Illinois Tollway Seeks Firms for Upcoming Work on Move Illinois Projects

Seven contracts worth an estimated $104 million including design, construction and owners representative services

Downers Grove, IL, October 16, 2018 -– The Illinois Tollway today announced that it is seeking firms to provide design and construction management services for seven new contracts for its 15-year, $14 billion capital program Move Illinois: The Illinois Tollway Driving the Future.

The contracts included in Professional Services Bulletin 18-4 will provide for an upcoming estimated $104 million in professional engineering services related to the Tollway’s Move Illinois Program.

Contracts being advertised today include:

  • One design corridor management contract for the new I-490 Tollway.
  • One construction corridor management and owners representative contract for the new I-490 Tollway.
  • One design upon request contract for the Central Tri-State Tollway (I-294) Project.
  • One construction management upon request contract for pavement preservation on the Reagan Memorial Tollway (I-88).
  • Three construction management contracts for work on the Tri-State Tollway (I-94), the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway and the Reagan Memorial Tollway (I-88).

Firms interested in submitting a proposal can visit the “Doing Business” section on the Tollway’s website for more information. Submissions are due November 5, 2018, with contracts expected to be awarded by the Illinois Tollway Board of Directors in 2019. Work is expected to begin next year.

Illinois Tollway professional services contracts are awarded through the qualifications-based selection (QBS) process (Illinois Public Act 87-673 {30 ILCS 535/1-535/80}) Architectural, Engineering and Land Surveying Qualifications-Based Selection Act), which requires state agencies to select professional architects, engineers and surveyors on the basis of demonstrated competence and professional qualifications. Staff from the Department of Engineering checks statements of interest to ensure that specified pre-qualifications and documentation are met and then reviews and scores statements of interest based on the selection criteria outlined for each project. Executives from the Department of Engineering then review the scoring, as well as each firm’s capacity, and identify the top recommended firms per project. To complete the review, a committee of Tollway professionals and independent engineering officials considers the top recommended firms and finalizes the top three firms in ranked order. The Tollway then seeks to negotiate a final contract price with the top-ranked firm.

About Move Illinois

The Illinois Tollway’s 15-year, $14 billion capital program, Move Illinois: The Illinois Tollway Driving the Future, is improving mobility, relieving congestion, reducing pollution, creating as many as 120,000 jobs and linking economies throughout the region. The first six years of Move Illinois are on schedule and within budget, delivering the new Illinois Route 390 Tollway and a rebuilt and widened Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90) with its new SmartRoad corridor, as well as opening a new interchange connecting the Tri-State Tollway (I-294) to I-57. Progress continues on projects addressing the remaining needs of the existing Tollway system, delivering the new I-490 Tollway Project and reconstruction of the Central Tri-State Tollway (I-294) and planning for emerging projects.

About the Illinois Tollway

The Illinois Tollway is a user-fee system that receives no state or federal funds for maintenance and operations. The agency maintains and operates 294 miles of roadways in 12 counties in Northern Illinois, including the Reagan Memorial Tollway (I-88), the Veterans Memorial Tollway (I-355), the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90), the Tri-State Tollway (I-94/I-294/I-80) and the Illinois Route 390 Tollway.

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