(1)Sealed proposals for Hopkins Park Playground OSLAD Development in DeKalb, IL, shall be received at the Park District offices: 1403 Sycamore Road, DeKalb, IL 60115 until 11:00 a.m. local time, November 22, 2023, at which time all bids will be publicly opened and read aloud.

Work generally includes installation of playground equipment, concrete paving and curbs, stamped concrete, precast cap, poured-in-place surfacing, guardrails and handrails, picnic shelter, site furniture, landscaping and restoration.

Bid documents will be available beginning on November 7, 2023 electronically by email request to Mat Emken, Superintendent of Parks and Development at

Minority business firms are encouraged to submit bids. Successful contract bidders are also encouraged to utilize minority businesses as sub-contractors for supplies, equipment, services, and construction.

This project is being financed, in part, with funds from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, "Open Space Lands Acquisition & Development” (OSLAD) grant program.

Specifications require the submittal of a 10% Bid Surety with the proposal. In addition, the successful contractor(s) must be able to provide a satisfactory Performance Bond, Labor and Material Payment Bond, and required proof of insurance following the award of a contract.

All contracts for work herein are subject to all Park District rules and regulations, and providing for the payment of DeKalb County’s prevailing wage rate to all workers involved in these projects. All bids will remain firm for 60 days after the bid opening.  The Park District reserves the right to reject any or all bids, to waive informalities on a bid, and to accept the lowest responsible bid that serves the best interests of the Park District.