ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS
CITY OF MINOT, NORTH DAKOTA
2023 Signal Cabinet Improvement
CITY PROJECT 4774
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City of Minot (Owner) is requesting Bids for the construction of the following Project: 2032 Signal Cabinet Improvement.
Bids for the construction of the Project will be received and accepted via electronic bid (vBid) through QuestCDN until Tuesday, May 30, 2023, at 11:00 AM local time. Bids will be viewed and read via video conference at 11:00 AM. Mailed or hand delivered bids will not be opened or considered. Link for the video conference is provided at www.questcdn.com and on the City’s website.
The Project includes the following Work: Removal of Existing and Installation of New Traffic Signal Cabinets, Battery Backup Systems, Video Detection Systems and Emergency Vehicle Preemption Systems.
Complete digital project bidding documents are available at www.questcdn.com. You may download the digital plan documents for $55 by inputting eBidDoc #8508630 on the website’s Project Search page. Please contact QuestCDN.com at 952-233-1632 or for assistance in free membership registration, downloading, and working with this digital project information, and online bid submittal.
Potential bidders may contact the Traffic Engineer at 701-857-4100 with any questions.
Each bid must be accompanied by a bidder’s bond in a sum equal to 5% of the full amount of the bid executed by the bidder as principal and by a surety, conditioned that if the principal’s bid is accepted and a contract is awarded to the principal, the principal, within ten (10) days after the notice of the award, shall execute a contract in accordance with the terms of the bid and the bid bond, and any conditions of the City of Minot, as required by law. A countersignature of a bid bond is not required. If the City of Minot elects to award a contract to the lowest responsible bidder, and the lowest responsible bidder does not execute a contract within ten (10) days, the bidder’s bond will be forfeited to the City of Minot, and the City of Minot may award the project to the next lowest responsible bidder.
Each bidder must possess a valid North Dakota contractor’s license for the full amount of their bid, as required by Section 43-07-07 of the North Dakota Century Code. Each bidder MUST enclose a copy of their Contractor’s License or Certificate of Renewal, issued by the North Dakota Secretary of State, and each license must be valid and dated at least 10 days prior to the date set for bid opening, as required under Section 43-07-12 of the North Dakota Century Code.
No bid may be read or considered if it does not fully comply with the bidding requirements of Section 48-01.2 of the North Dakota Century Code, and any deficient bid submitted will not be opened.
The City of Minot reserves the right to hold all Bids for a period of 30 days after the date of the bid opening, to reject any or all Bids and to rebid the project until a satisfactory bid is received, and to waive any informality or irregularity in any Bid.
The City of Minot is a Title VI community and requires that all contracts entered into with the City of Minot comply with all Civil Rights Act of 1964 Title VI assurances. The assurances prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, and national origin. Specifically, 42 USC 2000d states that “No person in the United States shall, on the ground of race, color, or national origin, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.” In addition to Title VI, there are other Nondiscrimination statutes which include: Section 162(a) of the Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1973 (23 USC 324) (sex), Age Discrimination Act of 1975 (age), and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973/ADA of 1990 (disability). Taken together, these requirements define an over-arching Title VI/Nondiscrimination and ADA Program. Title VI and the additional Nondiscrimination requirements are applicable to programs receiving federal financial assistance due to the Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1987.
There are two Presidential Executive Orders that place further emphasis upon the Title VI protections of race and national origin. Executive Order 12898 ensures nondiscrimination against minority populations by discouraging programs, policies, and activities with disproportionately high and adverse human health or environmental effects on minority and low-income populations. Executive Order 13166 directs recipients of Federal financial assistance that to ensure compliance with Title VI, they must take reasonable steps to ensure that limited English proficiency persons have meaningful access to their programs.
For all further requirements regarding bid submittal, qualifications, procedures, and contract award, refer to the Instructions to Bidders that are included in the Bidding Documents.
By order of the City Council of the City of Minot, North Dakota.
Owner: City of Minot
By: Mikayla McWilliams
Title: City Clerk
Date: May 5, 2023