City of Ellsworth Taxiway Reconstruction Requests for Bids

(First Published in the Ellsworth County Independent/
Reporter, March 28, 2019)


City of Ellsworth
Ellsworth Municipal Airport (CYW), Ellsworth, KS
AIP Project No: 3-20-0117-012
Taxiway Reconstruction
Sealed bids will be received by the City of Ellsworth at the Office of the City Administrator, Ellsworth, KS 67439 until 1:00 p.m. local time, on Monday, April 15, 2019 and then publicly opened and read aloud, for furnishing all labor, materials and equipment, and performing all work necessary for "Taxiway Reconstruction".
In general, the improvements on which bids are requested will require the following major construction items:
    • Site preparation/mobilization, construction
       staking, temporary airport safety measures
    • Full depth asphalt pavement removal
    • Concrete pavement construction
    • Pavement Marking
Copies of the bid documents including project drawings and technical specifications are on file and may be inspected at:
• City of Ellsworth, PO Box 163, 121 W. First Street, Ellsworth, Kansas 67439 (785-472-5566)
• Alfred Benesch & Company, 3226 Kimball Avenue Manhattan, KS  66503 (785-539-2202)
A complete set of bid documents can be seen or purchased for a non-refundable fee on-line at in their eDistribution plan room.  Information regarding this project can be found in the “Public Jobs” link on the website.  Additional Assistance is available at  Contractors desiring paper copies of the contract documents may also obtain a set of such documents from Drexel Technologies:  10840West 86th Street – Lenexa, KS  66214 or @ (913) 371-4430.  Bid documents will be shipped only if the requesting party assumes responsibility for all related charges.  Corporate, certified or cashier’s checks shall be made payable to Drexel Technologies, Inc.
No pre-bid meeting will be held in conjunction with this project.
Contractors shall coordinate with the Airport for site visit opportunities at (785) 472-5566. The Owner reserves the right, at the time of the site visit, to reject requests to inspect specific areas of the airfield, if it is not conducive to airport operations at the time.
Each proposal must be accompanied by a bid guaranty (per 49 CFR Part 18.36(h)(1)) in the amount of not less than five (5) percent of the total amount of the bid. The bid guaranty may be by certified check on a solvent bank or bid bond made payable to the City of Ellsworth (Ellsworth, Kansas).
All proposals submitted in accordance with the instructions presented herein will be subject to evaluation. Bids may be held by the City of Ellsworth for a period not to exceed 90 calendar days from the date of the bid opening for the purpose of evaluating bids prior to award of contract.
Award of contract will be based on the lowest aggregate sum proposal for all work, submitted from those bidders that are confirmed as being responsive and responsible. The right is reserved, by the City of Ellsworth, to reject any and all bids and to waive any or all irregularities, technicalities, informality or any information in the bids received.
The successful bidder will be required to furnish separate performance (per 49 CFR Part 18.35(h)(2)) and payment (per 49 CFR Part 18.35(h)(3)) bonds, each in an amount equal to 100% of the contract.
Federal Provisions
Each bidder shall be aware and acknowledge that the project is subject to the FAA’s current Federal Provisions as listed below and in Article 2 Supplementary Provision Specifications of the contract documents.
This project is subject to the requirements of the Davis-Bacon Act, as amended. The Contractor is required to comply with wage and labor provisions and to pay minimum wages in accordance with the schedule of wage rates established by the United States Department of Labor.
This project is subject to the requirements of 49 CFR Part 26 Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Participation. The owner has established a contract participation goal of 7.8 percent for small business concerns owned and controlled by certified socially and economically disadvantaged business enterprise (DBE). The bidder shall make and document good faith efforts, as defined in Appendix A of 49 CFR Part 26, to meet the established goal.
Award of contract is also subject to the following Federal provisions:
1) Executive Order 11246 and DOL Regulation 41 CFR PART 60 - Affirmative Action to Ensure Equal Employment Opportunity.
2) DOL Regulation 29 CFR Part 5 – Davis Bacon Act.
3) DOT Regulation 49 CFR PART 29 - Government-wide Debarment and Suspension and Government-wide Requirements for Drug-free Workplace.
4) DOT Regulation 49 CFR PART 30 - Denial of Public Works Contracts to Suppliers of Goods and Services of Countries that Deny Contracts to Suppliers of Goods and Services of Countries that Deny Procurement Market Access to U.S. Contractors (Foreign Trade Restriction).
5) TITLE 49 United States Code, CHAPTER 501 – Buy American Preferences.
By: City of Ellsworth, Kansas

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