Whitko Community Schools

Notice To Bidders
November 22, 2023 at 6:00 a.m.


ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS
1.1 PROJECT INFORMATION
A. Notice to Bidders: Qualified bidders may submit bids for project as described in this Document. Submit bids according to the Instructions to Bidders.
B. Project Identification: Whitko Jr/Sr High School Addition and Renovation Project.
Project Location: Whitko Jr/Sr High School
1 Big Blue Avenue
South Whitley, Indiana 46787.
C. Owner:
Whitko Community Schools
710 North State Road 5
Larwill, Indiana 46764.
D. Architect:
Wightman & Associates
2303 Pipestone Road
Benton Harbor, Michigan 49022.
Web Site: www.gowightman.com
E. Project Description: Renovation of the existing “D wing” and Auditorium/Cafeteria restrooms of the Jr/Sr High School and the addition of a new “E wing”.
1. The project cost range is anticipated to be under $7,400,000.00. F. Construction Contract: Bids will be received for the following Work:
1. General Contract (all trades). Bids shall be received from one prime contractor for all work as outlined in the Specifications and Construction Drawings.
2. All applicable laws, ordinances, and the rules and regulations of all authorities having jurisdiction over the construction of the project shall apply to the project throughout.
3. Contractors shall note that the project is subject to the Common Construction Wage Act (effective July 1, 2015) for record-keeping and all terms of this Act shall be followed in their entirety.
4. Contract form for the project will be AIA Document A101.
5. Contract will be made to the responsive, low, responsible bidder. The bidder must be approved by the Owner and the Architect upon review of the bids.
6. Whitko Community Schools are tax-exempt. The owner will provide appropriate documentation to the successful Bidder.
1.2 BID SUBMITTAL AND OPENING
A. Owner will receive sealed lump sum bids until the bid time and date at the location given below. Owner will consider bids prepared in compliance with the Instructions to Bidders issued by Owner, and delivered as follows:
1. Bid Date: December 12, 2023.
2. Bid Time: 2:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.
3. Location: Whitko Community Schools Central office
710 North State Road 5
Larwill, IN 46764.
B. Bids will thereafter be publicly opened and read aloud.
C. Bids shall be submitted on the forms provided by the Architect with all blanks filled in.
Bid form and other documents required to be submitted with the bid shall be enclosed in a sealed envelope with the Bidders name, addressed to: Whitko Community Schools, Attention Whitko Jr/Sr High School Addition and Renovation Project.
1.3 BID SECURITY
A. Each bid must be accompanied by a filled-in Non-Collusion Affidavit, IN State Form 4391, as provided by law.
B. Bid security shall be submitted with each bid in the amount of five (5) percent of the bid amount.
C. Bids received after the designated time for closing will be returned unopened.
D. No bids may be withdrawn for a period of 60 days after the opening of bids. The owner reserves the right to reject any and all bids and to waive informalities and irregularities.
1.4 PREBID MEETING
A. Prebid Meeting: See Document 002513 "Prebid Meetings."
B. Prebid Meeting: A Prebid meeting for all bidders will be held in the School Cafeteria in the Whitko Jr/Sr High School, 1 Big Blue Avenue, South Whitley, Indiana 46787 on Tuesday, November 28, 2023, at 9:30 a.m. Eastern Standard time. Prospective prime bidders are requested to attend.
1. Bidders' Questions: The architect will provide responses at the Prebid Meeting to bidders' questions received up to two (2) business days prior to the meeting.
1.5 DOCUMENTS
A. Online Procurement and Contracting Documents: Obtain access after November 21, 2023, at 3:00 p.m. by contacting the following:
1. Dodge Lead Center: www.dodgeprojects.construction.com
2. Eastern Engineering: www.easternengineering.com
3. Wightman Bidding Website: https://bids.gowightman.com/
B. Viewing Procurement and Contracting Documents: Examine after November 21, 2023, at the locations below:
1. Wightman Associates, 2303 Pipestone Road, Benton Harbor, MI 49022
1.6 TIME OF COMPLETION
A. Successful bidder shall begin the Work on receipt of the Notice to Proceed and shall complete the Work within the Contract Time.
1.7 BIDDER'S QUALIFICATIONS
A. Bidders must be properly licensed under the laws governing their respective trades and be able to obtain insurance and bonds required for the Work.
B. A 100% Performance Bond, and a separate Labor and Material Payment Bond, and
Insurance in a form acceptable to the Owner will be required as part of each Bid.
C. Each bid proposal shall include all labor, material, and services necessary to complete the project in strict accordance with the contract documents as prepared and on file in the office of Wightman Associates. The Owner reserves the right to reject any or all bids.
D. Each bidder is responsible for inspecting the project site and for reading and being thoroughly familiar with the Contract Documents and Specifications. Failure of omission of any Bidder to do any of the foregoing shall relieve the Bidder from any obligation with respect to their bid.
1.8 NOTIFICATION
A. This Advertisement for Bids document is issued by order of the Administration of Whitko Community School Corporation.
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ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS
1.1 PROJECT INFORMATION
A. Notice to Bidders: Qualified bidders may submit bids for project as described in this Document. Submit bids according to the Instructions to Bidders.
B. Project Identification: Whitko Jr/Sr High School Addition and Renovation Project.
Project Location: Whitko Jr/Sr High School
1 Big Blue Avenue
South Whitley, Indiana 46787.
C. Owner:
Whitko Community Schools
710 North State Road 5
Larwill, Indiana 46764.
D. Architect:
Wightman & Associates
2303 Pipestone Road
Benton Harbor, Michigan 49022.
Web Site: www.gowightman.com
E. Project Description: Renovation of the existing “D wing” and Auditorium/Cafeteria restrooms of the Jr/Sr High School and the addition of a new “E wing”.
1. The project cost range is anticipated to be under $7,400,000.00. F. Construction Contract: Bids will be received for the following Work:
1. General Contract (all trades). Bids shall be received from one prime contractor for all work as outlined in the Specifications and Construction Drawings.
2. All applicable laws, ordinances, and the rules and regulations of all authorities having jurisdiction over the construction of the project shall apply to the project throughout.
3. Contractors shall note that the project is subject to the Common Construction Wage Act (effective July 1, 2015) for record-keeping and all terms of this Act shall be followed in their entirety.
4. Contract form for the project will be AIA Document A101.
5. Contract will be made to the responsive, low, responsible bidder. The bidder must be approved by the Owner and the Architect upon review of the bids.
6. Whitko Community Schools are tax-exempt. The owner will provide appropriate documentation to the successful Bidder.
1.2 BID SUBMITTAL AND OPENING
A. Owner will receive sealed lump sum bids until the bid time and date at the location given below. Owner will consider bids prepared in compliance with the Instructions to Bidders issued by Owner, and delivered as follows:
1. Bid Date: December 12, 2023.
2. Bid Time: 2:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.
3. Location: Whitko Community Schools Central office
710 North State Road 5
Larwill, IN 46764.
B. Bids will thereafter be publicly opened and read aloud.
C. Bids shall be submitted on the forms provided by the Architect with all blanks filled in.
Bid form and other documents required to be submitted with the bid shall be enclosed in a sealed envelope with the Bidders name, addressed to: Whitko Community Schools, Attention Whitko Jr/Sr High School Addition and Renovation Project.
1.3 BID SECURITY
A. Each bid must be accompanied by a filled-in Non-Collusion Affidavit, IN State Form 4391, as provided by law.
B. Bid security shall be submitted with each bid in the amount of five (5) percent of the bid amount.
C. Bids received after the designated time for closing will be returned unopened.
D. No bids may be withdrawn for a period of 60 days after the opening of bids. The owner reserves the right to reject any and all bids and to waive informalities and irregularities.
1.4 PREBID MEETING
A. Prebid Meeting: See Document 002513 "Prebid Meetings."
B. Prebid Meeting: A Prebid meeting for all bidders will be held in the School Cafeteria in the Whitko Jr/Sr High School, 1 Big Blue Avenue, South Whitley, Indiana 46787 on Tuesday, November 28, 2023, at 9:30 a.m. Eastern Standard time. Prospective prime bidders are requested to attend.
1. Bidders' Questions: The architect will provide responses at the Prebid Meeting to bidders' questions received up to two (2) business days prior to the meeting.
1.5 DOCUMENTS
A. Online Procurement and Contracting Documents: Obtain access after November 21, 2023, at 3:00 p.m. by contacting the following:
1. Dodge Lead Center: www.dodgeprojects.construction.com
2. Eastern Engineering: www.easternengineering.com
3. Wightman Bidding Website: https://bids.gowightman.com/
B. Viewing Procurement and Contracting Documents: Examine after November 21, 2023, at the locations below:
1. Wightman Associates, 2303 Pipestone Road, Benton Harbor, MI 49022
1.6 TIME OF COMPLETION
A. Successful bidder shall begin the Work on receipt of the Notice to Proceed and shall complete the Work within the Contract Time.
1.7 BIDDER'S QUALIFICATIONS
A. Bidders must be properly licensed under the laws governing their respective trades and be able to obtain insurance and bonds required for the Work.
B. A 100% Performance Bond, and a separate Labor and Material Payment Bond, and
Insurance in a form acceptable to the Owner will be required as part of each Bid.
C. Each bid proposal shall include all labor, material, and services necessary to complete the project in strict accordance with the contract documents as prepared and on file in the office of Wightman Associates. The Owner reserves the right to reject any or all bids.
D. Each bidder is responsible for inspecting the project site and for reading and being thoroughly familiar with the Contract Documents and Specifications. Failure of omission of any Bidder to do any of the foregoing shall relieve the Bidder from any obligation with respect to their bid.
1.8 NOTIFICATION
A. This Advertisement for Bids document is issued by order of the Administration of Whitko Community School Corporation.
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