City of Leander Bids-Kauffman Loop Elevated Storage Tank

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INVITATION TO BID

The City of Leander, hereafter called OWNER is requesting sealed written Bids for furnishing all labor, materials, equipment, supervision and performing all Work required for the following project: 

Name: Kauffman Loop Elevated Storage Tank

The Work consists of installation of a new 1.25 million gallon Composite Elevated Storage Tank, and associated piping, electrical, drainage improvements, site work, fencing, and paving work for a complete and operational storage tank.

Bid Documents for this project may be obtained at K Friese & Associates, Inc., 1120 S. Capital of Texas Highway, Building 2, Suite 100, Austin, Texas 78746 beginning November 10, 2016, in CD format for no cost.

A non-mandatory Pre-Bid Conference for this project will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Tuesday, November 29, 2016 at the City of Leander, City Hall, 200 W. Willis, Leander, Texas 78641.

Sealed Bids addressed to the City of Leander and marked “Kauffman Loop Elevated Storage Tank” will be received until 2:00 PM Central Standard Time on Thursday, December 8, 2016 at the office below:

City of Leander

Attn: Mr. Wayne S. Watts, P.E., CFM

City Engineer

200 W. Willis

Leander, Texas 78641

Proposals will be opened publicly and bid prices read aloud by the OWNER’s representative. Bids received after the specified time may be returned unopened. The OWNER’s representative opening the Bids shall establish the official cut-off time for receiving the Bids. The prices and terms of the bid must be made on the forms included in this Specification. 

Bids must be accompanied by a bid bond with Power of Attorney attached or cashiers check of five percent (5%) of the total amount bid (sum of all bid items) made payable to the City of Leander, as provided in Section 00200, Instructions to Bidders.

Performance and payment bonds, when required, shall be executed on forms furnished by OWNER. Each bond shall be issued in an amount of one hundred percent (100%) of the Contract Price by a solvent surety company authorized to do business in the State of Texas, and shall meet any other requirements established by law or by OWNER pursuant to applicable law. Minimum insurance requirements are specified in Section 00700, General Conditions, and Section 00800, Supplementary General Conditions.  

A bidder who believes the Contract Documents to contain an error or unclarity may make an inquiry to the Engineer, Dale Murphy, P.E., of K. Friese & Associates, Inc. at (512) 338-1704. An addendum will be issued if OWNER’s staff deems that the Contract Documents require correction or clarification. 

The OWNER may, on its own initiative, issue Addenda before the Bid opening and, if necessary, delay the Bid opening to ensure that bidders have had sufficient time to consider the Addenda. A Bid which, in the opinion of OWNER’s staff, deviates significantly from the Contract Documents, and which has not been clarified through a written Addendum prior to Bid submittal deadline, shall be considered an exception to the Contract Documents and grounds for the Bid to be rejected. 

Bidders should read and understand all terms and conditions contained in these Contract Documents. Contract Time is of the essence and all Work shall be substantially completed within five hundred (500) Calendar Days and finally completed within five hundred and thirty (530) Calendar Days after the Notice to Proceed. Liquidated damages are five hundred ($500.00) Dollars per Calendar Day.

OWNER reserves the right to reject any or all Bids and to waive any informalities and irregularities in Bids received.

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