ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS
MARSHALL, MINNESOTA
Marshall, Minnesota
March 14, 2017
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN:

The City of Marshall, Minnesota will receive bids in the Council Chambers of the Municipal Building at 344 West Main Street until 10:00 a.m. on April 5, 2017, for the following project, and according to the plans and specifications on file in the Office of the Director of Public Works/City Engineer for the following project:

CITY PROJECT Z39
MINNESOTA DNR PARKS AND TRAILS LEGACY PROGRAM – PROJECT NO. L025-13-4B
DIVERSION CHANNEL BIKE TRAIL PROJECT (DIVERSION CHANNEL TO T.H. 19)
MARSHALL, MINNESOTA

This project involves the construction a bituminous/concrete recreational trail through the Lyon County Fairgrounds property to connect two existing segments of trail. Improvements include a 3” thick bituminous trail over a 6” Class 5 base and a 6” concrete pavement over a 6” Class 5 base for portions of the trail constructed within BNSF ROW. The project also includes construction of a safety fence along the golf course driving range portion of the project. All work shall be constructed in the City of Marshall, County of Lyon, State of Minnesota.

The engineer’s estimate for the project is $309,000.00. Estimated quantities of major work items for the project are as follows:

COMMON EXCAVATION (CV) (P) 1,250 CY AGGREGATE BASE, CLASS 5 (MOD.) (CV) (P) 1,150 TON
COMMON BORROW (LV) 1,700 CY 6” CONCRETE WALK 4,575 SF
TYPE SP 9.5 WEARING COURSE MIXTURE (SPWEB240B) 775 TON FENCE DESIGN SPECIAL 500 LF

Minimum wage rates to be paid by the Contractors have been predetermined and are subject to the Work Hours Act of 1962, P.L. 87-581 and implementing regulations.

READ CAREFULLY THE WAGE SCALES AND DIVISION A OF THE SPECIAL
PROVISIONS AS THEY AFFECT THIS/THESE PROJECT/PROJECTS

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 Rules 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 5000.3600. 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 Statute 363.073, Subd. 2 and 3)."

A minimum goal of 3.7% Good Faith Effort to be subcontracted to Disadvantaged Business Enterprises.

All bids shall be made on the proposal forms of the City incorporated in the Project Manual and shall be accompanied by a cash deposit, cashier's check, bid bond or certified check payable to the order of the City Clerk for not less than 10 percent of the amount bid.

Bids shall be directed to the City Clerk, securely sealed and endorsed upon the outside wrapper with a brief statement or summary as to the work for which the bid is made.

The City Council reserves the right to reject any or all bids or any part of any bid, to waive minor defects, technicalities, or any informalities in the bidding or to advertise for new proposals, and to accept that bid deemed to be in the City’s best interest.

No bidder may withdraw his bid for at least 90 days after the scheduled closing time for the receipt of bids.

Plans and Specifications are on file at the Office of the City Engineer located at 344 West Main Street, Marshall, MN 56258, telephone: 507-537-6773. Vendors who desire specifications may secure them from the City Engineer. Copies of the plans and specifications will be furnished on request to any prospective bidder upon a deposit of $50.00 (nonrefundable) made payable to the City of Marshall or downloaded through eGram at https://egram.marshallmn.com.

Immediately following expiration of the time for receiving bids, the City Clerk and Director of Public Works/City Engineer will publicly open bids in the Council Chambers of the Municipal Building at 344 West Main Street. The bids and the responsibility of the bidders will be considered by the City Council at the City Council meeting at 5:30 p.m. in the Professional Development Room of the Marshall Middle School located at 401 South Saratoga Street on April 11, 2017.

Jane DeVries
City Clerk

Published in the Marshall Independent on March 14, 2017 and March 21, 2017.
Published in the Finance & Commerce on March 14, 2017.
Published on the City of Marshall website March 14-April 5, 2017.
Published on the Mn/DOT eAdvert website March 14-April 5, 2017.
Published on eGram March 14-April 5, 2017.