Invitation to Bid


By authority of the Board of Trustees, responses to this Invitation to Bid will be received until 1:00 p.m., prevailing time, on Thursday, May 25, 2017, by the Board of Trustees of the Algonquin Area Public Library District (hereinafter referred to as AAPLD), for the AAPLD Main Facility Renovation/Addition and Branch Facility Renovation project.

This Invitation to Bid applies to the following bid packages:

  • BP #02A – Excavation/Site Development/Site Utilities
  • BP#02F – Select Demolition
  • BP#03A – Building Concrete
  • BP#04 – Masonry
  • BP#05 – Structural & Misc. Steel
  • BP#06A – Carpentry & General Trades
  • BP#06B – Custom & Manufactured Casework
  • BP#07 – Roofing/Metal Trims/Metal Panels
  • BP#08A – Curtainwall/Storefront/Glazing
  • BP#09A – Framing/Drywall
  • BP#09B – Acoustical Ceilings
  • BP#09C – Wall Tile/Flooring
  • BP#09D – Painting/Wall Finishes
  • BP#021 – Fire Protection
  • BP#022 – Plumbing
  • BP#023 – HVAC Systems
  • BP#026 – Electrical/Low Voltage Systems/Technology

Responses shall be submitted on or before the specified closing time in an opaque sealed envelope marked as noted within the Bidding Documents on the outside and addressed to: Mr. Stephen Bero, Executive Director, Algonquin Area Public Library District, Algonquin, Illinois. Responses are to be delivered to the Algonquin Area Public Library, 2600 Harnish Road, Algonquin, IL 60102.

Bidders are STRONGLY encouraged to attend the pre-bid meeting of the project scheduled for Thursday, May 11, 2017, at 7:00 a.m. at the Harnish Main Library, 2600 Harnish Drive in Algonquin. A review of the existing Main Library will be conducted between 7:00 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. The pre-bid meeting for the Branch Library will be conducted at the Branch Library, 115 Eastgate Drive in Algonquin, between 9:00 a.m. and 9:45 a.m.

Bid security in the form of a bid bond or certified check made payable to the Algonquin Area Public Library District equal to 10% of the base bid amount shall be submitted with the bid. Performance and Labor Bonds, Material Payment Bonds, and a Certificate of Insurance will be required from the successful bidder.

The AAPLD Board of Trustees reserves the right to reject any or all documents submitted or parts thereof, to waive any irregularities or informalities in the prequalification procedures, and to approve trade contractors to bid in a manner serving the interest of AAPLD.

All bidders must comply with the applicable Illinois Law requiring the payment of prevailing wages by all contractors working on public projects, and bidders must comply with the Illinois Statutory requirements regarding labor and bidding, including Equal Opportunity Laws.

Bidding documents (Construction Manager’s Bid Manual, Architects Project Manual, and Project Plans) will be on file and may be obtained by bidding contractors on Tuesday, May 2, 2017 after 2:00 p.m., for electronic distribution through B&L Blueprint (630-894-5210). PLEASE CALL IN ADVANCE FOR AVAILABILITY. Copies of prints, specifications, etc. can also be obtained through B&L Blueprint. All costs associated with additional copies will be borne by the bidding contractor. Documents may also be viewed via our FTP site at in the Public Job section (left side).

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