City of Helen 100 years

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PEDESTRIAN BRIDGE

SR 17/SR 75 @ CHATTAHOOCHEE RIVER IN HELEN

WHITE COUNTY, GEORGIA

GDOT PI No. 0010684 for the CITY OF HELEN, GEORGIA

Sealed bids will be received by the City of Helen, Georgia (OWNER), for furnishing all materials, labor, tools, equipment, and any other miscellaneous items necessary for the construction of Pedestrian Bridge SR 17/SR 75 @ Chattahoochee River in Helen, White County (GDOT PI No. 0010684) in Helen, Georgia.

Bids will be received at Helen City Hall until 1:00p.m. on May 16, 2017. Any bid received after said time and date of bid opening will not be considered by OWNER. Bids will be publicly opened and read aloud at this time and location. All bids will be evaluated by OWNER and the project will be awarded, if it is awarded, within sixty (60) days of the bid opening. If a bidder is not selected within one-hundred twenty (120) days of the bid opening, any bidder that is determined by the OWNER to be unlikely of being selected for contract award shall be released from their bid.

The Project consists of, but is not limited to the following major elements:

  •  Demolition of existing concrete bridge
  •  Construction of approximately 157-ft Pedestrian Bridge, including pilings, truss, and associated appurtenances
  •  Installation of 4 pedestrian lights, including associated electrical
  •  Construction of approximately 200 square feet of brick pavers sidewalk
  •  Construction of approximately 34 square yards of concrete sidewalk
  •  Replacement, relocation, and addition of existing storm water structures and piping

Time of completion for all work associated with this project shall be one hundred eighty (180) consecutive calendar days from the date of a written "Notice to Proceed" from OWNER.

Copies of Contract Documents, Specifications, and Construction Drawings may be obtained at the office of Engineering Management, Inc., 303 Swanson Drive, Lawrenceville, Georgia 30043, upon payment of a non-refundable cost of $150.00. Checks shall be made payable Engineering Management, Inc. These documents are also available for review at Helen City Hall, 25 Alpenrosen Strasse, Helen, Georgia, 30545

For general information and purchasing documents regarding this project, you may call Juanita Clark at (770) 962-1387, extension 100. For technical questions regarding this project, you may call Ken Peters at (770) 962-1387, extension 112.

The Information for Bidders, Bid Proposal Form, Form of Agreement, Drawings, Specifications, and forms of Bid Bond, Performance Bond, Payment Bond, Bidders Qualification Forms, and other Contract Documents may be examined at the following locations: OWNER: City of Helen, 25 Alpenrossen Strasse, Helen, GA 30545 (T) 706-878-2733, (F) 706-878-1655. For general information regarding this bid, you may call Jerry Elkins at (706) 878-2733.

A list of persons who purchased Contract Documents from Engineering Management, Inc. will be available from the Engineer ONLY through facsimile transmission, U.S. Mail, or from their website at www.eminc.biz.

The GDOT Standard Specifications Construction of Transportation Systems, 2013 Edition, and applicable special provisions and supplemental specifications apply to this contract.

Any and all GDOT specifications govern over any conflicting requirements that may be found in the Sponsor/Contract Construction Agreement, General Conditions, and Supplemental General Provisions.

Bidders submitting bids in excess of $2,000,000 must be prequalified with GDOT. Bidders submitting a bid $2,000,000 or less must be either a prequalified contractor or a registered subcontractor with GDOT.

The City of Helen in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and 78 Stat. 252, 42 USC 2000d—42 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 ensure 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, sex, or national origin in consideration for an award.

The DBE Goal for this project is 13%. DBE firms are to be GDOT prequalified or registered before working on the project.

OWNER requires a bid bond* or a certified cashier's check in the amount of five percent (5%) of the total bid to be enclosed with the bid at the time of bid opening. Cashier's check will be made payable to the City of Helen.

The successful bidder will be required to furnish OWNER with Insurance, Workman's Compensation Insurance, and Performance Bond in the amount of one-hundred percent (100%) of the contract amount, and Payment Bonds* in the amount of one-hundred ten percent (110%) of the contract amount.

If the Contract is awarded, it will be awarded to the lowest reliable bidder whose proposal shall have met all the prescribed requirements.

All testing is to meet the requirements outlined in the GDOT Sampling, Testing, and Inspection Guide. Contractor will be responsible for testing.

CONTRACTOR shall use suppliers on the appropriate GDOT Qualified Products List.

Each bid must be submitted in a SEALED ENVELOPE, addressed to the OWNER. Each sealed envelope containing a Bid must be plainly marked on the outside as, "Pedestrian Bridge, City of Helen, Georgia". If bid is forwarded by mail, the sealed envelope containing the Bid must be enclosed in a separate mailing envelope to the attention of the OWNER at the address previously given.

All Bids must be made out on the bid form of the type bound in the Contract Documents, in accordance with the instructions in the Information for Bidders. No interlineation, additions, or deletions shall be made in the proposal form by the BIDDER.

Any and all Bids received without the aforementioned qualification criteria enclosed, will be returned to the BIDDER.

CONTRACTORS and SUBCONTRACTORS bidding on this Project will be required to comply with all Federal, State, and local laws.

OWNER reserves the right to waive any informalities or to reject any or all Bids, to evaluate Bids, and to accept any Bid which in its opinion may be in the best interest of the OWNER. No Bid will be rejected without just cause.

Successful Bidder will be required to perform WORK as the Prime Contractor. WORK performed by Prime Contractor shall be at a minimum 30% of the contract value.

No BIDDER may withdraw his bid within the time limit specified in the Instruction to Bidders (Section 00100).

The City has acquired all necessary State and Federal permits in connection with this project. The City has acquired all of the easements and rights of way in connection with this project.

* Surety companies executing Bonds must appear on the Treasury Department's most current list (Circular 570 as amended) and be authorized to transact business in the State of Georgia. For Performance Bonds less than $300,000 an irrevocable Letter of Credit from a bank as defined in O.C.G.A. Code Section 7-1-4 may be submitted in lieu of a bond. In lieu of a Payment Bond, a Cashier’s Check, Certified Check, or Cash may be submitted in an amount not less than the total amount payable by the terms of the CONTRACT. 

Jerry Elkins, City Manager

A list of persons who purchased Contract Documents from Engineering Management, Inc. will be available from the Engineer ONLY through facsimile transmission, U.S. Mail, or from their website at www.eminc.biz.

The GDOT Standard Specifications Construction of Transportation Systems, 2013 Edition, and applicable special provisions and supplemental specifications apply to this contract.

Any and all GDOT specifications govern over any conflicting requirements that may be found in the Sponsor/Contract Construction Agreement, General Conditions, and Supplemental General Provisions.

Bidders submitting bids in excess of $2,000,000 must be prequalified with GDOT. Bidders submitting a bid $2,000,000 or less must be either a prequalified contractor or a registered subcontractor with GDOT.

The City of Helen in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and 78 Stat. 252, 42 USC 2000d—42 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 ensure 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, sex, or national origin in consideration for an award.

The DBE Goal for this project is 13%. DBE firms are to be GDOT prequalified or registered before working on the project.

OWNER requires a bid bond* or a certified cashier's check in the amount of five percent (5%) of the total bid to be enclosed with the bid at the time of bid opening. Cashier's check will be made payable to the City of Helen.

The successful bidder will be required to furnish OWNER with Insurance, Workman's Compensation Insurance, and Performance Bond in the amount of one-hundred percent (100%) of the contract amount, and Payment Bonds* in the amount of one-hundred ten percent (110%) of the contract amount.

If the Contract is awarded, it will be awarded to the lowest reliable bidder whose proposal shall have met all the prescribed requirements.

All testing is to meet the requirements outlined in the GDOT Sampling, Testing, and Inspection Guide. Contractor will be responsible for testing.

CONTRACTOR shall use suppliers on the appropriate GDOT Qualified Products List.