City of Johnston - Bioxide Feed System #2
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NOTICE TO BIDDERS AND NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
FILING OF SEALED BIDS
Sealed Bids will be received by the City Clerk of the City of Johnston, Iowa, at Clerk's Office, 6221 Merle Hay Road, Johnston, IA 50131 before 2:00 p.m. local time, on January 31, 2018, for the construction of the proposed Bioxide Feed System #2, as described in the plans and specifications on file in the office of the City Clerk of the City of Johnston, Iowa. Bids will be publicly opened, read, and tabulated on the day and hour specified above. Bids received after the deadline for submission of bids as stated herein shall not be considered and shall be returned to the late bidder unopened.
Bids will be considered by the City Council of the City of Johnston, Iowa ("OWNER") at its meeting at 7:00 p.m. local time on February 20, 2018 at City Hall, 6221 Merle Hay Road, Johnston, IA 50131. The Council may award a Contract at said meeting, or at such other time and place as shall then be announced.
Notice is hereby given that a public hearing will be held by the City Council of the City of Johnston, Iowa on the proposed plans, specifications, proposed Form of Contract ("Contract Documents"), and estimated total cost for the construction of said improvements at its meeting at 7:00 p.m. local time, on February 20, 2018, at City Hall, 6221 Merle Hay Road, Johnston, IA 50131. At said hearing any interested person may appear and file objections thereto.
GENERAL PROJECT DESCRIPTION
All Work, materials, and equipment are to be in accordance with the Contract Documents on file in the office of the City Clerk, and at the office of Snyder & Associates, Inc. ("ENGINEER"), 2727 SW Snyder Blvd, Ankeny, IA 50023, by this reference made a part hereof as though fully set out and incorporated herein. The Work for the said improvement, as required by the Contract Documents, is generally described as follows:
Provide all labor, materials, and equipment necessary for site preparation, building erection and equipment installation, underground utility installation, and control and communications system installation for a complete and functional chemical storage and feed system near the intersection of NW Beaver Drive and NW 78th Avenue in the City of Johnston.
The City of Johnston, Iowa, 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.
Work under the proposed Contract Documents shall be commenced upon written Notice to Proceed to be issued on or before March 5, 2018. Work shall be fully completed and ready for operation on or before October 8, 2018, subject to any extension of time, which may be granted by the OWNER.
The Contractor shall be responsible for complete coordination with the State of Iowa, Iowa Army National Guard, and the City of Johnston throughout the project.
A pre-bid conference will not be held. OTHER PERTINENT INFORMATION
Each bidder shall accompany its bid with bid security as defined in Iowa Code Section 26.8, as security that the successful bidder will enter into a contract for the work bid upon and will furnish after the award of contract a corporate surety bond, in a form acceptable to the City, for the faithful performance of the contract and guaranteeing payment to all persons supplying labor and/or materials in the execution of the work provided for in the contract, in an amount equal to 100% of the amount of the contract, and shall be in the form of a cashier's check or certified check drawn on a state-chartered or federally chartered bank, or a certified share draft drawn on a state-chartered or federally chartered credit union, or the governmental entity may provide for a bidder's bond with corporate surety satisfactory to the governmental entity.
The Bid Security shall be in an amount equal to Five (5) percent of the amount of the Bid, made payable to the OWNER, and shall be in the form of a cashier's check or certified check drawn on a state-chartered or federally-chartered bank, or a certified share draft drawn on a state chartered or federally-chartered credit union, or the City may provide for a bidder's bond with corporate surety satisfactory to the City. The Bid Bond shall be substantially in the form set forth in the Contract Documents. The check may be cashed for the full amount by the OWNER or the Bid Bond forfeited in the full amount to the OWNER as liquidated damages in the event the successful Bidder fails to enter into a contract and file acceptable bonds satisfactory to the OWNER assuring the faithful fulfillment of the contract and maintenance of said improvements as required by law within Ten (10) days after the acceptance of the Bid.
The OWNER reserves the right to reject any or all Bids, to re-advertise for Bids or to defer action on the Bids received for a period not to exceed Thirty (30) days from the date and time specified in this Notice to Bidders and Notice of Public Hearing for receiving said Bids, and to waive irregularities and informalities as allowed by law.
The successful Bidder will be required to furnish a Performance, Payment, and Maintenance Bond in an amount equal to One Hundred (100) percent of the contract price. Said bond must be issued by a responsible Surety approved by the OWNER and shall guarantee that the Principal shall promptly make payment to all persons, firms, Subcontractors, and corporations furnishing materials for or performing labor in the performance of the Work stated and the faithful performance of the contract and the terms and conditions therein contained and the guarantee and maintenance of said facilities in good repair and working conditions for not less than Four (4) year(s) from the time of substantial completion of such improvements by the OWNER.
Payment for the work will be made by the OWNER in cash from such funds as may be legally available including cash on hand, proceeds from the sale and issuance of General Obligation Bonds and such other funds including the proceeds from the sale and issuance of such other bonds as may lawfully be issued as the City Council may at its sole discretion determine and provide. Payments will be made to the Contractor in accordance with the Contract Documents.
Construction items and materials included in the Project are exempt from State of Iowa and Local Option Sales and Use Taxes. Contractor is responsible for obtaining the exemption on items included, as provided by law or for applying for reimbursement for such taxes paid. Contractor shall pay all other taxes required to be paid by Contractor in accordance with the laws and regulations of the place of the Project that are applicable during the performance of the Work. Contractor shall NOT include Sales and Use Tax in Contractor's bid. For more information on this exemption, please check the State of Iowa's website:
By virtue of statutory authority, a preference will be given to products and provisions grown and coal produced within the State of Iowa.
In accordance with Iowa statutes, a resident bidder shall be allowed a preference as against a nonresident bidder from a state or foreign country if that state or foreign country gives or requires any preference to bidders from that state or foreign country, including but not limited to any preference to bidders, the imposition of any type of labor force preference, or any other form of preferential treatment to bidders or laborers from that state or foreign country. The preference allowed shall be equal to the preference given or required by the state or foreign country in which the nonresident bidder is a resident. In the instance of a resident labor force preference, a nonresident bidder shall apply the same resident labor force preference to a public improvement in this state as would be required in the construction of a public improvement by the state or foreign country in which the nonresident bidder is a resident.
Failure to submit a fully completed Bidder Status Form with the bid may result in the bid being deemed nonresponsive and rejected.
The proposed Contract Documents are on file with the OWNER and ENGINEER for public examination. Copies of said Contract Documents and one unbound copy of the Bid Form may be secured at the office of Snyder & Associates, Inc., 2727 SW Snyder Blvd, Ankeny, IA 50023, Phone Number 515-964-2020, or will be mailed upon request.
This public improvement is being constructed pursuant to the provisions of Chapters 26 and 573 of the latest edition of the Iowa Code, including revisions.
Published upon order of the City of Johnston, Iowa, Johnston, IA.
Cyndee Rhames, City Clerk
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