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 Posting Number: BID 16-02
 Project Name: Roadside Shoulder Improvements East Mercer Way Phase 9
 Opening Date: 1/25/2016
 Opening Time: 8:30:00 AM
 Due Date: 2/9/2016
 Due Time: 2:00 pm
 Status: Open


DATE OF BID OPENING:  February 9, 2016    
TIME: 2:00 PM

Sealed bids for the ROADSIDE SHOULDER IMPROVEMENTS EAST MERCER WAY PHASE 9 will be received by the City of Mercer Island at the DSG Permit Counter, 9611 SE 36th Street, Mercer Island, Washington 98040 up to 2:00 p.m. Local Time on February 9, 2016 and will then and there be opened and publicly read.  Bids received later than 2:00 p.m., February 9, 2016 will not be considered.

The work includes furnishing all labor, equipment, and materials necessary for the construction of roadway improvements on East Mercer Way, from the 6600 block to the 7100 block.  Work consists of temporary traffic control; clearing and grubbing; pavement removals; grading; storm drainage pipe and catch basin installation; hot mix asphalt shoulder widening; hot mix asphalt driveway construction; utility adjustments; pavement markings; and property restoration.  

A single contract will be awarded to the responsible bidder submitting the lowest bid, taking into account the Bidder’s Qualifications.  Each bidder, by submission of the proposal, acknowledges and understands the rights reserved by the Owner in awarding the contract and the Owner’s right to modify the size of the project.  The bidder agrees that, if awarded the contract, Final Completion of the entire project will be achieved within 45 working days from the Notice to Proceed.

Each bid proposal shall be accompanied by a bid proposal deposit in cash, certified check, cashier’s check, or surety bond in an amount equal to five percent (5%) of the total amount of such bid proposal.  Should the successful bidder fail to enter into such contract and furnish satisfactory performance bond within the same time stated in the Specifications, the bid proposal deposit shall be forfeited to the City of Mercer Island.

All bidding and all construction shall be carried out in compliance with the Plans and Specifications for this project.

Bids are to be submitted only on the forms provided in the Specifications, and all bids shall be accompanied by the required Bid Guaranty Bond.  Bids shall remain opened for a period of sixty (60) calendar days from the opening of the Bid.  The City reserves the right to postpone the date and time for opening of bids.

The City expressly reserves the right to reject any and all bids and to waive minor informalities and to award the contract to the responsible bidder that submits the lowest responsive bid.

Plans, specifications, addenda, bidders list, and plan holders list for this project are available through the City of Mercer Island’s on-line plan room.  Free of charge access is provided to Prime Bidders, Subcontractors, and Vendors by going to: and clicking on:  “Posted Projects”, “Public Works”, “City of Mercer Island”, and “Projects Bidding”.  Bidders are encouraged to “Register” in order to receive automatic email notification of future addenda and to be placed on the “Bidders List.”  This on-line plan room provides Bidders with fully usable on-line documents, with the ability to:  download, print to your own printer, order full/partial plan sets from numerous reprographic sources, and a free on-line digitizer/take-off tool.  Please contact Builders Exchange of Washington at 425-258-1303 should you require assistance with access or registration.

Bidder questions are to be directed to Clint Morris, Street Engineer, by email at or via phone at 206-999-8041.

The City encourages the participation of certified disadvantaged businesses and women’s business enterprises to act as prime contractors as well as subcontractors on this project.

Ali Spietz
City Clerk
City of Mercer Island

Published in:
Mercer Island Reporter – January 27, 2016 and February 3, 2016
Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce – January 25, 2016 and February 1, 2016



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