Notice is hereby given that the City of Fishers, Indiana will receive sealed bids for the Project addressed to the Director of Engineering, City of Fishers, City Hall, One Municipal Drive, Fishers, Indiana 46038 until 9:45 a.m. on or before April 1, 2020. Any Bid received after the designated time will be returned to the Bidder unopened. The Bids will be publicly opened and read by the City of Fishers at 10:00 a.m. on April 1, 2020 in the Fishers City Hall Engineering and Public Works Conference Room, located on the First Floor of Fishers City Hall. The Bid should be clearly marked “Bid – Nickel Plate Trail Construction – 106th Street to 126th Street” on the outside of the envelope, and as otherwise set forth in the Bid Documents.
In general, the Work shall be completed by INDOT and State of Indiana certified/qualified Contractors and Subcontractors for the Project and consists of: Construction of a Trail with Street Crossing Upgrades in Hamilton County, Fishers, Indiana, all as required by the Bidding Documents for the Project which have all as required by the Bidding Documents for the Project which have been assembled into a bound Project Manual, and which together with the Drawings, may be examined at City of Fishers, Department of Engineering, Fishers City Hall, (317) 595-3160 or at the office of A&F Engineering Co., LLC, 8365 Keystone Crossing, Suite 201, Indianapolis, Indiana 46240 beginning on March 3, 2020. Copies of the Project Manual and Drawings must be obtained on or after March 3, 2020 from A&F Engineering Co., LLC, 8365 Keystone Crossing, Suite 201, Indianapolis, Indiana 46240 upon the payment of $50.00 for each set. These sets may include full-size Drawings. Payment must be in the form of a check. NO CASH ACCEPTED. All payments for Bidding Documents are non-refundable. Bidders shall assure that they have obtained complete sets of Drawings and Bidding Documents and shall assume the risk of any errors or omissions in Bids prepared in reliance on incomplete sets of Drawings and Contract Documents. Bids must be submitted on the forms contained in the Project Manual, must contain the names of every person or company interested therein, and shall be accompanied by:
(1) State Board of Accounts Form No. 96 (Contractor’s Bid for Public Work) (Revised 2013) as prescribed by the Indiana Board of Account and as required in the Instruction to Bidders, including a financial statement, a statement of experience, a proposed plan for performing the Work and the equipment the Bidder has available for the performance of the Work;
(2) Bid Bond made payable to City of Fishers, in the amount of ten percent (10%) of the total Bid amount, including alternates with a satisfactory corporate surety or by a certified check on a solvent bank in the amount of ten percent (10%) of the amount of the total Bid. The Bid Bond or certified check shall be evidence of good faith that the successful Bidder will execute within ten (10) calendar days or such other time specified by Owner from the acceptance of the Bid, the Agreement and provision of the required Payment and Performance Bonds as included in the Project Manual.
Any Bid may be withdrawn prior to the scheduled closing time for receipt of Bids, but no Bidder shall withdraw its Bid within sixty (60) days after the actual opening of the Bids. The Bid Bonds and certified checks of unsuccessful bidders will be returned by the Owner upon selection of the successful Bidder, execution of the Agreement, and provision of the required Performance and Payment Bonds.
Wage rates on the Project shall not be less than the prevailing wage scale as determined in accordance with Ind. Code §5-16-6 et seq. and include in the Project Manual, and the Contractor must conform to the antidiscrimination provisions of Ind. Code §5-16-6 et seq.
A Performance Bond with good and sufficient surety on the form provided in the Project Manual, shall be required of the successful Bidder in an amount equal to at least one hundred percent (100%) of the Contract Price, conditioned upon the faithful performance of the Agreement. The surety of the Performance Bond may not be released until one (1) year after the Owner’s final settlement with the Contractor.
The Contractor shall provide a Payment Bond to the Owner, approved by Owner and for the benefit of the Owner, in an amount equal to one hundred percent (100%) of the Contract Price. The Payment Bond is binding on the Contractor, its subcontractors, and their successors and assigns for the payment of all indebtedness to a person for labor and services performed, material furnished, or services rendered. The Payment Bond must state that it is for the benefit of the subcontractors, laborers, material suppliers, and those performing services. The surety of the Payment Bond may not be released until one (1) year after the Owner’s final settlement with the Contractor.
All out-of-state bidder corporations must have a certificate of authority to do business in the State. Application forms may be obtained by contacting the Secretary of State, State of Indiana, Statehouse, Indianapolis, Indiana 46204.
The Owner reserves the right to reject and/or cancel any and all Bids, solicitations and/or offers in whole or in part as specified in the solicitation when it is not in the best interests of the Owner as determined by the purchasing agency. The Owner also reserves the right to waive irregularities in any Bid, and to accept any Bid which is deemed most favorable to the Owner.