Metra is issuing an Invitation for Bids (IFB) for CREATE EW2 Metra Rock Island Bridge 87 at 79th Street Bridge Raise Construction Project in Chicago, Illinois. Generally, the project consists of modifying and raising selected spans of the Rock Island Bridge 87 at MP RID 8.71 to provide additional clearance for Norfolk Southern and Belt Railway Company tracks near the bridge 87.
This IFB may be downloaded at www.metra.com under the Main Menu Section, Business Opportunities and Resources, Purchasing & Procurement, and Invitation for Bids. Company registration is required to download all bid packages. Electronic version of bids shall be received via email only to firstname.lastname@example.org at or before 2:00 p.m. local prevailing time (LPT), Chicago, IL, by February 15, 2022. Emailed bids received after this time will be rejected. Other electronic means of bid submission are not acceptable (e.g. file sharing sites).
A Pre-Bid Meeting/Site Visit will be held on December 14, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. The group will initially meet at 600 W. 80th Street, Chicago, IL 60620. A detailed map of the Pre-Bid Meeting location is included in the IFB document. Since the Pre-Bid Meeting is being held on site, each attendee will be required to sign a liability waiver at the meeting in order to participate. Meeting attendance is not mandatory; but is encouraged.
In addition, all attendees are required to wear a hard hat orange safety vest (Class II with reflective striping), safety glasses (side shields for prescription eyewear) and steel toed safety boots at the site visit.
Questions regarding this IFB shall be submitted to Steve Bauman, Sr. Contracting Agent via email at email@example.com by 4:00 p.m. on January 4, 2022.