Notice to Bidders

    Notice is hereby given that Kosciusko County, by and through its Board of County Commissioners, will receive sealed bids for the construction and resurfacing of:

    East Old US 30- From CR 450 E to SR 13,approximately 3.0 miles, Kosciusko County, Indiana. Wedge, level and resurfacing.

    Pierceton Road - From Winona Lake Town Limits to Pierceton Town Limits, approximately 3.56 miles, Kosciusko County, Indiana. Wedge, level and resurfacing.

    Sealed proposals will  be received at  the  Auditors  Office, 100  West Center Street, Warsaw, Indiana 46580 until 9:00 am (Local Time) on the 14th of February, 2023.

    Proposal shall be submitted using for each the attached itemized unit price bid sheet for each road along with the Bid Summary sheet furnished by Kosciusko County which shall be attached to a properly and completely executed Indiana Bid Form 96 (Revised 2013) accompanied by the Contractor's Financial Statement form taken from Form 96A.

    Bids will be accepted only from bidders who are sufficiently  and currently pre-qualified by the Indiana  Department of Transportation. Proof of pre-qualification  must be submitted  with each bid.

    All proposals will then be publicly opened and read aloud by the County Commissioners at 9:15 am, February 14th,  2023.  Any proposals received after  the  above  designated time  will  be returned unopened.

    The contract  documents, including  specifications, are  on  file  in  the  office  of  the  Kosciusko County Highway Department, 2936 East Old Road 30, Warsaw,Indiana 46582 for review.

    Security: Any person, firm  or corporation  who submits a  proposal must file  with  their bid a certified  check, bank draft, cashier's check, or  money  order  issued by a financial institution insured by an agency of the United State in the amount of ten percent (10%)  of the bid, made payable  to  the  Treasurer  of  Kosciusko County.  In lieu  of  the  above, any  person, firm  or corporation who submits a proposal and has a principal place of business in the state of Indiana may file with their proposal a bid bond in the amount of ten percent (10%)  of the bid, made payable to the Board of Commissioners of Kosciusko County.

    Proposals may be held by the Board of Commissioners for a period not to exceed sixty (60) days from the public opening.

    The successful contractor will be required to furnish a performance and payment bond in the amount of one hundred percent (100%) of the contract price within ten days after the award of the contract and a two (2) year maintenance bond in the amount of thirty percent (30%) of the contact.

    No contractor may withdraw their proposal within sixty (60) days after the actual date of the opening thereof.

    The Kosciusko County Highway Department reserves the right to ask for clarification for any bid submitted. The specification herein states the minimum requirements  of the Kosciusko County Highway Department. It shall be the bidder's responsibility  to carefully examine each item of the specifications. Any bid not in substantial compliance with these specifications will be rejected. It will be the responsibility  of the bidder to conform to the requirements unless deviations have been specifically cited by the bidder and acceptance made on the basis of the exception.

    Bids will be awarded also based on Kosciusko County being awarded Community Crossing 50/50 Grant Matching Funds from INDOT for the above listed projects.

    In comparing bids,consideration will not be confined to price only. The successful bid will be the one that is judged to best service the interest of the Kosciusko County Highway Department where price,product,safety,quality and delivery are considered.

    The Board of Commissioners reserved the right to reject any proposal to waive technicalities or irregularities therein, to delete any bid item or items and to award a contract on the proposal that in their judgment is most advantageous to Kosciusko County.

Rhonda Helser, Kosciusko County Auditor

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