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Mounting real estate development is prompting Lake County to hire new contractors for building plan review and traffic engineering services, according to two bid opportunities announced in late July.

The county's Office of Building Services is seeking experienced vendors to perform building, electrical, mechanical, plumbing and fire safety inspections, along with plan review services.

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The contract's initial term will be for 12 months, with a county option to renew for two additional one-year periods. Applications for Request for Proposal no. 18-0928 are due by Aug. 15.

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Lake County's population was estimated in July 2017 at 346,017, up 16.5 percent from April 2010, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

In a separate Request for Statements of Qualifications (RSQ) posting, the county is also looking to sign new transportation and traffic engineering firms for future on-call services.

Potential contract work could include transportation planning tasks like the review of traffic impact studies related to Lake County impact fees, PD&E studies, review of development of regional impact (DRI) studies, updating the Transit Development Plan and concurrency reviews.

Traffic engineering work opportunities could include arterial analysis, traffic signal design and safety studies, the design of intersections, sidewalks and street lights, and traffic counts.

This contract's term would also be 12 months, with the county option to renew for two additional one-year periods. Applications for RSQ no. 18-0929 are also due by Aug. 15.

Complete documents for both RFPs can be found through the county's Office of Procurement Services webpage.

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