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Anixter Center announces the appointment of four new members to our Board of Directors: Julie Faulhaber (Vice President, Enterprise Medicaid for Health Care Service Corporation), Elio Montenegro (CEO, Genesis Healthcare Inc.), Sean Murphy (President/CEO, SP Murphy, Inc.) and Lisa Ouzounian (Director of Government Relations for the Greater Chicago Region, Comcast). The diverse group comes from a variety of private-sector backgrounds and will use their knowledge and networks to help Anixter Center thrive in the coming years.

Ivanhoe's Medical Breakthroughs recently covered our "Hear The Cheers" co-captain, Eliza Peters. Fifteen-year-old Eliza Peters lost most of her hearing by the time she was five, but she never lost heart. On the basketball court or the dance floor, Eliza was able to hear the cheers with the help of her hearing aids and she's helping other student athletes do the same.

Click here to learn more about "Hear The Cheers."

 

The Challenge is ON!
 
We’re really excited to announce Lekotek’s participation in this year’s Art Van Charity Challenge. It's a 5-week fundraising campaign launched by Art Van Furniture that runs through June 22, 2016.

PROPOSAL DEADLINE EXTENSION - MAY 13, 2016


Does Anixter have plans of the buildings, a survey for the land parcels and any appraisal information? If so, can any of this be provided?
At this moment we can provide copies of land parcels and surveys for 2001 N. Clybourn.

A "health district" is referenced in II.C.2. Future Office Space Considerations. Is this with specific reference to the Illinois Medical District or something more general?
Illinois Medical District is preferred.

Are you willing to share your proposal scoring methodology so that we can better target our response?
Anixter Center's evaluation process will be objective and will be completed by a knowledgeable subcommittee of our board of directors and the executive leadership team.

You indicated that you want to put the 2001 Building up for sale by July 15, 2016, which would imply that Anixter is hoping to move the administrative offices ASAP.
Yes

Are there any time constraints with respect to this requirement? Would Anixter move these offices prior to the sale?
Choice of move dates will be determined by what is less disruptive and most cost efficient for Anixter.

Has a budget been established for the rent of the admin offices and the two programs?
Anixter Center is open to all class B and C buildings.

Does Anixter have an architect chosen for this project?
No

Any issues with future expansion, flexibility that we should take into account when considering options?
No


Has the Board of Directors given a Directive to move?
Anixter Center's board is involved.

Does the 2001 building need to be sold before a lease will be signed for the new office space?
No but listed.

What is the motivation to move?
NA

Do you have to move or are you simply surveying the market?
NA

Is the brokerage commission for the sale of the 2001 building going to come out of the Sales Price collected by Anixter and paid by Anixter to the broker?
Please refer to section lll. Contract Pricing in RFP.

What is their budget as it pertains to leasing?
Anixter Center is open to discussion keeping in mind we are a nonprofit.

What are their ideal lease terms?
We expect the successful respondent to this RFP will provide the best advice in this area.

How many parking spaces will the Center require?
None, but access to parking or public transportation nearby is required.

Will we have the opportunity to meet with decision makers for a pre-qualification meeting?
No, once all proposal have been reviewed by the evaluation committee we will invite vendors that best meet our criteria to present.

What is the timeline for choosing a broker?
Ideally June 1st

May we please obtain a copy of Anixter Center's conflict of interest policy?
Please find PDF link below

Are there any specific amenities you are looking for in a building, i.e. fitness center, deli, covered parking, security, etc.?
Please find Excel link below, refer to column 'E"

Is there a radius from your current location that you are looking to stay within?
Please find Excel link below, refer to column 'E"

For clarification, is the Anixter Center looking to move it's 5 programs into 5 different office locations?
Please find Excel link below, refer to column 'E"

What is the minimum and maximum square footage for each office?
Please find Excel link below, refer to column 'E"

Is it mandatory to have an office within Chicago city limits?
Please find Excel link below, refer to column 'E"

For the new office space, what is the projected size (in Rentable Square feet- RSF ) of this facility?
Please find Excel link below, refer to column 'E"

It appears as if the administrative offices would go to a separate location, away from the two program requirements. Are we interpreting that correctly, or would the admin offices co locate with one of the programs? Also, do the programs have any special requirements that we should be aware of as far as their real estate needs?
Please find Excel link below, refer to column 'E"

We understand that AC hasn't completed space programming for the two new locations desired but can you provide more details on the potential requirements?
Please find Excel link below, refer to column 'E"

We understand that Anixter will vacate the 25ksf 2001 building. How much space will that require in a new location?
Please find Excel link below, refer to column 'E"

For those two programs being pulled out of 2032 N Clybourn, what is the size and characteristics of the new space?
Please find Excel link below, refer to column 'E"

Does Anixter already have a space program defined for the 50 person requirement or the two programs that would be relocating?
Please find Excel link below, refer to column 'E"

 

Download Links:

PDF File - Conflict of Interest Statement

Excel File - Departments & Consideration's

You are invited to submit a proposal for the sale of the property located at 2001 N. Clybourn Avenue, the relocation of approximately 50 staff members that currently work at this site and include a plan to relocate an additional two programs that currently operate out of our 2032 N. Clybourn Avenue location. As per the attached RFP, part of the relocation project will be identifying new locations which will render greater opportunities for client recruitment, service expansion and improved efficiencies for these programs. The Lester and Rosalie Anixter Center Sale and Relocation project, in accordance with the requirements set forth in the attached request for proposal (RFP), which is also available on-line at www.Anixter.org.

The Lester and Rosalie Anixter Center (Anixter Center), is a non-profit agency in Chicago that provides an array of services and supports for individuals with disabilities and related challenges to live, learn, work and play in the community.

Questions regarding the RFP must be addressed in writing, by the close of business and addressed to: Marta Considine - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., no later than April 22, 2016.


If you intend to respond to the RFP, please include: 1) a written confirmation that you meet all minimum requirements, 2) an overview of your organization, 3) description of qualifications and experience, 4) names and qualifications of account executives/lead real estate professionals that will be assigned and 5) include five client references and a sample of your brokerage service agreement.

The response should be submitted to Marta Considine, Information and Logistics Manager, 2001 N. Clybourn Avenue, 3rd Floor, Chicago, IL 60614 via USPS and/or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., and be received no later than May 2nd, 2016 (see Page 1 of the RFP). Anixter Center will not accept your proposal if you do not submit your proposal within the specified time period. If you have not received an email from Marta Considine by May 3, 2016 confirming receipt of your proposal, please contact her at: (773) 973-7900 x 245.

Marta Considine will be the single point of contact for all inquiries and correspondences.

Download RFP# 2001-2016 Here

Download Cover Letter Here

I thank you for your time, effort, and interest in the Lester and Rosalie Sale and Relocation project.

Sincerely,

Tere-Blue

Dr. Teresa Garate
President & CEO

 

 

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