Nettle Creek Aqueduct and Bridge Demolition and Removal (5/21/15)
The Department of Natural Resources is
requesting Offers (bids/proposals) from responsible Vendors
to meet the State's needs. Below is a brief description of
our needs with detailed requirements in subsequent sections
of this solicitation. If you are interested and able to meet
these requirements, please submit an Offer.
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Construction services are required to remove a failed aqueduct and pedestrian walkway bridge at Nettle Creek. The east abutment supporting the aqueduct and the pedestrian bridge spanning Nettle Creek experienced a catastrophic failure as a result of a spring 2013 flooding event. The east abutment has dropped vertically and the top has rotated toward the stream. Portions of the east wing walls have also partially collapsed. The failed structures remain partially collapsed and unstable. Unfortunately, the failed aqueduct is an obstruction and may cause upstream flooding in the City of Morris if not removed. As this site is a public recreational area, chain link fencing has been installed on the east side of the failure to deter access and barricades have been positioned on the west side of the failure but enforcement is limited. Reconstruction efforts shall take place at a later time.
This project includes the furnishing of all labor, materials, and equipment necessary to remove portions of the existing structures carrying the Illinois & Michigan Canal waterway and towpaths over Nettle Creek. Work also includes grading of remaining embankments, furnishing and placing riprap, furnishing and placing steel sheet piling, providing a chain link fence enclosure, seeding and fertilizing, and collateral work necessary to complete the project in accordance with the plans and specifications. As the site is a public recreational area, the Contractor is to restrict public access to all work zones including construction areas, staging areas, equipment storage locations, etc.
A mandatory vendor conference will be held on May 13, 2015 at 10:30 am at Gebhard Woods State Park, 401 Ottowa Street, Morris, IL 60450. See Section A.5 of the IFB.
REMINDER TO VENDORS SUBMITTING FORMS B
Vendors intending to fulfill certification and disclosure requirements by supplying the State with their Illinois Procurement Gateway registration number, expiration date, and “FORMS B” documents must read this clarification document in its entirety.
VENDORS UTILIZING “FORMS B” MUST BE REGISTERED SPECIFICALLY WITH THE ILLINOIS PROCUREMENT GATEWAY TO BE DEEMED RESPONSIVE TO THIS SOLICITATION.
In order to verify that you are registered with the Illinois Procurement Gateway (IPG) please click on “Registered Vendor Directory” on the IPG homepage (https://ipg.vendorreg.com). Search for your Business Name. If your company does not appear in the search results, then you are not registered in the IPG.
To use FORMS B, vendors must be listed in the “Registered Vendor Directory” as described above and provide a valid registration number with expiration date from the Illinois Procurement Gateway. Please note that it is possible for vendors, who have registered with another government entity (such as the City of Chicago’s Compliance and Certification portal) using the same portal software, to have a registration number and expiration date for a different (non-State of Illinois) application process. Registration information from other government entities will not be accepted.
If the “Registered Vendor Directory” does not list your company, then you must utilize the “FORMS A” option to meet the certification and disclosure requirements of this solicitation. Please submit Forms A with every bid/proposal until the State of Illinois notifies you that your IPG registration is approved and your Business Name appears in the “Registered Vendor Directory” as described above.
Invitation for Bid
5/21/2015 2:00 PM
5/13/2015 10:30 AM
Gebhard Woods State Park
401 Ottowa Street
Morris, IL 60450
DNR, One Natural Resources Way
Public Act 95-971
contains registration requirements regarding bids and
proposals submitted by vendors. You must read and comply
with the requirements. See
www.purchase.state.il.us for additional information.
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