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Bid Title: PIP 2017-02 Blackhawk Heights Sewer
Category: Public Improvement Projects
Status: Awarded

Time and Place for Filing Sealed Proposals:  Sealed bids for the work comprising the improvement as stated below much be filed before 1:00 P.M. on May 24, 2017, in the office of the City Clerk, City Hall, 811 Avenue E, Fort Madison, Iowa 52627.

Time and Place Proposals Will Be Opened and Considered:  Sealed proposals will be opened and bids tabulated at 1:00 P.M. on May 24, 2017, in Council Chambers, City Hall, for consideration by the City Council of the City of Fort Madison, at it's meeting on June 6, 2017, at 5:30 P.M.  The City of Fort Madison reserves the right to reject any and all bids.

The City of Fort Madison, in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 78 Stat. 252, 42U.S.C. 2000d to 2000d-4 and Title 49, Code of Federal Regulations, Department of Transportation, Subtitle A, Office of the Secretary, Part 21, Nondiscrimination in Federally-assisted programs of the Department of Transportation issued pursuant to such Act, hereby notifies all bidders that it will affirmatively ensure that in any contract entered into pursuant to this advertisement, minority business enterprises will be afforded full opportunity to submit bids in response to this invitation and will not be discriminated against on the grounds of race, color, or national origin in consideration for an award.

Time for Commencement and Completion of Work:  Work on the improvement shall commence within 10 days of the date specified on the Notice to Proceed.  Notice to Proceed shall be no later than June 13, 2017, work shall be fully completed on or before October 31, 2017.  Damages in the amount of Five Hundred ($500.00) dollars per day will be assessed for each day the work remains incomplete.

Pre-Bid Conference:  Prospective bidders are encouraged to attend a pre-bid walk through of the proposed Work site which will be conducted jointly by the OWNER and ENGINEER at 1:00 P.M. on May 17, 2017, at Fort Madison City Hall, 811 Avenue E, Fort Madison, Iowa.  The objective of this walk through is to acquaint bidders with the site conditions.

Bid Security:  Each bidder shall accompany it's bid with bid security, as defined in Section 26.8 of the Iowa Code in an amount equal to five (5) percent of the total amount of the bid.

Contract Documents:  Copies of the Plans and Specifications for this project may be obtained from HR Green, Inc., 8710 Earhart Lane SW, Cedar Rapids, IA  52404, Ph: 319-841-4000 or email request to .  Plans and specifications are available at NO COST. 

Public Hearing on Proposed Contract Documents and Estimated Costs for Improvement.  A public hearing will be held by the City Council of the City of Fort Madison on the proposed contract documents (plans specifications and form of contract) and estimated cost of the improvement at its meeting at 5:30 P.M. on June 6, 2017 at Fort Madison City Hall, 811 Avenue E, Fort Madison, Iowa, 52627.

Preference of Products and Labor:  Preference shall be given to domestic construction materials by the contractor, subcontractors, material, men, and suppliers in performance of the contract and, further, by virtue of statutory authority, preference will be given to products and provisions grown and coal produced within the State of Iowa, and to Iowa domestic labor, to the extend lawfully required under Iowa statutes.

Sales Tax Exemption Certificates:  The bidder shall not include sales tax in the bid.  The City of Fort Madison will distribute tax exemption certificates and authorization letters to the Contractor and all subcontractors who are identified.  The Contractor and subcontractor may make copies of the tax exemption certificates and provide a copy to each supplier providing construction materials.  These tax exemption certificates and authorization letters are applicable only for this specific project under the Contract.

General Nature of Public Improvement:  Project consists of 8" diameter gravity sanitary sewer, maintenance holes, a grinder lift station, 2" diameter force main pipe, demolition and restoration of pavements and utilities, and other items of work as shown on the plans, described in the specifications and in "Iowa Statewide Urban Design and Specifications (SUDAS)", as modified.

This notice is given by the authority of the City of Fort Madison.

Melinda L. Blind, City Clerk
City of Fort Madison

Publication Date/Time:
5/2/2017 8:00 AM
Closing Date/Time:
Open Until Contracted

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