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5/27/2014 12:00:00 PM
WINONA LAKE - INVITATION TO BID

INVITATION FOR BIDS
TOWN OF WINONA LAKE, INDIANA MAIN
WASTEWATER PUMP STATION REPLACEMENT
    Notice is hereby given, that the Town Council of the Town of Winona Lake, Indiana, hereinafter referred  to  as  the  Owner,  will  receive  sealed  bids  for  the  Town  of  Winona  Lake  “Main Wastewater Pump Station Replacement” project.
    The work for which bids are being requested includes: Construction of a new 900 GPM triplex Wastewater Pump Station, connection to existing 12” cast iron force main, sanitary sewer relocation, abandonment and backfilling of the existing Main Wastewater Pump Station, abandonment and/or removal of existing sanitary sewer relocated from existing wastewater pumping station, and replacement of two (2) existing air release structures.
    Sealed bids are invited and may be delivered or forwarded by registered mail, addressed to the Winona Lake Town Council, Winona Lake Town Hall, P.O. Box 338, Winona Lake, Indiana 46590 to be received no later than 4:30 p.m. (Local Time) on Tuesday, June 17, 2014.  Bids received after such hour may be returned unopened.  Bids received prior to this time shall be opened and publicly read at the Town Council meeting at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 17, 2014.
    Contract documents may be obtained at a cost of $50.00 (Fifty Dollars) per set.  The documents are available for public inspection at the Winona Lake Town Hall, 1310 Park Avenue, Winona Lake, IN 46590.  The documents are available for public inspection and pickup at the following location:
    Jones Petrie Rafinski
    4703 Chester Drive
    Elkhart, IN 46516
    Neither the Town of Winona Lake nor its Engineer will be responsible for partial sets of documents so obtained from any other source.
    The work to be performed and the proposal to be submitted shall include sufficient and proper sums for all general construction, mechanical installation, labor, materials, permits, licenses, insurance, and so forth incidental to and required for the construction of the Project.  The Contractor shall submit an itemized proposal for the approximate quantities and components of labor and materials to complete the contract.   Said proposal shall be upon the standard bid sheet  used  by  the  Owner,  and  said  sheet  must  contain  an  authorized  signature  of  the Contractor, together with a starting date and completion date, or the bid of the Contractor may, at the discretion of the Owner, be rejected and declared invalid.   The proposal shall be accompanied by a non-collusion affidavit as required by the statutes of Indiana.  Bids shall be included in a sealed envelope, bearing the title of the Project and the name and address of the bidder.
    Each bid shall be accompanied by a certified check or acceptable bid bond made payable to the Owner in a sum of not less than ten percent (10%) of the total amount of the bid, which check or bond will be held by the Owner as evidence that the Bidder will, if awarded the contract, enter into the same with the Owner upon notification for him to do so within ten (10) days of said notification.
    Approved performance and payment bonds guaranteeing faithful and proper performance of the work and materials, to be executed by an acceptable surety company, will be required of the Contractor at the time he executes his contract.  The bond will be in the amount of 100% of the Contract Price and must be in full force and effect throughout the term of the Construction Contract plus a period of twelve (12) months from the date of substantial completion.  Liquidated damages in the amount of Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00) per day of delayed or unsatisfactory completion of the Contract, beyond the agreed upon completion date, shall be paid by the Contractor to the Owner pursuant to the terms and conditions of the written contract ultimately entered into by the successful Bidder and Owner.
    The Owner reserves the right to reject any proposal, or all proposals, or to accept any proposal or proposals, or make such combination of proposals as may seem desirable, and to waive any and all informalities in bidding.  Any proposal may be withdrawn prior to the above scheduled time for the opening of proposals or authorized postponement thereof.  Any proposal received after the time and date specified may be rejected.  No proposals may be withdrawn after the scheduled closing time for receipt of bids for at least sixty (60) days.
    A  conditional  or  qualified  Bid  will  not  be  accepted.    Award  will  be  made  to  the  lowest, responsible and responsive bidder.  The Owner shall determine the lowest responsive and responsible bidder.
    All  applicable  laws,  ordinances,  and  the  rules  and  regulations  of  all  authorities  having jurisdiction over construction shall apply to the Project throughout.
    Bids shall be properly and completely executed on the bid forms included in the Specifications. Bids shall include all information requested by Indiana Form 96 included with the Specifications. Under Section III of Form 96, the Bidder shall submit a financial statement.  The Bidder shall also submit a statement of experience, a proposed plan or plans for performing the public work, and the equipment that the Bidder has available for the performance of the public work on forms prescribed by the State Board of Accounts.  The Owner may make such investigations as deemed necessary to determine the ability of the Bidder to perform the work and the Bidder shall furnish to the Owner all such information and data for this purpose as the Owner may request.  The Owner reserves the right to reject any bid if the evidence submitted by, or investigation of, such Bidder fails to satisfy the Town that such Bidder is properly qualified to carry out the obligations of the Agreement and to complete the work contemplated therein.
    Each Bidder is responsible for inspecting the Project site and for reading and being thoroughly familiar with the Contract Documents and Specifications.  The failure or omission of any bidder to do any of the foregoing shall in no way relieve any Bidder from any obligation with respect to its Bid.
    The Owner is exempt from all federal, state, and local taxes, and will not be responsible for any taxes levied on the Bidders as a result of any contract award.
Town of Winona Lake, Indiana
Craig Allebach, Town Coordinator
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