Notice is hereby given that the Board of Commissioners of Kosciusko County, Indiana; hereinafter referred to as the OWNER, will receive sealed bids for the following project:

Replacement of Kosciusko County Bridge 320
EMS T26 over Tippecanoe Lake Boat Channel
Plain Township, Kosciusko County, Indiana

Proposals may be forwarded individually by registered mail or delivered in person, addressed to the Kosciusko County Auditor’s Office, 100 W. Center Street, Warsaw, Indiana 46580 prior to 9:00 a.m., February 20, 2024. Bids received after the 9:00 a.m. deadline will not be considered but will be returned to the bidder unopened. Only proposals from those CONTRACTORS who are registered on the Indiana Department of Transportation’s current listing of Prequalified Contractors for item D(A) “Bridges: Highway Over Water” will be considered. Any bids submitted by CONTRACTORS not approved for this item on the list will be returned to the bidder unopened.

All proposals will be considered by the OWNER at a public meeting held at the Kosciusko County Courthouse, 100 W. Center Street, Warsaw, Indiana 46580 and opened and read aloud at 9:15 a.m. local time, February 20, 2024.

The work to be performed and the proposals to be submitted shall include a bid for all general construction, labor, material, tools, equipment, taxes, permits, licenses, insurance, service costs, etc. incidental to and required for this project.

All materials furnished and labor performed incidental to and required by the proper and satisfactory execution of the contracts to be made, shall be furnished and performed in accordance with requirements from the drawings and specifications included in these documents. Plans, Specifications and bidding documents may be obtained from Eastern Engineering per the options and prices listed on the Order page. These sets may include full-size drawings. All payments and costs of Contract Documents are non-refundable. Plans and specifications may be acquired at the following website or by contacting Eastern Engineering directly on or after January 30, 2024:
Eastern Engineering
9901 Allisonville Road
Fishers, IN 46038

Each proposal must be enclosed in a sealed envelope with the supplied sealed bid notice, bearing the title of the project, bid opening date and the name and address of the bidder firmly attached. The proposal shall be accompanied by a certified check or acceptable Bidder’s Bond, made payable to the Kosciusko County Auditor, in a sum of not less than ten percent of the total amount of the proposal, which check or bond will be held by the said Kosciusko County Auditor as evidence that the bidder will, if awarded a contract, enter into the same with the OWNER upon notification from him to do so within ten days of said notification. Failure to execute the contract and to furnish performance bond to Kosciusko County, Indiana, will be cause for forfeiture of the amount of money represented by the certified check, or bidder’s bond, as and for liquidated damages. Form 96, as prescribed by the Indiana State Board of Accounts, shall be properly completed, and submitted with bid proposals.

Proposals may be held by the Board of Commissioners for a period not to exceed ninety (90) days from the opening date.

The successful Contractor will be required to furnish a Performance Bond in the amount of one hundred percent (100%) of the Contract price within ten (10) days after award of contract and a two (2) year Maintenance Bond in the amount of thirty percent (30%) of the contract price prior to completion and final payment of the contract.

No Contractor may withdraw their proposal within ninety (90) days after the opening date.

The Board of Commissioners reserves the right to reject any or all proposals, to waive technicalities or irregularities therein, to delete any item or items and to award a contract on the proposal that in their judgement is the most advantageous to Kosciusko County.