NOTICE TO BIDDERS
2021 WATER MAIN REPLACEMENT PROGRAM
The City of Zion is now accepting sealed bid proposals for the 2021 Water Main Replacement Program.
Time and Place of Opening Bids
Notice is hereby given that the City of Zion, Illinois, will receive sealed bids at the City of Zion, City Hall, 2828 Sheridan Road, Zion, Illinois until Tuesday, September 29, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. local time for 2021 WATER MAIN REPLACEMENT PROGRAM, at which time the bids will be publicly opened and read. Bid proposals for this project will be considered not only on the basis of cost, but also on past performance, experience and ability to perform the work. The City of Zion reserves the right to accept the proposal deemed to be in its own best interest based on all of the above considerations. Bids will be acted upon by the President and Board of Trustees.
Description of Work
The proposed work is officially known as “2021 WATER MAIN REPLACEMENT PROGRAM” and further described as the construction of approximately 1,300 lineal feet of new 8” ductile iron water main, valve boxes, fire hydrants, new water service connections, proposed storm sewer, and all required restoration in Zion, Illinois, as further described in the contract documents for the said work prepared by Christopher B. Burke Engineering, Ltd. (CBBEL).
Availability of Contract Documents
Plans and proposal forms will be available through the Christopher B. Burke Engineering, Ltd. website at http://cbbel.com/bidding-info/ or at www.questcdn.com for a non-refundable charge of $30.00. Plans can be found using QuestCDN #7301150 after logging in. Contact QuestCDN.com at 952-233-1632 or email@example.com for assistance in membership registration and downloading this digital project information. Contractors must purchase bid documents and be shown on the Bidder’s Planholder List in order to bid. Bids received from contractors who are not in the Bidder’s Planholder List will be rejected.
All bid proposals must be accompanied by a bid bond, certified check, or bank cashier’s check payable to the City of Zion for five (5) percent of the amount of the bid as provided in the General Provisions. No proposals or bids will be considered unless accompanied by such bond, or check.
Prevailing Wage Rates
When engaged in construction of a “public work,” within the meaning of Illinois Prevailing Wage Act, 820 ILCS 130/.01 et seq. (“the Act”), the Act requires Contractors and Subcontractors to pay laborers, workers and mechanics performing services on public works projects no less than the “prevailing rate of wages” (hourly wages plus fringe benefits) in the county where the work is performed.
For information regarding current prevailing wage rates, please refer to the Illinois Department of Labor’s website at: www.state.il.us/agency/idol/rates/rates.HTM. All Contractors and Subcontractors rendering services under a Contract for the construction of a public work must comply with all requirements of the Act, including but not limited to, all wage, notice and record keeping duties.
The term general prevailing hourly rate, when used in this requirement will mean the hourly cash wages plus fringe benefits for health and welfare, insurance, vacations and pensions paid generally, in the locality in which the work is being performed, to employees engaged in work of a similar character on public works.
As a condition of making payment to the Contractor, the City may require the Contractor to submit an affidavit to the effect that not less than the prevailing hourly wage rate is being paid to laborers, mechanics and other workmen employed on this Contract in accordance with Illinois or federal law, as applicable.
Contractor shall certify that all required training related to applicable National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permits has been completed by all employees, subcontractors, or other vendors working on behalf of the Contractor on City projects or within the CITY’s municipal limits.
The successful BIDDER for the construction of the improvements will be required to enter into Performance and Labor and Material Payment bonds equal to 100% of the amount of the bid with sureties to be approved by the President and Board of Trustees, when entering into the contract for the work, which shall be conditioned upon the proper and faithful performance by the CONTRACTOR of the work specified in accordance with the contract documents therefore, and the ordinances providing for the work.
Rejection of Bids
The CITY, reserves the right to defer the award of the contract for a period not to exceed one hundred twenty (120) calendar days after the date bids are received, and to accept or reject any or all proposals and to waive technicalities.