NOTICE TO BIDDERS
OF ADVERTISEMENT FOR SEALED BIDS FOR PROPOSED PUBLIC
TO BE KNOWN AS:
Blairs Ferry Elevated Tank Demolition
Demolition of multicolumn steel elevated storage tank and appurtenances.
AND LOCATED AT:
1001 Blairs Ferry Rd NE, Cedar Rapids, IA.
Contract No. 6250080-02
Description of Work
The Work generally consists of the demolition of the Blairs Ferry Elevated Tank. This includes the removal
of the two hundred thousand gallon multicolumn tank, the associated well house, foundations, select
underground piping, and restoration of the site. The Engineer’s opinion of probable construction cost for
the Work is $165,000. The project located at 1001 Blairs Ferry Rd. NE, Cedar Rapids, IA.
Type of Bid
Bids shall be on a lump sum basis.
Contract Time Information
August 1, 2020 (anticipated)
December 18, 2020: Elevated Tank – Demolished down to grade
Final Completion: May 31, 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 June 24, 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 in the Public Works Department. The bids will be opened and read aloud at 11:00 a.m.
on June 24, 2020, at City Services Center, 500 15th Avenue SW in Cedar Rapids.
Cedar Rapids Statewide Urban Design and Specifications, 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 1:00 p.m. on June 9, 2020. Due to health concerns, physical
attendance at the Pre-Bid conference will not be open. Representatives of OWNER and
ENGINEER will be present to discuss the Project. Bidders are encouraged to participate in the
conference via zoom meeting/teleconference. The site of the project is open to the public. Prospective
bidders are encouraged to review the site conditions.
Meeting URL: https://hrgreen.zoom.us/j/95650586876?pwd=VzNDblRIL0t6TTRHTm9YQ0VBRzBaQT09
Meeting ID: 956 5058 6876
January 16, 2020
Join by Telephone:
US: +1 312 626 6799 or +1 651 372 8299 or 877 853 5247 (Toll Free) or 888 788 0099 (Toll Free)
Meeting ID: 956 5058 6876
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
1111 Shaver Road NE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
Ph. 319 286-5950
Document Processing Center
30 Technology Parkway South, Ste
Norcross, GA 30092-2912
Ph. 800 424-3996
Master Builders of Iowa
221 Park Street
Des Moines, IA 50309
Ph. 515 288-8904
North Iowa Builders Exchange
9 North Federal Ave.
Mason City, IA 50401
Dodge Plan Room
3315 Central Ave
Hot Springs, AR 71913
Ph. 913 669-6837
8710 Earhart Ln SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
Ph. 319 841-4376
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.
January 16, 2020
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 26th day of May, 2020.
Amy Stevenson, City Clerk
Posted to City of Cedar Rapids web site and statewide services 27th day of May, 2020
January 16, 2020