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File #: 16-2496    Version: 1 Name: The Bowa Group, Chicago, Illinois
Type: Contract Status: Approved
File created: 3/29/2016 In control: Board of Commissioners
On agenda: 4/13/2016 Final action: 4/13/2016
Title: PROPOSED CONTRACT Department(s): The Department of Capital Planning and Policy Vendor: The Bowa Group, Inc., Chicago, Illinois Request: Authorization for the Chief Procurement Officer to enter into and execute Good(s) or Service(s): Construction Services Contract Value: $854,888.00 Contract period: 4/25/2016 - 4/24/2017 Potential Fiscal Year Budget Impact: FY 2016 $854,888.00 Accounts: Capital Improvement Program - 580 Contract Number(s): 1555-14935 Concurrences: The vendor has met the Minority and Women Owned Business Enterprise Ordinance. The Chief Procurement Officer concurs. Summary: This project provides for the construction of two new children's advocacy rooms located at the Criminal Courts Administration Building and the Rolling Meadows Courthouse. These rooms will provide a safe, nurturing environment free from the stressful, emotionally charged atmosphere of a courtroom for children whose parents are conducting court business. ...
Indexes: (Inactive) PHIL BOOTHBY, Director, Office of Capital Planning and Policy

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PROPOSED CONTRACT

 

Department(s):  The Department of Capital Planning and Policy

 

Vendor:  The Bowa Group, Inc., Chicago, Illinois

 

Request: Authorization for the Chief Procurement Officer to enter into and execute

 

Good(s) or Service(s):                       Construction Services

 

Contract Value:  $854,888.00

 

Contract period:  4/25/2016 - 4/24/2017

 

Potential Fiscal Year Budget Impact:                       FY 2016 $854,888.00

 

Accounts:  Capital Improvement Program - 580

 

Contract Number(s):  1555-14935

 

Concurrences:                     

The vendor has met the Minority and Women Owned Business Enterprise Ordinance.

 

The Chief Procurement Officer concurs.

 

Summary:  This project provides for the construction of two new children’s advocacy rooms located at the Criminal Courts Administration Building and the Rolling Meadows Courthouse. These rooms will provide a safe, nurturing environment free from the stressful, emotionally charged atmosphere of a courtroom for children whose parents are conducting court business. These rooms seek to ensure every child is recognized as an individual whose gender, abilities, personal privacy, choice of activities, and cultural, ethnic and religious background are treated with dignity and respect.

 

The Children’s Advocacy Rooms provide free, on-site child care, staffed by experienced early child development professionals who are trained to respond compassionately to children whose experience with the court can involve highly charged & emotional issues. The rooms are welcoming environments, cheerfully decorated and child centered with age and developmentally appropriate activities. An array of books, toys games, and movies allow the children to be children.                      Each room will also have a Parent Resource Center with brochures and pamphlets provided by social service and other outreach agencies.

 

Competitive bidding procedures were followed in accordance with the Cook County Procurement Code. The Bowa Group, Inc., is the lowest, responsive and responsible bidder.

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