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PUBLIC NOTICE TO BIDDERS | Ackley Façade Rehabilitation project

Updated: Jan 26, 2023


Sealed bids for the Ackley Façade Rehabilitation project must be received and filed before 12:00 Noon local time on September 9, 2022, to the office of Sequel Architecture, 3106 Ingersoll Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50312. Bidders wishing to drop their bids off in person at this location should contact staff at 515-710-3484 to arrange for a time to transfer the bid. This location may have limited access to the public, but business operations are being conducted during the workweek. Staff will be available to assist bidders. Bids received after the deadline for submission of bids as stated herein shall not be considered and shall be returned to the late bidder unopened. The bidder shall hold the City harmless for failing to meet the deadline due to delayed delivery service.

The City intends to open, read aloud, and tabulate the sealed bids at 1:00 PM on Friday, September 9, 2022, at the office of Sequel Architecture at 3106 Ingersoll Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50312, for further consideration by the City Council at regular meeting, scheduled at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, September 14, 2022. Consideration of the Award of contract would subsequently occur by action of the City Council at the same meeting, or at a later date and time announced at said meeting.

Work on the improvement shall commence within ten days of the issuance of a written Notice to Proceed. The Notice to Proceed will be issued upon approval of the contract by the Council and be completed as stated below.

The Work of the Project is defined by the Contract Documents and includes, but is not limited to, the following:

Facade Rehabilitation: Historic rehabilitation of an existing brick and wood framed building. Rehabilitation will consist of exterior restoration and improvements, including but not limited to selective demolition; repair and repointing of stone and brick masonry; stone cleaning; repair and replacement of doors and wood windows; corner window restoration; bulkhead restoration; installation of awnings; painting; new concrete entrance ramp and rail; and related construction.

The Work includes historic buildings being reviewed under Section 106 NHPA and HUD regulations for NEPA (24 CFR Part 58.5[b]). The Work will follow historic guidelines established by the Secretary of the Interior and Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties.

Bids will be received for a single prime contract.

Bidding Documents may be examined at the offices of Sequel Architecture and at plan rooms across the state. Bidders may obtain Bidding Documents at the office of the printer: Beeline and Blue, 2507 Ingersoll Avenue, Des Moines, Iowa, 50312, or by calling (515) 244-1611, from 8:00 AM until 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday, or through their on-line plan room at Bidding Documents will be availableFriday, August 26, 2022.

A Pre-Bid Conference will be held at 2:00 PM on September 1, 2022 at the site. Participation by General Contractors, Sub-Contractors and Suppliers is encouraged, but is not mandatory. Please reach out to the point of contact below for the information if you wish to join.

Refer to other bidding requirements described in this Section and in other Division 00 and Division 01 Sections.

Each bidder shall accompany its bid with bid security as defined in Iowa Code Section 26.8, as security that the successful bidder will enter into a contract for the work bid upon and will furnish after the award of contract a corporate surety bond, in a form acceptable to the City, for the faithful performance of the contract, in an amount equal to 100% of the amount of the contract. The bidder’s security shall be in the amount fixed in the Instruction to Bidders, in the amount of five percent (5%) of the total bid and shall be in the form of a cashier’s check or a certified check drawn on an FDIC insured bank in Iowa or on an FDIC insured bank chartered under the laws of the United States; or a certified share draft drawn on a credit union in Iowa or chartered under the laws of the United States; or a bid bond on the form provided in the contract documents with corporate surety satisfactory to the City. The bid shall contain no condition except as provided in the specifications.

Performance and Payment Bond Requirement: 100% of contract amount.

No bid may be withdrawn for a period of 30 calendar days after the date of opening.

Award of contract is tentatively scheduled for Wednesday, September 14, 2022.

This project is funded, in part, by a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG). The requirements and provisions of the CDBG shall apply to this project, which include federal rules and regulations pertaining to labor relations such as the payment of "Davis-Bacon" prevailing wages.

Minority Owned and Female Owned Business participation is encouraged. Bidders shall make a good faith documented effort to encourage participation of minority owned and female owned businesses.

This project is sales tax exempt. The Owner will issue an exemption certificate for the purchase or use of building materials, supplies, and equipment that will be used in the performance of the construction contract.

By virtue of statutory authority, a preference will be given to products and provisions grown and coal produced within the state of Iowa.

Failure to submit a fully completed Bidder Status Form with the bid may result in the bid being deemed nonresponsive and rejected.

The project shall be substantially complete by April 28, 2023.

The City reserves the right to reject any or all bids, to waive informalities, and to enter into such contract, or contracts, as it shall deem to be in the best interest of the City.


Ibeling Insurance Services

605 Main Street, Ackley, IA 50601

Point of Contact and Architect:

Sequel Architecture

3106 Ingersoll Avenue

Des Moines, Iowa 50312

Phone: 515-710-3484


City of Ackley Contact:

Malena Dennis, City Clerk

208 State Street

Ackley IA 50601

Phone: 641-847-3332

Published by the order of the City Ackley, Iowa, on the 31st day of August, 2022.

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