News 2019-03-12T08:34:53-05:00


Lakeside Alliance Announces Prequalification Process for Obama Presidential Center

Lakeside Alliance is excited to announce the prequalification process has started for the Obama Presidential Center!

Lakeside Alliance invites Contractors interested in first-tier opportunities (If you plan to bid as a second tier subcontractor, it is not necessary to fill out the PQ form) for the following bid packages to complete the prequalification process:

Package Approximate Volume Estimated Start Date*
Site Clearing & Mobilization $3,000,000 Q2-Q3 2019
Site Utilities $2,800,000 Q2-Q3 2019
Geothermal $2,400,000 Q2-Q3 2019
Maintenance of Traffic – Electrical / Traffic Signaling $400,000 Q2 2019
Maintenance of Traffic – Civil Work $600,000 Q2 2019

*Please note the start dates listed are an estimate. The timeline is subject to change as a result of a number of factors, including reviews being conducted by outside agencies.

Please direct questions regarding the scope of these packages to Nick Zamorski ( or 312-327-2042).

The project team has established a 50% diverse contracting goal for the project.

Continue to check our website for announcements on when Contractors interested in other packages should begin the prequalification process.

Leveraging the resources of our partners, prequalifications will be completed using the Turner Construction system. Prequalifications completed using the Turner Construction system for the Obama Presidential Center project will be shared with all five members of the Lakeside Alliance team (Brown & Momen, Powers & Sons, Safeway Construction, Turner Construction, and Ujamaa) giving your company exposure to other exciting work in Chicago. If you are already prequalified with Turner, you do not need to submit another PQ form.

Please have the following available before starting the prequalification process:

  • Basic company information (contacts, MWBE reporting, etc.)
  • EMR for the most recent three years and a letter from your insurance carrier or state fund verifying these rates
  • OSHA (300 and 300A logs) information for the most recent three years
  • Trade details – what work you will be bidding
  • Vital Statistics (license numbers, employment numbers, project history, average volume, bank information, contractor/supplier references)
  • Insurance Details
  • Surety Info – job will utilize subcontractor default insurance in lieu of bonding
  • Financial statements for the past 3 years
  • W-9

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Obama Presidential Center Bid Package & Award Estimated Timeline Announced

The timeline shown outlines the time frames that the Lakeside Alliance team will be following for the various Obama Presidential Center bid packages.

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