DAKOTA COUNTY TRANSPORTATION
DAKOTA COUNTY, MINNESOTA
Notice is hereby given that sealed bids will be received at the Empire Transportation Facility at 2800 160th Street West, Rosemount, MN. until 9:00 AM on Tuesday, September 10, 2013 at which time they will be opened and read aloud for the following County project:
Minimum wage rates to be paid by the Contractors have been predetermined and are subject to the Work Hours Act of 1962, P.L. 87-581 and implementing regulations.
READ CAREFULLY THE WAGE SCALES AND DIVISION A OF THE SPECIAL
PROVISIONS AS THEY AFFECT THIS PROJECT
The Minnesota Department of Transportation hereby notifies all bidders:
in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Act), as amended and Title 49, Code of Federal Regulations, Subtitle A Part 21, Non-discrimination in Federally-assisted programs of the Department of Transportation, it will affirmatively assure that in any contract entered into pursuant to this advertisement, disadvantaged business enterprises will be afforded maximum opportunity to participate and/or to submit bids in response to this invitation, and will not be discriminated against on the grounds of race, color, disability, age, religion, sex or national origin in consideration for an award;
in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as amended, and Title 23, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 230 Subpart A-Equal Employment Opportunity on Federal and Federal-Aid Construction Contracts (including supportive services), it will affirmatively assure increased participation of minority groups and disadvantaged persons and women in all phases of the highway construction industry, and that on any project constructed pursuant to this advertisement equal employment opportunity will be provided to all persons without regard to their race, color, disability, age, religion, sex or national origin;
in accordance with the Minnesota Human Rights Act, Minnesota Statute 363A.08 Unfair discriminatory Practices, it will affirmatively assure that on any project constructed pursuant to this advertisement equal employment opportunity will be offered to all persons without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, membership or activity in a local commission, disability, sexual orientation, or age;
in accordance with the Minnesota Human Rights Act, Minnesota Statute 363A.36 Certificates of Compliance for Public Contracts, and 363A.37 Rules for Certificates of Compliance, it will assure that appropriate parties to any contract entered into pursuant to this advertisement possess valid Certificates of Compliance.
If you are not a current holder of a compliance certificate issued by the Minnesota Department of Human Rights and intend to bid on any job in this advertisement you must contact the Department of Human Rights immediately for assistance in obtaining a certificate.
The following notice from the Minnesota Department of Human Rights applies to all contractors:
"It is hereby agreed between the parties that Minnesota Statute, section 363A.36 and Minnesota Rules, parts 5000.3400 to 5000.3600 are incorporated into any contract between these parties based on this specification or any modification of it. A copy of Minnesota Statute 363A.36 and Minnesota Rules, parts 5000.3400 to 5000.3600 is available upon request from the contracting agency."
"It is hereby agreed between the parties that this agency will require affirmative action requirements be met by contractors in relation to Minnesota Statute 363A.36 and Minnesota Rules 5000.3600. Failure by a contractor to implement an affirmative action plan or make a good faith effort shall result in revocation of its certificate or revocation of the contract (Minnesota Statute 363A.36, Subd. 2 and 3)."
A minimum goal of 7.4% Good Faith Effort to be subcontracted to Disadvantaged Business Enterprises.
County Projects 32-60 & 32-61, S.P. 019-632-033, 019-632-034; Turn Lane & Intersection Reconstruction, Signal Revisions, Bituminous Trail, Milling, and Bituminous Overlay on County State Aid Highway 32 (Cliff Road) from Cinnamon Ridge Trail to Johnny Cake Ridge Road in Eagan.
Major quantities of work on CSAH 32 include: 5,600 cubic yards of excavation; 1,400 cubic yards of granular borrow; 1,300 cubic yards of aggregate base; 3,400 linear feet of concrete curb & gutter; 1,500 tons of bituminous mixture; 5,300 square feet of concrete walk; 27,000 square feet of bituminous walk; 9,000 linear feet of durable pavement markings; 3,400 square yards of sodding; 3 signal revisions and 2 signal reconstructions.
DIGITAL COPIES OF THE BIDDING DOCUMENTS ARE AVAILABLE AT: http://www.co.dakota.mn.us/Government/DoingBusiness/Pages/default.aspx
These documents may be downloaded for $20 by selecting "County Projects 32-60 & 32-61" from the "Browse Project" page or eBidDoc # 2865803 on the "Search Project" page at www.questcdn.com.
Paper documents are also available for viewing only weekdays between 8:00 AM and 4:30 PM at the County Engineer\'s Office, (952-891-7100) 14955 Galaxie Avenue, Apple Valley, MN 55124.
It is anticipated that a contract to perform the work will be awarded by resolution of the Dakota County Board of Commissioners at the County Board meeting scheduled for October 15, 2013.
Bids must be accompanied by a certified check or corporate surety bond, made in favor of Dakota County in an amount of at least five (5) percent of the amount bid. The right is reserved to accept or reject any or all bids and to waive informalities therein.