24-99397 Lakewood Water Treatment Plant Power Improvements - Construction (due 4/24) Addendum 1

Agency: City of Duluth
State: Minnesota
Type of Government: State & Local
NAICS Category:
  • 236220 - Commercial and Institutional Building Construction
  • 237110 - Water and Sewer Line and Related Structures Construction
  • 237990 - Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
Posted Date: Apr 4, 2024
Due Date: Apr 24, 2024
Solicitation No: 24-99397
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  • 24-99397 Lakewood Water Treatment Plant Power Improvements - Construction (due 4/24)
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    INVITATION TO BID
    Lakewood Water Treatment Plant Power Improvements - Construction
    BID NUMBER: 24-99397
    BIDS DUE: Wednesday, April 24, 2024 at 2:00 PM
    PROJECT DESCRIPTION: This project involves furnishing all labor, work, materials, and equipment
    necessary to upgrade the electrical service to the Lakewood Water Treatment Plant. This will include
    the construction of new electrical service, underground electrical feeders, underground fiberoptic
    communications cable, concrete duct back, powerhouse, medium and low voltage electrical systems
    and installation OWNER furnished equipment.
    ANTICIPATED START DATE: June 10, 2024
    SUBSTANTIAL COMPLETION DATE: December 17, 2026
    PRE-BID MEETING: A virtual pre-bid meeting will be held at 10:00 AM on Thursday, April 11, 2024. A
    meeting invite will be sent to all plan holders prior to the meeting. A link will also be posted on the
    City’s Purchasing site, https://duluthmn.gov/purchasing/bids-request-for-proposals/. All interested
    bidders are encouraged to attend.
    QUESTIONS: Please submit any questions regarding this project via e-mail to purchasing@duluthmn.gov.
    Responses will be issued as an addendum to this solicitation. Deadline to submit questions is April 17,
    2024..
    The selected contractor will be issued a construction contract (draft included in the Standard City
    Contracting Forms in the BidExpress solicitation). Notice to Proceed will be issued once the agreement
    is fully executed.
    Specifications may be viewed and downloaded at no cost at www.bidexpress.com. Bidders must create a
    free account with Bid Express®; and login to search for city projects (search by “City of Duluth” or bid
    number). Bid Express® does charge a nominal fee for bid submission. More information can be found at
    https://www.infotechinc.com/bidding.
    Proposal forms, contract documents, plans and specifications may also be on file at the following offices:
    Minnesota Builder's Exchange, and Builder’s Exchange of Wisconsin.
    INSTRUCTIONS TO BIDDERS
    Bids must be submitted electronically through Bid Express® at www.bidexpress.com. Bid surety in the
    amount of 5% of the total bid must be submitted with each bid. Bid bonds may be submitted electronically,
    either through Surety2000 or Tinubu within the Bid Express solicitation, or emailed to
    purchasing@duluthmn.gov. Paper bid bonds, certified checks or bank drafts payable to the City of Duluth
    may be mailed or dropped off at City Hall, 411 W. 1st Street, Room 120, Duluth, MN 55802. Regardless of
    the method of submission, bid surety must be received by Purchasing prior to the bid opening.
    The City Purchasing Agent or her designee will conduct a public bid opening immediately after the deadline
    for receiving bids. Bidders may view the opening by going to the Purchasing web page
    (https://www.duluthmn.gov/purchasing/bids-request-for-proposals/) and selecting the appropriate link.
    No alternatives to the specification will be considered unless specifically requested. Erasures or other
    changes to the bid must be initialed and dated, however no special conditions shall be made or included in
    the bid form by the bidder
    .
    The City of Duluth reserves the right to split the award where there is a substantial savings to the City, to
    waive informalities and to reject any and all bids. Price may not be the only consideration for bid award.
    Bids must be firm for a minimum of 60 days.
    Please note that the following requirements also apply to this project, and any additional required
    documents must be submitted prior to award/contract execution.
    1. Insurance – Contractor must provide proof of Public Liability and Automobile Liability Insurance with
    limits not less than $1,500,000 Single Limit prior to the commencement of work. The City of Duluth must be
    named as an additional insured. Please refer to the draft Contract, Section 8.
    2. Performance & Payment Bonds – The awarded contractor will be required to submit performance
    and payments bonds in the full amount of the project cost prior to award.
    3. Project Labor Agreement (PLA) - A PLA will be required for any bid that is over or could virtually go
    over $150,000. A copy of the City standard PLA is included in this package.
    4. Community Benefits Provisions - A Community Benefits Best Efforts Plan will be required for any
    project that includes a PLA. The required form is included in the bid package, as well as a link to additional
    community benefits information, including the program specifications and a process flowchart.
    5. Out of State Contractor - Unless a State of Minnesota Certificate of Exemption is provided, any out-
    of-state bidder receiving a bid award will have 8% retained from invoice payments on any contracts over
    $50,000. Submit a signed copy of the signed exemption form when submitting Payment and Performance
    Bonds. This form may be found at: https://www.minnstate.edu/system/finance/facilities/design-
    construction/pm_emanual/doc/DIV00%204547%20SDE%20Form%20Exhibit%20B%204-12-19.pdf
    6. Prevailing Wage - Not less than the minimum salaries and prevailing wages as set forth in
    the contract documents must be paid on this project.
    The City of Duluth is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Contractor shall comply with all applicable Equal
    Employment Opportunity laws and regulations.
    CITY OF DULUTH
    Patrice Stalvig
    Purchasing Agent

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