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Lake County Forest Preserves | Preservation, Restoration, Education and Recreation


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Purchasing & Bids


As principal guardian of Lake County's open space and natural areas since 1958, we set the standard in nature and historic preservation, and in outdoor recreation and education.

Each year, we purchase millions of dollars of goods and services from a variety of contractors, suppliers and businesses to help us complete large preserve and trail construction projects, implement land management efforts, acquire equipment and perform professional services.

Doing Business With Us

We encourage you to learn more about the Lake County Forest Preserves and to conduct business with us by participating in our purchasing opportunities. Our open bid and solicitation procedures ensure a fair and competitive process of securing the best value for taxpayers of Lake County, Illinois. Projects under $20,000 are subject to small dollar purchase procedures and informal quotations. Those over $20,000 are subject to formal bidding procedures. 

All required goods and services are purchased in conformance with Illinois laws and regulations, the Distrist's purchasing ordinance and administrative policies, and related resolutions of our Board of Commissioners.

Questions? Contact Us

Our purchasing department manages the entire purchasing process and can guide you through it. Call us weekdays, 8 am–4:30 pm, or email us anytime.

Buyer, Dorothy Pleasant, 847-968-3219  |  Purchasing Manager, Christine Miller, 847-968-3218

Lake County Forest Preserves | General Offices
1899 West Winchester Road | Libertyville IL 60048


Supplier Registration and Login

Registration and a completed Supplier Application Form are required if you wish to participate fully in our purchasing process. Otherwise, open bids and proposals can only be viewed.

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Registered suppliers have additional options available.

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