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.

Horse Fence Removal and Installation at the Timber Ridge Forest Preserve

Bid Due: 2014-10-30, 10 a.m.

Bid Open: 2014-10-30, 10:02 a.m.

Sealed bids for a project titled "Invitation to Bid For Horse Fence Removal and Installation at The Timber Ridge Forest Preserve" in West Chicago, Illinois will be received at the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County Headquarters, P.O. Box 5000, Wheaton, IL 60189-5000 (mailing address), 3S580 Naperville Road, Wheaton, IL 60189-8761 (physical address) until 10 a.m. on Oct. 30, 2014. Components of the bid involve the Contractor to provide all labor, material and equipment to remove and dispose of existing fence as well as fill post holes and install new fencing, per the Invitation to Bid. Bids must be accompanied by a 10% bid security.

Important dates for the Bid Process:
Mandatory Pre-bid Meeting: October 27, 2014 at 1 p.m. CST
All Questions/Clarifications/Substitutions Due: Oct. 28, 2014 at 10 a.m. CST
All Questions/Clarification/Substitutions Answered: Oct. 28, 2014 at 3 p.m. CST
Bids Due: Oct. 30, 2014 at 10 a.m. CST
Consideration of Contract Award: November 4, 2014

Bid specifications, plans and bid forms are available here. Bids must be submitted in the District supplied envelope. Envelopes will be supplied at the mandatory pre-bid onsite meeting. Hard-copies of the bid documents are available at the above main office address during Headquarter Offices operating hours. Questions may be answered by contacting the Project Representative, Keith McClow at (630) 364-0718

An awardee must submit all required documentation including, but not limited to the required insurance, Prevailing Wage Act documentation, subcontractor’s list, performance and payment bonds per the Invitation to bid. The Forest Preserve Commission reserves the right to reject any or all bids and to waive technicalities. This solicitation does not commit the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County to award a contract, to pay any cost incurred in the preparation of a bid or to procure or contract for the articles of goods or services. The Forest Preserve District of DuPage County reserves the right to cancel in part or in its entirety these bids if it is in the best interest of the District to do so.

Mailing Address
Forest Preserve District of DuPage County
P. O. Box 5000
Wheaton, IL 60189-5000
 

Spring Brook No. 1 Creek & Wetland Restoration – Phase 1

Bid Due: 2014-10-24, 11:00 a.m.

Bid Open: 2014-10-24, 11:05 a.m.

Notice is hereby given that the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County, Illinois, will receive sealed bids for the project titled “Spring Brook No. 1 Creek & Wetland Restoration – Phase 1.” Sealed bids will be received at District Headquarters, 3S580 Naperville Road, Wheaton, Illinois 60189 until 11:00 AM local time on Friday, October 24, 2014, at which time the bids will be publicly opened and read aloud. The bids must be accompanied by a 10% bid security. Main components of work involve excavation and stream channel construction, bridge work, and ecological restoration.

A mandatory, pre-bid conference will begin at the Headquarters of the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County, 3S580 Naperville Road, Wheaton, Illinois 60189 on Thursday, October 9, 2014 at 10:00 AM local time. Representatives must be signed in by 10:00 AM and must attend the entire meeting to fulfill the mandatory pre-bid conference requirement. The Forest Preserve Commission reserves the right to reject any or all bids and to waive technicalities.

Any questions should be directed to the Project Representative, Scott Meister, at (630) 933-7081.

Specifications of Bid Proposal (3 MB) are available here

Construction Plan Set – 11” x 17” (21 MB) is available here

Construction Plan Set – 22” x 34” (57 MB) is available here

Report of Soils Exploration (1 MB) is available here

Drain Tile Investigation (3 MB) is available here
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