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NOTICE TO BIDDERS
Sealed bids will be received at City Secretary's Office, 1110 Houston Street, Laredo, Texas until 4:00 PM on
Thursday, December 9. 202 L and publicly opened at 10:00 AM on Friday, December I 0, 2021 read and taken
under advisement for the furnishing of all necessary materials, machinery, equipment, labor, superintendence,
and all other services and appurtenances required for the Manadas Creek Wastewater Treatment Plat.
Said bid shall be marked,
Manadas Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant
The scope of work shall include a new Wastewater Treatment Plant with a pennitted treatment capacity of 4.75
MGD and consist of two gravity interceptor pipe systems, liquid treatment process including lift station,
headworks screening, odor control system, extended air activated sludge aeration basins, secondary clarification,
RAS/WAS pump station, ultra-violet disinfection and associated yard piping, controls and gravity pipe outfall to
Manadas Creek Tributary 2. Solids handling processes include thickening of WAS, aerated sludge holding tank,
gravity belt thickening and belt filter press dewatering. The facility is master planned for a future conversion to
complete mix activated sludge aeration to accommodate ultimate projected flows (9.5 MGD).
Contract time is Thirty (520) working days
Each proposal and the proposal guaranty must be originals and must be sealed in an envelope plainly marked
with the name of the project as shown above, and the name and address of the Bidder. When submitted by mail,
this envelope shall be placed in another envelope addressed as indicated in this Notice to Bidders.
Only proposals and proposal guaranties actually in the hands of the designated official at the time set in this
Notice to Bidders shall be considered. Proposals submitted by telephone, telegraph, or fax, will not be
The City reserves the right to reject any and all bids. Bidders are expressly advised to review Section C-3.10 of
the General Conditions of the proposed Contract as to the causes which may lead to the disqualification of a
bidder and/or the rejection of a bid proposal. Unless all bids rejected, Owner agrees to give Notice of Award of
Contract to the successful bidder within sixty (60) days from the date of the bid opening.
Bidders are expected to inspect the site of the work and infonn themselves regarding all local conditions.
A Mandatory Virtual Pre-bid meeting is scheduled for Thursday, November 18, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. at:
https://us06web.zoom.us/j/86566788269 Meeting ID: 865 6678 8269.
TWDB INSTRUCTIONS TO BIDDERS
1. Contingent Award of Contract
This contract is contingent upon release of funds from the Texas Water Development Board (TWDB).
Any contract(s) awarded under this Invitation for Bids is/are expected to be funded in part by a loan or
loan with principal forgiveness from the TWDB and a grant from the United States Environmental
Protection Agency, U.S. EPA. Neither the State of Texas, the U.S. EPA, nor any of its departments,
agencies, or employees, are or will be a party to this [nvitation for Bids or any resulting contract.
2. Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Goals
The Texas Water Development Board's Clean Water and Drinking Water State Revolving Fund programs
receive federal funds from the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). As a condition of federal
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grant awards, EPA regulations require that loan recipients make a "good faith effort" to award a fair share
of work to Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE) who are Minority Business Enterprises (MBE's),
and Women-owned Business Enterprises (WBE's) whenever procuring construction, supplies, services
and equipment. More information on DBE requirements is available in TWDB-0550 Supplemental
Contract Conditions Part 14, located in Section A-14 of this Project Manual. Disadvantaged Business
The current fair share goals for the State of Texas are as follows:
3. Davis-Bacon Wage Rate Requirements
a) Davis-Bacon prevailing wage requirements apply to the construction, alteration or repair of
treatment works carried out, in whole or in part, with assistance made available by the Clean
Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) or a construction project financed, in whole or in part,
from the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF).
b) The Davis-Bacon prevailing wage requirements apply to Contractors and Subcontractors
performing on federally funded or assisted contracts in excess of $2,000 for the construction,
alteration or repair (including painting) of a treatment works project under the CWSRF or a
construction project under the DWSRF.
c) For prime contracts in excess of $100,000, Contractors and Subcontractors must also, under the
provisions of the Contract Work Hours and Safety Standards Act, as amended, pay laborers and
mechanics, including guards and watchmen, at least one and one-half times their regular rate of
pay for all hours worked over 40 in a workweek. The Fair Labor Standards Act may also apply to
Davis-Bacon covered contracts.
d) Any contracts in excess of $2,000 must include the provisions of the Davis-Bacon Wage Rate
Requirements. If the Owner (sub-recipient) is a governmental entity such as a city or district, it
must insert in full the contract clauses found in TWDB Guidance DB-0156, Appendix 1: Section
3, Section 4 if the contract exceeds $100,000, and Section 5. If the Owner (sub-recipient) is a
non-governmental entity such as a water supply corporation or a private company, it must insert
in full the contract clauses found in TWDB Guidance DB- 0156, Appendix 2: Section 3, Section
4 if the contract exceeds $100,000, and Section 5. The Owner (sub-recipient) must ensure all
prime contracts require the same full text in any subcontracts. See TWDB Guidance DB-0156 for
the text of the contract language that must be included.
Additional information on Davis-Bacon Wage Rate Requirements and its applicability to this
contract can be found in TWDB Guidance DB-0156.
4. American Iron and Steel
Any contract(s) awarded under this Invitation for Bids is/are subject to the American Iron and Steel (AIS)
requirements of Section 608 of the Federal Water Pollution Control act.
5. Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color,
religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age (40 or
older), disability, or genetic information. Bidders on this work will be required to comply with
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the Department of Labor regulations at 41 CFR Part 60-4, relating to Construction Contractors-
Affirmative Action Requirements, which include the President's Executive Order No. 11246, as
amended by Executive Order No. 11375 and Executive Order No. 13672, in the award and
administration of contracts awarded under TWDB financial assistance agreements. Failure by the
Contractor to carry out these requirements is a material breach, which may result in the termination of
the awarded financial assistance.
6. Debarment and Suspension Certification
This contract is subject to the federal requirements of Subpart C of 2 CFR Part 180 and Part 1532
regarding Debarment and Suspension. The Contractor will comply with the assurances provided with
the bid that leads to a contract.
7. Bid Guarantee
Each bidder shall furnish a bid guarantee equivalent to five percent of the bid price (Water Code
17.183). If a bid bond is provided, the Contractor shall utilize a surety company which is authorized
to do business in Texas in accordance with Surety Bonds and Related Instruments, Chapter 3503 of
the Insurance Code.
8. Forms to be submitted with Bid:
• WRD-255, Bidder's Certifications regarding Equal Employment Opportunity and Non
• SRF-404, Certification Regarding Debarment, Suspension and Other Responsibility
Matters, (to be completed and submitted by the sub-recipient).
• Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Construction Contract Phase Forms:
Submit Form To
Copies of the plans and specifications may be reviewed free of charge at the office of the City Utilities Dept.,
5816 Daugherty Ave., Laredo, Texas. Digital Copies may be accessed and downloaded free of charge at
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