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INVITATION FOR BIDS

1.1 The Project:

2021 City of Pelican Rapids

Facilities Upgrades – Aquatic Center

200 3rd Street NE

Pelican Rapids, MN  56572

1.2 The Owner:

City of Pelican Rapids

315 N. Broadway, PO Box 350

Pelican Rapids, MN 56572

Attn: Don Solga

1.3 ​Date:  October 14, 2021

1.4 To:  POTENTIAL BIDDERS

Separate sealed Bids for the construction of building and pool upgrades to the city Aquatic Center in Pelican Rapids, MN. To be received by the City of Pelican Rapids, 315 N. Broadway, PO Box 350, Pelican Rapids, MN 56572 until 1:00 PM, Central Time, Friday, November 12, 2021. At which time the bids will be opened and publicly read aloud in the City of Pelican Rapids City Hall Chambers.  Bids may be mailed or delivered to the above address.

A Single Prime Bid will be received for all Work.

Sales Tax Exemption Notice: The Project should not be considered tax exempt.

Pre-Bid walk-through will be held at the Project location: 200 3rd Street NE, Pelican Rapids, MN 56572 on Monday November 1, 2021 at 1:30 p.m. All interest bidders shall attend or make special arrangements with the Owner at the Owner’s convenience. The Owner is not obligated to meet at any other time/dates than listed above.

All interested bidders shall visit the project site to obtain firsthand knowledge of existing conditions, including existing utilities and services, obstacles that may be encountered and all other conditions relative to the Work to be performed that may or may not be shown within the Contract Documents.

Awarded Contractors shall not receive extra payments for conditions that can be determined by examining the site and Contract Documents in their entirety.

A preconstruction meeting will be scheduled by the Owner after contract has been awarded. Contractor in receipt of awarded bid along with any/all subcontractors shall attend.

All bids shall be in accordance with Bidding Documents prepared by Design Intent Architects, 103 E. Lincoln Avenue, Fergus Falls, MN  56537. Phone: 218.736.4733

Bidding Documents may be downloaded for a non-refundable charge of $15.00. Plan holders are parties that have downloaded the Drawings and Specifications. Plan Holders will be notified via email as addenda are issued. Parties that download the Drawings and Specifications and need to have them printed elsewhere are solely responsible for those printing costs. The sales of paper copies for projects listed on this site are not available. Contact QuestCDN.com at 952-233-1632 or info@questcdn.com for assistance in viewing or downloading digital project information. Project number 8052930 will be available October 21, 2021 for viewing and downloading.

Each Contractor shall be required to provide a Performance Bond and a Material and Labor Payment Bond in the amount of 100 percent of the Contract Amount.

The Owner is submitting for state bonding monies for this project. It will not be known at the time of the Bid opening if this project will receive state bonded monies, therefor each Prime Bidder is requested to provide two separate bids. One bid will reflect prevailing wage rates established for Ottertail County, Minnesota as of 11/16/2020. The second bid will not require prevailing wage requirements.

Submit your offers on the Bid Forms included in the Bidding Documents.

Bids must be made on the basis of cash payment for work and accompanied by a cash deposit, certified check on a responsible bank in the State of Minnesota, or a bidder’s bond made payable without conditions to the City of Pelican Rapids, MN, in an amount of not less than 5% of the total amount of the bid.

Bid Security of the three lowest Bidders will be retained until contract has been awarded and executed, but not longer than 60 days.

BID ONE

Sealed bids must be marked: “SEALED BID – CITY OF PELICAN RAPIDS – FACILITIES UPGRADES – AQUATIC CENTER – PREVAILING WAGE”

Bid Bond is to be sealed in a separate envelope marked “BID BOND” attached to the outside of the:

“SEALED BID – CITY OF PELICAN RAPIDS – FACILITIES UPGRADES – AQUATIC CENTER – PREVAILING WAGE” envelope.

BID TWO

Sealed bids must be marked: “SEALED BID – CITY OF PELICAN RAPIDS – FACILITIES UPGRADES – AQUATIC CENTER”

Bid Bond is to be sealed in a separate envelope marked “BID BOND” attached to the outside of the:

“SEALED BID – CITY OF PELICAN RAPIDS – FACILITIES UPGRADES – AQUATIC CENTER” envelope.

The Work shall commence on or around April 15, 2022

The successful bidder must be a “responsible contractor.” The term “responsible contractor” means a

contractor as defined in Minnesota Statutes, section 16C.285, subdivision 3. Any prime contractor, subcontractor, or motor carrier that does not meet the minimum criteria or fails to comply with the verification requirements is not a responsible contractor and is not eligible to be awarded a construction contract for the project or to perform work on the project. A prime contractor, subcontractor, or motor carrier that makes a false statement under oath verifying compliance with the minimum criteria will be ineligible to be awarded a construction contract on the project, and the submission of a false statement may result in termination of a contract awarded to a prime contractor, subcontractor, or motor carrier that submits the false statement. A prime contractor shall include in its verification of compliance a list of all of its first-tier subcontractors that it intends to retain for work on the project. Before execution of a construction contract, a prime contractor shall submit a supplemental verification under oath confirming that all subcontractors and motor carriers that the prime contractor intends to use to perform project work have verified to the prime contractor, through a signed statement under oath by an owner or officer, that they meet the minimum criteria for a responsible contractor.

The City Council reserves the right to reject any and all bids and to waive any bids received without explanation. No bid may be withdrawn for a period of thirty (30) days.

By the order of the City Council of the City of Pelican Rapids, Minnesota.

Published in the Pelican Rapids Press on October 21 & 28, 2021

END OF SOLICITATION

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