University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Professional and Artistic RFP: ISR - Townsend & Wardall Halls Renovation
Award Info Published Thursday December 13, 2018
Awarded to:
Vendor: Turner Construction Company, Champaign, IL
Amount: $3,312,972
Section: Professional Service (unsuccessful, responsive bidders: 1)
Terms:  One-time transaction
Number of unsuccessful, responsive bidders: 1
This project will renovate residential housing space for students in Townsend and Wardall Hall. The renovation will address accessibility issues and upgrade building infrastructure including mechanical systems, electrical systems, plumbing systems, new windows and new single occupant showers.
The State Purchasing Officer for this procurement is now John Knittle.
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 24, 2018
Confirming submittal date is Thursday, June 7, 2018.

Correction made to attachment entitled "RFPU18041adandattachmentsrevised.pdf".
First published Thursday, May 10, 2018
Sealed proposals will be accepted at the address below until 4:00 PM, Thursday June 7, 2018:

The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois
c/o Facilities and Services - UIUC
1501 South Oak Street
Attention: Sandy Yoo,, 217.244.2528
Champaign, IL 61820

The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is seeking a CONSTRUCTION MANAGER (CM) Professional Services Consultant for the Illinois Street Residence (ISR) Halls - Townsend & Wardall Halls Renovation project.

The Illinois Street Residence Halls (Townsend and Wardall Halls) started construction in 1962 and was occupied in the fall of 1964. They have not had any significant upgrades and are in need of a major renovation of the entire facility. University Housing requested a feasibility study to plan for this major renovation and a report was produced dated March 2015 by BRIC Partnership. The study included recommended changes and updates to all existing infrastructure, such as HVAC, plumbing, and electrical systems, as well as utilities serving both buildings. This study provided a full building code, life safety and building accessibility analysis with recommended corrective measures. These renovations cost more money than University Housing could support so a new study was commissioned to reduce scope. BRIC Partnership prepared the reduced scope study and it was issued in November 2017.

The report revealed major deficiencies as shown on the attached. The report also revealed that the structure and basic student room configuration were in good condition.

The project shall consider including the scopes of work shown on the attached. Refer to the Townsend and Wardall Hall Renovation Project Scope Definition Feasibility Study dated November 2017 for additional information.

In general, the facility will be occupied during the renovation. Work will need to occur with minimal disruption throughout the duration of this project. The PSC shall develop a design and construction schedule in concert with the CM coordinated with and approved by the Owner which minimizes disruption to Townsend Hall, Wardall Hall and the ISR Dining Facility?s daily operation and classroom schedules. The PSC design shall clearly define any scope of work to be completed either outside of normal work hours or with any date constraints in the Bid Documents.

For further details, see attached project Program Statement, Attachment D.

See the attached file for more information.

For additional information, contact:
Mary White
807 S. Wright, Suite 340
Champaign, IL 61820
Phone: (217) 244-8518
FAX: (217) 244-0882
State Purchasing Officer - John Knittle
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

  • CMTemplate0118Agreement.pdf (515 KB)
  • Feasibilitystudyandreportspart1avol2.pdf (25 MB)
  • Feasibilitystudyandreportspart1avol3.pdf (49 MB)
  • Feasibilitystudyandreportspart1bvol2.pdf (54 MB)
  • Feasibilitystudyandreportspart1bvol3.pdf (22 MB)
  • Feasibilitystudyandreportspart1cvol2.pdf (3 MB)
  • Feasibilitystudyandreportspart1dvol2.pdf (4 MB)
  • Feasibilitystudyandreportspart1evol2.pdf (1 MB)
  • Feasibilitystudyandreportspart1vol1.pdf (9 MB)
  • Feasibilitystudyandreportspart2of2.pdf (25 MB)
  • ProgramStatement.pdf (7 MB)
  • RFPU18041adandattachments.pdf (160 KB)
  • RFPU18041adandattachmentsrevised.pdf (150 KB)

Conflict of Interest Document

  • SPOCOIRRDeterminationBAU18041Turner.pdf (193 KB)
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