Notice to Bidders

Sealed bids will be accepted until 2 pm on May 31, 2022 at the Vermilion Township Office Complex, 1907 State Road, Vermilion OH 44089 for furnishing all labor, materials, and equipment necessary to complete the work as described in the Construction Drawings and Instructions to Contractors and known as SALT STORAGE BUILDING FOR VERMILION TOWNSHIP, 11607 Stanley Road, Vermilion Township.  All bids will be publicly opened and read aloud at that time and place.  A bidder may withdraw his bid at any time prior to the scheduled time for opening bids.  No bidder may withdrawal his bid for a period of sixty days after the date for opening thereof and any bid shall be subject to acceptance by the Owner during this period.

All bids must be accompanied by either a bid guarantee and contract bond in the amount of 100% of the bid or by a certified check, cashier's check, or letter of credit upon a solvent bank in the amount of not less than 10% of the bid made out to Vermilion Township.  If an alternative bid guaranty is provided, then a separate 100% performance bond will be required for contracts.  See Instructions to Contractors for other required documents to be submitted with bids.

Before submitting a bid, each bidder shall review the proposed Construction Drawings and Instructions to Contractors and shall visit the site of the work.  Each bidder shall fully inform himself prior to bidding as to the existing condition and limitations under which the work is to be performed and shall include in their bid a sum to cover the cost of items necessary to perform the work as set forth in the proposed contract documents.  No allowance shall be made because of lack of such examination or knowledge.  Submission of a bid will be considered as conclusive evidence that the bidder has made such examination.

The project shall be bid as a LUMP SUM General Contract proposal to include all labor and materials required to complete the work as indicated on the Construction Drawings and Instructions to Contractors.  The Architect's estimated construction cost is $220,000 for BASE BID General Contract Work and ADD $25,000 for ALTERNATE #1 Work.  Bidders shall note that the estimate is less than the State of Ohio prevailing wage threshold for new construction.

The Owner reserves the right to waive any irregularities and accept any or reject all bids when, in the opinion of the Trustees, such actions will serve the best interests of Vermilion Township.  The contract, if awarded, will be awarded to the responsible bidder who has proposed the lowest and best contract sum, subject to the Owner's right to reject any or all bids.

Bid Documents including Construction Drawings, Instructions to Contractors, and interpretations for this project may be obtained from the office of Daniel Frederick Architects LLC at 419-499-3242 or dan@frederickarchitects.com.  A non-refundable fee of $25, payable to Architect, will be required for a complete set of Bid Documents.

By order of Vermilion Township Board of Trustees on May 4, 2022

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