Advertisement for Bids – Maywood Park District Recreation Center Renovations

Bid Submission.  The Maywood Park District, Cook County, Illinois, will receive lump sum sealed bids from general contractors for Maywood Park District Recreation Center Renovations, 809 Madison Street, Maywood IL 60153

Sealed bids will be received on or before, but not after, 10:30 a.m. on February 23, 2018. at the Maywood Park District Office located at 921 S. 9th Avenue, Maywood IL 60153.  Bids received after that time will not be considered. Sealed envelopes or packages containing the Bid Forms shall be transmitted to the attention of the “Executive Director” and shall be marked or endorsed with the title of the Bid (“Sealed Bid for Maywood Park District Recreation Center Renovations”) and the Bidder’s full legal name. The bids will be publicly opened and read aloud at the Maywood Park District Office at 10:30 a.m. on February 23, 2018.

Bidding Documents. Contractors may obtain copies of the Bidding Documents from any BHFX Digital Imaging location. Please contact BHFX at (630) 393.0777 to obtain a set of Bidding Documents or visit their Plan Room online at Bidders shall be responsible for the costs of reproduction of printed copies.

Pre-bid meeting. A pre-bid meeting will be held at the project site on February 13, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. with a tour of the existing facility to follow. Prospective bidders are strongly recommended to meet the Owner and Architect at the Maywood Park District Office for the pre-bid meeting. If the Contractor is not able to attend the pre-bid meeting, then they shall contact the Owner and/or the Construction Manager to make arrangements to visit the building. Contractors submitting a bid are required to certify on the Bid Form that they have visited the building to familiarize themselves with the existing conditions.

Information to bidders.  Each bid must be accompanied by a bid bond or a cashier’s check in the amount of 10% of the total bid, made payable to Maywood Park District, as a guarantee that the successful bidder will promptly execute a satisfactory contract, will furnish a satisfactory performance bond and payment bond and proceed with the work.  Upon failure to do so, the bidder shall forfeit the amount deposited as liquidated damages and no mistakes, errors, exclusions, or omissions on the part of the bidder shall excuse the bidder or entitle the bidder to a return of the aforementioned amount.

No bid will be considered unless the bidder shall furnish evidence satisfactory to the Board of Commissioners that the bidder has the necessary facilities, abilities, experience, equipment, financial and physical resources available to fulfill the conditions of the Contract and execute the work, should the Contract be awarded to such bidder.

This project is being financed, in part, with funds from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, “Park and
Recreational Facility Construction Grant Program” (PARC) grant program.  
Maywood Park District encourages minority business firms to submit bids on this project and to utilize minority
businesses as subcontractors for supplies, equipment, services and construction.

Not less than the prevailing wage shall be paid for labor on the work to be done as required by law. The PARC grant program requires that 50% of the labor hours on the project must be performed by residents of the State of

Illinois.  Substantial Completion of the Work is required by September 28, 2018.

The Board of Commissioners reserves the right to reject any and all bids, to waive any technicalities and irregularities in the bidding, and to hold the bid proposals for a period of sixty (60) days from the date of opening set forth above.

Questions about the bid documents should be submitted, in writing, to Tedd Stromswold, Williams Architects ( Responses to questions submitted by bidders during the bidding period shall be in the form of written addendum to all plan holders of record.

By order of the Board of Commissioners of the Maywood Park District, Cook County, Illinois. Dated at Maywood, Illinois this January 29, 2018.

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