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Request for Quotes - Winding Creek Cove Project Phase III


Notice is hereby given that sealed quotes will be received by Michigan City Park and Recreation Department for Winding Creek Cove Phase III Public Access and Bank Stabilization Project at Winding Creek Cove Park, located at E. 8th and Dickson Streets in Michigan City, IN, in accordance with the project scope and technical specifications contained in the Instructions and Specifications, which may be obtained at the office of the Secretary of the Parks Department, 100 E Michigan Blvd., Michigan City, Indiana 46360. Quotes can be mailed or personally delivered to the Secretary of the Parks Department, at the stated address. Faxed quotes will not be accepted.

A mandatory pre-bid meeting will be held on Wednesday, August 22, 2018 at 9 am local time at City Hall, 100 E. Michigan Blvd, Michigan City, IN 46360.

All sealed quotes should be delivered to the Secretary of the Parks Department, 100 East Michigan Boulevard, Michigan City, Indiana on or before Wednesday, September 5, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. local time or to the Board during its regular meeting scheduled to begin on Wednesday, September 5, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. local time in Michigan City/City Hall (Council Chambers-lower level), 100 E. Michigan Boulevard, Michigan City, Indiana when the Board’s presiding official calls the agenda item for opening of quotes. Any quote received after the presiding official declares the time for submitting quotes closed will not be considered. Quotes will be opened and read out loud and the award(s), if any, may be made at that or a subsequent meeting of the Park Department Board.

 The successful quoter will be required to execute a contract with the Park Board and provide a certificate of insurance as defined by the Instructions and Specifications. In addition, the successful quoter will be required to submit invoices after each calendar month of the Project the Park Superintendent for review and payment recommendation. All approved invoices will be paid within 30 days of receipt by the Park Superintendent. Successful quoter must comply with all applicable Equal Employment Opportunity laws and regulations.

The Park Board reserves the right to reject any and all quotes and to waive any informalities and to accept any quote from responsive and responsible quoters and further reserves the right to terminate the contract after award or withhold payment because of default or non-performance on the part of the selected quoter. All quotes must be submitted on the Quote Form and State Board of Accounts Form No. 96 or will be deemed non-responsive.The only contact person for this procurement is Park Superintendent Jeremy Kienitz (219) 873-1506. All verbal and written communication must be directed to this contact person only and any addendum to the quote documents he deems appropriate will be disseminated to all entities to whom this Request for Quote was provided. Quoters may make arrangements with the Park Superintendent to view the project site.

Complete Quote Packets can be picked up at the Park Office on the lower level of City Hall, 100 E. Michigan Blvd., Michigan City, IN 46360.  Hours are Monday through Friday from 8 am to 4:30 pm (excluding holidays).

New Dog Friendly Park & Trails Announced

The trails on Bismarck Hill can be accessed in Canada Park which is located at 300 Center Street, right across the street from Dune Billies cafe.


This Article Could Save Your Life


By Jeremy Kienitz, MC Parks Recreation Director


Rip Currents and Beach Safety


Visitors come to Washington Park beach to enjoy the natural beauty of Lake Michigan’s coastline.  Some enjoy the beach itself, while others enjoy sun bathing and sights such as the Lighthouse and Chicago skyline.   Michigan City is very fortunate to have such a beautiful attraction and recreational area to spend the summer months with family and friends.  As wonderful as it can be, Lake Michigan still presents a danger to those who visit in the form of rip currents.

Rip currents are powerful, channeled currents of water flowing away from shore.  They can occur at any beach with breaking waves, including Lake Michigan, and they can be deadly.  Rip currents are particularly dangerous for weak or non-swimmers.  Rip current speeds are typically 1-2 feet per second.  However, speeds as high as 8 feet per second have been measured; this is faster than an Olympic swimmer.  Thus, rip currents can sweep even the strongest swimmer out to sea. The following tips could save your life.

  • Swim at a lifeguard protected beach
  • Never swim alone
  • Be cautious at all times!  If in doubt, don’t go out!
  • Obey all instructions and orders from lifeguards.  Lifeguards are trained to identify potential hazards.  Ask a lifeguard about the conditions before entering the water.
  • Stay at least 400 feet away from piers and jetties.  Permanent rip currents often exist alongside these structures.
  • Pay especially close attention to children and elderly when at the beach.  Even in shallow water, wave action can cause loss of footing.

If you are ever caught in a rip current, remain calm to conserve energy and think clearly.  Never try to fight the current or swim against it as you will tire quickly and become fatigued.  To remove yourself from a rip current swim parallel to shore.  When out of the current swim at an angle, away from it, towards the shoreline.

Rip currents cause more than 100 deaths annually in the United States and cause 80% of all rescues by beach lifeguards.  These statistics show the importance of always adhering to warnings and beach closings.  The Washington Park Lifeguard Staff is available for information while on duty Memorial Day through Labor Day.  Please take the opportunity to ask them questions about the conditions prior to entering the water.  It will help keep you safe and could save your life!