Bid Package Award Recommendations


PLEASE NOTE: This page has been updated with results from the Special Board Meeting held on Dec. 1, 2021. Scroll down this page for the updates, or use these links for quick access:


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

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 Package Recommendations


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

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."

At its Nov. 17 meeting, 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 on Dec. 1, 2021.


► Dec. 1 Special Board Meeting Update — Elmwood Project


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."

At its Dec. 1 meeting, the Board of Education approved the recommended awards for the above-mentioned additional bid packages for the Elmwood project.


John Mills Bid Package Recommendations


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: "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."

At its Nov. 17 meeting, 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 on Dec. 1, 2021.


► Dec. 1 Special Board Meeting Update — John Mills Project


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."

At its Dec. 1 meeting, the Board of Education approved the recommended awards for the above-mentioned additional bid packages for the John Mills project.