Multiple Building Renovation

Agency: State Government of Wisconsin
State: Wisconsin
Type of Government: State & Local
NAICS Category:
  • 236220 - Commercial and Institutional Building Construction
Posted Date: Feb 19, 2019
Due Date: Mar 21, 2019
Solicitation No: 17B1O-01 MEP
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The 2013 Wisconsin Act 20 created a mandatory pre-bid contractor certification program and required that all projects over $185,000 (increased to $300,000) are let through Single Prime Bidding and Contracting. All potential bidders must become certified by the Wisconsin Department of Administration (DOA) prior to submitting bids. All bids received from contractors who are not certified will be rejected. Please access the DFD Contractor Certification web page to apply for certification. Please access the DFD Single Prime Bidding and Contracting web page for more information about Single Prime.

The 2017 Wisconsin Act 237 made numerous changes to project thresholds and bidding requirements for state construction projects. Effective April 5, 2018, the threshold for small projects and projects requiring single prime bidding and contracting, have increased to $300,000. In addition, effective July 1, 2018, this law creates an exception to single prime contracting for certain construction projects. Under the new law, if 85% or more of the estimated construction cost of a project could be completed by a single trade MEP (mechanical, electrical, plumbing, or fire protection) contractor, the DOA may bid and contract all work for that construction project directly to a single trade MEP contractor. The changes for single trade contracting take effect for projects advertised for bid after July 1, 2018.

In certain instances, these threshold increases may impact contractor certification levels. Contractors who are currently certified for $300,000 or more in any division of work may bid on small projects up to the new threshold of $300,000. Contractors who are currently certified under $300,000 may only bid on a project up to their current certification level. Beginning July 1, 2018, single trade MEP contractors may bid all work on single trade projects up to their current division of work certification level for that trade. These changes will be automatically updated on WisBuild certification records and should not require any action by the contractor. If you have any questions, please email us at: .

Please note, 2015 Wisconsin Act 55 repealed Wisconsin¡¯s prevailing wage laws on state building projects, effective September 23, 2017. This change does not affect the Federal Davis Bacon Act requirements.

Please be aware that 2017 Wisconsin Act 59 made changes to the applicability of the sale/use tax exemption under Wis. Stat. 77.54(9m) to state construction projects for the University of Wisconsin System and Extension. Please direct questions to the Department of Revenue.

Important Notice:

Please be advised that contractor certifications are only valid for a two year period. Please update and resubmit your application at least 2 months prior to your certification expiration date to allow sufficient time for processing a certification decision. All bids received from contractors who have an expired certification will be rejected. If you have any questions, please email us at: .

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Project Number: 17B1O-01 MEP
Project Title: Multiple Building Renovation
Bid Date: 03/21/2019
Bid ID: 8039
Notes: GPC Bid opening April 4, 2019.
Bid Bond: True
CD Available: False

View/Download Files: (Large files may result in long download times)
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MEP A-1, Invitation to Bidders 17B1O-01-BD MEP A-1 Document.pdf (608.62 KB)
MEP Volume 1 Specification Table of Contents 17B1O-01-BD MEP TOC.pdf (641.78 KB)
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GPC A-1, Invitation to Bidders 17B1O-01-BD GPC A-1 Document.pdf (620.58 KB)
GPC Volume 1 Specification Table of Contents 17B1O-01-BD GPC TOC.pdf (622.16 KB)
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Volume 2 Specification Table of Contents 17B1O-01-BD TOC Volume 2.pdf (697.69 KB)
Specifications Volume 2 Login Required
Drawings Volume 1 Login Required

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Division Project No. 17B1O-01
12 BID OPENING for MEP BIDDERS: 2:00 P.M., March 21, 2019.
15 OWNER: State of Wisconsin, Department of Administration (DOA), Division of Facilities Development,
16 hereinafter termed DFD.
18 NOTICE: Effective January 1, 2014, all potential bidders must be certified by DOA prior to submitting
19 bids on state construction projects over $50,000. All bids received from contractors who are not certified
20 will be rejected. Contractor certification applications and instructions for completing the form may be
21 obtained from the DOA Website DFD Contractor Certification page:
22 or upon request from DFD--
23 email
25 This project is being let using a new single prime bidding and contracting process. DFD will publicly
26 bid the applicable mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection (MEP) divisions of work first. Within
27 5 days of the MEP bid opening, DFD will identify a lowest, qualified, responsible, certified bidder in each
28 applicable MEP division of work. These successful MEP bids must be included in all general prime contractor
29 bids received. No later than 5 days after DFD identifies the successful MEP bids, DFD will publicly open
30 general prime contractor bids. General prime contractor bids that do not include the successful MEP
31 bids will be rejected. The state will enter into a single contract with the lowest, qualified, responsible,
32 certified general prime contractor and this general prime contractor will enter into subcontracts with the
33 successful MEP bidders.
35 Sealed bids will be received at the State of Wisconsin Administration Building, 7th Floor, 101 East Wilson
36 Street, Madison, Wisconsin 53703, before the time indicated above.. The bidder is responsible for the sealed
37 bid being delivered to the indicated location for receipt stamping before the time specified for the bid opening.
38 Third party delivery is entirely at the bidder's risk.
40 In general, the work consists of Envelope upgrades to Building B and Building C to include some re-roof
41 work, brick and stone replacement and tuckpointing, repainting of windows, landscape work and
42 concrete work. Complete recladding of Building D to include removal of existing brick and windows,
43 adding insulation, providing new windows and new brick, and the provision of a new generator and
44 associated spaces and equipment.
46 Bidding documents (drawings, specifications, and addenda) may be obtained only as electronic files (in PDF
47 format): as a downloadable file from the Division’s Projects Bidding website (see website address below)
48 and/or on compact discs or DVD by ordering from the Construction Project Bidding Opportunities webpage.
49 Bidding documents may also be seen at various Builders' Exchanges. Additional project bidding information,
50 including plan holders lists are available on the Division of Facilities Development public website:
51 After opening the web page, select Current
52 Construction Project Bidding Opportunities at the bottom of the screen.
54 Bidder shall identify the division of work they are bidding on when requesting Bidding Documents online.
1 Base Bids will be received as a single lump sum bid for: 2) Fire Protection (Fire Suppression); 3)
2 Plumbing; 4) Mechanical (Heating, Ventilating, Air Conditioning); and 5) Electrical.
4 No deposit is required to obtain documents for bidding purposes.
6 Bid Guarantee in the amount of 10% of the Bid must accompany each bid submitted.
8 NOTICE: The 2017-2019 Wisconsin State Budget (2017 Wisconsin Act 59) repealed Wisconsin’s
9 prevailing wage laws. Effective September 23, 2017, state prevailing wage requirements on state
10 building projects no longer apply. These changes take effect for projects advertised for bid after
11 September 23, 2017. This change does not affect the Federal Davis Bacon Act requirements.
13 A prebid walkthrough will be held on Thursday, March 7, 2019 at 10:00 AM. The prebid
14 walkthrough will begin in room 1307 in Northwest Quad - A building. The street address is 2015 East
15 Newport Ave. Milwaukee, WI 53211.
17 Bidding Documents will be available online immediately upon the project being advertised for bid.

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