Chicago State University
QBS #CSU011822

Request for Professional Services Qualifications (QBS): Facilities Master Plan

Award Info Published Friday April 1, 2022

Skidmore Owings and Merrill LLPChicago, IL

  • Amount: An amount not to exceed $350,000
  • Terms: An estimated start date of 4/15/2022 through 4/14/2025
  • Renewals: None
  • Johnson Lasky Kindelin Architects (subcontractor)
    BEP [15% / $52,500]
  • site design group ltd (subcontractor)
    BEP [5% / $17,500]
  • TERRA Engineering Ltd (subcontractor)
    BEP [5% / $17,500]
  • CCS International Inc (subcontractor)
    BEP [5% / $17,500]

Unsuccessful respondents (9)



10 total

1 successful respondent

9 unsuccessful respondents

2 BEP consultants
0 VBP consultants
0 Small businesses

Buyer for this procurement: Kent Clapsaddle

Chief procurement officer for this procurement: John Donato

State purchasing officer for this procurement: Eleanor Curcuro

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 Tuesday January 18, 2022
Due to a technical issue with making submissions via e-bidding, the public opening of this solicitation is being postponed until Friday, January 21, 2022 at 3pm DST (local time). Vendors are advised to make submissions as quickly as possible to identify any issues with their submissions, their eligible status, or the e-bidding system.
This notice has been modified
Published Wednesday January 12, 2022

Addendum 2 has been attached to this notice. This addendum is being issued:

1. To provide University responses to questions received from vendors.

2. To provide Zoom meeting info to join the public opening.

This notice has been modified
Published Wednesday December 22, 2021

Addendum 1 has been attached to this notice. This addendum is being issued:

1. To confirm that Chicago State University is closed for holiday break from 12/24/21 – 1/3/22.

2. To remind prospective vendors of the BEP goal and registrations that must be completed prior to making a submission.

3. To remind prospective vendors to submit all questions via email no later than Friday, 1/7/22.

First published Wednesday, December 22, 2021
Project Description

Chicago State University requires an architectural firm to provide a comprehensive Facilities Master Plan. The master planning process shall also include a Space Utilization Study and a comprehensive Facility and Grounds Condition Assessment. The focus of the project is the utilization of the student union, library, athletic facilities, classroom and administration buildings, and green space on campus to serve as a physical road map for the University's new strategic plan.

Letters of Interest and Statements of Qualifications will be submitted only via e-bidding. Any prospective vendor MUST be registered through the Illinois Procurement Gateway (IPG) with an active, unexpired certification. See attached document that contains additional e-bidding instructions.

Vendors MUST submit a Business Enterprise Program (BEP) Utilization Plan demonstrating their ability to meet the 30% BEP goal, or must provide documented evidence of unsuccessful outreach via a completed Good Faith Effort form within the Utilization Plan to support any claim for a waiver of the goal. Letters of Interest and Statements of Qualifications that do not comply with this requirement will be disqualified.

Letter Submission
Qualifications and supporting materials will be accepted below until 3:00 PM, Friday January 21, 2022:
At the following address:
via Electronic Bidding
Chicago, IL 60628
via Electronic Bidding

For instructions on how to obtain a comprehensive purchase description, disclosure or contract forms, contact:
Kent Clapsaddle
9501 S King Dr
Chicago, IL 60628
Chief Procurement Officer - John Donato
State Purchasing Officer - Eleanor Curcuro
Only those firms which meet the following qualifications will be considered:
  • 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.
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

  • Addendum1CSU011822.pdf (717 KB)
  • Addendum2CSU011822.pdf (749 KB)
  • CSU011822QBSCSUMasterPlan.pdf (15 MB)

Other Public Documents

  • UpdatedE-BiddingVendorInstructions7-17-2020.pdf (290 KB)

Public Opening Documents

  • CSU011822OpeningTabulationRecord.pdf (843 KB)

Conflict of Interest Document

  • Completed-CoIRaDCCSInternationalInc.pdf (199 KB)
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