Contractor Services

Contractor Services provides campus clients with a "One Stop" program for using the services of contractors. Contractors respond to a Request for Proposal posted on the Illinois Public Higher Education Procurement Bulletin stating which of the 29 divisions of work they can perform and providing an hourly rate for each trade. You may work directly with the contractor to determine the scope and price of a project.

Getting Started

Contractor Services requests are entered through the Facilities & Services my.FS Portal . You can also click the "Start a Project" button to the left.

Once in the Service Request window, you should select Contractor Services as the "Type" of request and then enter as much information about the project as possible.

Making a Request in the my.FS Portal

selecting Contractor Services in the portal

The preferred method for requesting Contractor Services is to complete the online request process and let F&S review your project and select an appropriate pre-qualified contractor. All Contractor Services requests are reviewed by Construction Services staff before the building permits are issued. Project details and a scope should be included in the Contractor Services request when it is submitted.

When a specialty contractor is required, Contractor Services must work with Purchasing for approval. Do not execute the work and then seek permission, as payment may be withheld.

General Rules

  • No more than $100,000 per contractor per project, including change orders
  • No more than $250,000 cumulative total contracts when using multiple contractors