CARVER COUNTY SOLICITS BIDS FOR CONSTRUCTION

Sealed bids will be received until 2:00 P.M., Thursday, May 2, 2019, by the County Engineer, Carver County Public Works, 11360 Highway 212, Suite 1, Cologne, Minnesota, 55322-8016, at which time they will be publicly opened and read aloud for the furnishing of all labor and materials and all else necessary for:

RECONSTRUCTION AND SAFETY IMPROVEMENT PROJECT FOR
T.H. 41/LYMAN BOULEVARD (CSAH 18)

MnDOT S.P. 1008-94 (T.H. 41=012)
CARVER COUNTY S.A.P. 010-618-014, C.P. 128367 LYMAN BLVD. (CSAH 18)
CITY OF CHASKA S.A.P. 196-020-011 (CSAH 18)
CITY OF CHANHASSEN S.A.P. 194-020-013 (CSAH 18) 

Major Items Include (approximate quantities listed): 

CLEARING & GRUBBING                                                                             ACRE 4
REMOVE MANHOLE OR CATCH BASIN                                                 EACH 25
REMOVE HYDRANTS & GATE VALVE                                                    EACH 30
SAWING BIT PAVEMENT                                                                           LIN FT 3300
REMOVE WATER MAIN                                                                             LIN FT 2450
REMOVE SEWER PIPE (STORM & SANITARY)                                     LIN FT 2700
REMOVE CURB & GUTTER                                                                         LIN FT 5670
REMOVE BITUMINOUS PAVEMENT                                                       SQ YD 48000
REMOVE BITUMINOUS WALK                                                                 SQ FT 5300
EXCAVATION – COMMON, MUCK & SUBGRADE                              CU YD 51000
SELECT GRANULAR EMBANKMENT (CV)                                            CU YD 22000
COMMON EMBANKMENT (CV)                                                               CU YD 27000
AGGREGATE BASE (CV) CLASS 5                                                             CU YD 12500
CONCRETE PAVEMENT 8.0"                                                                      SQ YD 1310
BITUMINOUS PAVEMENT                                                                         TON 20000
STRUCTURE EXCAVATION                                                                       CU YD 1940
REINFORCEMENT BARS                                                                             POUND 32500
ARCH SURFACE FINISH                                                                             SQ FT 5000
RC PIPE APRONS                                                                                           EACH 25
RC CULVERTS                                                                                                LIN FT 600
PIPE DRAINS                                                                                                  LIN FT 11500
RC PIPE SEWERS                                                                                           LIN FT 4800
PVC PIPE SEWER                                                                                           LIN FT 120
PVC WATERMAIN                                                                                       LIN FT 3400
STEEL CASING PIPE                                                                                     LIN FT 200
WATERMAIN FITTINGS                                                                            POUND 5300
DRAINAGE STRUCTURE DESIGN SPECIALS                                        EACH 10
CASTING ASSEMBLY                                                                                 EACH 90
DRAINAGE STRUCTURES                                                                         LIN FT 500
CONCRETE WALK                                                                                       SQ FT 38000
BITUMINOUS WALK                                                                                  SQ FT 56730
CONCRETE CURB & GUTTER DESIGN                                                    LIN FT 21700
LIGHTING UNITS                                                                                          EACH 30
NON-METALLIC CONDUIT                                                                       LIN FT 14500
TRAFFIC CONTROL                                                                                    LUMP SUM 1
SIGN PANELS                                                                                                SQ FT 880
TEMPORARY SIGNAL SYSTEM                                                               SYSTEM 1
TREES                                                                                                             TREE 60
SUBSOILING                                                                                                 ACRE 10
EROSION CONTROL BLANKETS                                                             SQ YD 36000
SEEDING                                                                                                        ACRE 12
PAVEMENT MARKINGS, PAINT, MULTI COMP, GR IN                    LIN FT 33000
PAVEMENT MARKINGS                                                                           SQ FT 300


BIDDERS PLEASE NOTE:

For S.P. 1008-94 and S.A.P. 010-618-014 all Plan, Proposal and Addendum related documents that have traditionally been provided in paper form (hard copy), are provided for and made available through electronic download over the internet at:

https://egram.co.carver.mn.us (Look under Projects in Bidding).***

The Plan, Proposal and Addendums may be examined at the Carver County Public Works Division at 11360 Highway 212, Suite 1, Cologne, MN 55322-8016. Any copies of project documents will be available only through the internet website address provided above. ***


*** ONLY REGISTERED PLANHOLDERS WILL BE ALLOWED TO BID ON PROJECTS.

There is no cost to register or download these project related Plan and Proposal documents. To become a registered planholder you must create an account on the internet at:

https://connex.mn.uccs.com

In order to access these documents online, contractors will need to have a ConneX account and have been granted access to the Carver County eGram server. Instructions on creating a ConneX account, requesting eGram access, and/or bidding on Carver County projects can be found by checking out the Carver County Guide to Bidding on the county website:

https://www.co.carver.mn.us/government/requests-for-bids-and-proposals

The bidder is responsible for all present and future downloads of any and all project documents, including, but not limited to, addendums and their respective attachments. This in no way reduces your responsibility to strictly adhere to these specifications.

BIDS WILL ONLY BE ACCEPTED BY SUBMITTING AN ELECTRONIC BID USING BIDVAULT (NO HARD COPY BIDS WILL BE ACCEPTED):

https://bidvault.mn.uccs.com/index.php

Instructions on submitting a bid electronically can be found in the Carver County Guide to Bidding on the County website listed above.

** Prospective Bidders: Prior to submitting a bid, bidders are required to purchase bid credits from BidVault.

Each bid shall be accompanied by a bidder's bond naming Carver County as oblige, certified check payable to the Carver County Treasurer or a cash deposit equal to at least five percent (5%) of the amount of the bid, which shall be forfeited to the County in the event that the bidder fails to enter into a contract.

The County reserves the right to retain the deposits of the three lowest bidders for a period not to exceed sixty (60) days after the date and time set of the opening of bids. No bids may be withdrawn for a period of sixty (60) days after the date and time set of the opening of bids.

The Carver County Board of Commissioners reserves the right to reject any and all bids, to waive irregularities and informalities therein and further reserves the right to award the contract in the best interests of the County.

Minimum wage rates to be paid by the Contractors have been predetermined and are subject to the Work Hours Act of 1962, P.L. 87-581 and implementing regulations.


NOTICE TO BIDDERS:

IN SUBMITTING A BID YOU MUST SUBMIT AN ELECTRONIC BID ON BIDVAULT AND, IN ADDITION, ACKNOWLEDGED AND DIGITALLY SIGN ALL BID SUBMITTAL DOCUMENTS THROUGH BIDVAULT PRIOR TO THE BID OPENING TIME. (SEE BID SUBMITTAL DOCUMENTS BELOW) 

          (This project will be published on the Carver County Public Works Website:

         
https://www.co.carver.mn.us/government/requests-for-bids-and-proposals

          RT Vision website:
https://egram.co.carver.mn.us 

          State Aid EAdvert Website: https://eadvert.rtvision.com/ 

          (Starting on Monday, April 8, 2019 and ending on Friday, April 26, 2019) 

 

BID SUBMITTAL DOCUMENTS:

Bidders shall note that there are several Bid Submittal Documents that are part of the Proposal.
The opportunity to acknowledge and digitally sign some of these Bid Submittal Documents will be made available through bidVault.

The Submittal Documents are given specific submittal instructions. If any of the Bid Submittal
Documents are not submitted as instructed the department will reject the Proposal. (These Bid
Submittal Documents are in addition to the bid to be submitted electronically through bidVault.)

1) The following Bid Submittal Documents are included in the project proposal for reference only. These Bid Submittal Documents must be acknowledged and digitally signed through bidVault prior to the bid opening.

     a. Electronic Bid Submittal Proposal Form (2 pages)
     b. Non-Collusion Affidavit (1 page)
     c. Responsible Contractor Certification – Attachment A, A-1 (5 pages)
     d. Affirmative Action Statement/ Human Rights (2 pages)

These documents will be opened after the bid opening but are required to be submitted prior to the bid opening to confirm that all bid requirements are met.

2) Bid Security (Bid Bond or Certified Check) is required. The bid security must be submitted in one of the following ways:

· Submit an electronic bid bond with your electronic bid on bidVAULT for this project using Surety 2000 or InSure Vision; OR

· Submit the original paper bid bond or certified check to Carver County Public Works, 11360 Highway 212, Suite 1, Cologne, MN 55322. It must be received in the Carver County Public Works office prior to the bid opening time and date; OR

· Email a copy of your original paper bid bond or certified check prior to the bid opening time and date. The copy must be emailed to CarverCountyPW@co.carver.mn.us and, your original signed bid security must be received in the Carver County Public Works office within three (3) days after bid opening.

A Proposal Bond form is included within the project proposal for bidder’s reference and for bidders use if needed (3 pages). The original paper bid bond or certified check, or any document needed to fulfill the Bid Security requirements, will only be accepted in the
above described methods.

The subject line of the document submittal shall state “Required Submittals for PR#128637”.

This document along with any required attachments will be opened after the bid opening but are required to be submitted prior to the bid opening to confirm that all bid requirements are met.

3) Each bidder shall acknowledge receipt of each Addendum by using bidVAULT (electronic bid) prior to the time set for opening Proposals.

INSTRUCTION TO BIDDERS

1. General Description of Work

Work to be performed consists of the furnishing of all materials, equipment, labor and supplies to complete the work as shown on the plans and specifications on file with the Carver County Engineer's Office, Public Works Division, 11360 Highway 212, Suite 1, Cologne, MN 55322-8016.

2. Location of Work

The reconstruction project is located in Carver County as indicated in the plan and proposal.

3. Information Concerning the Work and the Site 

A. Each Bidder shall carefully examine the plans and specifications and fully inform themselves of the nature, location and conditions under which the work is to be performed or materials delivered, and if awarded a Contract, shall not be allowed extra compensation because of failure to have so informed themselves.

B. Bidders shall not rely upon statements or representations of officers or employees of the Owner with reference to the sites or the conditions of the work.

C. Prospective bidders are advised to view the sites prior to submitting a bid.

D. Quantities indicated by the Engineer on the plans are estimated only, and Bidders must rely on their own calculations.

4. Purchase of Plans

The Plans, Proposal and Addendums may be examined at the Carver County Public Works Division at 11360 Highway 212, Suite 1, Cologne, MN 55322-8016, but all plan holders and
bidders must register through the internet and download all project related items from the eGram website:

https://egram.co.carver.mn.us/

A link to the above internet site is on the Carver County Public Works web page, but all delivery of project documents and bidder registrations will only be done using the internet at the site provided above.

The bidder is responsible for all present and future downloads of any and all project documents, including, but not limited to, any addendums and their respective attachments. This in no way reduces your responsibility to strictly adhere to these specifications.

There is no charge for the copies of the proposal or plans, but all plan holders and bidders must register and download all project documents from the internet site above to be qualified as a bidder.

PLEASE NOTE: When an addendum is posted, all electronic bids that have been submitted will be unapproved/unsigned and the bidder must download addendum documents, acknowledge addendum on bidVAULT and reapprove/resign their bid before resubmitting. If the bid remains “unapproved” and “unsigned” it will NOT be accepted.

** Prospective Bidders: Prior to submitting a bid, bidders are required to purchase bid credits from BidVault.

5. Qualifications of Bidder

The Owner may request the bidder to submit information necessary to satisfy the owner that the bidder is adequately prepared to fulfill the Contract. Such information may include past performance records, list of available personnel, plant, equipment, financial statement or any other pertinent information.

6. Award of Contract

The Proposal Form includes all work for the RECONSTRUCTION AND SAFETY IMPROVEMENT PROJECT FOR T.H. 41 / LYMAN BOULEVARD (CSAH 18)

          MnDOT S.P. 1008-94 (T.H. 41=012)
          CARVER COUNTY S.A.P. 010-618-014, C.P. 128637 LYMAN BLVD. (CSAH 18)
          CITY OF CHASKA S.A.P. 196-020-011 (CSAH 18)
          CITY OF CHANHASSEN S.A.P. 194-020-013 (CSAH 18)

The bidder shall fill in all spaces in the Bid Submittal Documents.

Award of the Contract shall be based on the lowest total acceptable bid.

The Owner reserves the right not to award any contract, in which event the Owner and the Bidder shall be under no obligation to each other.

The Carver County Board of Commissioners reserves the right to reject any and all bids, to waive irregularities and informalities therein and further reserves the right to award the contract in the best interests of the County.

The Carver County Board reserves the right to retain the proposal guaranty of the three lowest bidders for a period not to exceed sixty (60) days after the date and time set for the opening of bids. No bids will be withdrawn for a period of sixty (60) days after the date and times set for the opening of bids.

7. Pre-Letting Conference

Carver County will hold a Pre-Letting Conference to discuss any questions regarding this Contract. The County encourages all interested parties to attend. The meeting will start at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, April 25, 2019