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ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS

Notice is hereby given, that the City of Montpelier, Blackford County, Indiana, by and through its Board of  Works, hereinafter referred to as the Owner, will receive sealed bid packets for the construction of LTCP Phase 1 Improvements – B Salamonie River Storm Sewer Outfall.

Sealed bids must be received by the City of Montpelier no later than 2:00 P.M. (Local Time) on April 25, 2019. Bids received after such hour will be returned unopened. Bids received prior to this time shall be opened and publicly read at the public meeting scheduled to take place on April 25, 2019 at 2:00 P.M. at the Montpelier City Building (300 W. Huntington Street, Montpelier, IN 47359). All interested citizens are invited to attend and should any citizens require special provisions, such as handicapped modifications or non-English translation personnel, the Owner will provide such provisions as long as the request is made within a 24-hour notice.

A non-mandatory pre-bid meeting will be held at 2:00 P.M. (Local Time) on April 18, 2019 at the Montpelier City Hall. All prime contractors, subcontractors, small, minority or women owned enterprises and other interested parties are invited to attend.

The Project consists of the installation of approximately 375 lineal feet of 48-inch RCP storm sewer pipe, 6-ft. diameter manholes, inlets and associated piping, and approximately 665 lineal feet of drainage ditch to an outfall on the Salamonie River. Together with all related work and appurtenances as specified and shown on the drawings.

Plans and Specification for the Project are on file and may be examined at the following locations:

• Engineer’s Office:

ms consultants, inc., 

115 W. Washington Street, 

Suite 1310

Indianapolis, Indiana 46204

Contact: Nathan DeLisle, P.E.

Phone: 317-566-0050

• Owner’s Office:

Montpelier City Hall

300 W. Huntington Street

Montpelier, IN 47359

Contact: Robert Bunch

Copies of the Plans and Contract Documents and Specifications for each division of work may be obtained at ms consultants, inc., at 115 W. Washington Street, Suite 1310 Indianapolis, Indiana, upon payment of $100.00 for each set. Payment is not refundable. Bids received from anyone not listed on the Engineer’s plan holder list will not be opened. The cost of shipping is not included.

The work to be performed and the bid 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 proposed project.

Each bid must be enclosed in a sealed envelope bearing the title of the Project and the name and address of Bidder.  All bids must be submitted on the bid forms as identified in the Contract Documents and Specifications.

Each bid shall be accompanied by a certified check or acceptable bidder’s bond made payable to the Owner, in a sum of not less than five percent (5%) of the total amount of the highest aggregate bid, which check or bond will be held by the Owner as evidence that the bidder will, if awarded the contract, enter into the same with the Owner upon notification from him to do so within ten (10) days of said notification.

Approved performance and payment bonds guaranteeing faithful and proper performance of the work and materials, to be executed by an acceptable surety company, will be required of the Contractor at the time of contract execution. The bonds will be in the amount of 100% of the Contract Price and must be in full force and effect throughout the term of the Construction Contract plus a period of twelve (12) months from the date of substantial completion.

At the completion of the project the Contractor shall furnish a maintenance bond, in an amount at least equal to ten (10%) percent of the final Contract Price as security for the performance of the Contractor’s workmanship. This bond shall remain in effect for three (3) years after the date when final payment becomes due or until completion of the correction period, whichever is later.

The Owner reserves the right to reject any bid, or all bids, or to accept any bid or bids, or to make such combination of bids as may seem desirable, and to waive any and all informalities in bidding. Any bid may be withdrawn prior to the above scheduled time for the opening of bids or authorized postponement thereof. Any bid received after the time and date specified shall not be considered. No bid may be withdrawn after the scheduled closing time for receipt of bids for at least ninety (60) days.

A conditional or qualified Bid will not be accepted. Award will be made to the low, responsive, responsible bidder, as determined by the Owner. The low, responsive, responsible bidder must not be debarred, suspended, or otherwise be excluded from or ineligible for participation in federally assisted programs under Executive Order 12549.

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.

Bids shall be properly and completely executed on bid forms included in the Specifications. Bids shall include all information requested by Indiana Form 96 (Revised 2010) 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 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 City of Montpelier, Indiana has received funding from the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA) Community Development Block Grant to aid in financing the Project. The requirements for Bidders, Contractors and Subcontractors are explained in the Bidding 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 its Bid.

The Work will be substantially completed within ninety (90) days after the date when the Contract Times commence to run and completed and ready for final payment within thirty (30) days after the date when the Contract Times commence to run. Contractor shall pay Owner $1,000 for each day that expires after the time specified for Substantial Completion until the Work is substantially complete. After Substantial Completion, if Contractor shall neglect, refuse, or fail to complete the remaining Work within the Contract Time or any proper extension thereof granted by Owner, Contractor shall pay Owner $2,000 for each day that expires after the time for completion and readiness for final payment until the Work is completed and ready for final payment.

Bidder accepts all of the terms and conditions of the Instructions to Bidders, including without limitation those dealing with the disposition of Bid security. This Bid will remain subject to acceptance for 60 days after the Bid opening, or for such longer period of time that Bidder may agree to in writing upon request of Owner.

Wage rates on the project shall not be less than the federal wage scale published by the U.S. Department of Labor.

Bidders on this work shall be required to comply with the provisions of the President’s Executive Order No. 11246, as amended. The Bidders shall also comply with the requirements of 41 CFR Part 60 – 4 entitled Construction Contractors – Affirmative Action Requirements. A copy of 41 CFR Part 60 – 4 may be found in the Supplemental General Conditions of the Contract Documents and Specifications.

The Bidders attention is also called to the “Minority/Women Business Participation” requirements contained in the Project Specifications. The Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs has adopted a State goal of 10% participation for minority and women owned businesses for construction related or purchase related contracts for the work.

The Contractor must meet guidelines and practices established by the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs and appropriate federal regulations including: 1) Executive Order 11246, 2) Section 3 of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1968, as amended, 3) Certification of Non-Segregated Facilities, 4) OMB Circular A-102, 5) Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 6) Section 504, Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 7) Age Discrimination Act of 1975, 8) Executive Order 12138, 9) Conflict of Interest Clause, 10) Retention and Custodial Requirements for Records Clause, 11) Contractors and Subcontractors Certifications, and others that may be appropriate or necessary.

Contract procurement is subject to the federal regulations contained in the OMB Circular A-102, Sections B and O and the State of Indiana requirements contained in IC-36-1-9 and IC-36-1-12.

Any contract(s) awarded under this Advertisement for Bids are expected to be funded in part by a grant from the Department of Housing and Urban Development, as administered by the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs.  Neither the United States nor any of its departments, agencies or employees is or will be a party to this Advertisement for Bids or any resulting contract.

The Contract Times will commence running as indicated in the General Conditions. Contract Times for completion and provisions on liquidated and special damages, if any, are indicated in the Agreement.

Owner: The City of Montpelier

By: Kathy Bantz

Title: Mayor

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