Bids & Proposals

Doing Business With the Forest Preserve District

While Forest Preserve District employees perform land and facilities' maintenance, we often employ contractors for large-scale 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. 


Project Bids 

The Preserve at Oak Meadows Audio Visual Systems and Green Roof

Sealed bids are being accepted for The Preserve at Oak Meadows. Scope includes the installation of Audio Visual Systems and a Green Roof. Such proposals as herein concerned shall be for the following as described:


Bid Package #23 – Audio/Visual Systems
Bid Package #24 – Green Roof

SEALED BIDS will be received by the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County at the date and time stated below:

Forest Preserve District of DuPage County 
3S580 Naperville Road
Wheaton, IL 60189

DUE DATE: Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019 

TIME: 2 p.m. (CST)
(as date/time stamped by Forest Preserve District of DuPage County receptionist)

A non-mandatory pre-bid meeting has been scheduled at:

The Preserve at Oak Meadows
Monday, Nov. 18, 2019
900 N. Wood Dale Road
11 a.m. (CST)
Addison, IL 60101
*Meet in Pepper Construction job trailer

Any bid received after the time and date stated above will be returned unopened to Bidder. Bids will be publicly opened and read at 2:05 p.m. (CST) on the bid due date.

Estimated board approval date is 1/21/20 based on bid due date of 12/12/19.

Pre-qualification of all bidders in this bid phase is required prior to the bid due date. Submit one fully executed copy of AIA Document A305 “Contractor’s Qualification Statement” prior to submitting this bid form via email to Brad Tomky at

The competency and responsibility of the bidders will be considered in making awards. The successful bidder shall, upon acceptance of his bid, be required to procure and pay for a Performance Bond and Labor and Material Payment Bond in an amount equal to one hundred percent (100%) of the bid. Bonds shall comply with all laws of the State of Illinois governing public contracts let by governmental units. Bid security in the form of a Bid Bond, certified check or cashier's check made payable to the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County in an amount equal to not less than ten percent (10%) of the Base Bid shall be submitted with the Bid. Bid security is required of all parties submitting a proposal. A fully executed and compliant Bid Security must be included with the Bid Form.

All Contracts for the Construction of Public Works are subject to the Illinois Prevailing Wage Act (820 ILCS 130/1-12).

The Construction Manager for this project is Pepper Construction Company. All questions concerning this project or those concerning bidding requirements should be directed to: Brad Tomky. Questions must be received via email to  until 3 p.m. (CST) Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019.

Forest Preserve District of DuPage County reserves the right to reject any or all bids, to negotiate contract terms with various bidders, and to waive all formalities or irregularities to any bid when such is deemed by the owner to be in the owner’s best interests.

Plans and specifications may be ordered from BHFX at a nonrefundable cost. Order by prior reservation (allow 2-4 hours for printing) from BHFX Imaging by visiting

This invitation is issued in the name of the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County.


Cricket Creek Forest Preserve Habitat Improvement Project

Sealed bids will be received until 11 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 22 for the “Cricket Creek Forest Preserve Habitat Improvement Project," and will be opened at 11:03 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 22 at the District’s administrative offices at 3 S. 580 Naperville Road, Wheaton, IL 60189-5000.

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. 17, 2019.

The Forest Preserve District of DuPage County seeks a contractor(s) to perform various specialized ecological management tasks including controlled burning, invasive vegetation management, and supplementing native species by various management means.

Work includes but is not limited to prescribed fire; herbaceous and woody plant herbicide control; mowing and cutting of herbaceous or woody invasive species with a skid steer and/or tractor; removal of trees, shrubs, and other woody vegetation by chainsaw, brush cutter, and/or forestry mulcher head mounted to a skid steer or other low ground pressure all-terrain vehicle; collection of native seed and collection and disposal of non-native/invasive seed by hand and hand-held equipment; seeding by broadcast; and plug planting utilizing hand tools and/or motorized auger.

A MANDATORY pre-bid meeting will be held on Friday, Nov. 8, 2019 9 a.m. at Cricket Creek Forest Preserve. Please see the bid packet for pre-bid location details.

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 submission.

Invitation to bid, specifications, and bid forms can found here after 7 a.m. Oct. 29, 2019.

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
P. O. Box 5000
Wheaton, IL 60189-5000