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SECTION 00020 INVITATION TO BID 101ST AVENUE, STATE LINE


SECTION 00020 INVITATION TO BID

101ST AVENUE, STATE LINE ROAD, AND EXCHANGE STREET

IMPROVEMENT PROJECT

The Lake County Board of Commissioners of Lake County, Indiana will receive sealed bids for the “101ST AVENUE, STATE LINE ROAD, AND EXCHANGE STREET IMPROVEMENT PROJECT” until 9:30 A.M. (local time) on Wednesday, February 17, 2021, at the office of the Lake County Auditor, Lake County Government Center, 2293 N. Main Street, Crown Point, Indiana 46307. All proposals will then be publicly opened and read aloud at the County Commissioner’s meeting on Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at 10:00 A.M. (local time). Any bids received later than the above time will be returned unopened.

DESCRIPTION OF WORK: This project consists of a base bid and an additional alternate bid. The base bid will consist of the furnishing of all equipment, labor, and materials for the reconstruction of the Lake County Community Crossings Matching Grant Fund 2020-2: 101st Avenue from State Line Road to Sheffield Avenue and from Sheffield Avenue to Calumet Avenue. The work includes maintenance of traffic; excavation; installation of storm sewer; backfilling; grading; road widening; curb and gutter; driveway aprons; pavement; grass and landscape restoration; pavement markings; and all other related work and appurtenances.

The additional alternate bid will consist of the furnishing of all equipment, labor, and materials for the construction of new turn lanes and the construction of a signalized intersection on 101st Avenue (Exchange Street) and State Line Road. The work includes maintenance of traffic; pavement milling; excavation; installation of storm sewer; backfilling; grading; road widening, traffic signal installation; curb and gutter; driveway aprons; pavement; grass and landscape restoration; pavement markings; and all other related work and appurtenances.

Project Documents may be examined and obtained ONLY at the office of the Lake County Auditor, Lake County Government Center, 2293 N. Main Street, Crown Point, Indiana 46307. The Project Documents may be EXAMINED at the office of NIES Engineering, Inc., 2421 173rd Street, Hammond, Indiana, 46323 or at the Lake County Highway Department, 1100 East Monitor Street, Crown Point, IN 46307. A non refundable fee of $50.00 is required for each set of Project Documents which includes Plans and Project Manual. The total fee shall be in the form of a check made payable to the Lake County Motor Vehicle Highway Fund. This remittance is non-refundable.

Bids shall be properly and completely executed on the Bid Form (Section 00300), and must be accompanied by a completed Indiana State Board of Accounts Form 96, Certification Regarding Unauthorized Aliens, signed copies of Addenda (if issued) and satisfactory bid security. Each prospective bidder shall include a copy of their bid in addition to their original bid. An electronic copy is acceptable.

BID SECURITY: Each bid shall be accompanied by an acceptable certified check or cashier’s check made payable to Lake County or an acceptable bid bond in an amount equal to 5 percent 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 100 percent of the contract price, will be required upon award of the contract.

No bidder may withdraw her or his proposal within a period of 120 days following the date set for bid opening. The Lake County Board of Commissioners reserves the right to retain any and all bids for a period of not more than 120 days, and said bids shall remain in full force and effect during said time. The Board further reserves the right to waive informalities, and to award the contract to any Bidder, all to the advantage of the Lake County Board of Commissioners, or to reject all bids.

The successful Contractor shall be prequalified with Lake County, Indiana.

A non-mandatory Pre-Bid Meeting will be online via ZOOM on Thursday, February 4, 2021 at 2:00 P.M., (local time), for all bidders. The meeting can be accessed using the following information:

Topic: 101st Avenue Pre-Bid Meeting

Time: Feb 4, 2021 02:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

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