Franklin County Transportation Improvement District issues bid notice for construction of a surface parking lot

NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS

Bids shall be submitted electronically to the Franklin County Transportation Improvement District through the www.bidexpress.com web service until 2:30 p.m. local time on August 5th, 2021, and the same will be publicly opened at the same hour at the office of the Franklin County Engineer for the labor and material necessary for the improvement of 50 East Mound Street in Columbus, Ohio. EBE Goal: 12%

Project Description: Construction of a surface parking lot located at 50 East Mound Street, Columbus, OH 43215. The main ingress and egress from the parking area shall be off Noble Alley. This improvement shall include stormwater management facilities, as well as lighting, electronic security lift gates and necessary greenspace improvements.

Bidders are required to be PRE-QUALIFIED WITH THE OHIO DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION to submit a bid for this project.

All proposals shall be submitted electronically through the web service www.bidexpress.com.  Proposals must contain the name of every person interested therein and shall be accompanied by a bid guaranty and contract bond for the full amount of bid; or in lieu of the bid guaranty and contract bond the bidder may submit a bid guaranty as provided by Section 153.54 of the Revised Code in the form of a certified check or cashier’s check pursuant to Chapter 1305 of the Revised Code.  The amount of the certified check or cashier’s check shall be equal to ten percent (10%) of the bid.  The certified check or cashier’s check submitted with a bid will be held as a guarantee on an accepted bid proposal.

The contract will be awarded within 60 days of the bid opening date. At that time, a bid guaranty and contract bond in the sum of 100% of the bid shall be executed in a form prescribed by the Franklin County Transportation Improvement District.  All qualified business enterprises will be afforded full opportunity to submit bids in response to this invitation and no bidder will be discriminated against on the grounds of race, color or national origin in awarding the subject contract.

Certified Check or Cashier’s Check will be returned to all other bidders after the Contract has been awarded.

The bidder’s address shall be included along with his/her signature on the bid.

The project shall reach Substantial Completion no later than November 17, 2021. The project shall reach Final Completion no later than April 15, 2022 in accordance with the rules, regulations, terms and conditions set forth in the Contract Documents.

No proposal shall be considered unless it complies with all the rules and regulations set forth in the Contract documents.  All bidders are urged to carefully read the same and comply with them.  The Franklin County Transportation Improvement District Board of Trustees reserves the right to reject any or all bids.

Cornell R. Robertson, P.E., P.S.
Franklin County Transportation Improvement District

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