Farmington Elementary School Adv. For BidADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS
ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS
NOTICE TO BIDDERS
The FARMINGTON AREA PUBLIC SCHOOLS will receive sealed Bids for a Stipulated Sum Single Prime Contract for General Construction; including Mechanical Air Handling Unit System Replacement and Upgrades; Cafeteria/Kitchen and Loading Dock Addition; Remodeling; Reroof and New Roofing; and Infrastructure Updates for the FARMINGTON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL ADDITION AND REMODELING at 1100 a.m. local time, on Wednesday, February 6, 2013, at the DISTRICT SERVICE CENTER, 421 WALNUT STREET, FARMINGTON, MINNESOTA, 55024 at which time Bids will be opened publicly and read aloud. Proposals shall be made in duplicate on the Bid Proposal Form (Document 004113) furnished in the Project Manual with the Bidder's signature in longhand. No oral or electronically transmitted proposals or modifications will be considered.
A certified check or acceptable Bidder's Bond payable to the PROJECT OWNER in an amount equal to five percent (5%) of the Total Base Bid shall be submitted with each Bid in accordance with the Instructions to Bidders. The successful Bidder[s] will be required to furnish a Performance Bond and Payment Bond (Document 006100).
Bids must be typewritten or written legibly in ink on forms provided herein, and all applicable spaces on the forms shall be filled out. Unsigned bids will not be considered.
A mandatory pre-bid meeting will be held prior to the date required for the submission of bids. All General Contractors and First-Tier Mechanical Subcontractors are required to attend one meeting in order to better understand the project. The pre-bid meetings will be held on: January 21, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. and January 28, 2013 at 10:00 a.m at Farmington Elementary School, 500 Maple Street, Farmington, MN.
The PROJECT OWNER reserves the right to accept or to reject any or all Bids, and waive formalities or irregularities in Bidding. No Bidder may withdraw his Bid within sixty (60) days after the scheduled time of Bid Opening, without the written consent of the OWNER.
Bidding Documents will be available for examination and distribution on or after January 16, 2013. Documents may be examined at:
•St. Paul Builder’s Exchange
•Minneapolis Builder’s Exchange
•National Council of Minority Contractors
•Albert Lea Builder’s Exchange
•Austin Builder’s Exchange
•Builders Exchange of Rochester
•St. Cloud Builders Exchange
•Mankato Builders Exchange
Bidders may obtain copies of the Contract Documents at:
3005 Ranchview Lane North
Plymouth, Minnesota 55447
If complete sets of Bidding Documents are to be delivered by mail or UPS, Bidders shall include a separate, non-refundable check in the amount of twenty-five dollars ($25.00) per complete set to cover cost of shipping and handling. Partial sets of Bidding Documents will not be made available.
Contracts for work under this bid will obligate the Contractor and subcontractors to maintain policies of employment under provisions of applicable Federal and State laws against discrimination, including, but not limited to, Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Minnesota Statue 363 (These documents may be reviewed at the Office of the Architect).
The accepted Bidder will be required to enter into a Contract with the PROJECT OWNER on the Standard Form of Agreement Between Owner and Contractor (005200).
Prior to submitting a Bid for the Work, the Contractor is required and expected to have examined the project site and premises, and be thoroughly familiarized with the existing conditions under which the Contractor will be obligated to operate or which will in any way affect the Work under this Contract.
Bidders and sub-bidders are further cautioned to familiarize themselves with the contents, alternates, revisions, addenda, General Conditions, Special Conditions, technical provisions of the Specifications, Drawings and the Work of other Contractors. Should the Bidder find discrepancies, or omissions in the Bidding Documents, or should there be doubt as to the intent, the Architect should be notified at once, who may, if necessary, issue written instructions to all Bidders.
Any apparent variance in Bidding Documents from conditions as they exist at the site shall be called to the attention of the Architect before bids are received. Failure to comply with the above shall be at the Contractor’s risk.
NO EXTRAS WILL BE ALLOWED BECAUSE OF THE BIDDER’S MISUNDERSTANDING AS TO THE AMOUNT OF WORK INVOLVED, THE CONTRACTORS OWN ERROR OR NEGLIGENCE, OR FAILURE TO EXAMINE THE SITE. Lack of knowledge of the conditions pertaining to the Work shall not relieve the Contractor from performing all the Work required to complete performance of the Contract.
(Jan. 17, 24)