Agency: Rock County
State: Wisconsin
Type of Government: State & Local
NAICS Category:
  • 327390 - Other Concrete Product Manufacturing
  • 562991 - Septic Tank and Related Services
Posted Date: Dec 9, 2019
Due Date: Dec 19, 2019
Solicitation No: 2020-16 SPEC
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2020-16 SPEC



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Bids due in Rock County Purchasing Division by: December 19, 2019 - 1:30 P.M. local time.
Bids received after this date and time shall be rejected.
Bids must remain in effect 90 days from due date.
Address Bid to:
Jodi Millis, Purchasing Manager
Rock County Courthouse
Purchasing Division
51 S. Main Street
Janesville WI. 53545
Rock County is accepting sealed bids for the purchase and installation of a prefabricated,
precast vault toilet building at the Rock County Indianford Park located at 3895 Riverside Drive
in Edgerton, Wisconsin.
Rock County reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids; to waive any technicality or
error in any bid or part therein, and to accept the same or combinations, in whole or in part,
whichever is deemed to be in the best interest of Rock County.
Contracts are awarded to the lowest, most qualified, responsible and responsive bidder on the
basis of the base bid and full consideration of any or all alternatives, as may be in the best
interest of Rock County. In determining the award of contract, Rock County shall consider the
scope of the work involved, timeliness of delivery, competency of bidder, bidder’s ability to
render satisfactory service, and past performance. If two or more bidders submit identical bids,
Rock County shall make award to bidder of its choice and such decision shall be final.
The bidder is required to submit two (2) copies (one original marked as such and one copy) of
their bid in a sealed envelope marked ITB #2020-16 to Jodi Millis, Financial Services Purchasing
Division, 51 South Main, Janesville, WI 53545. All bids must be received by 1:30 p.m. (local
time), December 19, 2019. Any bid submitted after this date and time shall be rejected. Vendors
are responsible for ensuring that the above office receives their bid before the deadline. No faxed
or electronic bids shall be accepted.
Bid "packets" must be clearly labeled with vendor name, return address, bid title, date and the
name of the vendor's primary contact for bid questions.
Bids shall be signed with named printed below signature. Where Bidder is a Corporation, Bid must
be signed with the legal name of the Corporation followed by the legal signature of an officer
authorized to bind the Corporation to contract.
All questions concerning this Invitation to Bid shall be submitted in writing to Jodi Millis.
Questions shall be received by 12:00 noon (local time), December 5, 2019. Questions
received after this date and time will not be answered. Questions may be faxed to (608) 757-
5539 or e-mailed to
No verbal explanation or instructions shall be given in regard to the meaning of the drawings or
specifications during the bid period. Bidders shall bring inadequacies, omissions or conflicts to
Rock County’s attention in writing by the question cut-off date and time. If necessary, answers to
questions shall be provided to all specification holders in the form of an addendum. Addendum
shall include a list of each question received and Rock County’s response.
All changes in or interpretations of the Bidding Documents prior to bid opening shall be made by
written addenda issued by Rock County to each recipient of the Bidding Documents on record. All
addenda shall be issued no later than 72 hours prior to bid opening. All addenda or notice of
addenda shall be posted on Rock County’s website,
Issue Invitation to Bid
Questions Due
Amendments Issued by
Bids Due
Evaluation of Bids
Governing Committee Approval
Contract Execution
12/05/19 12 Noon
12/11/19 5:00 p.m.
12/19/19 1:30 p.m.
12/19/19 01/14/20
Vendors not involved in the final selection process shall be notified in writing. The above
schedule is for informational purposes only and is in no way binding upon Rock County.
All vendor-supplied materials, including the vendor's bid, become the property of Rock County.
We shall work with vendors to meet their confidentiality requirements, provided that they are
within reason. All vendor confidential material must have each page clearly marked as
confidential. Rock Countys determination to treat matters as public or confidential under the
Wisconsin Open Records Law shall be final.
Rock County shall not be liable in any way for any costs incurred by the offerors in the presentation
of their bid in response to this Invitation to Bid nor for the presentation of their bid and/or
participation in any discussions or negotiations.
Bids submitted shall be in strict compliance with the Invitation to Bid. Failure to comply with all
provisions on the ITB may result in disqualification. Failure to visit the site or failure to examine
any and all Contract Documents shall in no way relieve the successful Bidder from necessity of
furnishing any materials or equipment, or performing any work, that may be required to
complete the work in accordance with the drawings and specifications. Neglect of the above
requirements shall not be accepted as reason for the delay in the work or additional
Products and services that are not specifically addressed in this Invitation to Bid, but which are
necessary to provide functional capabilities proposed by the offeror, must be included in the bid.
In connection with the performance of work under this contract, the contractor agrees not to
discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of age, race, religion,
color, handicap, sex, physical condition, developmental disability as defined in s.51.01 (5)(a),
sexual orientation, national origin, or military service as defined in §111.355(1), Wis. Stats. This
provision shall include, but not be limited to the following: employment, upgrading, demotion, or
transfer; recruitment or recruitment advertising; layoff or termination; rates of pay or other forms
of compensation; and selection for training, including apprenticeship. The contractor further
agrees to take affirmative action to ensure equal employment opportunities. The contractor
agrees to post in conspicuous places, available for employees and applicants for employment,
notices to be provided by the contracting officer setting forth the provisions of the non-
discrimination clause (Wisconsin Statutes S.16.765 (2).
The contractor to perform services for Rock County shall indemnify, hold harmless, and defend
Rock County, its officers, agents, and employees from any and all liability including claims,
demands, losses, costs, damages and expenses of any kind and description or damage to person
or property arising out of or in connection with or occurring during the course of any agreement
between the contractor and Rock County where such liability is founded upon or grows out of the
acts, omissions, negligence or misconduct of any agents or employees of the contractor.
The Contractor further agrees that in order to protect itself and County it shall at all times during the
term of this agreement keep in force and effect worker's compensation, comprehensive general,
and auto liability insurance policies by a company or companies authorized to do business in
Wisconsin with limits of:
Personal and bodily injury Per person $1,000,000
Per accident $2,000,000
Property damage:
Each Occurrence $500,000
Coverage shall apply as primary with County named as an added insured. Contractor shall furnish
satisfactory proof of insurance to County prior to the date of Contract Execution, or commencing
work for the County.
Any Bidder may be required to furnish evidence satisfactory to Rock County that the Bidder and
proposed subcontractors have sufficient means, expertise, financial ability, and experience in the
types of work bid to assure completion of the Contract in a satisfactory manner.
The Contractor certifies through signing their Bid that neither the Contractor nor any of its
principals are debarred, suspended, proposed for debarment or declared ineligible by any
federal department or agency. In addition, the Contractor shall notify Rock County within five
business days in writing by registered mail if the Contractor or its principals receive a
designation from the federal government that they are debarred, suspended, proposed for
debarment, or declared ineligible by a federal agency.
Deviations and exceptions from terms, conditions, or specifications shall be described fully
under the bidder’s letterhead, signed, and attached to the Bid. In the absence of such
statements, the bid shall be accepted as in strict compliance with all terms, conditions, and
specifications and the bidder shall be held liable.
When substitutions are bid, they must be identified by manufacturer, stock number, and other
descriptive information to establish equivalencies. Rock County shall be the sole judge of
Rock County reserves the right to disqualify Bids, before and after opening upon evidence of
collusion with the intent to defraud or other illegal practices upon the part of the Bidder.
Quantities shown within the Invitation to Bid are based upon estimated needs. The County
reserves the right to increase or decrease quantities to meet actual needs or availability of
All respondents must disclose with their Bid, the name of any officer, director or agent who is also
an officer or employee of Rock County. Further, all respondents must disclose the name of any
Rock County officer or employee who owns, directly or indirectly, any interest in the vendor's firm
or any of its branches. Failure to disclose this information shall result in disqualification of Bid
and/or cancellation of Contract. Rock County reserves the right to seek damages for recoupment
of losses in having to re-let or reassign.
All contracts are governed under the laws of the State of Wisconsin and are made at Rock
County, Wisconsin, and venue for any legal action to enforce the terms of the agreement shall
be in Rock County Circuit Court.
No right or duty in whole or in part by the contractor under any purchasing contract may be
assigned or delegated without the written consent of Rock County.
Failure of the contractor to adhere to the delivery schedule that is specified or to promptly
replace rejected materials renders the contractor liable for all costs in excess of contract price if
alternate procurement is necessary. Excess costs include administrative costs.
By accepting a contract or purchase order from Rock County, the vendor or contractor
guarantees that the sale or use of the items or goods being provided shall not infringe any
United States patent, and covenants that it shall at its own expense defend every suit which
may be brought against Rock County, (provided that such party is promptly notified of such suit,
and all papers therein are delivered to it) for any alleged infringement of any patent by reason of
the sale or use of such article or articles, and agrees that it shall pay all costs, damages and
profits recoverable in such suit. The party selling to Rock County guarantees that the items or
goods being provided were manufactured in accordance with applicable federal labor laws.
Unless otherwise indicated in the Invitation to Bid, all materials shall be first quality. Items which
are used, obsolete, or which have been discontinued are unacceptable without prior written
approval by Rock County.

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