The City of Elgin invites bids on Bulk Rock Salt for the 2018 year. This bid process and award of the contract are made in conformance with Elgin Municipal Code Title 5. This IFB will be conducted as a multistep competitive sealed bid. Phase 1: bidders shall submit UNPRICED OFFERS per instructions in this RFB. Phase 2: prices will be accepted ONLY in the second phase during the online reverse auction bidding event. Prices will be accepted only from bidders whose unpriced technical offer is found acceptable during Phase 1. For Phase 2, the City of Elgin has partnered with eBridge to host this online reverse auction on its web-based bidding platform. Bidders who have not previously registered must register with eBridge. Pricing received in any other form may deem your bid non-responsive. See separate eBridge Information document for detailed information including terms and conditions and dates.
The City of Elgin reserves the right to reject any or all bids, or any part thereof, or to accept any bid or any part thereof, or to waive informalities in any bid, if deemed to be in the best interest of the City. PLEASE SUBMIT BID, EXCLUDING PRICING, IN DUPLICATE with the bid number and name, time of opening, and company name clearly marked on the sealed envelope to the City of Elgin Purchasing Department, 150 Dexter Court, Elgin, IL 60120-5555. Sealed envelopes with the above information written on the outside are also required when the bidder uses an expedited mail service such as Federal Express, Airborne, or UPS. Failure to do so may result in the bid being declared nonresponsive.