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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
RFP #1MDG2130

Request for Proposal: Allerton Park Visitor Center Exhibit

This solicitation will not be awarded
Published Wednesday June 16, 2021
Due to no responses received.
This notice has been modified
Published Friday June 4, 2021
The purpose of this amendment "1MDG2130A1" is to make revisions to the specifications and respond to vendor questions.
First published Thursday, May 13, 2021
Sealed proposals will be accepted below until 2:00 PM, Tuesday June 15, 2021:
At the following address:
Purchasing Division
212A Illini Plaza
1817 South Neil Street
Champaign, IL 61820-0000
Built as a private residence by artist and philanthropist Robert Allerton in 1900, Allerton Park and Retreat Center Allerton is a historical treasure that was donated to the University of Illinois in 1946.Allerton is requesting proposals from qualified exhibit design firms to provide planning, theme development, design, build and installation services for the new Allerton Park Visitor Center space. Transforming this core area will entice visitors to explore not only the physical historic site, but also allow a more intimate discovery of Roberts vision for the Woodland Property given to the University of Illinois. Respondents will be responsible for creating a plan for the layout of the 819 sq ft. space, to include use of lighting, AV, technical equipment, and interactive displays. Graphics, exhibits and themed elements would need to be carefully integrated into the spaces, while relating to the overall theme of the history and usage of Allerton Park.

For instructions on how to obtain a comprehensive purchase description, disclosure or contract forms, contact:
Michelle Griffen
Phone: (217) 244-8770
Chief Procurement Officer - John Donato
State Purchasing Officer - Bridget McHatton
Submit 2 copies of the response as defined in the specifications.
The University reserves the right to accept or reject any and all responses or parts thereof.
Vendor may expect payment thirty to sixty days after receipt of invoice, unless otherwise stated in the bid documents.
Illinois Department of Human Rights (IDHR) eligibility number is required on all proposals, if applicable.
There is no BEP goal for this procurement.
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
  • 1MDG2130A1.pdf (216 KB)
  • 1MDG2130AllertonParkVisitorCenterExhibit.pdf (504 KB)
Other Public Documents
  • RFP1MDG2130Layout.pdf (74 KB)