Downers Grove, Ill. — The Illinois Tollway is seeking firms to provide a program management office to assist the Tollway with overall program management, technical and administrative services for the Tollway’s 15-year, $14 billion capital program Move Illinois: The Illinois Tollway Driving the Future. The Tollway is also seeking firms to provide construction corridor management/owner’s representative services for the Tri-State Tollway (I-294) Project.
These contracts are necessary for the continued implementation of the Tollway’s Move Illinois program. Since the Move Illinois Program began in 2012, nearly $4.8 billion has been invested in construction and engineering work to maintain, improve and expand the 292-mile Illinois Tollway system, with more than $1.2 billion of that total committed to small, diverse and veteran-owned firms. In addition, the capital program has created or sustained an estimated 53,350 total jobs as of June 2017.
The firm selected for the program management office contract will be responsible for the review of the current systems in place for overall management of program and project costs, budget controls and schedule controls and recommendations for any improvements based on this review. The program management contract is for a ten-year term, which is the remaining duration of the Move Illinois program.
The firm selected for construction corridor management and to serve as the Tollway’s representative will be responsible for coordinating upcoming construction management and construction contracts for the Tri-State Tollway, including monitoring and coordinating the progress of the work with respect to utilities, utility relocation, permits and land acquisitions as they impact planned construction activities. The construction corridor management/owner’s representative contract also is for a ten-year term, which is the implementation period for the Tri-State Tollway improvements.
Firms interested in submitting a proposal can visit the “Doing Business” section on the Tollway’s website, www.illinoistollway.com for more information. Submissions are due August 22, 2017, with contracts expected to be awarded by the Illinois Tollway Board of Directors in fall 2017. Work is expected to begin next spring.