Furnishing and Delivering Citric Acid

Agency: Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago
State: Illinois
Type of Government: State & Local
NAICS Category:
  • 325199 - All Other Basic Organic Chemical Manufacturing
Posted Date: May 15, 2024
Due Date: Jun 4, 2024
Solicitation No: 24-936-11
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NOTICE
INVITATION TO BID
TO
METROPOLITAN WATER RECLAMATION DISTRICT OF GREATER CHICAGO
FOR
FURNISHING AND DELIVERING CITRIC ACID
CONTRACT 24-936-11
PROPOSALS ARE DUE JUNE 4, 2024
Sealed proposals, endorsed as above, will be submitted back to the District via an
electronic upload to the Bonfire Portal only, from the date of the Invitation to Bid, up to
11:00 A.M. Central Time, on the bid opening date, and will be opened publicly by the
Director of Procurement and Materials Management or designee at 11:00 A.M. on June
4, 2024. The public cannot attend but can view the bid opening at https://mwrd.org/bid-
opening.
NO BIDS WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER 11:00 A.M. ON THE ABOVE SCHEDULED
BID OPENING DATE. ALL BIDS FAXED, MAILED, EMAILED, OR HAND
DELIVERED WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED AND WILL BE RETURNED TO THE
BIDDER. THERE IS NO BID DEPOSITORY SAFE AVAILABLE FOR MAILING OR
HAND DELIVERING BIDS. THE DISTRICT WILL ONLY ACCEPT BIDS
ELECTRONICALLY UPLOADED TO THE BONFIRE PORTAL
(HTTPS://MWRD.BONFIREHUB.COM/). PLEASE SEE SPECIFIC INSTRUCTIONS
ON HOW TO UPLOAD YOUR BID TO THE BONFIRE PORTAL IN THE BID
DOCUMENT ENTITLED “SUBMISSION VIA THE BONFIRE PORTAL.” BIDS WILL
BE DEEMED NON-RESPONSIVE IF NOT SUBMITTED USING THE BONFIRE
PROJECT-SPECIFIC URL LINK, PROVIDED BY THE DISTRICT WITH THE
BIDDING DOCUMENTS.
Tenders are invited to furnish and deliver citric acid to the Stickney Water Reclamation
Plant, beginning five (5) calendar days after the mailing date of a purchase order and
terminating twenty-four (24) months thereafter, or upon expenditure of available funds,
whichever occurs sooner. All deliveries shall be completed in accordance with the “Time”
section of the Detail Specifications.
The Contract is divided, for purposes of bidding, into three (3) Items. Bidders must
submit bids for all three (3) Items or the bid will be rejected as non-responsive. The
Metropolitan Water Reclamation District intends to issue one (1) purchase order to one
(1) Contractor for all of the material to be furnished under this Contract.
The estimated cost of this Contract is $248,200.00.
The bid deposit for this Contract is $12,400.00.
Each Proposal must be accompanied by a bid deposit in the form of a bid bond. Please
see page P-3 in the Contract Documents for additional information.
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Funding of all Contract items is subject to the Board of Commissioners’ approval of the
District’s budget for all years under this Contract.
Specifications, proposal forms and/or plans may be obtained from the Department of
Procurement and Materials Management by downloading online from the District's
website at www.mwrd.org (Doing BusinessProcurement & Materials
ManagementContract Announcements). No fee is required for the Contract
Documents. Any questions regarding the downloading of the Contract Document should
be directed to the following email: contractdesk@mwrd.org or call 312-751-6643.
Failure to submit the required documents as specified may render the bid non-responsive
and the bid may be rejected.
Further, the District assumes no liability or responsibility for the failure or inability of any
Bidder to successfully download any and all contract documents, including but not limited
to specifications, proposal forms and/or plans, as a result of any type of technological
computer and/or software system failure or breakdown that restricts, prohibits or prevents
successful downloading of any and all District contract documents by the Bidder, whether
caused by the District or other parties, directly or indirectly.
Bidding documents are only available online, and all addenda issued for this contract will
be available online at the District’s website, www.mwrd.org. The path is as follows: Doing
Business Procurement and Materials Management Contract Announcements. A
copy of such addenda will also be emailed/faxed to each person which downloads a set
of such contract documents.
Bidder shall acknowledge receipt of each addendum issued in the space provided on
Proposal signature page or submit a signed copy of each addendum with the Bidder’s
Proposal at the time and date set to receive bids. Oral explanations will not be binding.
Any Proposal which indicates multiple or alternate bids will be deemed non-responsive
and will be rejected by the Director of Procurement and Materials Management.
If any potential Bidder contemplating to submit a proposal is in doubt as to the true
meaning of any part of the specifications or other contract documents, such inquiry should
be submitted online at the District’s website, www.mwrd.org. The path is as follows: Doing
BusinessProcurement and Materials ManagementContract Announcements. The
District will provide an online response to such inquiries, as the District deems
appropriate. Strings of appropriate questions and answers regarding the bidding
documents will be available online on the District’s website until the bid opening date of
the bidding documents. No questions will be accepted by telephone, fax, email, mail, or
any other such form of delivery.
The District will only respond to questions received online up to ONE WEEK prior to the
bid opening date of the bidding documents. The District will not respond to questions
received after this date. The District does not guarantee the timeliness of responses
provided online, nor does the District guarantee that such responses will be provided in
adequate time to affect the submission of bids. The District shall provide responses online
ONLY if the responses do not interpret or otherwise change the bidding documents.
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The District’s responses online are NOT official responses and, therefore, are not binding
to the bidding documents. Any official interpretation or change to the bidding documents
will be made only by addenda duly issued to all plan holders on record by the Director of
Procurement and Materials Management.
Failure on the part of the prospective Bidder to receive a written interpretation prior to the
time of the opening of bids will not be grounds for withdrawal of proposal.
The contact person for this contract is Ms. Debbra Hill. Ms. Hill will provide online
responses to online inquiries.
Bidders are STRONGLY URGED to inspect all areas of the work sites prior to bidding, in
order to familiarize themselves with the nature of the work and the method of
accomplishing the same. To schedule an appointment to inspect the work sites,
prospective Bidders may contact the Resident Engineer, Ms. Debbra Hill, at (708)588-
4158, between the hours of 7:00 A.M. and 2:00 P.M., Monday through Friday.
Bidders shall take special note of the stipulations on page G-4, under Interpretation of
Contract Documents, in regards to questions on this Contract.
The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago reserves the right
to reject any or all Proposals.
Chicago, Illinois
May 15, 2024
Metropolitan Water Reclamation District
of Greater Chicago
By Darlene A. LoCascio
Director of Procurement
and Materials Management

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