NOTICE TO BIDDERS
ALLEN COUNTY, OHIO
OFFICE OF THE ALLEN COUNTY ENGINEER
ALL CR VAR GR FY 19
GUARDRAIL SAFETY IMPROVEMENT PROJECT
PID NO. 97438; FED PROJ NO. E150426
Sealed bids will be received at the office of the Board of Allen County Commissioners, Allen County
Courthouse, City of Lima, Ohio, until 11:00 A. M., Friday, February 23, 2018, at which time they will
be opened and publicly read aloud. Bids will be for the replacement of guardrail at various locations in
Allen County, as listed in these plans. This also includes the replacement of posts, block-outs and anchor
assemblies. All work shall conform to the specifications in the ODOT L&D Manual ~ Section 600. The
DBE factor for this project is 5%.
Bids will be accepted only from Contractors who perform at least 50% of the cost of the project and are
prequalified with the State of Ohio, Department of Transportation, per Section 102.01 AS MODIFIED
HEREIN of the State of Ohio, Department of Transportation Construction and Material Specifications,
dated January 1, 2016. Subcontractors must also be prequalified unless they perform 15% or less of the
total bid. Further requirements are listed in the Instructions to Bidders.
No contract shall be entered into unless the bidder possesses a valid Certificate of Compliance with
Affirmative Action Programs, issued by the State EEO Coordinator, Certification Section, 77 South High
Street, 24th Floor, Columbus, Ohio 43215, dated no later than 180 days prior to the fixed bid opening date.
Each bidder is required to furnish with its proposal, a Bid Guarantee and Contract Bond in accordance
with Section 153.54 and 153.571 of the Ohio Revised Code. Bid security furnished in Bond form, shall
be issued by a Surety Company or Corporation licensed in the State of Ohio to provide said surety.
Each Proposal must contain the full name of the party or parties submitting the Proposal and all persons
interested therein. Each bidder must submit evidence of its experiences on projects of similar size and
complexity and a complete listing of all subcontractors to be used. The owner intends and requires that
all work embodied in this Proposal, together with all additions will be completed by the Contract
Completion Date AUGUST 17, 2018.
Bidders must comply with the prevailing wage rates on Public Improvements in Allen County, Ohio as
determined by the Davis-Bacon Act (Davis-Bacon Wage Determination Database).
Construction plans, specifications and contract documents may be obtained from the office of the Allen
County Engineer; 1501 N. Sugar Street; Lima, Ohio 45801-3136. There will be a $ 20.00 charge per bid
package, which is non-refundable. Checks should be made payable to the Allen County Engineer.
All bids shall be sealed and addressed to the Board of Allen County Commissioners; Court of Appeals
Building, 3rd Floor; 204 North Main Street; Lima, Ohio 45801 and marked “SEALED BID: ALL CR
VAR GR FY 19 - GUARDRAIL SAFETY IMPROVEMENT PROJECT” on the outside of the
Ohio Revised Code Section 9.31 allows certain conditions where a bid may be withdrawn. Notice of a
claim of right to withdraw such bid must be made in writing filed with the contracting authority within
two business days after the conclusion of the bid opening procedure.