River Bend Lift Station Elimination Project**

Agency: City of Grand Junction
State: Colorado
Type of Government: State & Local
NAICS Category:
  • 237110 - Water and Sewer Line and Related Structures Construction
  • 237990 - Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
Posted Date: Jan 14, 2020
Due Date: Feb 6, 2020
Solicitation No: IFB-4744-20-DH
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River Bend Lift Station Elimination Project** IFB-4744-20-DH

Responses Due: February 6, 2020 prior to 3:30pm

Solicitation Document

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Purchasing Division
Invitation for Bid
River Bend Lift Station Elimination Project
Responses Due:
February 6, 2020 prior to 3:30 p.m.
Accepting Electronic Responses Only
Responses Only Submitted Through the Rocky Mountain E-Purchasing
System (RMEPS)
(Purchasing Representative does not have access or control of the vendor side of
RMEPS. If website or other problems arise during response submission, vendor MUST
contact RMEPS to resolve issue prior to the response deadline. 800-835-4603)
Purchasing Representative:
Duane Hoff, Senior Buyer
This document has been developed specifically to solicit competitive responses for
this solicitation, and may not be the same as previous City of Grand Junction
solicitations. All vendors are urged to thoroughly review this solicitation prior to
responding. Submittal by FAX, EMAIL or HARD COPY IS NOT ACCEPTABLE for
this solicitation.
Invitation for Bids
Table of Contents
Section 1
Instruction to Bidders
Section 2
General Contract Conditions
Section 3
Statement of Work
Section 4
Contractor’s Bid Form
Price Proposal/Bid Schedule Form
Appendix A Project Submittal Form
Appendix B Project Special Provisions
Appendix C Geotechnical Investigation Report
Appendix D CDPHE Construction Dewatering Permit Application
Construction Plans
1. Instructions to Bidders
1.1. Purpose: The City of Grand Junction is soliciting competitive bids from qualified and
interested companies for all labor, equipment, and materials required for the River Bend
Lift Station Elimination Project. All dimensions and scope of work should be verified
by Contractors prior to submission of bids.
IFB Questions:
Duane Hoff, Senior Buyer
The City would like to remind all Contractors, Sub-Contractors, Vendors, Suppliers,
Manufacturers, Service Providers, etc. that (with the exception of Pre-Bid or Site Visit
Meetings) all questions, inquiries, comments, or communication pertaining to any formal
solicitation (whether process, specifications, scope, etc.) must be directed (in writing) to
the Purchasing Agent assigned to the project, or Purchasing Division. Direct
communication with the City assigned Project Managers/Engineers is not appropriate for
public procurement, and may result in disqualification.
1.2. Mandatory Pre-Bid Meeting: Prospective bidders are required to attend a
mandatory pre-bid meeting on January 28, 2020 at 10:00 am. Meeting location shall
be in the City Council Auditorium at City Hall, located at 250 North 5th Street. The
purpose of this visit will be to inspect and to clarify the contents of this Invitation for Bids
1.3. The Owner: The Owner is the City of Grand Junction, Colorado and is referred to
throughout this Solicitation. The term Owner means the Owner or his authorized
1.4. Procurement Process: Procurement processes shall be governed by the most current
version of the City of Grand Junction Purchasing Policy and Procedure Manual.
1.5. Submission: Each bid shall be submitted in electronic format only, and only
(https://www.rockymountainbidsystem.com/default.asp). This site offers both “free”
and “paying” registration options that allow for full access of the Owner’s documents and
for electronic submission of proposals. (Note: “free” registration may take up to 24 hours
to process. Please Plan accordingly.) Please view our “Electronic Vendor Registration
Guide” at http://www.gjcity.org/business-and-economic-development/bids/ for details.
(Purchasing Representative does not have access or control of the vendor side of
RMEPS. If website or other problems arise during response submission, vendor MUST
contact RMEPS to resolve issue prior to the response deadline. 800-835-4603)
1.6. Modification and Withdrawal of Bids Before Opening. Bids may be modified or
withdrawn by an appropriate document stating such, duly executed and submitted to the
place where Bids are to be submitted at any time prior to Bid Opening.
1.7. Printed Form for Price Bid: All Price Bids must be made upon the Price Bid Schedule
attached, and should give the amounts both in words and in figures, and must be signed
and acknowledged by the bidder.
The Offeror shall specify a unit price in figures for each pay item for which a quantity is
given and shall provide the products (in numbers) of the respective unit prices and
quantities in the Extended Amount column. The total Bid price shall be equal to the sum
of all extended amount prices. When an item in the Price Bid Schedule provides a choice
to be made by the Offeror, Offeror's choice shall be indicated in accordance with the
specifications for that particular item and thereafter no further choice shall be permitted.
Where the unit of a pay item is lump sum, the lump sum amount shall be shown in the
"extended amount" column and included in the summation of the total Bid.
All blank spaces in the Price Bid Schedule must be properly filled out.
Bids by corporations must be executed in the corporate name by the president or vice
president or other corporate office accompanied by evidence of authority to sign. The
corporate address and state of incorporation shall be shown below the signature.
Bids by partnerships must be executed in the partnership name and signed by a partner
whose title must appear under the signature and the official address of the partnership
must be shown below the signature.
All names must be typed or printed below the signature.
The Offeror’s Bid shall contain an acknowledgement of receipt of all Addenda, the
numbers of which shall be filled in on the Contractor’s Bid Form.
The contact information to which communications regarding the Bid are to be directed
must be shown.
1.8. Exclusions: No oral, telephonic, emailed, or facsimile bid will be considered
1.9. Contract Documents: The complete IFB and bidder’s response compose the Contract
Documents. Copies of bid documents can be obtained from the City Purchasing website,
http://www.gjcity.org/business-and-economic-development/bids/ .
Additional Documents: The July 2010 edition of the “City Standard Contract
Documents for Capital Improvements Construction”, Plans, Specifications and other Bid
Documents are available for review or download on the Public Works &
Planning/Engineering page at www.gjcity.org. Electronic copies may be obtained on a
CD format at the Department of Public Works and Planning at City Hall.
1.11. Definitions and Terms: See Article I, Section 3 of the General Contract Conditions in
the Standard Contract Documents for Capital Improvements Construction.
1.12. Examination of Specifications: Bidders shall thoroughly examine and be familiar with
the project Statement of Work. The failure or omission of any Offeror to receive or
examine any form, addendum, or other document shall in no way relieve any Offeror
from any obligation with respect to his bid. The submission of a bid shall be taken as
evidence of compliance with this section. Prior to submitting a bid, each Offeror shall, at
a minimum:
a. Examine the Contract Documents thoroughly;
b. Visit the site to familiarize themselves with local conditions that may in any
manner affect cost, progress, or performance of the Work;
c. Become familiar with federal, state, and local laws, ordinances, rules, and
regulations that may in any manner affect cost, progress or performance of the
d. Study and carefully correlate Bidder's observations with the Contract Documents,
e. Notify the Purchasing Agent of all conflicts, errors, ambiguities or discrepancies
in or among the Contract Documents within the designated inquiry period.
On request, the Owner will provide each Offeror access to the site to conduct such
investigations and tests as each Bidder deems necessary for submission of a Bid. It
shall be the Offeror’s responsibility to make or obtain any additional examinations,
investigations, explorations, tests and studies and obtain any additional information
and data which pertain to the physical conditions (including without limitation, surface,
subsurface and underground utilities) at or contiguous to the site or otherwise which
may affect cost, progress or performance of the work and which the Offeror deems
necessary to determine its Bid for performing the work in accordance with the time,
price and other terms and conditions of the Contract Documents. Location of any
excavation or boring made by Offeror shall be subject to prior approval of Owner and
applicable agencies. Offeror shall fill all holes, restore all pavements to match the
existing structural section and shall clean up and restore the site to its former condition
upon completion of such exploration. The Owner reserves the right to require the
Offeror to execute an access agreement with the Owner prior to accessing the site.
The lands upon which the Work is to be performed, rights of way, and access thereto,
and other lands designated for use by Contractor in performing the Work, are identified
on the Drawings.
Information and data reflected in the Contract Documents with respect to underground
utilities at or contiguous to the site are based upon information and data furnished to
the Owner and the Engineer by the owners of such underground utilities or others, and
the Owner does not assume responsibility for the accuracy or completeness thereof,
unless it is expressly provided otherwise in the Contract Documents.
By submission of a Bid, the Offeror shall be conclusively presumed to represent that
the Offeror has complied with every requirement of these Instructions to Bidders, that
the Contract Documents are not ambiguous and are sufficient in scope and detail to

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