SECTION 0100 – INVITATION TO BIDDERS
1. General 1
2. Contract Documents 1
3. Bid Security 2
4. Payment and Performance Bonds 2
5. Davis Bacon Act Wage Determinations 2
6. Debarment and Suspension 2
7. Nondiscrimination in Employment 2
8. Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) 2
Section 0100 – Invitation to Bidders
1.1. The City of Elgin, Nebraska will receive bids for the construction of a Municipal Well, Wellhouse, and Transmission Line until 3:30 P.M. on April 4, 2016 at the Elgin City Offices, 104 Pine Street, Elgin, Nebraska. At that time the bidding will be closed and no other bids will be accepted for any reason. Bids will be opened and grand totals, start dates, and completion dates will be publicly read aloud. Public may request line items or other detailed information from the bids at that time.
1.2. The proposed construction includes the following items:
Section A involves the construction of a municipal well, that is approximately 345 feet deep, including 32” diameter bore hole, 16 inch PVC casing, 16-inch stainless steel screen, and gravel pack, bentonite seal, and neat cement grout.
Section B involves the construction of a well house, with poured concrete walls and appurtenances. Appurtenances include earthwork, seeding, a variable frequency drive, new operating controls, standby generation, and a chemical room.
Section C involves the construction of the transmission line, which consists of an 8-inch PVC transmission line extending from the well to the water tower. Work includes fire hydrants, gate valves, miscellaneous fittings, and concrete removal and replacement.
1.3. The Owner intends to award one contract for all work to be performed on the entire project.
1.4. The Owner will award the contract to the low, responsive bidder based on grand total bid prices, construction start and completion times, materials, and contractors past performance with the Owner and Engineer.
1.5. The Owner reserves the right to award the project including any combination of the base bid,
alternates, or additions.
1.6. The Owner reserves the right to reject all bids, and to waive any irregularities in bidding.
1.7. It is the responsibility of the contractor to fully examine the plans and specifications for the project and include all labor, materials, and cost of equipment that will be included in the construction of the project.
1.8. The bidder shall not qualify bids in any manner.
1.9. Bids submitted to the owner shall remain current for a period of 35 days.
1.10. No bids may be withdrawn for a period of 35 days without written consent from the Owner.
2. Contract Documents
2.1. Shall be kept on file by the Owner and shall be made available to the public.
2.2. Bidders shall obtain a set of contract documents, plans, and specifications from Advanced
Consulting Engineering Services.
2.2.1. Cost of the bidding documents shall be $60.00, none of which is refundable.
2.2.2 The bidding set will include a bid form, instructions to bidders, contract documents and construction specifications along with an 11-inch by 17-inch set of plans.
3. Bid Security
3.1. Bidders shall submit a bid security certificate in the amount of 5% of the grand total base bid with all bids.
3.2. In lieu of a bid security certificate, the Bidders may submit a certified check in the amount of 5% of the grand total base bid. The certified check shall be made out to the Owner.
3.3. Checks and bid securities shall be returned to unsuccessful bidders.
4. Payment and Performance Bonds
4.1. The successful bidder shall be required to provide Payment and Payment Bonds in the amount of the sum of the contract.
5. Davis Bacon Act Wage Determinations
5.1. Contractors and subcontractors on USEPA federally assisted construction projects are required to pay their laborers and mechanics not less than those established by the U.S. Department of Labor. A current wage decision containing the appropriate building and/or heavy type rate is included in the specifications.
6. Debarment and Suspension
6.1. The prospective participants must certify by submittal of EPA Form 5700-49, Certification Regarding Debarment, Suspension and Other Responsibility Matters, that to the best of its knowledge and belief, that it and its principals are not presently debarred, suspended, proposed for disbarment, declared ineligible, or voluntarily excluded from covered transaction by any federal department or agency.
7. Nondiscrimination in Employment
7.1. Bidders on this work will be required to comply with the President’s Executive Order No. 11246. Requirements for bidders and contractors under this order are explained in the specifications.
8. Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE)
8.1. Each bidder must fully comply with the requirements, terms and conditions of the US Environmental Protection Agency, Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) requirements, including the fair share objectives for disadvantaged business participation during the performance of this contract. The bidder commits itself to fair share objective for disadvantaged business participation contained herein and all other requirements, terms and conditions of these bid conditions by submitting a properly signed bid.
PUBLISH: March 16, 23 and 30, 2016
SECTION 0100 – INVITATION TO BIDDERS