Advertisement for Bids City of Ranger Water Supply Improvements–Waterline and Pump Station Improvements

Sealed bids for WATER SUPPLY IMPROVEMENTS – WATERLINE AND PUMP STATION IMPROVEMENTS will be received by the CITY OF RANGER until Friday, May 29, 2020, at 10:00 AM at the office of the Engineer, Jacob & Martin, 3465 Curry Lane, Abilene, TX 79606 and then at said location publicly opened and read aloud. In-person attendance of the bid opening will not be allowed due to Covid-19 concerns. The bid opening will be conducted via video conference. Instructions on how to view the bid opening can be obtained from the Engineer, Jacob & Martin by calling 325-695-1070. Bid proposals must be delivered to the Engineer’s office address above prior to the bid opening date and time.

The base bid includes replacement of approximately 5,270 linear feet of 6″ through 3/4″ PVC and HDPE water distribution line, valves, water line connections, and incidentals. Improvements at an existing pump station are also included: storage tank recirculation pump, disinfection boosting facility, yard piping, SCADA, and electrical. Alternate bids will be accepted for an additional 16,000 linear feet of 8” through ¾” PVC and HDPE water distribution line and for installation of asphalt and base pavement repair by the contractor.

NO PRE-BID CONFERENCE WILL BE CONDUCTED.

This contract is subject to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program, which includes EPA-approved fair share goals toward procurement of Minority and Women-owned Business Enterprise (M/WBE) businesses. EPA rules require that applicants and prime contractors make a good faith effort to award a fair share of contracts, subcontracts, and procurements to M/WBEs through demonstration of the six affirmative steps. For more details on the DBE Program and the current, applicable fair share goals, please visit www.twdb.texas.gov/dbe.

This contract is to be funded through a loan obtained from the Texas Water Development Board as part of the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund. There are a number of special provisions for this funding that bidders, by submitting a bid, acknowledge understanding, including the following: A contract is contingent upon release of funds from the TWDB. Any contract or contracts awarded under this Notice to Bidders are expected to be funded in part by financial assistance from the TWDB. Neither the State of Texas nor any of its departments, agencies, or employees are or will be a party to this Invitation for Bids or any resulting contract. Contract shall be awarded to the lowest responsive, responsible bidder.

Equal Opportunity in Employment – All qualified Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age (40 or older), disability, or genetic information. Bidders on this work will be required to comply with the Department of Labor regulations at 41 CFR Part 60-4, relating to Construction Contractors–Affirmative Action Requirements, which include the President’s Executive Order No. 11246, as amended by Executive Order No. 11375 and Executive Order No. 13672, in the award and administration of contracts awarded under TWDB financial assistance agreements. Failure by the Contractor to carry out these requirements is a material breach, which may result in the termination of the awarded financial assistance.

The Contract Documents, consisting of Advertisement for Bids, Information for Bidders, Bid Proposal, Bid Bond, Contract, Performance and Payment Bonds, General Conditions, Notice of Award, Notice to Proceed, Plans, Specifications, Addenda (if any) and Project Contracting and Compliance Provisions may be examined at the following location:

JACOB & MARTIN, LLC, Consulting Engineers; 3465 Curry Lane, Abilene, 79606

Bids will not be received from contractors who have not obtained original plans and specifications from Jacob & Martin, LLC. Contractor shall submit all contract documents with their bid.

Copies of the Contract Documents must be ordered online at www.jacobmartin.com. Orders for Contract Documents may include hard copies for pick up, mail out or digital download via www.jacobmartin.com. Upon verification of online payment, hard copies may be picked up at Jacob & Martin, LLC, located at 3465 Curry Lane, Abilene, TX 79606. Cost for hard copies of the Contract Documents will be $150.00 for half size 11 x 17, and digital download of Contract Documents will be $20.00. Contractors must purchase a set of Contract Documents to be considered a registered plan holder eligible to bid the project.

A certified check or bank draft, payable to the order of City of Ranger, negotiable U.S. Government bonds (at par value) or a satisfactory Bid Bond executed by the Bidder and an acceptable surety in an amount equal to five percent (5%) of the total bid shall be submitted with each bid. The party to whom the contract is awarded shall be required to furnish performance and payment bonds for 100% of the contract price, from a surety company holding a permit from the State of Texas to act as surety.

Any contract(s) awarded under this Invitation for Bids is/are subject to the American Iron and Steel (AIS) requirements of federal law, including federal appropriation acts.

All laborers and mechanics working on the work site and employed by contractors and subcontractors on projects funded directly by or assisted in whole or in part by and through the Clean Water State Revolving Fund or Drinking Water State Revolving Fund shall be paid wages as described in the section, Mandatory Davis-Bacon Act Contract Conditions.

Any contracts in excess of $2,000.00 for construction, alteration or repair (including painting and decorating) and funded under the Clean Water State Revolving Fund and Drinking Water State Revolving Fund programs shall include the mandatory Davis-Bacon Act Contract Conditions.

Any contract or contracts awarded under this Invitation for Bid (IFB) are expected to be funded in part by financial assistance from the TWDB. Neither the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) or the State of Texas, nor any of its departments, agencies, or employees, are or will be a party to this IFB or any resulting contract.

The Owner reserves the right to waive any informalities and to reject any or all bids, and to accept the bid they consider most advantageous to the Owner. Bids may be held by the Owner for a period not to exceed 60 days from the date of bid opening for the purpose of reviewing the bids and investigating the qualifications of Bidders prior to awarding of the contract.

CITY OF RANGER

Dates: May 7 & May 14, 2020 By: ______________________
Joe Pilgrim, Mayor