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Public Higher Education Bulletin

Western Illinois University
QBS #R028160
Request for Professional Services Qualifications (QBS): Design Services for Various Upgrades & Mech Maint
Award InfoPublished Wednesday October 26, 2011
Awarded to:
Consultant: Farnsworth Group, Inc., Peoria, IL
Amount: An estimated $395,000
An estimated start date of 11/1/2011 through 10/31/2012
Number of Unsuccessful, Responsive Respondents: 24
Amount of award is estimated. Reimbursable expenses include mileage and reproduction costs and are not included in the basic services fee.
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Project Description
The University is seeking design services and construction administration for the following projects: upgrades to science lab and classrooms at Currens Hall including fumehood and ventilation work (estimated $1.5M); art department safety upgrades at Heating Plant Annex including HVAC, bathrooms, and layout changes (estimated $790,000); chiller replacement at Bayliss/Henninger/Tanner Halls (estimated $1.2M); other mechanical maintenance items including chiller replacement at Simpkins Hall and air handler upgrades for Morgan Hall (estimated $525,000). The selected firm will provide review documents, construction documents, and during the project construction administration.
Letter Submission
Qualifications and supporting materials will be accepted at the address below until 4:00 PM, Friday July 8, 2011:

Western Illinois University
Mr. Nathan Brunnelson
Physical Plant
1 University Circle
Macomb, IL 61455

Submittal of qualifications must include:
  • One page summary of why your firm should be considered for selection on this particular project.
  • Standard Form 255
  • Minimum of three relevant recent references
  • Examples of projects of a similar nature, including project estimates and actual construction costs. Provide an owner contact person for each example.
  • Additional information you feel may be useful.
For additional information contact:
  • Nathan Brunnelson
  • 309/298-1834 x245
Only those firms which meet the following qualifications will be considered:
  • Submitted 3 copies of their qualifications.
  • Licensed to practice as an architect, landscape architect, or engineer in the State of Illinois.
  • Registered and authorized to do business in the State of Illinois.
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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