Bid Package Award Recommendations


Keeping Our Community Informed About the Progress of Elmwood and John Mills Construction


At its regular monthly meeting on Nov. 17, 2021, the District 401 Board of Education received a presentation of the results from the Nov. 4 and Nov. 9 bid openings held respectively for the Elmwood Elementary School and John Mills Elementary School construction projects.

The Board of Education approved 11 of the recommended Elmwood bid package awards and seven of the recommended John Mills awards. Consideration of the remaining bid package recommendations was moved to Dec. 1, 2021.

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For more information about the recommended bids for each school's construction project, scroll down this page, or use these links for quick access:

The presentation was made by Mr. James Jennings, District 401 Assistant Superintendent for Business, Finance & Operations, and Mr. Terry Fielden of International Contractors, Inc.


Elmwood Bid Recommendations | Nov. 17, 2021


At the Board of Education's Nov. 17 regular meeting, International Contractors, Inc., provided District 401 with the following award recommendations for the Elmwood Elementary School Additions and Renovations Project:

The recommendations covered:

  • Bid Package 1 — Excavation / Site Utilities / Landscaping
  • Bid Package 3 — Masonry
  • Bid Package 4 — Structural Steel
  • Bid Package 5 — General Trades
  • Bid Package 6 — Casework
  • Bid Package 7 — Glass & Glazing
  • Bid Package 8 — Flooring
  • Bid Package 10 — Fire Protection
  • Bid Package 12 — HVAC
  • Bid Package 13 — Electrical
  • Bid Package 14 — Roofing
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ICI stated in its recommendation letter, dated Nov. 12, 2021:

"We have conducted a scope review with each recommended contractor to gain their understanding of the scope and schedule for the project. Each contractor demonstrated an understanding of the scope and execution of the project. We have determined that each Award Recommendation is the Lowest Responsible Bidder based on the Contract Documents."

The Board of Education approved the recommended awards for the above-mentioned Elmwood bid packages. Approvals for Elmwood bid packages 2, 9 and 11 were moved to the Special Board Meeting scheduled for Dec. 1, 2021.


Elmwood Bid Recommendations | Dec. 1, 2021


At the Board of Education's Dec. 1 special meeting, International Contractors, Inc., provided District 401 with the following additional award recommendations for the Elmwood Elementary School Additions and Renovations Project:

The recommendations covered:

  • Bid Package 2 — Concrete
  • Bid Package 9 — Painting
  • Bid Package 11 — Plumbing

ICI stated in its recommendation letter, dated Nov. 22, 2021:

"We have conducted a scope review with each recommended contractor to gain their understanding of the scope and schedule for the project. Each contractor demonstrated an understanding of the scope and execution of the project. We have determined that each Award Recommendation is the Lowest Responsible Bidder based on the Contract Documents."

The Board of Education approved the recommended awards for the above-mentioned additional bid packages for the Elmwood project.


John Mills Bid Recommendations | Nov. 17, 2021


At the Board of Education's Nov. 17 regular meeting, International Contractors, Inc., provided District 401 with the following award recommendations for the John Mills Elementary School Additions and Renovations Project:

The recommendations covered:

  • Bid Package 2 — Asphalt Paving
  • Bid Package 3 — Concrete
  • Bid Package 7 — Casework
  • Bid Package 9 — Glass & Glazing
  • Bid Package 10 — Flooring
  • Bid Package 11 — Painting
  • Bid Package 12 — Fire Protection

ICI stated in its recommendation letter, dated Nov. 12, 2021: 

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"We have conducted a scope review with each recommended contractor to gain their understanding of the scope and schedule for the project. Each contractor demonstrated an understanding of the scope and execution of the project. We have determined that each Award Recommendation is the Lowest Responsible Bidder based on the Contract Documents."

The Board of Education approved the recommended awards for the above-mentioned John Mills bid packages. Approvals for John Mills bid packages 1, 4, 5, 6, and 8, 13, 14, 15 were moved to the Special Board Meeting scheduled for Dec. 1, 2021.


John Mills Bid Recommendations | Dec. 1, 2021


At the Board of Education's Dec. 1 special meeting, International Contractors, Inc., provided District 401 with the following additional award recommendations for the John Mills Elementary School Additions and Renovations Project:

The recommendations covered:

  • Bid Package 1 — Excavation / Site Utilities / Landscaping
  • Bid Package 4 — Masonry
  • Bid Package 5 — Structural Steel
  • Bid Package 6 — General Trades
  • Bid Package 8 — Roofing
  • Bid Package 13 — Plumbing
  • Bid Package 14 — HVAC
  • Bid Package 15 — Electrical

ICI stated in its recommendation letter, dated Nov. 22, 2021:

"We have conducted a scope review with each recommended contractor to gain their understanding of the scope and schedule for the project. Each contractor demonstrated an understanding of the scope and execution of the project. We have determined that each Award Recommendation is the Lowest Responsible Bidder based on the Contract Documents."

The Board of Education approved the recommended awards for the above-mentioned additional bid packages for the John Mills project.