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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
RFP #RFPU20070

Request for Proposal: Campus Landscape Master Plan

Award Info Published Friday August 27, 2021

Design Workshop, Inc.Chicago, IL

  • Amount: An estimated $300,000
  • BEP [50.11% / $0]
  • Terms: One-time transaction
  • Aqua Vitae Engineering, LLC (subcontractor)
    VBP [7.22% / $0]
  • CCS International, Inc (subcontractor)
    BEP [8.66% / $0]
  • Biohabitats, Inc (subcontractor)
  • Rudd Resources, LLC (subcontractor)
    BEP [11.39% / $0]
  • Heritage Landscape (subcontractor)

Unsuccessful respondents (2)



3 total

1 successful respondent

2 unsuccessful respondents

3 BEP vendors
0 VBP vendors
0 Small businesses

Buyer for this procurement: Denise Rowe, (217) 265-4525

Chief procurement officer for this procurement: John Donato

State purchasing officer for this procurement: John Knittle

The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.

First published Thursday, August 6, 2020
Sealed proposals will be accepted below until 4:00 PM, Wednesday August 26, 2020:
At the following address:
Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois
c/o Facilities and Services - UIUC
1501 South Oak Street
ATTN: Brent Lewis,, 217.300.3164
Champaign, IL 61820
The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) is seeking the Professional Services of a Landscape Architect for site and landscape master planning of the contiguous university campus. This master plan will utilize the 2017 Campus Master Plan as a base document and further develop the details and concepts. Further, the University of Illinois is committed to sustainability as shown in our guiding document, the 2015 Illinois Climate Action Plan (iCAP).

Per the 2019 Resilient Landscape Strategy report, approved by the Chancellors Capital Review Committee in December 2019, there exists the university's need to provide a singular document that defines a cohesive vision for the campus landscape aesthetic. This Campus Landscape Master Plan will help guide the university as it seeks to improve the level of Ground's aesthetic, seeks to be a leader in sustainability, and seeks to coalesce the look of the campus grounds for marketing and branding identity. This project will be led by a steering committee of university stakeholders with knowledge and interest in this endeavor. The project will be conducted in a similar fashion to the recently completed 2017 Campus Master Plan with internal and external engagement meetings. All university units, including the student body and the auxiliaries, will be involved in the definition and preparation of the master plan. Out of this project, the university will have a document with which to guide all future development, sustainably and cohesively.

The project will utilize a landscape architectural team. The winning group will have a strong record of design excellence in a university setting with an emphasis on sustainable site design. This project will address sustainability in the landscape and guidelines, as well as greenstormwater infrastructure. As such, it may be beneficial for firms to have ecologists and civil engineers familiar with this style of design, either in house or as subconsultants. The project will hold several series of stakeholders meetings in which to gain input from the community, both within the university system and in the surrounding communities of Champaign, Urbana and Savoy. The master plan will have two submittals at draft and prefinal for review and comment, which will also include public presentations by the landscape master plan consultant.

See attached file for complete information regarding project specifications and electronic submittal.

For instructions on how to obtain a comprehensive purchase description, disclosure or contract forms, contact:

Brent Lewis

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
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.

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
  • RFPU20070.pdf (2 MB)
Other Public Documents
  • U20070RequiredProcurementPostingInfo.pdf (18 KB)