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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

MANAGEMENT, PROFESSIONAL and ENTRY LEVEL DSPs
FRIDAY, APRIL 8, 2016
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

ANIXTER CENTER
6610 N. Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60626

ON-SITE INTERVIEWS WILL BE CONDUCTED FOR THE FOLLOWING POSITIONS:

ADVOCATES (CAREGIVERS, CNAs) - Assist clients with adaptive daily living and money management skills, medication administration, and community integration. Provide advocacy and case management service. Implement habilitation training, assistance, supervision, guidance, activities and support service to program clients.

BOARD CERTIFIED BEHAVIOR ANALYST (Full and Part-Time) - Provide quality behavioral services to adults with maladaptive behaviors who live in Anixter Center's Residential CILAs.

HOME BASED SERVICES CASE MANAGER and MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONAL – Provide case management services to individuals and their families. Develop Individual Treatment Plans, based on assessments, which address the service needs and planned interventions for achieving those needs.

RECREATIONAL THERAPIST (CTRS) - Help design and implement therapeutic programming that maximizes the potential for independence, enhances the quality of life and promotes community integration for individuals with a disability. Create a positive and enjoyable environment promoting social and recreational opportunities in concert with expressed desires of program participants.

RESIDENTIAL PROGRAM MANAGER - Oversee all aspects of daily operations of assigned programs, to collaborate with staff to assure delivery of quality services.

American Sign Language (ASL) skills are a plus.

Interested applicants must bring:
• High School Diploma or College Transcript
AND
If you're interested in a position with driving responsibilities:
• Driver's License with no moving violations in the past three years

DSP positions will require an assessment test.

We strongly recommend that you attend in person for immediate consideration and an onsite interview. If you are not able to attend our job fair but would like to support our mission to assist people with disabilities to live, learn, work and play in the community, please apply by submitting your resume on our website at https://anixter.companycareersite.com.

 

 

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