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Valparaiso Community Schools DOCUMENT 001113 ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS

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DOCUMENT 001113 -


Bids: June 30, 2011

Project Name: Boiler Replacement for Thomas Jefferson Middle School, Benjamin Franklin MS, and Parkview ES

Project Number: 211035.00

Fanning/Howey Associates, Inc.

130 S. Main Street, Suite 300

South Bend, IN 46601

Phone No.: 574/246-1693

The Board of Education, Valparaiso Community Schools, Valparaiso, Indiana, will receive sealed bids for Boiler Replacement for Thomas Jefferson Middle School, Benjamin Franklin MS, and Parkview Es

A Single Lump Sum bid will be considered for:

Base Bid: Boiler Replacement Work

Bids may be mailed or delivered in person to the Administrative Officer for Finance and Operations, Office of Superintendent, Valparaiso Community Schools, 3801 North Campbell Street, Valparaiso, Indiana 46385, prior to 2:00 p.m. on June 30, 2011. Bids received after this time will not be accepted. Bids will be opened and publicly read aloud immediately after specified closing time. All interested parties are invited to attend.

Bidding Documents may be examined at the following locations:

Valparaiso Community Schools, 3801 North Campbell Street, Valparaiso, Indiana 46385

BX Construction League, 1200 South Madison, Indianapolis, Indiana 46204

ISQFT Planroom, 9901 Allisonville Road, Fishers, Indiana 46038

MACIAF, 3215-A Sugar Maple Court, South Bend, Indiana 46628

Reed Construction Data, Document Processing Center, 30 Technology Parkway South, Suite 500, Norcross, Georgia 30092-2912

Indiana Business Diversity Council, 2126 N. Meridian Street, Indianapolis, Indiana 46202

Successful bidders shall conform with the "Davis-Bacon Act Wages and other requirements apply to this Project.

By submitting Bid on enclosed Bid Form, Bidder satisfies requirement for Indiana Form No. 96 (Revised 2005), as prescribed by State Board of Accounts of Indiana. This shall clearly show Bidder's financial resources, his construction experience, his organization, and equipment available for Work contemplated.

A bid security in the form of AIA Document A310, a certified check, Indiana General Revised Form No. 86, "Contractors Combination Bid Bond and Bond for Construction," or a form from an acceptable surety shall accompany each bid. The bid security shall be in the penal amount of 10 percent of the total bid. Bid security shall be forfeited if bid is withdrawn after closing time on date for receiving bids.

Successful bidders are required to furnish a satisfactory Performance and Payment Bond from an acceptable surety in an amount equal to 100 percent of the full contract sum.

Copies of the Procurement Documents may be obtained from the A/E through Reprographics Arts Inc., 1017 Franklin Street, Michigan City, Indiana 46360, phone 219-872-9111, fax 219-872-9198 in accordance with the Instructions to Bidders upon depositing the sum of $50.00 for each set of documents. No partial sets will be issued by deposit. Deposits are to be payable to the Owner and shall be sent or delivered to the printer. Any bidder upon returning the documents in good condition immediately following the public opening of the bids, shall be returned the deposit in full.

Each bidder shall be limited to no more than 3 complete sets of Contract Documents under the refundable deposit provisions. Bidders may request additional, complete sets of documents beyond the initial 3 sets for the nonrefundable cost of $50.00 per set.

The estimated cost of the Construction Work is: $420,000.00.

A prebid conference will be held on June 21, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. local time, in the Administrative Building. Attendance by bidders is optional, but recommended, in order to clarify or answer questions concerning the Drawings and Project Manual for the Project.

The Owner reserves the right to reject each and every bid, and to waive informalities, irregularities, and errors in the bidding to the extent permitted by law. This includes the right to extend the date and time for receipt of bids.

No bidder may withdraw their bid within 60 days after the actual date of the bid opening thereof.

First Advertisement June 13, 2010, second advertisement June 20, 2010.

This notice and request for bids is dated June 2, 2011.


Brigid McLinn

Secretary, Board of Education

(June 13, 20, 2011)