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File #: 23-0528    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Contract Status: Approved
File created: 9/27/2023 In control: FPD Board of Commissioners
On agenda: 11/14/2023 Final action: 11/14/2023
Title: PROPOSED CONTRACT Department(s): Department of Resource Management Vendor: Northwest Wood Products, Inc., Harvard, Illinois Request: Authorization for the Forest Preserves of Cook County (the "Forest Preserves") to enter into and execute Good(s) or Service(s): Professional services agreement for woody debris removal and reclamation services Contract Value: N/A Contract Period: 11/14/2023 - 12/31/2028 Estimated Fiscal Impact: N/A. The vendor will perform the detailed services at no cost to the Forest Preserves. Accounts: N/A Contract Number(s): #74000013145 issued under RFP #23-31-102 Concurrences: The Chief Financial Officer has approved this item. Final agreement is subject to legal review and approval. The Minority- and Women-Owned Business Enterprise Ordinance is not applicable due to the contract value per year being equal to or less than $25,000.00. District(s): Districtwide Summary: The Forest Preserves issued a Request for Proposals (RFP #23-31-102) f...
Indexes: (Inactive) ARNOLD RANDALL, General Superintendent
Related files: 23-0530
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PROPOSED CONTRACT

Department(s): Department of Resource Management

Vendor: Northwest Wood Products, Inc., Harvard, Illinois

Request: Authorization for the Forest Preserves of Cook County (the "Forest Preserves") to enter into and execute

Good(s) or Service(s): Professional services agreement for woody debris removal and reclamation services

Contract Value: N/A

Contract Period: 11/14/2023 - 12/31/2028

Estimated Fiscal Impact: N/A. The vendor will perform the detailed services at no cost to the Forest Preserves.

Accounts: N/A

Contract Number(s): #74000013145 issued under RFP #23-31-102

Concurrences: The Chief Financial Officer has approved this item. Final agreement is subject to legal review and approval.

The Minority- and Women-Owned Business Enterprise Ordinance is not applicable due to the contract value per year being equal to or less than $25,000.00.

District(s): Districtwide

Summary: The Forest Preserves issued a Request for Proposals (RFP #23-31-102) for the disposal of woody debris such as logs and woodchips generated through the Forest Preserves' vegetation maintenance and ecological restoration operations. This contract would serve to reduce the amount of debris stockpiled at Forest Preserves properties and facilities, promoting safety and ease-of-access for the public and personnel. Northwest Wood Products proposes to remove up to two hundred (200) loads of logs per year for milling into pallet lumber and hardwood landscaping mulch. Logs will be removed at no cost to the Forest Preserves.

Three (3) firms submitted proposals in response to a qualification-based selection process (RFP #23-31-102), two (2) of which are being recommended for award following review by an evaluation committee. The Forest Preserves is seeking approval of the other qualified firm through Board Item No. 23-0530. Proposals were evaluated based on cost efficiency, removal capacity, and potential for the materials to be repurposed for productive e...

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