At least six companies have shown interest in submitting bids on four separate packages to renovate the club’s golf course, with a pre-bid budget estimated at $4.5 million. The project, which will include moving tees, expanding holes, and improving stormwater management, is proposed to start in July 2014, with the facility scheduled to re-open in 2015.
Glenview Park District officials conducted a pre-bid meeting for Glenview (Ill.) Park Golf Club renovations on January 15, with several potential bidders in attendance, the Des Plaines (Ill.) Journal & Topics Newspapers reported.
Several firms attended the meeting to gather information about the project, according to Bob Quill, superintendent of leisure services. He said park district staff answered questions from potential bidders regarding each of the four areas of work the park district will bid out. These areas include golf course work, mass excavation, parking lot work and park paths, the Newspapers reported.
One company will be chosen for each area to complete the work specified. “There were at least six or more companies interested for each of those four bid packages,” Quill said. “We had a good representation from each of those major areas at the meeting.”
The park district plans to open bids on February 12. Following this, park district staff will make a recommendation to Glenview Park Board commissioners for their February 27 meeting, during which bids would most likely be approved, the Newspapers reported.
“The four bid packages that make up the entire bid will be awarded separately,” Quill said. “One company could win more than one package.” Quill explained how the final project cost will not be determined until bids are accepted. “The pre-bid budget is estimated at close to $4.5 million.”
The project is proposed to start on July 7, 2014. The golf course would be closed after that time and reopened in 2015, the Newspapers reported.
The project calls for improving course playability and stormwater management. Renovations will include moving tees, expanding holes and updating fairways and sand traps along with stormwater management improvements. The village of Glenview will cover a portion of the costs, the Newspapers reported.