Aitkin County, Minnesota
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Closing Date: August 25th, 2014


ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS-

Sealed bids will be received until 2:00 PM on August 25th, 2014, at the office John Welle Aitkin County Engineer, 1211 Air Park Drive Aitkin, MN for the construction projects listed below. Proposals will be opened and read publicly at the Office of the County Engineer, immediately after the hour set for receiving bids.

These projects will be combined and let under one contract.

PROJECT NUMBERS: S.P. 001-610-022 and S.P. 001-610-025

TYPE OF WORK: Grading, Culvert Replacement, Curb and Gutter, Aggregate Base and Bituminous Pavement

MAJOR ITEMS: Aggregate Base Class 5 -904 Ton; Aggregate Base (CV) Class 5- 38,231 CY; Shoulder Base Aggregate Class 1- 4,357 Ton; Bituminous Material for Tack Coat- 6,750 Gal; Type SP 12.5 Wearing Course Mixture (2,C) -26,415 Ton; Remove Pipe Culverts- 1,905 LF; Remove Bituminous Pavement -6,078 SY; Sawing Bituminous Pavement (Full Depth) -282 LF; Salvage Concrete Apron -8 EA; Common Excavation (P) -96,143 CY; Granular Borrow (EV)- 142,672 CY; Obliterate Old Roadway- 819 LF; Geotextile Fabric Type V- 37,272 SY; CS Pipe Culverts -1,918 LF; RC Pipe Culverts 1,336 LF; GS Pipe Aprons -96 Each ; RC Pipe Aprons -36 Each ; Install Concrete Apron -8 EA; 6 Perf. TP Pipe Drain (MOD)- 475 LF; 18 CP Pipe Sewer -224 LF; 18 CP Watertight Tee Fitting- 1 EA; Adjust Gate Valve and Box- 6 EA; Constr. Drainage Structure Design F- 1 EA; Constr. Drainage Structure Design H -1 EA; Constr. Drainage Structure Design SD- 1 EA; Random Rip Rap, Class II- 303 CY; Concrete Curb and Gutter Design S524- 2,647 LF; Traffic Barrier Design Special -100 LF; Traffic Barrier Design B8338 -2,425 LF; End Treatment -Energy Absorbing Terminal -10 EA; Silt Fence, Type PA- 33,365 LF; Sandbag Barrier- 300 SF; Flotation Silt Curtain Type Moving Water -740 LF; Storm Drain Inlet Protection -3 EA; Sediment Control Log Type Straw -544 LF; Rock Ditch Check -26 EA; Sediment Removal- 12 HR; Fertilizer Type 3- 19,320 LB; Seeding -55.2 ACRE; Seed Mixture 25-141 -3,257 LB; Mulch Material Type 1- 111 TON; Disk Anchoring -55.20 ACRE; Erosion Control Blankets Cat 3- 14,081 SY; Rapid Stabilization Method 2 -38.6 ACRE; Turf Establishment- 3.65 Acre; Broken Line Yellow Epoxy -2,780 LF; Solid Line White Epoxy -74,050 LF; Solid Line Yellow Epoxy- 54,150 LF

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)."

A minimum goal of 3.0 % Good Faith Effort to be subcontracted to Disadvantaged Business Enterprises.
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, 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.
John Welle
Aitkin County Engineer