Request for Proposal – Architectural Design & Engineering Services

Start Early is seeking Architectural Design & Engineering Services to support the new construction of an early learning facility in Zion, Illinois, or Beach Park, Illinois for the Educare of Lake County project.

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For more details about the project and requirements, please review the Request for Proposal.

By January 22, 2024, we hope to select a contractor to provide Architectural Design & Engineering Services. This contractor will work in partnership with the Owner’s Representative, Cullen Construction Management, and Start Early to design the Start Early Educare Lake County site according to the scope of work.

All questions should be directed to RFPStartEarly@CullenCM.com by noon CST December 22, 2023. A summary of questions and responses will be shared on Start Early’s website by December 28th. Inquiries will not be individually answered and must be submitted by email. The proposal submission deadline is noon on January 8, 2024.

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Request for Proposal Submission & Selection Timeline

Prospective Vendors Written Inquiry Deadline (No questions will be accepted after this date and time)

December 22, 2023

Start Early’s response to written inquiries

December 28, 2023

Proposal Submission Deadline

January 8, 2024

Firm Selection

January 22, 2024

Contract

Mid-February 2024

Completion of Project

August 2025

Request for Proposal Submission & Selection Timeline

Prospective Vendors Written Inquiry Deadline (No questions will be accepted after this date and time)

Start Early’s response to written inquiries

Proposal Submission Deadline

Firm Selection

Contract

Completion of Project

December 22, 2023

December 28, 2023

January 8, 2024

January 22, 2024

Mid-February 2024

August 2025

Responses to Written Inquiries

Start Early released a Request for Proposal on Monday, December 18, 2023, for architectural design and engineering services for a large early learning center in Lake County, Illinois. All questions submitted by the December 22, 2023, deadline for inquiries will be compiled and answered below. Answers will post on December 28, 2023.