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 Two

Bid Due: 2017-08-10, 10:30 a.m.

Bid Open: 2017-08-10, 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, 60189-8761 until 10:30 a.m., Thurs., Aug. 10, 2017, and will be publicly opened at that time and location, for a project titled “District Wide Trail Signage Phase Two.” The bids must be accompanied by a 10% bid security. The scope of work includes removal and disposal of steel sign posts and aluminum signs; installation of 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 provided by owner with aluminum sign panels provided by owner; and assembly and installation of aluminum interpretive sign frames provided by owner. 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 Wed., Aug. 2 at 1:30 pm. Consideration of contract award will likely be made on Sept. 5, 2017.

Plans, specifications, and bid forms may be downloaded here. A hard copy is available for viewing at the District’s Administrative Offices, at the above address between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Mon. – Fri. This project is subject to the Prevailing Wage Act. The contractor shall also abide by the employment of Illinois Workers on Public Works Act (30 ILCS 570, sec 1-7). The Forest Preserve Commission reserves the right to reject any or all bids and waive technicalities. The construction estimate for this project is $70,000. Please call Mark Decker, landscape architect, at 630-462-8712 with any questions related to this project.

Supply and Delivery of Uniforms

Bid Due: 2017-08-07, 11 a.m.

Bid Open: 2017-08-07, 11:05 a.m.

Sealed bids for the supply and delivery of uniforms will be received at the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County, located at 3S580 Naperville Road in Wheaton, IL 60189 until 11 a.m. local time on Aug. 7, 2017, and opened at 11:05 a.m. on Aug. 7, 2017 at the same location. Consideration of contract award will likely be made at a Forest Preserve District Commission meeting in September. Invitation to bid, specifications and bid forms may be obtained by contacting Lorene Mensinga, Project Representative at 630-933-7086 or downloaded from the District’s website at: https://dupageforest.sharefile.com/d-sdc2e8df43da4d6ba 

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

Forest Preserve District of DuPage County
3S580 Naperville Road
Wheaton, IL 60189
Attention: Lorene Mensinga
630-933-7086 Monday – Friday from 7:45 a.m. – 4 p.m. 

Prefabricated Washroom and Concession Building at The Preserve at Oak Meadows

Bid Due: 2017-07-31, 1:30 p.m.

Bid Open: 2017-07-31, 1:30 p.m.

Sealed bids will be received at the main office of the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County, 3S580 Naperville Road, Wheaton, Illinois, 60189-8761 until 1:30 p.m. on Monday July 31, 2017 and will be publicly opened at that time and location, for a project entitled "Prefabricated Washroom and Concession Building at The Preserve at Oak Meadows." The bids must be accompanied by a 10 percent bid security. The project consists of the manufacturing, shipping, delivery, and placement of a prefabricated concrete building with flush washrooms and concession area at The Preserve at Oak Meadows Golf Course in Addison / Wood Dale, Illinois. The building shall include both a men’s and women’s washroom with two water closets per washroom with lavatory; the concession area shall include concession window, triple basin sink, lavatory, and mop sink; a plumber’s chase; and a covered porch. The project will also include the production of all drawings and calculations sealed by a licensed Illinois Structural Engineer and/ or Architect in order to obtain all necessary building permits from permitting agencies having jurisdiction over the work. The drawings and calculations shall comply with all federal, state, and local building codes, including but not limited to DuPage County Building Code, DuPage County Health Code, Illinois Plumbing Code and all other applicable codes. Consideration of contract award will likely be made on Tuesday Aug. 15, 2017.

This project is subject to the Illinois Prevailing Wage Act, 820 ILCS 130/0.01 et seq. The contractor shall also abide by the employment of Illinois Workers on Public Works Act (30 ILCS 570, sec 1-7). Minority business firms are encouraged to submit bids on the project and successful contract bidders are encouraged to utilize minority businesses as subcontractors for supplies, equipment, services and construction.

Plans, specifications, and bid forms in PDF format may be downloaded at: https://dupageforest.sharefile.com/d-s78f50982457436ca. A hard copy may be reviewed at the main office, at the above address between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Mon. – Fri. The Forest Preserve District's Board of Commissioners reserves the right to reject any or all bids and to waive technicalities. The Project Manager’s estimate, including alternates, is approximately $185,000.00. Any questions should be directed to the District’s Project Manager, Jon Melin, at (630) 462-8709.

Landfill Gas & Leachate System Improvements at Mallard North Landfill

Bid Due: 2017-07-28, 2 p.m.

Bid Open: 2017-07-28, 2 p.m.

Sealed bids will be received at the main office of the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County, 3S580 Naperville Road, Wheaton, Illinois, 60189-8761 until 2 p.m., Friday, July 28, 2017 and will be publicly opened at that time and location, for a project titled "Landfill Gas & Leachate System Improvements at Mallard North Landfill.” The bids must be accompanied by a 10% bid security. The project consists of providing and/or installing: 28 dual extraction wells; 10 leachate extraction wells; remote extraction wellheads; 10”, 8”, and 6” diameter HDPE piping to connect new and existing wells with associated road crossings, header access risers, isolation valves, and condensate collection sumps; air supply and forcemain piping and electrical conduit with associated cleanouts, air release and isolation valves; leachate collection trench with associated cleanouts, header access risers, and leachate collection sumps; direct burial electrical service leachate storage tank facility; utility flare equipment; air compressor and air dryer system; primary electrical service conduit including a transformer pad; direct burial electrical service from leachate tank storage facility to an existing tie-in located on the south side of the facility; electrical work to connect the new utility flare and leachate storage facility to new primary electric service provided by others; abandonment of existing features; vegetative restoration and other ancillary work.

This project is subject to the Illinois Prevailing Wage Act, 820 ILCS 130/0.01 et seq. The contractor shall also abide by the employment of Illinois Workers on Public Works Act (30 ILCS 570, sec 1-7). Consideration of contract award will likely be made on Tuesday, August 15, 2017.

Plans, specifications and bid forms in PDF format may be downloaded here. Please provide a valid email address, contact information and phone number to receive addendums or other important project information. A hard copy will be available after July 14 at the main office, at the above address between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday – Friday.

A MANDATORY pre-bid meeting will be held on July 20, 2017 at 2 p.m. at the main office. The Forest Preserve Commission 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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