NOTICE OF CALL FOR BIDS

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NOTICE OF CALL FOR BIDS

Project Location:      Benson Municipal Airport
Project Name:     Arrival/Departure Building
FAA AIP No.     3-27-0011-11-2019
SP No.        A7601-36
TKDA Project No.    16604
Bids Close At:      11:00AM on Tuesday, May 7, 2019

NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS
Sealed bid proposals for the project listed above will be received by the City of Benson at the office of the City Administrator, Benson City Hall, 1410 Kansas Avenue, Benson, Minnesota 56215, until the date and hour indicated.  The bids will be publicly opened and read aloud immediately thereafter in the City Council Chambers.  The work, in accordance with drawings and specifications prepared by TKDA, 444 Cedar Street, St. Paul, Minnesota 55101.

This project provides for:
1.    General Construction of a one thousand (1,000) square foot arrival and departure building consisting of a public waiting area, public access corridor and vestibule, two (2) ADA compliant restrooms, and utility room. Structural systems including structural steel, glue laminated timber, cast-in-place concrete foundation, and structural insulated panels. Architectural systems including exterior fiber cement panel system, exterior wood siding, exterior stone base, aluminum framed entrances and storefront, hollow metal doors, flush wood doors, aluminum windows, rough carpentry and interior finish carpentry, ceramic tiling, acoustic ceiling panels, gypsum board, wood veneer faced architectural cabinets and associated millwork, fiberglass sandwich panel assemblies, standing seam metal roof, furniture, fixtures, and equipment, paint and finishes, and low maintenance landscaping.
2.    Electrical Construction:  Power distribution system including switchgear, switchboards, panel boards, and associated equipment.  Lighting system(s) including luminaires, lamps, mounting hardware, poles, bases, and lighting controls.  Installation as required of Phone/Data and Audio/Visual wiring.
3.    Mechanical Construction:  Plumbing and HVAC systems including domestic water piping and pumps, sanitary waste and vent piping, fuel fired domestic water heater, plumbing fixtures for 2 ADA compliant restrooms, kitchenette, and finned-tube radiation heaters, refrigerant piping, furnace, electric duct heaters, condenser unit, air to air energy recovery equipment, direct gas-fired heating and ventilating units, metal ducts, centrifugal HVAC fans, associated insulation accessories.    
4.    Civil Site Construction work for the Arrival/Departure Building project, as shown or specified including the following major work items:  concrete curbing and sidewalks, chain link fencing, manual slide gate and turf establishment.

Bids shall be submitted on Document 00 41 11 - Bid Form. No other Bid Form is acceptable.
Consistent with Minnesota Statute, Section 473.144, City of Benson may not accept a bid or proposal for a contract or execute a contract in excess of $100,000 with any business unless said business is in compliance with certain requirements concerning affirmative action plans.  Evidence of compliance must be submitted within two (2) City business day following opening of bids.  Bids will be considered non-responsive if the compliance requirements are not met.  Compliance requirements are outlined in the project specification.

NONDISCRIMINATION IN EMPLOYMENT
Refer to Contract and Labor Provisions in the specifications for requirements.

DISADVANTAGED BUSINESS ENTERPRISES (DBE)
The Owner’s award of this contract is conditioned upon Bidder or Offeror satisfying the good faith effort requirements of 49 CFR §26.53.

The goal of the City of Benson for the utilization of Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE) on this project is 1.4%.
Within (2) two City business day following the opening of the bids, all bidders who wish to remain in competition for the contract will be required to submit the following information as referenced in the Information For Bidders. Bidders will be prohibited from entering into agreements with a DBE in which the DBE promises not to provide subcontracting quotations to other bidders.  A bidder's failure to show a good faith effort to achieve the specified contract goal for the participation of DBEs in the completion of this project will be grounds for finding the bid non-responsive.

NOTICE OF REQUIREMENTS FOR AFFIRMATIVE ACTION
TO ENSURE EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

1.    The bidder's attention is called to the "Equal Opportunity Clause" and the “Standard Federal Equal Employment Opportunity Construction Specifications” set forth herein.

2.    The goals and timetables for minority and female participation, expressed in percentage terms for the contractor's aggregate workforce in each trade on all construction work in the covered area are as follows:

    These goals are applicable to all contractors’ construction work (whether or not it is Federal or Federally assisted) performed in the covered area.  If the contractor performs construction work in a geographical area located outside of the covered area, it shall apply the goals established for such geographical area where the work is actually performed.  With regard to this second area, the contractor also is subject to the goals for both its Federally involved and non-federally involved construction.

    The contractor's compliance with the executive order and the regulations in 41 CFR Part 60-4 and Minnesota Statutes Section 473.144 and Minnesota Rules, Part 5000.3520 shall be based on its implementation of the Equal Opportunity Clause, specific affirmative action obligations required by the specifications set forth in 41 CFR 60-4.3 (a) and Minnesota Rules, Part 5000.3540, and its efforts to meet the goals.  The hours of minority and female employment and training must be substantially uniform throughout the length of the contract, and in each trade, and the contractor shall make a good faith effort to employ minorities and women evenly on each of its projects.  The transfer of minority or female employees or trainees from contractor to contractor or from project to project for the sole purpose of meeting the contractor's goals shall be a violation of the contract, the executive order,  the regulations in 41 CFR  Part 60-4,  Minnesota Statutes Section 473.144 and Minnesota Rules, Part 5000.3520.  Compliance with the goals will be measured against the total work hours performed.

3.    The contractor shall provide written notification to the Director, OFCCP, and the Compliance Division of the Minnesota Department of Human Rights, within ten (10) working days of award of any construction subcontract (in excess of $10,000 for OFCCP reporting) at any tier for construction work under the contract resulting from the solicitation.  The notification must list the name, address and telephone number of the subcontractor, employer identification number, estimated dollar amount of the subcontract, estimated starting and completion dates of the subcontract; and the geographical area in which the contract is to be performed.

4.    As used in this notice, and in the contract resulting from this solicitation, the "covered area" is Swift County.

BID SECURITY
Each bid shall be accompanied by a "Bid-Security" in the form of a certified check made payable to the City of Benson in the amount of not less than five percent (5%) of the total bid, or a surety bond in the same amount, payable to the City of Benson, with the surety company thereon duly authorized to do business in the State of Minnesota. Such Bid Security to be a guarantee that the bidder will not, without the consent of the City of Benson, withdraw its bid for a period of (90) days after the opening of bids, and, if awarded the Contract, will enter into a contract with the City of Benson, and in connection therewith, give Payment and Performance Bonds as required by law and on forms furnished to the Contractor by the City of Benson. In the event the Bidder fails to enter into a Contract, the amount of the certified check will be retained or the bond enforced by the City of Benson.

The Bid Security of the three (3) lowest bidders will be retained until the contract is executed, but in no event longer than (90) days, provided that the Bid Security of the lowest responsible bidder shall be retained in any event until the contract is executed and Payment and Performance Bonds furnished as herein provided.   

The bid of the lowest responsible bidder, provided said low bidder has made a good faith effort to meet the DBE contract goal, will be accepted on or before the expiration of (90) days after the date of the opening of bids.  The City of Benson, however, reserves the right to reject any or all bids and to waive any minor irregularities, informalities or discrepancies.

AVAILABILITY OF CONSTRUCTION DOCUMENTS
Plans and specifications are on file for inspection at the office of the City of Benson, City Clerk, 1410 Kansas Avenue, Benson, Minnesota 56215, and at the office of TKDA, 444 Cedar Street, Suite 1500, St. Paul, Minnesota 55101.

Digital copies of the drawings and specifications will be available at www.questcdn.com. Documents may be downloaded for a non-refundable fee of $25.00 by entering Quest Project No. 6262625 on the Project Search page. Please contact QuestCDN at (952) 233-1632 or info@questcdn.com for assistance and free membership registration.

Hard copy drawings and specifications will not be made available to Bidders.

Dated at Benson, Minnesota, the 1st day of April.  
By:  Rob Wolfington, City Administrator

Publication:
    Swift County Monitor-News, April 10 and April 17, 2019
    Quest CDN:  April 8, 2019
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