The University Office of Capital Programs and Real Estate Services (UOCP&RES) facilitates and oversees the development of and adherence to policies, procedures and systems pertaining to the built environment of the University. To learn how to do business as a contractor or a design professional, click on the following topics to see more information:
Capital Program Utilization Goals
Contractors: The goal is 22% for the Chicago campus and 15% for the Peoria, Rockford, Springfield and Urbana campuses.
Design Professionals (Architects and Engineers): The current goal established in 30 ILCS 575 et seq is 20% for utilization of businesses owned by minority, female and persons with disabilities.
Contractor Annual Prequalification System
Contractors interested in competitively bidding on a University of Illinois project must be prequalified annually
in the Contractor Annual Prequalification System (CAPS) which is now a module within VSA. Contractors can submit prequalifications for any of the
University of Illinois campuses and various divisions of work, check on their prequalification statement status, and renew their prequalification statements.
If you need to register, use the Vendor Registration
Design Professionals Prequalification Requirements
Architectural and Engineering firms must prequalify with the Capital Development Board.
Vendor Services Application
The Vendor Services Application collects basic information about a vendor (or other external organization) and its related employees in a central location. VSA vendor records and user accounts will share information with capital applications (e.g., PRZM, CAPS), ensuring that a vendor’s legal name, location(s), address(es), and related information are consistent and accurate. See Vendor Services Help Document for information.
Last Updated: June 15, 2015