Capital Planning and Policy, Office of

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Overview

The Office of Capital Planning & Policy (OCPP) provides cost-effective, day to day asset management of the Capital Improvement Program (CIP) for Cook County facilities. The CIP sets forth the plan for the design, construction and renovation of buildings and building systems. It emphasizes safety and code compliance, and improvements to security and fire and life safety systems. 

Our commitment to make buildings safe, secure, functional and efficient for the delivery of services to the public is an ongoing priority.   

With the advent of the Preckwinkle Administration, there is a fresh focus on initiatives to reduce energy costs and increase operational efficiencies through the effective utilization of space in County facilities. Resource efficiency and the responsible use of County dollars are the driving forces behind recommendations to restructure various projects or to seek alternative financing opportunities (e.g. energy efficient projects and multiple project bundling strategies). Countywide facility assessments reap long term cost savings by developing a baseline understanding of the County’s capital assets and their condition, along with a multi-year strategy to implement holistic, regularly scheduled maintenance and replacement programs.

A core group of enthusiastic, experienced professionals in the Office of Capital Planning and Policy support the President’s innovative commitments to fiscal responsibility, accountability, transparency and initiative in their assessment of project requests for conformance to essential project requirements, the administration of professional services agreements and construction contracts according to best practice methods and the implementation of up-to-date project management programs. The team serves as liaison to Cook County user agencies, program managers and contractors and coordinates capital issues affecting county departments and other governmental agencies as well providing new economic opportunities for the private sector.

Development RFPs

The County has now issued the Market Rate RFP for 10 acres of strategic urban development real estate.

The Market Rate RFP seeks master developer teams to redevelop the strategic, excess real estate (including the old Cook County Hospital building) in the heart of the Illinois Medical District and adjacent to downtown Chicago for mixed-use and revenue generating projects. The RFP solicitation, reference documents, and timetable are all available at http://www.cookcountyil.gov/CCHHSRedevelopment. Please be sure to email back the Proposer Registration Form (Exhibit A of the RFP) to us at: so you will be certain to receive any addendums and updates.

Core Medical Development Partner RFP

The Core Medical RFP was posted on November 24, 2014. Please go to the hospital’s procurement website for more information at: http://www.cookcountyhhs.org/about-cchhs/doing-business-with-cchhs/bids-rfp/

Construction Manager RFPs

As described at the meet and greet session held on November 14, 2014, the County anticipates issuing several RFP solicitations for professional construction management and oversight services for medical, public safety courts and corrections, corporate portfolio and other components in the first quarter of 2015. Interested vendors should watch this website for announcements of those upcoming solicitations.