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Bid Title: Althauser Street Retaining Wall Repair Project
Category: Engineering
Status: Open







Althauser Retaining Wall Repair Project

Dubuque, IA


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 September 28, 2023, 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 September 28, 2023, at City Hall - Conference Room C, 50 West 13th Street, Dubuque, Iowa, for consideration by the City Council at its meeting on October 2, 2023.  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 November 15, 2023.

120.4   Bid Security 

Each Bidder must accompany its Bid with a Bid security 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   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 Project.

120.8   General Nature of Public Improvement Project

Concrete Retaining Wall near 902 Althauser CIP # 5524000003


This project involves the reconstruction of an existing concrete/stone retaining wall along Althauser Street near 902 Althauser St. The estimated quantity for new reinforced concrete retaining wall is 80 CY. Additionally, the project includes HMA pavement in the street and PCC pavement in the driveway. There is a small amount of chain link fence to be removed and replaced in the yard below the retaining wall. All disturbed turf is to be dressed and seeded. The project has two alternates. Alternate 1 is for a plain faced PCC concrete retaining wall. Alternate 2 is for a PCC concrete retaining wall that has a textured face using a formliner. The pattern of the face is to simulate large limestone block a minimum of 12” high.


Base Bid plus Alternate 1 Estimated Total Cost = $145,000



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 award.

120.11   Notice to Bidders Distribution

On the following date, September 13, 2023, this Notice was posted at the following locations:


            The City of Dubuque Website.

            Master Builders Lead Generating Service

            Master Builders Website

Publication Date/Time:
9/13/2023 12:00 AM
Closing Date/Time:
9/28/2023 2:00 PM
Contact Person:
Jon Dienst, Civil Engineer
City of Dubuque
Download Available:
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 No plan deposit is required.
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