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.

Fullersburg Woods Lighting and Electrical Improvements

Bid Due: 2016-06-01, 1:30 p.m.

Bid Open: 2016-06-01, 1:30 p.m.

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 June 1, 2016 at 1:30 p.m., and will be publicly opened at that time and location, for a project titled "Fullersburg Woods Lighting and Electrical Improvements." The bids must be accompanied by a 10% bid security. Main components of work including alternates involve preparing final design documents based on the District’s schematic design, permitting, and installation of outdoor lighting and electrical outlets in the preserve parking lots and areas of pathways near the parking lot, including directional boring of electrical conduit, construction of masonry base path lights, installation of parking lot and entry drive lights, installation of electrical outlets in the preserve interior, and installation of electrical distribution and timing systems. Contractor will be responsible for production of final permit drawings and all submittals and fees associated with project permitting through DuPage County. Some work will be bid as alternates and 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 (intersection of York and Spring Rds.) on Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at 1:30 p.m. Consideration of contract award will likely be made on June 21, 2016.

Plans, specifications, and bid forms may be downloaded here. This project is subject to the Prevailing Wage Act. The Forest Preserve Commission reserves the right to reject any or all bids and to waive technicalities. The construction estimate for the base bid is $199,000, the estimate for Alternate No. 1 is $119,000, and the estimate for Alternate No. 2 is $85,000. Direct questions to Mark Decker, Landscape Architect at (630) 462-8712.

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