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Invitation for Bids
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN by the Board of Trustees of Thornton Township, Cook County, Illinois, that sealed bids will be received for the following improvements: Community Room Renovations, Riverdale Senior, Youth and Family Services. CDBG Number 1708-076. Said bids will be received up to the hour of 11:00 AM Central Standard Time on the 4th day of February, 2021 in the Clerks Office at Thornton Township Hall, 333 E. 162nd Street, South Holland, Illinois 60409, and will be publicly opened and read at that time or shortly thereafter.
A Mandatory Pre-Bid Meeting is scheduled for all bidders on January 25, 2021 at 1:00 PM CDT on-site, 14323 South Halsted Street, Riverdale IL. The bidding forms and documents will be available at the office of the Architect, Planera Architects, 18225 Morris Avenue, Homewood, IL, 708-747-3600 upon payment of the sum of One Hundred dollars ($100.00) to Thornton Township, which is refundable. The Architect has been authorized to refuse to issue plans, specifications and proposals to any person, firm, or corporation that he or she considers to be unqualified. Proposals must be submitted on the forms provided. No proposals will be issued to bidders after 4:00 PM CDT, on the 25th day of January, 2021. All proposals or bids offered must be accompanied by a bid bond, cash, or certified check made payable to Thornton Township in the amount of not less than ten percent (10%) of the total amount of the proposal as a guarantee that if the proposal is accepted a contract will be entered into and the performance of the contract is properly secured. The successful bidder for the construction of the improvement will be required to file a performance and payment bond equal to one hundred percent (100%) of the bid, with sureties to be approved by the Board of Trustees, which performance bonds shall be conditioned upon proper and faithful performance by the Contractor of the work specified in accordance with the plans and specifications therefore, according to the time and terms and conditions of the contract; and also that the bidder and contractor shall properly pay all debts incurred by the Contractor in the execution of the work, including those for labor and materials furnished.
No bid shall be withdrawn after the opening of the proposals without the consent of the Supervisor and the Board of Trustees of Thornton Township for a period of sixty days (60) days after the scheduled time of closing bids. The Board of Trustees, Thornton Township (the Owner) reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids, waive any or all irregularities or technicalities in the bid, and award the bid in the manner that best serves the interests of the Owner.
The bidder is specifically advised that Thornton Township is a Sub-recipient of the County of Cook of a grant pursuant to the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended, pursuant to an agreement entered into and between the County of Cook and Thornton Township. Payments to the contractor will be made by Thornton Township only after it has received the funds to make such payments from the County of Cook in accordance with the terms of the aforesaid agreement. Further, in compliance with the Stevens Amendment to the Department of Defense Appropriations Act of 1989, the estimated percentage of the total cost of this Project to be funded with federal dollars is $250,000 and the exact dollar amount of federal funds which will be set aside for this project will be based on the contract amount awarded under this offering.
APPLICABLE FEDERAL REQUIREMENTS
All labors and mechanics employed by Contractor or Sub Contractor(s) on construction work for this Project shall be paid wages at rates not less than those prevailing on similar construction in the locality as determined by the Secretary of Labor in accordance with the Davis-Bacon Act, as amended, (40 U.S.C. Sections 276-276a-5), and shall receive overtime compensation in accordance with and subject to the provisions of the Contract Work Hours and Safety Standards Act (40 U.S.C. Sections 327-333), and the Contractor and Subcontractor(s) shall comply with all regulations issued pursuant to these Acts and other applicable Federal laws and regulations pertaining to labor standards. The Secretary of Labor has, with respect to the labor standards specified in this Section, the authority and functions set forth in Reorganization Plan Number 14 of 1950 (5 U.S.C. Section 132z-15) and Section 2 of the Act of June 13, 1934, as amended, (40 U.S.C. Section 276c).
All contracts and Subgrantees for construction or repair shall include a provision for compliance with the Copeland Anti-Kickback Act (18 U.S.C. Section 874) as supplemented by Department of Labor Regulations (29 CFR Part 3).
Contracts shall include a provision for compliance with Section 103 and 107 of the Contract Work Hours and Safety Standards Act (40 U.S.C. Sections 327-330) as supplemented by Department of Labor Regulations (29 CFR Part 5).
Each bidder is required to comply with Equal Employment Opportunity for Community Development Block Grants, a copy of which is on file with the Township Clerk and is available for Inspection.
Compliance with Section 3, which calls for affirmative action by the Contractor to train and/hire lower income residents of the project area and to subcontract with local, small businesses is required on this Project.
An explanation of the applicable federal requirements previously mentioned is provided in the Special Provisions of the Bid Specifications.
The bidder is also specifically advised that Thornton Township is a Sub-recipient of a State of Illinois DCEO Grant. The Contractor is also required to comply with the Illinois Works Jobs Program Act (30 ILCS 559/20-1 et seq.), the Illinois Works Apprenticeship Initiative (30 ILCS 559/20-20 to 20-25) and all applicable administrative rules. The goal of the Illinois Apprenticeship Initiative is that apprentices will perform either 10% of the total labor hours actually worked in each prevailing wage classification or 10% of the estimated labor hours in each prevailing wage classification, whichever is less.
The Contractor shall be required to furnish sufficient insurance or guaranty of indemnity to Thornton Township, Cook County, Planera Architects and their consultants, against any and all claims which might arise for damages to persons or property due to the negligence of the Contractor or Subcontractors, or their officers, agents, employees or servants, during the construction of said improvement and until the said improvement has been finally accepted as complete by the Board of Trustees of Thornton Township, the right to reject any and all proposals or bids is reserved.
Frank M. Zuccarelli, Supervisor
Attest: Jacqueline E Davis Rivera, Township Clerk