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The Administration and Planning Division provides three major functions: Coordinating effective communication between the General Public and the other Divisions of the Will County Land Use Department through the Administration Section. Developing land use plans and ordinances and maintaining important land use and growth data through the Long Range Planning Section.
The Building Division is responsible for administering and enforcing both commercial and residential building codes and standards adopted by the Will County Board. The Division's main focus is issuing permits and performing inspections to ensure compliance with the adopted codes.
The Community Development Division strives to preserve, develop and improve the quality of life in our unincorporated neighborhoods and communities. The focus remains to maintain a balance between accessibility, livability, and affordability all within a healthy and safe environment. The Grants Section of the Division utilizes grant funds it receives from federal and state government sources to carry out various community development activities that also aide in providing decent housing, suitable living environments and more importantly improved community facilities and services focused on potable drinking water and sanitary sewer improvements. The Enforcement Section of the Division is charged with the responsibility of enforcing the property maintenance, building and zoning codes that aide in providing decent housing and a suitable living environment.
The Development Review Division, comprised of the Current Planning & Zoning group and the Subdivision Engineering group, has an important role in the development life cycle of both the man made and natural assets in unincorporated Will County by administering and implementing the Will County ordinances and adopted plans listed below. It also supports and assists the Land Use and Development Committee, the Planning and Zoning Commission, and the Will County Stormwater Management Planning Committee.
The Resource Recovery and Energy Division is a division of the Land Use Department, that responds to complaints, answers thousands of calls each year, presents information to over 10,000 children and adults, staffs booths at health fairs, community celebrations and more while also providing special collection events. In addition, the office assists municipalities and townships with curbside collection contracts and drop-off sites, helps schools expand their waste reduction and recycling efforts, works with businesses to improve their recycling and energy efficiency and offers a website filled with information on recycling, energy savings information and more.
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Personnel of the Will County Land Use Department are charged by the County Executive and the County Board to serve as the citizens' land use stewards, providing guidance and assistance for the lifecycle development of the built and natural environments within unincorporated and, in some instances, incorporated portions of the County. The individual and collective efforts of Land Use team members accomplish this charge through efficient and effective planning, regulatory and procedural systems that are applied in a transparent, consistent, equitable and courteous manner.

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PUBLIC NOTICE WILL COUNTY LAND USE DEPARTMENT REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL (RFP) FOR RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL ASBESTOS SERVICES

PUBLIC NOTICE
WILL COUNTY LAND USE DEPARTMENT
REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL (RFP) FOR
RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL ASBESTOS SERVICES
PURPOSE:
In accordance with the Asbestos Abatement Act for Public and Private Schools, the Commercial and Public Building Act and Code, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) shall license asbestos abatement contracting companies that conduct response actions to remove, encapsulate or enclose friable asbestos-containing building materials. The contractor shall meet the qualifications commensurate with Section 855.110 (b) of the Asbestos Abatement for Public and Private Schools and Commercial and Public Buildings Act and Code; Will County seeks to solicit proposals from qualified individuals or firms to assist the County in obtaining asbestos inspections, cost estimating services, asbestos abatement projection, and/or remediation for properties scheduled for demolition, rehabilitation, and/or aquisition.
Services include:
• Conduct initial on-site asbestos inspection;
• Provide cost estimate of asbestos remediation/abatement;
• Prepare asbestos assessment report;
Information to be included in the proposal:
1. A profile of the company;
2. A narrative describing the specialized experience and technical competence of the firm or persons with respect to working on federally funded commercial and residential projects; specifically rehabilitation of existing construction and demolition projects and/or other publicly funded housing rehab/demo projects.
3. Evidence of having a minimum of 5 years building construction trades experience specifically related to asbestos testing, remediation, and abatement.
4. A Summary of past record of performance of the firm and personnel with respect asbestos assessment, remediation, and abatement: accessibility to clients, ability to meet client schedules, communication, and coordination skills.
5. Copies of County and/or State registrations which include and may not be limited to licensure by the Illinois Department of Public Health.
6. A summary of the firm’s experience working in Will County.
7. A summary of the firm’s experience working with HUD programs and HUD Grants specifically HOME and CDBG.
8. A summary of the firm’s capacity of carrying out all aspects of required asbestos related activities, including any experience with preparing reports, drawings, specifications, and construction/remediation.
9. A cost of services per housing unit for Inspection, Assessment, which includes all samples, lab fees, and any other associated costs.
10. A schedule outlining the timeframe from initial contact to scheduling the inspection, conducting the inspection, through an asbestos assessment report being received by Will County.
11. Proof of insurances (General Liability and Workers Compensation).
12. References from previous clients within the past five years.
Method of Selection:
Proposals will be reviewed by an evaluation team for the purpose of identifying and recommending those individuals offering, in total, the overall cost for services, expedient service delivery, the highest qualifications, and experience with these types of projects. The individuals or firms recommended may also be interviewed by members of the evaluation team for the express intention of recommending a final individual or firm to perform this work for Will County.
Attention of bidders is particularly called to the requirements as to conditions of employment to be observed and minimum wage rates to be paid under the contract, Section 3, Segregated Facility, Section 109 and E.O. 11246. MBE/WBE: Women and Minority Owned Businesses are encouraged to submit proposal.
No bidder may withdraw his bid within 30 days after the actual date of the opening thereof.
Please submit 1 original, 1 copy, and a USB Drive containing all materials in an opaque sealed envelope with a cover letter. All materials may be submitted to the attention of Rebecca DeGroate, Will County Land Use Department, during regular business hours (Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.).
This proposal should be addressed and submitted to:
Rebecca DeGroate
Grants Program Specialist
Community Development
Will County Land Use Department
58 E. Clinton St.
Joliet, IL 60432
Questions can be emailed to Rebecca DeGroate rdegroate@willcountyillinois.com.
Proposals will not be accepted after the prescribed deadline date and time of December 22, 2017 at 4:00 p.m.

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