NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS - INVITATION TO BID
Electronic proposals for the ATH-McKinley Ave. Extension, ODOT PID 103157, City Project #302, will be received by the City of Athens, Ohio, through http://www.bidexpress.com until 2:00 PM on Tuesday, March 21 2017. At that time, the electronic proposals will be downloaded and read aloud at the City Building, 8 East Washington Street, Athens Ohio.
Hard copy proposals will not be accepted by the City.
The work for which proposals are invited consists of the construction of the extension of N. McKinley Avenue to Stimson Avenue, where they will intersect with a newly constructed roundabout. This project includes the construction of pedestrian facilities, new drive connections, storm water drainage and Best Management Practices, street lighting and traffic control.
The Engineer’s Estimate for the project is as follows:
- Base Bid: $1,607,006.05
- Alternative 1 - Roundabout Landscaping: $10,088.00
- Alternative 2 - Brick Paver Splitter Islands $57,533.00
- Alternative 3 - Bioretention Cell: $7,975.00
- Additive Alternative 1 - Fiber Optic Conduit Crossing: $5,827.00
Copies of the contract documents and specifications may be purchased for One-Hundred Dollars ($100.00) from the City of Athens Engineering and Public Works Office, 30 Curran Drive, Athens Ohio, 45701. Prospective bidders may request bid documents by contacting Michele Vanaman at 740-593-7636. Prospective Bidders may also obtain contract documents electronically, for no fee, by providing a valid email address to . Instructions to download bid specifications and plans will be emailed to the bidder.
Each proposal shall contain the full name and address of each person or company interested in the same. The electronic proposal shall also be accompanied by a proposal bond in the amount of one hundred percent (100%) of the bid, or by a cashier's check for ten percent (10%) of the bid, made payable to the City of Athens, Ohio, conditioned that if the bid is accepted, a contract will be entered into within ten (10) days after notice of acceptance. The City of Athens also will accept surety verifications through Surety 2000 (http://www.surety2000.com/) or Insure Vision (http://www.web.insurevision.com/ebonding/). Contact them directly to set up an account. A performance bond of one hundred percent (100%) of the amount of the contract with a satisfactory surety company, conditioned according to law, will be required for the faithful performance of the contract.
The contractor must be ODOT pre-qualified. Only prequalified contractors will be eligible to submit bids for construction projects. Prequalification status must be in force at the time of bidding, the time of sale, the time of award, and through the life of the construction contract. For work types that ODOT does not prequalify, the City of Athens will select a qualified contractor. Subcontractors are not subject to the prequalification requirement.
The “Prime” contractor must perform no less than 30 percent (30%) of the total original contract price. The work shall commence upon written notice of award by the City of Athens.
The Contractor must comply with the Federal Prevailing Wage Rates on public improvements in Athens County as ascertained by the State of Ohio Department of Industrial Relations under the Davis-Bacon Act.
The Contractor must comply with the Federal requirement for utilizing Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBEs) for this project; the assigned minimum DBE goal is 7 percent (7%).
The Contractor must comply with US Iron and Steel requirements per 23 CFR 635.410 and ORC 153.011 and 5525.21.
The City of Athens reserves the right to waive informalities as may be in its best interest.
All electronic bidders must first register on the bidexpress.com website and create an Info Tech Digital ID. It can take up to five business days to process your Digital ID and it is highly recommended that a Digital ID be enabled 48 hours in advance of submitting an electronic bid. Bidders who wish to learn more about the Bid Express service or to sign up for an account can visit the Bid Express web site at www.bidexpress.com, email customer support at or call customer support at 1-888-352-BIDX (2439) for information.
Advertising Date: 02/26/17, 03/05/17, & 03/12/17
Paula Horan Moseley Service-Safety Director