PROJECT NO. 6401-60218 BRANCH HILL MIAMIVILLE ROAD WATER MAIN REPLACEMENT (FRONT STREET TO BOOSTER 1) PROJECT

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ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS

Separate sealed bids for the construction of the following Water System Improvements within the Clermont County Water Resources Department will be received by the Board of County Commissioners, Clermont County, Ohio, 101 East Main Street – 3rd Floor, Batavia, Ohio  45103, until 2:00 P.M. Local Time on Thursday, March 28, 2024, and then at said office publicly opened and read aloud.

PROJECT NO. 6401-60218

BRANCH HILL MIAMIVILLE ROAD WATER MAIN REPLACEMENT (FRONT STREET TO BOOSTER 1) PROJECT

Work under this Project is generally defined as the construction of approximately 9,321 linear feet of 6”, 8”, and 12” ductile iron water main to replace existing 10” & 12” water mains along Branch Hill Miamiville Road (between Front Street and CCWRD Booster Pump Station #1, located at 6378 Branch Hill Miamiville Road), located in Miami Township.  Each bid must contain the full name of the party or parties submitting the proposal and all persons interested therein.  Each bidder must submit evidence of its experience on projects of similar size and complexity.  The Owner expects to proceed with the construction under the Project immediately after satisfactory acceptance and award of the construction bid and execution of the contract, with completion of all work for Project No. 6401-60218 within 300 calendar days from the date of the Notice to Proceed.  The Engineer’s Estimate for this Project is $3,356,805.00.

The information for Bidders, Form of Bid, Form of Contract, Plans, and Specifications including Forms of Bid Bond, Performance-Payment Bond, and other Contractor Documents may be examined at the following Location:

Clermont County Water Resources Dept.

Sanitary Engineering Division

4400 Haskell Lane

Batavia, Ohio  45103

(513) 732-8864

A Non-Mandatory Pre-Bid Meeting will be held at the Clermont County Water Resources Department, Sanitary Engineering Division, 4400 Haskell Lane, Batavia, Ohio 45103 at 2:00 P.M.  Local Time on Monday, March 18, 2024.

Copies of the Plans and Specifications, etc., may be obtained during normal business hours at American Reprographics Company (ARC), 4219 Malsbary Road, Blue Ash, OH 45242, phone number (513) 326-2300, upon payment of One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) for each printed set or Sixty Dollars ($60.00) for an electronic format set, with payment made payable to the Clermont County Treasurer, none of which is refundable.  An additional non-refundable payment of Twenty Dollars ($20.00) must accompany any mail request.

Each Bidder must submit their bid in TRIPLICATE, one (1) original and two (2) copies with each copy stamped “COPY”.  Each bidder must deposit with his bid, security in the amount of 100% of the bid if in the form of a Bid Bond or in the amount of not less than ten (10%) percent of the bid if in the form of a certified check, cashier’s check or letter of credit, for and subject to the conditions provided in the Information for Bidders and pursuant with Ohio Revised Code Section 153.54.  Bid Security furnished in Bond form shall be issued by a Surety Company or Corporation licensed in the State of Ohio to provide said surety.  Letters of credit and bid bonds must be filed with original signatures.  Facsimile and electronic copies of the letter of credit, bid bond and Power of Attorney of the Surety will be deemed non-responsive.

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 prevailing wage rates on Public Improvements in Clermont County, Ohio, as determined by the Ohio Department of Commerce, Bureau of Wage and Hour Administration, (614) 644-2239.

Attention of Bidders is particularly called to the requirements as to safety regulations, conditions of employment to be observed and minimum wage rates to be paid under the Contract.  All bids must comply with Clermont County General Instructions to Bidders in addition to the requirements set forth in the Specifications Documents referenced herein in order to be considered.

DOMESTIC STEEL USE REQUIREMENTS AS SPECIFIED IN SECTION 153.011 OF THE OHIO REVISED CODE APPLY TO THIS PROJECT.  COPIES OF SECTION 153.011 OF THE OHIO REVISED CODE CAN BE OBTAINED FROM ANY OF THE OFFICES OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES OR THROUGH http://codes.ohio.gov/orc/153.011.

No Bidder may withdraw his bid for a period of 60 days after the actual date of the opening thereof.  Contract award shall be made to the lowest and best bidder, and award may be subject to applicable funding agency approval, including the Ohio Public Works Commission (OPWC) which is providing funds for portions of this work.  The Board of County Commissioners, Clermont County, Ohio, reserves the right to reject any and all bids, to waive any informalities in the bidding procedure, to accept any bid which it deems to be for the best interest of the County and to hold such bids for a period of sixty (60) days before taking action to award a contract.  These rights are reserved up until the time the contract is signed by the Board of County Commissioners.

This notice is also posted on the contracting authority’s website at the following URL link: www.clermontcountyohio.gov.  In order to view the legal notice click on the link Legal Notices located on the Clermont County Home Page.

CLERMONT COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

David L. Painter, President

Claire B. Corcoran, Vice President

Bonnie J. Batchler, Member

ATTEST:  Rebecca Goff, Clerk pro tem