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BID NOTICE - Wetland Restoration Fund - North Branch of Chicago River Watershed, Lake County, Illinois - CLOSED

SMC desires to purchase wetland credits (acres) from a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) permitted mitigation bank in the North Branch of the Chicago River Watershed in Lake County, Illinois, using funds collected in the SMC Wetland Restoration Fund (WRF) for the purpose of isolated wetlands mitigation. A total of $273,959 is available for this credit purchase. 

Bid Document

SMC is seeking sealed bids from qualified wetland mitigation bank administrators for the purchase of the above-referenced wetland credits. The deadline for submission of sealed bids is Friday, September 18, 2015, at 11:00 a.m. (CST) at the SMC office at 500 W. Winchester Road, Suite 201, Libertyville, Illinois, 60048. At that time, bids will be publicly opened and read. Sealed envelopes containing bids shall be clearly marked "Wetland Mitigation Credits - North Branch Chicago River Watershed".

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS - 2016 Watershed Management Board Cost-Share Projects

SMC is now accepting Request for Proposals for the 2016 Watershed Management Board (WMB) cost-share grant program. Project proposals are reviewed based on prioritized criteria including interjurisdictional, flood hazard reduction and structural damage reduction benefits. 

Request for Proposals Packet includes specific information on the application process and schedule, WMB policies and procedures, project criteria, and SMC staff contact information for assistance with project applications. 
WMB Representative Appointment Form for use by WMB members to delegate their authority to a representative. 

RFPs due
: October 9, 2015 at 4 p.m. 

BID NOTICE - Bull Creek Restoration Project - CLOSED

The Lake County Stormwater Management Commission is now seeking sealed bids for the project designated as the Bull Creek Restoration Project. The project is located along Bull Creek, between Sheridan Rd. and the Union Pacific Railroad in the Village of Beach Park, Illinois.

The project consists of the restoration and enhancement of Bull Creek within the project reach and includes: the enhancement and installation of rock riffles to provide grade control and additional aquatic habitat; the installation of rock toe to stabilize eroding streambanks; the restoration of moderately eroded streambanks by re-grading and re-vegetating with native plant seed, native plant plugs, and erosion control blanket; the installation of rock checks to stabilize swales and gullies tributary to the stream channel; and the installation of native plant plugs to stabilize a steep slope area. It also includes clearing and tree removal; the installation of temporary construction access routes and stream crossings; the installation of temporary soil erosion and sediment control practices; the implementation of an in-stream work plan; and, the management of vegetation throughout the project reach. Upon completion, the project will address the deteriorating conditions along Bull Creek and will provide a long-term solution to the stream downcutting and widening and streambank erosion that is occurring within the project reach. 

Copies of the bidding documents for the project are fully downloadable below and each prospective bidder may obtain one complete set of the bidding documents from the issuing office, the Lake County Stormwater Management Commission, 500 W. Winchester Rd., Suite 201, Libertyville, Illinois 60048. Additional complete sets of the bidding documents may be inspected at the issuing office and may, upon request, be issued to prospective bidders by the issuing office. 

Bid Documents

Construction Plans

Vegetation Management Requirements

A pre-bid meeting was held at 10:00 a.m. local time on Wednesday, June 17, 2015, at the project site. A report from the pre-bid meeting is fully downloadable below. Please note that such meeting report does not modify the bidding documents for this project and is provided for informational purposes only. The information contained therein may be reviewed and considered by prospective bidders prior to submitting a bid for the work. 

Pre-Bid Meeting Report

Pre-Bid Meeting Attendance List

No addenda have been issued for this project.

​The Lake County Stormwater Management Commission will receive bids for the project until 10:00 a.m. local time on Friday, June 26, 2015, at the issuing office, the Lake County Stormwater Management Commission, 500 W. Winchester Rd., Suite 201, Libertyville, Illinois 60048, at which time, or as soon thereafter as possible, and at which place all bids will be publicly opened and read aloud. Instructions for submitting sealed proposals are provided in the bidding documents.

Preliminary Bid Tabulation 

Bid Opening Attendance

Please note that all bids received for the project have been rejected, as all bids significantly exceed the available budget. The Lake County Stormwater Management Commission plans to revise the bidding documents and rebid the project later this year. A final bid tabulation for the project is fully downloadable below.

Final Bid Tabulation


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