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File #: 19-0444    Version: 1 Name: Trees R Us, Wauconda, Illinois
Type: Bid Recommendation Status: Committee Report
File created: 10/29/2019 In control: Finance Committee
On agenda: 11/19/2019 Final action: 11/19/2019
Title: PROPOSED BID RECOMMENDATION Department: Department of Resource Management Request: Authorization for the Forest Preserves of Cook County (the "Forest Preserves") to enter into a contract with Trees R Us, Wauconda, Illinois. Reason: Project #19-31-114 issued under contract #74000006965 consists of the removal of five hundred forty-nine (549) trees along the North Branch Trail System between Lake Avenue and Foster Avenue. Trees R Us was the lowest responsible bidder of the four (4) bidders. This vendor has been awarded more than $150,000.00 in fiscal year 2019, therefore, the contract is being presented to the Forest Preserves of Cook County Board of Commissioners for approval per the Forest Preserves' Procurement Code. Bid Opening Date: 10/25/2019 Bid Results: 1. Trees R Us, $120,105.00 2. Lucas Landscaping & Design, $153,260.00 3. Homer Tree Service, $170,160.00 4. Clean Cut Tree Service, $181,700.00 Estimated Fiscal Impact: $120,105.00 Contract Period: Ninety (9...
Indexes: ARNOLD RANDALL, General Superintendent

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PROPOSED BID RECOMMENDATION

 

Department:  Department of Resource Management

 

Request:  Authorization for the Forest Preserves of Cook County (the "Forest Preserves") to enter into a contract with Trees R Us, Wauconda, Illinois.

 

Reason:   Project #19-31-114 issued under contract #74000006965 consists of the removal of five hundred forty-nine (549) trees along the North Branch Trail System between Lake Avenue and Foster Avenue. Trees R Us was the lowest responsible bidder of the four (4) bidders.

 

This vendor has been awarded more than $150,000.00 in fiscal year 2019, therefore, the contract is being presented to the Forest Preserves of Cook County Board of Commissioners for approval per the Forest Preserves’ Procurement Code.

 

Bid Opening Date:  10/25/2019 

 

Bid Results:

1.  Trees R Us, $120,105.00

2.  Lucas Landscaping & Design, $153,260.00

3.  Homer Tree Service, $170,160.00

4.  Clean Cut Tree Service, $181,700.00

 

Estimated Fiscal Impact: $120,105.00

 

Contract Period:  Ninety (90) working days from issuance of purchase order.

 

Account Name/Number:  Special or Co-op Programs 51058.521313 and all future special or co-op program accounts; Habitat Enhancement 51009.521452, 51051.521452, 51058.521452 and all future habitat enhancement accounts; EAB Tree Removal 51009.521456, 51051.521456, 51058.521456 and all future EAB tree removal accounts; Habitat Restoration 51009.521444, 51051.521444, 51058.521444 and all future habitat restoration accounts; Grant & Mitigation 51010.521444

 

District: 10, 13, 14 

 

Concurrence(s):

The Chief Financial Officer and Interim Chief Attorney have approved this item.

The vendor has met the Minority- and Women-owned Business Enterprise Ordinance via direct participation.