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.

District Wide Trail Signage Phase One

Bid Due: 2016-06-27, 10:30 a.m.

Bid Open: 2016-06-27, 10:30 a.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 10:30 a.m., Monday, June 27, 2016 and will be publicly opened at that time and location, for a project titled “District Wide Trail Signage Phase One.” The bids must be accompanied by a 10% bid security. The scope of work includes removal and disposal of wood and steel sign posts and aluminum signs; installation of galvanized steel sign posts; salvage and installation of existing aluminum signs; installation of aluminum sign panels provided by owner; assembly and installation of recycled plastic sign posts furnished by contractor with aluminum sign panels provided by owner; assembly and installation of aluminum interpretive sign frames provided by owner, and removal and relocation of aluminum interpretive sign frames. This work will be in four Forest Preserves in DuPage County.

A non-mandatory prebid meeting will be held at 3S580 Naperville Road, Wheaton, IL 60189 (Forest Preserve District Headquarters) on Friday, June 17 at 1:30 pm. Consideration of contract award will likely be made on July 19, 2016.

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 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 for this project is $127,000.

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