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File #: 19-0125    Version: 1
Type: Report Status: Filed
File created: 1/28/2019 In control: Procurement Committee
On agenda: 2/7/2019 Final action: 2/7/2019
Title: Report on rejection of bids for Contract 18-916-21, Sludge Pump Replacements at Stickney Water Reclamation Plant, estimated cost $825,000.00

TRANSMITTAL LETTER FOR BOARD MEETING OF FEBRUARY 7, 2019

 

COMMITTEE ON PROCUREMENT

 

Mr. Brian A. Perkovich, Executive Director

 

Title

Report on rejection of bids for Contract 18-916-21, Sludge Pump Replacements at Stickney Water Reclamation Plant, estimated cost $825,000.00

Body

 

Dear Sir:

 

On October 4, 2018, the Board of Commissioners authorized the Director of Procurement and Materials Management to advertise for bids, Contract 18-916-21, Sludge Pump Replacements at Stickney Water Reclamation Plant.

 

In response to a public advertisement of November 14, 2018, a bid opening was held on December 4, 2018.  The bid tabulation for this contract is:

 

INDEPENDENT MECHANICAL INDUSTRIES, INC.                     $865,000.00

 

One thousand two hundred eighty-five (1,285) companies were notified of this contract being advertised and fifty (50) companies requested specifications.

                    

Under Section 70 ILCS 2605/11.11 of the Procurement Act, the Director of Procurement and Materials Management has the authority to reject bids if the bidder is not deemed a responsible bidder.  Therefore, based on the conduct giving rise to the board action of December 20, 2018, under File #18-1317, regarding the Settlement and Compliance Agreement with Independent Mechanical Industries, Inc. (IMI), the sole bid received from IMI is rejected under Section 70 ILCS 2605/11.11, 70 ILCS 2605/11.12 and in the public’s best interest.   

 

The Director of Procurement and Materials Management has advised IMI of this action.

 

Recommended, Darlene A. LoCascio, Director of Procurement and Materials Management, DAL:SEB:cm

Respectfully Submitted, Barbara J. McGowan, Chairman Committee on Procurement

Disposition of this agenda item will be documented in the official Regular Board Meeting Minutes of the Board of Commissioners for February 7, 2019