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Public notice is hereby given that the Waterworks Board of the Town of St. John, Lake County, Indiana (Owner) is requesting Bids for the construction of the following Project:

‘Contract 1’ 2022 Water Main Replacement Projects

Engineer Project No. 2021285-008

Sealed bids are to be placed in the drop box located on the west side of the Town of St. John Town Hall, located at 10955 West 93rd Avenue, St. John, Indiana, 46373, and are required to be received by the Office of the Clerk-Treasurer at the Town of St. John Town Hall, by 6:00 p.m. (local time) on April 19, 2022. At that time, said bids will be publicly opened and read aloud at the St. John Waterwork Board meeting commencing at the same time at the Town of St. John Town Hall. Any bids received after the above date and time shall be disqualified and will be returned to the Prospective Bidder unopened.

The Project includes the following Work:

Replacement and upsizing of approximately 4,900 total linear feet of existing municipal potable water distribution main pipes and associated service lines, fittings, and appurtenances at multiple locations within the limits of the Town of St. John, as defined in the Contract Documents.

Owner anticipates that the Project’s total bid price will exceed $250,000.

The Project will be let in compliance with Indiana Code (I.C.) Title 36-1-12 (Public Works Projects) and awarded to the lowest responsive and responsible bidder in the manner prescribed by the Bidding Documents and consistent with State Law.

Bids shall be submitted on the designated Bid Form contained in the Bidding Documents. Each Bid shall be accompanied by a Contractor’s Bid for Public Works “Form 96,” prescribed by the Indiana State Board of Accounts, and a Non-Collusion Affidavit, an E-Verify Affidavit, an Iran Non-Investment Certification, and other documents as set forth on the Bid Form.

Bidders are required to secure their Bids by an acceptable certified Bid Bond or cashier’s check to be submitted with their Bid on the designated Bid Bond form, for an amount not less than ten percent (10%) of the Total Bid Amount (inclusive off all defined Bid Alternates, if any), made payable to the Town of St. John, Indiana.

The Issuing Office for the Bidding Documents is:

Office of the Town of St. John Clerk-Treasurer

10955 West 93rd Avenue, St. John, Indiana, 46373

Prospective Bidders may obtain or examine the Bidding Documents at the Issuing Office on Monday through Friday during the Issuing Office’s regular posted hours, and may obtain copies of the Bidding Documents from the Issuing Office as described below. Partial sets of Bidding Documents will not be available from the Issuing Office. Neither Owner nor Engineer will be responsible for full or partial sets of Bidding Documents, including addenda, if any, obtained from sources other than the Issuing Office.

Bidding Documents in electronic portable document format (PDF) on compact disk (CD) may be purchased from the Issuing Office during the hours indicated above for a one-time, non-refundable payment of Twenty-Five Dollars ($25.00).

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The Bidder to whom the work is awarded will be required to furnish a performance bond and payment bond, in an amount equal to one hundred percent (100%) of the contract price. Each Bidder shall be prepared to promptly execute the construction Agreement, furnish the required bonds and certificates of insurance coverage for the Work, and to commence the Work in accordance with the provisions of the Contract Documents in the event the award of the Work is made to them. Upon the completion of the Work as defined by the Contract Documents, the Contractor (awarded Bidder) shall be required to furnish a maintenance bond, conditioned to guarantee the Work for a period of two (2) years.

Additional Bidding Requirements, and provisions of the Contract and the Work, are defined in the Bidding Documents.

No Bidder may withdraw their Bid within a period of sixty (60) days following the date as established herein for receiving formal bids, except for limited circumstances as set forth in the Instructions to Bidders. The Owner reserves the right to hold any and all bids for a period not to exceed sixty (60) days; said bids to remain in full force and effect during said period. The Town of St. John reserves the right to reject any and all bids and to waive any informalities in the bidding process.

Pre-bid Conference

A mandatory pre-bid conference for Prospective Bidders will be held on April 11, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. (local time) at the Town of St. John Town Hall located at 10955 W. 93rd Avenue, St. John, Indiana 46373.

Instructions to Bidders

For all further requirements regarding bid submittal, qualifications, procedures, and contract award, refer to the Instructions to Bidders that are included in the Bidding Documents.

Inquiries regarding the Project and Bidding Procedures may be directed to the Project Engineer:

Haas & Associates, LLC

526 Franklin Street, Michigan City, Indiana 46360

tel.: (219) 872-9407


ATTN: St. John Contract 1 WM

This Advertisement is issued by:

Owner: Waterworks Board of the Town of St. John, Lake County, Indiana

By: Kenneth Gembala, St. John Waterworks Board President

Attest: Beth Hernandez, St. John Clerk-Treasurer

Date: March 28, 2022

3/28, 4/6 – 92098 HSPAXLP



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