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.

Ben Fuller House Interpretive Center and Parking Lot Lighting

Bid Due: 2015-06-10, 1:30 p.m.

EXTENDED - Bid Due: June 10, 2015, 1:30 p.m. 

Refer to Addendum No. 1 – Section 0900 of the Specifications and Bid Proposal – for complete details on revised deadlines. 

Sealed bids will be received at the main office of the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County, 3 South 580 Naperville Road, Wheaton, Illinois, 60189-8761 until 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, June 10, 2015 and will be publicly opened at that time and location, for a project titled "Ben Fuller House Interpretive Center and Parking Lot Lighting." The bids must be accompanied by a 10% bid security. The scope of work includes the renovation of a 1082 sf (2) story 1840’s farmhouse and construction of a 503 sf (1) story addition with related site work, lighting and utilities. The first floor will be built out for use as an interpretive center. Outdoor lighting of the pathways around the house and adjacent parking lot include (5) 25’ tall LED street lights, (5) 14’ tall decorative LED area lights with custom stone bases, (3) pole mounted flood lights, approx. 1,000 LF of 2” PVC conduit with 3 flexible fiber inner ducts of which 700’ will be directionally bored and 300’ trenched in, and approx. 2,400’ new wiring and 20’ sleeving under new pavement. New utilities to the house include 340’ water main, 305’ of 1½” water service, storm and sanitary sewer, electric, communications and gas. Contractor qualifications include general contractor IDOT prequalification and IDOT prequalification for the electrical contractor performing work within the York Rd. right-of-way. Some of the work will be bid as alternates. Selection of alternates will be based upon available funds.

A MANDATORY pre-bid meeting will be held at 3803 S. York Rd, Oak Brook, IL 60523 (parking lot at intersection of York and Spring Rds.) on Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at 1:30 pm. Consideration of contract award will likely be made on Tuesday, July 7, 2015.

Plans, specifications, and bid forms may be downloaded here. An office copy is available for viewing at the above address between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday – Friday. This project is subject to the Prevailing Wage Act. Minority and Female business enterprises are encouraged to submit bids on the project and successful contract bidders are encouraged to utilize Minority and Female business enterprises as subcontractors for supplies, equipment, services and construction. The Forest Preserve Commission reserves the right to reject any or all bids and to waive technicalities. The construction estimate is $773,000. Any questions should be directed to Jessica Ortega, Landscape Architect Supervisor, at (630) 871-6404. 

Installation of Trail Signage at Waterfall Glen Forest Preserve

Bid Due: 2015-06-02, 2:30 p.m.

Sealed bids will be received at the main office of the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County, 3S580 Naperville Road, Wheaton, Illinois, 60189 until 2:30 p.m., Tuesday, June 2, 2015 and will be publicly opened at that time and location, for a project entitled “Installation of Trail Signage at Waterfall Glen Forest Preserve.” The scope of work includes removal and disposal of wood and steel sign posts and aluminum signs; installation of galvanized steel Type A and Type B sign posts; salvage and installation of existing aluminum signs; installation of aluminum sign panels provided by Owner; and installation of recycled plastic sign posts provided by Owner with attached aluminum sign panels by Owner. Consideration of contract award will likely be made on July 7, 2015.

Plans, specifications, and bid forms may be downloaded here. An office copy is available for viewing at the District’s Administrative Offices, 3S580 Naperville Road, Wheaton between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday – Friday. This project is subject to the Prevailing Wage Act. The Forest Preserve Commission reserves the right to reject any or all bids and waive technicalities. The construction estimate is $24,000.

Please call Mark Decker, Landscape Architect at 630-462-8712 with any questions related to this project.

New Seal Master SP 300 Dual Spray/Squeegee Seal Coat Applicator

Bid Due: 2015-06-01, 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, Illinois 60148 until 9:00 a.m. Central Time on Monday, June 1, 2015 for the following: 

“New Seal Master SP 300 Dual Spray/Squeegee Seal Coat Applicator”

Bid specifications, and bid forms may be obtained from the above address between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. – Monday through Friday. Any questions should be directed to Chris Lyon at (630) 580-7100. The Forest Preserve Commission reserves the right to reject any or all bids and to waive technicalities.

FOREST PRESERVE DISTRICT OF DUPAGE COUNTY
P.O. BOX 5000
Wheaton, IL 60189-5000
(630) 933-7200

Churchill Woods Forest Preserve Habitat Improvement Project ‒ Babcock Grove Selective Brush Removal

Bid Due: 2015-05-29, 11 a.m.

Bid Open: 2015-05-29, 11:05 a.m.

The Forest Preserve District of DuPage County, Wheaton, Illinois will accept sealed bids for the “Churchill Woods Forest Preserve Habitat Improvement Project-Babcock Grove Selective Brush Removal.” Sealed bids will be received at District Headquarters until Friday, May 29, 2015, 11 a.m. at the District’s Administrative Offices at 3 S. 580 Naperville Road, Wheaton, IL 60189-5000. Bids will be opened on Friday, May 29, 2015, 11:05 a.m., at the Administrative Headquarters located at the above address. It is anticipated that the District’s Board of Commissioners will consider the bids on or about Tuesday, June 16, 2015. Bids received after the bid closing deadline for submission will not be accepted and will be returned unopened. The Forest Preserve District of DuPage County seeks a contractor to perform selective brush removal, and chemical control of exotic and overstocked woody species.

Invitation to bid, specifications, and bid forms can be downloaded by clicking here.

A MANDATORY pre-bid meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 10:00 A.M. at Churchill Woods Forest Preserve. The meeting will be held east of Swift Rd. on the North side of St. Charles Rd. at the entrance to the East Sector Center. Location details are outlined within the bid document.

All potential bidders will be required to have extensive proven experience with selective brush removal and chemical control of exotic and overstocked woody species in natural areas within the Chicago Wilderness Region. References shall be reviewed upon bid submittal.

The Forest Preserve Commission reserves the right to reject any or all bids and to waive technicalities. 

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

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