CARVER COUNTY SOLICITS BIDS
FOR
CARVER COUNTY, MINNESOTA
CSAH 30 SAFETY IMPROVEMENT PROJECT
S.A.P. NO. 010-630-032
COUNTY PROJECT NO. 158789


RECEIPT AND OPENING OF ELECTRONIC PROPOSALS: Proposals for the work described below will be received at the Public Works Office, Carver County Public Works Department, 11360 Highway 212, Suite 1, Cologne, MN, 55322 until 2:00 PM on Thursday, June 6, 2017 at which time the bids will be publicly read.

DESCRIPTION OF WORK:

S.A.P. NO. 010-630-032

Major Items Include (approximate quantities listed):

     2016.601  QUALITY MANAGEMENT                                      LUMP SUM            1
     2016.601  QUALITY MANAGEMENT SPECIAL                    LUMP SUM            1
     2106.501  EXCAVATION - COMMON                                               CU YD   23,266
     2106.523  COMMON BORROW (CV)                                                 CU YD   28,871
     2211.501  AGGREGATE BASE CLASS 5                                               TON     3,290
     2215.501  FULL DEPTH RECLAMATION                                         SQ YD   65,200
     2215.501  STABILIZED FULL DEPTH RECLAMATION                SQ YD   65,200
     2232.501  MILL BITUMINOUS SURFACE (3.0")                             SQ YD     2,315
     2331.609  BITUMINOUS MATERIAL FOR MIXTURE                     TON      1,170
     2355.502  BITUMINOUS MATERIAL FOR FOG SEAL                     GAL    10,077
     2360.501  TYPE SP 12.5 WEARING COURSE MIX (2,C)                   TON     11,700
     2502.521  6" PVC DRAIN PIPE                                                           LIN FT      3,686
     2503.603  HDPE PIPE SEWER                                                            LIN FT      1,025
     2531.501  CONCRETE CURB & GUTTER DESIGN B618               LIN FT         425
     2563.601  TRAFFIC CONTROL                                               LUMP SUM              1
     2573.601  TEMPORARY EROSION CONTROL                    LUMP SUM              1
     2575.501  SEEDING                                                                               ACRE         19.3
     2575.523  EROSION CONTROL BLANKETS CATEGORY 4N     SQ YD       2,450
     2582.502  PAVEMENT MARKINGS PAINT                                   LIN FT    47,991


BIDDERS PLEASE NOTE:
For CSAH 30 SAFETY IMPROVEMENT PROJECT 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/carver-county-requests-for-proposal

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 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.

READ CAREFULLY THE WAGE SCALES AND DIVISION A OF THE SPECIAL
PROVISIONS AS THEY AFFECT THIS/THESE PROJECT/PROJECTS



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 SUBMITTAL
DOCUMENTS BELOW)


 

(This project will be published on the Carver County Public Works Website:
https://www.co.carver.mn.us/government/carver-county-requests-for-proposal

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

State Aid EAdvert Website:
https://eadvert.dot.state.mn.us/

Starting on Monday, May 15, 2017 and ending on Thursday, June 6, 2017)

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 Bond (3 pages)

     Electronic Bid Submittal Proposal Form (2 pages) 

     Non-Collusion Affidavit (1 page) 

     Responsible Contractor Certification – Attachment A, A-1 (5 pages) 

     Affirmative Action Statement/ Human Rights (2 pages) 

     Form 21126D (1 page)

 

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#158789”.

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#158789”.

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
On Carver County CSAH 30 from the East City limits of New Germany to MN TH 25 in the City of Meyer.
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.
7. Award of Contract
The Proposal Form includes all work for the CSAH 30 SAFETY IMPROVEMENT PROJECT.
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.