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Sealed bids, subject to conditions contained herein, for Construction for the UND Aerospace Apron Reconstruction Phase 2 will be received by the Facilities Procurement Officer, via the North Dakota State Procurement Site (SPO), until 3:00 p.m. CST on March 9, 2022, at which time the bids will be opened publicly and read aloud via Zoom. Project work consists of but is not limited to the following: Base Bid: West Apron B Construction Bid Alternate 1: Miscellaneous Panel Replacement Bid Alternate 2: Lift Station Modifications Bid Alternate 3: Pond Construction Construction for this project shall be completed by October 13, 2022. Contract Documents. The complete set of Plans, Specifications, and Contract Documents can be obtained on the North Dakota State Procurement Site (SPO), Grand Forks Builders Exchange and for a nonrefundable fee of $200 at the office of Mead & Hunt, Inc. located at 8 Seventh Street North, Fargo, ND 58102. Those wishing to download the bidding documents electronically, do so at their own risk forcompleteness of the bidding documents. Pre-Bid Conference. A MANDATORY pre-bid conference for this project will be held on February 23, 2022 at 10:00AM, at the Grand Forks International Airport ARFF/SRE Building Training Room (locatedat the North end of Airport Drive as noted on the plans). Masks are required. Firms intending to submit a bid must have one representative employed by the firm attend the meeting. A site visit will immediately follow the meeting. Proposal Forms. Responses may only be submitted on the North Dakota State Procurement Site (SPO), all other forms of submissions will not be accepted and returned to the bidder. Bidders shall submit their proposal upon the forms contained in the Contract Documents. The following items are required to be turned in with the bid proposal: 1. Bid proposal form in its entirety. (Place in Bid Response) 2. Bid Bond form. (Place in Bid Security Response) 3. North Dakota Contractor’s License (Place in Bid Security Response) The bid submittal requires two clearly marked responses in SPO, a Company’s Names Bid Envelope and a Company’s Name Bid Security response. Each bid proposal shall be made out on the form contained in the project specifications and uploaded in the response. In the bid security response, the bidder must include a bid bond executed by a corporation authorized to contract as a surety in the State of North Dakota in an amount not less than 5% of the bid amount. The bid security should be made payable to the University of North Dakota and must not contain any conditions either in the body or as an endorsement thereon. The bid security shall be forfeited to the University of North Dakota as liquidated damages in the event the successful bidder fails or refuses to enter into a contract within ten (10) days after the award of contract and the maintenance of said work, if required, pursuant to the provisions of this notice and other contract documents. No bidder may withdraw this bid within sixty (60) 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 sixty (60) 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 University of North Dakota Aerospace Division 1: Bid Information Grand Forks, North Dakota Apron Reconstruction Phase 2 Issued for Bid license or Certificate of Renewal of the license in the bid security response. 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 decision to award is to the lowest responsible bidder who meet the requirements. 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 bidder at the discretion of 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. The work of this Project shall be phased as defined on the Drawings and Project Manual. Occupancy and life safety systems shall be maintained during construction. (Feb. 9, 16 & 23; March 2, 2022) 30889