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4/19/2013 12:00:00 PM

    Notice is hereby given that the Town of Winona Lake, Indiana is now soliciting bids for a three (3) year period beginning July I, 2013 and ending 11:59 p.m. June 30,2016 for the following services in accordance with the Specifications for the Collection and Disposal of Refuse and Recyclables on file in the office of the Clerk-Treasurer of the Town of Winona Lake, IN, 1310 Park Avenue, Winona Lake, Indiana   46590:
    I. Collection and Disposal of Refuse,   and
    II.  Collection and Disposal of Recyclables
    As is provided in said specifications bids, bids may be submitted for either the Refuse service or the Recyclable service separately.   The Recyclable service is a service the Town may determine to discontinue, therefore if the price of the Recyclable service is dependent upon the Refuse service the bid submitted must note the dependency and provide separate bid for each service upon which the bidder determines to submit a bid. The Town may contract for the Refuse service from one bidder and the Recyclable service from another bidder.  Bids may be submitted on an annual or monthly basis.
Bidders, must submit, along with their bid:
    1. A financial statement, a statement of experience, the bidder's proposed plan or plans for performing the contract, and the equipment that the bidder has available for the performance of the contract.   The statement shall be submitted on forms prescribed by the state board of accounts including but not limited to Form 96.
    2. An affidavit that the bidder has not entered into a combination or agreement: (i) relative to the price to be bid by a person; (ii)  to prevent a person   from bidding; or (iii) to induce a person to refrain from bidding; and (iv) that the bidder's bid is made without reference to any other bid.
Further provisions and requirements are as follows:
    Except as is otherwise provided in IC 5-22-16.5, a bid by any person or business who is on the list as set forth in the statute, or has investment activities in Iran is a non-responsible  bidder.
    The contract to be signed with Town Council by the successful  bidder, will among other things, require the bidder to:
    1.     Provide a performance bond with acceptable surety or an acceptable certified check or cash in the amount of two (2) months of service.
    2.  Furnish   proof   of   and   maintain   the   insurances   as   required   by   the specifications, including but not limited to: (I) public liability, property damage and personal  injury insurance  with policy limits of not less than $5,000,000.00  per occurrence; and (ii) worker's  compensation  insurance.
    3.  Comply with I.C. 22-5-1.7 and in accordance with said law, to enroll in and verify the  work  eligibility  status  of  all  newly  hired  employees  of  the contractor  through the E-Verify program unless the E-Verify program no longer exists; and
    4. Sign an affidavit  affirming that the contract  (bidder) does not knowingly employ an unauthorized alien.
    5. Certify in writing that it is not engaged in investment activities in Iran, as required by IC 5-22-16.5, except as is otherwise provided in said statute.
    All bids are to be sealed.  The sealed bids may be presented at the meeting.  Also, Sealed Bids may be submitted  in advance by mail or delivery to the office of the Clerk-Treasurer  of the Town, but are to be clearly marked "Sealed Bid- Refuse".  Mailed Bids shall be addressed to the attention of the Clerk-Treasurer,  P. 0. Box 338, Winona Lake, Indiana   46590.
    The Sealed Bids will be received, opened and read aloud on May 21, 2013, at 6:15 p.m. at the regular public meeting of the Winona Lake Town Council at the Winona Lake Town Hall located at 1310 Park Avenue, Winona Lake, Indiana, but the bids will be taken under advisement  and will not be considered for award until the regular Town Council meeting on June 18, 2013 at 6:15 p.m., at the Town Hall.  The Town Council  may award the bids as provided by statute,  take the bids under advisement or reject all bids.  The Town further reserves the right to delete any portion of a bid to and to waive any informality in the bidding to the extent not prohibited by law.
    Dated: April 16, 2013
Town of Winona Lake, Indiana
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