ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS NORTHEAST WATER TREATMENT PLANT IMPROVEMENTS WILLMAR MUNICIPAL UTILITIES WILLMAR, MN RECEIPT AND OPENING OF PROPOSALS: Proposals for the work described below will be received online through until 2:00 p.m. on August 10, 2022, at which time the bids will be opened and publicly read at the office of Willmar Municipal Utilities, General Manager, 700 Litchfield Ave. SW, Willmar, MN 56201. Bidders and interested parties may attend the bid opening online via Microsoft Teams. Please use the below link or call-in number/Conference ID to see and/or hear the bid opening results: 1. Microsoft Teams Link: 2. Call: 612-428-8778 / Conference ID: 597 781 8# DESCRIPTION OF WORK: The work includes the following, together with numerous related items of work, all in accordance with the Plans and Specifications: A. Construction of a new process building to house new pressure filters and aerators, including, the repair and reconstruction of existing improvements affected, and the demolition of existing process equipment. B. Demolition of existing process equipment includes the media from the existing aerators, the filter feed pumps, pressure filters, and the backwash waste tank from inside the existing process building. C. A new process building will be constructed to house a portion of the facility improvements. New process equipment includes a backwash wash tank, filter feed pumps, oxygen side stream flash mix, pressure filters, degasifiers, finished water pumps, liquid ammonium sulfate system, LOX system, and vaporizers. D. Alternative Add No. 1 includes the optional construction of an on-site sodium hypochlorite generation system in the existing process building. PLAN HOLDERS LIST, ADDENDUMS, AND BID TABULATION: The plan holders list, addendums, and bid tabulations will be available for download online at or TO OBTAIN BID DOCUMENTS: Complete digital project bidding documents are available at or You may view the digital plan documents for free by entering Quest project #8249675 on the website’s Project Search page. Documents may be downloaded for $45.00. Please contact at 952-233-1632 or for assistance in free membership registration, viewing, downloading, and working with this digital project information. BID SUBMITTAL: A bid shall be submitted online no later than the date and time prescribed. For this project, the Owner will only be accepting online electronic bids through QuestCDN. To access the electronic bid form, download the project document and click the online bidding button at the top of the advertisement. Prospective bidders must be on the plan holders list through QuestCDN for bids to be accepted. BID SECURITY: A Proposal Bond in the amount of not less than 5 percent of the total amount bid, drawn in favor of Willmar Municipal Utilities shall accompany each bid. STATE AND FEDERAL REQUIREMENTS: This project is being funded by the Minnesota Public Facilities Authority (PFA) State Revolving Loan Fund and the Willmar Municipal Utilities, Minnesota. The project is subject to the State of Minnesota and Federal Prevailing Wage Rates, Buy American Iron and Steel Provisions, and other applicable State and Federal requirements as specified. OWNER’S RIGHTS RESERVED: The Owner reserves the right to reject any or all bids and to waive any irregularities and informalities therein and to award the Contract to other than the lowest bidder if, in their discretion, the interest of the Owner would be best served thereby. DATED: June 20, 2022 /S/ John Harren General Manager, Willmar Municipal Utilities (July 6 & 13, 2022) 79732