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NOTICE TO BIDDERS
A. Notice is hereby given that sealed Bids for the Hammond Central High School – Furniture, Furnishings, and Equipment (FFE) will be received at:
1. School City of Hammond Administrative Offices, 41 Williams Street, Hammond, IN 46320.
B. Bids will be received until:
1. February 18, 2021 at 11:00 am CST (local time).
2. Bids received after that time will be returned unopened. Bids will be publicly opened and read aloud.
C. Work shall be performed under multiple Bid Categories.
D. Bids shall be submitted on forms provided in the Project Manual.
E. Bids shall be executed in accordance with Indiana Board of Accounts Form No. 96 (Current Revision) – “”Contractor’s Bid for Public Works”” (available at: http://www.in.gov/sboa/files/Form96.pdf), with a financial statement complying with Section III of Form No. 96, Supplemental Bid Form (Document 004113), a satisfactory Bid Bond, or certified check pursuant to I.C. 36-1-12-4.5, payable to:
1. School City of Hammond.
F. Bid Security shall be in the amount of not less than five percent (5%) of the total price and delivered in a sealed envelope showing the Bidder’s name and address.
G. Bid shall be delivered in a sealed envelope plainly labeled to indicate the following:
1. Addressed to:
a. School City of Hammond
b. Hammond Central High School – Furniture, Furnishings, and Equipment (FFE)
c. Attn: Indicate Bid Package(s)
2. The name and return address of the Bidder.
H. Should a successful Bidder withdraw the Bid, or fail to execute a satisfactory Contract, the Owner may then declare the Bid deposit forfeited as liquidated damages.
I. Construction shall be in full accord with Drawings and Specifications. Procurement Documents are obtainable from the printing company listed below for a deposit of $50/set payable to the Owner, which will be refunded when documents are returned in good condition, within seven (7) days after the bid opening. There is a limit of three (3) sets per Bidder, one (1) set per subbidder and supplier, under the refundable policy. Additional sets may be purchased at non-refundable printing costs. A non-refundable fee will be added for postage when necessary. Electronic media of the Drawings and Specifications in PDF format is available to plan-holders (only) from the same printing company for a non-refundable fee of $50.
1. Repro Graphix
a. 437 N. Illinois Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204
b. Phone: 317-637-3377 / FAX: 317-637-3415
J. Procurement Documents may be examined by prospective Bidders at the following locations:
1. McGraw-Hill Construction Dodge
a. 8900 Keystone Crossing, Suite 540, Indianapolis, Indiana 46240
b. Phone: (317) 817-9110 / Fax: (317) 571-8201
a. 3825 Edwards Road, Suite 800, Cincinnati, OH 45209
b. Phone: 800-364-2059
3. BX Indiana / Construction League
a. 1200 South Madison Avenue, Suite LL20, Indianapolis, Indiana 46225
b. Phone: (317) 423-7080 / Fax: (317) 423-7094
K. The Owner reserves the right to accept or reject any Bid, to waive any informalities or errors in bidding for a period of sixty (60) days after the Bid opening.
L. Bidder receiving the award shall furnish an approved one hundred percent (100%) Performance Bond and a one hundred percent (100%) Labor and Materials Payment Bond which cover faithful performance of the Contract and the payment of all obligations arising thereunder. Said bonds shall remain in full force and effect for twelve (12) months from the date of acceptance of the Work.
M. The Contract to which the Owner will be a party will contain a provision prohibiting the other party to the Contract, and their subcontractors, from engaging in employment practice that constitutes a discrimination against a person because of the person’s race, color, sex, religion, national origin or ancestry. The Contractor shall provide an affidavit with each billing, assuring the Owner that this provision has not been violated.
N. Where trade names, brand names, or manufacturers’ names are used in this Project Manual, it is for the purpose of establishing kind and quality and not for the purpose of limiting competition. Bidders may offer items or materials equal in quality and having the same durability and efficiency if the Bidder first receives written approval from the Architect/Engineer prior to the date/time of the Bid opening and complying with requirements indicated in Document 002113, “”Instructions To Bidders””. The Bidder shall identify such substitutions by name, kind, and type with the Bid.