Electronic Bids will be received by the City of Preston Minnesota, on the QuestCDN.com website via the VirtuBid electronic bidding application. Only electronic bids will be accepted for this project. Bids will be received on the QuestCDN.com website, until 10:00 A.M., CDT on Thursday, July 21, 2022, at which time they will be opened electronically and reviewed for the furnishing of all labor, materials, and all else necessary for the following:
Circle Heights Drive Street Project
In general and pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, chapter 429, the work consists of the construction of storm sewer improvements and street construction with approximately the following quantities:
•1,600 CY of Common Excavation
•1,600 CY of Aggregate Base
•3,200 SY of Geotextile Road Fabric
•3,050 SY of Bituminous Course Mixtures – 3.5” Thick (2 Lifts)
•850 LF of B618 Concrete Curb and Gutter
Complete digital Bidding Documents are available at www.questcdn.com by inputting QuestCDN eBidDoc #8241147 on the website’s Project Search page. Paper Bidding Documents may also be viewed at the City of Preston City Hall.
Direct inquiries to Engineer’s Project Manager, Brett Grabau, at (507) 529-6030 and Brett.Grabau@Stantec.com. Instructions for viewing the bid opening will be made available through QuestCDN.
Bid Security in the amount of 5 percent of the amount of the Bid must accompany each Bid in accordance with the Instructions to Bidders.
For this project, the City will only accept online electronic bids through QuestCDN. To access the electronic bid, download the project documents and click on the online bidding button at the top of the advertisement. Prospective bidders must be on the plan holders list through QuestCDN for bids to be accepted.
The Owner reserves the right to retain the deposits of the 3 lowest Bidders for a period not to exceed 60 days after the date and time set for the Opening of Bids. No Bids may be withdrawn for a period of 60 days after the date and time set for the Opening of Bids.
The Owner reserves the right to reject any and all Bids, to waive irregularities and informalities therein, and further reserves the right to award the Contract to the best interests of the Owner.
The successful bidder must be a “responsible contractor.” The term “responsible contractor” means a contractor as defined in Minnesota Statutes, section 16C.285, subdivision 3. Any prime contractor, subcontractor, or motor carrier that does not meet the minimum criteria or fails to comply with the verification requirements is not a responsible contractor and is not eligible to be awarded a construction contract for the project or to perform work on the project. A prime contractor, subcontractor, or motor carrier that makes a false statement under oath verifying compliance with the minimum criteria will be ineligible to be awarded a construction contract on the project, and the submission of a false statement may result in termination of a contract awarded to a prime contractor, subcontractor, or motor carrier that submits the false statement. A prime contractor shall include in its verification of compliance a list of all of its first-tier subcontractors that it intends to retain for work on the project. Before execution of a construction contract, a prime contractor shall submit a supplemental verification under oath confirming that all subcontractors and motor carriers that the prime contractor intends to use to perform project work have verified to the prime contractor, through a signed statement under oath by an owner or officer, that they meet the minimum criteria for a responsible contractor.
Ryan Throckmorton, City Administrator
City of Preston, Minnesota