CITY OF BESSEMER, ALABAMA
Bid, Government

ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS

Official public notice is hereby given that the City of Bessemer, Alabama will receive sealed bids for the Bessemer Multi-Use Trail Extension Along Highway 150 – PHASES 2&3 project.

There will be a MANDATORY Pre-Bid meeting on September 12, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at the office of EEFS Company, PC, 1930 2nd Avenue North, Suite 150, Bessemer, Alabama 35020.

Bids will be opened and read aloud on September 19, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. at the Bessemer City Hall- First Floor Multipurpose Room – 1700 3rd Avenue North Bessemer, Alabama 35020.

Deadline for submitting bids is 2:00 p.m. on September 19, 2019 to EEFS Company, PC 1930 2nd Ave N, Suite 150, Bessemer, Alabama 35020.

Bids MUST be submitted directly to the office of the City Engineer. Bids will be accepted prior to the date of opening of bids at the office of the City Engineer from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday or mailed to EEFS Company, PC. Each bid must be sealed and the following words must appear on the outside of the sealed envelope:

Bessemer Multi-Use Trail Extension Along Highway 150 – PHASES 2&3

Scope of Work:
The Multi-Use Trail Extension Phase 2 (Project No. TAPAA-TA17(905) is approximately 425 LF of trail construction along an abandoned railroad bed adjacent to Highway 150. The project will consist of approximately 45 Tons of asphalt trail paving (10’ wide), ornamental metal benches and trash cans placed on cast-in-place concrete pads, 660 LF of three-rail vinyl composite fence, and steel truss pedestrian bridge (approximate 88’-1 ” single span) over Berkley Avenue, required support columns, concrete end slabs, and substructure modifications (pedestals and backwall) on existing in-place abutments. Also included is minor excavation, erosion control, and project lighting.

The Multi-Use Trail Extension Phase 3 (Project No. TAPAA-TA18(913) is approximately 420 LF of trail construction along an abandoned railroad bed adjacent to Highway 150. Base bid construction includes approximately 2400 SF of MSE retaining wall, steel truss pedestrian bridge (approximate 92’9” single span) over Arlington Avenue, required support columns, concrete end slabs, and substructure modifications (pedestals and backwall) on existing in-place abutments, 308 LF of asphalt trail paving (10’ wide) and 478 SY of Concrete Sidewalk 6” thick, 14 SY of Concrete Sidewalk 4” thick. Also included is ornamental handrail, ornamental metal benches and trash cans placed on cast-in-place concrete pads, 645 LF of three-rail vinyl composite fence, unclassified and borrow excavation, storm drainage improvements, concrete curb (Type A), erosion control, and project lighting. Bid Alternate #1 includes construction of approximately 356 SF of MSE retaining wall, ornamental handrail and concrete sidewalk. Bid Alternate #2 for the Trailhead Parking Area includes asphalt paving, concrete sidewalk, concrete curb (Type A), and project lighting.

The entire project shall be completed in 150 working days.

It is not required that a contractor have an Alabama General Contractor’s License to submit a bid. However, prior to award of a contract proper proof of all applicable licensures must be provided by the contractor. All General Contractors must be authorized to perform the following types of work: Highways and Streets (HS). Prior to Notice to Proceed, proof of insurance coverages of the types and amounts as set forth in the project specifications well be required of the contractor, and any and all subcontractors. The general contractor will be required to perform work amounting to at least 30% of the total contract cost with his own organization.

This is a Federally funded project through ALDOT. The proposed work shall be performed in conformity with the rules and regulations for carrying out the Federal Highway Act and other acts amendatory, supplemental, and relative thereto. This project is subject to the Contract Work Hours and Safety Standards Act and its implementation regulations.

MBE/DBE participation is encouraged; however, no specific MBE/DBE goals have been established for this project.

In accordance with title vi of the civil rights act of 1964, 78 stat. 252, 42 u.s.c. 2000d to 2000d-4 and title 49, code of federal regulations, department of transportation, subtitle a, office of the secretary, part 21, nondiscrimination in federally-assisted programs of the department of transportation issued pursuant to such act, all bidders are hereby notified that it will be affirmatively ensured that in any contract entered into pursuant to this advertisement, minority business enterprises will be afforded full opportunity to submit bids in response to this invitation and will not be discriminated against on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin in consideration for an award.

This work falls under the Davis-Bacon Act, as amended (40 U.S.C.276a to a-7) and that contractor shall supply the Community Development Program with certified payroll documentation. The Davis-Bacon and Related Acts will apply to contractors and subcontractors performing construction, alteration, or repair with federally funded or assisted contracts $2,000 or more. Under this Act, contractors shall be required to pay Wages specified in a wage determination made by the Secretary of Labor.

In addition, contractors shall be required to pay wages not less than once a week. A current copy of the prevailing wage will be attached to Tech Spec and contractor shall attach a copy of the prevailing wage to bid proposal. The award of contract shall be conditioned upon the acceptance of the wage determination.

Minimum Wage Rates for this project have been pre-determined by the Secretary of Labor and are set forth in the advertised specification.

A cashier’s check or bid bond payable to City of Bessemer in an amount not less than five (5) percent of the amount of the bid, but in no event more than $50,000.00, must accompany the bidder’s proposal along with Non-Collusion Affidavit. A One Hundred Percent (100%) Performance Bond and a One Hundred Percent (100%) Payment Bond and evidence of insurance required in the bid documents will be required at the signing of the Contract.

Drawings and specifications may be examined at the office of EEFS Company, PC.

To submit a bid, a complete set of a bid documents MUST be obtained from EEFS Company, PC. Bid Documents may be obtained from EEFS Company, PC, the Engineer upon deposit of $300 per set which will be refunded in full on the first set issued to each general contract bidder submitting a bonafide bid, upon return of documents in good condition within ten days of the bid date. Other sets for general contractors, and sets for subcontractors and dealers, may be obtained with the same deposit, which will be refunded as above, less cost of printing, reproduction, handling, and distribution. Bid Documents must be picked up no later than 24 hours prior to the bid opening.

All general contractor bidders must be pre-qualified pursuant to pre-qualification procedures and criteria established by the Owner prior to picking up bid documents. Bidders shall provide the following information prior to obtaining bid documents: copy of current Alabama General Contractor’s License, copy of contractor’s certificate of insurance, letter from bonding company stating bonding capacity and limits, evidence showing minimum 5 years’ experience doing similar projects listing project name, original contract amount, final contract amount, and owner contact information. Bids must be submitted on proposal forms furnished by the Engineer or copies thereof. All bidders bidding in amounts exceeding that established by the State Licensing Board for General Contractors must be licensed under the provisions of Title 34, Chapter 8, Code of Alabama, 19, and must show evidence of license before bidding or bid will not be received or considered by the Engineer) the bidder shall show such evidence by clearly displaying his or her current license number on the outside of the sealed envelope in which the proposal is delivered. The Owner reserves the right to reject any or all proposals and to waive technical errors if, in the Owner’s judgment, the best interests of the Owner will thereby be promoted.

Engineer’s Estimate: $1,200,000.00

Nonresident bidders must accompany any written bid documents with a written opinion of an attorney at law licensed to practice law in such nonresident bidder’s state of domicile, as to the preferences, if any or none, granted by the law of that state to its own business entities whose principal places of business are in that state in the letting of any or all public contracts.

CITY OF BESSEMER
Mayor Kenneth Gulley
1700 3RD AVENUENORTH
BESSEMER, ALABAMA 35020
(Owner)

EEFS Company, PC
1930 2nd Avenue N, Suite 150
Bessemer, AL35020
(205) 424-3737
(Engineer)

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