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  

Herbicide Management with Garlon® and Rodeo® Products 

Sealed Bids will be received until 10 a.m. on Feb. 5 for Garlon® and Rodeo® products at Forest Preserve District of DuPage County District headquarters at 3S580 Naperville Rd., Wheaton, IL 60189.

Project Name: Garlon® and Rodeo® Products
Project Number: GM-1-20-Herbicide Managing

Information may be obtained here or by emailing Mike Wiseman at mwiseman@dupageforest.org.

The Forest Preserve District Board of Commissioners 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
630-933-7200


 

Administrative Headquarters HVAC Improvements

Sealed bids will be received until 10 a.m. on Feb. 21 for a project titled "Administrative Headquarters HVAC Improvements” at the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County, Facilities Management Field Office, 29W400 Mack Road, West Chicago, IL 60185. 

Contractor shall furnish and pay for all required materials, equipment, tools, labor and incidentals, unless otherwise provided in the contract, and shall include the cost of these items in the prices bid for the several units of work, as specified. Bids must be accompanied by a 10% bid security.

Project shall include the following:
All labor, material(s), equipment, mobilization and all other necessary overhead to facilitate the scope of work identified in Specification and Bid Proposal, defined in Section 7: Construction Documents.

The work involves replacement of identified end-of- service-life HVAC components and improvements to specific components of the building's HVAC system.

Important Dates for the Bid:

Mandatory Pre-Bid Conference Feb. 7 at 8 a.m. 
Deadline for R.F.I. or Questions Feb. 13 via email
Bid Due Feb. 21 at 10 a.m.
Bid Opening Feb. 21 at 10:05 a.m.

Bid specifications, plans and bid forms are available here. Bids must be submitted in the District supplied envelope. Envelopes will be supplied at the mandatory pre-bid onsite meeting. Questions may be answered by contacting the project representative, William Lynch at 630-876-5910, blynch@dupageforest.org.

An awardee must submit all required documentation including, but not limited to the required insurance, Prevailing Wage Act documentation, subcontractor’s list, performance and payment bonds per the invitation to bid. The Forest Preserve District of DuPage County reserves the right to reject any or all bids and to waive technicalities.

This solicitation does not commit the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County to award a contract, to pay any cost incurred in the preparation of a bid or to procure or contract for the articles of goods or services. The Forest Preserve District of DuPage County reserves the right to cancel in part or in its entirety these bids if it is in the best interest of the District to do so.

Mailing Address:
Forest Preserve District DuPage County
Facilities Management
29W400 Mack Rd.
West Chicago, IL 60185
Attn: William Lynch


 

Cisco Firewall Hardware, Licensing and Installation

Sealed bids will be received until 10 a.m. on Jan. 29 for a project titled “Cisco Firewall Hardware, Licensing and Installation” and will be opened at 10:05 a.m. on the same day at the main office of the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County – Oak Room, 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 JPotenza@dupageforest.org.

Project Details:
The Forest Preserve District of DuPage County is seeking a vendor to furnish and deliver hardware, software, licensing, and maintenance to support Cisco products currently in use at The Forest Preserve District of DuPage County. All goods and services shall fit the specifications set forth in the bid. To be delivered to the following location: 3s580 Naperville Rd., Wheaton, IL 60189


 

Mayslake Main Staircase Railing & Balustrade Restoration

Sealed bids will be received until 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 28 for a project titled "Mayslake Main Staircase Railing & Balustrade 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.

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.

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.

A non-mandatory pre-bid meeting will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday Jan. 22, 2020 at the Mayslake Peabody Estate, 1717 West 31st Street, Oak Brook, IL 60523. Consideration of contract award will likely be made on Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020.

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 – 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 $35,000. Any questions should be directed to the District’s project manager, Matt Adams, at (630) 871-6424.

Mailing address
Forest Preserve District of DuPage County
P.O. BOX 5000
Wheaton, IL 60189-5000
(630) 933-7200


 

Leachate Hauling from Blackwell Forest Preserve to Wheaton Sanitary District

Sealed bids will be received until 11 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 17 for a project titled “Leachate Hauling from Blackwell Forest Preserve to Wheaton Sanitary District" and will be opened 11:05 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 17, 2020 at the main office of the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County – Board Room, 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 Christopher Welch at cwelch@dupageforest.org.

Project Details:
The Forest Preserve District of DuPage County is seeking a vendor to remove and dispose of sludge and other contaminants from a 10,000-gallon leachate storage tank at Blackwell Landfill in unincorporated Warrenville, IL. Removal and disposal shall include but will not be limited to washing the tanks, using truck-mounted vacuum equipment, and complying with all safety standards imposed by federal, state and local regulations, statues, laws, and ordinances. Removal location: Blackwell Landfill: 28W620 Butterfield Road, Warrenville, IL, 60555. Discharged location: Wheaton Sanitary District (WSD), 1 S 649 Shaffner Road, Wheaton, IL 60187.

Blackwell Leachate Hauling Bid Results (PDF)