Aitkin County, Minnesota
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Closing Date: April 16, 2012
NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS:
Sealed bids will be received until 2:00 PM on April 16, 2012, at the Office of the County Engineer - 1211 Air Park Drive, Aitkin, MN 56431, for the construction of the project listed below. Proposals will be opened and read publicly at the Office of the County Engineer, immediately after the set time for receiving bids.
STATE PROJECT NO. SP 001-090-002
LOCATION: Aitkin County
TYPE OF WORK: Multi-Use Trail
MAJOR ITEMS: Pedestrian Bridge (Superstructure) – 1 EA; Structural Concrete (1A43) – 13 CY; Structural Concrete (3Y43) – 21 CY; Remove Old Bridge – 1 LS; Random Riprap – 115 CY; Pavement Marking Removal – 97 SF; Remove Pipe Culverts – 195 LF; Remove Bituminous Pavement – 560 SY; Common Excavation – 1,653 CY; Sawing Bituminous Pavement (Full Depth) – 425 LF; Muck Excavation LV – 658 CY; Granular Borrow EV – 6,416 CY- Aggregate Base Class 5 – 2,498 Ton; Type SP 12.5 Wearing Course Mixture (2,A) – 725 Ton; CS Pipe Culvert – 138 LF; 24” RC Pipe Culvert – 6 LF; GS Pipe Apron – 10 EA; 24” RC Pipe Apron – 1 EA; 18” CP Pipe Sewer – 480 LF; 24” x 4’ RC Pipe Culvert (30 Deg. Elbow) – 1 EA; Construct Drainage Structure Design G or H – 6 EA; Construct Drainage Structure Design SD – 2 EA; 4” Concrete Walk – 576 SF; Concrete Curb and Gutter Design B624 – 315 LF; Install Wooden Fence – 288 LF; Silt Fence, Type Preassembled Maintained – 1,470 LF; Seeding – 2.82 ACRE; Seed Mixture 270 – 338 POUND; Erosion Control Blanket Cat. 2 – 1,694 SY; Hydraulic Soil Stabilizer Type 5 – 5,922 POUND; 24” Solid Line White Epoxy – 30 LF; Crosswalk Marking Epoxy – 480 SF
Minimum wage rates to be paid by the Contractors have been predetermined and are subject to the Work Hours Act of 1962, P.L. 87-581 and implementing regulations.
READ CAREFULLY THE WAGE SCALES AND DIVISION A OF THE SPECIAL
PROVISIONS AS THEY AFFECT THIS/THESE PROJECT/PROJECTS
The Minnesota Department of Transportation hereby notifies all bidders:
in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Act), as amended and Title 49, Code of Federal Regulations, Subtitle A Part 21, Non-discrimination in Federally-assisted programs of the Department of Transportation, it will affirmatively assure that in any contract entered into pursuant to this advertisement, disadvantaged business enterprises will be afforded maximum opportunity to participate and/or to submit bids in response to this invitation, and will not be discriminated against on the grounds of race, color, disability, age, religion, sex or national origin in consideration for an award;
in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as amended, and Title 23, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 230 Subpart A-Equal Employment Opportunity on Federal and Federal-Aid Construction Contracts (including supportive services), it will affirmatively assure increased participation of minority groups and disadvantaged persons and women in all phases of the highway construction industry, and that on any project constructed pursuant to this advertisement equal employment opportunity will be provided to all persons without regard to their race, color, disability, age, religion, sex or national origin;
in accordance with the Minnesota Human Rights Act, Minnesota Statute 363A.08 Unfair discriminatory Practices, it will affirmatively assure that on any project constructed pursuant to this advertisement equal employment opportunity will be offered to all persons without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, membership or activity in a local commission, disability, sexual orientation, or age;
in accordance with the Minnesota Human Rights Act, Minnesota Statute 363A.36 Certificates of Compliance for Public Contracts, and 363A.37 Rules for Certificates of Compliance, it will assure that appropriate parties to any contract entered into pursuant to this advertisement possess valid Certificates of Compliance.
If you are not a current holder of a compliance certificate issued by the Minnesota Department of Human Rights and intend to bid on any job in this advertisement you must contact the Department of Human Rights immediately for assistance in obtaining a certificate.
The following notice from the Minnesota Department of Human Rights applies to all contractors:
"It is hereby agreed between the parties that Minnesota Statute, section 363A.36 and Minnesota Rules, parts 5000.3400 to 5000.3600 are incorporated into any contract between these parties based on this specification or any modification of it. A copy of Minnesota Statute 363A.36 and Minnesota Rules, parts 5000.3400 to 5000.3600 is available upon request from the contracting agency."
"It is hereby agreed between the parties that this agency will require affirmative action requirements be met by contractors in relation to Minnesota Statute 363A.36 and Minnesota Rules 5000.3600. Failure by a contractor to implement an affirmative action plan or make a good faith effort shall result in revocation of its certificate or revocation of the contract (Minnesota Statute 363A.36, Subd. 2 and 3)."
The construction plan, proposal, and bidding documents for this project are available for downloading at no cost at www.co.aitkin.mn.us by following the Highway Construction link or can be purchased from the Office of the County Engineer , 1211 Air Park Drive, Aitkin, MN 56431, (218) 927-3741 for the non-refundable price of $100.00 (including tax).
Bids must be submitted in a sealed envelope identified by project number and must be accompanied by a bid bond or certified check payable to the Aitkin County Treasurer in the amount of at least 5% of the total bid.
The County reserves the right to reject any or all bids and to waive any irregularities thereof.
Aitkin County Engineer