Bids & Proposals

Doing Business With the Forest Preserve District

While Forest Preserve District employees perform land and facilities' maintenance, we often employ contractors for largescale construction or restoration projects.

The 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 also lists them on this page. 

A supplier who is aware of a solicitation may contact the department listed on the announcement to request a bid document.

The District's Board of Commissioners reserves the right to reject any or all bids and to waive technicalities. 

 

Current Bid & Proposal Announcements

The Forest Preserve District of DuPage County is currently seeking bids and proposals on the following projects.

 

Fleet Bids

The District’s Fleet Management purchases items such as vehicles, landscaping and construction equipment at various times throughout the year. Information and specifications about items out for bid can be found here. Please check dates for each bid, as they will not have the same due dates or meeting dates. It is the bidder’s responsibility to check back occasionally for all amendments and other documents.  


 

Willowbrook Crane Cage Mesh Replacement

Sealed bids will be received until 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 31 and will be publicly opened at that time for a project titled "Willowbrook Crane Cage Mesh Replacement" and will be opened  at the main office of the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County, 3 South 580 Naperville Road, Wheaton, Illinois, 60189-8761. The bids must be accompanied by a 10% bid security. The work involves removing existing nylon netting and furnishing & installing stainless steel mesh netting to the existing cage structure. One alternate for removing and installing new nylon netting at another enclosure is also included. 

A non-mandatory pre-bid meeting will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018 at the Willowbrook Wildlife Center, 525 S. Park Blvd, Glen Ellyn, IL 60137. Consideration of contract award will likely be made on Tuesday. Dec. 4, 2018.

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 here. A hard copy may be reviewed at the main office, at 3S580 Naperville Road, Wheaton, IL 60189 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. The Forest Preserve District Board of Commissioners reserves the right to reject any or all bids and to waive technicalities. The engineer’s estimate is $60,000, including alternates. Any questions should be directed to the District’s project manager, Matt Adams, at (630) 871-6424


 

Mayslake Main Staircase Restoration

Sealed bids will be received until 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 31 for a project titled "Mayslake Main Staircase Restoration" and will be publicly opened at that time at the main office of the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County, 3 South 580 Naperville Road, Wheaton, Illinois, 60189-8761. The bids must be accompanied by a 10% bid security. The work involves removing existing wood finishes on the main staircase, cleaning the wood and ornaments, repairing damage, staining, and refinishing all wood work. 

A non-mandatory pre-bid meeting will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018 at the Mayslake Peabody Estate, 1717 West 31st Street, Oak Brook, IL 60523. Consideration of contract award will likely be made on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018.

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 here. A hard copy may be reviewed at the main office, at 3S580 Naperville Road, Wheaton, IL 60189 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The Forest Preserve District Board of Commissioners reserves the right to reject any or all bids and to waive technicalities. The engineer’s estimate is $50,000, including alternates. Any questions should be directed to the District’s project manager, Matt Adams, at (630) 871-6424.


 

Consultant Statements of Qualification for Phase III Construction Engineering for Multipurpose Trail at Dunham Forest Preserve

The Forest Preserve District of DuPage County is accepting statements of qualification from consultants for Phase III construction engineering for a new multipurpose trail in Dunham Forest Preserve between Cornerstone Lakes Park and Army Trail Road in Wayne, IL. The evaluation criteria and weighting for this project is as follows: technical approach – 30%; staff and firm experience – 40%; work load capacity – 20%; and local presence – 10%.

Consultants should download an RFQ packet from the District here for a detailed description of the project, conflict of interest forms, and specific requirements for the format and content of their submission.

Qualification statements are due on or before Nov. 1, 2018 at 9 a.m. If interested, please provide three (3) paper copies and one electronic copy of your qualification statement to:

Christopher Welch, PE
Civil Engineer
Forest Preserve District of DuPage County
3 S 580 Naperville Road
Wheaton, IL 60189

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 5000
Wheaton, IL 60189-5000

Telephone: (630) 871-6411
Email: cwelch@dupageforest.org

The technical proposal must not contain any cost information. All proposals shall include a consultant’s disclosure statement and copy of IDOT Prequalification certification. 


 

Woodland Restoration Management at Green Valley and West Chicago Prairie Forest Preserves

The Forest Preserve District of DuPage County will accept sealed bids for the “Woodland Restoration Management at Greene Valley and West Chicago Prairie Forest Preserves”. Sealed bids will be received until Friday, Nov. 9, 2018 at 11 a.m. at the District’s headquarters at 3S580 Naperville Road in Wheaton, IL 60189. Bids will be opened on Friday, Nov. 9, 2018 at 11:03 a.m. at headquarters at the same address. Bids received after the bid closing deadline for submission will not be accepted and will be returned unopened. It is anticipated that the District’s Board of Commissioners will consider the bids on or about Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018.

The Forest Preserve District of DuPage County seeks a contractor(s) to perform various specialized ecological management tasks including, but not limited to: mowing and/or removal, disposal, and control of trees, shrubs, and other woody vegetation by chainsaw, brush cutter, and/or forestry equipment.

A mandatory pre-bid conference will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018 at 9 a.m. at Greene Valley Forest Preserve’s Hinterlong Woods and will then move to a second location at West Chicago Prairie Forest Preserve’s McQueen Savanna. For exact locations, please see the bid specifications.

All potential bidders will be required to have extensive proven experience with ecological management in natural areas within the Chicago Wilderness Region. References must be produced with bid submittal.

Invitation to bid, specifications and bid forms shall be requested by email at nfuller@dupageforest.org on Oct. 17, 2018 after 7 a.m.

The Forest Preserve District of DuPage County reserves the right to reject any or all bids and to waive technicalities.

Mailing Address
Forest Preserve District of DuPage County
PO Box 5000
Wheaton, IL 60189-5000