Notice to Bidders: Outfall Trunk Sewer Replacement
The City of Sioux Falls, SD, requests formal bids for Outfall Trunk Sewer Replacement.
Sealed bids shall be received by Engineering, 2nd Floor, City Hall, 224 W. 9th St., P.O. Box 7402, Sioux Falls, South Dakota 57117-7402, not later than 2 p.m., April 21, 2016. Bids shall be publicly opened and read in City Hall, 1st Floor, at 2:15 p.m.
Specifications and bid forms that must be used are available online at eplans.siouxfalls.org. Cite Bid Request No. 16-1027.
Specifications and bid forms will be provided to any South Dakota resident contractor free of charge, which includes postage at the USPS standard or priority rate, who intends in good faith to bid on the improvement.
The City of Sioux Falls reserves the right to reject any or all bids, waive technicalities, and make award(s) as deemed to be in the best interest of Sioux Falls, SD.
The City of Sioux Falls has adopted a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Plan. This Plan expresses the commitment of the City of Sioux Falls that disadvantaged business enterprises have the maximum opportunity to compete for and perform federally assisted contracts and subcontracts.
Bidders on this work will be required to comply with the President’s Executive Order Nos. 11246 as amended, 11518 and 11625 as amended. The requirements for bidders and contractors under these orders are explained in the specifications.
Bidders on this work will be required to comply with Title 40 CFR 33 and Executive Order 12138. The requirements for bidders and contractors under this regulation which concerns utilization of Disadvantaged/Minority Business Enterprises (DBE/MBE) and Women’s Business Enterprises (WBE) are explained in the specifications. The DBE/MBE and WBE goals for participation in this contract in terms of percentage of contract value are as follows: MBE 1.0 percent; WBE 4.0 percent.
Davis Bacon and Related Acts wages apply to this project. All provisions relative to those acts must be met.
The low responsive bidder will be required to certify to compliance with the American Iron and Steel provision of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2014. This certification form may be found on page AIS-21 of the State Revolving Fund (SRF) General Conditions and must be included in the bid proposal.
Please be advised that waivers or exemptions from the American Iron and Steel provision that cite International Trade Agreements DO NOT comply with the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2014 as it applies to the SRF programs. Claims from suppliers that the American Iron and Steel provision do not apply to certain products based on the International Trade Agreement exemptions of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2014 will not be accepted.
Your special attention is invited to the attached Bidders Activity Report (BAR), Forms A and B, and Debar-2 form. The BAR form must be completed and submitted with your bid proposal, along with either Form A or Form B, and Debar‑2 form. Failure to submit the Form BAR, appropriate form A or B, and Debar‑2 form will cause the bid to be rejected. Completion of the Bidders Activity Report is necessary in order to fulfill the requirements of obtaining a complete list of contractors contacted with regard to this project, in accordance with 49 CFR 26.11c. Statistical information used from the Bidders Activity Report will be used in the calculation of the next year’s DBE goals. By completing Form A, you are advising the City how the contract goal will be met. In the event you believe you will be unable to meet the goals, the attached Form B must be completed and submitted with the Bid Proposal. Please be advised that good-faith efforts will be subjected to close scrutiny and if the good-faith effort submission is unacceptable, your bid will be rejected.
The City of Sioux Falls has available the latest Disadvantaged Business Enterprise directory in the Engineering office to facilitate identifying those certified disadvantaged business enterprises within the state of South Dakota.
A Prebid Conference will be held on Monday, April 11, 2016, at 10:30 AM at the Sioux Falls Water Reclamation Facility, 4500 N. Sycamore Ave., Sioux Falls, SD 57104 .