Notice to Bidders

PROJ NO. 172310000
CD 03/01/2018

That sealed bids will be received by Indian Hills Community College at the Ottumwa Campus Administration Building, 525 Grandview Avenue Ottumwa Iowa 52501, until 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 28, 2018. The bids will be opened and read aloud in the Indian Hills Community College Board Room (same address) at 2:00pm. The project consists of furnishing the following supplies, equipment, and/or services:




  PROJECT NO. 17231000

The bids are for a single Prime Contract (civil, general, mechanical and electrical combined) for construction of a new addition to the North Campus building for the diesel mechanics and welding programs and renovation of the existing welding lab. Bids shall be on a lump sum basis; segregated sub-bids will not be accepted.

Work is anticipated to commence on Tuesday May 1, 2018 and be completed by Friday August 9, 2019, in two phases as shown on the Contract Documents.

A pre-bid conference is scheduled for Monday, March 19 at 1:00 p.m. at Indian Hills Community College, North Campus, 14383 College Ave, Ottumwa, IA.

A public hearing will be conducted at a meeting to be held at Indian Hills Community College Board Room, 525 Grandview Avenue Ottumwa, IA, at 4:00 pm, on the 9th day of April, 2018, at which time and place any person may appear and file objections to the proposed plans, specifications, form of contract, and the estimated cost of said project.

Plans and specifications governing the construction of the proposed work have been prepared by OPN Architects, Inc of Des Moines, Iowa.

Bidders for the Contract may obtain copies of the Bidding Documents by contacting Beeline + Blue, Des Moines, IA Ph. 515-244-1611 in accordance with the Instructions to Bidders upon depositing the sum of $250 (written to OPN Architects) or a MBI Plan Deposit card for each set of documents.

General and Mechanical/Electrical/Plumbing bidders may obtain a maximum of two copies of the Bidding Documents.

Circulating sets are available, for the same deposit sum, for all other sub-bidders for a maximum check-out period of four days. Circulating set deposit will be cashed and will become the property of the depositor if not returned within the four day check-out period.

Documents may also be viewed at the following plan rooms:

  • Greater Fort Dodge Growth Alliance Planroom, 24 North 9th Street, Suite A, Ft. Dodge, IA, 515-955-5500.
  • Dodge Data & Analytics Planroom, 3315 Central Avenue, Hot Springs, AR, 501-321-4125
  • Des Moines Construction Update Plan Room DM, 221 Park Street, Des Moines, IA
  • Bid+Builders Exchange, 4814 E. Broadway, Madison, WI, 608-221-3148
  • Minnesota Builders Exchange, 1123 Glenwood Avenue, Minneapolis, MN, 612-381-2647.
  • Omaha Builders Exchange, 4255 S. 94th, Omaha, NE, 402-593-6908.

Bid security in the amount of 5% of the total bid in the form of certified check, credit union share draft, or surety bond written on an original AIA Document A310, Bid Bond is required for this project. The successful bidder will be required to provide surety Performance and Payment Bonds in an amount equal to one hundred percent (100%) of the Contract Sum.

The award of the contract may be made by Indian Hills Community College to any responsible bidder or bidders offering suitable supplies, equipment and/or service at the lowest price taking into consideration the quality of materials or service in the best interest of the Owner. The right is reserved to reject any and all bids, or any part thereof, and to waive informalities, and to enter into such contract or contracts as shall be deemed in the best interest of the Owner.

By virtue of statutory authority, preference will be given to products and provisions grown and coal produced within the State of Iowa.


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Notice to Bidders - PROJ NO. 172310000