University of Illinois System
RFP #1JWS1807
Request for Proposal: Capital Construction Process Review Consulting
Award Info Published Friday September 14, 2018
Awarded to:
Vendor: Ernst & Young LLP, Chicago, IL
Amount: An estimated $420,000
An estimated start date of 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
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.
This notice has been modified
Published Thursday May 17, 2018
Amendment 2 is issued to provide corrections and to provide answers to questions received.
This notice has been modified
Published Monday May 14, 2018
Amendment 1 is issued to provide general information and the questions and answers from the pre-proposal conference. The amendment document should be signed and returned in the technical proposal section of your response.
First published Tuesday, May 1, 2018
Sealed proposals will be accepted at the address below until 3:00 PM, Thursday May 24, 2018:

Strategic Procurement
Illini Plaza, Suite 202
1817 South Neil Street, MC-603
Champaign, IL 61820

The University of Illinois ("University") seeks the expertise of a consultant ("Vendor") to assess its capital construction process across the System including the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the University of Illinois at Chicago, and the University of Illinois at Springfield. The assessment will include a complete review and provide recommendations for areas of improvement. In addition the assessment should identify best practices and identify limitations in State law or rules that limit utilization of best practices.
A pre-submission teleconference will be held on May 10, 2018, from 9:00 - 10:00 AM local time. Participation is not required; however, it is strongly recommended. Information on how to participate in the pre-submission conference is provided in Section 1.5 of the solicitation document attached.

For additional information, contact:
Jay Simpson
Strategic Procurement
1817 South Neil Street
Suite 202
Champaign, IL 61820
Phone: (217) 265-0434
State Purchasing Officer - John Knittle
Submit 1 copies of the response as defined in the specifications. The University reserves the right to accept or reject any and all responses or parts thereof. Illinois Department of Human Rights (IDHR) eligibility number is required on all proposals, if applicable. There is a BEP goal for this procurement. See solicitation documentation for details. The contract(s) for this solicitation could exceed $50,000 annually.

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

  • 1JWS1807.docx (97 KB)
  • 1JWS1807Amendment1.pdf (89 KB)
  • 1JWS1807Amendment2.pdf (80 KB)

Other Public Documents

  • 1JWS1807BEPAwardInformation.docx (47 KB)

Public Opening Documents

  • 1JWS1807OpeningTab.pdf (378 KB)

Conflict of Interest Document

  • 1JWS1807COIRR_EY.pdf (385 KB)
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