CARVER COUNTY SOLICITS BIDS FOR CONSTRUCTION

Sealed bids will be received until 10:00 A.M., Friday, May 25, 2018, 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:

S.P. 010-633-043 CSAH 33/CSAH 34 Roundabout, C.P. #158782


Major Items Include (approximate quantities listed):

                               ITEM                                                                                           UNIT                        QUANTITY 
ROADWAY:
  CLEARING                                                                     TREE                    36
  GRUBBING                                                                    TREE                    36
  REMOVE BITUMINOUS PAVEMENT                            SQ FT             13826
  EXCAVATION - COMMON                                            CU YD            33230
  SELECT GRANULAR EMBANKMENT (CV)                  CU YD              8491
  COMMON EMBANKMENT (CV)                                   CU YD              7820
  AGGREGATE SURFACING CLASS 2                             TON                   375
  AGGREGATE BASE (CV) CLASS 5                                CU YD              6035
  TYPE SP 9.5 WEARING COURSE MIX (2,B)                 TON                   230
  TYPE SP 12.5 WEARING COURSE MIX (3,C)               TON                 3046
  TYPE SP 12.5 NON WEAR COURSE MIX (3,B)            TON                  1343
  4” PERF PE PIPE DRAIN                                               LIN FT             5996
  CONST DRAINAGE STRUCTURE DES 48-4020            LIN FT                 53.4
  CASTING ASSEMBLY                                                   EACH                   17
  4” CONCRETE WALK                                                   SQ FT             13650
  6" CONCRETE WALK                                                   SQ FT               2509
  8” CONCRETE WALK                                                   SQ FT               2460
  CONCRETE CURB & GUTTER DESIGN B424              LIN FT               232
  CONCRETE CURB & GUTTER DESIGN S524              LIN FT             4759
  TRAFFIC CONTROL                                                     LUMP SUM           1
  SILT FENCE, TYPE MS                                                LIN FT             2969
  SEDIMENT CONTROL LOG TYPE WOOD FIBER       LIN FT               197
  COMPOST GRADE 2                                                    CU YD               538
  EROSION CONTROL BLANKETS CATEGORY 3N      SQ YD              4174
  EROSION CONTROL BLANKETS CATEGORY 3P      SQ YD               2689
  HYDRAULIC BONDED FIBER MATRIX                      POUND           17500


BIDDERS PLEASE NOTE
 
For S.P. 010-633-043, C.P. #158782, 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.ucc.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
 
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 7.7% 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:

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

RT Vision website:

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

State Aid EAdvert Website:

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

(Starting on Monday, April 30, 2018 and ending on Friday, May 25, 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.

• CM32-34 (1 page)
• Electronic Bid Submittal Proposal Form (2 pages)
• Non-Collusion Affidavit (1 page)
• Responsible Contractor Certification – Attachment A, A-1 (4 pages)
• Affirmative Action Statement/ Human Rights (2 pages)
• 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.

2) The State of Minnesota – Equal Pay Certificate form is included in the project proposal and has the label, “Bid Submittal Document”, in the top right corner. This document, along with its required attachments, must be filled out, signed and submitted prior to the bid opening.

The State of Minnesota – Equal Pay Certificate, along with its required attachments, must be submitted in one of the following ways:

• 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 the bid opening.

A State of Minnesota – Equal Pay Certificate (1 page) form is included within the proposal for bidder’s reference and for bidders use. The original paper State of Minnesota – Equal Pay Certificate and its required attachments will only be accepted in the above described methods.

The subject line of the document submittal shall state “
Required Submittals for PR#158782”.

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#158782”.

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.
 

 


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


CSAH 33/CSAH 34 intersection approximately 0.5 miles northwest of TH 5 and the City of Norwood Young America, MN.

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 CSAH 33/34 Roundabout.

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.