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 Posting Number: BID 15-01
 Project Name: 2015 Water System Improvements
 Opening Date: 1/7/2015
 Opening Time: 8:30:00 AM
 Due Date: 2/4/2015
 Due Time: 2:00 pm
 Status: Open


DATE OF BID OPENING: February 4, 2015
Sealed bids for the 2015 Water System Improvements Project will be received by the City of Mercer Island at the DSG Permit Counter, 9611 SE 36th Street, Mercer Island, Washington 98040 until 2:00 pm local time on February 4th, 2015 at which time bids will be opened and publicly read.

Work to be performed under this contract includes furnishing all labor, equipment, and materials necessary for the construction of the following improvements:

Work generally consists of constructing 5,400 LF of new 8-inch DI water main, 70 LF of new 4-inch DI water main and appurtenances, 107 water services, 15 connections to existing main, and temporary and permanent asphalt restoration. Temporary erosion/water pollution control, temporary traffic control and devices, property restoration and other miscellaneous items will also be necessary to complete the work.

By submitting this bid, the bidder agrees that, if award this contract, they will achieve Final Completion within 120 working days from the Notice to Proceed and the Substantial Completion Date will be 10 calendar days prior to the Final Completion Date.

A single contract will be awarded to the responsible bidder submitting the lowest total responsive bid for all schedules combined. 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.

Bids are to be submitted only on the forms provided in the Specifications.  All bidding and all construction shall be carried out in compliance with the Plans and Specifications for this project.

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.

The City expressly reserves the right to reject any and all bids and to waive minor informalities and irregularities in the bidding process. Bids shall remain open for a period of sixty (60) calendar days from the date of Bid opening and no bidder may withdraw their bid during this period.

Free-of-charge access to project bid documents (plans, specifications, addenda, and Bidders List) is provided to Prime Bidders, Subcontractors, and Vendors by going to and clicking on "Posted Projects", "Public Works", and "City of Mercer Island".   This online plan room provides Bidders with fully usable online documents with the ability to: download, view, print, order full/partial plan sets from numerous reprographic sources, and a free online digitizer/take-off tool.  It is recommended that Bidders “Register” in order to receive automatic e-mail notification of future addenda and to place themselves on the “Self-Registered Bidders List".  Bidders that do not register will not be automatically notified of addenda and will need to periodically check the on-line plan room for addenda issued on this project.  Contact Builders Exchange of Washington at (425) 258-1303 should you require assistance with access or registration.

Bidder questions are to be directed to Rona Lin, Utilities Engineer, by email at, by phone at (206) 275-7806 or by fax at (206) 275-7814.

As part of the City’s affirmative action effort, 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
Mercer Island Reporter – January 14, 2015
Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce – January 7 and 21, 2015



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