Construction Project Bidding

Looking to bid on construction projects at Lincoln Park Zoo?

If so, you have found the right website. We have several projects coming up and we are inviting qualified contractors to submit bids. If you are interested, please follow these steps.

  1. Review project descriptions
    Review projects described below and see which one(s) your company wishes to bid on.
  2. Download “Bid Requirements” document
    Be sure to download, print, review, and then sign this document. Then bring the document with you to one of the presentations.

      Click here to download bid requirements document
  3. Download “Insurance Requirements” document
    Be sure to download, review, and send this document off to your insurance company so they can issue a certificate of insurance. Then bring the Certificate of Insurance with you to the presentation or bring a letter from your insurance company stating that you have the required insurance needed.

      Click here to download insurance requirements document
  4. Come to Presentation / Email Us
    We will have a presentation for each project. During this presentation, we will discuss the specifics, perform a site walk through, and go over exactly what we are looking for. Additional paperwork will be provided at these presentations including specific measurements and drawings (where applicable). It is imperative that you attend the meeting in order to obtain this information.  If you do not see a presentation date listed, email us at KZitzner@LPZoo.org to request additional information.
  5. Ask Questions
    If you have questions, please email the questions to KZitzner@LPZoo.org and be sure to specify the project’s name in the subject of the email. All questions will be addressed via email.
  6. Submit a bid
    Be sure to submit the bid before the deadline.


Upcoming Construction Projects

Wild Things Building
We will be replacing several areas of the roofing membrane and flashing above the gift shop to eliminate some leakage issues we currently experience during heavy rains.

If you are a roofing contractor interested in bidding on this project, please contact Kurt Zitzner, Director of Facilities, at KZitzner@LPZoo.org and provide details of your qualifications.


Kovler Sea Lion Pool
There are several water leaks which need to be found and repaired. We’ll also need to do some renovations on the pool surface itself and on the rocks and exhibit work.

If you are a qualified exhibit contractor interested in bidding on this project, please contact Kurt Zitzner, Director of Facilities, at KZitzner@LPZoo.org and provide details of your qualifications.

Presentation Date: Stay Tuned
Presentation Time:
10–11 a.m.
Location: Ann Milligan Gray Meeting Room
Laflin Memorial Building, 2001 North Clark St Chicago, IL 60614
Project Timeline: Negotiable