Date First Offered
Emergency Water System Repairs, Quincy Veterans Home
Agency Reference Number:
CDB - Capital Development Board
CDB - Capital Development Board
Purchasing Agency SPO:
Description and Specifications:
The Department of Veterans’ Affairs requests that the Capital Development Board procure emergency design services to design and construct a water monitoring system in various buildings throughout the campus. The intent of the water monitor system is to continuously measure water disinfectant levels (i.e. chlorine). Should disinfectant levels fall below the established safe level, the buildings water system is automatically flushed, and the monitor system notifies the water treatment facility that there may be a problem in the building. The monitors are to be installed in all residential buildings at different points in the water system. The A/E will assist in making recommendations of where the monitors should be installed. Currently, disinfectant levels are checked manually under the direction of the facilities water management plan. This project began through the emergency selection of an Architect/Engineer (“A/E”); this exempts the selection from a 14-day solicitation required through Qualifications-Based Selection (“QBS”). BRiC Partnership was chosen because they are familiar with the site and remedial efforts to date, they have extensive CDB project experience and can respond immediately to this request for emergency services.
Notice Expiration Date:
The Illinois Veterans’ Home in Quincy provides long term skilled nursing care to approximately 380 elderly persons and employs over 500 direct care and support staff. The Home continues to experience Legionnaires' Disease outbreaks despite remedial efforts that took place in 2015. To date there have been 13 deaths and more than 60 ill residents and employees at the Home. The Department of Veterans’ Affairs requests that the Capital Development Board procure vendors under emergency purchases to design and construct a water monitoring system in various buildings throughout the campus. This project began through the emergency selection of an Architect/Engineer (“A/E”); this exempts the selection from a 14-day solicitation required through Qualifications-Based Selection (“QBS”). Considering the time frames needed for the selection, negotiation and execution of an A/E contract followed by bidding and award procedures, repairs at the Illinois Veterans’ Home under the existing processes would likely not begin for several months. For this reason, emergency purchases are necessary to protect against the threat to public health and safety and to prevent or minimize serious disruption in critical State services. BRiC Partnership was chosen because they are familiar with the site and remedial efforts to date, they have extensive CDB project experience and can respond immediately to this request for emergency services.
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Total Amount of Award:
(Total Dollar Value Only/Includes Any Renewal Options)
Estimated/Actual Value Description:
These are estimated costs to provide analysis, design, and construction documents to install a water monitoring system in various buildings on the Quincy Veterans Home campus. Scope may also include additional related work that is determined to be necessary in addressing the current crises at the Veteran’s Home.
Number of Responding Bidders:
Number of Unsuccessful Bidders:
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Listing of All Bidders/Offerors Considered But Not Selected:
Benton and Associates, Inc.
Vendor(s) Selected for Award
Amount of Award
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BRiC Partnership, LLC
401 S. Spring St.
NIGP Commodity/Service Code:
925 00 ENGINEERING SERVICES; PROFESSIONAL - All
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Emergency Purchase Statement - BRiC QVH 2.22.18 (1).pdf