Transportation and Bus Routes
Invitation to Bid
Cass School District 63
DuPage County, Illinois
Student Transportation Services
Notice is hereby given that the Board of Education of Cass School District 63, DuPage County, Illinois (hereinafter the “Board” or “School District”), will receive bids for transportation services for regular education students from qualified student transportation providers (hereinafter “Bidder” or “Contractor”). Any award made will be in accordance with current statute and the specifications and requirements of the formal Invitation to Bid. A mandatory pre-bid meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, March 1, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. The pre-bid meeting will be held at the district office, located at 8502 Bailey Road, Darien, Illinois.
Once a successful Bidder is identified, the Board intends to award a single contract for the submitted bid price for the 2023-24, 2024-25, and 2025-26 school years. The district shall have the option to extend the contract period for the 2026-27 and 2027-28 school years.
All sealed bids must be received on or before Friday, March 17, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. Bids must be received either via U.S. Mail, via a delivery service, or via personal delivery at the School District office, located at 8502 Bailey Road, Darien, Illinois. Proposals received after that date and time will not be accepted or considered. Proposals sent by facsimile or electronic mail will not be accepted or considered.
Sealed bids must be submitted in an opaque envelope that includes the Bidder’s contractor name and return address, and should be addressed to the district as follows:
Original Sealed Bid for Student Transportation Services
c/o Mark R. Cross Superintendent
Cass School District 63
8502 Bailey Road
Darien, Illinois 60561-5333
Sealed bids will be opened and read aloud at the time of the submission deadline on Friday, March 17, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. The bid opening will take place at the School District office, located at 8502 Bailey Road, Darien, Illinois. All interested parties are invited to attend the public bid opening. All pricing and required submittals must be made in accordance with the instructions contained in the Invitation to Bid and Bidding Requirements and on the forms provided. This document is available beginning Wednesday, February 22, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. on the district website at www.cassd63.org under “Invitation to Bid” or by calling the district office at 331-481-4000 (extension 3).
The Board reserves the right to reject any or all bids received whenever such rejection is in the interest of the school district and reserves the right to waive any irregularities. The Board also reserves the right to reject the bid of a bidder who has previously failed to meet the terms of this or similar contracts or fails to demonstrate the ability to meet the terms of the contract.
To the extent applicable, the successful Bidder shall comply with the provisions of the Illinois Prevailing Wage Act, specifically including the payment of the applicable prevailing wages to all laborers, workers, and mechanics performing work under the contract.
Transportation is available to all students in Cass School District 63 on a fee basis. This service encompasses the privilege of utilizing the Encore bus for chorus and band students and the regular school day bus. If you would like to participate in the fee-based bus service, please register for this during the registration process or, during the school year, you may contact your child(ren)'s school office to request service.
Bus Route Information
A list of bus stops will be published at Orientation Day at the beginning of the school year. Parents must select one bus stop at which a student is to be picked up, and one stop at which a student is to be dropped off. Students are not permitted to ride a bus other than the bus to which they are assigned. Bus routes are modified each year based upon participation and any exceptions must be approved in advance by the Building Principal. Upon request, bus students attending chorus or band at Cass Junior High School at 7:30 a.m. will be placed on an Encore route.
For more information, please refer to our Bus Procedures & Guidelines.
Student Pick up/Drop off Procedures
Your child(ren)'s safety is the number one goal. To ensure this goal, these traffic procedures were made in cooperation with local police, county sheriff, parents and neighbors. Please keep in mind that for this to be successful, patience and cooperation are a necessity. If there are any questions, please do not hesitate to contact your child's school office.
- Cass School District 63
- District Office
- Mr. Keith Monaco
- Tamara Kohout
- Ms. Susan Kopriva
- Ms. Denise Kunz
- Mr. Joe Messina
- Mr. John Monahan
- Ms. Carrie Perry
- Mr. Lewis Stubblefield