NOTICE OF PUBLIC LETTING NOTICE OF BID LETTING FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE CENTERVILLE MUNICIPAL HOUSING AGENCY ­ APARTMENT RENOVATION FOR THE CITY OF CENTERVILLE, IOWA, AND THE TAKING OF BIDS FOR SUCH CONSTRUCTION. Notice is hereby given that the Centerville Municipal Housing Agency Board of Directors of Centerville, Iowa, will receive bids at the office of the Centerville Municipal Housing Agency in said City until the 2nd day of June, 2017 at 2:00 p.m., for the Centerville Municipal Housing Agency ­ Apartment Renovation at Oaklawn Apartments, 317 E. Oak Street, Centerville, Iowa 52544 in and for said City. Bids shall be submitted to Kecia McFarland, Executive Director, Municipal Housing Agency, P.O. Box 696, Centerville, Iowa, 52544. Bids will be publicly opened and tabulated on said day and hour, and will then be acted on by the Agency Board of Directors at a special board meeting, time and date not yet determined, for their consideration and action. Project Scope: Apartment renovation work as indicated in the drawings and specifications. A prebid conference will be held on site on the 24rd day of May, 2017 at 11:00 a.m., to review buildings and site conditions. Meet at Oak Lawn Apartments 317 E Oak St, Centerville, IA 52544. A more detailed description of the kinds and approximate quantities of materials and types of construction for which bids will be received are set forth in the Bidding Documents prepared by ISG, of Mankato, Minnesota, which, together with the proposed form of contract, have heretofore been approved by the Agency Board of Directors, and are now on file for public examination in the office of the Agency, and are by this reference made part hereof as though fully set out and incorporated herein. All sealed bids in connection therewith shall be submitted to the Agency on or before the time herein set for letting. All proposals shall be made on official proposal forms furnished by the Architect/Engineer, and must be enclosed in a separate sealed envelope and plainly identified and addressed to the Centerville Municipal Housing Agency of Centerville, Iowa. If a bid is to be mailed, the bid envelope shall be sealed in a regular mailing envelope. FAX and E-mail Bids will not be accepted. The Owner reserves the right to reject any or all bids and to waive informalities and to hold and consider the bids for 45 days after the date of the bid opening. The contract will be awarded to the lowest, responsive, responsible bidder. Each proposal shall be accompanied by a bid bond, certified check, cashier's check or certified share draft in a separate sealed envelope, clearly marked ³Bid Bond² or Bid Security², in an amount equal to five percent (5%) of the total amount of the proposal. The certified or cashier's check shall be drawn on a bank in Iowa or a bank chartered under the laws of the United States of America or the certified share draft shall be drawn on a credit union in Iowa or chartered under the laws of the United States and payable to the Centerville Municipal Housing Agency. Said check or share draft may be cashed, or the bid bond forfeited as liquidated damages in the event the successful bidder fails or refuses to enter into a contract within ten (10) days of issuance of a Notice of Award and post bond satisfactory to the Agency insuring the faithful fulfillment of the contract and maintenance of said improvements as required by law. The bid bond should be executed by a corporation authorized to contract as a surety in the State of Iowa, and must not contain any conditions either in the body or as an endorsement thereon. For bids over $150,000 the successful bidder will be required to furnish a corporate surety bond in an amount equal to one-hundred percent (100%) of the contract price, said bond to be issued by a responsible surety approved by the Agency, and shall guarantee the faithful performance of the contract and the terms and conditions therein contained, the payment for materials used in the project and the maintenance of said improvements in good repair for not less than one (1) year from the time of acceptance of said improvements by the Agency. Payment of the cost of said project will be made from such cash funds of the Agency as may be legally used for said purpose at the discretion of the Agency. The Contractor will be paid ninety-five per cent (95%) of the Architect¹s/Engineer's estimate of the value of acceptable work completed at the end of the preceding month. Final payment will be made not less than thirty-one (31) days after completion of the work and acceptance by the Agency, subject to the conditions and in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 573 of the Code of Iowa. No such final payment will be due until the Contractor certifies to the Agency that the materials, labor, and services involved in the final estimate have been paid for in accordance with the requirements stated in the specifications. The Agency is exempt from paying Sales and Use Tax and will supply Contractor with an ³Iowa Sales Tax Exemption Certificate² and an authorization letter to allow the Contractor to buy equipment and material for the project without paying Sales and Use tax. The work on this project shall commence within ten (10) day after receipt by the contractor of a written notice to proceed, and shall be completed within Thirty (30) calendar days, as set forth in the schedule in the specifications, subject to any changes in the contract period as provided for in these specifications, and granted by the Agency Board of Directors. Liquidated damages in the amount of Two-Hundred and Fifty Dollars ($250) per calendar day will be assessed for each day that the work shall remain uncompleted after the end of the contract period, with due allowance for extensions of the contract period due to conditions beyond control of the Contractor. By virtue of statutory authority, a preference will be given to products and provisions grown and coal produced within the State of Iowa. In accordance with Iowa statutes, a resident bidder shall be allowed a preference as against a nonresident bidder from a state or foreign country if that state or foreign country gives or requires any preference to bidders from that state or foreign country, including but not limited to any preference to bidders, the imposition of any type of labor force preference, or any other form of preferential treatment to bidders or laborers from that state or foreign country. The preference allowed shall be equal to the preference given or required by the state or foreign country in which the nonresident bidder is a resident. In the instance of a resident labor force preference, a nonresident bidder shall apply the same resident labor force preference to a public improvement in this state as would be required in the construction of a public improvement by the state or foreign country in which the nonresident bidder is a resident. Failure to submit a fully completed Bidder Status Form with the bid may result in the bid being deemed nonresponsive and rejected. Plans and specifications governing the construction of the proposed improvements have been prepared by the Architect/Engineer. These plans and specifications, and the proceedings of the Agency Board of Directors referring to and defining said improvements, are hereby made a part of this Notice and the proposed contract by reference, and the proposed contract shall be executed to comply therewith. Copies of said plans and specifications and form of contract are now on file in the office of the Agency, for examination by bidders. Copies may also be obtained from ISG, 115 East Hickory Street, Mankato, Minnesota 56001, (telephone (507) 387-6651), upon deposit of one-hundred dollars ($100.00) which shall be refunded if plans and specifications are returned to Architect/Engineer no later than fourteen (14) days following award of project. If the plans and specifications are not returned within the allotted time and in a reusable condition, the deposit shall be forfeited. Please call ahead to make sure that bidding documents are ready to pick up when you arrive. Drawings, specifications, and other Bidding Documents may also be obtained online at www.questcdn.com. If you do not already have a free membership, you may sign up for one to gain access to the documents. The QuestCDN eBidDoc number is 5108449. There is no fee to access a pdf copy of the documents online. Documents are viewable at both www.questcdn.com and www.is-grp.com free of charge. Any bidder or equipment supplier whose firm or affiliate is listed in the GSA publication ³List of Parties Excluded from Federal Procurement and Non-procurement Programs² will be prohibited from the bidding process. Anyone submitting a bid who is listed in this publication will be determined to be a non-responsive bidder in accordance with 40 CFR Part 31. Published upon order of the Centerville Municipal Housing Agency of Centerville, Iowa. Centerville Municipal Housing Agency BY /s/ Kecia McFarland Executive Director ATTEST: BY /s/ Dana Moritz Board Chair NPH-
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PostedMay 19, 2017