Notice to Bidders: Downtown Area Street and Utility Reconstruction; 7th St. Cul-De-Sac
The City of Sioux Falls, SD, requests formal bids for Downtown Area Street and Utility Reconstruction; 7th St. Cul-De-Sac.
Sealed bids shall be received at the Customer Service Counter, Ground Floor, City Hall, 224 W. 9th St., P.O. Box 7402, Sioux Falls, SD 57117-7402, not later than 2 p.m., April 21, 2022. Bids shall be publicly opened and read via Webex at 2:15 p.m. You may join the bid opening virtually by utilizing information and links at siouxfalls.org/purchasing.
Specifications and bid forms that must be used are available online at eplans.siouxfalls.org. Cite Bid Request No. 22-1079
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.
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.
Bidders on this work will be required to comply with the President’s Executive Order Nos. 11246 as amended, 11518 and 11625 as amended. The requirements for bidders and contractors under these orders are explained in the specifications.
Bidders on this work will be required to comply with Title 40 CFR 33 and Executive Order 12138. The requirements for bidders and contractors under this regulation which concerns utilization of Disadvantaged/Minority Business Enterprises (DBE/MBE) and Women’s Business Enterprises (WBE) are explained in the specifications. The DBE/MBE and WBE goals for participation in this contract in terms of percentage of contract value are as follows: MBE 1.0 percent; WBE 4.0 percent.
To be considered a responsive bidder, the bidder must certify to compliance with the American Iron and Steel provision of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2014. This certification form may be found on page AIS-21 of the State Revolving Fund (SRF) General Conditions and must be included in the bid proposal.
Please be advised that waivers or exemptions from the American Iron and Steel provision that cite International Trade Agreements DO NOT comply with the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2014 as it applies to the SRF programs. Claims from suppliers that the American Iron and Steel provision do not apply to certain products based on the International Trade Agreement exemptions of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2014 will not be accepted.
The low responsive bidder must assure compliance with the requirements of Public Law 115-232, Section 889, Prohibition on Certain Telecommunications and Video Surveillance Services or Equipment. Contractors must assure that telecommunications equipment produced by Huawei Technologies Company or ZTE Corporation (or any subsidiary or affiliate of such entities), and video surveillance and telecommunications equipment produced by Hytera Communications Corporation, Hangzhou Hikvision Digital Technology Company, or Dahua Technology Company (or any subsidiary or affiliate of such entities) WILL NOT be supplied for the project.
Your special attention is invited to the attached Bidders Activity Report (BAR), Forms A and B, and Debar-2 form. The BAR form must be completed and submitted with your bid proposal, along with either Form A or Form B, and Debar‑2 form. Failure to submit the Form BAR, appropriate Form A or B, and Debar‑2 form 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 Pre-bid Conference will be held on April 11, 2022, at 11 a.m. at the City Center, Room 110, 231 N. Dakota Ave., Sioux Falls, SD.