Reflectorizing Spheres for Traffic Paint #PUR0220-173

Agency: City of Cedar Rapids
State: Iowa
Type of Government: State & Local
NAICS Category:
  • 237310 - Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction
  • 325510 - Paint and Coating Manufacturing
Posted Date: Feb 26, 2020
Due Date: Mar 4, 2020
Solicitation No: #PUR0220-173
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Reflectorizing Spheres for Traffic Paint

Scope of Work:
The City of Cedar Rapids is seeking bids from qualified Contractors for the as-needed purchase and delivery of Reflectorizing Spheres for Traffic Paint for the Public Works Department- Traffic Engineering Division.

Issue Date:
February 26, 2020

Pre-Bid Meeting Date:

Submittal Due Date:
Wednesday, March 4, 2020 by 3:00 pm
City Hall
101 First Street SE
Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Bid Bond:

Bid Documents:
Bid Document
Attachment D

It is the bidder’s responsibility to review this website for new information and addendums to the original bid.

Bid Results:

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“Cedar Rapids is a vibrant urban hometown – a beacon for people and businesses that are invested in
building a greater community now and for the next generation.”
February 26, 2020
RFB #PUR0220-173
Prepared by
City of Cedar Rapids
Purchasing Services Division
Section Number Section Name
Notice of Request for Bids (RFB)
Instructions to Bidders
Special Terms and Conditions
Scope of Work and Specifications
Bid Evaluation and Award
Submittal Instructions
Attachment Name
Standard Terms and Conditions
Insurance Requirements
Submittal Forms
(General Company Information, Certification Regarding Ability to Obtain Required Insurance, Bid Pricing Submittal Form,
Signature Page Form, Buy Local Packet)
1.1 Notice of Request for Bid
Notice is hereby given that sealed bids will be received before 3:00pm CST on Wednesday, March 4, 2020, at the
Purchasing Services Division in City Hall, 101 First Street SE, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52401 for the as-needed purchase
and delivery of Reflectorizing Spheres for Traffic Paint as requested by the City of Cedar Rapids Traffic Engineering
1.2 RFB Timeline
Name of the Bid
Reflectorizing Spheres for Traffic Paint, RFB #PUR0220-173
Date of Issuance
February 26, 2020
Deadline for Questions
Friday, February 28, 2020 at 3:00pm CST
Deadline for Bid Submittal
Wednesday, March 4, 2020 before 3:00pm CST
Proposals time stamped 3:00pm or after are late
Recommendation for Award
March 2020
Submit Bid to: 
Submit in a sealed envelope.
Address exactly as stated.
Purchasing Services Office Hours are
8 am to 5 pm, Monday - Friday
Sealed Bid: Reflectorizing Spheres for Traffic Paint,
RFB #PUR0220-173
Purchasing Services Division-City Hall
101 First Street SE
Cedar Rapids IA 52401
Method of Submittal
US Mail, Overnight Delivery or In Person
Electronic and fax bids are not acceptable
Contact Person, Title
E-mail Address
Heather Mell, CPPB, Purchasing Agent
Phone/ Fax Numbers
Phone: 319-286-5117
Fax: 888-815-3659
1.3 The City is not responsible for delays occasioned by the U.S. Postal Service, the internal mail delivery system of the
City, or any other means of delivery employed by the Bidder. Similarly, the City is not responsible for, and will not
open, any bid responses that are received on or after the time stated above. Late submittals will be retained in
the RFB file, unopened. No responsibility will be attached to any person for premature opening of a bid not
properly identified.
1.4 Bids will be publicly opened on Wednesday, March 4, 2020 at 3:00pm CST (our clock) in City Hall, 101 First Street
SE, Cedar Rapids 52401. The main purpose of this opening is to read the name(s) of the Bidders(s) and the
submitted pricing, not to serve as a forum for determining the apparent low bidder(s).
1.5 Bids will be evaluated promptly after opening. After an award is made, a bid tabulation summary will be sent to
all companies who submitted a bid. Bid results will not be given over the telephone or prior to award. Bids may
be withdrawn any time prior to the scheduled closing time for receipt of bids; no bid may be modified or withdrawn
for a period of sixty (60) calendar days thereafter.
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This Project is not federally funded.
At all times during the term of the Work and the Contract, and any extensions thereof, the Contractor shall
purchase, at its own expense, and maintain with insurance companies in good standing and acceptable to the City.
Such insurance will protect the Contractor from liability and claims for injuries and damages which may arise out
of or result from the Contractor’s operations under the Contract and for which the Contractor may be liable,
whether such operations are by the Contractor or by a Subcontractor or by anyone directly or indirectly employed
by any of them, or by anyone for whose acts any of them may be liable.
For the protection of the Contractor and the City, but without restricting or waiving any obligations of the
Contractor herein contained, the Contractor shall insure the risks associated with the Work and the Contract with
minimum coverages and limits as set forth in Attachment B, INSURANCE REQUIREMENTS.
2.3 Whenever used in this RFB the following terms shall have the meaning given as follows: City shall mean the City
of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Contractor shall mean the firm providing Work for the Department. Subcontractor shall
mean any person, firm, or corporation who contracts with the Contractor to perform a service for which the basis
of payment or Scope of Work is identified as a part of this RFB. Project Manager shall mean manager name, title,
who is the designated coordinator and administrator for the Work under this project.
2.4 A company representative who is authorized to bind the Company will sign on behalf of the company to indicate
to the City that you have read, understand and will comply with the instructions and all terms and conditions stated
in this Request for Bid and all attachments.
2.5 Pre-Bid Meeting
There is no Pre-bid meeting for this Project.
2.6 This Request for Bid does not commit the City to make an award, nor will the City pay any costs incurred in the
preparation and submission of bids, or costs incurred in making necessary studies for the preparation of bids.
2.7 Addenda
Any matter of this bid package that requires explanation or interpretation must be inquired into by the Bidder in
writing by Friday, February 28, 2020 at 3:00pm CST. FAX or E-MAIL all questions to Heather Mell 888-815-3659 or Any and all questions will be responded to in the form of written addenda to all Bidders.
All addenda that you receive shall become a part of the Contract Documents and shall be acknowledged and dated
on the bottom of the Signature Page Form (Attachment C). All Addenda will be posted on the City’s website. It is
the Bidder’s responsibility to check for addenda.
2.8 Exceptions to Documents
The Bidder shall clearly state in the submitted bid any exceptions to, or deviations from, the minimum bid
requirements, and any exceptions to the terms and conditions of this RFB. Such exceptions or deviations will be
considered in evaluating the bids. Bidders are cautioned that exceptions taken to this RFB may cause their bid to
be rejected.
2.9 Silence of Specifications
Commercially accepted practices shall apply to any detail not covered in the specification and to any omission of
the specification. Any omission or question of interpretation of the specification that affects the performance or
integrity of the service being offered shall be addressed in writing and submitted with the Proposal.
2.10 Incomplete Information
Failure to complete or provide any of the information requested in this Request for Bid, including references,
and/or additional information as indicated, may result in disqualification by reason of "non-responsiveness".
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2.11 No responsibility will be attached to any person for premature opening of a bid not properly identified.
2.12 In the event of conflict, the Special Terms and Conditions shall take precedence over the Standard Terms and
Conditions, included herein.
Be advised that any conversations (in reference to this RFB) between bidders and any City employee, City official
or City Project Manager, outside of the Purchasing Services Division, during the entire competitive bidding process
is strictly prohibited. Such actions will result in removal of the Contractor from the vendors list and rejection of
the Contractor’s bid. The ONLY official position of the City is that position which is stated in writing and issued
by the Purchasing Services Division. No other means of communication, whether written or oral, shall be
construed as a formal or official response statement.
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