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  

 

2020 Sand Trap Rake

Sealed bids will be received until 10 a.m. on April 2 for a project titled “2020 Sand Trap Rake” and will be opened 10:05 a.m. on April 2 at the main office of the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County, 3S580 Naperville Road, Wheaton, Illinois, 60189-8761.

Bid specifications and bid forms may be obtained here. No late bids will be accepted. The Forest Preserve District Board of Commissioners reserves the right to reject any or all bids and to waive technicalities. Questions should be directed to purchasingservices@dupageforest.org.

Project Details:
The Forest Preserve District of DuPage County is seeking a vendor to furnish and deliver new 2020 Sand Trap Rake meeting the specifications set forth herein or an approved equal. To be delivered to the following location:

Preserve at Oak Meadows - Maintenance
660 N. Wood Dale Rd. Addison, IL 60101


 

2020 District-Wide Demo Projects Phase 1 Salt Creek Park

Sealed bids will be received until 10 a.m. on March 13 for a project titled “2020 District Wide Demo Projects Phase 1 Salt Creek Park” and will be opened 10:05 a.m. on March 13 at the main office of the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County – Board Room, 3S580 Naperville Road, Wheaton, Illinois, 60189-8761.

Bid specifications, bid forms and an addendum may be obtained here. No late bids will be accepted. The Forest Preserve District Board of Commissioners reserves the right to reject any or all bids and to waive technicalities. Questions should be directed to Christopher Welch at cwelch@dupageforest.org.

Project Details:
The work to be done for this project, shown on drawings titled “2020 District Wide Demo Projects Phase 1 Salt Creek Park,” prepared by the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County dated 2/28/2020, consists of demolishing District structures and foundation, removing foundations and base stone. The former building site will then be backfilled with clean fill and 6 inches of topsoil, seeded and stabilized with erosion control blanket.


 

Mayslake Hall Exterior Assessment and Treatment Strategy

Qualifications statements will be received until 12 p.m. on Monday, March 9 from consultants for architectural services to prepare a treatment strategy for the exterior of Mayslake Hall at Mayslake Forest Preserve in Oak Brook, including inventory and assessment of existing conditions, recommendation for treatment, cost estimates for repair, maintenance, and construction phasing schedule.

The evaluation criteria and weighting for this project is as follows: technical approach – 30%, firm experience – 25%, staff capabilities – 25%, workload capacity – 10%, and past performance – 10%.

The Request for Qualifications packet is available for download here

The packet contains a detailed description of the project, supporting documents, and specific requirements for the format and content of their submission. An addendum to the RFQ was added to the supporting documents on March 5.

Please submit 3 paper copies and 1 electronic copy of your qualifications statement to:

Mark Decker, ASLA
Landscape Architect/Office of Resource Management & Development
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) 462-8712
E-mail: mdecker@dupageforest.org

The qualifications statement must not contain any cost information.

Qualifications statements will be evaluated and at least three consultants will be selected to interview for this project. Consultant interviews for this project will be held from March 23 – 31.