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Bid Notice: Watrusa Avenue Water Line



Sealed bids will be received by the Director of Public Service of the City of Wadsworth at City Hall, 120 Maple Street, Wadsworth, Ohio 44281 until eleven o’clock (11:00 a.m.) on October 24th, 2019 at which time the bids will be publicly opened and read aloud for the furnishing of all necessary labor, materials and equipment to perform and complete the Watrusa Avenue Water Line, Contract 2018-408, according to plans and specifications on file in the City Engineering Office, part of the office of the Director of Public Service, at City Hall, 120 Maple Street, Wadsworth, Ohio 44281, said plans and specifications being open for public inspection.

The work covered by the plans and specifications includes furnishing all labor and the noted material for construction of an 8” ductile iron water main and 8” sanitary sewer repair along Watrusa Avenue.

The engineer’s estimate for the construction of this project is $210,000.

The lowest and best bidder for this contract shall be the bidder whose bid is determined by the County and City to be the lowest and best bid for the option and any alternatives selected by the County and/or City.  The County and City shall have the right to select the option and any alternative or combination of alternatives that best suits the needs of the City project.

Each bid shall be submitted in a sealed envelope clearly marked “Watrusa Avenue Water Line, Contract 2018-408” and addressed to and delivered to the Director of Public Service, City of Wadsworth, City Hall, 120 Maple Street, Wadsworth, Ohio 44281.  Each bid must be submitted on the form provided by the City in the agreement documents and must be fully completed and submitted intact.  Note, the County will receive a copy of all forms and documents submitted to the City. Each bid shall contain the entire agreement documents with all addendums.  Each bid must contain the full name of the party or parties submitting it. Should a question arise at any time during the examination of Bid Documents or investigation of the site, the Bidder may seek clarification by submitting a Prebid Question. All Prebid Questions should be submitted in writing to the City Engineer. The City of Wadsworth will provide a response to all questions submitted before a deadline of 48 hours before bid opening. Responses to Prebid Questions will be provided by an Addendum, a copy of which will be emailed or faxed to each person receiving a set of Contract Documents. The County and City of Wadsworth are not obligated to respond to, or otherwise act upon, a Prebid Question submitted after this deadline, but reserve the right to act upon any information received.

No contract shall be awarded to any person, firm, or corporation that is in arrears or is in default to the Medina County Commissioners and City of Wadsworth upon any debt or contract, or that is in default as surety or otherwise upon any obligation to the Medina County Commissioners or City of Wadsworth, or that has an unresolved finding of recovery with the State Auditor, or has been debarred by Medina County or City of Wadsworth from consideration for contract awards. Additional requirements and conditions are described in the agreement documents.

Contract Documents including agreement documents, plans and specifications may be obtained by contacting AA Blueprint – 2757 Gilchrist Road, Akron, Ohio 44305, (330) 794-8803, [../AppData/Local/Microsoft/Windows/INetCache/Content.Outlook/JIO0EL9U/]  Contractors must purchase the agreement documents at their own expense.  The fee is non-refundable.   Purchase of agreement documents from AABlueprint is required to be considered for this project.

Each bidder shall be required to file with its bid, the following:

  1. A bid guarantee in the form of either:
    1. A bond in substantially the form set forth in section 153.571 of the Ohio Revised Code issued by a surety company or corporation licensed in the State of Ohio to provide said surety.  Said bond shall be the full amount of the bid, or

b.   A certified check, cashier’s check or letter of credit pursuant to Chapter1305 of the Ohio Revised Code. The amount of the certified check, cashier’s check or letter of credit shall equal 10% of the full amount of the bid and the Successful Bidder will be required to submit a bond in the form provided in section 153.57 of the Ohio Revised Code in conjunction with the execution of the contract.  Said bond shall be issued by a surety company or corporation licensed in the State of Ohio to provide said surety.

  1. A Non-Collusion Affidavit
  2. A Statement of Bidder Resources and Experience
  3. Personal Property Tax Verification Affidavit
  4. Independent Contractor Indemnification Clause
  5. Certification/Affidavit of Compliance with O.R.C. Section 3517.13
  6. SAM System Registration Certification
  7. Bid Statement and Summation with Options
  8. Contractor’s Supplemental Specifications
  9. A letter from the Ohio Department of Administration Services, Equal Employment Opportunity Division, documenting compliance.
  10. Worker’s Compensation Certificate of Compliance

All contractors and subcontractors involved with the project will, to the extent practicable use Ohio Products, materials, services, and labor in the implementation of their project.  Additionally, contractor compliance with the equal employment opportunity requirements of Ohio Administrative Code Chapter 123, the Governor’s Executive Order of 1972, and Governor’s Executive Order 84-9 shall be required.

Bidders must comply with the Davis-Bacon Act prevailing wage rates on public improvements in Medina County, Ohio as determined by the United States Department of Labor.

Domestic steel use requirements as specified in section 153.011 of the Revised Code apply to this project.  Copies of section 153.011 of the Revised Code can be obtained from any of the offices of the Department of Administrative Services.

The bid submitted by the Contractor and General Specifications/Conditions contained in the Request for Bid (RFB) shall be used to draft the contract.

No bidder may withdraw a bid within 60 days after the actual date of the opening thereof except as provided in section 9.31 or Division (G) of Section 153.54 of the Ohio Revised Code. If it is not accepted within such period, such Bid may be withdrawn without prejudice.

The Medina County Commissioners and City of Wadsworth reserve the right to reject any and all bids, and to waive irregularities therein.



Patricia Geissman




Robert Patrick

Director of Public Service

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