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

The contracts included in the Professional Services Bulletin 18-1 will provide for an upcoming estimated $58 million in contracts related to the Tollway’s Move Illinois Program.

Contracts being advertised today include:

  • One planning study contract for extension of the Illinois Route 390 Tollway.
  • One design contract for bridge widening on the Reagan Memorial Tollway (I-88).
  • One systemwide design upon request contract.
  • One contract for landscape architecture services.
  • One contract for ITS services.
  • One construction management contract for roadway and bridge reconstruction on the Edens Spur (I-94/I-294).
  • Two construction management contracts for pavement preservation on the Tri-State Tollway (I-94/I-294).
  • One construction management contract for roadway and bridge rehabilitation and widening on the Tri-State Tollway.
  • One construction management upon request contract for the Tri-State Tollway (I-94/I-294).
  • Two construction management contracts for pavement preservation on the Reagan Memorial Tollway (I-88).
  • Two construction management upon request contracts.
  • One contract for document and process control services.

Firms interested in submitting a proposal can visit the “Doing Business” section on the Tollway’s website for more information. Submissions are due February 13, 2018, with contracts expected to be awarded by the Illinois Tollway Board of Directors summer 2018. Work is expected to begin this year.

Illinois Tollway professional engineering services contracts are selected in accordance with the qualifications-based selection 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, rather than low bid.

Contract services staff from the Engineering Department checks statements of interest to ensure that specified pre-qualifications and documentation requirements are met. Tollway engineers and managers then review and scores statements of interest based on the advertised selection criteria service. Tollway Diversity Department staff also reviews the statements of interest for compliance with advertised diversity criteria. Executives from the Engineering Department then review the scoring, as well as each firm’s capacity, and identify the top recommended firms per project. To complete the selection, 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. The award of a professional engineering services contract is dependent on approval by the Tollway Board of Directors.