NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the Town of Mentone, Indiana, by and through its Town Council, hereinafter referred to as the Owner, will receive sealed bids for the Town of Mentone, Indiana Washington Street Storm Sewer Improvements that consists of the following improvements:

The installation of approximately 397 lineal feet of 24-inch diameter storm sewer, three 60-inch diameter manholes, and incidental items associated with the work.

Sealed bids sent by delivery service for which receipt by Owner is documented in care of the Town of Mentone, 201 West Main Street, Mentone, Indiana 46539 or delivered in person will be considered by the Owner at a regularly scheduled Town Council public meeting, provided the proposals are delivered prior to the start of the public meeting, at 6:30 p.m., local prevailing time, on April 5, 2023, at 201 West Main Street, Mentone, Indiana. Proposals received after the bid opening process has begun will be returned unopened.

The work to be performed and the proposals to be submitted, including any and all separate and combination proposals, shall include sufficient and proper sums for all General, Construction, Installation, Labor, Materials, Tools, Equipment, Taxes (both Federal and State), Permits, Licenses, Insurance, Service Costs, and so forth, incident to and required for the construction of the facilities.

All materials furnished and labor performed incident to and required for the proper and satisfactory execution of the contracts shall be furnished and performed in accordance with the requirements of the contract documents as defined in the General Conditions of the Construction Contract, and any addenda thereto, prepared by the Engineer, EMANS Engineering. Said Bid Documents are on file with the Owner, Town of Mentone, Josh Shepherd, 201 West Main Street, Mentone, Indiana 46539, 1-574-353-7198.

Each proposal must be enclosed in a sealed envelope bearing the title of the project and the name and address of the Bidder.
Each Bid shall be accompanied by a Certified Check or acceptable Bidder’s Bond made payable to the Owner, in a sum of not less than five percent (5%) of the total amount of the highest aggregate proposal, which check or bond will be held by the Owner as evidence that the Bidder will, if awarded a contract or contracts, enter into the same with the Owner upon notification to do so within fifteen (15) days of said notification.

Contractor to be qualified to perform Public Work in accordance with IC 5-16-13-10.

Approved performance and payment bonds guaranteeing faithful and proper performance of the work and materials, to be executed by an acceptable surety company, will be required of the Contractor at the time of contract execution. The bonds shall be in the amount of 100% of the Contract Price and must be in full force and effect throughout the term of the Construction Contract plus a period of twelve (12) months from the date of substantial completion. Liquidated damages in the amount of One Thousand Dollars ($1,000) per day of delayed or unsatisfactory completion of the Contract, beyond the agreed upon completion date, shall be paid by the Contractor to the Owner pursuant to the terms and conditions of the written contract ultimately entered into by the successful bidder and Owner.