Chesterton Tribune

INVITATION FOR PROPOSAL Custodial Cleaning services

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Custodial Cleaning services

Commuter Railroad Stations and Offices

The Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District (NICTD) is seeking proposals from qualified contractors to Clean the District’s Commuter Stations and Grounds along with various Office Buildings as more fully described and defined in the Proposal Packet. All Proposals must meet NICTD’s specifications as further described in the Proposal Packet.

Proposal Form Packets, including specifications, are available between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., local time, at the following location:


601 North Roeske Avenue

Michigan City, IN 46360-2669

Ph (219) 874-4221 Ext. 267

Fax (219) 872-5841


Attn: Randy Welch, Purchasing Manager

Proposal Packets are to be requested by either fax or e-mail. Your request should include the company name, address, e-mail address, phone/fax numbers, and the individual’s name to respond to. Information regarding this Proposal, including the results, can be found at (Go to Info then Purchasing).

Proposals, one (1) original and three (3) copies shall be submitted in a sealed opaque envelope clearly marked: “Custodial Cleaning Services” which shall be contained within an outer shipping envelope and received at:


33 East U.S. Highway 12

Chesterton, IN 46304-3514

Attn: Purchasing Manager

Proposals will be received not later than 2:30 p.m., local time, Friday, September 16, 2011. Proposals received after the above stated time and date will be returned to the sender unopened.

NICTD has established a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) goal of ten (10) percent.  Proposers are required to make good faith efforts to meet or exceed this goal.

NICTD reserves the right to reject any and all Proposals and/or waive technical defects if, in its judgment, the interests of NICTD so require. NICTD reserves the right to accept any Proposal within 90 days after the time of the opening of the Proposals, during which time no Proposal shall be withdrawn. NICTD reserves the right to enter into negotiations with the most responsive and responsible proposer without conducting interviews with any proposer if, in its sole opinion, the best possible proposal has been received and interviews would not be productive. Should a Proposer determine that they need to protest the RFP procedure; a notice should be sent to the District’s Purchasing Manager.

Gerald R. Hanas

General Manager

(August 8, 15, 2011)