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Bid Title: Bid Call - Activity Guides for Normal Parks and Recreation 2018-19
Category: Parks and Recreation
Status: Closed


Bid Call
Activity Guides for Normal Parks and Recreation 2018-19
Normal, Illinois

Date of Issue:
May 9, 2018

Activity Guides Parks - Bid Call 2018

BID Call

Sealed Bids for the following project are sought:
Activity Guides for Normal Parks and Recreation for 2018-2019

General Project Description:

Three seasonal activity guides with quantity 23,000 printed copies (per guide). The finished size should measure approximately 8.5” x 11”. For the fall and winter/spring activity guides, we will be designing 48 internal pages plus the 4-page cover. For the summer guide, please quote 64 pages plus a 4-page cover & 4-page calendar spread.

The finishing for each guide should include trim, fold, and saddle stitch. Ink for both the cover and text should be 4 CP, 2 sides. Bleeds for the cover and interior pages. The paper stock for the cover and 4-page calendar spread needs to be 80# gloss text, while the internal pages should be 50# white offset (92 bright). Please note the paper must contain recycled content or be an SFI (Sustainable Forest Initiative) certified sheet.

A proof of the cover and internal pages should be provided in a Sherpa, Pola, Blueline or other comparable process prior to printing of each guide. For mailing of the guides, the company will prepare a Town of Normal saturation mailing and coordinate with Bloomington BMEU. Mailing pricing should not be included in the bid. Delivery of remaining stock (after mailing) must be made in boxes to Normal Parks and Recreation Department - 100 E. Phoenix Avenue, Normal, IL 61761. No overruns will be accepted. Print exact quantities.

Bids must be submitted to the Town Clerk in a sealed envelope clearly marked “Normal Parks and Recreation Activity Guide Printing” at the following location before the following date and time:

Office of Town Clerk
11 Uptown Circle
Normal, IL 61761

BID OPENING DATE: May 24, 2018

Bids will be publicly opened and read aloud at the Bid Opening Time in Office of the Town Clerk, 11 Uptown Circle, Normal, IL 61761

This is a prevailing-wage project.

Bid documents are available online at the Town of Normal website ( or from or in the office of the Town Clerk

Requesting Department:
Normal Parks and Recreation

Project Manager:
Wendy Long

The Town reserves the right to reject any or all bids received. The bid award will be made by the Town Council, and the decision of the Council will be final.

Click here to view the bid document in its entirety. 

Publication Date/Time:
5/9/2018 8:00 AM
Publication Information:
The Normalite, May 10, 2018
Closing Date/Time:
5/24/2018 10:00 AM

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