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Public Higher Education Bulletin

Western Illinois University
QBS #R088299
Request for Professional Services Qualifications (QBS): Design Services for Chiller Replacements
Award Info Published Tuesday March 6, 2018
Awarded to:
Consultant: Ross & Baruzzini, St. Louis, MO
Amount: An estimated $150,000
An estimated start date of 3/19/2018 through 6/30/2020
Number of Unsuccessful, Responsive Respondents: 15
Initial award is for design through construction administration services for the replacement of the existing Thompson Hall chiller and the pre-design study phase for Memorial, Sallee, Tillman, Browne, and Simpkins Hall chilled water loop. With successful completion of the pre-design study and available funding, WIU may negotiate a contract for design and construction administration services to complete selected scope defined during the study phase.
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Thursday, October 5, 2017
Project Description
Western Illinois University is seeking statements of qualifications from architectural/engineering firms to perform design and construction administration services for the replacement of the chilled water cooling systems in multiple buildings across campus potentially including, but not limited to, Thompson Hall, Memorial Hall, Browne Hall, Sallee Hall, and Tillman Hall. Thompson Hall will require replacement of the existing steam absorption chiller, while Memorial Hall, Browne Hall, Sallee Hall, and Tillman Hall will be considered for a new chilled loop system.
Letter Submission
Qualifications and supporting materials will be accepted at the address below until 4:00 PM, Monday October 23, 2017:

227 Sherman Hall
1 University Circle
Macomb, IL 61455

Project manager contact:
  • Christopher Martin - Facilities Planning & Construction

For additional information, contact:
Lora Lidaywa
Western Illinois University
Sherman Hall 227
1 University Circle
Macomb, IL 61455
Phone: (309) 298-1819
FAX: (309) 298-1927
State Purchasing Officer - Constance Ratliff
Only those firms which meet the following qualifications will be considered:
  • Submitted 2 hard copies and 2 electronic 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 BEP goal for this procurement. See solicitation documentation for details.
  • The contract(s) for this solicitation could exceed $50,000 annually.
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
  • R088299QBS.pdf (350 KB)