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Automated Station Track Information Signs

The Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District (NICTD) is seeking sealed bids from qualified suppliers for the following:

Six (6) Automated Station Track Information Signs

Bid is for the District’s operations at the Millennium Commuter Station located in Cook County, Chicago, IL. All bids must meet “NICTD’s” specifications as further described in the Technical Specifications of the Bid Form Packet. A copy of the Bid Form Packet, including the specifications is available between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 4:00 P.M. local time, at the following location:

Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation


Attention: Randy L. Welch,

Purchasing Manager

601 North Roeske Ave.

Michigan City, IN 46360-2669

Phone: (219) 874-4221 ext. 267

Fax: (219) 872-5841

Email address:

Bid Form Packets are to be requested by either fax or email. Your request should include your company name, address, phone/fax numbers, email address, and the individual’s name to respond to.

Bids shall be submitted in a sealed, opaque envelope clearly marked “Automated Signs”. All bids are to be submitted within an outer envelope. Bids shall be submitted on forms contained in the bid packet.

Bids shall be received at:

Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation


Attention: Purchasing Manager

33 East US Highway 12

Chesterton, IN 46304

Bids will be received not later than 2:30 P.M., local time, Friday, September 16, 2011, at which time they will be publicly opened and read aloud. Bids received after the above stated time and date will be returned to the sender unopened. Bids must set forth full, accurate and complete information as required by the instructions in the bid package. Failure to do so may result in rejection of a bid. Should the Bidder determine that they need to protest the RFB procedure; a notice should be sent to the District’s Purchasing Manager.

NICTD’s overall Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) participation goal is ten percent (10%) of the bid price. Bidders are required to make good faith efforts to meet or exceed the District’s goal.

NICTD reserves the right to reject any and all bids and waive technical defects if, in its judgment, the interests of NICTD so require. NICTD reserves the right to accept any bid within 90 days after the time of the opening of the bids, during which time no bid shall be withdrawn.

Gerald R. Hanas

General Manager

(August 22, 29, 2011)