Invitation to Bid

Notice is hereby given, that Tri-County Opportunities Council Early Head Start/Head Start Program, P.O. Box 610, Rock Falls, IL 61071, intends to purchase a preschool playground system.

Minimum Specifications and Location:

Preschool playground at the following location: 511 Chapman Street, Paw Paw, IL 61353. Bid to include one (1) major piece of playground equipment, two to four additional pieces of equipment such as an adaptive swing, climber, crawler, outdoor sand table, etc. All items must be itemized on bid quote. Bid to include poured ground surface with bike trail, shade system, fencing for 1600 square foot of surface, gate. and applicable freight and installation charges.

Tri-County Opportunities Council is required to comply with the Davis-Bacon Act. Therefore, any labor charges must adhere to the wages determined by the Department of Labor for the community at the time of installation. Weekly wage documentation of such wage information is required to be submitted to the Tri-County Opportunities Council Early Head Start/Head Start within the required timeframes, as per the Davis-Bacon regulations.

Bids will be accepted until the close of business (4:30pm) on September 3, 2021. Tri-County Opportunities Council welcomes bids from minority, protected class and special service groups. Tri-County Opportunities Council reserves the right to reject any and all bids, waive any informalities in the bidding process and accept the bid which is in the best interest of the agency.

Please contact Anne Metcalf, Facility/Transportation Specialist, at 815-626-2376, or Rachael DeSpain, Program Director, at 815-699-1388, with questions regarding more detailed specifications for above equipment and installation.

Spending/purchasing approval from the Administration of Children and Families is required prior to any bid being selected, work being completed and payment being made.