NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS
PORTER COUNTY MUNICIPAL AIRPORT
IMPROVEMENT PROJECT – 2010
The Porter County Municipal Airport Authority, Valparaiso, IN will receive sealed bids for the following project until 4:30 p.m., local time, on the 16th day of August, 2010, at the Terminal Building, Porter County Municipal Airport, 4207, Murvihill Rd. Valparaiso, IN 46383, at which time the bids will be publicly opened and read aloud. A Pre-bid Conference will be held at the airport at 1:00 p.m., local time, on the 9th day of August, 2010. Bids to be mailed shall be addressed to the attention of the Porter County Municipal Airport Authority; 4207, Murvihill Rd. Valparaiso, IN 46383, and will be clearly marked “Sealed Bids, DO NOT OPEN”.
The construction consists of a Base Bid and three Additive Bids. The Base Bid consists of airfield marking enhancements and “R/W 18-36” edge lighting improvements. Additive Bids 1, 2 and 3 consist of additional airfield marking enhancements and all other work as described in the plans and specifications.
The Contract Documents including the Construction Plans, Specifications and Bid Proposal are to be on file beginning on July 27, 2010, at the Airport Director’s Office of the Porter County Municipal Airport and at the office of Woolpert, Inc., 7635 Interactive Way, Suite 100; Indianapolis, Indiana, 46278. Copies of the Contract Documents may be obtained for the non-refundable cost of document reproduction and shipping, from Reprographics Inc., 437 N. Illinois St., Indianapolis, Indiana 46204, between 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM by telephone at 317-637-3377 or online at http://www.reprographix.com.
A certified check or bank draft payable to the Porter County Municipal Airport Authority, Valparaiso, IN, or a satisfactory bid bond, executed by the Bidder and an approved surety company in an amount not less than five (5) percent of the bid, shall be submitted with each bid.
(1) The Bidder (Proposer) must supply all the information required by the bid on proposal forms.
(2) The bids shall be based upon rates of wages at least as high as the minimum rates established by the wage rate determination.
The Porter County Municipal Airport Authority, in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 78 State. 252, 42 USC 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, hereby notifies all bidders that it will affirmatively insure 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, national origin or sex and consideration for an award. MBE’s interested in participating in the construction program and bidding upon the project, upon request, will be supplied with information or plans and specifications desired.
The Owner is cognizant of the time limitation for awarding contracts and giving Notice to Proceed pursuant to IC 36-1-12-6. However, due to the time requirements anticipated for obtaining approval of appropriate public agencies, and other required procedures, it is possible that the contract cannot be finally executed and Notice to Proceed be given until 90 days following the opening of the bids. Accordingly, bidders should be prepared to grant an appropriate extension of time pursuant to IC 36-1-12-6 at the time of making the tentative award to the lowest responsible bidder as determined by the Owner.
No Bidder may withdraw its bid after the bid has been opened. The Porter County Municipal Airport Authority, Valparaiso, Indiana, reserves the right to waive any informalities in bidding and to reject any and all bids.
Porter County Municipal
Mr. Paul Chael, President
(July 30, August 6, 2010)