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Posted on: March 21, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Notice to Bidders - 2018 Parking Lot Improvements


Sealed bids will be received by the City Clerk of the City of Burlington, Iowa on April 17, 2018 until  2:00  P.M. for the 2018 Parking Lot Improvements described in the specifications thereof now on file in the office of the City Clerk of the City of Burlington, Iowa.

Bids will be acted upon by the City Council of the City of Burlington, Iowa at a meeting to be held at the City Hall, Burlington, Iowa, on the day and hour specified, or at such later time and place as may then be fixed.

The City may elect to award any combination of bid packages 1-3 to perspective bidders. Award will be made based on the low bid for each package and total City funds available for parking lot upgrades. 

Said improvements shall consist generally of the following:

The purpose of this project is to upgrade two City-owned parking lots. The Washington and 6th Street lot near the base of Snake Alley and the Main and Valley parking lot south of the new Police Department building. The Washington and 6th lot will be resurfaced and all storm drainage will be rerouted under the sidewalk on 6th Street. Pertinent quantities for Washington and 6th Lot include 1,263 SY of pavement (with separate bid packages for both PCC and HMA), 127.2 SY of sidewalk removal and replacement, installation of 2 storm sewer structures, and 186’ of PVC Storm Sewer. Pertinent quantities for Main and Valley Lot include 810 SY of pavement, 80 SY median installation with special provisions for existing building foundation, installation of 1 storm sewer structure, and 60’ of PVC Storm Sewer.

All work is to be done in accordance with the specifications which are now on file in the office of the City Clerk.  Said plans and specifications and the proceedings of the City Council in connection with this proposed improvement are hereby made a part of this notice by reference.

Specifications for private use may be obtained from the City Engineer of the City of Burlington, Iowa.

A certified check or bid bond in the amount of 5% of the total bid drawn on a solvent bank, made payable to the City Treasurer, shall be filed with each bid.  This check or bond may be cashed and the proceeds retained by the City as liquidated damages if the bidder fails to execute a contract and file an approved bond for the faithful performance thereof within 5 days after the acceptance of the bid.

The successful bidder will be required to furnish a payment and performance bond(s) in an amount equal to One Hundred Percent (100%) of the contract price; said bond(s) to be issued by a responsible surety approved by the City Council, and shall guarantee the faithful performance of the contract and the terms and conditions therein contained, and shall guarantee the prompt payment for all materials and labor, and protect and save harmless the City from all claims and damages of any kind caused by the operations of the contractor.  The contractor shall also provide a maintenance bond warranting all workmanship and materials for a period of 2 years from and after the acceptance of the work by the Burlington City Council.  The maintenance bond may be provided in the form of a combination performance, payment and maintenance bond or in the form of a separate bond from the payment and performance bond(s) in an amount equal to the contract award.

Each bid shall be made on a form furnished by the City and shall be sealed in an envelope separate from the envelope containing the certified check or bid bond.

Payment for said construction will be made from such funds of the City as may be legally used for such purpose.

6th & Washington Project

Early Start: June 4, 2018 (We are doing this on this project to eliminate the possibility of conflict with the Snake Alley criterium)

Late Start: July 30th 2018

Working Days: 30

Liquidated Damages: $500/day

Main & Valley Project

Late Start: May 29, 2018

Working Days: 25

Liquidated Damages: $500/day

By virtue of statutory authority a preference will be given to products and provisions grown and coal produced within the State of Iowa, and Iowa domestic labor.  The contractor shall pay to all labor employed by him the rate of wages generally prevailing in the City of Burlington at the time the work is performed.

The City reserves the right to waive technicalities and the right to reject any or all proposals or division thereof.

A contract will be awarded by the City to the lowest responsible bidder for division of work desired to be completed.



                                                                               Kathleen P. Salisbury, MMC

                                                                               City Clerk                       

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