NOTICE: The selection procedure for consultant design services for LCDOT projects has changed. Effective March 2020, advertisements requesting Statements of Interest/Statements of Qualifications will be published through the DOT portion at the Lake County Purchasing Portal.
Read step by step instructions on how to register as a vendor and access bid documents and project information.
Is your firm on our Consultant List (PDF)? Sign up by sending an email. Use the subject line "Add consultant contact information" and provide complete details including company name and address, phone number and contact email.
Has your contact information changed? Edit your contact information by sending an email. Use the subject line "Edit consultant contact information" and provide complete details including company name and address, phone number and contact email.
Check our Consultant List (PDF) regularly to make sure your company's contact information is current. To minimize undeliverable email notices, using a company email address rather than directing to a specific individual is recommended.
Government Procurement Spotlight: Professional Services
In local government, much of what we do and how we do it is dictated by State and sometimes Federal laws. Lake County government purchases a variety of goods and services and there are different ways to procure those services depending on what it is. For example, when hiring architects, engineers and land surveyors, Lake County (and local governments) are required to use the Professional Services Selection process and award these contracts through a “Qualifications Based Selection.” This allows the county to evaluate a firm based on experience and expertise relative to the project, and cost is negotiated after the most highly rated firm is selected.
How does it work? When professional services are needed, the department develops the project scope and then publicly advertises the request for services. Interested firms submit a Statement of Interest (SOI) and Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) and a selection committee made up of professionals from the department evaluate the proposals and select a minimum of three firms to participate in an interview/presentation. They rank the firms based on several criteria including their expertise and past related experience. The county then begins negotiating the number of hours it will take to complete the scope of services. The final contract is then presented to the Lake County Board for approval.
Following this process is required by State and Federal law. It provides value to the county and helps us deliver cost-effective, efficient services to our residents because our Lake County team of professionals has selected the most qualified firm to perform the work. These firms are then qualified to do similar work in the future, based on their past successful performance.
Learn More: Qualifications Based Selection FAQ’s