Request for Proposals: Gymnasium and Administration Building Renovation

Plat of Survey (to view in Acrobat)
Master Plan General Schedule
Campus Buildings and Programmatic Plans Narrative


July 3, 2019

The Elgin Math and Science Academy (EMSA) located at 1600 Dundee Avenue in Elgin, IL 60120 is soliciting vendors with an expertise in historic building renovation and school architectural design to address EMSA’s existing gymnasium and administration building systems and structures, provide schematic design and permit drawing set on a timeline that is compatible with EMSA’s Master Plan Schedule.

Proposals must be submitted to EMSA’s CFO no later than 5:00 pm on Wednesday, July 24, 2019. A preliminary tour of the campus and its historic structures is available by appointment only by contacting EMSA’s CFO, Frank Bisconti, whose information is detailed below.

Thank you, in advance, for your response to the Request for Proposals.
Frank Bisconti
Chief Financial Officer
1600 Dundee Ave., Elgin, IL 60120-1608
Direct: (630) 883-5313


IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING COMPLIANCE WITH THE ILLINOIS PREVAILING WAGE ACT: Any firm selected to render services under this contract shall pay the “prevailing wage” within the meaning of the Illinois Prevailing Wage Act, 820 ILCS 130/.01 et seq. (“Act”) that can be reviewed at  The Act requires contractors and subcontractors to pay laborers, workers and mechanics performing services on public works projects no less than the current “prevailing rate of wages” (hourly cash wages plus amount for fringe benefits) in the county where the work is performed. The Illinois Department of Labor (“DOL”) publishes the prevailing wage rates on its website located at The DOL revises the prevailing wage rates from time to time and the contractor/subcontractor has an obligation to check the DOL’s website for revisions to prevailing wage rates. For information regarding current prevailing wage rates, please refer to the Illinois Department of Labor’s website. All contractors and subcontractors rendering services under the awarded contract must comply with all requirements of the Act, including but not limited to, all wage requirements and notice and record keeping duties.