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SECTION 001113 ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS UNIVERSITY OF NORTH DAKOTA NORTH DAKOTA MUSEUM OF ART - SKYLIGHT REPLACEMENT Grand Forks, North Dakota Owner: North Dakota State Board of Higher Education dba University of North Dakota University of North Dakota Grand Forks, North Dakota Sealed proposals for Single Prime Contract for General Construction for the NORTH DAKOTA MUSEUM OF ART - SKYLIGHT REPLACEMENT will be received by the Owner to the attention of Fawn Behrens-Smith, University Architect; at the University of North Dakota, Campus Capital Projects and Planning, 3791 Campus Road, Stop #7107, Grand Forks, North Dakota, on the campus of the University of North Dakota, until 2:00 P.M., Local Time, on TUESDAY JULY 8,2014, at which time the bids will be opened publicly and read aloud in the Willow Room. The Drawings, Information to Bidders, Form of Bid, Form of Contract, Form of Performance-Payment Bond, Technical Specifications, Addenda, and other contract documents as prepared by HEPPER OLSON ARCHITECTS, LTD.; may be examined at the following places: The office of HEPPER OLSON ARCHITECTS, 2617 S COLUMBIA ROAD, GRAND FORKS, North Dakota; the Builders Exchanges in Fargo and Grand Forks, North Dakota; Minneapolis Builder's Exchange, St. Paul Builder's Exchanges in Minnesota. Prime bidders may obtain ELECTRONIC copies from HEPPER OLSON ARCHITECTS, LTD. at no-charge. Printed sets can be mailed to potential bidders for a $25.00 for each set, non-refundable. Each bid must be accompanied by a separate envelope clearly marked containing the contractor's license and bid security. The bid security must be in a sum equal to five percent of the full amount of the bid and must be in the form of a bidder's bond. A bidder's bond must be executed by the bidder as principal and by a surety, conditioned that if the principals bid is accepted and the contract awarded to the principal, the principal, within ten days after notice of the award, shall execute a contract, or accept and return the award letter, in accordance with the terms of the bid, the bid bond, and any condition of the governing body. Bids shall comply with North Dakota Century Code Chapter 48-01.2 as amended. If a successful bidder does not execute a contract within the time allowed, the bidder's bond shall be forfeited to the governing body and the project awarded to the next lowest responsible bidder. Certified checks, money orders, personal checks, cash, or forms other than a bid bond will not be accepted. No bidder may withdraw this bid within thirty (30) days after the actual date of the opening thereof. The Bid Bond of the three lowest Bidders for each contract will be retained until the contract has been awarded and executed, but no longer than thirty (30) days after the date of the Bid. All Bidders shall hold a valid North Dakota Contractor's license of the proper class for the full amount of the bid as required by North Dakota Law Sections 43-07-05 and 43-07-12 and shall enclose a copy of the license or Certificate of Renewal of the license in the same envelope as the Bidder's Bond. A Contractor shall be the holder of a license at least ten days prior to the date set for receiving Bids to be a qualified Bidder. No bid will be read or considered which does not fully comply with the above requirements as to bond and licenses, and any deficient bid submitted must be resealed and returned to the bidder immediately. Bids shall be in accordance with and submitted on the Bid form supplied within the Bid Documents. Failure to do so may result in rejection of the Bid. The Owner reserves the right to reject any and all bids and to waive any irregularities therein, and rebid the project until a satisfactory bid is received. The owner reserves the right to award to the lowest responsible bidder. The Criteria for establishing the lowest responsible bidder include, but is not limited to, bid amount and past performance of the bidder in regard to projects previously completed for the owner by the bidder. Past performance includes but is not limited to workmanship, meeting established schedules, and qualifications of the bidder's key personnel. Post bid interviews will be conducted with the low bidders as determined by the owner to establish the lowest, responsible bidder. Bidders invited to interviews will be required to provide resumes of key personnel at that time, and specify that the key personnel will remain on the project through completion. The successful Bidder will be required at the time the contract is executed to provide a certificate from and by the office of the State Tax Commissioner showing that all taxes due and owing to the State of North Dakota have been paid, Workers' Compensation Insurance Certificate, Certificate of Insurance to include North Dakota Stop Gap coverage, "Builder's Risk coverage", Company Safety Manual, Performance and Payment Bond and Waiver of Subrogation. A Pre-Bid Conference will be held at the site on THURSDAY, JUNE 26, 2014 AT 8:00 AM. Local time. Contractors shall meet the owner's address, above for directions to the site. By Fawn Behrens-Smith University Architect, Campus Capital Projects and Planning JUNE 13, 2014 END OF SECTION (June 17, 24, July 1, 2014)