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Roof, Outside of Building, and Bathroom Construction Bid Information (All Bids Due November 22 at 1 pm)

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City of North Chicago Prevailing Wage Ordinance


Dear Prospective Bidder: Here is a copy of the legal notice for the bid process.


North Chicago Public Library



Sealed bids will be received by the Board of Library Trustees of the North Chicago Public Library for the Interior & Exterior Improvements of the North Chicago Public Library, 2100 Argonne Drive, North Chicago, IL 60064.  Sealed bids will be received on or before 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 22, 2023, at the Administrative Office of the North Chicago Public Library, 2100 Argonne Drive, North Chicago, IL 60064. Bids received after that time will not be considered. All bids shall be submitted on or before the specified closing time in an opaque sealed envelope marked “North Chicago Public Library, Interior & Exterior Improvements -, Bid Package #______________________” on the outside.


The bids will be publicly opened and read aloud at the Conference Room of the North Chicago Public Library, 2100 Argonne Drive, North Chicago, IL 60064 at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 22, 2023. Bids shall be submitted in the form and manner contained in the Bidding Requirements.


Bid Documents will be available after 4:00PM on November 1, 2023.  Contractors may obtain electronic copies of the Bidding Documents at no cost from SMC Construction Services through the SMC Construction Services PROCORE Electronic plan room. Please contact Nicole Frohling at 847.622.1214, to make arrangements to obtain a set of Bidding Documents. Hard copies of the documents will not be provided.


Pre-bid contractor walk-through meeting will be held Thursday, November 9th at 10:00 am in Conference Room in the library.  Attendance at this meeting is not mandatory however is the best opportunity to see non-public spaces if needed. The Library will be open for prospective bidders to tour, on their own, during normal hours of operation.  All questions are to be directed to either Nicole Frohling or Zach Swanson at SMC Construction Services at or


The work consists of the following Bid Packages:

BP-06A – General Trades Work

BP- 07A – Roofing Work

BP-09C – Flooring Work

BP-22A – Plumbing Work

BP-23A – HVAC Work

BP-26A – Electrical Work


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 North Chicago Public Library, 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 or errors 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 Library Trustees 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 such bidder.


Bidders will examine the Bid Documents, the existing conditions and location in which said work is to be done, and judge for themselves all the circumstances and surrounding conditions affecting the cost and nature of the work. All bids will be presumed to be based on such examination, familiarity, and judgment.


The successful bidder shall be required to provide a Performance Bond and a Material and Labor Payment Bond in the amount of 100% of the Contract Amount, as well as liability and property insurance as required within the Bidding Documents before commencing work. The successful bidder shall enter into a formal contract based on the conditions and requirements in the Bidding Documents which will be incorporated into the contract.


Not less than the prevailing wage shall be paid for labor on the work to be done as required by law.


The successful bidder will be required to comply with the provisions of all State of Illinois and federal laws concerning public works projects as well as the State of Illinois Human Rights Act and the regulations of the Illinois Human Rights Commission.


The Board of Library Trustees reserves the right to reject any and all bids, and to waive any technicalities and irregularities in the bidding and to hold the bid proposals for a period of ninety (90) days from the date of opening set forth above.


Questions about the Bid Documents should be submitted, in writing, to Nicole Frohling, SMC Construction Services at or via facsimile at: 847-622-1224.


By order of the Board of Library Trustees of the North Chicago Public Library, Lake County, Illinois.


Dated at North Chicago, Illinois, this 25th day of October 2023.



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