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Electronic Bidding Closes: March 5, 2024 at 1:00 PM

NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS – Electronic Bids will be received until 1:00 PM on Tuesday, March 5, 2024, through Bid Express®

https://www.bidexpress.com for the construction of the Lake County and City of Two Harbors infrastructure improvement projects listed below. Proposals will be opened and read publicly at approximately 10:01 AM on the aforementioned date by the Clerk of the County Board at the Lake County Service Center, 616 3rd Avenue, Two Harbors, Minnesota. Video conference access links to the bid opening will be provided to all plan holders.

Project/Bid Number: SAP 038-636-001

Location: On CSAH 36 (5th Street) from 4th Avenue to 7th Avenue (MN 61)

On CSAH 35 (4th Avenue) from Waterfront Drive to 4th Street

On CR 105 (4th Avenue) from 4th Street to 3rd Street

On 5th Avenue from Waterfront Drive to 5th Street

On 6th Avenue from 7th Street to 4th Street

Work Type: Grading, Aggregate Base, Plant Mixed Bituminous Pavement, Concrete Curb and Gutter, ADA Improvements, Storm Sewer, Sanitary Sewer, Watermain, Landscaping, and Bridge 38J42

Anticipated Construction Start Date: May 6, 2024

Final Completion Date: October 31, 2025

Proposal/Plan Specifications may be downloaded through the Bid Express service® at https://bidexpress.com or by navigating to Lake County, MN’s public home page. There will be no cost for plan or proposals, but bidders must register through Bid Express® prior to bidding and submit their bids electronically through Bid Express®. Bid Express® does charge for bidding (see Fee Schedule at www.infotechinc.com/bid-express-fee-schedule ), and bidders are encouraged to register well in advance of the bid closing date if they have not previously done so. Questions must be asked via the Bid Express® service. Questions asked via e-mail, by phone, or otherwise will not be answered.

Electronic bids must be accompanied by a corporate surety bond in an amount that is at least equal to 5% of the total amount and may be submitted electronically through Bid Express® using Surety 2000 or SuretyWave or by uploading a copy of a paper bid bond, a certified check, or a cashier’s check. Hard copies of the proposal guaranty must be received at the Lake County Highway Department, 1513 Hwy 2, Two Harbors, Minnesota in a sealed envelope marked clearly with the name of the bidder, type of work, and project number by 3:00 p.m. the day prior to the specified date of opening.

Lake County hereby notifies all bidders:

In accordance with the provisions of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (78 Stat. 252, 42 US.C. §§ 2000d to 2000d-4) and the Regula­tions, it hereby notifies all bidders that it will affirmatively ensure that any contract entered into pursuant to this advertisement, disadvantaged business enterprises will be afforded full and fair opportunity to submit bids in response to this invitation and will not be discriminated against on the grounds of race, color, or national origin in consideration for an award.

Special Contracting Requirements – Project Labor Agreement (PLA)

The Lake County Board of Commissioners reserves the right to reject any, any part of, or all bids and to waive defects and technicalities as it may deem best for the interest of Lake County.

The major quantities of work are:

Estimated Major Work Quantities

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