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Fiber Project

The City of Highland Park will receive sealed bids for the:


until 10:00 a.m., MAY 17, 2018

Complete digital project bidding documents are available at Digital plan documents may be downloaded for a non-refundable fee of $50 by inputting Quest project #5618908 on the Project Search page. Please contact QuestCDN at 952-233-1632 or for assistance in free membership registration, downloading, and working with this digital project information. NO paper copies will be provided by the owner.

The work consists of constructing a municipality fiber optic network for the benefit of the City and its IT, ITS, and emergency response systems by the fall of 2018.  The proposed network includes approximately 13.2 miles of outside plant (OSP) backbone construction, two (2) miles of OSP lateral construction, and inside plant construction (ISP) at eighteen City owned sites.  The proposed construction will consist of an all underground conduit system connecting the eighteen sites throughout the City.

The City is seeking a contractor capable of working closely with the City of Highland Park, and their construction representative, in order to turn up a fully installed fiber optic ring type network.  The contractor will be responsible for installation of the handholes and conduit (OSP and ISP), installation of the fiber optic cable into the conduit system once constructed, all splicing, termination, and testing, and will be responsible to provide all required materials with exception of the 288 Count Fiber Optic Cable, 1.25” HDPE Innerduct, and the Handholes.  The Contractor will be responsible to receive and safely store all materials (including the Fiber Optic Cable, HDPE Conduit, and Handholes) from contract execution for the length of the project.

Bids will ONLY be received and accepted via the online electronic bid service through Bidders must be on the plan holders list through QuestCDN for bids to be accepted. To access the electronic bid form, download the project documents and click the online bidding button. The City reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids. NO paper bids will be accepted.

The successful Bidder shall be required to furnish certificates and policies of insurance as required by the Contract.  All Contracts for the Construction of Public Works are subject to the Illinois Prevailing Wage Act (820 ILCS 130/1-12).  Contractors must provide Certified Monthly Payroll Reports.

It is the responsibility of the bidder to inspect the entire bid package and seek clarification of any item which may not be clear to them.  For questions, contact Jon O’Connell at 847.926.1026 or Jeff Musselman at 847.926.1605.

To Be Published:          May 3, 2018