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Notice to Bidders-City of Willmar

(July 7, 14, 2006) 8518 NOTICE TO BIDDERS CITY OF WILLMAR Project Location: New Willmar Municipal Airport Project Name: Apron Expansion Bids Close At: 11:00 a.m., Local Time, August 10, 2006 NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS Sealed Bid Proposals for work ind...

(July 7, 14, 2006) 8518

NOTICE TO BIDDERS

CITY OF WILLMAR

Project Location: New Willmar Municipal Airport

Project Name: Apron Expansion

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Bids Close At: 11:00 a.m., Local Time,

August 10, 2006

NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS

Sealed Bid Proposals for work indicated below at the Willmar Municipal Airport, Willmar, Minnesota, will be received by the City of Willmar, at the office thereof located at 333 SW 6th Street (P.O. Box 755), Willmar, Minnesota, 56201, until the date and hour indicated above, and will be publicly opened and read aloud immediately thereafter. The work, in accordance with drawings and specifications prepared by HNTB, 7900 International Drive, Suite 600, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 55425, and consists of the following:

Project Name: Apron Expansion

This project includes: expansion of the existing concrete apron, grading, and turf establishment.

Major items of work are as follows:

Unclassified Excavation (P) 1,000 CY

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Granular Subbase 600 CY

Granular Base 175 CY

Concrete Apron 1,042 SY

Turf Establishment 0.5 AC

Bids shall be submitted on Bid Forms furnished for that purpose. No other Bid Form is acceptable.

DISADVANTAGED BUSINESS ENTERPRISES

This project is subject to the requirements of 49 CFR Part 26 Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Participation. The City of Willmar has established a contract goal of 6.7 percent participation for small business concerns owned and controlled by qualified disadvantaged business enterprises (DBE). The bidder shall make and document good faith efforts, as defined in Appendix A of 49 CFR Part 26, to meet the established goal.

Bidders will be prohibited from entering into agreements with a DBE in which the DBE promises not to provide subcontracting quotations to other bidders.

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A bidder should contact Melissa Galvan, City of Willmar, at 320-235-4202 for information on qualifying for this DBE program or for assistance in identifying DBE businesses.

FEDERAL PROVISIONS

Award of contract is subject to the following Federal provisions:

29 CFR Part 5 - Davis Bacon Act

41 CFR Part 60 - Certification of Nonsegregated Facilities

49 CFR Part 29 - Governmentwide Debarment and Suspension and Government wide Requirements for Drug-free Workplace

49 CFR Part 30 - Denial of Public Works Contracts to Suppliers of Goods and Services of Countries that Deny Contracts to Suppliers of Goods and Services of Countries that Deny Procurement Market Access to U.S. Contractors (Foreign Trade Restriction).

Title 49 United States Code, Chapter 501 - Buy American Preferences

NOTICE OF REQUIREMENTS FOR AFFIRMATIVE ACTION TO ENSURE EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

1. The Bidder's attention is called to the "Equal Opportunity Clause" and the "Standard Federal Equal Employment Opportunity Construction Contract Specifications" set forth within the supplementary provisions. The successful Bidder shall not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. The Contractor will take affirmative action to ensure that applicants are employed, and that employees are treated during employment without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.

2. The goals and timetables for minority and female participation, expressed in percentage terms for the contractor's aggregate workforce in each trade on all construction work in the covered area (Kandiyohi County, Minnesota) are as follows:

Kandiyohi County:

Goals for Goals For

Minority Participation Female Participation

in Each Trade In Each Trade

in Percent (%) in Percent (%)

Federal Federal

Requirements - 2.2 Requirements - 6.9

State State

Requirements - 3.0 Requirements - 6.0

These goals are applicable to all the contractors' construction work (whether or not it is Federal, or Federally assisted) performed in the covered area. If the contractor performs construction work in a geographical area located outside of the covered area, it shall apply the goals established for such geographical area where the work is actually performed. With regard to this second area, the contractor also is subject to the goals for both its Federally involved and non-federally involved construction.

The contractor's compliance with the executive order and the regulations in 41 CFR Part 60-4 and Minnesota Rules, Part 5000.3520 shall be based on its implementation of the Equal Opportunity Clause, specific affirmative action obligations required by the specifications set forth in 41 CFR 60-4.3 (a) and Minnesota Rules, Part 5000.3540, and its efforts to meet the goals. The hours of minority and female employment and training must be substantially uniform throughout the length of the contract, and in each trade, and the contractor shall make a good faith effort to employ minorities and women evenly on each of its projects. The transfer of minority or female employees or trainees from contractor to contractor or from project to project for the sole purpose of meeting the contractor's goals shall be a violation of the contract, the executive order, the regulations in 41 CFR Part 60-4, and Minnesota Rules, Part 5000.3520. Compliance with the goals will be measured against the total work hours performed.

3. The contractor shall provide written notification to the Director, OFCCP, and the Compliance Division of the Minnesota Department of Human Rights, within ten working days of award of any construction subcontract (in excess of $10,000 for OFCCP reporting) at any tier for construction work under the contract resulting from the solicitation. The notification shall list the name, address and telephone number of the subcontractor; employer identification number of the subcontractors; estimated dollar amount of the subcontract; estimated starting and completion dates of the subcontract; and the geographical area in which the subcontract is to be performed.

4. As used in this notice, and in the contract resulting from this solicitation, the "covered area" is Kandiyohi County, MN.

BID SECURITY

Each proposal must be accompanied by a bid guaranty in the amount of five (5) percent of the total amount of the bid. The bid guaranty may be by certified check or bid bond made payable to City of Willmar.

AVAILABILITY OF CONSTRUCTION DOCUMENTS

Plans and specifications are on file for inspection at the office of the City of Willmar, City Engineer Office, 333 SW 6th Street, Willmar, Minnesota, 56201 and at the office of HNTB Corporation, 7900 International Drive, Suite 600, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 55425.

Bidders desiring drawings (half-size) and specifications for personal use may secure a complete set from:

HNTB

7900 International Drive, Suite 600

Minneapolis, Minnesota 55425

Telephone: (952) 920-4668

Facsimile: (952) 920-0173

Non-refundable deposits in the form of a check shall be made payable to: "HNTB". The deposit shall be in the amount of $25.00 per set of contract documents (drawings and specifications).

Contractors desiring full-size plans with their specifications may secure them from HNTB upon a non-refundable deposit of $30.00 per set.

Dated at Willmar, Minnesota, this June 19, 2006.

CITY OF WILLMAR

By: Kevin Halliday

City Clerk

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