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2015 Construction Summit Overview
The University of Illinois is hosting its 2015 Construction Summit as an initiative to significantly increase diversity among higher education vendors through an event designed to help diverse businesses gain more access on construction projects.
Are you a minority, woman, and/or veteran business owner and want to do business with State of Illinois Universities on construction projects?
Are you prime seeking diverse businesses to partner with to fulfill the State of Illinois' diversity goals?
If yes, then this event is for you!
The construction summit will take place on Tuesday, November 10, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at UIC Student Center East. This event offers face-to-face opportunities for dialogue and networking between diverse business owners and university leaders, large private sector construction firms, government and assist agencies. The construction summit is open to all businesses who desire to do business with participating universities.
This event is a prime opportunity for diverse construction firms to:
- Speak directly with key representatives from state universities, governmental and assist agencies
- Find out what's in the pipeline
- Learn prequalification requirements
- Meet new contacts for networking and partnering
- Gain resources to grow your capacity
- Learn how to become a certified MBE/FBE/PBE/DBE/VOSB/SDVOSB vendor that will qualify them for additional opportunities.
2015 Construction Summit Panel Discussion:
The Construction Summit will include a morning and afternoon panel discussion.
Session I workshop:
11:00 - 12:15 p.m.
Session I panel discussion is targeted to Architects and Engineers (A/E's). This panel will provide insight into the Qualifications Based Section Process (QBS) & the design proposal submittal and evaluation process. Learn about the criteria the University evaluates and what A/E's need to know to become successful proposers.
Do's, Don'ts and Insights into the University of Illinois Design Submittal Evaluation Process. A panel discussion with professional service decision-makers from the University campuses.
The panel will consist of:
Kevin Duff—Assistant Director of Planning and Design, University Office of Capital Programs and Real Estate Services
Greg Quinn—Associate Director, Office of Capital Programs, University of Illinois at Chicago
Ted Christy—Associate Director of Planning, Division of Capital Programs, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Jim Sims—Senior Planner, Division of Capital Programs, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Session II workshop:
1:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Session II panel discussion is targeted to construction contractors to help them understand existing Job Order Contracting (JOC) and Contractor Services Programs. Learn about the criteria the University evaluates and what contractors need to know to become successful proposers.
Getting Ready for JOC and Small Construction Contracting Opportunities at the University of Illinois. A panel discussion.
The panel will consist of:
Vy Milunas- Director of Project Management, Physical Plant Administration, University of Illinois at Chicago
Clarence Bridges- Executive Director of Operations and Maintenance, Physical Plant Administration, University of Illinois at Chicago
Carl Wegel- Director of Maintenance and Small Capital Programs, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Latonya Webb- Assistant Director of Contracts Administration, Division of Capital Programs, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Last Updated: September 25, 2015