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Bid Title: Blackhawk Tower Overcoat
Category: Bids
Status: Closed



NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN by the Mayor and Board of Trustees of the Village of Park Forest, Cook and Will Counties, Illinois that sealed bids will be received for the following contract:

 Project Name:             500,000 Gallon Double Ellipse (Blackhawk)

                                    Exterior Overcoat

                                    Wet Interior Repaint – Alternate

                                    And Miscellaneous Repairs

 Note:  This project name is to be understood to include the entire scope of project as defined and detailed by these specifications and Contract Documents.

 Separate sealed bids will be received by the Owner and then publicly opened and read aloud at:

 Bids Sent To:              Village of Park Forest, 350 Victory Drive, Park Forest, IL 60466

 Bid Opening Date:      April 18, 2023

 Bid Opening Time:      2:30 P.M. (local time)

 Bid Opening Site:       Village of Park Forest, Village Hall, 350 Victory Drive, Park Forest, IL 60466

 The Bid Requirements and Contract Documents may be examined at the following locations:

 Construction Association of                  Construction Association                      Builders Exchange

Will & Grundy Counties                       43636 Woodward Ave.                         1240 E. Saginaw St.

233 N. Springfield Ave.                        Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302                  Lansing, MI 48909

Joliet, IL 60435

 At the OFFICE of the ENGINEER and at the OFFICE of Nicholas Christie, P.E., CFM.

Printed copies ($200), Electronic copies ($100), or Documents on Flash drives with the Bidding Documents may be obtained from the office of DIXON ENGINEERING, INC., 1104 Third Avenue, Lake Odessa, Michigan, 48849 (Issuing Office) upon payment for handling charge of each set in the respective format.   Payment for handling charges should be made to Dixon Engineering, Incorporated.  There will be no refund of handling charge for return of specification packages, or in the digital format.  

 For further requirements regarding bid submittal, qualifications, procedures, and contract award, refer to the Instructions to Bidders, and if applicable Supplemental Instructions to Bidders, that are included in the Bidding Requirements.

Note l:  The Engineer assumes no responsibility to supply Builders Exchanges and similar plan review rooms with all addenda issued.  An attempt will be made to do so; however, only registered plan holders will be notified by email of expected or late term addendum with short preparation times.

Note 2:  Prequalification of BIDDERS - Dixon Engineering will review qualifications of all Contractors and determine their status.  Contractors will be prequalified for different sized tanks and towers based on experience, workmanship, successful Project completions with DIXON and Contractor’s financial data.  Prequalification protocol is in the Instructions to Bidders.  Any Contractor who has any projects in dispute or unfinished because of Contract problems will be considered NOT prequalified.  Disqualification will result in the return of any handling fee for Bidding Documents.

This contract is subject to prevailing wage requirements.  No less than the prevailing wage as determined by the Illinois Department of Labor shall be paid to any worker performing work under this contract.  


 The Contractor is to abide by the following schedule:

Commence work on or after July 10, 2023.

 Work hours are 7:00 A.M to 6:00 P.M. Monday through Saturday, no Sunday work is permitted.

 Substantial Completion by October 27, 2023, including cure and disinfection time.

 The tank may be out-of-service a maximum of 30 days (50 days if the wet interior alternate is accepted).

 Liquidated damages are applicable and begin after 30 days (50 days if the wet interior alternate is accepted) out-of-service or after Substantial Completion date whichever is the earlier date.   Liquidated damages at $1,250/calendar day is to apply after this date.  Ready for Final Payment Date is to be thirty (30) days after date Substantial Completion Date based on out-of-service days or scheduled Substantial Completion, or as adjusted by Change Order; or actual Substantial Completion if earlier.  Liquidated damages after Ready for Final Payment Date of $250/day is to apply.  Liquidated damages are cumulative if damages from Substantial Completion and Ready for Final Payment overlap.  In addition, Special Damages, fines, or Set-offs may also apply per Bid/Agreement Form.   


Tank Information:

The structure is a 500,000 gallon spheroid elevated water storage tank with an estimated high-water level of 115 ft. located at 375 Indianwood Boulevard in Park Forest, Illinois.

The work includes:

Exterior:  High pressure water clean (5,000 to 10,000 psi) and spot power tool clean to a 

SSPC-SP11 standard.   Apply a three (3) coat epoxy urethane system.

Wet Interior - Alternate:  Abrasive blast clean to a SSPC-SP10 near-white metal standard.  Apply a three (3) coat zinc epoxy system.  Apply a polyurethane caulk to the roof lap seams.   

Foundation:  Repair grout, repair cracks, repair spalls.  Water clean and apply a two (2) coat epoxy system.

Cathodic Protection:  Repair/replace the wet interior components of the cathodic protection system.  

 Mixer:  Install a mechanical mixer.

Catch Basin:  Install a concrete catch basin at the overflow pipe discharge.


  1. Replace the riser manway gaskets.
  2. Overflow discharge modification.
  3. Install a fall prevention device on the wet interior ladder.
  4. Install a swing gate at the roof step-off platform opening.
  5. Install bowl rigging couplings.
  6. Remove abandoned lights on the struts.
  7. Remove the pressure sensor on the riser.
  8. Remove the inner painter’s railing.
  9. Install painter’s railing stand-offs on the outer painter’s railing.
  10. Balcony drain holes.
  11. Balcony access modification.


  1. Due to supply chain issues, the Owner reserves the right to require that the Contractor is to have all of the required coating for the project delivered to the site or to the Owner’s storage facility prior to the tank being taken out-of-service and commencement of the project.
Publication Date/Time:
3/20/2023 12:00 AM
Closing Date/Time:
4/18/2023 2:30 PM

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