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April 17, 2014 – 7:50 pm | 12 views

spc logoBy Rita Kueny

Ford Announces Factory Cut Off on 2014 Explorer & Taurus Contracts
The Suburban Purchasing Cooperative (SPC) has been notified by Bredemann Ford of Glenview that Ford Motor Company has cut off factory orders on the 2014 model years for the Ford Explorer and Ford Taurus. Staff is awaiting 2015 model year pricing information from Ford, which will be considered by the SPC Governing Board in determining whether to extend the current contracts with the new pricing or seek new bids for these products. For questions or additional information, please contact Duey Schroeder, 847-510-5335 or commercialsales@bredemann.com.

Let Call One Help You Gain Control of Your Phone Bills
The Suburban Purchasing Cooperative (SPC) Telecommunications vendor Call One invites all SPC members and contract participants to attend a lunch and learn meeting on the SPC Telecommunications Program. The session for NWMC members is scheduled for Tuesday, May 13, 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Northfield Village Hall, 361 Happ Road. This informative, 90 minute session will cover the following agenda:

• Reasons why analog services are experiencing increases of over 100% in the past couple years
• Options available to avoid these increases
• Overview of the 2014 SPC contract award
• State of the telecommunications industry
• Update on legacy services and new service offerings (POTS, PRI, SIP)
• Low baud replacement program (Alarms, Water/SCADA, Radio Towers)
• Call One product and services update
• Q&A

Village Managers, Assistant Village Managers, and/or IT Department Managers are encouraged to attend or send representatives. If you are unable to attend the May 13 presentation, other sessions are scheduled as follows:

Tuesday, May 6
11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
DuPage Mayors & Managers Conference (DMMC)
1220 Oak Brook Road
Oak Brook

Wednesday, May 7
11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
South Suburban Mayors & Managers Association (SSMMA)
1904 W. 174th Street
East Hazel Crest

Call One expects to add at least one more presentation with Will County Governmental League (WCGL) on a date to be determined. Please RSVP no later than one week before the session to Call One Association Relationship Developer Phillip Barnett, pbarnett@callone.com or 312-235-3870 (direct) or 847-814-7445 (cell). For additional information or questions, please contact Call One Association Director Bob Kintz, rkintz@callone.com or 312-506-5003 (direct) or 630-465-1485 (cell).

Chrysler Extends Factory Cut Off Date on 2014 Dodge Charger Police Pursuit Vehicle
Chrysler Motors recently announced that they have extended the factory order cut off date from April 30 to July 25, 2014 on the SPC 2014 Dodge Charger Police Pursuit Vehicle contract with Napleton Fleet Group, Westmont, IL. For questions or additional information, please contact Bob Barr at 630-530-0250, direct at 630-455-2911 or rbarr@napletonfleet.com.

SPC Governing Board Awards 5 New 2015 Ford Super Duty Pick Up Truck Contracts
The SPC Governing Board recently voted to award the following 2015 vehicle model year contracts based on the results of the bid openings, with the awards going to the lowest responsive, responsible vendors:

2015 Ford F250 Super Duty Pick Up Truck Contract #142 $19,630.00 Currie Motors, Frankfort, IL
Bids were also submitted by Landmark Ford, Springfield, IL; Kunes Country Ford, Antioch, IL; and Roesch Ford, Bensenville, IL

2015 Ford F350 Super Duty Pick Up Truck Contract #143 $20,809.00 Currie Motors, Frankfort, IL
Bids were also submitted by Landmark Ford, Springfield, IL and Kunes Country Ford, Antioch, IL

2015 Ford F350 XL 4×2 Chassis Cab Contract #144 $22,213.00 Landmark Ford, Springfield, IL
Bids were also submitted by Currie Motors, Frankfort, IL; Kunes Country Ford, Antioch, IL; and Roesch Ford, Bensenville, IL

2015 Ford F450 XL 4×2 Chassis Cab Contract #145 $28,149.00 Currie Motors, Frankfort, IL
Bids were also submitted by Landmark Ford, Springfield, IL; Kunes Country Ford, Antioch, IL; and Roesch Ford, Bensenville, IL

2015 Ford F550 XL 4×2 Chassis Cab Contract #146 $28,866.00 Currie Motors, Frankfort, IL
Bids were also submitted by Landmark Ford, Springfield, IL and Kunes Country Ford, Antioch, IL

All five (5) contracts run from March 18, 2014 through March 17, 2015, with the SPC reserving the right to award up to three (3) additional one-year contract extensions on a negotiated basis. For questions or additional information on contracts #142, 143, 144 and 145, please contact Tom Sullivan, Commercial Accounts Manager, Currie Motors, 815-464-9200 or curriefleet@gmail.com. For questions or additional information on Contract #143, please contact Lyle Snow, Landmark Ford, 800-798-9912 ext. 253, 217-553-2508 (mobile) or lylesnow@msn.com.

SPC Truck Equipment Contract Awarded to Auto Truck
The SPC Governing Board has awarded the 2014 Truck Equipment contract to Auto Truck Group, Bartlett, IL for Standard 9’ & 11’ Heavy Duty Platforms; 9’ & 11’ Dump Bodies; 9’ & 11’ Dual Rear Wheel Service Body; and 9’ Plow Blade with Snow Deflector from March 20, 2014 through March 19, 2015. In addition to Auto Truck Group, bids were also sent to Currie Motors, Frankfort, IL; Monroe Truck Equipment, Joliet, IL; EJ Equipment, Manteno, IL and Power Equipment Leasing, Romeoville, IL.

9’ Standard Heavy Duty Platform $ 2,487.00
12’ Standard Heavy Duty Platform $ 2,645.00
9’ Dump Body $ 6,010.00
11’ Dump Body $ 6,715.00
9’ Dual Rear Wheel Service Body $ 5,616.00
11’ Dual Rear Wheel Service Body $ 6,846.00
9’ Plow Blade with Snow Deflector $ 4,949.00

Order are placed directly through Auto Truck Group and billing is performed by the dealer. For questions or additional information, please contact Brett Wise, Manager, Municipal Sales, 630-860-5600, 224-567-1493 (cell), or bwise@autotruck.com.

SPC Approves Price Increase for Sewer Cleaner Trucks Alternate Vendor
The SPC Governing Board has approved price increases submitted by EJ Equipment, Manteno, IL for 10 Yard and 12 Yard Fan Catch Basin Sewer Cleaner Contract #128 and #127. The price increases were due to manufacturer’s price increases to EJ Equipment by Trans Chicago Truck Group and by Vac Con for major components and are as follows:
2014 Vac-Con 10 Yard Combination Sewer Cleaner Alternate Contract #128 $266,229.00, or a 3.29% change over the 2012 price of $257,757.00
2014 Vac-Con 12 Yard Combination Sewer Cleaner Alternate Contract #127 $287,336.00, or a 4.72% change over the 2012 price of $274,374.00

For information on the EJ Equipment Sewer Cleaner Trucks, please contact alternate vendor Eric Lasage, 815-370-3549 or eric@ejequipment.com. 2014 price increases were approved earlier in the year for the primary vendor, Standard Equipment, Chicago, IL. For questions about the Vactor Sewer Cleaner Trucks, please contact primary vendor Standard Equipment’s Tom Markel at 312-706-9675 or tmarketl@standardequipment.com.

Time to Schedule Lane Marking with Superior Road Striping
This has been a long, rough winter and streets have taken a beating, so the Suburban Purchasing Cooperative (SPC) reminds municipalities to schedule Thermoplastic Lane Marking projects as soon as possible with vendor Superior Road Striping of Melrose Park. For 2014-2015, pricing for this program (SPC Contact #123) is as follows:

Description UOM Unit Price
4” Line LF $0.54
6” Line LF $0.81
12” Line LF $1.63
24” Line LF $4.09
Letters & Symbols SF $4.09
Removal SF $0.75

For additional information, questions, or to schedule work in your municipality, please contact Joan Yario or Sandy DeHoyos at Superior Road Striping directly, 708-865-0718 or thermopros@sbcglobal.net.

Warehouse Direct to Offer Facility Tour
On Wednesday, May 21, Warehouse Direct Workplace Solutions will host a tour of their new facility, 2100 S. Mount Prospect Road in Des Plaines. Warehouse Direct Workplace Solutions is the Suburban Purchasing Cooperative (SPC) program vendor for both the Office Supply and Janitorial Supply contracts. Municipal staff representing Purchasing, Administration, Public Works, Facilities, Police, Fire and IT Departments, as well as anyone who places orders for office supplies or janitorial supplies are encouraged to attend.

Tours will be held between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m., with lunch served at noon. Product specialists will be on hand to answer questions and review the services Warehouse Direct offers, including office and janitorial supplies, managed print services, coffee & break room supplies, furniture design and promotional products. Participants will learn how to earn e-commerce rebates and take advantage of bundling office supply orders with janitorial supply orders through Warehouse Direct to save paperwork, time and money. Please RSVP to Margaret Dawson, margaretdawson@warehousedirect.com or 847-631-7177.

Ford Extends Expedition Cut-Off Date
The Suburban Purchasing Cooperative has been notified by Landmark Ford of Springfield that the factory order cut-off date for the 2014 Ford Expedition XL 4 Door 4×4 Special Services Vehicle has been extended from April 3 to April 24, 2014. For questions or additional information, please contact Lyle Snow, 800-798-9921, ext 253, 217-533-2508 (mobile) or lylesnow@msn.com.

SPC Extends Ford Explorer & Taurus Contracts
The Suburban Purchasing Cooperative (SPC) Governing Board has awarded the second of three possible one-year contract extensions on the 2015 Ford Explorer and Ford Taurus to Bredemann Ford of Glenview from June 1, 2014 through May 31, 2015. The price on the 2015 Explorer increased $1,143.00 or 4.66%, to $25,676.00. The price on the 2015 Ford Taurus also increased $113.00 or .53%, to $21,407.00. The SPC reserves the right to extend these contracts for one more one-year term upon mutual agreement of both the vendor and the SPC on a negotiated basis. For questions or additional information, please contact Duey Schroeder, 847-998-4024 (office), 847-878-9103 (cell) or DueySchroeder@bredemann.com.

Please consider the Suburban Purchasing Cooperative when making purchases and note that every municipality and government agency in the State of Illinois is authorized to participate in SPC Programs. Feel free to contact your SSMMA SPC staff representative Rita Kueny at (708) 206-1155 or rita.kueny@ssmma.org with any questions or comments you may have regarding existing SPC programs or additional programs you might like to see added.

 

 

 

May 21-22: GreenTown Chicago Conference

April 17, 2014 – 3:38 pm | 15 views
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Please join GreenTown Chicago to share ideas about creating greener, healthier and more sustainable communities. The two-day conference is cosponsored by the Chicago Metropolitan for Planning (CMAP), the City of Chicago, the Institute of Cultural Affairs, …

Plans for reconstruction of Stuenkel Road are ongoing and extensive

April 16, 2014 – 2:24 pm | 45 views
Plans for reconstruction of Stuenkel Road are ongoing and extensive

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Travis Bandstra named as Lansing’s new economic development director

April 16, 2014 – 2:20 pm | 19 views
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A former alumni relations director for Trinity Christian College will take over next month as the new economic development director for municipal government.
The Village Board, by a 5-0 vote with Trustee Julie Butler absent, voted …

DuPage mayors step up push for pension reform

April 15, 2014 – 5:16 pm | 25 views
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DuPage County mayors say they’ve already waited years for Illinois to address a growing crisis by reforming municipal police and fire pension systems so cities and villages can rein in costs.
Now they want to see …

Former Calumet City Mayor Robert Stefaniak dies at age 78

April 15, 2014 – 4:28 pm | 116 views
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Former Calumet City Mayor Robert Stefaniak created a legacy that endeared him to people long after leaving office nearly 22 years ago.
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Governor Quinn Announces $100 Million for local street / infrastructure repairs and improvements

April 15, 2014 – 3:49 pm | 31 views
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Press release from Gov. Pat Quinn’s office:
Illinois Jobs Now! Investments Includes $60 Million to Address Chicago-Area Potholes and Other Critical Needs Following Historic Winter
As the spring thaw begins,  [on April 7] Governor Pat Quinn announced  $100 …

Governor Quinn Announces $52.7 Million for Local Transportation Improvement Projects

April 14, 2014 – 8:23 pm | 28 views
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Press release from the Illinois Government News Network:
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April 17: Seminar for tenants in foreclosure

April 14, 2014 – 4:29 pm | 49 views
April 17: Seminar for tenants in foreclosure

By Harvey Mayor Eric J. Kellogg and the Lawyers Committee for Better Housing:
Seminar for tenants in foreclosure
“FORECLOSURE DOESN’T MEAN GET OUT NOW”
All interested persons, please attend this seminar.
April 17, 2014 at 6 p.m.
Harvey Municipal Center
15320 Broadway Avenue
Should you …