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Wednesday, December 14, 2011 - 12:00am

Separate sealed BIDS for the construction of the following project will be received at the office of the City of Newport, 596 7th Avenue Newport, MN 55055, until 10:00 am, local time, January 17, 2012 and then at said office publicly opened and read aloud:

STATE PROJECT NO. 098-080-34

City Project No. 2011-01 North Ravine Area Drainage Improvements

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/THESE PROJECT/ PROJECTS

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 9.7% Good Faith Effort to be subcontracted to Disadvantaged Business Enterprises.

Said Construction generally consists of Urban Street Reconstruction, Pond Excavation, Installation of Storm Sewer Drainage Structures and Piping, Permanent Erosion Stabilization, and associated work. The work includes the following approximate quantities of work:

Bituminous Pavement Removal - 4,000 SY

Building Removal - 1.0 LS

Common Excavation - 72,000 CY

Topsoil Borrow- 3,500 CY

Composite Pond Liner - 2,200 SY

Aggregate Base - 1,500 TON

Bituminous Pavement - 800 TON

Concrete Curb and Gutter - 1,600 LF

Storm Sewer Pipe - 5,000 LF

Drainage Structures - 48 EA

Rip Rap - 1200 CY

Erosion Stabilization Mat Class 4 (Permanent) - 7,500 SY

Erosion Control Blanket Category 2 - 56,000 SY

Chain Link Fence - 1,500 LF

And other related work

Plans, Specifications, and Contract Documents may be examined at the City of Newport's City Hall, 596 Seventh Avenue, Newport, MN 55055 or examined and/or purchased at BDM Consulting Engineers and Surveyors, PLC at 60 Plato Blvd. E., Suite 140, St Paul, MN 55107 upon payment of $150.00 for each set (payable to BDM, non-refundable). You may download the complete set of bidding documents for $75 by entering eBidDoc™ #1738941 on the "Search Projects" page at www.questcdn.com. The payment is non-refundable.

The advertisement for the bid package will also be placed in the following locations: Finance & Commerce legal ledger once per week for two weeks (December 14th, January 4th), the South Washington County Bulletin once on December 14th, and the MnDOT StateAid EAdvert website at www.dot.state.mn.us/stateaid/sa_eadvert.html December 14th through the bid date.

Each bid must be accompanied by a bid bond, cashier's check or a certified check payable to the City of Newport, Minnesota, for at least five (5) percent of the amount of the bid, which amount shall be forfeited to the City of Newport, Minnesota, as liquidated damages if the bidder, upon the letting of the contract to them shall fail to enter into the contract so let; the City Council reserving the right to reject any and all bids.

A Performance and Payment Bond, as required by the Contract, by a surety company authorized to do business in the State of Minnesota will be required with the contract. (Personal bonds will not be accepted.)

All proposals must be addressed to Brian Anderson, City Administrator of the City of Newport, Minnesota and shall have endorsed thereon:

STATE PROJECT NO. 98-080-34

City Project No. 2011-01

Dated at the City of Newport, Minnesota this 7th day of December, 2011.

Brian Anderson

City Administrator

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