Request for Proposal

The Valparaiso Planning Department is requesting proposals from contractors for snow removal and ice treatment for the Village Station Chicago Dash parking lot (located 260 Brown Street) and the City’s nine (9) V-Line bus shelters. In addition to those properties, the City is also seeking snow removal at 406 Don Hovey Drive where the City’s fleet of public transportation buses are stored and the new ChicaGo Dash parking lot at 260 Brown Street.

In order to be eligible for this work your company must be registered with the City of Valparaiso (available at Please include your certification confirmation with your proposal.  If you are not presently registered, a copy of an application is available at City Hall.  Please call 219-462-1161 if additional information is needed.

In addition to registration, you must provide proof of insurance with the following coverage: Commercial and Auto Vehicle Liability with minimum of $1 million per occurrence and a certificate of liability insurance.  The City must be named as an additional insured to the above insurance.  Both of these certifications must be included with any new application for registration with the City of Valparaiso. 

Before being awarded a contract, the selected contractor will be required to complete a W-9 ( and an Employment Eligibility Verification form (attached).

Proposals will be accepted at City Hall, 166 Lincolnway.  Please mark envelope “V-Line/DASH Snow Removal.”  Deadline for submission is 3:00 p.m. local time on Thursday, October 8th, 2020.  The City reserves the right to reject any proposal submitted after the deadline.

All proposals will be opened by the Valparaiso Planning Department. Winning proposal shall be selected and notified by the Planning Department within ten days of the submission deadline. The City reserves the right to reject all bids.

To View the Request for Proposal, Click Here.

If you have any questions, please contact:

Don Lorntzen

Transit Manager

(219) 462-1161