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SECTION 00 11 13 ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS Sealed bids for the Knowlton Creek Forcemain Rehabilitation Phase 1 Project, WLSSD Bid Number 1429, will be received at the office of the Western Lake Superior Sanitary District (WLSSD), 2626 Courtland Street, Duluth, MN 55806 1894 until the BID CLOSING at 2:00 p.

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ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS
Sealed bids for the Knowlton Creek Forcemain Rehabilitation Phase 1 Project, WLSSD Bid Number 1429, will be received at the office of the Western Lake Superior Sanitary District (WLSSD), 2626 Courtland Street, Duluth, MN 55806 1894 until the BID CLOSING at 2:00 p.m., local time, on the 9th day of June, 2021, whereupon the bids will be publicly opened and read. No bids will be received after the BID CLOSING time.
Description of Work: Furnish all labor, competent and experienced staff, equipment, tools, accessories, and materials required to demolish two existing air release valve vaults and replace one air release valve vault. Work includes, but is not limited to, coordinating and obtaining permitted access to two sites, completing delegated engineering for the bypass and shoring systems, bypassing flow from the 54-inch Knowlton Creek Forcemain using a hot tap / line stop bypassing system, demolishing two existing air release valve vault and associated appurtenances, constructing a new air release valve vault and associated appurtenances, installing cathodic protection provisions at two locations and restoring the sites.
Each proposal must be enclosed in a sealed envelope, appropriately marked "Knowlton Creek Forcemain Rehabilitation, Phase 1 - WLSSD Bid Number 1429", and must be addressed to Betsy Bellmore, Buyer, Western Lake Superior Sanitary District, 2626 Courtland Street, Duluth, MN 55806 1894.
Digital contract documents are available at http://bids.wlssd.com for $25.00. Make sure to enter Quest project # 7653065. An optional paper set of project documents is also available for the Owner for a nonrefundable price of $100 per set. Contact WLSSD at 218-722-3336 for printed contract documents.
A MANDATORY PRE-BID CONFERENCE for this project will be held on May 17, 2020 at 2:00 pm, local time, via Microsoft Teams online meeting. Please RSVP no later than May 17th at 11 am. To RSVP, email Betsy Bellmore at betsy.bellmore@wlssd.com. WLSSD will add you to the Microsoft Teams online meeting and provide a call-in number. Representatives of the Owner and Engineer will be present to discuss the project. During the mandatory pre-bid conference, prospective bidders will have the opportunity to ask questions relating to bidding or constructing the work under this contract. If deemed appropriate by the Engineer, questions that cannot be addressed by direct reference to the bidding documents will be the subject of an addendum issued to all plan holders.
A separate site visit is highly encouraged and can be coordinated with WLSSD. A BIDDERS FAILURE TO ATTEND THE PRE-BID CONFERENCE MEETING SHALL CAUSE ANY BID SUBMITTED BY THAT BIDDER TO BE DEEMED NON-RESPONSIVE AND WILL CAUSE SUCH BID TO BE RETURNED UNOPENED.
All bids must be accompanied by a certified check, cashier's check or bidder's bond payable to the Western Lake Superior Sanitary District, as provided in the bidding documents. Said check and the amount thereof or the amount of bidder's bond will be forfeited as liquidated damages if the bidder furnishing the same neglects or refuses to promptly carry out said bid or enter into contract or bond if the same be required by WLSSD.

The owner reserves the right to reject any and all bids, to waive any irregularities, and to accept the bid deemed in the best interests of WLSSD. No bidder may withdraw his bid after the time established for receiving bids or before award and execution of the contract, unless award is delayed for a period exceeding sixty-one (61) calendar days.
All questions about the meaning or intent of the Bidding Documents are to be submitted to the Engineer.
Direct comments to:
CDM Smith - Doug Youngblood
652 Bielenberg Drive, Suite 203
Woodbury, MN 55126
Email: younblooddj@cdmsmith.
com
Phone: (651) 252-3800
Dated this 28th day of April, 2021
By: Betsy Bellmore, Buyer
Western Lake Superior
Sanitary District
(April 28, 2021) 2885960