COUNTY HIGHWAY PROJECTS
ELECTRONIC BIDS CLOSE FEBRUARY 7, 2019
NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS - Electronic Bids will be received until 10:00 a.m. on February 7, 2019, through Bid Express (https://www.bidexpress.com) for the construction of the County project listed below.
Proposals will be opened and read publicly at 10:01 a.m. on the aforementioned date at the St. Louis County Public Works Department Large Conference Room, 4787 Midway Road, Duluth, Minnesota.
Read carefully the wage scales as they affect this project.
Minimum wage rates to be paid by the contractor have been predetermined and are subject to the Work Hours Act of 1962, P.L. 87-581 and implementing regulations. Those which apply to this project are set forth in the proposal for this project.
READ CAREFULLY THE WAGE SCALES AND DIVISION A OF THE
SPECIAL PROVISIONS AS THEY AFFECT THIS PROJECT
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 Rule 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 500.3600. 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 State 363A.36. Subd. 2 and 3)."
1. CP 0000-293134, SP 069-070-032
6" Solid Line Multi Comp Pavement Markings
See the St. Louis County eGram site (https://egram.stlouiscountymn.gov/) for a complete item listing and full advertisement.
Proposal/Plan Specifications may be downloaded through Bid Express (https://www.bidexpress.com). There will be no cost for plan/proposals, but bidders must register through Bid Express prior to bidding and submit their bids electronically through Bid Express. Bid Express does charge for this service, and bidders are encouraged to register well in advance of the bid closing date if they have not previously done so.
Electronic bids must be accompanied by a corporate surety bond in an amount which is at least equal to 5% of the total amount, and may be submitted electronically through Bid Express using Surety 2000 or Surepath, or as a hard copy by mail or other delivery method, either as a corporate surety bond or a certified check made payable to the County Auditor of St. Louis County.
If not submitted electronically, the proposal guaranty must be received at the St. Louis County Public Works Department, 4787 Midway Road, Duluth, Minnesota, 55811, in a sealed envelope marked clearly with the name of the bidder, type of work, and project number by 4:00 p.m. the day prior to the specified date of opening.
BY ORDER OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
Nancy Nilsen, County Auditor
D.N.T. Jan. 11, 18, 25, 2019