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Public Higher Education Bulletin

Western Illinois University
QBS #R024581

Request for Professional Services Qualifications (QBS): Design Services for Emergency Operations Center

Award Info Published Monday December 12, 2022

Cordogan ClarkAurora, IL

  • Amount: An estimated $75,000
  • Terms: An estimated start date of 1/1/2023 through 12/31/2025
  • Renewals: None
  • McClaren, Wilson & Lawrie, Inc. (subcontractor)
  • RTM Engineering Consultants (subcontractor)
    BEP [17% / $0]
  • TERRA Engineering Ltd (subcontractor)
    BEP [6% / $0]
  • Shen Milsom & Wilke (subcontractor)
    BEP [4% / $0]
  • American First Contracting Inc (subcontractor)
    VBP [3% / $0]

Unsuccessful respondents (3)



4 total

1 successful respondent

3 unsuccessful respondents

1 BEP consultants
0 VBP consultants
0 Small businesses

Buyer for this procurement: Lora Lidaywa, (309) 298-1819

Chief procurement officer for this procurement: John Donato

State purchasing officer for this procurement: Constance Ratliff

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 Wednesday May 4, 2022
Addendum 1 has been issued and includes clarifications and the attendance list from the voluntary pre-submission conference.
First published Monday, April 25, 2022
Project Description
Western Illinois University is seeking a firm to provide Architectural and Engineering services to design the renovation of an existing space in Currens Hall to become a new Emergency Operations Center (EOC) on the Western Illinois University Macomb Campus.
Letter Submission
Qualifications and supporting materials will be accepted below until 4:00 PM, Tuesday May 17, 2022:
At the following address:
227 Sherman Hall
1 University Circle
Macomb, IL 61455-0000
The intention is that this is a two-part process. Part one will include a study of the existing space, and an understanding of the needs of the University. Part two will consist of the design of the space, and construction administration through final completion.
A voluntary pre-submission conference will be held virtually on Tuesday, May 3, 2022 at 10:00 AM CST. See the attached document, R024581QBS.pdf, for additional information.

For instructions on how to obtain a comprehensive purchase description, disclosure or contract forms, contact:
Lora Lidaywa
Western Illinois University
Sherman Hall 227
1 University Circle
Macomb, IL 61455
Phone: (309) 298-1819
FAX: (309) 298-1927
Chief Procurement Officer - John Donato
State Purchasing Officer - Constance Ratliff
Only those firms which meet the following qualifications will be considered:
  • Submitted 2 hard copies and 2 electronic copies copies of their qualifications.
  • Licensed to practice as an architect, landscape architect, or engineer in the State of Illinois.
  • Pre-qualified with the State of Illinois Capital Development Board.
  • Registered and authorized to do business in the State of Illinois.
  • Utilize an AutoCAD compatible system to provide documents.
  • There is a 30 percent BEP goal for this procurement. See solicitation documentation for details.
  • There is a 3 percent Veteran-owned business goal for this procurement. See solicitation documentation for details.
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
  • R024581Addendum1.pdf (402 KB)
  • R024581QBS.pdf (184 KB)
  • R024581UPlan.pdf (2 MB)
  • WIUAEAgreementSample2022.pdf (326 KB)