Notice to Bidders: Transit Facility Bus Wash Improvements

Posted: 01/15/2016
Request Number: 16-1045
Deadline: 02/04/2016

The City of Sioux Falls, SD, requests formal bids for Transit Facility Bus Wash Improvements.

Sealed bids shall be received by Engineering, 2nd Floor, City Hall, 224 W. 9th St., P.O. Box 7402, Sioux Falls, SD 57117-7402, not later than 2 p.m., February 4, 2016. Bids shall be publicly opened and read in City Hall, 1st Floor, at 2:15 p.m.

Specifications and bid forms that must be used are available online at Cite Bid Request No. 16-1045.

The City of Sioux Falls reserves the right to reject any or all bids, waive technicalities, and make award(s) as deemed to be in the best interest of Sioux Falls, SD.

Bidders on this work will be required to comply with all federal clauses and federal certifications located in Exhibit A. The requirements for bidders and contractors under these orders are explained in the specifications. Buy American Certification required.

The City of Sioux Falls has adopted a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Plan. This Plan expresses the commitment of the City of Sioux Falls that disadvantaged business enterprises have the maximum opportunity to compete for and perform federally assisted contracts and subcontracts. As such, this contract is subject to the requirements of Title 49 CFR, Part 26, Participation by Disadvantaged Business Enterprises in Department of Transportation Financial Assistance Programs.

DBE/MBE and WBE goals for participation in this contract in terms of percentage of contract value are as follows: MBE 7.2 percent; WBE 0 percent. The national goal for participation of DBE is 10 percent.

Your special attention is invited to the attached Bidders Activity Report (BAR) and Forms A and B. The BAR form must be completed and submitted with your bid proposal, along with either Form A or Form B. Failure to submit the Form BAR and appropriate Form A or B will cause the bid to be rejected. Completion of the Bidders Activity Report is necessary in order to fulfill the requirements of obtaining a complete list of contractors contacted with regard to this project in accordance with 49 CFR 26.11c. Statistical information used from the Bidders Activity Report will be used in the calculation of the next year’s DBE goals. By completing Form A, you are advising the City how the contract goal will be met. In the event you believe you will be unable to meet the goals, the attached Form B must be completed and submitted with the Bid Proposal. Please be advised that good-faith efforts will be subjected to close scrutiny and if the good-faith effort submission is unacceptable, your bid will be rejected.

The City of Sioux Falls has available the latest Disadvantaged Business Enterprise directory in the Engineering Office to facilitate identifying those certified disadvantaged business enterprises within the state of South Dakota.

A Prebid Conference will be held on January 21, 2016, at 1:30 p.m. at the Transit Facility Office, 500 E. 6th St., Sioux Falls, SD.