Notice is hereby given that the Board of Commissioners of Kosciusko County, Indiana, will from this date until November 6, 2023 at 9:00 a.m., (local time), receive sealed bids for the following:

County Highway supplies for the 2024 year. Specifications are on file at the Kosciusko County Highway Garage, 2936 E. Old Road 30, Warsaw, Indiana 46582.

All bids must be submitted on Form #95 and be accompanied by an affidavit of non-collusion.

The bids should then be submitted to the Kosciusko County Auditor’s Office, 100 W. Center St., Warsaw, IN 46580. The bids will be opened at 9:15 a.m. during the Commissioner’s Meeting on November 6, 2023. The meeting will be located on the third floor of the Courthouse, 100 W. Center St., Warsaw, IN 46580.

In comparing bids, consideration will not be confined to price only. The successful bid will be the one that is judged to best serve the interests of the Kosciusko County Highway Department when price, product, safety, quality and delivery are considered. The Kosciusko County Board of Commissioners reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids or any part thereof, and to waive any minor technicalities.

Bids will be accepted for consideration on any type or variety that is equal or superior to the one specified. Decisions of equivalency will be at the sole interpretation of the Kosciusko County Board of Commissioners. A blanket statement that bid will meet all requirements will not be sufficient to establish equivalence.

The Kosciusko County Highway Department reserves the right to ask for clarification for any bid submitted. The specification herein states the minimum requirements of the Kosciusko County Highway Department. It shall be the Bidder’s responsibility to carefully examine each item of the specification. Any bid not in substantial compliance with these specifications will be rejected. It will be the responsibility of the Bidder to conform to the requirements unless deviations have been specifically cited by the Bidder and acceptance made on the basis of the exception.

When the bid deviates from the specified item, documentation shall be submitted that fully explains and justifies the deviation.

Dated this 26th day of September, 2023.
Rhonda Helser
Kosciusko County Auditor