Postville is Accepting Bids For Project No 17-122 – 2018 Construction for School Improvements

Notice To Bidders

PROJECT NO. 17-122
Sealed Bids for a Single Construction Contract for the Postville Community School – 2018 Improvements, Postville, IA, for the Postville Community School District of Postville, IA, will be received in the Superintendent’s Office, Postville Community School, 314 West Post Street, Postville, IA 52162, up to the hour of 2:00 p.m., local time, February 8, 2018, and after this time they will be publicly opened and read aloud in the Superintendent’s Office, Postville Community School.

On February 12, 2018, at 6:30 p.m., local time, at a meeting of the Board of Education at the Postville Community School, Fine Arts Center, 314 West Post Street, Postville, IA, the School Board will review the Bids and consider the Award of the Contract.

The work for the project shall be accomplished under a Single Construction Contract and there will be a Single Bid to include all of the following:
1. General Construction.
2. Mechanical Construction, including: Plumbing, Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning.
3. Electrical Construction, including: Power, Lighting, Communication, and Fire Safety.

All bids shall be made on the printed forms attached to and made a part of the proposed Contract Documents. The proposed Contract Documents including the Drawings and the Project Manual, pursuant to which the work must be done, will be on file and may be viewed after January 10, 2018, at the Superintendent’s Office, Postville Community School, 314 West Post Street, Postville, IA 52162. Copies thereof are, also, on file at the Office of the Architect, WWA Architecture + Planning, 15 South Federal Avenue, Mason City, IA. These Documents may be obtained after the aforementioned date by Prime Contractors upon request to the Architect and on the condition they be returned after the receipt of bids. There will be no Contract Document deposit.

All bids shall be on the basis of cash payment for the work.

Form of Contract to be used will be “The Standard Form of Agreement between Owner and Contractor, where the basis for payment is a Stipulated Sum”, issued by the American Institute of Architects, AIA Document A101-2007.

Each Bid shall be accompanied by Bid Security, in a separate sealed envelope, in the form of either (1) cash, cashiers check or certified check or certified share draft drawing on a credit union in Iowa or chartered under the laws of the United States, in an amount equal to at least Five (5%) Percent of Project Bid Amount or (2) a Bid Bond executed by a corporation authorized to contract as a surety in the State of Iowa with the amount or penal sum of not less than Five (5%) Percent of Project Bid Amount. The bid security should be made payable to the Postville Community School District. Such bid security shall be forfeited to the Postville Communit School District as liquidated damages in the event the successful bidder fails or refuses to enter into a Contract within ten (10) days after the Award of Contract and post bond satisfactory to said School District insuring the faithful fulfillment of the Contract pursuant to the provisions of this Notice and the other Contract Documents.

No bidder may withdraw his bid for at least sixty (60) days after the scheduled closing time for the receipt of bids.

The Board of Education of the Postville Community School District of Postville, IA, reserves the right to reject any or all bids and waive all informality and irregularity in connection therewith if the same is judged to be in their best interests, and to make a selection, including that of any Alternate Bids, that in their judgment is best suited for the purpose intended for the project.