NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS

Sealed proposals will be received at the office of the County Administrator, 204 South Fifth Street, P.O. Box 8608 Mankato, MN until 10:00 AM. on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at which time the bids will be open. The bids will be considered by the County Board of Commissioners on July 18, 2017, for the following improvements:

SP 007-070-003 – Bituminous Shouldering, Rumble Strips/StripEs, Signage, and Striping (2017 HSIP)

Approximate quantities are as follows:

QTY UNIT. Description
1 LS Mobilization
1,427 LF Minor Grading
166,645 LF Milled Rumble Strips / StripEs – Intermittent
5,240 Ton Type SP 12.5 Wearing Course Mix (2,B)
1 LS Traffic Control
429 EA Sign Panel Type C
588.24 SF Pavement Message (Stop Ahead) Paint
323,370 LF 6” Solid Line – Paint
168 LF 24” Solid Line – Paint
33,960 LF 6” Broken Line – Paint
69,436 LF 6” Double Solid Line - Paint

Proposals, plans and special provisions are on file at the County Engineer’s office, 35 Map Drive, P.O. Box 3083, Mankato, MN 56002-3083. Plans may be downloaded at no cost at www.blueearthcountymn.gov or can be obtained for a non-refundable fee of $35.00 (sales tax included). See the above website for a plan holders list and a complete listing of bid items.

A certified Check or Bid Bond for not less than 5% of the amount of each proposal must accompany the bid, payable to the Blue Earth County Treasurer. The successful bidder will be required to furnish a Surety Bond. Please identify on the front of the sealed envelope, “SP 007-070-003 – 2017 HSIP PROJECT BID ENCLOSED”.

Minimum wage rates to be paid by the Contractors have been predetermined and are subject to the Work Hours Act of 1962, P.L. 87-581 and implementing regulations.

READ CAREFULLY THE WAGE SCALES AND DIVISION A OF THE SPECIAL
PROVISIONS AS THEY AFFECT THIS/THESE PROJECT/PROJECTS

The Minnesota Department of Transportation hereby notifies all bidders:

in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Act), as amended and Title 49, Code of Federal Regulations, Subtitle A Part 21, Non-discrimination in Federally-assisted programs of the Department of Transportation, it will affirmatively assure that in any contract entered into pursuant to this advertisement, disadvantaged business enterprises will be afforded maximum opportunity to participate and/or to submit bids in response to this invitation, and will not be discriminated against on the grounds of race, color, disability, age, religion, sex or national origin in consideration for an award;

in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as amended, and Title 23, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 230 Subpart A-Equal Employment Opportunity on Federal and Federal-Aid Construction Contracts (including supportive services), it will affirmatively assure increased participation of minority groups and disadvantaged persons and women in all phases of the highway construction industry, and that on any project constructed pursuant to this advertisement equal employment opportunity will be provided to all persons without regard to their race, color, disability, age, religion, sex or national origin;

in accordance with the Minnesota Human Rights Act, Minnesota Statute 363A.08 Unfair discriminatory Practices, it will affirmatively assure that on any project constructed pursuant to this advertisement equal employment opportunity will be offered to all persons without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, membership or activity in a local commission, disability, sexual orientation, or age;

in accordance with the Minnesota Human Rights Act, Minnesota Statute 363A.36 Certificates of Compliance for Public Contracts, and 363A.37 Rules for Certificates of Compliance, it will assure that appropriate parties to any contract entered into pursuant to this advertisement possess valid Certificates of Compliance.
If you are not a current holder of a compliance certificate issued by the Minnesota Department of Human Rights and intend to bid on any job in this advertisement you must contact the Department of Human Rights immediately for assistance in obtaining a certificate.

The following notice from the Minnesota Department of Human Rights applies to all contractors:

"It is hereby agreed between the parties that Minnesota Statute, section 363A.36 and Minnesota Rules, parts 5000.3400 to 5000.3600 are incorporated into any contract between these parties based on this specification or any modification of it. A copy of Minnesota Statute 363A.36 and Minnesota Rules, parts 5000.3400 to 5000.3600 is available upon request from the contracting agency."

"It is hereby agreed between the parties that this agency will require affirmative action requirements be met by contractors in relation to Minnesota Statute 363A.36 and Minnesota Rules 5000.3600. Failure by a contractor to implement an affirmative action plan or make a good faith effort shall result in revocation of its certificate or revocation of the contract (Minnesota Statute 363A.36, Subd. 2 and 3)."

A minimum goal of 10.4% Good Faith Effort to be subcontracted to Disadvantaged Business Enterprises.

Ryan Thilges, P.E.                                                               Bob Meyer
COUNTY HIGHWAY ENGINEER                                    COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR