Tradesmen Services - Spec. # 354609

Agency: City of Chicago
State: Illinois
Type of Government: State & Local
Posted Date: May 15, 2020
Due Date: Jun 2, 2020
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Tradesmen Services - Spec. # 354609 Advertisement Date: August 2, 2019
Due Date: June 2, 2020
Addendum # 8 for Spec. # 354609

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APRIL 10, 2020
ADDENDUM NO. 8
SPECIFICATION NO. 354609
FOR
TRADESMEN SERVICES
This document contains:
I.
Revisions to the Specification
II.
Questions submitted for clarification of the Specification
III. Revised Proposal Pages
IV. Addendum No. 8 Receipt Acknowledgement
For which Bids are scheduled to be received no later than 11:00 a.m., Central Time April 21, 2020
pursuant to Addendum No. 7 advertised on March 20, 2019, in the Department of Procurement
Services, Bid & Bond, Room 103, City Hall.
Required for use by:
CITY OF CHICAGO
Department of Water Management
This Addendum is distributed by:
CITY OF CHICAGO
Department of Procurement Services
Bidder must acknowledge receipt of this Addendum No. 8 on the Bid Execution Page and
should complete and return the attached Acknowledgment by email to
Mauricio.Beltran@CityofChicago.org
Attn: Mauricio Beltran, Procurement Specialist
Phone: 312-744-8981
The information contained in this Addendum No. 8 is incorporated by reference into the
original Specification issued on August 2, 2019
LORI E. LIGHTFOOT
MAYOR
SHANNON E. ANDREWS
CHIEF PROCUREMENT OFFICER
Addendum No. 8, Specification No. 354609, Tradesmen Services, Department of Water Management,
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APRIL 10, 2020
ADDENDUM NO. 8
FOR
TRADESMEN SERVICES
SPECIFICATION NO. 354609
FOR WHICH BIDS WERE SCHEDULED TO BE OPENED IN THE BID & BOND ROOM 103, CITY
HALL, CHICAGO, ILLINOIS 60602, BY 11:00 A.M., CENTRAL TIME ON APRIL 21, 2020.
The following revisions will be incorporated in the above-referenced Specification. All other provisions
and requirements are as originally set forth remain in full force and are binding.
Bidders must acknowledge receipt of this addendum in the cover letter submitted with your Bid.
BIDDER SHOULD ACKNOWLEDGE RECEIPT OF THIS ADDENDUM # 8 ON THE BID
EXECUTION PAGE (ARTICLE 12) AND SUBMIT WITH YOUR BID. FAILURE TO
ACKNOWLEDGE ADDENDUM MAY BE GROUNDS FOR BID REJECTION
SECTION I: REVISIONS TO THE SPECIFICATION
Specification is hereby amended as follows:
Revision 1:
Article 1.16 Submission of Bids: Submission of Bids is hereby being deleted in its entirety
and replaced with the following to change the paper submission process:
Article 1.16.1 Deadline and Procedure for Submitting Bids:
1. To be assured of consideration, Bids must be submitted electronically to the
Department of Procurement Services no later than 11:00 A.M. Central Time on April 21,
2020. Bidder must submit all required information: Required Information by uploading
as attachment(s) to the electronic BID submission in iSupplier.
Bidder must enter the Total Price in eProcurement where required.
"iSupplier" refers to the City's eProcurement computer system for electronic bidding and
providing Contractors with access to contract, ordering and payment information for
their City contracts.
iSupplier vendor portal registration is required. Allow three (3) business days to
complete registration.
2. Submit your Bids to: http://www.cityofchicago.org/eProcurement
Combining multiple PDF attachments is strongly encouraged in order to minimize the
number of uploaded attachments.
Bidder must read Appendix 1 eProcurement for more details regarding electronic access to
BID abstract and documents to be submitted electronically and uploaded as attachments to
your proposed submission.
Addendum No. 8, Specification No. 354609, Tradesmen Services, Department of Water Management,
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APPENDIX 1
ePROCUREMENT
This BID is now an eProcurement BID. Bids are to be submitted through the City's "iSupplier"
system, the City's eProcurement computer system for electronic Bids and providing Contractors
with access to contract, ordering and payment information for their City contracts.
1. Obtaining the Bid Documents
Bidders are solely responsible for obtaining all Specification Documents, including Clarifications
and Addenda. Documents may be downloaded from the Department of Procurement Services
("DPS") website at the following URL: http://www.cityofchicago.org/eProcurement
Click on "Current Bids and Solicitation Opportunities"
In order to receive notice of clarifications and addenda, Bidders must be registered for and log-
in to iSupplier, search for the solicitation number, open the solicitation for review, and accept
the disclaimer. This will sign Bidders up for notifications.
Specifications Document Holders are listed on the Bid & Bond Room Opportunity Take Out
List. The Opportunity Take Out List is public information and is posted to the DPS web site at
www.cityofchicago.org/TOL. To find Opportunity Take Out lists, go to “Get Started Online” and
search by the specification number.
2. Clarifications and Addenda
The City will send an email notification to Bidders who have indicated intent to respond to a
Specification that an Addendum or Clarification has been issued. The Clarifications and
Addenda incorporated into the electronic Specifications document are available at the following
URL: https://www.cityofchicago.org/eProcurement
Bidders that have indicated interest in a Specification will receive email notification that an
Addendum or Clarification has been issued. There may be multiple Clarifications and Addenda.
Failure to obtain Clarifications and/or Addenda, for whatever cause, will not relieve a Bidder
from the obligation to respond according to and comply with any changed or additional terms
and conditions contained in the Clarifications and Addenda.
Electronic acknowledgement of Clarifications and/or Addenda is mandatory to submit an
electronic Bid. Any harm to the Bidder resulting from failure to obtain all necessary documents,
for whatever cause, will not be valid grounds for a protest against award(s) made under this
solicitation.
3. Questions Regarding the Specification Documents
All inquiries regarding the Specification Documents or procurement process may be directed to
the Procurement Specialist in iSupplier via online discussion. Bidders may only rely on written
answers in a Clarification or in an Addendum duly issued by the Chief Procurement Officer.
Bidders cannot rely on oral or informal answers; such answers will not be binding upon the City.
4. Completion of the Specification Documents
Each Bidder must complete all of the forms required in the Specification. Scan and upload all
forms and required information as attachments to the electronic Bid submission. Bidder may not
change any of the Specification Documents. Any changes made by a Bidder to the Bid
Documents may result in rejection of the Bid and will not be binding upon the City.
5. Date, Time, and Place
Bids are to be submitted electronically to the Department of Procurement on the date and prior
to the time stated above, or any addendum issued by the City to change such Bid Due Date. No
Bid will be accepted after the Bid Due Date. The time of the receipt of the Bid will be
determined solely by the “Time of Quote” generated by the iSupplier system.
6. Technical Assistance
If you required technical assistance go to https://www.cityofchicago.org/eProcurement and
click the “Help” tab.
*****END OF APPENDIX 1*****
Addendum No. 8, Specification No. 354609, Tradesmen Services, Department of Water Management,
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Article 1.16.2 Date, Time, and Place:
Bids are to be submitted electronically to the Department of Procurement on the date and prior
to the time stated above, or any addendum issued by the City to change such Bid Due Date. No
Bid will be accepted after the Bid Due Date. The time of the receipt of the Bid will be
determined solely by the “Time of Quote” generated by the iSupplier system.
Article 1.16.3 Bids Must Be Submitted Electronically Through the iSupplier System:
All Bids must be submitted electronically through the iSupplier system. No paper solicitations
will be accepted. Bid & Bond Room is closed and will not be accepting Bids.
Article 1.16.4 Bidders Are Responsible for Bid Submission:
Each Bidder is solely and completely responsible for submission of its Bid to the iSupplier
system before the date and time established for the Bid opening. Any Bid that is not delivered
on time, including Bids mistakenly delivered to other City offices, will not be accepted. The City
is under no obligation to ensure that misdirected Bids are delivered to the iSupplier system prior
to Bid opening.
Article 1.16.5 Transparency Website; Trade Secrets:
Consistent with the City's practice of making available all information submitted in answer to a
public procurement, all bids, any information and documentation contained therein, any
additional information or documentation submitted to the City as part of this solicitation, and any
information or documentation presented to City as part of negotiation of a contract or other
agreement may be made publicly available through the City's Internet website.
However, Bidders may designate those portions of a Bid which contain trade secrets or other
proprietary data ("Data") which Bidder desires remain confidential.
To designate portions of a Bid as confidential, Bidder must:
A. Mark the cover page as follows: "This bid includes trade secrets or other proprietary data.”
B. Mark each sheet or Data to be restricted with the following legend: "Confidential: Use or
disclosure of data contained on this sheet is subject to the restriction on the title page of this
bid."
C. Provide a redacted copy of the entire bid or submission in .pdf format for posting on the
City's website. Bidder is responsible for properly and adequately redacting any Data which
Bidder desires remain confidential. If entire pages or sections are removed, they must be
represented by a page indicating that the page or section has been redacted. Failure to
provide a redacted copy may result in the posting of an un-redacted copy.
D. Provide a written explanation of the basis under which each redacted item has been deemed
confidential, making reference to the Illinois Freedom of Information Act (5 ILCS 140/1 et seq.).
Indiscriminate labeling of material as "Confidential" may be grounds for deeming a bid as non-
responsive.
All Bids submitted to the City are subject to the Freedom of Information Act. The City will make
the final determination as to whether information, even if marked "confidential," will be disclosed
pursuant to a request under the Freedom of Information Act, valid subpoena, or other legal
requirement. Bidder agrees not to pursue any cause of action against the City with regard to
disclosure of information.
Revision 2:
Article 1.18 Bid Opening: Bid Opening is hereby being deleted in its entirety and replaced with
the following to change the paper submission process:
Article 1.18.1 Bid Opening:
Bids will be opened and read out publicly immediately after the deadline for the submission of
Bids has passed and will be made available in a live streaming YouTube video referencing
Specification 354609. Announcement of the Bids and the apparent low Bidder will be made in
a live streaming YouTube video and are neither final nor binding. All Bids and Bid Documents
Addendum No. 8, Specification No. 354609, Tradesmen Services, Department of Water Management,
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are subject to review by the Department of Procurement Services to determine the lowest
responsive and responsible bidder and whether a contract will be awarded. Bid tabulations are
public information and are posted on the City's website www.cityofchicago.org/BidTab.
URL is case sensitive. Select “Get Started Online” and search by specification number.
Revision 3:
Cover page: Performance Bonds: Performance Bonds requirement indicated in the cover
page of this Specification has been changed from “yes” to “no”. There is no Performance Bond
requirement for this Specification.
Revision 4:
Article 1.12.4 Performance and Payment Bonds: Performance and Payment Bonds
language remains the same as in the original Specification.
Revision 5:
Article 4.7 Services and Supply Contract: New Article 4.7 is hereby added to the
Specification:
Article 4.7 Services and Supply Contract
This Contract is a services and supply contract for future City needs arising over the duration of
its term. It is not a contract for public works or public improvements. No particular work or
improvement is contemplated as of the time this agreement is entered into, and there is no
guaranteed amount or type of work that may be requested. Accordingly, the Public Construction
Bond Act (30 ILCS section 550/0.01 et seq), section 23 of Mechanics Lien Act (770 ILCS
section 60/23), the Illinois Prevailing Wage Act (820 ILCS 130/.01 et seq.), and section 2-92-
030 of the Municipal Code of Chicago, do not apply hereto by virtue of their terms.
Revision 6:
Article 5.5 Illinois Prevailing Wage Act/Davis-Bacon Act has been deleted in its entirety and
replaced with the following language:
Article 5.5 Prevailing Wage
Contractor is required to treat all of the work under this Contract as being subject to payment of
the Illinois Prevailing Wage. The City hereby requires contractors and subcontractors to pay
laborers, workers and mechanics performing services under this Contract no less than the
current “prevailing rate of wages” (hourly cash wages plus amount for fringe benefits) in the
county where the work is performed.
The Illinois Department of Labor (“IDOL”) publishes the prevailing wage rates on its website
at http://www.state.il.us/agency/idol/rates/rates.HTM. IDOL revises the prevailing wage rates
and the contractor/subcontractor has an obligation to check IDOL’s web site for revisions to
prevailing wage rates. For information regarding current prevailing wage rates, please refer to
IDOL’s website. All contractors and subcontractors rendering services under this contract must
comply with payment of the prevailing wage rates. As a condition of making payment to the
Contractor, the City may require the Contractor to submit an affidavit to the effect that not
less than the prevailing hourly wage rate is being paid to laborers, mechanics, and other
workmen employed on this Contract.
Revision 7:
Article 5.6 Labor Unit Price Adjustment: Labor Unit Price Increase has been deleted in its
entirety and replaced with the following language:
Article 5.6 Labor Unit Price Adjustment:
Beginning on the date after the initial twelve (12) month term, and for each twelve (12) month
anniversary thereafter, subject to acceptable performance by the Contractor and contingent
upon the appropriation of sufficient funds for the procurement of the good and/or services
provided for in this Contract, annual labor rate adjustments may be made after receipt of written
request from the Contractor made no later than thirty (30) calendar days after the expiration of
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