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Kerper Boulevard Sanitary Sewer Reconstruction Project
NOTICE TO BIDDERS
CITY OF DUBUQUE PUBLIC IMPROVEMENT PROJECT
Kerper Blvd. Sanitary Sewer Reconstruction
120.1 Time and Place for Filing Sealed Proposals
Sealed Bids for the work comprising each improvement as stated below must be filed
before 2:00 p.m. on June 8, 2017, in the Office of the City Clerk, City Hall - First Floor, 50
West 13th Street, Dubuque, Iowa.
120.2 Time and Placed Sealed Proposals Will be Opened and Considered
Sealed proposals will be opened and Bids tabulated at 2:00p.m. on June 8, 2017, at City
Hall - Conference Room B, 50 West 13th Street, Dubuque, Iowa, for consideration by the
City Council at its meeting on June 19, 2017. The City of Dubuque, Iowa, reserves the
right to reject any and all Bids.
120.3 Time for Commencement and Completion of Work
Work on the Project must be commenced within ten (10) calendar days after the Notice to
Proceed has been issued and shall be fully completed by June 1, 2018.
120.4 Bid Security
Each Bidder must accompany its Bid with a Bid Bond as security that the successful Bidder
will enter into a contract for the work Bid upon and will furnish after the award of contract a
corporate surety Bond, acceptable to the governmental entity, for the faithful performance
of the contract, in an amount equal to one hundred percent of the amount of the contract.
The Bid security must be in the amount of ten percent (10%) of the amount of the contract
and must be in the form of a cashier’s check or certified check drawn on a state-chartered
or federally chartered bank, or a certified share draft drawn on a state-chartered or
federally chartered credit union, or the Bidder may provide a Bid Bond with corporate
surety satisfactory to the governmental entity. The Bid Bond must contain no conditions
except as provided in this section.
120.5 Contract Documents
Copies of the Contract Documents may be obtained at the Engineering Department, City
Hall – Second Floor, 50 West 13th Street, Dubuque, Iowa 52001. The Contract Documents
will also be available on the City’s website at www.cityofdubuque.org/bids.aspx. No plan
deposit is required.
120.6 Preference for Iowa Products and Labor
By virtue of statutory authority, preference will be given to products and provisions grown
and coal produced within the State of Iowa, and to Iowa domestic labor, to the extent
lawfully required under Iowa statutes.
120.7 Sales Tax
The Bidder should not include State of Iowa sales tax in its Bid. A sales tax exemption
certificate will be available for all material purchased in Iowa for incorporation into the
120.8 General Nature of Public Improvement Project
Kerper Blvd. Sanitary Sewer Reconstruction, CIP # 7102663,
DNR Project Number: S2016-0206A
The Kerper Blvd. sanitary sewer reconstruction project begins at the intersection of
Sycamore St. and E. 16th St. The existing 18” VCP sanitary sewer will be replaced with a
new 24” PVC gravity sanitary sewer along E. 16th St., to the intersection of E. 16th St. and
Kerper Blvd. Dual 10” PVC force mains will be constructed, on Kerper Blvd., from E. 16th
St. to the intersection of Kerper Blvd. and Fengler St. A 4 mg/d lift station and control
building, along with a bar screen structure and building will also be constructed at this
intersection. A second lift station and force main will be constructed along the South side
of Kerper Ct. A 6” PVC force main will extend easterly, from the Kerper Ct. lift station, and
connect to the dual 10” force mains being constructed on Kerper Blvd. A portion of the
existing 10” DIP sanitary sewer on Kerper Ct. will be reconstructed with the flow being
directed to the new Kerper Ct lift station. Three additional individual E-One grinder pump
stations will also be installed for properties, along Kerper Blvd. that are currently connected
to the existing gravity sewer
The project consists of approximately; 1,770 LF of 24” PVC and 1,428 LF of 8” PVC gravity
sewer, 5,022 LF of 10” PVC force main, 11 manholes, (2) Lift stations, Control building, Bar
screen building, (3) duplex E-One pumps, 5,548 Sy of PCC pavement, 3,969 Sy ACC
pavement, staged construction and traffic control.
120.9 Pre-Bid Construction Conference
Each prospective bidder is encouraged to attend the Pre-Bid Construction Conference to
be held at 1:30 PM on June 1st, 2017, in Conference Room A, at City Hall, in Dubuque,
Iowa. Attendance by all prospective bidders is not mandatory but highly recommended.
120.10 Title VI – Non-Discrimination Clause
The City of Dubuque in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 78 Stat.
252, 42 U.S.C. 2000d-2000d-4 and Title 49, Code of Federal Regulations, Department of
Transportation, Subtitle A, Office of the Secretary, Part 21, Nondiscrimination in Federally
assisted programs of the Department of Transportation issued pursuant to such Act,
hereby notifies all bidders that it will affirmatively insure that in any contract entered into
pursuant to this advertisement, minority business enterprises will be afforded full
opportunity to submit bids in response to this invitation and will not be discriminated against
on the grounds of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability in consideration for an
120.11 Debarments and Suspensions
Any bidder or equipment supplier whose firm or affiliate is listed in on the U.S. General
Services Administration Excluded Parties List System web site at http://www.epls.gov/ will
be prohibited from the bidding process. Anyone submitting a bid who is listed on this web
site will be determined to be a non-responsive bidder in accordance with 40 CFR Part 31.
5/19/2017 8:00 AM
6/8/2017 2:00 PM
June 1, 2017, June 6, 2017
June 1, 2017 1:30 p.m.
City of Dubuque
No plan deposit required.
Plan & Spec Available:
Copies of the Contract Documents may be obtained at the Engineering Department, City Hall – Second Floor, 50 West 13th Street, Dubuque, Iowa 52001. The Contract Documents will also be available on the City’s website at www.cityofdubuque.org/bids.aspx. No plan deposit is required.
Mon. - Fri. 8 am - 5pm
Plan Holders List:
Posted with the bid documents.
Engineer's Estimate: $3,762,674.63
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