Notice is hereby given that the Kosciusko County Drainage Board (Agent: Kosciusko County Surveyor) will receive sealed bids for the reconstruction of the James Welch County Regulated Drain Tile.
Sealed bids will be received at the Kosciusko County Surveyor’s Office (100 West Center St.-Courthouse, Warsaw, IN 46580) until 4:00pm (local time) on the 26th of January, 2022. Any bids received after the aforementioned date and time will be returned unopened.
All bids will then be publicly opened and read aloud by the Kosciusko County Drainage Board at 9:00am, January 27, 2022, in the Old Courtroom of the Kosciusko County Courthouse. Located at 100 West Center St., Warsaw, IN 46580.
The contract documents, including specifications are on file in the Office of the Kosciusko County Surveyor (100 West Center St.-Courthouse, Warsaw, IN 46580) for review.
Security: Any person, firm or corporation who submits a proposal must file with their bid a certified check, bank draft, cashier’s check, or money order issued by a financial institution insured by an agency of the United States in the amount of ten percent (10%) of the bid, made payable to the Treasurer of Kosciusko County. In lieu of the above, any person, firm or corporation who submits a proposal and has a principal place of business in the state of Indiana may file with their proposal a bid bond in the amount of 10 percent (10%) of the bid, made payable to the Kosciusko County Drainage Board.
Proposals may be held by the Kosciusko County Drainage Board for a period not to exceed sixty (60) days from the public opening.
The successful contractor will be required to furnish a performance and payment bond in the amount of one hundred percent (100%) of the contract price within ten days after the award of the contract and a two (2) year maintenance bond in the amount of thirty percent (30%) of the contract price prior to the completion and final payment of the contract.
No contractor may withdraw their proposal within sixty (60) days after the actual date of the opening thereof.
The Kosciusko County Drainage Board reserves the right to ask for clarification for any bid submitted. The specifications herein state the minimum requirements of the Kosciusko County Drainage Board. It shall be the bidder’s responsibility to carefully examine each item of the specifications. Any bid not in substantial compliance with these specifications will be rejected. It will be the responsibility of the bidder to conform to the requirements unless deviation have been specifically cited by the bidder and acceptance made on the basis of the exception.
In comparing bids, consideration will not be confined to price only. The successful bid will be the one that is judged to best service the interest of the Kosciusko County Drainage Board where price, product, safety, quality and delivery are considered.
The Kosciusko County Drainage Board reserves the right to reject any proposal to waive technicalities or irregularities therein, to delete any bid item or items and to award a contract on the proposal that in their judgement is most advantageous to Kosciusko County.
Mike Kissinger, Kosciusko County Surveyor