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Public Higher Education Bulletin

Western Illinois University
QBS #R223656

Request for Professional Services Qualifications (QBS): Engineering Svcs for Heating Plant Boiler Controls

Award Info Published Tuesday May 3, 2022

RMF Engineering, Inc.Columbus, OH

  • Amount: An estimated $60,000
  • Terms: An estimated start date of 5/16/2022 through 6/30/2023
  • Renewals: None
  • Great Lakes Engineering, LLC (subcontractor)
    BEP [15% / $15,000]
  • Reliable Environmental Solutions, Inc. (subcontractor)
    BEP [5% / $0]

Unsuccessful respondents (4)



5 total

1 successful respondent

4 unsuccessful respondents

2 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 Thursday October 21, 2021
Addendum 1 has been issued and is available for download.
First published Wednesday, October 6, 2021
Project Description
Western Illinois University is seeking a design firm to provide Engineering/Consulting, analysis, replacement recommendations, and construction administration services of the existing Heating Plant boiler controls for the Macomb, IL campus. See the attached document, R223656QBS.pdf, for additional information.
Letter Submission
Qualifications and supporting materials will be accepted below until 4:00 PM, Tuesday October 26, 2021:
At the following address:
227 Sherman Hall
1 University Circle
Macomb, IL 61455-0000
A voluntary pre-submission conference will be held virtually on Thursday, October 14, 2021 at 10:00 AM CST. To obtain the Zoom link, email
There is a minimum of 20% BEP aspirational goal for this procurement to include Business Enterprise Program (BEP) certified minority, female and/or disability owned firms. For current and official BEP resources, and to identify subcontractors or supplier certified within the BEP program visit: NOTE: The BEP Utilization Plan is attached for download and required with the submittal of your qualifications.

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 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.
  • 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.
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
  • R223656Addendum1.pdf (199 KB)
  • R223656QBS.pdf (180 KB)
  • R223656UPlan.pdf (2 MB)
  • WIUAEAgreementSample2021.pdf (326 KB)