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Cook County Transportation Committee met May 22

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | May 30, 2019


Cook County Transportation Committee met May 22.

Here is the agenda provided by the committee:


Authorization as a public speaker shall only be granted to those individuals who have submitted in writing, their name, address, subject matter, and organization (if any) to the Secretary 24 hours in advance of the meeting. Duly authorized public speakers shall be called upon to deliver testimony at a time specified in the meeting agenda. Authorized public speakers who are not present during the specified time for public testimony will forfeit their allotted time to speak at the meeting. Public testimony must be germane to a specific item(s) on the meeting agenda, and the testimony must not exceed three minutes; the Secretary will keep track of the time and advise when the time for public testimony has expired. Persons authorized to provide public testimony shall not use vulgar, abusive, or otherwise inappropriate language when addressing the Board; failure to act appropriately; failure to speak to an item that is germane to the meeting, or failure to adhere to the time requirements may result in expulsion from the meeting and/or disqualify the person from providing future testimony.



Approval of the minutes from the meeting of 11/14/2018


Presented by: JOHN YONAN, P.E., Superintendent, Department of Transportation and Highways


Department(s): Transportation and Highways

Vendor: Dunnet Bay Construction Company, Glendale Heights, Illinois

Request: Authorization for the Chief Procurement Officer to Increase the contract

Good(s) or Service(s): Construction Services

Action: Transportation Committee

Location: Happ Road Bridge Over Skokie River, 0.5 Mile South of Winnetka Road 

County Board District(s): 13 & 14

Original Contract Period: 5/17/2017 - 12/10/2019

Section: 16-W4043-00-BR

Proposed Contract Period Extension: N/A

Total Current Contract Amount Authority: $1,369,892.59

Original Board Approval: 5/10/2017, $1,256,082.55

Previous Board Increase(s) or Extension(s): N/A

Previous Chief Procurement Officer Increase(s) or Extension(s): 2/6/2018, $113,810.04 

This Increase Requested: $107,384.46

Potential Fiscal Impact: FY 2019 $107,384.46

Accounts: 11300.1500.29150.560019 & 11900.1500.29150.560019

Contract Number(s): 1755-16129

IDOT Contract Number(s): N/A

Federal Project Number(s): BRS-4003(850)

Federal Job Number(s): C-91-113-17


The vendor has met the Minority- and Women-owned Business Enterprise Ordinance via direct participation.

The Chief Procurement Officer Concurs

Summary: This project provides for a concrete bridge replacement located on Happ Road over the Skokie River in the Villages of Northfield and Wilmette. The quantities as shown on the contract documents were estimated for bidding purposes only. This change represents the difference between the estimated quantities and actual field quantities of work performed with additional quantities required for earth excavation, topsoil and sub-base granular material items.

New items were added for additional pavement marking items, recessed pavement markers, modify retaining wall footing, locating existing footings, installing 24” stop bars, additional perimeter erosion control, coring and drilling for guardrail, tree remobilization, additional pcc connector thickness, removal and disposal of material excavated for asphalt shoulders, traffic control signs for Skokie River, additional striping and additional bridge plaque.

This vendor was selected pursuant to a publically advertised invitation for bids in accordance with the Cook County Procurement Code. Dunnet Bay Construction Company was the lowest, responsive and responsible bidder.

Legislative History : 4/25/19 - Board of Commissioners - refer to the Transportation Committee

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