Purchasing Services

Purchasing Services provides Bid Specifications and requests Proposals and oversees the purchasing of services for Waukegan Community Unit School District #60

Purchasing Services
Waukegan Community Unit School District #60
1201 North Sheridan Road
Waukegan, IL 60085

Purchasing Documents

Bid/RFP/RFQ Opportunities 

Notice of Transportation Bid  

The Board of Education of Waukegan Community Unit School District No. 60, Lake County, Illinois (hereinafter referred to as the “Board of Education,” the “Board,” the “School District” or the “District”) will receive proposals for student transportation services for eligible students of the School District. An award, if made, will be to the most responsive and responsible Contractor. All proposals must be submitted to the School District no later than April 1, 2024, at which time they will be opened and read aloud at Waukegan Community Unit School District No. 60, 1201 N. Sheridan Road, Waukegan, Illinois. Contractors and public interested in attending the proposal opening should arrive at 10:00 AM on April 3, 2024 at Waukegan Community Unit School District No. 60, 1201 N. Sheridan Road, Waukegan, Illinois.

Proposals and any questions related to the proposal are to be addressed to: Catherine Jimerson, Waukegan Community Unit School District 60, 1201 N Sheridan Rd, Waukegan, IL 60085, [email protected], 224-303-1158.


The Proposal and 3 additional copies (labeled: Company Name Proposal Copy) of the proposal are to be enclosed in a sealed envelope clearly marked, “Original Sealed Proposal for SPECIAL EDUCATION AND HOMELESS STUDENT TRANSPORTATION SERVICES.

All contractors submitting proposals are invited to an optional, yet recommended, Contractor’s conference on March 14, 2024 at 10:00 AM at Waukegan Community Unit School District No. 60, 1201 N. Sheridan Road, Waukegan, Illinois 60085. The purpose of the conference will be to answer any questions that Contractors have regarding the specifications and transportation program. Questions may be submitted through the end of the day, March 11, 2024 11:59pm, and written responses will be afforded to all Contractors. No additional inquiries after the deadline will be entertained.

The Board of Education reserves the right to reject any or all proposals, if deemed to be in the best interest of the School District. Award of the Contract shall be based on the fees, charges, experience, reputation and the financial stability of the Contractor as well as compliance with the format, terms and conditions of this proposal. The Board also reserves the right to reject the proposal of a Contractor who has previously failed to meet the terms of this or similar contracts or fails to demonstrate the ability to meet the terms of the Contract.

Documents can be pulled from here. Filling in the document pull down form is how the district will know to notify any interested parties of the RFP status/updates.


Notification of Bid/RFP Opportunities
(Your e-mail will be stored, once a week we will send an e-mail noting Bid opportunities/RFP opportunities in the district. Further information and participation details can be found on the website. Responses to the notification form e-mail are not monitored. This list will be cleaned periodically.) 

Prevailing Wage

All services provided by  laborers, mechanics, and other workers engaged
in construction of public works are prevailing wage; as
determined by the Illinois Department of Labor. 

Please See Below Link to IDOL's revised rates,

Current Prevailing Wage Rates

Vendors Request Form Details
Illinois School Code (105 ILCS 5/10-17), mandates specified taxing districts, including both home rule and non-home rule municipalities, to make a good faith effort to collect and publish certain demographic information provided by vendors and subcontractors doing business with the taxing district.

Surplus Equipment Sales/Auctions
Per board policy 3205 the district advertises for-sale property, whenever the minimum per unit fair market value is estimated to be $300.00 or more and it is not subject to Mandatory Destruction. Please read all terms and conditions below, noting that the final purchase review will be done by the district's legal department. 

Uncashed Checks

If you believe that you may have an uncashed check from the Waukegan Public Schools District, please  see the links below. Search the list of payments
here (link: Unclaimed Checks  updated periodically) to determine if your check is uncashed. If the check is has not been cashed and you would like to investigate if it can be reissued.        Email Requests must have "Unclaimed Checks" in the subject line, sent to this email: unclaimedchecks@wps60org

If you have any questions about this process, you may email: will be released shortly.  Unclaimed checks are sent to the State of Illinois Treasurer's Office in late spring each year. Link to their official website here.


Brenda Hernandez
Purchasing Clerk

P:(224) 303-1155

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