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Bid Title: Activity Guides for Normal Parks and Recreation for 2020-2021
Category: Parks and Recreation
Status: Open

Sealed Bids for the following project are sought: 
Activity Guides for Normal Parks and Recreation for 2020-2021 
General Project Description: 
Three seasonal activity guides with quantity 26,000 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 of 50 (or higher multiple of 25), turns of 25 to Normal Parks and Recreation Department - 100 E. Phoenix Avenue, Normal, IL 61761. No overruns will be accepted. Print exact quantities.

No Bid Security Deposit is required for this Project. 
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: April 9, 2020

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
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. 

Publication Date/Time:
3/26/2020 8:30 AM
Publication Information:
The Normalite, 03/26/2020
Closing Date/Time:
4/9/2020 10:00 AM
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