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LEGAL NOTICE INVITATION TO BID Porter Co. Dept. of


LEGAL NOTICE

INVITATION TO BID

Porter Co. Dept. of Development & Storm Water Management

Saddlebrook Subdivision

Storm Water Management System Improvements

Porter County, Indiana

Notice is hereby given that, on behalf of the Porter Co. Storm Water Management Board, the Porter Co. Department of Development & Storm Water Management is seeking sealed bids for the project designated as Saddlebrook Subdivision – Storm Water Management System Improvements. The project is located between CR 50 W and CR 100 W on the north side of CR 900 N in the Saddlebrook Subdivision. The subdivision is located in Section 14, Township 36 North, Range 6 West, in Liberty Township, Porter County, Indiana.

The project consists of the installation of new storm water infrastructure to replace a failed septic system perimeter drain outlet tile (i.e., master tile) and enhancements to an existing detention basin. The overall purpose of the project is to enhance the drainage and storm water management services provided to the surrounding property owners by improving the area’s storm water infrastructure.

The project includes installation of storm sewer, via open trench construction, including stripping topsoil, excavation, bedding, laying storm sewer, placing initial backfill, haunching, placing final backfill, replacing topsoil, shaping, trimming, and finishing, and cleaning, inspecting, and testing; installation of storm sewer structures, including stripping topsoil, excavation, bedding, setting precast reinforced concrete drainage structures, placing adjusting rings and castings, backfilling, replacing topsoil, shaping, trimming, and finishing, and cleaning; installation of pipe underdrains, including stripping topsoil, excavation, placing filter fabric, placing bedding, laying perforated storm sewer pipe, placing backfill, replacing topsoil, and shaping, trimming, and finishing; and, drain tile investigations to confirm the location, size, depth, and alignment of existing perimeter drains and determine the treatments necessary to connect the existing drains to the new storm water infrastructure. It will also include enhancements to an existing detention basin, including stripping topsoil, excavation and/or fill, replacing topsoil, and shaping, trimming, and finishing; and, the grading of ditches and swales to create a swale along the route of the storm sewer.

The project will also include the installation and maintenance of a construction entrance and construction access route and the restoration of all areas disturbed during the performance of the work, including storm sewer and pipe underdrain trenches, the detention basin, and other areas disturbed during the performance of the work. Excess excavated material generated during the performance of the work is to be disposed of off-site. The work includes the carrying out of all duties and obligations and the furnishing of all labor, material, tools, equipment, and other incidentals necessary or convenient to the successful completion of the project.

Copies of the bidding documents are fully downloadable on the Porter Co. Department of Development & Storm Water Management’s website at http://www.portercountystormwater.org. Complete sets of the bidding documents may be inspected at the issuing office, the Porter Co. Department of Development & Storm Water Management, 155 Indiana Ave., Ste. 311, Valparaiso, Indiana 46383, and, upon request, each prospective bidder may obtain one complete set of the bidding documents from the issuing office.

A pre-bid meeting will be held at 10:00 a.m. local time on Thursday, June 17, 2021, at the Porter Co. Department of Development & Storm Water Management, 155 Indiana Ave., Ste. 311, Valparaiso, Indiana 46383. In accordance with the Department’s COVID-19 Safety & Action Plan, the pre-bid meeting will also be conducted live via videoconference. All prospective bidders are encouraged to attend and participate in the meeting, either in person or via videoconference.

The Porter Co. Department of Development & Storm Water Management will receive bids for the project until 10:00 a.m. local time on Thursday, June 24, 2021, at the issuing office, the Porter Co. Department of Development & Storm Water Management, 155 Indiana Ave., Ste. 311, Valparaiso, Indiana 46383. Bids will be opened and read aloud on Thursday, June 24, 2021, at a public opening of bids, to be held at 10:00 a.m. local time, or as soon as possible thereafter, at the Porter Co. Department of Development & Storm Water Management, 155 Indiana Ave., Ste. 311, Valparaiso, Indiana 46383. In accordance with the Department’s COVID-19 Safety & Action Plan, the public bid opening will also be conducted live via videoconference. All bidders, as well as the public, are welcome to attend the opening of bids, either in person or via videoconference.

Porter County is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, military status, genetic testing, pregnancy, sexual orientation or any other unlawful bias.

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