Bids and Proposals

Doing Business with the Forest Preserve District

While Forest Preserve District of DuPage County employees perform most of the maintenance and operation of District land and facilities, the District may employ contractors for large construction or restoration projects.

The Forest Preserve District purchases required goods and services in conformance with Illinois state law, the DuPage County Purchasing Ordinance, related resolutions of the Board of Commissioners and administrative policies. The District makes requirements for purchases under $20,000 in accordance with established procedures for small-dollar purchases and informal quotations. For purchases over $20,000, it advertises formal bid announcements in local newspapers and may also list them in the Current Bid and Proposal Announcements section below.

When a supplier is aware of a solicitation, it should contact the office listed on the announcement to request a bid document. The Forest Preserve District Board of Commissioners reserves the right to reject any or all bids and to waive technicalities.

Current Bid and Proposal Announcements

The Forest Preserve District of DuPage County is currently seeking bids and proposals on the following projects.

Midroof Ford Transit 250 cargo van

Bid Due: 2015-03-24, 9 a.m.

Sealed bids will be received at the Fleet Management facility of the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County, 881 W. St. Charles Rd., Lombard, IL 60148 until 9 a.m. on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 for the following: 

“One midroof Ford Transit 250 cargo van”

Bid specifications and bid forms may be obtained from the above address between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. Any questions should be directed to Chris Lyon at (630) 580-7100. The Forest Preserve District Board of Commissioners reserves the right to reject any or all bids and to waive technicalities.

Oak Meadows Golf Preserve Improvements

Bid Due: 2015-03-18, 9 a.m.

Sealed bids for the “Oak Meadows Golf Preserve Improvements” project will be received until Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at 9 a.m. at the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County headquarters at 3S580 Naperville Road in Wheaton, IL 60189 and opened publicly at that time and location. The bids must be accompanied by a 10 percent bid security. The scope of the work includes: reconstruction of an existing golf course; raising, relocating or removal of 12 existing single-span steel-truss bridges; construction of approximately 3,000 linear feet of storm sewer ranging in size from 10 to 30 inches and the placement of over 3,500 linear feet of under drain, construction of over 2,300 lineal feet of HMA cart paths, removal of two dams and construction of subsequent cobble rock and boulders; in-stream habitat work including diversion of Salt Creek; tree and brush clearing, plug planting, and restoration seeding; 3 to 5 years of ecological management, wetland monitoring and reporting; and other collateral work, such as demolition and sediment erosion control. Some of the work will be bid as alternates. Selection of alternates will be based upon available funds.

A mandatory pre-bid meeting for interested contractors will be held at the District headquarters on Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015 at 9 a.m. Failure to be signed in and present by 9 a.m. and to attend the entire mandatory pre-bid conference will disqualify a bidder from bidding on this project.

Consideration of contract award will likely be made on Tuesday, April 21, 2015.

Plans, specifications, and bid forms are available for download. The District’s Board of Commissioners reserves the right to reject any or all bids and to waive technicalities. Any questions should be directed to the District’s Project Manager, Brock Lovelace at (630) 933-7234.
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