CDOT, CDPH Asphalt Rebid Statement
The City of Chicago announced that the Department of Transportation (CDOT), the Department of Public Health (CDPH), and the Department of Procurement Services (DPS) are working together on a revised solicitation for citywide asphalt production to better address environmental and public health concerns. The City has rejected all bids received for Specification 1229849 (Asphalt Primers, Hot/Warm Mix Asphalt, High Performance/Standard Cold Patch, Hot Pour Joint Sealer Materials, Furnish and Deliver) in order to review and update the specification.
As the City continues to act on its Health Equity in All Policies commitment, we see an opportunity to revisit this bid in a way that would allow us to responsibly procure the asphalt needed to support our transportation infrastructure, while also protecting the environment and human health, and promoting sustainability. CDOT anticipates issuing a new solicitation by October 2022 for asphalt production that will incorporate a variety of CDPH recommendations to minimize onsite and air pollution from truck emissions; reduce odors, noise and dust; and optimize energy consumption.