ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS

This Notice is hereby given that sealed proposals will be received by the Elkhart County Drainage Board for the HORN DICH LATERAL “F” BERKEY TILE REPLACEMENT PROJECT #22-011 until 9:30 AM, Tuesday, July 12, 2022, in Room A of the County Public Services Building, 4230 Elkhart Road, Goshen, Indiana (U.S. 33 @ C.R. 26). The proposals will be opened that day and notice be sent to all bidders of the action taken. It is MANDATORY that plans, specifications, bidding documents, Instructions to Bidders and General Conditions and Supplementary Conditions are obtained at the Surveyor’s Office, to allow staff to review the project scope with potential Bidders.

The project is located in Section 28 of Clinton Township. The project scope involves replacing approximately 3,150 L.F. of existing tile from the south side of County Road 38 (STA 706+00), south to the open ditch beginning on the north side of a wood lot (STA 674+40) with 15” tile. The proposed tile will follow the approximate existing route. Additionally, approximately 800 L.F. of ditch maintenance will be performed along the open section (STA 674+40 to STA 666+40). The work will be performed in an area less than 150 feet wide along the proposed route of tile.

The project is scheduled to be completed by December 9, 2022. The awarded contractor will sign an agreement to a $100.00 per day charge for liquidated damages beyond the specified completion date. The estimated cost of the project is less than $250,000.00.

Proposals may be delivered to the Drainage Board at the Public Services Building prior to the specified time, or may be mailed to arrive to the Office at the County Surveyor before that time. Proposals shall be properly and completely executed on proposal forms furnished by the County in accordance with Revised Indiana Form 96 and shall be accompanied by the Contractor’s Financial Statement form taken from Form 96A. Proposals shall include a copy of the Contractor’s Insurance Certificate with coverage in accordance with item 5.3 of the General Conditions and a list of previous projects of this nature with references shall be included with the bid.

Proposals shall be accompanied by a Certified Check or Bank Draft payable to the Elkhart County Drainage Board, or a satisfactory Bid Bond executed by the bidder and a surety company in an amount equal to 5% of the Bid as a guarantee that the bidder, if the Bid is accepted, will execute and file the proposed Contract and Bonds within ten days after award of the Contract. The Certified Check or Bank Draft will be returned to the bidders immediately after the signing of the Contract by the Drainage Board. A Performance and Payment Bond in the amount of 100 percent of the total Contract price will be required of the successful bidder. An irrevocable Letter of Credit will be acceptable in lieu of a Performance Bond. This Letter of Credit shall be 100 percent of Contract price and shall be in effect until 1 year after the completion of the entire Contract.

The Elkhart County Drainage Board reserves the right to reject any or all bids, to waive any informality in bidding, and to award a contract in the best interests of the Board, Elkhart County, and the project. No bid may be withdrawn for a period of 60 days after the date set for the opening thereof.

Sincerely,

Steve Schweisberger Deputy

for Philip C. Barker P.S.

Elkhart County Surveyor

Middlebury Independent Published: June 22 and 29, 2022

Goshen News Published: June 24 and July 1, 2022


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