NOTICE TO BIDDERS
NOTICE TO BIDDERS OF ADVERTISEMENTS FOR SEALED BIDS FOR
PROPOSED PUBLIC IMPROVEMENT
TO BE KNOWN AS ADIRONDACK DRIVE NE STORM SEWER IMPROVEMENTS
Contract No. 304413-01
Description of Public Improvement
The Public Improvement, upon which bids are requested, generally consists of removing and replacing
approximately 435 LF of storm sewer, new intakes, borrow material, rip-rap, and installation of erosion
protection; located between 3122 and 3126 Adirondack Drive NE to approximate 350-feet east of the
centerline of Adirondack Drive NE. The Engineer’s estimate of probable cost is $240,000.
Type of Bid
Bids shall be on a Unit Price basis.
Contract Time Information
Early Start Date: Upon Receipt of Notice to Proceed
Late Start Date: 03/4/2022
Milestone 1 (04/01/2022) - Completion of Tree Felling Activities.
Final Completion: Working Days - 40
Bid Opening, Time, Date and Location
Bids shall be submitted to the City's IonWave website (http://citycrbids.ionwave.net) before 11:00 a.m. on
December 8, 2021. Bids must be completed and submitted by this time, or the website will not accept your
submission. The bids will be accessed online, opened and read aloud at 11:00 a.m. on December 8, 2021
remotely via teleconference. To listen, dial 319-286-5098 and enter the participant number 695-1742. The
teleconference will become available approximately 10 minutes prior to the submission deadline.
Iowa Statewide Urban Design and Specifications (SUDAS), and City of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, General
Supplemental Specifications to SUDAS, 2021 edition are applicable to this project, and are available on the
City of Cedar Rapids’ website (www.cedar-rapids.org).
Items included in the Project are exempt from State of Iowa and Local Option Sales and Use Taxes.
Contractor is responsible for obtaining the exemption. Sales and Use taxes shall not be included in the Bid.
A pre-Bid conference has not been scheduled for this Project.
Examination and Procurement of Documents
Copies of the Bidding Documents may be obtained through the website at
https://citycrbids.ionwave.net. No deposit will be required for the documents. To obtain a paper copy of
the plans, go to www.rapidsreproplanroom.com.
Bid Documents may be examined at the following locations:
City of Cedar Rapids
Public Works Department
500 15th Avenue SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
Ph. 319 286-5802
Master Builders of Iowa
221 Park Street
Des Moines, IA 50309
Ph. 515 288-8904
Contractors of Iowa
701 East Court Ave, Ste. B
Des Moines IA 50309
North Iowa Builders Exchange
9 North Federal Ave.
Mason City, IA 50401
Shoemaker & Haaland
329 Tenth Avenue SE, Suite 215
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401
Ph. (319) 286-8888
Dodge Plan Room
3315 Central Ave
Hot Springs, AR 71913
Ph. 913 669-6837
Document Processing Center
30 Technology Parkway S
Norcross, GA 30092-2912
Ph. 800 424-3996
Bid Security and Other Bonds
Each bidder shall accompany its bid with bid security as defined in Iowa Code Section 26.8, as security that
the successful bidder will enter into a contract for the work bid upon and will furnish after the award of
contract a corporate surety bond, in a form acceptable to the Jurisdiction, for the faithful performance of the
contract, in an amount equal to one hundred percent (100%) of the amount of the contract. The bidder’s
security shall be in the amount of five percent (5%) of the bid and shall be in the form of a cashier’s check
or a certified check drawn on an FDIC insured bank in Iowa or on an FDIC insured bank chartered under
the laws of the United States; or a certified share draft drawn on a credit union in Iowa or chartered under
the laws of the United States; or a bid bond on the form provided in the contract documents executed by a
corporation authorized to contract as a surety in the State of Iowa. Bid security, other than said bid bond,
shall be made payable to the City of Cedar Rapids. The bid shall contain no condition except as provided
in the specifications.
Drug Free Workplace
The City of Cedar Rapids seeks to enhance worker safety by creating workplaces that are free of drugs
and substance abuse. All contractors and subcontractors shall be responsible for pre-employment drug
screening of prospective employees. All contractors and subcontractors shall have in place a drug and
alcohol testing policy that conforms to the requirements of Iowa Code, and will be required to submit with
their bid an acknowledgement attesting to this practice.
Applicable Laws and Regulations
By virtue of statutory authority, preference will be given to products and provisions grown and coal produced
within the State of Iowa, and to Iowa domestic labor, to the extent lawfully required under Iowa Code
In accordance with Iowa statutes, a resident bidder shall be allowed a preference as against a nonresident
bidder from a state or foreign country if that state or foreign country gives or requires any preference to
bidders from that state or foreign country, including but not limited to any preference to bidders, the
imposition of any type of labor force preference, or any other form of preferential treatment to bidders or
laborers from that state or foreign country. The preference allowed shall be equal to the preference given
or required by the state or foreign country in which the nonresident bidder is a resident. In the instance of
a resident labor force preference, a nonresident bidder shall apply the same resident labor force preference
to a public improvement in this state as would be required in the construction of a public improvement by
the state or foreign country in which the nonresident bidder is a resident.
The City of Cedar Rapids, in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 78 Stat. 252, 42U.S.C.
2000d to 2000d-4 and Title 49, Code of Federal Regulations, Department of Transportation, Subtitle A,
Office of the Secretary, Part 21, Nondiscrimination in Federally-assisted programs of the Department of
Transportation issued pursuant to such Act, hereby notifies all bidders that it will affirmatively insure that in
any contract entered into pursuant to this advertisement, minority business enterprises will be afforded full
opportunity to submit bids in response to this invitation and will not be discriminated against on the grounds
of race, color, or national origin in consideration for an award.
OWNER’s Right to Reject Bids
The City Council of the City of Cedar Rapids reserves the right to reject any and all bids, to waive
informalities and technicalities, and to enter into such contracts as it deems to be in the best interest of the
City. The City reserves the right to defer acceptance of any proposal for 60 calendar days after the bids
have been received and opened.
By order of the City Council, City of Cedar Rapids.
Dated this 9th day of November, 2021.
Amy Stevenson, City Clerk
Posted to City of Cedar Rapids website and statewide services on the 10th day of November, 2021.