Sealed proposals will be received by the City of Bluffton, Indiana, Owner, at the Office of the Clerk-Treasurer, 128 East Market Street, Bluffton, Indiana, until 1:15 P.M. (local time), on April 23, 2019, and then will be publicly opened and read aloud at the regular meeting of the Board of Public Works & Safety. Any bids received later than the above time will be returned unopened.

DESCRIPTION OF WORK: Work for which proposals are to be received is for the replacement of the existing culvert carrying Lancaster Street over Johnson Ditch. The work will consist of removing the existing structure and placing a new structure. Along with the culvert replacement, approximately 300 feet of approach paving and guardrail installation is included in the immediate vicinity of the bridge.

BID DOCUMENTS: Copies of the Specifications and Contract Documents may be obtained at the office of Butler, Fairman, and Seufert, Inc., 8450 Westfield Blvd., Suite 300, Indianapolis, IN 46240 (telephone 317-713-4615, fax 317-713-4616) for a non-refundable fee of $75 for either print or digital copies. Payment shall be by money order or check and shall be made payable to Butler, Fairman, and Seufert, Inc. Copies of the documents are also available in print or digital format from Eastern Engineering Supply, 1239 North Wells Street, Fort Wayne, IN 46808 (telephone: 260-426-3119, fax: 260-426-3101). Printed plans and specifications may be purchased from Eastern Engineering for a non-refundable fee.

Bids shall be properly and completely executed on Bid Forms and in the order as identified and contained in the Contract Documents obtainable from the offices as stated above. Each bid shall be accompanied by a completely filled out Form No. 96 (latest revision) and acceptable Bid Security. Any bid not accompanied by the above-required items shall be deemed to be a non-responsive bid.

No Bidder may withdraw his proposal within a period of 60 days following the date set for the receiving of bids. The Owner reserves the right to retain any and all bids for a period of not more than 60 days and said bid shall remain in full force and effect during said time. The Owner further reserves the right to waive informalities and to award the Contract to any Bidder all to the advantage of the City of Bluffton or to reject all bids.

BID SECURITY: Each bid shall be accompanied by an acceptable certified check made payable to the City of Bluffton or an acceptable bid bond in the amount equal to 10% of the total bid price executed by an incorporated surety company in good standing and qualified to do business in the State of Indiana and whose name appears on the current Treasury Department Circular 570.

BONDS: A Performance Bond and Payment Bond each in the amount of 100% of the Contract price will be required from the Contractor to whom the work is awarded.

INDIANA REQUIREMENTS: Standard Questionnaire Form 96 (latest revision), completely filled out and signed, including attachment of Contractor’s Financial Statement as stipulated in Section III.

CITY REQUIREMENTS: A prevailing wage scale will not be required for this project.

PRE-BID CONFERENCE: No pre-bid conference is scheduled for the project.




By: Tim Simpson

City of Bluffton Street 


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