SECTION 00 03 00 ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS TITLE: ISD #518 – Worthington Public Schools District Office Addition and Renovation LOCATION OF WORK: Worthington District Office 1117 Marine Ave. Worthington, MN 56187 OWNER: ISD #518 – Worthington Public Schools 1117 Marine Ave. Worthington, MN 56187 (507) 372-2172 OWNER’S REPRESENTATIVE: ICS 1331 Tyler Street NE Suite 101 Minneapolis, MN 55413 (763) 354-2670 ARCHITECT: Wold Architects and Engineers 332 Minnesota Street, Suite W2000 Saint Paul, MN 55101 (651) 227-7773 STRUCTURAL: Northland Consulting Engineers 102 South 21st Avenue West Duluth, MN 55806 (218) 727-5995 MECHANICAL & ELECTRICAL ENGINEER Wold Architects and Engineers 332 Minnesota Street, Suite W2000 Saint Paul, MN 55101 (651) 227-7773 CIVIL ENGINEER: Bolton and Menk, Inc. 7575 Golden Valley Road, Suite 200 Minneapolis, MN 55427 (763) 544-7129 PROJECT DESCRIPTION: Worthington District Office Addition and Renovation: Work will consist of One (1) Bid Scope to encompass the addition and renovation of the existing Worthington District Office. This work is to include, but not limited to, all work for interior and exterior framing, building envelope, concrete and flatwork, roofing, doors/hardware/windows, site work, security and fire systems as well as all painting and finish work. The project scope to also include all Mechanical (including plumbing, HVAC, controls, and fire protection) as well as all Electrical (power, lighting, and low voltage). BID DATE AND LOCATION: Sealed bids will be received at 1211 Clary Street, Worthington, MN 56187, then publicly opened and read aloud at the Worthington High School Media Center. Base Bids will be received and stamped-in prior to 11:00 AM local time on Tuesday, March Twenty-Ninth (29), Two Thousand Twenty-Two (2022). The main entrance is located on the North end of the building with a parking lot off of Marine Avenue. There is also minimal parking and an entrance off Clary Street on the South end of the building. EXAMINATION OF DOCUMENTS: For Electronic access to the bidding documents, please contact the Owner’s Representative Project Coordinator, Raeann Wynn, at or calling direct at (612) 999-1566. The Owner’s Representative can also provide locations of Builders Exchange’s holding plans for contractors to access. Bidders are responsible for any and all costs associated with the production of plans and specifications for their use. BIDDING REQUIREMENTS: Each bidder must comply with the following requirements to ensure validity of their bids: Bids must be accompanied by bid security in the form of certified check, cashier’s check, or bid bond in the amount of 5% of base bid submitted, made payable to owner, as a guarantee that the bidder will, if awarded, enter into a contract in accordance with contract documents and submitted bid. Submit bid in duplicate on the prescribed form, furnished with the specifications, with the full name and address of the bidder. Completely fill in all blank spaces on the bid form, in ink or typewriter, in both words and figures. Sign in longhand, executed by a principal duly authorized to enter into an agreement. If a bidder is in a co-partnership, then signatures on the bid shall be by an authorized member of the firm, with names and addresses of each member of partnership. Base bid and all alternate bids shall be stated both in writing and in figures. In all cases, written and numerical figures must agree; otherwise at Owner’s option, it shall be cause for rejection of the bid. Complete form without alteration. Submit alternate prices (bids) for either increasing or decreasing the cost as called for on the bid form and Description of Alternates. Submit a bid for all alternates. Owner may make such investigations as they deem necessary to determine the ability and responsibility of the bidder to perform the work, and any bidder shall furnish to Owner all such information and data for this purpose, as the Owner may request. 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 contract and to complete the Work contemplated therein. The competence and responsibility of the bidder will be considered in making an award, including, but not limited to: (1) proof of financial responsibility, (2) quality of similar work, (3) amount of experience with similar projects, (4) facilities, personnel and equipment, (5) reputation for performance, and (6) ability to complete the work within the specified time. Owner reserves the right to reject any bid where there is reasonable doubt as to the qualifications of the bidder. Owner reserves the right to (1) accept bidder’s Base Bid only, (2) accept any one or more of the bidder’s Alternate Bids, in any order regardless of the order in which they were listed, (3) reject all bids, (4) award the contract based on their investigation of bidders, as well as acceptance of alternates, all of which Owner deems to be in the Owner’s best interest, (5) waive informalities or minor irregularities in bids and waive minor irregularities or discrepancies in bidding procedure. Upon award of Contract, Contractor shall provide AIA A312 Performance and Payment Bonds in the amount of 100% of Contract Sum in accordance with General Conditions and Amendments to General Conditions. BIDDING DOCUMENTS & SITE REVIEW: Each bidder (including subcontract bidder where appropriate) is encouraged to visit the site and to fully inform themself and record their own investigations as to the extent of the Work, the extent of the work performed by other contractors under other construction packages, conditions under which the Work is to be performed, existing buildings and streets, conditions of the area, existing utilities and other features, type of soil, available facilities and difficulties that may be encountered in connection therewith, and other relevant items which will affect their bid or the Work. Prior to submitting a bid, each bidder is required to examine all of the bidding requirements, all Contract Documents, all drawings and specifications for the Project (including those primarily for other Subcontracts), become thoroughly familiar with the scope of the Project and all factors and items of work which will affect their bid or the Work, whether shown or specified in documents primarily for Work of others or Work of this Contract. No extras will be allowed to the Contractor as a result of misunderstanding the extent of scope of the Work as a result of their failure to study and record their own findings. Submission of a bid shall be proof that such examinations have been made and that bidder has recorded their own investigation and has become thoroughly familiar with all contract documents (including all addenda). The failure or omissions of any bidder to examine any form, instrument or document shall in no way relieve any bidder from any obligation in respect to their bid. PRE-BID CONFERENCE: A pre-bid conference will be held at 2:00 PM on Tuesday, March 15, 2022 at Worthington High School Media Center located at 1211 Clary Street, Worthington, MN 56187. Please report to the North Entrance for Worthington High School, accessed from the parking lot located on Marine Avenue, and report to the Media Center for the pre-bid walkthrough meeting. At the completion of the meeting, there will be a walkthrough of the District Office building for any interested parties. Bidders attending must have their driver’s license available and check in using our visitor management system. No extras will be allowed because of the bidder’s misinterpretation to the amount of work involved, bidder’s own error, negligence, or failure to examine the site. START DATE: Work may begin after receipt of the signed contract from the Owner. Pre-construction and submittals work related to the project is to commence immediately after receipt of the signed contract. The work onsite is anticipated to begin June 1, 2022. SUBSTANTIAL AND COMPLETION DATE: Owner requires work to be substantially complete on or before milestone dates as listed in Summary of Work, Section 01 01 00. Bids shall reflect all costs necessary to meet this schedule requirement. Work is scheduled to be complete by February 1, 2023. Bids shall reflect all cost necessary to meet this schedule requirement. (March 9 & 16, 2022) 39994