NOTICE TO BIDDERS
OF ADVERTISEMENT FOR SEALED BIDS FOR PROPOSED PUBLIC
TO BE KNOWN AS:
Bever Reservoir Rehabilitation
Concrete restoration, crack injection, sealant replacement, and protective coating application to a below
grade, conventionally reinforced concrete potable water storage reservoir.
AND LOCATED AT:
The Cedar Rapids Water Department Bever Reservoir, 2700 Bever Ave SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52403.
Contract No. 6250069-03
Description of Work
The Work generally consists of concrete restoration, coating application, and other miscellaneous work
related to the rehabilitation of an existing, below grade, conventionally reinforced concrete potable water
storage reservoir. The project is located at 2700 Bever Ave SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52403. The City
Engineer’s opinion of probable construction cost for the Work is $850,000.
Type of Bid
Bids shall be on a unit price basis.
Contract Time Information
December 1, 2020
March 31, 2021 – Substantial Completion
Final Completion: April 30, 2021
Bid Opening Time, Date and Location
Sealed bids will be received at the Public Works Department at the City Services Center, 2nd Floor, 500
15th Avenue SW in Cedar Rapids, Iowa before 11:00 a.m. on April 15, 2020. Bids that are not received
before this time will not be opened. The time a bid is submitted shall be determined by the time stamp
machine maintained by the Public Works Department. The bids will be opened and read aloud at
11:00 a.m. on April 15, 2020, at City Services Center, 500 15th Avenue SW in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
Cedar Rapids Metropolitan Area Standard Specifications and Details, current version, are applicable to
this project and are available for purchase at the City of Cedar Rapids Public Works Department, on the
City of Cedar Rapids’ website (www.cedar-rapids.org) and the City of Marion Engineering Department.
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 or for applying for reimbursement for such taxes
paid. Sales and Use taxes shall not be included in the Bid.
A pre-Bid conference will be held at 10:00 a.m. on March 23, 2020 at the Water Department
Administration Building, located at 1111 Shaver Road NE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402. Representatives of
OWNER and ENGINEER will be present to discuss the Project. Bidders are encouraged to attend and
participate in the conference. ENGINEER will transmit to all prospective Bidders of record such Addenda
as ENGINEER considers necessary in response to questions arising at the conference. Oral statements
may not be relied upon and will not be binding or legally effective.
December 12, 2013
Examination and Procurement of Documents
Copies of the Bidding Documents may be obtained only through the City of Cedar Rapids’ Plan Room at
https://www.cedarrapidsplanroom.com/; or via the Rapids Reproductions website
(https://rapidsrepro.com/planroom/, select “City of Cedar Rapids Plan Room”); by phone at 319-364-2473;
or in person at 6015 Huntington Ct NE, Cedar Rapids IA 52402, in accordance with the Instructions to
Bidders. No deposit will be required for the documents.
Bid Documents may be examined at the following locations:
City of Cedar Rapids
Document Processing Center
1111 Shaver Road NE
30 Technology Parkway South, Ste 100
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
Norcross, GA 30092-2912
Ph. 319 286-5950
Ph. 800 424-3996
North Iowa Builders Exchange
9 North Federal Ave.
Mason City, IA 50401
Go to: http://buildingnorthiowa.com/contacts/
Dodge Plan Room
3315 Central Ave
Hot Springs, AR 71913
Ph. 913 669-6837
Bid Security and Other Bonds
Bid security, as defined in Section 26.8 of the Iowa Code, in the amount of FIVE percent of the Bid must
accompany each Bid. The successful bidder shall be required to provide performance and payment
bonds, each in the amount of 100 percent of the Contract Price.
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 affidavit attesting to this practice.
Applicable Laws and Regulations
By virtue of statutory authority, preference will be given to Iowa produced products and Iowa domestic
labor to the extent lawfully required under State Statutes, providing that award of contract will be made to
the bidder submitting the lowest responsible bid.
In all contracts to be awarded for a public improvement, which shall include building or construction Work
to be paid for in whole or in part by the use of funds of the municipality, resident bidders shall be allowed
a preference against nonresident bidders from a state or foreign country which gives or requires a
preference to bidders from that state or foreign country. The preference is equal to the preference given
or required by the state or foreign country with which the nonresident bidder is a resident. “Resident
bidder” means a person authorized to transact business in Iowa and having a place of business for
transacting business within Iowa at which it is and had conducted business for at least six months prior to
the first advertisement for the public improvement and in the case of a corporation, at least fifty percent of
the common stock is owned by residents of this state. If another state or foreign country has a more
stringent definition of a resident bidder, the more stringent definition is applicable as to bidders from that
state or foreign country.
December 12, 2013
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 such contracts as it deems in the best interest of the City.
The City reserves the right to defer acceptance of any proposal for 45 calendar days after the bids have
been received and opened.
By order of the City Council, City of Cedar Rapids.
Dated this 10th day of March, 2020.
Amy Stevenson, City Clerk
Posted to City of Cedar Rapids web site and statewide services 11th day of March, 2020.
December 12, 2013