(Published in the Hillsboro Free Press Extra, Aug. 4, 2005)


(Advertisement for Bids)

a. The City of Hillsboro, Kansas will receive single bids and/or separate bids and/or combination bids for the “Proposed Construction of the City of Hillsboro Family Aquatic Center”, as follows:

b. POOL CONSTRUCTION – including incidental grading and demolition, construction of one reinforced concrete zero-depth outdoor pool, limited site work, decking, deck equipment, deck umbrellas, single flume waterslide, painting and miscellaneous.

c. MECHANICAL CONSTRUCTION – including incidental grading and demolition, limited site work, process piping, salvaging, recirculation systems, pumps, pool water features and piping, disinfectant systems, filter system, precast concrete containment tanks (surge), manhole, controls and chemical controllers, painting and miscellaneous.

d. GENERAL CONSTRUCTION – including incidental demolition, site grading, fine grading, erosion control, site security fencing, chain link fencing, rope barrier fencing, site concrete work, construction of bathhouse/concession/mechanical building, construction of shelter, storm, sanitary and potable water plumbing, yard hydrants, site utilities, HVAC system, electrical, and miscellaneous.

e. A pre-bid meeting has been scheduled at the City of Hillsboro – City Hall, 118 East Grand, Hillsboro, Kansas 67063 for August 22, 2005 at 3:00 p.m. A Contractor Awareness Program (CAP) will be presented by the Engineer at the pre-bid meeting. Part of the CAP will include a slide presentation showing pool construction pictures of similar projects for the purpose of Contractor orientation.

f. Said bids shall be received at the office of the City Clerk, City Hall 118 East Grand, Hillsboro, Kansas 67063, until 3:00 p.m. on August 29, 2005, at which time said bids will be publicly opened and read aloud. The City Council may consider the award of the bid at a 4:00 p.m. meeting on September 6, 2005.

g. The plans and specifications have been prepared by Burbach Aquatics, Inc. and are on file and may be examined at the City Clerk’s office in City Hall and the Platteville office of Burbach Aquatics, Inc. Copies of the Contract Documents may be obtained after August 5, 2005 at the office of Burbach Aquatics, Inc., 5974 Highway 80 South, P.O. Box 721, Platteville, Wisconsin 53818, (608) 346-3262 upon receipt of two (2) separate checks: one check of $40.00 for shipping and handling and one check of $50.00 for each set of Contract Documents requested. Payments of $50.00 per set will be refunded to plan holders who return the Contract Documents to BAI’s Platteville office within 10 days of award bids.

h. A Contract will be awarded to the lowest responsible bidder for each of the three (3) sections of the Project specified above, either separately or in combination. The City of Hillsboro reserves the right to waive any informalities in bidding. No bid shall be withdrawn after the opening of bids without the consent of the City for a period of sixty days after the scheduled time of opening bids. The City, at their sole discretion, reserves the right to reject any and all bids.

i. A certified or cashier’s check drawn on a bank in Kansas or a bank chartered under the laws of the United States, or certified credit union share draft drawn on a credit union in Kansas or chartered under the laws of the United States, payable to the City of Hillsboro, or satisfactory bid bond containing no conditions except as provided herein executed by the bidders and licensed surety company, in an amount not less than 10% of the total bid submitted by each bidder, shall accompany each bid, as a guarantee that if the bid is accepted the bidders shall execute and file the proposed contract and bonds within ten days after the award of the Contract. Upon the successful bidder’s failure to timely execute the Contract or furnish bond for the faithful performance thereof, the check, share draft or bond shall be retained and forfeited to the City of Hillsboro as agreed liquidated damages.

j. Contractor shall carry Workmen’s Compensation Insurance satisfactory to the City and shall also carry Public Liability Insurance in the same way. The successful bidder(s) shall furnish a corporate surety performance bond and payment bond in an amount equal to one hundred percent (100%) of the Contract price, said bonds to be issued by a responsible surety approved by the City of Hillsboro. Said bonds shall guarantee the prompt payment of all materials and labor and save harmless the City of Hillsboro, Kansas, from claims and damages of any kind caused by the operations of the Contractor.

k. The Work in general shall commence by September 12, 2005 and shall be substantially completed and ready for Owner occupancy by May 19, 2006, and completed by October 3, 2006.

l. As used herein, “Owner” refers to the City of Hillsboro, Kansas, taxing municipal corporation; “Engineer” refers to Burbach Aquatics, Inc.; and “Contract” or “Bidder” refers to the party bidding for this Project.

m. Published upon order of the City Council of the City of Hillsboro, Kansas.

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