Obtain a Hunk of Junk from City of DeKalb


From Public Notice Illinois:

Notice of Request for Proposals: Automobile Salvage The City of DeKalb, pursuant to Court Order in DeKalb Circuit Court Case No. 12 MR 79, has acquired salvage titles for approximately seventy two (72) automobiles, trailers light trucks, medium duty trucks and tow trucks ( “vehicles “) as a component of its cleanup and remediation of an industrial site in the City of DeKalb. The vehicles are currently in the City of DeKalb Impound Lot. A list of the vehicle year/make/model is available upon request. By this notice, the City seeks bids for the purchase of the vehicles. Terms of sale are as follows: Vehicles are sold as-is, where-is, without any express or implied warranties. A junk/salvage title shall be provided for the vehicles. Purchaser is responsible for confirming number of vehicles and for comparing salvage titles to vehicles to confirm accuracy. The purchaser shall remove the vehicles from their current site within 30 days of the date of sale. Vehicles must be moved to a location that is either: a) outside the corporate limits of the City of DeKalb; or, b) a lawfully zoned automobile recycler/scrap metal recycling facility. Payment is required in advance of removing the vehicles. Respondents must submit: a) a lump sum price for removal of all vehicles; b) a price per-vehicle that is applicable to any individual vehicle or combination of vehicles at the City’s discretion. Respondents may also submit individual bids on individual vehicles if desired. The City shall select the bid or combination of proposals that produces the greatest potential revenue from the salvage. Respondents are responsible for complying with all applicable laws and regulations. Submission of a proposal constitutes the proposal of a contract with the City which the City may accept and enforce. Bids are due to the City of DeKalb, Attn: City Attorney, 200 S. Fourth Street, DeKalb, IL 60115 by 10:00am on Thursday, December 12, 2013. Proposals must be submitted in sealed envelopes. The City reserves the right to accept or reject any proposals, to waive the proposal process, and to contract with any entity it believes best serves the interests contemplated herein. The city anticipates notifying the successful respondents by not later than December 20, 2013. If any party wishes to view the vehicles prior to responding, please contact the City of DeKalb Police Department at 815-748-8400. (Published in the Daily Chronicle, November 23, 2013.)

You can look up case 12MR79 using the civil case search at www.circuitclerk.org. This was a case of the City of DeKalb vs. The National Bank and Trust of Sycamore and Michael Fitzgerald of 850 Glidden Avenue in DeKalb, which also appears to be (at least for the moment?) the home of Northern Illinois Towing & Roadside Assistance Service. The case was initiated in the spring of 2012.