CARVER COUNTY SOLICITS BIDS
FOR
BRIDGE CONSTRUCTION

Sealed bids will be received until 1:00 P.M., Friday, June 26, 2015, by the County Engineer, Carver County Public Works, 11360 Highway 212 West, 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:

SAP 010-599-017 – 166th ST BRIDGE NO. 10J31 AND BRIDGE AND APPROACHES OVER SILVER CREEK


Major Items Include (approximate quantities listed):

SELECT GRANULAR BORROW (CV) (P) CU YD 1841
14’X10’ PRECASET CONCRETE BOX CULVERT LIN FT 104
COURSE FILTER AGGREGATE (CV) CU YD 282
RANDOM RIPRAP CLASS V CU YD 476
COMMON EXCAVATION (P) CU YD 169
COMMON BORROW (CV) (P) CU YD 685
AGGREGATE SURFACING CLASS 5 TON 336
RAPID STABILIZATION METHOD 4 SQ YD 3257

BIDDERS PLEASE NOTE
For Bridge # L2817 (New Bridge #10J31) 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 eGram 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: http://www.co.carver.mn.us/departments/PW/ad_for_bids.asp

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 ACCPEPTED):
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.
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 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.
NOTICE TO BIDDERS:
IN SUBMITTING A BID YOU MUST SUBMIT AN ELECTRONIC BID ON BIDVAULT AND SUBMIT HARD COPIES OF THE BID SUBMITTAL DOCUMENTS. (SEE BID SUBMITALL DOCUMENTS ON THE NEXT PAGE)

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

http://www.co.carver.mn.us/departments/PW/ad_for_bids.asp

RT Vision website:

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

State Aid EAdvert Websit:

https://eadvert.dot.state.mn.us/

Starting on Tuesday, May 26, 2015 and ending on Friday, June 26, 2015)


BID SUBMITTAL DOCUMENTS:

Electronic bidding shall be used in accordance with requirements of the bidVAULT website (https://bidvault.mn.uccs.com/) as well as Division “S” of this Proposal.

Bidders shall note that there are several documents in this Proposal that must be downloaded for submission as hard copies (in addition to the bid submitted electronically through BidVAULT).

1) The following Bid Submittal Documents are to be filled out, signed and sent prior to the bid opening time. These documents are labeled “Bid Submittal Document” in the top right corner of each page. These documents will not be opened before the bid opening but are required before the bid opening time to confirm that all bid requirements are met.
· Proposal Form (1 page)
· Electronic Bid Submittal Proposal Form (2 pages)
· Non-Collusion Declaration (1 page)
· Responsible Contractor Verification and Certification (6 Pages)
· Affirmative Action Statement (2 Pages)
These documents must be submitted using one of the following methods:
· Submit the signed original documents to Carver County Public Works, 11360 Highway 212, Suite 1, Cologne, MN 55322. They must be received in the Carver County Public Works Office prior to the bid opening time and date; OR
· Email copies of the signed documents prior to the bid opening time and date. The copies must be emailed to CarverCountyPW@co.carver.mn.us and, the originals must be received in the Carver County Public Works office within three (3) days after bid opening.
The subject line of the email or document submittal shall state “Required Submittals for PR # 148741”.

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.
The subject line of the email or document submittal shall state “Required Submittals for PR # 148741”.

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 West, Suite 1, Cologne, MN 55322-8016.

2. Location of Work

SAP 010-599-017 is located at the crossing of 166th St and Silver Creek in San Francisco Township, 0.9 miles west of JCT CSAH 41.

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.


5. 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 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.

6. 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.

7. Award of Contract

The proposal form includes all work for SAP 010-599-017.

The bidder shall fill in all spaces in the proposal forms.

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.