NOTICE TO BIDDERS
PROJECT: CENTRAL MIDDLE SCHOOL REMODEL/WATERLOO CAREER CENTER EXPANSION PROJECT FOR THE WATERLOO SCHOOLS, WATERLOO, IA
BID DATE/TIME: THURSDAY, APRIL 22, 2021 at 2:00:00 P.M. LOCAL TIME
(in accordance with the clock at bid room)
LOCATION: WATERLOO COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION BUILDING – BOARD ROOM 1516 WASHINGTON ST. WATERLOO, IA 50702
Sealed proposals for the above project will be received, publicly opened and read aloud at the time and location stated above by the Board of Directors of WATERLOO SCHOOLS.
This District includes all or part of the following Iowa Counties: BLACK HAWK.
Copies of the plans and specifications and other contract documents are now on file and available for inspection at the above bidding location and sets for Contractors/Suppliers can be ordered through the office of Rapids Reproductions, by logging on to Rapidsrepro.com/planroom or calling 1-800-383-1223, upon the deposit of $200.00 which will be refunded to prime contractors who submit bids upon the return of the documents within seven (7) days after the receipt of the bids.
A single proposal will be received for the work of the General Contractor including the work of the Mechanical Subcontractor (Plumbing, Heating, Air Conditioning and Ventilating) and the work of the Electrical Subcontractor. Subcontractors of all construction trades shall submit bids to the General Contractor covering the scope of work bid.
This project has two distinct parts. At Central Middle School, the work is a full gut and remodel of the academic area of the building and the administrative spaces. Other areas of the building will have minor upgrades. There will be some exterior envelope work that requires glazing, masonry and roof replacement. The work will include updates to mechanical, electrical, plumbing and technology systems as well as fire safety systems in the renovated area as well as parts of the building that will receive only minor general construction updates.
The second part of the project represents a 60,000 sf expansion building for the Waterloo Career Center. This addition will include approximately 30000 sf of high bay lab space. The remaining area will house general use classrooms and lab classrooms. A portion of the classrooms will be constructed as a storm shelter. The shell of the building is precast concrete and steel. The work will include general construction, mechanical, site development, electrical, plumbing, electrical, and fire safety work. The new building will be connected to the existing Waterloo Career Center by a sky bridge. Both parts of the project will expand the geothermal system previously implemented on the site.
Award of the contract shall be to the lowest responsible bidder based on basis bid and selected alternates and in conformance to the Bidding Documents prepared by InVision Architects.
A PRE-BID CONFERENCE for this project will be held on APRIL 1, 2021 at 3:00 p.m. at Central Middle School, 1350 Katoski Drive, Waterloo, Iowa.
Each proposal must be accompanied by a bid bond, cash deposit, Cashier’s Check or a Certified Check on a solvent Bank chartered under the laws of the United States in the amount of not less than 5%, nor more than 10% of the proposal submitted therewith.
Bid Security shall be made payable to the Treasurer of WATERLOO SCHOOLS.
Should the successful bidder fail or neglect to furnish a satisfactory surety bond, refuse to enter into contract on the basis of the bid, or fail to meet the requirements of this Notice and the specifications regulating the award, the bidder’s security may be retained as liquidated damages. No bidder may withdraw the proposal for a period of thirty calendar (30) days after the date and hour set for opening of bids. The work under the Contract shall be commenced immediately after execution of the Owner-Contractor Agreement and substantially completed by a mutually agreed upon date, all as set forth in contractual documents.
By virtue of statutory authority, the Contractor shall give preference to Iowa Domestic Labor, products and provisions grown, and coal produced within the State of Iowa, according to the provisions of Chapter 73, Code of Iowa 2016.
The right to reject any or all bids and to waive any irregularities therein is reserved by WATERLOO SCHOOLS.
DATED AT: WATERLOO, IA 50702, this 11th day of March 2021.
BY ORDER OF: WATERLOO SCHOOLS
BY: PAM ARNDORFER, BOARD SECRETARY