• OFFICIAL PUBLIC NOTICE

TRAVIS COUNTY, TEXAS - Notice is hereby given that sealed bids for the East Service Center Environmental Site Improvements (IFB No. B1707-005-JT) will be received electronically through www.bidsync.com. Bids will be accepted until 2:00 P. M. CST, August 16, 2017, then publicly opened and read aloud. The Project consists primarily of environmental improvements including the construction of three (3) new water quality ponds and two (2) new detention ponds, modification of one (1) existing detention pond, demolition and removal of any existing structures necessary, installation of new storm drains, and construction of new concrete structures, piping, and all other required infrastructure to provide new fully functional water quality ponds and detention ponds. The Project scope also includes the planting of fifty (50) new trees on-site. All work shall be completed at the East Service Center located at 6011 Blue Bluff/10700 FM 969, Austin, Texas 78724, in Travis County. Travis County will also accept paper bids received by Bonnie S. Floyd, MBA, CPPO, CPPB, Travis County Purchasing Agent, marked “Sealed Bid, (East Service Center Environmental Site Improvements, IFB No. B1707-005-JT), at the Travis County Purchasing Office, 700 Lavaca Street, Ste. 800, Austin, TX 78701. Note: The Time-Date Stamp Clock located at the front counter of the Travis County Purchasing Office will serve as the OFFICIAL CLOCK for the purpose of verifying the date and time of receipt of paper bids. - You may print the Plans and Specifications through www.bidsync.com. Important Notice: Please note that Project Plans and the Project Manual with specifications are NOT included in the Bid Packet due to the size of the documents, but are located in the folder “Additional Project Documents.” These documents can be viewed, printed or downloaded through BidSync by clicking on the folder “Additional Project Documents” then clicking on the file of your choice. For any issues, please contact BidSync Support Services at (800) 990 - 9339 and reference the IFB number listed above. In the event of a large file size, please be patient when downloading or viewing. Hard copies (printed) of Plans and Specifications may also be obtained from the Travis County Purchasing Office for a refundable deposit of $100.00 in the form of a cashier's check, money order, or company check payable to Travis County. The deposit will be refunded if the Plans and Specifications are returned in good condition within 21 calendar days of the bid opening. In addition, Plans and Specifications will be made available for viewing free of charge at various Austin-area Plan Rooms listed below. - A bid security in the amount of five percent (5%) of the total bid amount will be required. IF A COPY OF THE BID SECURITY IS SUBMITTED ELECTRONICALLY THROUGH WWW.BIDSYNC.COM, AN ORIGINAL AND ONE COPY WILL BE DUE (BY CLOSE OF BUSINESS) ONE BUSINESS DAY AFTER THE BID OPENING DATE. Payments will be made for completed work in progressive payments with the County retaining five percent (5%) of each payment until final acceptance of the Project. Payments will be made by check. A Payment Bond is required in the amount of one hundred percent (100%) of the contract amount, if the contract amount exceeds $25,000. A Performance Bond is required in the amount of one hundred percent (100%) of the contract amount, if the contract amount exceeds $100,000. Bidders should use lump sum pricing as specified. Travis County reserves the right to award on an “all or none” or “line item” basis and may award a contract to more than one Contractor. - Project performance period is 150 calendar days. If the contractor fails to complete the Project in the working days specified, liquidated damages of $300.00 per day of delay will be assessed. - Historically Underutilized Businesses including Contractors, Subcontractors, and Suppliers are encouraged to participate in this project consistent with the goals of the Travis County Commissioners Court. Contractors will be required to comply with all applicable Equal Employment Opportunity laws and regulations, all Federal, State, and local regulations for construction safety and health standards. - The successful bidder must commence work upon issuance by County of a written Notice to Proceed. The County reserves the right to reject any and all bids and to waive any informality in the bids received. Bids may not be withdrawn for ninety (90) calendar days after the date on which they are opened. By submitting a bid, bidder acknowledges and approves that preliminary bid tabulations, including unit pricing, will be made available for inspection and disclosed upon request pursuant to Sec. 262.026(b) of Texas Local Government Code. - Estimated project range is $575K - $625K.
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PostedAugust 01, 2017