Wednesday, May 22, 2024


Electronic Bidding Closes:

September 12, 2023 at 10:00 AM

NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS – Electronic Bids will be received until 10:00 AM on Tues­day, September 12, 2023, through Bid Express® https://www.bidexpress.com for crushing gravel stockpiles for Lake County at the gravel pit locations 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. Videoconference access links to the bid opening will be provided to all plan holders.

Project/Bid Number: CSP 023-001

Location: Old Drummond Pit (Section 5, T53N, R11W), Lake County Highway Department Shop Yard (Section 25, T53N, R10W) & Little Marais Pit (Section 19, T57N, R6W)

Work Type: Gravel Crushing for Stockpile

Anticipated Construction Start Date: October 23, 2023

Final Completion Date: November 1, 2024

The major quantities of work are:

Proposal/Plan Specifications may be downloaded through 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/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 which 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, certified check, or 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, 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.

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.

Dated at Two Harbors, Minnesota this 21st day of August, 2023.

/s/ Jason DiPiazza

Jason DiPiazza

Lake County Highway Engineer

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