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114 W Michigan St.
LaGrange, IN 46761
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LaGrange, IN 46761
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Invitation for Bid
3500-Gallon Pumper/Tanker Fire Truck
LaGrange County, Indiana
Lima Civil Township
Notice is hereby given, that LaGrange County, acting through the Board of Commissioners of the County of LaGrange (“Owner”), will receive sealed bid packets for the construction of a new 3500 gallon pumper/tanker fire truck for the Howe-Lima Township Volunteer Fire Department (HLTVFD).
Sealed bids must be received by LaGrange County Auditor, Kay Myers, 114 W. Michigan Street, LaGrange, IN 46761, no later than 9:30 a.m. on November 3, 2014 (EST) at the County Annex Building. Bids received after such hour will be returned unopened. Bids received by this time shall be opened and publicly read at the public meeting scheduled to take place on November 3, 2014, at 9:30 a. m. located in the LaGrange County Commissioners Room, 114 W. Michigan Street, LaGrange, IN. All interested citizens are invited to attend and should any citizens require special provisions, such as handicapped modifications or non-English translation, the County will provide such provisions as long as the request is made by October 30, 2014.
A pre-bid meeting will be held at 6:00 p.m.( EST) on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at the Howe Fire Stationlocated at 0175 W St. Rd. 120, Howe, IN 46747. All prime contractors, subcontractors, small, minority or women owned enterprises and other interested parties are invited to attend.
The project will consist of the following: purchase of a National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) approved 3500-gallon tanker with a mounted water pump. Details pertaining to the project are included in the specifications.
The work to be performed and the bid to be submitted shall include sufficient and proper sums for all necessary labor, equipment, materials and so forth incidental and required for the project.
APPROVED EQUAL CLAUSE: The mention in the specifications of apparatus, equipment or material by brand name or by such specified description of same as is hereby made, is intended to convey to the bidder’s understanding, the degree of excellence required. Any article equipment, or material which shall conform to the standards and excellence so established, and is “of equal” merit, strength, durability and appearance to perform the desired function is deemed eligible for offer as a substitute or “alternate”. The qualifications of the offering shall be judged as to their conformance with the specifications.
Each bid must be enclosed in a sealed envelope bearing the title “Bid - Howe Fire Truck” and the name and address of Bidder. All bids must be submitted on the bid forms as identified in the specifications.
Each bid shall be accompanied by a certified check or acceptable bidder’s bond made payable to the Owner, in a sum of not less than five percent (5%) of the total amount of the highest aggregate bid, which check or bond will be held by the Owner as evidence that the bidder will, if awarded the contract, enter into the same with the Owner upon notification from him to do so within ten (10) days of said notification.
Approved performance an payment bonds guaranteeing faithful and proper performance of the work and materials, to be executed by an acceptable surety company, will be required of the Contractor at the time of a contract execution. The bonds must be for the full amount of the Contract Price and must be in full force and effect throughout the term of the Contract plus a period of twelve (12) months from the date of substantial completion. A warranty is required on the truck.
The Owner reserves the right to reject any bid, or all bids, or to accept any bid or bids, or to make such combination of bids as may seem desirable, and to waive any and all informalities in bidding. Any bid may be withdrawn prior to the above scheduled time for the opening of bids or authorized postponement thereof. Any bid received after the time and date specified shall not be considered. No bid may be withdrawn after the scheduled closing time for receipt of bids for at least ninety (90) days.
A conditional or qualified Bid will not be accepted.
Award will be made to the lowest, responsive, and responsible bidder. The lowest, responsive, and responsible bidder must not be debarred, suspended, or otherwise be excluded from or ineligible for participation in federally assisted programs under Executive Order 12549.
All applicable laws, ordinances, and the rules and regulations of all authorities having jurisdiction over construction of the project shall apply to the project throughout.
Bids shall be properly and completely executed on bid forms included in the Specifications. Bids shall include all information requested by Indiana Form 96 (Revised 2010) included with the Specifications. Under Section III of Form 96, the Bidder shall submit a financial statement. A copy of the proposed Financial Statement to be submitted with the bid is included in the bid documents section to these specifications. The Owner may make such investigations as deemed necessary to determine the ability of the Bidder to perform the work and the Bidder shall furnish to the Owner all such information and data for this purpose as the Owner may request. The Owner reserves the right to reject any bid if the evidence submitted by, or investigation of, such Bidder fails to satisfy the Owner that such Bidder is properly qualified to carry out the obligations of the Agreement and to complete the work contemplated therein.
Each Bidder is responsible for inspecting the Project site(s) and for reading and being thoroughly familiar with the Contract Documents and Specifications. The failure or omission of any Bidder to do any of the foregoing shall in no way relieve any Bidder from any obligation with respect to its Bid.
Bidders on this work shall be required to comply with the provisions of the President’s Executive Order No. 11246, as amended. The Bidders shall also comply with the requirements of 41 CFR Part 60 - 4 entitled Construction Contractors - Affirmative Action Requirements. A copy of 41 CFR Part 60 - 4 may be found in the Supplemental General Conditions of the Contract Documents and Specifications.
The Bidders attention is also called to the “Minority/Women Business Participation” requirements contained in the Project Specifications. The Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs has adopted a State goal of 10% participation for minority and women owned businesses for construction related or purchase related contracts for the work.
The Contractor must meet guidelines and practices established by the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs and appropriate federal regulations including: 1) Executive Order 11246, 2) Section 3 of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1968, as amended, 3) Certification of Non-Segregated Facilities, 4) OMB Circular A-102, 5) Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 6) Section 504, Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 7) Age Discrimination Act of 1975, 8) Executive Order 12138, 9) Conflict of Interest Clause, 10) Retention and Custodial Requirements for Records Clause, 11) Contractors and Subcontractors Certifications, and others that may be appropriate or necessary.
Contract procurement is subject to the federal regulations contained in the OMB Circular A-102, Sections B and O and the State of Indiana requirements contained in IC-36-1-9 and IC-36-1-12.
Any contract(s) awarded under this Advertisement for Bids are expected to be funded in part by a grant from the Department of Housing and Urban Development, as administered by the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs. Neither the United States nor any of its departments, agencies or employees is or will be a party to this Advertisement for Bids or any resulting