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 30 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 or have F&S coordinate the work for you.

You can check out some information on unit responsibility and accountability here. Or, click here to read up on contractor mandatory requirements. Click here for current FY contractors by division of work.

Getting Started - Project Request

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, Construction Services must work with Campus Purchasing for approval. Do not execute the work and then seek permission, as payment may be withheld. 

Contractor Services requests as they pertain to projects are entered in the Contractor Pricing Proposal Portal, which can be addressed by contacting the phone number on the left-hand side of the page. You can also click the "Start a Project" button to the left.

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
  • Getting Started - Service Requests

    Requests for service 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

    COVID-response measures

    The safety and well-being of our faculty, staff, students, and visitors is central to our efforts to prepare the campus to return to on-site work. As we work together to create an environment that minimizes the spread of COVID-19, the university community will return to campus feeling safe and confident in their learning and work environment. This transition will take several weeks, with many employees continuing to work remotely.

    As you resume or continue to work, you will notice university employees beginning to populate facilities. Please provide the following direction to your employees

    • All employees must abide by your COVID-19 Health & Safety Plan
    • All employees must abide by the university’s COVID-19 guidelines
      • Employees and visitors who are medically able to do so, must wear a face covering or mask while in campus facilities unless they are alone in their office with the door closed.             
      • Employees and visitors must maintain six feet of social distancing whenever possible.
      • Be aware of and respect other people’s personal space.
      • Avoid direct physical contact with other people. Do not shake hands, high-five, or engage in other person-to-person contact unless necessary (e.g., medical emergency).
      • Frequently practice proper hand hygiene.
      • Clean and disinfect personal workstations on a regular basis.

    The university has installed signage throughout buildings to communicate such guidelines. The use of good hand washing hygiene, face coverings, and maintaining social distancing principles are essential ways we can reduce the spread of COVID-19 and keep each other safe as we return to on-campus work.

    Thank you for working with us to keep everyone safe as we return to on-campus operations.