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Bid Opening
Contractor's sealed Proposals for the 2020 Northside Elementary School Additions and Alterations will be received by the Independent School District No. 777, Benson, Minnesota, until Thursday June 27, 2019 at the office of the Superintendent of Schools, in Benson, Minnesota, in accordance with the plans and specifications prepared by, Architects Rego + Youngquist, LLC, 7601 Wayzata Boulevard, St. Louis Park, Minnesota 55426.

Sealed bids will be opened publicly and read aloud at the time and place. Bids received after 2:00 PM will returned unopened. Faxed bids will not be allowed. Do not submit bids for individual specification sections. Submit bids according to Bid Categories. Do not submit bids or deliver to the Construction Manager, this is not a general contractor job. 

Bids submitted in person, Via US Mail, Fed-ex, or other couriers that do not reach the District Office by 2:00 PM deadline will not be accepted and will be returned un-opened.

Project Name:    2020 Northside Elementary School Additions
                              and Alterations

Owner Name:    Benson Public Schools
                              Independent School District #777

Owner Address:    1400 Montana Avenue, Benson, MN 56215
Bid Date:        Thursday, June 27, 2019 at 2:00 PM

Pre-Bid Meeting:    A Pre-Bid Meeting will be held on
        Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at 2:00 PM at the
        Northside Elementary School, 1800 West Nevada
        Avenue, Benson, MN 56215, followed by a tour
        of the construction areas.  All prime bidders
        are encouraged to attend.

Bid Security
Each bidder must accompany his Proposal with a Cashier’s Check, Bid Bond, or Certified Check equal to 5% of the amount of any proposal exceeding $ 25,000 payable to the owner as a guarantee of prompt execution of the contract in accordance with the Proposal and Contract documents, and that he will furnish bond acceptable to the Owner covering performance of the contract.  Bids under $25,000 will not require a bid security. Bid Security cannot be in the form of a personal or company check.

Copies of the drawings, Specifications and other Contract Documents are on file at the Architect’s office and at the following offices:

Minneapolis Builders Exchange    St. Cloud Builders Exchange
1123 Glenwood Avenue        110 sixth Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55405        St. Cloud, MN 56301

Mankato Builders Exchange        Duluth Builders Exchange
75 Navaho Avenue, Suite 1        802 Garfield Avenue
Mankato, MN 56001        Duluth, MN 55802

Mid Minnesota Builders Exchange    Fargo-Moorhead Builders Exchange
2104 East Highway 12        1010 Page Drive
Willmar, MN 56201            Fargo, ND 58102

McGraw Hill Construction (Dodge)    Reed Construction Data
1401 Glenwood Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55405

Superintendent of Schools        Breitbach Construction Company
Independent School District #777    802 1st Avenue
1400 Montana Avenue        Elrosa, MN 56325
Benson, MN 56215        (320) 697 – 5525

Document Availability
   Bidders may obtain copies of contract documents by contacting Lisa Watnaas, with Breitbach Construction Company to arrange plan distribution from the following location:
    Breitbach Construction Company
    P.O. Box 78
    802 1st avenue
    Elrosa, MN 56325
    Phone (320) 697-5525, Fax (320) 697-5559

   Plans will be available for prime contractors to obtain on June 5, 2019.

   Issuance of contract documents does not constitute acceptance or approval of any contract or product.

  Prime contractors may obtain electronic documents to download at Breitbach construction’s (BCC) online plan room. Please contact Lisa Watnaas at BCC for link and log in information.  Printed documents are available from BCC, upon receipt of a refundable deposit, by check, in the amount of $200.00 and a non-refundable deposit, by cash or check, in the amount of $ 50.00, for each set requested. The $200.00 deposit is refundable upon return of documents, in good condition, to BCC’s office within seven days after bidding. Failure to submit bid or to return documents as indicated will result in forfeiture of deposit. 

Separate checks shall be written for the refundable deposit and non-refundable charge, made payable to Breitbach Construction Company.

   Contractors who do not submit bids will receive a refund of on-half of their deposit for plans and specifications that are returned within ten days of bids.
   Contractors or suppliers who desire individual plan sheets or specifications may purchase copies at the non-refundable cost of reproduction and delivery.

Bid Waiver
   Bids may not be withdrawn thirty days after the scheduled closing time for receiving bids. The Independent School District 777, Benson, Minnesota, reserves the right to reject any or all bids and to waive any irregularities in bids.

Deadline for Questions
   All questions related to the bid and or the bid documents to be submitted to Mr. Luke Papillon at Architects Rego + Youngquist LLC by the end of day on Thursday, June 20, 2019.

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