A number of questions have been asked regarding this RFP; the answers to those questions can be found here.
All proposals and other communications must be addressed and returned to:
Town of Cicero
Attn: Maria Punzo-Arias, Town Clerk
4949 W. Cermak Road
Cicero, IL 60804 PROPOSALS MUST BE RECEIVED NO LATER THAN 10:30AM LOCAL TIME, ON FEBRUARY 20, 2020.
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS (“RFP”) FOR
THE TOWN OF CICERO, ILLINOIS
I. PURPOSE OF THE REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
The Town of Cicero, Illinois (the “Town”) is located approximately seven (7) miles west of Chicago’s loop, and is bordered by Interstate 290 and Interstate 55. Interstate 290 intersects with Interstate 294 west of the Town, giving residents from Chicago’s southern and northern suburbs, along with visitors from Indiana and Wisconsin, easy access to the Town. The Town is also easily accessible from Chicago’s western suburbs via Interstate 88.
The Town is a home rule municipality, governed by a full-time Town President, a Town Clerk and a seven (7) member Board of Trustees. The current Town President is Larry Dominick who was reelected in 2017 to a four (4) year term ending in 2021.
The purpose of this RFP is to select one or more “Respondents” to provide the following Services to the Town:
- To provide a monthly routine and systematic preventative maintenance schedule on the eight (8) existing vertical elevators at the following Town properties:
- Town Hall, located at 4949 West Cermak Road, Cicero, Illinois; – (3) Hydraulic Passenger Vertical Elevator (ThyssenKrupp/Manufacturer) •
- Police Station, located at 4901 West Cermak Road, Cicero, Illinois; – (3) Hydraulic Passenger Vertical Elevator (ThyssenKrupp/Manufacturer)
- The Town’s Parking Structure, located at 2249 South 50th Ave, Cicero, Illinois – (2) Hydraulic Passenger Vertical Elevator (ThyssenKrupp/Manufacturer)
- To exam, lubrication and adjustment will cover the following components of the elevator system:
- Control and landing positioning systems
- Signal fixtures
- Machines, drives, motors, governors, sheaves and ropes
- Power units, pumps, valves and jacks
- Car and hoist way door operating devices and door protection equipment
- Loadweighters, car frames and platforms, and counterweights
- Safety mechanisms
- To lubricate equipment for smooth and efficient performance.
- To adjust elevator parts and components to maximize performance and safe operation.
- To document all work performed on Maintenance Tasks & Records Logs for each controller.
- Please provide a price per location for preventative maintenance of elevators which shall remain valid for a period of not less than three (3) years.
II. SCOPE OF SERVICES
- Preventative monthly maintenance on existing elevators on the following Town properties:
- Town Hall, located at 4949 West Cermak Road, Cicero, Illinois;
- Police Station, located at 4901 West Cermak Road, Cicero, Illinois;
- The Town’s parking structure, located at 2249 South 50th Ave, Cicero, Illinois.
- Elevator Company Responsibilities:
- Perform items listed on the preventative maintenance schedule for each vertical elevator unit covered under this agreement.
- Proactively maintain vertical elevator units covered under this agreement.
- Provide unlimited regular time call back service for covered repairs for vertical elevator units covered under this agreement.
- Respond to vertical elevator breakdowns in a timely manner. Entrapments will take precedence.
- Perform code required testing as currently required by the authority having jurisdiction. A fee for this work will be charged if the test must be witnessed.
- Schedule any foreseeable repairs (i.e. cable shortening, packing change, motor repair, cable replacement, etc.) with the Town so necessary arrangements can be made for the shutting down of the vertical elevator.
- Notify Town of unforeseen major repairs via email immediately.
- Notify Town of possible billable non covered repairs in a timely manner upon finding of the non-covered items. • Perform fire service testing during routine and systematic preventative maintenance visits.
- Post code required oil usage logs for each hydraulic unit serviced under this agreement.
- Post code required preventative maintenance schedule for each vertical elevator unit covered under this agreement.
- Maintain the performance requirement, per industry standards, as long as the age of the equipment and/or its original design does not allow for that performance standard to be met.
- Perform re-lamping of signals (car buttons, hall buttons, car lanterns, hall lanterns, car position indicators, and/or hall position indicators) during scheduled maintenance visits.
- Inspection reports. Make all covered repairs in a timely manner. Notify Town of cost of non-covered items. If an inspection report is given to the Elevator Company in a timely manner and the Elevator Company fails to make covered repairs by re-inspection, the Elevator Company will cover that one re-inspection fee.
- Provide lubricant and lubricate all vertical elevator units covered under this agreement. Lubricate equipment per original manufacturer’s recommendation.
- Must keep elevator machine room floors cleaned to maintain a professional appearance.
- Clean elevator machine room pits and car tops of normal dust and debris.
- The Elevator Company must maintain the following insurance minimums; workers compensation $1,000,000, general liability $1,000,000 and automobile $1,000,000 for the entire term of this agreement.
The Town reserves the right to: (1) reject all proposals (the “Proposals”) submitted, in whole or in part and (2) in its sole and absolute discretion, to cancel or modify this RFP in whole or in part, without further notice.
III. REQUESTS FOR CLARIFICATION
Respondents should address all communications to James Wood, Maintenance Department. All questions or requests for clarification must be in writing, sent by mail, email to email@example.com or fax to (708) 656-1206 and must be received no later than 5:00 PM on February 6, 2020. The Town shall not be responsible for the delay in the transmission of any request for clarification or other communication. Answers to all questions and/or requests for clarification will be posted on the Town’s website and available to ALL respondents on February 13, 2020.
3.1 INSTRUCTIONS TO BIDDERS:
- Bidders may obtain a PDF version of the RFP by requesting a copy via email from the Superintendent of Maintenance (firstname.lastname@example.org).
- Bidders qualifications will be reviewed by the Town.
- The successful Bidder and all of its Subcontractors will be required to comply with all laws statutes, regulations, ordinances, rulings or enactments of any Local, State and Federal laws concerning payment of prevailing wage rates and all Federal, State and Local law requirements concerning equal opportunities including, but not limited to, the Illinois Fair Employment Practices Act and Illinois Prevailing Wage Act.
3.2 Deadline and Procedures for Submitting Proposals
Sealed Proposals for the improvements described herein will be received at the office of the Town Clerk, Town of Cicero, 4949 West Cermak Road, Cicero, Illinois 60804, until 10:30 a.m., February 20, 2020 and will be publicly opened and read at that time, in the Town Clerk’s Office meeting room. Late Proposals will not be considered. The Town will not be responsible for any delays in the delivery, receipt or handling of Proposals.
B. Procedures For Submitting Proposals
Proposals must be delivered to the CLERKS OFFICE:
Town of Cicero
Attn: Maria Punzo-Arias, Town Clerk 4949 W. Cermak Rd.
Cicero, IL 60804
Respondent must submit six (6) sets of originals in hardcopy format. The original documents must clearly be marked, and must bear the original signature of an authorized agent. Respondent must enclose all documents in a sealed container. Proposals submitted via facsimile or electronic mail will not be accepted.
All submissions are subject to the Illinois Freedom of Information Act (5 ILCS 140/1, et seq.)
To the extent allowed by applicable law, the Respondent may designate as confidential those portions of the Proposals that contain trade secrets or other proprietary data that must remain confidential.
IV. SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS
- Required Content
At a minimum, the following information must be included in all Proposals:
- Cover Letter
The Respondent must submit a cover letter committing the Respondent to provide the desired services, in accordance with the terms and conditions of a contract that may be awarded subsequent to the RFP and in compliance with all applicable laws, orders, rules and regulations. The cover letter must also:
- Outline the number of years the Respondent has been in business, provide an overview of the experience and background of the Respondent and the key personnel committed to this project; and
- Identify the legal name of the Respondent, the address of its headquarters, its principal place of business, its legal form (e.g., corporation, joint venture, limited partnership, etc.), the names of its principal or partners and its authority to conduct business in Illinois; and
- Indicate the contact information (name and telephone number(s)) of the principal contact for oral presentation, interviews or negotiations; and
- The cover letter must be signed by an authorized representative of the Respondent; and
- Indicate that Respondent is not legally barred from performing the applicable services; and
- Include Respondent’s affirmative acknowledgment of the terms of the RFP; and
- Indicate that Respondent is not indebted to the Town; and
- Contain an affirmative statement that there is no “conflict of interest” between the Town and the Respondent.”
- Executive Summary
The Respondent must provide an executive summary that explains its understanding of the Town’s intent and objectives. The summary must discuss the Respondent’s plan for achieving and implementing the desired services.
- Professional Qualifications and Specialized Experience of Respondent
- Company Profile Information (See Form in Exhibit 1)
The Respondent must complete the company profile information questionnaire that is attached hereto and incorporated herein as Exhibit 1.
- Company References (See Form in Exhibit 2)
The Respondent should provide at least two (2) client references for services substantially similar to the desired services. Client references from municipalities or large employers are preferred. All client reference information must be verified and supported. References must be aware that they are being used and agreeable to an interview by the Town. This information shall be provided by completing the form attached hereto and incorporated herein as Exhibit 2.
- Municipal Client References (See Form in Exhibit 3)
The Respondent must provide contact information for all municipalities to which the Respondent currently provides the desired services. All municipal client reference information must be verified and supported. Municipal client references must be aware that they are being used and agreeable to an interview by the Town. This information shall be provided by completing the form attached hereto and incorporated herein as Exhibit 3.
- Business License/Authority to do Business in Illinois
The Respondent must provide copies of appropriate licenses or certifications required of any individual or entity performing the desired services. The Respondent must provide evidence that it is authorized to do business in Illinois.
- Certificate of Good Standing/Proof of Insurance
The Respondent must provide a copy of its Certificate of Good Standing or other documentation sufficient to show that they are legally authorized to do business in the State of Illinois. Respondent must also provide proof of insurance.
- Company Profile Information (See Form in Exhibit 1)
- Professional Qualifications and Experience of Key Personnel
- Key Personnel
The Respondent must provide a list of the individuals who will be dedicated to performing the desired services as well as individuals with ownership rights, e.g. directors, members, etc.
- Areas of Expertise
The Respondent must indicate each person’s areas of expertise, as well as which person will have primary responsibility for various tasks or aspects of the desired services.
The Respondent must submit resumes or corporate personnel profiles with past experience for each of the key personnel. This must include a description of each individual’s role and responsibilities on recent projects similar in scope, type and magnitude to the desired services.
- Revocation or Suspension of License or Certification
The Respondent must disclose whether Respondent has had any business license or certification revoked or suspended in any state within the last ten (10) years.
- Litigation History
The Respondent must disclose any pending lawsuits, and/or any lawsuits filed in the past five (5) years.
- Key Personnel
- Project Management/Implementation Plan
The Respondent must provide a detailed summary of its plan for implementing the desired services.
- Compensation Proposal
The Respondent must provide an explanation of its proposed compensation model by addressing, at a minimum, the topics indicated on Exhibit 4, attached hereto and incorporated herein. The Respondent must disclose any charges or fees not included in its base price that the Town would incur. Proposals that fail to include the compensation information requested in Exhibit 4 will be deemed nonresponsive and rejected as incomplete.
Each Respondent must certify on Exhibit 5, attached hereto and incorporated herein, that the Proposal is true and accurate, and that to the best of Respondent’s knowledge, the Proposal is not misleading or fails to include relevant information.
- Non-Collusion Affidavit
A Respondent must submit a notarized Non-Collusion Affidavit, attached hereto and incorporated herein as Exhibit 6, certifying that the Respondent has not colluded with any other entity in the submission of the Proposal.
- Cover Letter
V. EVALUATION CRITERIA
The Town reserves the right to require in-person interviews with some or all of the Respondents. In evaluating the Proposals, the Town’s selection will be based upon those factors deemed necessary to promote the best interests and welfare of the Town including, without limitation, the following:
- Professional and Technical Competence
The Respondent’s ability to provide the desired services, including capacity to achieve the project goals and objectives described in this RFP.
- Professional Qualifications and Specialized Experience of Respondent and Team
The Respondent’s experience in providing services similar to the desired services on projects of similar scope and magnitude. The Town will consider the past and current performance of the Respondent (and team members) on other contracts in terms of quality of services and compliance with performance schedules. The Town may solicit from current and/or previous clients, including other government agencies, units of local government or any available sources, relevant information relating to the Respondent’s record of performance.
- Quality, Comprehensiveness and Adequacy
The Town will review the quality, comprehensiveness and adequacy of the proposed project management/implementation plan for providing the desired services including the staffing plan, local availability and commitment of personnel who will manage and oversee the project.
The Town will consider the competitiveness and adequacy of the proposed compensation model for the desired services.
- Competency of Respondent
No Proposal may be accepted from or contract awarded to any Respondent who is in arrears or in default to the Town upon any debt or contract. Prior failure of a respondent to perform faithfully on any previous contract or work for the
Town may be grounds for rejection. The Respondent must not have been suspended or debarred from doing business with the state and/or federal government. The Respondent, if requested, shall present evidence of performance ability and possession of necessary facilities, pecuniary resources and adequate insurance to comply with the terms of this RFP. Such evidence shall be presented within a specified time and to the satisfaction of the Town.
VI. REJECTION OF PROPOSALS
6.1 Selection does not Guarantee the Award of a Contract.
This RFP shall not create any legal obligation of the Town to evaluate any Proposal that is submitted or to enter into any contract or any other agreement with a Respondent who submits a response except on terms and conditions that the Town deems, in its sole and absolute discretion, to be satisfactory and desirable. The Town reserves the right to reject all Proposals received and the right to waive nonmaterial formalities and technicalities according to the best interests of the Town. Any Proposals submitted shall be binding for sixty (60) days following the Town’s opening and review of the same. The Town reserves the right to select a single Respondent or multiple Respondents to perform the desired services. The Town reserves the right to terminate the desired services provided by the Respondent at any time and to ask for any additional information regarding a submitted proposal at any time. Any work provided by the Respondent will be in compliance with a contract to be entered into subsequent to this RFP. By submitting a Proposal, the Respondent acknowledges its understanding of the requirements of this submission and agrees to be bound to the same. All incomplete responses received will be rejected.
6.2 No Liability for Costs
The Town is not responsible for costs or damages incurred by interested parties in connection with the RFP process. This includes, but is not limited to, costs associated with preparing the Proposals and of participating in any interviews, site visits, demonstrations, oral presentations and negotiations.
VII. CONTRACT AWARD
- The Respondent’s Proposal must be complete to be considered for the award.
- The Town reserves the right to qualify, accept or reject any or all Respondents and accept any Proposal deemed to be in the best interest of the Town. The Town reserves the right to accept or reject any or all Proposals and waive irregularities or technicalities in any Proposal when in the best interest of the Town. The Town reserves the right to accept or reject any exception taken by the vendor to the terms and conditions of the RFP.
- Consideration may be given to, but not limited to services available, hours of services available, references and special pricing. The Town reserves the right not to accept the lowest cost Proposal.
- Award, if made, shall be in the form of a contract.
- If, after award of a contract is made, the Town determines the Respondent is unable to provide sufficient services, the Town reserves the right to reject and relet or otherwise contract out for the services.
- The award of a contract does not guarantee that the need will arise with respect to the successful Respondent’s services and the Town reserves the right to decline the use of the services sought herein and is in no way bound to any minimum usage requirements with regard to said services.
VIII. COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY
As a unit of local government under the Constitution of the State of Illinois, the Town is committed to encouraging diversity in the performance of work for and by the Town. Please refer to Exhibit 7, attached hereto and incorporated herein, which provides information on Section 2-870 of The Code of Ordinances of the Town of Cicero, Illinois for more Information.
Exhibits and Complete Proposal Can Be Found in the Elevator 2020- Request For Proposal.