Illinois State University
QBS #QBS011817
Request for Professional Services Qualifications (QBS): Metcalf Laboratory School Pool Repair Design
Published Thursday March 14, 2019
Consultant: Farnsworth Group
Amendment Amount: -$122,300

The new estimated completion date is 3/15/2019
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
Award Info Published Monday May 22, 2017
Awarded to:
Consultant: Farnsworth Group, Normal, IL
Amount: An estimated $345,000
Section/Division: Design (Unsuccessful, Responsive Respondents: 6)
An estimated start date of 6/15/2017 through 6/30/2022
Number of Unsuccessful, Responsive Respondents: 6
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Monday, December 19, 2016
Project Description
Illinois State University is seeking statements of qualifications from architects and engineers to perform investigation, evaluation and design work for repairs at the Metcalf Laboratory School?s swimming pool and associated support infrastructure and program spaces. A member of the submittal team must be pre-qualified with the Illinois Department of Public Health as a pool designer.

The swimming pool at the Metcalf Laboratory School on the Illinois State University campus has been closed since July 2014. At the time the pool was closed because a significant amount of water was leaking from the pool. Constructed in 1955, the pool underwent a basin repair project in 2000 to address voids under the basin and resealing the pool construction joints (perimeter and lateral joints). Inspection efforts with a drain line camera indicates severe corrosion and blockages in the pool drain system, which has received no work since its construction.

The scope of this work will require a thorough investigation of the existing pool water supply, water treatment system, and drainage system utilizing destructive and non-destructive techniques. Upon completion of the investigation a report outlining the current condition, required code and IDPH upgrades, and recommendations, along with cost estimates for each recommendation. Upon selection of a recommendation and securing of funding, Construction Documents, accommodating all applicable code and State agency requirements for pool repair/installation work, will be prepared for public bidding. The selected designer will continue participation throughout the construction process conducting construction administrative services to ensure repairs are properly completed.

The scope will include recommendations for improvements or required repairs to the pool room?s finishes, building envelope, mechanical and electrical systems, and program support areas.

As a project funded by the University, the following are required: ?Complete A/E 3D Building Information Modeling (BIM) during the entire design process

Letter Submission
Qualifications and supporting materials will be accepted below until 2:00 PM, Wednesday January 18, 2017:
At the following address:
Purchasing Office
Illinois State University at Uptown Crossing
1220 Campus Box
100 South Fell Avenue, Suite D
Normal, IL 61790

Thomas Metcalf Laboratory School is a K-12 school. If your firm is selected, the team members who will conduct on-site services (measurements, observation, etc.) must pass the fingerprint background check. The University does not require, or desire background check information with your submittal to this solicitation. You are notified that the University will not enter a contract until all affected team members have been identified, and no services may begin until the background checks are cleared. An example of the background check clause that will be incorporated into our Professional Services Agreement is attached as file ?Background_check_example? on this posting.


Indicate which member(s) have this qualification in item 1, and furnish proof of the qualification with the "purchasing" packet. See the solicitation for further details.

For additional information, contact:
Corey Leslie
Purchasing Office
Illinois State University at Uptown Crossing
1220 Campus Box
100 South Fell Avenue, Suite D
Normal, IL 61790-1220
Phone: (309) 438-1946
FAX: (309) 438-5555
State Purchasing Officer - Constance Ratliff
Only those firms which meet the following qualifications will be considered:
  • Submitted 2 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.
  • Utilize an AutoCAD compatible system to provide documents.
  • There is a 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

  • QBS011817ad.pdf (705 KB)

Other Public Documents

  • Background_Check_Example.pdf (324 KB)
  • Forms_A_15_1.docx (102 KB)
  • Forms_B_15_1.docx (32 KB)
  • QBS011817_Farnsworth_COJ-01.pdf (63 KB)

Conflict of Interest Document

  • QBS011817_COIRR_V10_Farnsworth_Approved.pdf (217 KB)
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