BIDDERS PLEASE NOTE
For S.P. 1008-85 (T.H. 41=012), S.P. 010-596-011, S.P. 196-108-005 HUNDERTMARK RD. & S.P. 010-614-012, C.P. 148758 PIONEER TR. (C.S.A.H. 14), 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:
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:
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):
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 No bids may be withdrawn for a period of sixty (60) days after the date and time set of the opening of bids.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.
READ CAREFULLY THE WAGE SCALES AND DIVISION A OF THE SPECIAL
PROVISIONS AS THEY AFFECT THIS/THESE PROJECT/PROJECTS
The Minnesota Department of Transportation hereby notifies all bidders:
in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Act), as amended and Title 49, Code of Federal Regulations, Subtitle A Part 21, Non-discrimination in Federally-assisted programs of the Department of Transportation, it will affirmatively assure that in any contract entered into pursuant to this advertisement, disadvantaged business enterprises will be afforded maximum opportunity to participate and/or to submit bids in response to this invitation, and will not be discriminated against on the grounds of race, color, disability, age, religion, sex or national origin in consideration for an award;
in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as amended, and Title 23, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 230 Subpart A-Equal Employment Opportunity on Federal and Federal-Aid Construction Contracts (including supportive services), it will affirmatively assure increased participation of minority groups and disadvantaged persons and women in all phases of the highway construction industry, and that on any project constructed pursuant to this advertisement equal employment opportunity will be provided to all persons without regard to their race, color, disability, age, religion, sex or national origin;
in accordance with the Minnesota Human Rights Act, Minnesota Statute 363A.08 Unfair discriminatory Practices, it will affirmatively assure that on any project constructed pursuant to this advertisement equal employment opportunity will be offered to all persons without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, membership or activity in a local commission, disability, sexual orientation, or age;
in accordance with the Minnesota Human Rights Act, Minnesota Statute 363A.36 Certificates of Compliance for Public Contracts, and 363A.37 Rules for Certificates of Compliance, it will assure that appropriate parties to any contract entered into pursuant to this advertisement possess valid Certificates of Compliance.
If you are not a current holder of a compliance certificate issued by the Minnesota Department of Human Rights and intend to bid on any job in this advertisement you must contact the Department of Human Rights immediately for assistance in obtaining a certificate.
The following notice from the Minnesota Department of Human Rights applies to all contractors:
"It is hereby agreed between the parties that Minnesota Statute, section 363A.36 and Minnesota Rules, parts 5000.3400 to 5000.3600 are incorporated into any contract between these parties based on this specification or any modification of it. A copy of Minnesota Statute 363A.36 and Minnesota Rules, parts 5000.3400 to 5000.3600 is available upon request from the contracting agency."
"It is hereby agreed between the parties that this agency will require affirmative action requirements be met by contractors in relation to Minnesota Statute 363A.36 and Minnesota Rules 5000.3600. Failure by a contractor to implement an affirmative action plan or make a good faith effort shall result in revocation of its certificate or revocation of the contract (Minnesota Statute 363A.36, Subd. 2 and 3)."
A minimum goal of 12.0% Good Faith Effort to be subcontracted to Disadvantaged Business Enterprises.
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:
RT Vision website: https://egram.co.carver.mn.us
State Aid EAdvert Website: https://eadvert.dot.state.mn.us/
(Starting on Monday, February 26, 2018 and ending on Thursday, Marsh 22, 2018)
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)
e. Form 21126D (1 page)
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
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) 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#148758”.
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
4) Each bidder shall acknowledge receipt of each Addendum by using bidVAULT (electronic bid) prior
to the time set for opening Proposals.