ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS DULUTH SEAWAY PORT AUTHORITY – DSPA Terminal Security Cameras Upgrade NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Duluth Seaway Port Authority (Authority) is seeking bids for the DSPA TERMINAL SECURITY CAMERAS UPGRADE located at the Clure Public Marine Terminal, Duluth, MN. Bids will be received under the Authority’s Purchasing and Contracting Policy and shall be delivered to the Duluth Seaway Port Authority, Attention Dean Lembke, Director of Building and Facilities; 802 Garfield Ave., Duluth, MN labeled “DSPA TERMINAL SECURITY CAMERAS UPGRADE”. See below for additional bid submittal information. The Duluth Seaway Port Authority is soliciting bids from qualified contractors for the installation of new Complete and Operational Security Camera System located throughout the Terminal property off Port Terminal Drive. This generally includes but not limited to cameras; mounting brackets/hardware; fiber optic and category cabling; directional boring; raceway systems (internal and external); 120v branch circuit in select locations; headend equipment including DVR, patch panels, monitors, and software; camera aiming, start-up, and system training. Bids will be received by the Duluth Seaway Port Authority located at 802 Garfield Avenue, Duluth, Minnesota 55802 until 2:00 PM Local Time Tuesday, October 18, 2022, then at said office publicly opened and read aloud. All persons attending the Bid opening must adhere to the Authority’s COVID-19 protocols if required. Each Bid shall be delivered in a sealed envelope indicating the name and address of the Bidder and the name of the Project. Any Bids received after the time set for opening of Bids will be returned to the Bidder unopened. If forwarded by mail, the sealed envelope containing the Bid must be enclosed in another envelope addressed to the Authority at: Duluth Seaway Port Authority Attention: Dean Lembke, Director of Building and Facilities 802 Garfield Avenue Duluth, MN 55802 An abstract of the amounts of the Bids will be made available to all Bidders after the opening of the Bids. A MANDATORY PREBID conference meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 11, at 1:00 PM at 802 Garfield Avenue, Duluth, MN to discuss the scope of the project. All bids shall be made on the proposal form contained in the specifications and shall be accompanied by a cashier’s check, bid bond or certified check payable to the order of the Duluth Seaway Port Authority for not less than five percent (5%) of amount bid as liquidated damages and warranty that the successful bidder will enter into a contract. This project is funded by the Duluth Seaway Port Authority and is subject to the prevailing wage rates as set forth in the Specifications. There will be a Project Labor Agreement (PLA) in effect for this project. The successful bidder must be a “responsible contractor.” The term “responsible contractor” means a contractor as defined in the 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. No Bidder shall modify, withdraw, or cancel his/her/its Bid or any part thereof for sixty (60) days after the time designated for the receipt of bids. The Authority reserves the right to reject all bids without explanation and to waive irregularities or to accept such qualifying bids as in the opinion of the Authority will be in the best interests of the Authority. Bidding and awarding of contracts are subject to the provisions of the Duluth Seaway Port Authority Purchasing and Contracting Policy Resolution No. 2-19. The successful bidder shall furnish performance and payment bonds in the full amount of the contract, and in accordance with Minnesota State Law and Resolution 51-89 of the Authority as required by the Specifications within ten (10) days of receipt of Notice of Award of Contract. Electronic copies of plans and specifications will be available after 12:00 p.m., Friday, September 30, 2022. Contact: Scott Haedtke, CMTA Senior Electrical Project Engineer, 218-336-5916 and Travis Penny, CMTA Electrical Designer at the offices of CMTA, 525 S. Lake Avenue, Suite 222, Duluth, MN 55805. Bid Documents may also be examined online at the Minnesota Builders Exchange. The CMTA contact person for this project is Scott Haedtke, (218) 336-5916. The contact person for the Authority is Dean Lembke, (218) 740-5740. No representative of the Authority can verbally alter or modify a written bid condition. DULUTH SEAWAY PORT AUTHORITY Tony Sertich President (Sept. 28; Oct. 1, 2022) 106396