NOTICE TO BIDDERS
WEST HILL AREA SANITARY AND STORM
SEWER SEPARATION - PHASE IV PROJECT
Notice is hereby given that the City of Muscatine, will receive Bids at City Clerk’s Office, City Purchasing Agent, 215 Sycamore Street, Muscatine, Iowa until March 21, 2018 at 2:00 pm, local time, for West Hill Area Sanitary and Storm Sewer Separation – Phase 4, at which time Bids will be publicly opened and read aloud. Bids will be acted upon at the regular council meeting on April 5, 2018, or at such later time and place as may then be fixed. Regular council meetings are held on the first and third Thursdays of the month.
General summary of Work to be performed: Installation of sanitary and storm sewer to improve and separate existing West Hill combined sewer system. Work will be constructed under a single unit price Contract. The work is divided into 3 phases (4A, 4B, 4C) to be completed over three years 2018, 2019, and 2020 according to the Contract Times defined in the Contract. Work includes water main improvements in the Phase 4B and 4C project areas.
Phase 4A work includes general construction of approximately 3,000’ of new 8” sanitary sewer on West Seventh Street, Spruce Street, and Locust Street. Work will occur in 2018.
Phase 4B work includes general construction of approximately 2,600’ of new 8” and 24” sanitary sewer on West Eighth Street, Sycamore Street, Iowa Avenue, and Pine Street. In addition, it includes approximately 2,000’ of new 15” through 30” storm sewer on West Eighth Street, Chestnut Street, and Fuller Street. Water main replacement includes approximately 2,900’ of new 6” through 10” main. Work will occur in 2019.
Phase 4C Work includes general construction of approximately 2,700’ of new 8” sanitary sewer on Linn Street, West Eighth Street, Roscoe Avenue, Maiden Lane, West Ninth Street, and Iowa Avenue. In addition it includes approximately 200’ of storm sewer on West Eighth Street. Water main replacement includes approximately 3,100’ of new 6” through 10” main. Work will occur in 2020.
All sub-phases include the following work: new inlets, inlet piping, full-width pavement removal and replacement, sidewalk construction, seeding, filling and grading at the ravine fill site at the west end of Sixth Street and other related work.
Printed copies of the Bidding Documents consisting of 1 Project Manual and 1 full-size set of Drawings may be obtained from the Issuing Office, during the hours indicated above, upon deposit or payment in the amount of $250 for each set. Printed copies of 1 Project Manual and 1 half-size set of drawings is available for deposit of $75 for each set. Additional Bidding Documents may be obtained at the same cost but are nonrefundable. The deposit for 1 base set will be refunded to those Bidders who return the Bidding Documents to the Issuing Office in good condition (suitable for re-use) within 14 days after the award of the project. Checks for Bidding Documents shall be payable to Stanley Consultants, Inc. Alternatively, Bidding Documents are available in electronic format (PDF) for no charge. Upon request, electronic bidding documents may be downloaded from the Issuing Office using a secure file transfer email link. An official plan holders list will be managed only by the Issuing Office.
Upon Issuing Office’s receipt of payment, printed Bidding Documents will be shipped. The date that the Bidding Documents are transmitted by the Issuing Office will be considered the prospective Bidder’s date of receipt of the Bidding Documents. Partial sets of Bidding Documents will not be available from the Issuing Office. Neither Owner nor Engineer will be responsible for full or partial sets of Bidding Documents, including Addenda if any, obtained from sources other than the Issuing Office.
A pre-bid conference will be held at 2:00 pm on March 6, 2018 at Council Chambers at Muscatine City Hall. Representatives of Owner and Engineer will be present to discuss the Project. Attendance at the pre-bid conference is highly encouraged but is not mandatory.
Each Bid shall be accompanied, in a separate sealed envelope, by Bid security in an amount of not less than 5% of the Bid. Bid Bonds must be executed by corporations authorized to contract as Surety in the State of Iowa and in a form described in the Contract Documents. Bid security shall be forfeited if the Bidder fails or refuses to sign and deliver a signed Agreement and furnish required contract security.
Each Bid shall be accompanied with a Iowa Bidder Status Form. Form is available within project manual. Failure to submit a fully completed Bidder Status Form with the Bid may result in the bid being deemed nonresponsive and rejected.
All Bids shall be submitted in triplicate, on forms provided with the Project Manual, to the office of City Clerk, City Purchasing Agent on or before the time specified above.
Upon notification of award, Successful Bidder shall furnish contract security in the form of performance, payment, and maintenance bonds described in the Contract Documents.
Performance of the Work will start within 10 calendar days after date of Notice to Proceed, and shall be completed within the time stated in the Contract Documents.
The City reserves the right to defer acceptance of any Bid for a period not to exceed 35 calendar days after the date Bids are to be received.
The City reserves the right to consider factors such as the responsibility and responsiveness of Bidders, including the Bidder’s experience, number of employees, and ability to finance the cost of the project in determining Bid selection.
The City reserves the right to reject any or all Bids, to waive informalities or technicalities in any Bid and to accept the Bid which it deems to be in the best interest of the City.