INVITATION FOR BIDS
Sealed bid proposals will be received by the Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority at 100 West Cedar Street, Akron, Ohio 44307 until 2:00 p.m. local time on THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2020 at which time and place all bids will be publicly opened and read aloud for:
FIRE ALARM SYSTEM REPLACEMENT AND RELATED WORK at SAFERSTEIN TOWERS 1 525 DIAGONAL ROAD, AKRON, OHIO 44320
Specifications can be purchased at SE Blueprint, Inc. located at 520 South Main Street, Suite 2411, Akron, Ohio 44311 (330) 376-1689. Please email (email@example.com) or call with quantity requests and notice will be provided when documents are available for pick-up.
An email link for the above mentioned specifications is available at the Subcontractors Association NEO, 637 Vernon Odom Blvd., Akron, Ohio; Akron Urban League, Minority Business Assistance Center, 440 Vernon Odom Blvd., Akron, Ohio; the Builders Exchange of Canton, 5080 Aultman Rd., North Canton, Ohio; Builders Exchange of Cleveland, 9555 Rockside Road, Suite 300, Cleveland, Ohio; and the Ohio Construction News, 7261 Engle Road, Suite 304, Cleveland, Ohio. A list of plan holders can be obtained from SE Blueprint’s website @ www.seblueprint.com
A Pre-Bid Conference will be held by the Housing Authority at Saferstein Towers 1, 525 Diagonal Road, Akron, Ohio 44320, on MONDAY, AUGUST 24, 2020 at 2:00 P.M.
Bidders may gain access to the interior of the buildings, in order to assess the work, pursuant to the viewing schedule included in the specifications.
All bids must be accompanied by a bid guarantee which shall be in the form of either: a) a bond secured by a surety company acceptable to the U. S. Government and authorized to do business in the State of Ohio. The amount of the bond shall be for the full (100%) amount of the bid, plus alternates; b) a certified check, cashier’s check, bank draft or irrevocable letter of credit. The amount of the certified check, bank draft, irrevocable letter of credit shall be in the amount of ten percent (10%) of the amount of the bid, plus alternates. The Bid Guarantee shall insure the execution of the contract and the furnishing of a method of assurance of completion by the successful bidder. The assurance of completion shall be: (1) a performance and payment bond in the penal sum of 100 percent (100%) of the full amount of the contract; (2) a twenty percent (20%) cash deposit; or (3) a twenty five percent (25%) irrevocable letter of credit.
NOTICE OF REQUIREMENT FOR AFFIRMATIVE ACTION TO ENSURE EQUAL EMPLOYMENT (Governor’s Order of January 27, 1972)
Bidders’ attention is called to the provision for “EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY CLAUSE” and the “STANDARD FEDERAL EQUAL EMPLOYMENT CONSTRUCTION CONTRACT SPECIFICATIONS”. The goals, timetables, compliance and regulations set for in the Executive Order deemed part of this solicitation by reference.
Each bidder must insure that all employees and applicants for employment are not discriminated against because of their race, color, religion, sex or national origin.
Payment for labor as it applies to this work shall not be less than the amount established by the U.S. Department of Labor.
Bidder’s attention is further called to the provisions of Section 3 of the Housing and Urban Development Act of 1968, as amended (12 U.S.C. 1701u) (Section 3), and are required to comply with all requirements as relates to Section 3, including training and employment opportunities for Section 3 Residents and Business Concerns for this Section 3 covered project.
The Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority reserves the right to reject any or all bids, to re-advertise our bids, and to waive any informality in bids received whenever such rejections, re-advertisement or waiver is in the best interest of the Housing Authority.
No bid shall be withdrawn for a period of (60) days subsequent to the opening of bids without the consent of the Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority.
Persons with disabilities needing assistance are asked to contact AMHA’s ADA Coordinator, 100 West Cedar Street, Akron, Ohio 44307, (330) 762-9631 or Ohio Relay at 800-750-0750 at least seven (7) days in advance.
AKRON METROPOLITAN HOUSING AUTHORITY
BRIAN M. GAGE