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SECTION 00 11 13
NOTICE TO BIDDERS
Sealed bids will be received by the City of Hammond, Indiana, Board of Public Works and Safety, City Hall, 5925 Calumet Avenue, Hammond, Indiana, 46320 until 9:00 am (local time), on February 16, 2023 and then will be publicly opened and read aloud regarding the 2023 Hammond Sidewalk Program. Any bids received later than the above time will be returned unopened.
DESCRIPTION OF WORK: This work shall include, but is not limited to, the removal and replacement of sidewalks and ADA Curb Ramps, as directed by City Engineer. This project is a City wide project and therefore additional sidewalk and ramps may be added to the project at the direction of the City Engineer, in the City of Hammond, Lake County, Indiana.
COMPLETION DATE: This work shall be completed within 180 calendar days from the Notice to Proceed.
BID DOCUMENTS: Plans, Specifications and Documents are available for examination in the office of NIES Engineering, 2421 173rd Street, Hammond, Indiana and the office of the City Engineer of Hammond, Indiana. Copies of the Plans, Contract Documents and Specifications may be obtained at NIES Engineering upon payment of $50.00 per paper set or CD, payable to NIES Engineering (non-refundable). A set consists of a set of plans and a set of specifications and bidding documents in electronic PDF format. Bids shall be properly and completely executed on bid forms contained in the Contract Documents.
All Bidders must be properly licensed in the City of Hammond at the time bids are received. Contractors may contact the Hammond Building Inspections Department to inquire on General Contractor and Sub¬contractors licensing and requirements, at 219.853.6316 or the Hammond website, www.gohammond.com Inspections Department for applications.
Please note that the Hammond Contracting Board only meets once per month, at the first Monday of every month at 6:00 pm in the Inspection Department Conference Room. The deadline for submitting an application and required information for a Hammond License is one week prior to the meeting.
All Bidders must comply with Hammond Ordinance No. 9519 related to Responsible Bidding Practices that requires all Bidders to become prequalified by the City of Hammond Building Commissioner prior to submitting a Bid for Public Works for the City of Hammond. A copy of the ordinance is contained in the Contract Documents, Section 00 73 55. Contact the Hammond Building Department for more details at (219) 853-6317.
No bidder may withdraw his proposal for a period of 60 days following the date set for receiving bids. The Board of Public Works and Safety reserves the right to retain any and all bids for a period of not more than 60 days, and said bids shall remain in full force and effect during said time. The Board of Public Works and Safety further reserves the right to waive informalities and to award the contract to any Bidder all to the advantage of The Board of Public Works and Safety or to reject all bids.
BID SECURITY: Each bid shall be accompanied by an acceptable certified check or cashier’s check made payable to the City of Hammond or an acceptable Bid Bond in an amount not less than five percent (5%) of the total bid price executed by an incorporated surety company in good standing and qualified to do business in the State of Indiana.
BONDS: A performance bond and payment bond each in the amount of one hundred percent (100%) of the contract price will be required.
INDIANA REQUIREMENT: Standard Indiana Form 96 (Revised 2013) which includes non-collusion affidavit will be required.
Contractors submitting a bid for City construction projects must subscribe to the Indiana Plan and a joint apprenticeship and training program for that project if their bid is accepted and provide proof of same before any payments are made.
Each bidder must ensure that all employees and applicants for employment are not discriminated against because of their race, creed, color, sex or national origin and each bidder must conform with the anti¬discrimination provisions of IC 5-16-6. An Affirmative Action Statement must be submitted at time of bid.
THE BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS AND SAFETY City of Hammond
Lake County, Indiana
/s/ Jeffery Long, President
/s/ Eva Huerta, Vice President
/s/Tinisha Greenwall, Member
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