Almira Water System Improvements
Bid Date4/26/18 3:00 pm
Company & Contacts
Thomas Dean & Hoskins Engineering
TOWN OF ALMIRA
OWNER/LOCAL AGENCY: Town of Almira, Washington
PROJECT: Water System Improvements
ENGINEER: TD&H Engineering, Inc.
303 E. 2nd Avenue
Sealed bids for the following described construction will be received by Town of Almira at:
(1) By mail to the office of the Clerk-Treasurer at P.O. Box 215, Almira, WA 99103, until 3:00
P.M., P.S.T., of the bid opening date. Notification by the Post Office will be considered as
actual receipt of the bid by the Town of Almira.
(2) In the office of Clerk-Treasurer, Town Hall, Town of Almira at the Town Hall, 199 North 3rd
Street, Almira, Washington, until 3:00 P.M, P.S.T., of the bid opening date. Bids delivered in
person will be received only at the office of Clerk-Treasurer.
The bid opening date for this project shall be Thursday, April 26, 2018. The bids will be publicly
opened and read after 3:00 P.M. on this date.
Bids must be completed on a lump sum and unit price basis as indicated on the BID PROPOSAL.
Availability of Bidding Documents:
Contract bid documents may be examined at the following locations:
1) TOWN OF ALMIRA, 199 North 3rd Street, Almira, WA 99103 (509)
2) TD&H Engineering, 303 E. 2nd Avenue, Spokane, WA 99202 (509) 622-2888
3) Standard Digital, 256 W. Riverside, Spokane, WA 99201 (509) 624-2985
4) Spokane Regional Plan Center 209 N. Havana Spokane, WA 99202 (509) 328-9600
5) Inland Northwest AGC, 4935 E. Trent Ave, Spokane, WA 99212 (509) 535-0391
6) Associated Builders & Contractors, 1760 E. Trent, Spokane, WA 99202 (509) 534-0826
7) Tri-City Construction Council, 20 East Kennewick Ave, Kennewick, WA 99336 (509) 582-7424
8) Builders Exchange of Washington, 2607 Wetmore Ave, Everett, WA 98201 (425) 258-1303
Contract documents are available at www.TDHplanroom.com . Documents can be viewed and/or
purchased online. The Planholders’ List is also available at this website. All addenda will be issued
through email. Bidders who order online are automatically placed on the Planholders’ List and will
receive automatic e-mail notification of addenda. Contact Standard Digital with website and plan
ordering questions, and TD&H Engineering regarding Planholders’ List.
Prospective bidders shall make all requests for clarifications to Marissa Siemens, TD&H Engineering
in writing at the above address or to email@example.com. No verbal clarifications
will be made.
Brief description of work:
This project includes installation of approximately 3,148 LF of water main, 17 gate valves, 4 fire
hydrants, 24 service connections, 16 water meters, 2 sampling stations, 178 CY of CSTC, 545
SY of 2-1/2” thick HMA, 573 SY of topsoil, seeding, fertilizing and mulching, 12 concrete bollards,
14 SY of cement concrete sidewalk, and 124 SF of painted crosswalk lines. Bid Alternate A –
additional water main installation which includes approximately 355 LF of water main, 2 gate
valves, 1 fire hydrant, 4 service connections, 1 water meter, 1 sampling station, 27 CY of CSTC,
and 50 SY of topsoil, seeding, fertilizing and mulching.
A certified or bank cashier’s check in the amount of five percent (5%) of the bid amount, payable to
the Town of Almira, or bid bond executed by a licensed bonding company is required with each bid,
subject to the conditions provided for in the bid procedures and conditions. No bidder may
withdraw a bid within thirty (30) days after the actual date of the opening thereof.
Rejection of bids:
The Town shall have the right to reject any or all bids not accompanied by bid security or data
required by the bidding document or a bid in any way incomplete or irregular.
The Town of Almira is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Disadvantaged
Business Enterprises (Small, Minority- and Women-Owned Businesses) are encouraged to submit
bids. All work performed on this project will be subject to the higher of the prevailing state or
federal Davis-Bacon wage rates. Attention of bidders is particularly called to the requirements as
to conditions of employment to be observed and minimum wage rates to be paid under the
This project is funded by a federal grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban
Development and the Washington State Community Development Block Grant program.
INFORMATION FOR BIDDERS
BIDS will be received by the Town of Almira (herein called the “OWNER”) at the time and location
set forth in the Call for Bids herein before and then at said office publicly opened and read aloud.
Each BID must be submitted in a sealed envelope addressed to the Town of Almira. Each sealed
envelope containing a BID must be plainly marked on the outside as BID for the Water System
Improvements Project. The envelope should bear on the outside the name of the BIDDER,
address, contractor registration number if applicable, and the name of the project for which the
BID is submitted. If forwarded by mail, the sealed envelope containing the BID must be enclosed
in another envelope addressed to the OWNER at the above address.
All BIDS must be made on the required PROPOSAL FORM. All blank spaces for BID prices must be
filled in, in ink or typewritten, and the PROPOSAL FORM must be fully completed and executed
when submitted. Only one copy of the PROPOSAL FORM is required.
Before submitting their proposal, the BIDDER shall examine the site of the work and review the
drawings and specifications including ADDENDA and ascertain for themselves the work required
and all of the physical conditions in relation thereto. Failure to take this precaution will not
release the successful BIDDER from entering into contracts nor excuse the BIDDER from
performing the work in strict accordance with the terms of the contract. No verbal statement
made by any officer, agent, or employee of the OWNER, in relation to the physical conditions
pertaining to the site of the work, will be binding on the OWNER during the gathering of
information for proposal preparation by the BIDDER. After BIDS have been submitted, the
BIDDER shall not assert that there was a misunderstanding concerning the quantities of WORK
or the nature of the WORK to be done.
The CONTRACT DOCUMENTS contain the provisions required for the construction of the
PROJECT. Information obtained from an officer, agent, or employee of the OWNER or any other
person shall not affect the risks or obligations assumed by the CONTRACTOR or relieve them from
fulfilling any of the conditions of the contract.
Each BID must be accompanied by a BID deposit payable to the OWNER for five percent (5%) of
the total amount of the BID. As soon as the BID prices have been compared, the OWNER will
return the deposits of all except the three lowest responsible BIDDERS. When the Agreement is
executed, the deposits of the two remaining unsuccessful BIDDERS will be returned. A certified
check may be used in lieu of a BID bond.
A performance and a payment bond in the amount of 100 percent (100%) of the CONTRACT
PRICE, with a corporate surety approved by the OWNER, will be required for the faithful
performance of the contract.
Attorneys-in-fact who sign bid bond and contract bonds must file with each bond a certified and
effective dated copy of their power of attorney.
CONTRACTOR shall not commence work until a NOTICE TO PROCEED has been issued by the
The OWNER may make such investigations as deemed necessary to determine the ability of the
BIDDER to perform the WORK, and the BIDDER shall furnish to the OWNER all such information
and data for this purpose as the OWNER may request. The OWNER reserves the right to reject
any BID if the evidence submitted by, or investigation of, such BIDDER fails to satisfy the OWNER,
in the OWNER’S discretion, that such BIDDER is properly qualified to carry out the obligations of
the Agreement and to complete the WORK contemplated therein.
The party to whom the contract is awarded will be required to execute the Agreement and obtain
the contract payment and performance bond within twenty (20) calendar days after the date on
the NOTICE OF AWARD. The NOTICE OF AWARD shall be accompanied by the necessary
Agreement and bond forms. In case of failure of the BIDDER to execute the Agreement, the
OWNER reserves the option to consider the BIDDER in default, in which case the BID deposit
accompanying the bid shall become the property of the OWNER.
A conditional or qualified BID will not be accepted.
Award of the bid is base on the low bid of Schedule A. The town may elect to award Schedule B
depending on the price. The OWNER reserves the right to reject all bids.
All applicable laws, ordinances, and the rules and regulations of all authorities having jurisdiction
over construction of the project shall apply to the contract throughout.
Each BIDDER is responsible for inspecting the site and for reading and being thoroughly familiar
with the CONTRACT DOCUMENTS. A non-mandatory pre-bid meeting with the Town of Almira
will be held on Monday, April 16, 2018 at 11:00 AM at Town Hall located at 199 North 3rd Street.
The failure or omission of any BIDDER to do any of the foregoing shall in no way relieve any
BIDDER from any obligation in respect to its BID.
The apparent lowest responsible BIDDER must supply the names and addresses of all material
suppliers and subcontractors in accordance with Section 1-07.11.