Consultant Selection


Notice is hereby given that Statements of Interest (SOI) are requested together with Statements of Qualifications (SOQ) for furnishing professional land surveying services. SOI/SOQ shall be submitted via email to following the “SOI/SOQ Submittal Instructions” on our website: modified by the page number limits in this advertisement. Submission deadline is 10:00 A.M. on Thursday, April 11, 2019.

Professional Land Surveying Services:  Conduct a topographic survey on Deep Lake Road from IL Route 132 to Depot Street.  Provide miscellaneous services over a two-year period that may include topographic survey, plat and legal description preparation, construction layout, and other related work.  Work on Deep Lake Road will be covered by one contract.  Miscellaneous work will be covered by discrete contracts developed on an as-needed basis.  Work shall be done according to the Lake County Division of Transportation Design Survey Procedures, Revised 10/19/18. The basis of evaluation will be 25% staff capabilities, 25% firm experience, 15% technical approach, 15% past performance, 10% local presence and 10% workload capacity.

The SOI shall address why your firm should be chosen for this work and shall be limited to one page. The SOQ shall address the qualifications of your firm and the project team, and shall be limited to two pages. A current IDOT prequalification listing including the Special Services - Surveying category shall be attached to the submittal. A minimum of three firms will be selected as the most qualified from their SOI/SOQ submittal to make a presentation to a 4-person selection committee.

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 March 29 and April 2, 2019
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Government Procurement Spotlight: Professional Services 

In local government, much of what we do and how we do it is dictated by State and sometimes Federal laws. Lake County government purchases a variety of goods and services and there are different ways to procure those services depending on what it is. For example, when hiring architects, engineers and land surveyors, Lake County (and local governments) are required to use the Professional Services Selection process and award these contracts through a “Qualifications Based Selection.” This allows the county to evaluate a firm based on experience and expertise relative to the project, and cost is negotiated after the most highly rated firm is selected.

How does it work? When professional services are needed, the department develops the project scope and then publicly advertises the request for services. Interested firms submit a Statement of Interest (SOI) and Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) and a selection committee made up of professionals from the department evaluate the proposals and select a minimum of three firms to participate in an interview/presentation. They rank the firms based on several criteria including their expertise and past related experience. The county then begins negotiating the number of hours it will take to complete the scope of services. The final contract is then presented to the Lake County Board for approval.

Following this process is required by State and Federal law. It provides value to the county and helps us deliver cost-effective, efficient services to our residents because our Lake County team of professionals has selected the most qualified firm to perform the work.These firms are then qualified to do similar work in the future, based on their past successful performance.

Learn More: Qualifications Based Selection FAQ’s