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ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS GRAND FORKS COUNTY, NORTH DAKOTA COUNTY OFFICE BUILDING CHILLER REPLACEMENT NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the County of Grand Forks, North Dakota (Owner) is requesting Bids for the construction of the following Project: County Office Building Chiller Replacement.

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GRAND FORKS COUNTY, NORTH DAKOTA
COUNTY OFFICE BUILDING CHILLER REPLACEMENT
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the County of Grand Forks, North Dakota (Owner) is requesting Bids for the construction of the following Project: County Office Building Chiller Replacement.
Bids for the construction of the Project will be received at the office of Bill Gerszewski at the Grand Forks County located at 151 S. 4th St, in the City of Grand Forks, North Dakota 58201, until Tuesday, September 28, 2021 at 2:00 PM local time. At that time the Bids received will be publicly opened and read at the Grand Forks County Commission Chambers located on the 6th Floor of the County Office building, at 151 S. 4th St, Grand Forks, North Dakota. Bids can be mailed to Grand Forks County, c/o Bill Gerszewski, PO Box 5726, Grand Forks, ND 58206-5726.
The Project includes but is not limited to the following Work:
•Removal of the existing 300T (wet weight 20,000#) chiller and replacement with a new 300T (nominal) (20,000# lifted weight) and related electrical power, electrical controls, and piping disconnections and reconnections.
•Field modifications of the existing screen wall decorative steel to create lifting access for the chiller replacement, including preparation protection of existing EPDM roof, preparation to lift the screen wall, store and protect it on site, and subsequent reattachment and field painting.
•Crane rental, staging and road closure for the duration of the lifting processes, including a lifting and work sequence submittal.
•Start up and testing of the chiller during appropriate warm weather, regardless of when the chiller is lifted and installed.
•An alternate bid for a competing chiller option, including delegated design of field modifications to the supporting chiller support framing.
•Substantial completion of 31 March 2022 and final completion of 30 June 2022.
Owner anticipates that the Project's total bid price will be approximately $500,000. The Project has an expected duration not exceeding June 30, 2022 for final project closeout.
Obtaining the Bidding Documents
Complete digital project Bidding documents, pursuant to which all labor, materials, or services must be furnished, are available at www.AE2S.com or www.questc dn.com. You may download the digital plan documents for Fifty Dollars and No Cents ($50.00) by inputting Quest project # 7919608 on the website's Project Search page. Please contact QuestCDN.com at 952-233-1632 or info@questc dn.com for assistance in free membership registration, downloading, and working with this digital project information. Copies of the Bidding Documents may be examined at the office of Advanced Engineering and Environmental Services, Inc. (AE2S), 4050 Garden View Dr. Ste 200, Grand Forks, ND 58201 (701-746-8087). The Bidding Documents are available in digital PDF form by request from AE2S, 1815 Schafer St. Suite 301, Bismarck, ND for a NON-REFUNDABLE charge of Sixty Dollars and No Cents ($60.00) for each set of Plans and Specifications requested. The Bidding Documents are available in the form of printed plans and specifications by request from AE2S, 1815 Schafer St. Suite 301, Bismarck, ND for a NON-REFUNDABLE charge of One Hundred Dollars and No Cents ($100.00) for each set of Plans and Specifications requested. Bidding Documents may also be examined at the following locations: Builders Exchanges in Bismarck, ND; Mandan, ND; Minot, ND; Fargo, ND; and Grand Forks, ND.
All Bids are to be submitted on the basis of cash payment for the Work, on a Bid Form furnished by the Engineer in a securely sealed Bidding envelope prepared as outlined in the Instruction to Bidders contained within the Project Manual. Each Bid shall be accompanied by a separate envelope containing a Bidder's Bond, payable to Grand Forks County, in a sum equal to five percent (5%) of the full amount of the Bid, executed by the Bidder as principal and by a surety company authorized to do business in the State of North Dakota, conditioned that if the principal's Bid be accepted and the contract awarded within ten (10) days after Notice of Award, will execute and effect a Contract in accordance with the terms of his Bid and a Contractor's Bond as required by the laws of the State of North Dakota and the regulations and determinations of Grand Forks County, North Dakota.
Each bid shall contain a copy of the license or certificate of renewal thereof issued by the Secretary of State enclosed in the required bid bond envelope. All Bidders must be licensed for the highest amount of their Bid, as provided by Section 43-07-05 of the North Dakota Century Code. Cost of preparation of Bids shall be borne by the Bidder.
Contracts shall be awarded on the basis of the lowest and best Bid submitted by a responsible and responsive Bidder deemed most favorable to the County's interest. No Bid will be read or considered which does not fully comply with the Bid preparation requirements. Any deficient Bid submitted will be returned to the Bidder unopened. Grand Forks County reserves the right to reject any and all Bids, to waive any informality in any Bid, and to hold all Bids for a period not to exceed sixty (60) days from the date of opening Bids.
All Work shall be done according to the Bidding Documents.
The Work shall be Substantially Completed by 31 March 2022 and completed and ready for Final Payment no later than 30 June 30 2022.
Pre-bid Conference
A mandatory pre-bid conference for the Project will be held on Wednesday, 15 September 2021 at 2:00pm at the Grand Forks County Office Building, 151 South 4th Street, Grand Forks ND 58201 in the 6th Floor County Commissioners Conference Room. The prime contractor and their mechanical subcontractor must be present. Bids will not be accepted from Bidders and their mandatory subcontractors that do not attend the mandatory pre-bid conference.
For all further requirements regarding bid submittal, qualifications, procedures, and contract award, refer to the Instructions to Bidders that are included in the Bidding Documents.
This Advertisement is issued by:
Owner: Grand Forks County
By: Bill Gerszewski
Title: Buildings & Grounds
Manager
Date: 01 September 2021
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