Invitation to Bid: 2024 WTP Painting Project



Sealed proposals will be received by the City of North Chicago for the project entitled 2024 WTP Painting Project until 2 p.m. on Tuesday, February 27, 2024, at the Building Department (1850 Lewis Avenue, North Chicago, IL 60064).  The Bids will be publicly opened and read aloud immediately afterwards in the City Council Chambers. 

2024 WTP Painting Project


Work description: Provide all labor, services, materials, and incidentals necessary for the cleaning, preparation, priming and painting of various surfaces at the City of North Chicago Water Treatment Plant.  This includes piping, fittings, valves, and appurtenances; walls, floors and ceilings; doors, door and window frames; and all other items listed on the bid schedule and on the drawings; and all other work necessary for a complete and functional project as shown, specified or required.


A Pre-Bid Conference will be held on site on Tuesday February 20, 2024, at 1:00 pm.  All questions must be submitted by close of business on Friday, February 23, 2024.


The Contract Documents will be available for inspection and purchase starting Tuesday February 13, 2024, at Trotter and Associates, Inc. 38 W Grand Avenue, Fox Lake, Illinois 60020, (224) 225-1300. Contact Heidi Patla at to schedule an appointment or purchase the contract documents.


Payment for Contract Documents is non–refundable and shall be payable to Trotter and Associates, Inc. in the form of cash, certified check or money order.  No partial sets of specifications or drawings will be issued. The non–refundable cost for plans and specifications is $50.00.  Addenda will be issued only to plan holders.


Bidders will be required to provide Bid security equal to ten (10) percent of the Bid in the form of a Bid Bond written by a company properly licensed in Illinois, a certified check or a cashier’s check.  The successful Bidder will be required to furnish a performance and payment bond on forms provided in the Specifications and Contract Documents, equal to one hundred percent (100%) of the total contract price. 


The successful Bidder also must comply with all of the provisions of the Davis-Bacon Act, Contract Work Hours Standards, the Copeland Act (Anti-kickback), the Illinois Prevailing Wage Act, and Title IV of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. 


The contractor shall pay prevailing wages in accordance with Local Ordinance and the Illinois Department of Labor Prevailing Wages for Lake County.  Rates can be obtained online at


The City of North Chicago, in accordance with the Laws of the State of Illinois, hereby notifies all Bidders that the City reserves the right to reject any and all Bids, to waive minor informalities or technicalities, to advertise for new bids, or to request confirmation or clarification from any bidder regarding information contained in a bid.  The City will affirmatively ensure that the contract entered into pursuant to this advertisement will be awarded to a responsible and responsive Bidder without discrimination on the ground of race, color or national origin, but the Owner reserves the right to reject any or all Bids received and to waive formalities.  Your Bid will be required to be submitted under a condition of irrevocability for a period of ninety (90) days after submission.


Bids shall be received in a sealed envelope addressed to City Engineer, City of North Chicago, 1850 Lewis Avenue, North Chicago, Illinois 60020, which is marked in the lower left-hand corner EXACTLY as follows:



BID:     City Engineer

            City of North Chicago

            2024 WTP Painting Project