oak Street
Attn: Richard Drew (
Champaign, IL 61820

Construction Management (CM) services are requested for the delivery of a new facility that provides a data processing center for the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) to house the Blue Waters Petascale computer project. This new building will be approximately 95,000 gross square feet comprised of offices, storage and loading docks, data processing machine rooms, and supporting mechanical rooms. The facility is projected to require significant electrical power and at least 5,000 tons of cooling with chilled water, network, redundant power feeds, and other campus utility services. This building will be in continuous operation and will require Tier II or better reliability for network and high performance computer systems. The facility must be complete with enough advance time to install the computer(s) and for the building to be fully functional no later than 01 October 2010.

Please see the bid document files for more information.

For additional information, contact:
Mary White
Phone: (217) 244-8518

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