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

Historical Data

Bid/RFP/RFQ Opportunities 

Request For Proposal Food Service Management Company (FSMC)

Waukegan public school Dist60 will receive proposals and open them publicly for a Food Service Management Company (FSMC) at 09:00 CST on April 14, 2023. Proposals submitted after this time will not be accepted.


If you are interested in submitting a proposal, please follow the submission instructions within the Request for Proposal Documents which can be download from the below form: 


Download Here

A pre-proposal conference and site visit will be held on March 10, 2023 at 9:00am CST at Lincoln Center, 1201 N Sheridan Rd, Waukegan, IL. If you are interested in  attending this event, please note that space is limited so we request a limit of two attendees per prospective vendor. (The pre- conference is only open to prospective vendors)


Copies of the RFP will not be provided during the pre-conference, they can be pulled from the website above. Any questions related to the Request for Proposal must be submitted by March 08, 2023, 16:30 CST to the Purchasing department via [email protected].
- Addendum 1

Request  For Bid for Transportation Services

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 11, 2023, 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 02:00 PM on April 11, 2023 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 Student Transportation Services.

All contractors submitting proposals are invited to an optional, yet recommended, Contractor’s conference at March 24, 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 27, 2023 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.
           - Addendum 1
                   -Exhibit Q

Download Here

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. 


Catherine Jimerson
Purchasing Agent

P:(224) 303-1158

Brenda Hernandez
Purchasing Clerk

P:(224) 303-1155

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