Consultant Selection

STATE OF ILLINOIS
 LAKE COUNTY DIVISION OF TRANSPORTATION
 WINCHESTER ROAD LIBERTYVILLE, ILLINOIS

Notice is hereby given that Statements of Interest (SOI) are requested together with Statements of Qualifications (SOQ) for furnishing professional civil engineering services on the following projects. SOI/SOQ shall be submitted via email to LCDOTBidInfo@lakecountyil.gov following "SOI/SOQ Submittal Instructions" on our website.
Submission deadline is 10:00 A.M. on Friday, August 10, 2018.

1.Section No. 99-00260-01-WR: Phase III construction engineering for the 14th Street improvement from IL Route 131/Green Bay Road to Jackson Street in North Chicago & Waukegan, Illinois. This 1.38-mile project involves staged asphalt pavement reconstruction using a road diet concept where four existing lanes will become three to make room for non-motorized features in the existing right of way. Features include roadway reconstruction, a roundabout at Dugdale Road, hot-mix asphalt (HMA) paths, Portland cement concrete (PCC) sidewalks, street lighting, traffic signal modernization and interconnect. Major work to inspect includes excavation, embankment, HMA pavement, PCC curb, landscaping, storm sewers, drainage structures, watermain, 90-day detour for Dugdale roundabout, electrical and utility coordination. This project will follow Federal-Aid procedures and will be administered through IDOT with LCDOT as the local agency. A Designated Erosion Control Inspector (DECI) will need to be part of the project staff. Asphalt and concrete QA will be covered by LCDOT staff, but soils may require a sub-consultant. Coordination with the cities will be needed for their facilities and general job progress. Coordination with the Forest Preserve will be necessary for adjacent lands as well as with relocating utility companies. Communication with stakeholders will be done through development of a project website and a pre-construction open house meeting.


2.Section No. 18-00158-13-WR: Phase Ill construction engineering for the Weiland Road improvement from north of Deerfield Parkway to Aptakisic Road in Buffalo Grove, Lincolnshire, and Vernon Township, Illinois. This 0.77-mile project involves staged reconstruction of Weiland Road from an existing two-lane asphalt pavement to a five-lane asphalt pavement with 0.48-miles of reconstruction on Aptakisic Road between Joseph Court and Bond Street. Features include pavement reconstruction, PCC sidewalks, HMA bike paths, medians, retaining walls, storm sewers, earth excavation, erosion control, landscaping, tree removal, proposed trees, signal and lighting. This project will follow Federal-Aid procedures and will be administered through IDOT with LCDOT as the local agency. A Designated Erosion Control Inspector (DECI) will need to be part of the project staff. Asphalt and concrete QA will be covered by LCDOT staff, but soils may require a sub-consultant. Coordination with the villages will be needed for their facilities and general job progress as well as with the various relocating utility companies. Coordination with the CN Railroad will be necessary for road and sidewalk work on the east leg of Aptakisic Road. Communication with stakeholders will be done through development of a project website and a   pre-construction open house meeting.


3.Section No. 14-00095-17-CH: Phase III construction engineering for the Hunt Club Road at Illinois Route 132/Grand Avenue improvement in Gurnee, Illinois. On Hunt Club Road the project is 0.35-miles between Grand Hunt Drive and Westbrook Lane which involves adding dual left turn lanes and a southbound right turn lane on Hunt Club Road using staged construction. On Grand Avenue the project is 0.34-miles between Grand Hunt Center and Gurnee Mills Circle West which involves adding an eastbound right turn lane and median modifications. Features include pavement widening with both PCC and HMA base, resurfacing, PCC sidewalks, storm sewers, earth excavation, erosion control, medians, landscaping, signals, interconnect and lighting. This project will be let and managed directly through LCDOT using MFT and local funds following IDOT and LCDOT procedures. A Designated Erosion Control Inspector (DECI) will need to be part of the project staff. Asphalt and concrete QA will be covered by LCDOT staff, but soils may require a sub-consultant. Coordination with IDOT concerning their roadway and signals will be necessary. Coordination with the Village of Gurnee will be needed for their facilities and general job progress as well as with the various relocating utility companies. Communication with stakeholders will be done through development of a project website and a pre-construction open house meeting.


4.Section No. 12-00999-31-WR: Phase III construction engineering for the Illinois Route
120/Belvidere Road improvement from Knight Avenue to IL Route 131/Green Bay Road in Park
City and Waukegan, Illinois. This 0.31-mile project involves widening and resurfacing of Illinois Route 120 from an existing four-lane asphalt pavement to a five-lane asphalt pavement using staged construction. Features include pavement widening with HMA base, PCC sidewalks, storm sewers, earth excavation, erosion control, landscaping, and signal modifications. This project will be let and managed directly through LCDOT using local funds following IDOT and LCDOT procedures. A Designated Erosion Control Inspector (DECI) will need to be part of the project staff. Asphalt and concrete QA will be covered by LCDOT staff, but soils may require a subconsultant. Coordination with IDOT concerning their roadway and signals will be necessary. Coordination with the cities will be needed for their facilities and general job progress as well as with the various relocating utility companies. Communication with stakeholders will be done through development of a project website and a pre-construction open house meeting.


Respondents shall include in their SOI a prioritized listing of the above construction projects (1, 2, 3 and 4) which are best suited to the capabilities and qualifications of their firm. The SOI shall be accompanied by a brief description of why the particular project(s) were chosen. A current IDOT prequalification listing shall also be included with the submittal. Statement of Qualifications should be concise and directly relate to the project(s) of interest (maximum of 10 pages per project a firm is submitting on). 

A minimum of three firms per project will be selected as the most qualified from their SOI/SOQ submittal to make a presentation to the 7-person selection committee. The basis of evaluation for projects 1, 2, 3 & 4 will be 20% technical approach, 10% firm experience, 10% specialized expertise, 20% staff capabilities (prime/sub), 10% work load capacity, 20% past performance and 10% local presence.


The County, in accordance with the laws of the State of Illinois, hereby notifies all firms expressing statements of interest that it will affirmatively insure that the contract entered into pursuant to this advertisement will be awarded without discrimination on the grounds of race, color or national origin.


                                                            By order of the Lake County Engineer
                                                            Shane Schneider, P.E.
                                                            Director of Transportation/ Count Engineer
                                                           

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