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Invitation to Bid – Weatherization Contractor

The Illinois Home Weatherization Assistance Program (IHWAP) grantee in Northern Illinois, Tri-County Opportunities Council covering the counties of Bureau, Carroll, LaSalle, Lee, Marshall, Ogle, Putnam, Stark & Whiteside are pre-qualifying contractors to perform weatherization services on approximately 100 homes across the region.

We are requesting experienced specialty HVAC, plumbing, and architectural contractors. This work will include air-sealing, insulating attics and walls, repairing or replacing heating and cooling systems, making incidental repairs, and installing health and safety items related to the weatherization program. The contract period begins October 1, 2023, and ends September 30, 2024.

The contractor(s) that demonstrates qualifications and achieves a minimum numerical score according to the rating criteria established by the agency will be considered a qualified contractor and potentially be eligible for a contract to provide weatherization services. In some cases, specific professional certifications or training may be required for eligibility to participate in the program as an installer. At a minimum, contractors must agree to adhere to weatherization standards set forth by the state and federal funding.

Tri-County Opportunities Council will hold an in-person informational meeting on Friday, September 15th, 2023, from 11:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m. All contractors interested in becoming pre-qualified must contact the Tri-County Opportunities Council on or before COB September 14th , 2023, to submit a Notification of Interest. The agency will provide current Market Analysis pricing and disseminate qualification packets in person, by mail, and electronically, which will be completed by the contractor either electronically, delivered via USPS, or in person at 405 Emmons Ave Rock Falls, IL 61071. A follow-up Price/Cost negotiation meeting will be held at the agency at 10:00 a.m. on September 28, 2023. Attendance at negotiation meetings is not necessary if the costs presented are acceptable. However, no negotiation of the cost will be held after that date, …

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