Consultant Selection





Notice is hereby given that Statements of Interest (SOI) are requested together with Statements of Qualifications (SOQ) for furnishing professional civil engineering services on the following projects.  SOI/SOQ shall be submitted via email to following “SOI/SOQ Submittal Instructions” on our website:

Submission deadline is 10:00 A.M. on Thursday, February 15th, 2018.

1. Section No. 18-00999-49-BT, Lake County Bike Path Signage Study

This project involves the development of a Countywide Bike Path Signage Study for Lake County DOT bike paths and future paths as shown on the County’s 2040 Transportation Plan.  Currently the County has limited wayfinding signs on the existing paths.  The study shall provide a standard design and guidelines on placing signs based on National Standards, MUTCD, FHWA and AASHTO.  Example signs such as wayfinding signs, mileage markers, path names, regional destinations and kiosks/information booths containing maps of the area should be considered.  Opportunities for involving other agency owned paths such as municipal, park districts and forest preserve paths should also be considered for inclusion.  This project will also have a public involvement aspect such as meetings, surveys or other forms of outreach to stakeholders to gather input on items along the paths that are helpful for bicyclists.  Different ways to integrate the Bike Lake County App should be explored such as QR codes on signs linking users to maps and other helpful links.  The study shall also include a phasing plan giving priority to the most heavily used paths and construction budgeting.  This study will be funded with local funds, but consideration would be given to using a federal fund source for construction and implementation of the signs.

2.   Section No. 18-00082-10-ES
, Lewis Ave. Feasibility Study

This project involves the development of a feasibility study for the Lewis Ave. corridor from IL Rte. 137 to Sunset Ave. The purpose of the study is to determine whether this section of Lewis Ave. is a local road or a regional corridor, evaluate and recommend the most appropriate cross sections for the corridor based on current and future traffic demands, needed intersection improvements, pedestrian needs, community character and available right-of-way. An origin destination study or similar means should be performed to determine regional vs. local traffic. Coordination will be necessary with appropriate Police Departments, the City of Waukegan, North Chicago, Great Lakes Navy Base, IDOT and other local agencies as needed. This study will be funded with local funds.

3. Section No. 17-00095-19-CH, Hunt Club Road & Washington Street Intersection Improvement
: Preparation of an expedited Phase I preliminary engineering study, and an option to perform Phase II design engineering, in accordance with the Illinois Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Local Roads & Streets Policies & Procedures for Federal-Aid Projects, for an intersection improvement at Washington Street and Hunt Club Road in the Village of Gurnee, Illinois. It is anticipated that the intersection will be widened to accommodate dual left turn lanes and right turn lanes on all legs of the intersection with pedestrian accommodations. Phase I work will include intersection design study; alternatives analysis, field survey; plats and legal descriptions for right-of-way and easement acquisitions; identification of detention requirements; flood plain determination; hydrology/hydraulic analysis; wetland delineation; soils investigation, aesthetics and analysis, public involvement and possibly an environmental assessment (PESA and PSI).  Coordination with utility companies, permitting agencies and local communities will be part of the work.  Although the project will initially be funded by local funds, the work shall be developed as being eligible for possible federal funding.  It is expected that this study will be submitted in the Chicago Metropolitan Planning Agency’s call for projects in January of 2019.

Respondents shall include in their SOI a prioritized listing of the above Planning Studies (1 and 2) which are best suited to the capabilities and qualifications of their firm.  Firms do not need to prioritize Engineering Project 3 as respondents with interest in that project will be reviewed independently of the Planning Studies.  The SOI shall be accompanied by a brief description of why the particular project(s) were chosen.  A current IDOT prequalification listing shall also be included with the submittal.  Statement of Qualifications should be concise and directly relate to the project(s) of interest (maximum of 10 pages per project a firm is submitting on).

The County, in accordance with the laws of the State of Illinois, hereby notifies all firms expressing statements of interest that it will affirmatively insure that the contract entered into pursuant to this advertisement will be awarded without discrimination on the grounds of race, color or national origin.


                By order of the Lake County Engineer

 Shane E. Schneider, P.E.

 Director of Transportation/County Engineer

Publish on February 1st & February 8th of 2018

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