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NOTICE TO BIDDERS AND NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING | Hardin Street Storm Sewer| March 13, 2024



Notice of Public Hearing and Letting for this Construction in and for the City of Ackley, Iowa. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN:

Sealed bids will be received by the City of Ackley, Iowa, at Clapsaddle-Garber & Associates; 739 Park Avenue; Ackley, Iowa; 50601 until Noon, on the 13th day of March, 2024 for the above stated project as described in detail in the plans and specifications now on file in the office of the City Clerk. Bids received will be opened and tabulated in City Hall by the City Clerk and Project Engineer at I:00 PM on the 13th day of March, 2024 at Ackley City Hall. The proposals will be presented to the City Council and considered at its meeting to be held at 6:00 PM on the 13th day of March, 2024, or at such later time and place as may then be fixed.

The City Council of Ackley, Iowa, will hold a public hearing on the proposed plans, specifications, form of contract and estimate of cost for the construction of said improvements in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 384, Code of lowa, at 6:00 PM, on the 13th day of March, 2024, at City Hall in Ackley, Iowa. At said hearing any interested person may appear and file objections to the project and cost thereof.


This project includes installation of approximately 430 feet of 24" through 15" storm sewer, 3 manholes, approximately 1,400 SY HMA paving, removals, fittings, and other related work necessary to complete this project. This work is shown in detail on the construction plans and specifications on file with the City Clerk.

All bids must be filed on or before the Noon deadline previously stated. All bids shall be made on forms furnished by the City and must be enclosed in a separate sealed envelope and plainly identified. Each proposal shall be accompanied by a bid bond, cashier's or certified check, or a credit union ce1tified share draft, in a separate sealed envelope in an amount equal to ten percent (10%) of the total amount of the proposal. The ce1tified or cashier's check shall be drawn on a bank in Iowa or a bank chartered under the laws of the United States or said ce1tified share draft should be drawn on a credit union in Iowa or chartered under the laws of the United States; and such check or share draft shall be made payable to the City Clerk, City of Ackley, Iowa, as a security that if awarded a contract, the Bidder will enter into a contract at the prices bid and furnish the required performance and payment bond and certificate of insurance. The ce1tified or cashier's check or certified share draft may be cashed, or the bid bond redeemed, if the Contractor fails to enter into a contract, or fails to provide a certificate of insurance within ten (I 0) days after the acceptance of his proposal by resolution of Council. No bidder may withdraw a bid within sixty (60) days after the date set for opening bids.


The City reserves the right to reject any and all bids, to waive informalities and technicalities. The Council reserves the right to defer acceptance of any proposal for a period not to exceed sixty (60) calendar days after the date bids are to be received. If awarded, one (I) contract will be awarded to the lowest responsible, responsive bidder for base bid or alternate bid along with any add alternates thereto based on the amount of work and type of materials selected by the City.

Liquidated damages in the amount of $500.00 per calendar day will be assessed for each day that work remains uncompleted after the deadline set below. Contractor shall begin work within ten days of the



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Owner's Notice to Proceed, and work shall proceed continuously until completed. Work must be completed by September 1, 2024.

The successful bidder shall furnish a Performance Bond in an amount equal to one hundred percent (100%) of the contract price, said bond to be issued by a responsible surety and shall guarantee the faithful performance of the contract and the terms and conditions therein contained and shall guarantee the prompt payment for all materials and labor and protect and save harmless the City from claims and damages of any kind caused by the operation of the Contractor. In addition, the bond shall guarantee against defects in materials or workmanship for a period of two years after completion and acceptance by the City.

By virtue of statutory authority, preference will be given to products and provisions grown and coal produced within the State of Iowa and to Iowa domestic labor to the extent lawfully required under Iowa statues.

Payments will be made to the Contractor based on monthly estimates in amounts equal to ninety-five percent (95%) of the contract value of the work completed, including materials and equipment delivered to the job site and installed during the preceding calendar month, and will be based upon an estimate prepared on the twenty-eighth (28th) day of each month by the Contractor, subject to the approval of the Engineer; except for any work completed prior to July 1, 2024 will not be paid until after July 1 2024. Such monthly payment will in no way be construed as an act of acceptance for any part of the work partially or totally completed. The balance of the five percent (5%) due the Contractor will be paid not earlier than thirty-one (31) days from the date of final acceptance of said work by the City, subject to the conditions and in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 573 of the Code of lowa, as amended. No such partial or final payment will be due until the Contractor has certified to the City Clerk that the materials, labor, and services involved in each estimate have been paid for in accordance with the requirements stated in the specifications. Payments shall be made in cash from funds on hand; money from the sale of Bonds; or other monies which can be legally used for this work.


Plans and specifications governing the construction of the proposed improvements have been prepared by CGA, 739 Park Avenue, Ackley Iowa; phone 641-847-3273. Copies of the plans and specifications for this project can be downloaded at no charge from or a printed copy can be obtained by contacting Beeline+ Blue at 2507 Ingersoll Ave., Des Moines, IA 50312 or by phone at 515- 244-161 I. A $50 refundable deposit is required for all printed plan sets and specifications. The fee is REFUNDABLE, provided the following conditions are met: I) The plans and specifications are returned complete and in good usable condition and 2) they are returned to the above address within fourteen (14) calendar days after the award of the project.


Published upon order of the City Council of Ackley, Iowa. Malena Dennis, City Clerk










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