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Town of Lamont

Water Improvements Project

Sealed bids will be received until 10:00:00 a.m., Friday, July 22, 2022 at the Lamont Town Hall, 302 8th Street, Lamont, Washington 99017. No proposals will be accepted after the above-stated time. Immediately following the above stated time, the bids will be publicly opened and read aloud. Each proposal must be submitted on the prescribed form and accompanied by cash, a certified check, cashier’s check, or bid bond, payable to the Town of Lamont, in an amount not less than five percent (5%) of the amount bid. The successful bidder will be required to furnish a performance bond and payment bond, each in the full amount of the contract price.

The project generally consists of the following work:

Base Bid Schedule A work consists of replacing approximately 659-feet of 8-inch diameter water main, water service connections, new fire hydrant, surface restoration and related work. Additional Work includes removing and replacing the pump in the Town well, electrical and control system upgrades to the Town well and installing a backup generator and automatic transfer switch.

Additive Alternate 1 Bid Schedule B includes replacing an additional 205 feet of 8-inch diameter water main, water service connection, surface restoration and related work.

Additive Alternate 2 Bid Schedule C includes replacing an additional 430 feet of 8-inch diameter water main, water service connection, bulk water fill station, surface restoration and related work.

Contract Time: Up to one hundred and sixty (160) calendar days will be allowed for equipment procurement. The Contractor will be allowed thirty-six (36) working days for construction of the base bid work to achieve substantial completion. Six (6) additional working days will be granted for Additive Alternate #1. Nine (9) additional working days will be granted for Additive Alternate #2. These timelines may be allowed to run concurrently to allow replacement of the well pump as soon as possible and by request of the Contractor.

Bidders may obtain project documents at the Century West Engineering online plan room at http://www.centurywestplanroom.com. Bidders may download digital documents at no cost and obtain printed documents, at Bidders Expense, by choosing the “Order” option. Posted on this plan room, under the “Documents” section, is an official list of locations where documents may be examined. Any questions regarding this plan room, shall be directed to plan room administration at 509-747-2964 or [email protected] Partial sets of Bidding Documents will not be available from the Issuing Office. Neither Owner nor Engineer will be responsible for full or partial sets of Bidding Documents, including Addenda if any, obtained from sources other than the Issuing Office.

For information regarding the proposed work, contact Bryan Hicks, P.E. of Century West Engineering ((509) 838-3810, [email protected]).

A Pre-Bid Conference will be held at 10:00 am on July 13, 2022 at the Lamont Community Center (Spokane Street & 7th Street).

This project is funded through the Washington State Community Development Block Grant program with federal funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Award of the construction contract is contingent upon approval by the funding agency. All work performed will be subject to the higher of State or Federal (Davis-Bacon) Prevailing Wage Rates.

The Town of Lamont shall have the right to reject any or all bids not accompanied by bid security or data required by the bidding documents or a bid in any way incomplete or irregular.

The Town of Lamont is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Small, Minority, and Women-owned firms are encouraged to submit bids.

Published: June 23 & June 30, 2022


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