Southern Wells Community Schools

Wells County, Indiana


9120 South 300 West

Poneto, Indiana 46781


Sealed bids for the construction of the Wastewater Treatment Plant Project for Southern Wells Community Schools in Poneto, Indiana, will be received by the Southern Wells Community School Board through the Superintendent’s Office, located at 9120 South 300 West, Poneto, Indiana, 46781, (Enter via Door #1), on Thursday, November 29, 2018 until 2:00 P.M. (local time). Proposals received after 2:00 P.M. shall be returned unopened.

The Project generally consists of the construction of a new Wastewater Treatment Plant and installation of Owner-supplied equipment and accessories.

The Project is a locally funded project.

Plans and Specifications for the Project may be examined at the following locations:

Southern Wells Community Schools, Poneto, Indiana

Triad Associates, Inc., Indianapolis, Indiana

Dodge Data and Analytics,

BX Indiana Construction League,

Plans and Specifications will be available on Tuesday, November 6, 2018. Copies of the contract documents may be obtained at the office of Triad Associates, Inc., located at 5835 Lawton Loop East Drive, Bldg. 664, Indianapolis, Indiana, 46216 upon a non-refundable payment of: $100.00 each set. PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT IN ORDER TO BID ON THE PROJECT, BIDDER MUST BE A PLAN HOLDER OF RECORD, who has obtained the contract documents, plans and specifications from Triad Associates, Inc. Bids from contractors who are not Plan Holders of Record will be rejected as non-responsive.

The work to be performed and the proposal to be submitted shall include sufficient and proper sums for all general construction, mechanical installation, labor, materials, permits, licenses, insurance, and so forth incidental to and required for the construction of the facilities.

Bids shall be submitted in a sealed envelope marked:


No bid will be considered unless submitted on the printed Proposal Form found in the project manual. No bid may be withdrawn after the scheduled closing time for receipt of bids for at least 90 days to allow review of proposals before announcing award of contract.

Each proposal shall be accompanied by a bid guaranty conforming to the Indiana Revised code. Said bid guaranty shall be a certified check in an amount equal to five percent (5%) of the BID; or, a bond for five percent (5%) of the BID as surety for the execution of the contract. The bid bond or certified check should be made out to the OWNER. The bid bond form is included in the bidding documents. Should any BID be rejected, such certified check or bond shall be forthwith returned to the BIDDER, and should any BID be accepted, such certified check or bond will be returned upon the proper execution and securing of the contract. When the contract is executed, the certified check or bid bond of all unsuccessful BIDDERS will be returned.

Proposals shall be properly and completely executed on proposal forms included in the Specifications. Proposals shall include all information requested by Indiana Form 96 (Revised 2013) included with the Specifications. Under Section III of Form 96, the Bidder shall submit a financial statement. A copy of the proposed Financial Statement to be submitted with the bid is included in the bid proposal documents section to these specifications. The Owner may make such investigations as deemed necessary to determine the ability of the Bidder to perform the work and the Bidder shall furnish to the Owner all such information and data for this purpose as the Owner may request. The Owner reserves the right to reject any bid if the evidence submitted by, or investigation of, such Bidder fails to satisfy the Owner that such Bidder is properly qualified to carry out the obligations of the Agreement and to complete the work contemplated therein.

The contractor to whom the work is awarded will be required to furnish, before commencing work, a performance, maintenance and payment bond in an amount equal to the bid price of the contract awarded to said contractor, and certificates of all insurance required in the specifications. All bonds and liability insurance shall remain in effect for a period of twelve (12) months following completion and acceptance of construction. The award of the contract is subject to all approvals required by local agencies. Upon securing of all approvals, the successful bidder shall receive a “Notice to Proceed” with construction and said contractor shall begin construction within ten (10) days of receipt of such notice, and shall complete the project pursuant to the contract documents.

Each bidder is responsible for inspecting the Project Site(s) and for reading and being thoroughly familiar with the Contract Documents and Specifications. The failure or omission of any Bidder to do any of the foregoing shall in no way relieve any Bidder from any obligation with respect to the Bid.

A conditional or qualified Bid will not be accepted. All applicable laws, ordinances, and the rules and regulations of all authorities having jurisdiction over construction of the project shall apply to the project throughout. Award will be made to the low, responsive, responsible bidder.

The Southern Wells Community School Board reserves the right to reject any proposal or all proposals, or to accept any proposal or proposals, or to make such combination of proposal as may seem desirable, and to waive any and all informalities in the bidding.

By the order of the School Board,

Southern Wells Community Schools, Poneto, Indiana.

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