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\ Thursday, February 25, 2010 N/Warren To n d County, News Page Sgyen OFFICIAL PUBLICATION NORWALK COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING The Board of Education of the Norwalk Community School District will conduct a public hearing in the Eastview 8/9 Cafeteria located at 1600 North Avenue, Norwalk, Iowa 60211 at 6:00 p.m. on the 8th day of March, 2010 at which place and time any person interested may appear and file objections to the proposed plans, specifications or contract for, or cost of the Norwalk Secondary Campus Fine Arts and Stadium Project. Bidding Documents may be examined at the office of Board Secretary and may be inspected by all interested parties. Norwalk Community School District Norwalk, Iowa Kate Baldwin, Board Secretary OFFICIAL PUBLICATION NORWALK COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT REQUEST FOR PUBLIC BIDS FOR SCHOOL BUILDING CONSTRUCTION, BUILDING IMPROVEMENTS, AND SITE IMPROVEMENTS The Board of Directors of the Norwalk provements will include the construc- Community School District will receive tion of a new stadium including a syn- sealed bids for school building addi- thetic turf stadium playing surface, an tions and renovations to include an 8 lane track, a concessions/toilet/team auditorium, high school music class- room building, a 3,200 seat home rooms, stadium building, athletic pro- bleacher, a relocated and modified 750 gram site improvements to include seat visitor bleacher, and stadium light- football/soccer field and tennis courts, ing. and other associated site improve- 3. Additional Site work improvements ments at Norwalk High School located to include 11 new tennis courts, light- at 1200 North Avenue and Norwalk ing two existing ball diamonds, Eastview 8/9 School located at 1600 reconfigudng and paving existing park- North Avenue. ing lots, and the construction of one new paved parking lot. Sealed proposals for the construction and said improvements will be re- All work and equipment is to be in ac- ceived at Oviatt Elementary School cordance with the plans, specifications Gymnasium (located on the south side and contract documents .on file with the of the school building at the corner of Board Secretary, which are by this ref- Lane Avenue and Elm Street), 713 erence made a part Of this notice as School Avenue, Norwalk, Iowa until 4 though fully set out and incorporated o'clock p.m. on the 25th day of March, herein. 2010 and at such time and place will be opened and publicly read by the Separate lump-sum bids will be re- Board Secretary. ceived for: A Pre-Bid Conference will be held at 3:30 p.m. on the 9th day of March, 2010 at Oviatt Elementary School Gymna- sium (located on the south side of the school building at the corner of Lane Avenue and Elm Street), 713 School Avenue, Norwalk, Iowa 50211. Sealed bids previously received for such Project will be presented to and considered by the Board of Directors on March 29th, 2010. Proposals re- ceived will be acted upon at such time and place or at such later time and place as may then be fixed by the Board of Directors. The general nature of said building construction, improvements and asso- ciated site work at Norwalk High School and Eastview 8/9 School is: 1. The construction of a school build- ing addition totaling approximately 46,000 square feet to serve the per- forming arts programs. School build- ing improvements and additions will include the installation of a 925 seat auditorium and ancillary spaces and an instrumental music wing including two large rehearsal rooms and ancil- lary spaces, and renovation to current music classrooms and adjacent spaces as needed. 2. The construction of a stadium building totaling approximately 7,400 square feet to service student athletic and recreational programs. Site im- Bid Package No. 22 - Site Develop- ment Work Bid Package No. 25 - Concrete Pav- ing & Walks Bid Package No. 28 -" Fences & Gates Bid Package No. 33- Concrete Foun- dations, Stoops & interior Slabs Bid Package No. 42 - Masonry Work Bid Package No. 51 - Vertical Struc- ture Bid Package No. 62-General Carpen- try Bid Package No. 75 - Roofing, Metal Wall Panels & Sheet Metal Flashings Bid Package No. 92 - Gypsum Board Assemblies, Acoustical Ceilings & Treatments Bid Package No; 96 - Ceramic Tile & Wood, Carpet, & Resilient Flooring Bid Package No. 99 - Interior and Ex- terior Painting Bid Package No. 114 - Athletic Sur- faces & Equipment Bid Package No. 116 -Theater & Stage Equipment Bid Package No. 117- Acoustical Sound Shells Bid Package No. 118 - Exterior Scoreboards Bid Package No. 126 - Fixed Audito- rium Seating Bid Package No. 127 - Athletic Sta- dium Bench Seating Bid Package No. 139- Fire Protection Bid Package No. 142 - Elevator Equip- ment Bid Package No. 151 - Plumbing & Mechanical Work Bid Package No. 161 - Electrical & Federal tax credits run out in April 2010 and interest rates are still at a landmark 10w, Call us today to talk about financing for a new home or refinancing your existing residence. National Bank Midwest Call Brad Fuller Phone: 515-221-0101 bfuller@fnbmidwest.com Communicat~Work resolution of the Board, the Bidder will Project Architect and Enuineer: enter into a contract at the prices bid PU BLICATION Frevert-Ramsey-Kobes, Architects- and furnish the required performance Engineers, PC, 4445 Corporate Drive, " and payment bonds and certificate of SECTION 00 11 13 Suite 126, insurance. Failure to follow these West Des Moines, Iowa speciffc bidding instructions as out- NOTICE OF HEARING Tom Wollan, Project Architect lined in this notice or the bid docu- AND LETTING Email:twollan@frk-ae.com ments may be cause for rejection Sealed bids will be received by Lake- Voice: 515-223-5100, Fax: 515-223- ofthe bid. wood Village Association, Inc(LVA)at 7226 8700 Sunset Drive, P.O Box 158, The certified check, cashier's check, Norwalk, Iowa 50211, on March 9. Proiect Construction Mana Qer: or certified share draft may be cashed, 2010, until ~., for the following Story Construction Co., 300 South Bell or the bid bond forfeited, and the pro- described public improvement: Avenue, Ames, Iowa ceeds retained as penalty if the Bid- LAKE COLCHESTER-WEST BAY Jamie Rochlaau, Project Construction der fails to execute a contract or file MECHANICAL DREDGING Manager acceptable performance and payment NORWALK, IOWA Email:jrochlaau@storycon.com bonds or provide an acceptable cer- At the above time and place all Voice: 515-232-4358, Fax: 515-232- tincate Of insurance within ten (10) bids received by the LVA will be 0599 days after the acceptance of his or her , opened and publicly read with the re- proposal by resolution of the Board. suits being reported to the LVA at their Project Owner (School District): meeting on March 11. 2010 at 6"30 Norwalk Community School District, Bids will be required to be submitted 12-m. at which time the LVA may take 906 School Avenue, Norwalk, Iowa under a condition of irrevocability for a action on the proposals submitted or Kate Baldwin, Business Manager/ period of thirty (30) days after the date at such time as may then be fixed. Board Secretary set for the opening bids. LVA will hold a public hearing on Email:kbaldwin@norwalk.k12.ia.us the proposed Plans, Specifications, Voice: 515-981-0676, Fax:-515-981- Bids will be received under separate Form of Contract, and Estimate of 0559 contracts as outlined in the bid-pack- Costs for the construction of said im- age descriptions listed above. Bids will provements on March 11. 2010 at 6:30 Plans, specifications and proposed only be accepted for the above listed l~_rn., in the LVA Office, located at 8700 contract documents are now on file bid packages. Separate contracts will Sunset Drive, Norwalk, Iowa. At said and available for examination by bid- be awarded for each Bid Package, and hearing, any interested person may ders at the Architect/Engineer's office, no tied bids will be permitted, appear and file objections thereto or the Construction Manager's office, the to the cost of the improvements. Norwalk Community School District Payment of the cost of the project will The extent of work on this project offices, and the following locetions: be made in cas, h from such fund or isthefurnishingofalllaber, equipment, funds of the School District as may be materials, or otherwise for the con- Austin MN: Austin Builders Exchange, lawfully used for said purpose, struction of dredging improvements at 329 N. Main Street, #102. Lake Colchester in Norwalk generally By virtue of statutory authority, a pref- described as follows: Cedar Rapids IA: Master Builders of erence will be given to products and Mechanical dredging of Lake Iowa, 645 32" Avenue SW, Suite C. provisions grown and coal produced Colchester, including all labor, mated- Davenport IA: McGraw Hill Constroc- within the State of Iowa and to Iowa als, equipment or otherWise necessary tion, 3875 Elmore Avenue, Suite C. domestic labor, for th~ project including dredging the Des Moines IA: Master Builders of approximate quantities of 6,500 CY of Iowa, 221 Park Street. The Board of Directors reserves the sediments from the north shore of Dubuque IA: Dubuque Builders Ex- right to reject any or all proposals, to West Bay in Lake Colchester, as well change, 801 Cedar Cross Road. re-advertise for new bids and to waive as erosion control, site restoration, Fort Dodge IA: Fort Dodge Chamber informalities that may be in the best seeding and miscellaneous related of Commerce, 1406 Central Avenue. interests of the School District. work and appurtenances. LaCrosseWl: LaCrosse Builder's Ex- The kinds of materials, estimated change, 427 Gillette Street. Published upon order of the Board of quantities and work to be done for the Marshalltown IA: Marshalltown Con- Directors of Norwalk Community project on which bids will be received struction Bureau, 709 S. Center. School District, Norwalk, Iowa. are as shown on the bid proposal for Mason City, IA: North Iowa Builders said project. Exchange, 25 West State Street. Norwalk Community School District. All work is to be done in strict com- Minneapolis MN: Minneapolis Builders Norwalk, Iowa pliance with the Plans and Specifica- Exchange, 1123 Glenwood Ave. tions prepared by the Engineer which Norcross, GA: Reed Construction Kate Baldwin, Board Secretary have been heretofore approved by LVA Data, 30 Technology Parkway South, and which are now on file for public Suite 500. examination in the office of LVA. Omaha NE: Omaha Builder's Ex- OFFICIAL A, bids Shall be made on a form change, 4255 S. 94th Street. furnished by the LVA and shall be filed Rochester MN: Rochester Area Build- PUBLICATION on or before the time speciflad above, ers, 108 Elton Hills Lane NW. in a sealed envelope addressed to Rock Island IL: ILLOWA Builders Ex- ORDINANCE NO. 10-01 LVA, clearly stating that the envelope change' 520 24~" Street' AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE contains a bid on this project. Eachpro- Sioux City IA: Master Builders of CITY OF NORWALK MUNICIPAL posal shall be accompanied by a bid Siouxland, 903 6th Street. CODE BY REPEALING CHAPTER 26 security in the form of a cashier's or Sioux City IA: Sioux City Construction PERTAINING TO THE POSITION OF certified check drawn on an iowa bank League, 3900 Stadium Drive. PUBLIC SAFETY COORDINATOR or a bank chartered under the laws of Waterloo lA: Master Builders of lowa, BE IT ENACTED by the City the United States or a Bid bond~ all in 612 Mulberry. Council of the City of Norwalk, Iowa an amount equal to ten percent (10%) Willmar MN: Mid-Minnesota Builders SECTION 1. SUBSECTION RE- of the total amount of the bid (the "Bid Exchange, 2104 Highway 12E. PEALED. The Municipal Code of the security"). If a bid bond is submitted it City of Norwalk, Iowa, is hereby must be on the form provided with the Bidders may obtain bidding documents amended by repealing Chapter 26 that contract documents. from the Project Construction Man- pertains to the creation of the position The bid security submitted should ager, Story Construction Company, Public Safety Coordinator.be made payable to LVA, and not con- 300 South Bell Avenue, Ames, iowa SECTION 2. SEVERABILITYtain any conditions either in the body 50010, upon receipt of a check made CLAUSE. If any section, provision or or as an endorsement thereon.This bid payable to Story Construction Com- part of this ordinance shall be ad- security is provided to the LVA as se- pany in the amount of.$200, or upon judged invalid or unconstitutional, such curity that il the bidder is awarded the receipt of an MBI or ABC Plans Re- adjudication shall not affect the valid- contract by the LVA Board, the bidder quest Card, per set. The deposit will ity of the ordinance as a whole or any will enter into a contract on the form be refunded to Bidders who return the section, provision or part thereof not provided by the LVA at prices bid and Bidding Documents complete and in adjudged invalid or unconstitutional, shall furnish the required performance good condition within ten (10) days of SECTION 3.WHEN EFFECTIVE and payment bond to the LVA. If the receipt of the bids. Failure to comply This-ordinance shall be in effect from bidder fails to execute the contract, fails will result- in forfeiture of the deposit: and after its final passage, approval to furnish an acceptable performance Each bid shall be submitted on the and publication as provided by law. and payment bond, fails to provide a Bid Form provided with the Bidding Passed and approved the 18~ day Certificate of Insurance or any other Documents. Bid shall be addressed of February 2010 item required, all within ten (10) days to and delivered to Board Secretary, /s/Doug Pierce, Mayor after acceptance f the bid bY the LVA' Norwalk Community School Dis- AI-FEST: the bid security may be forfeited or trict, Norwalk, Iowa in sealed enve- /s/Jeff Rosien, City Clerkcashed by the LVA as liquidated dam- lopes marked with the Project Published February 25, 2010 ages. Bidder specifically agrees that Name, Name and Address of the the forfeiture of the Bid security is a Bidder, and Bid Package No. Any alteration of the Bid Form may be cause for rejection of the bid. Each bid shall be accompanied by a bid bond, certified check, cashier's check or certified credit union share draft in a separate envelope in the amount equal to five percent (5%) of the total amount of the bid. The certified check or cashier's check or certified share draft shall be drawn on a bank or credit union in iowa or a bank or credit union chartered under the laws of the United States of America, and payable to the Norwalk Community School District as - ..... s~uritythat if awarded a contract bY .... OFFICIAL ..... reaso~aue estimate 0f S0me-0f the damages incurred by LVA. Within ten (10) days of being awarded the contract, the successful bidder will be required to furnish a per- formance and payment bond in the amount of one hundred percent (100%) of the contract price guaran- teeing faithful performance of the con- tract and guaranteeing payment to all persons supplying labor and/or mate- rials in the execution of the work pro- vided for in the contract. By virtue of statutory authority, preference may be given to products and provisions grown and coal pro- duced within the State of Iowa and to Iowa domestic labor. Work on said project shall com- mence within ten (10) days of a writ- ten notice to proceed and shall be com- pleted by May 21. 2010. Owner will is- sue notice to proceed after appropri- ate documentation submitted by Con- tractor and Construction Permits are authorized by the Iowa Department of . Natural Resources (IDNR). Owner anticipates notice to proceed to be is- sued approximately March 15, 2010. Liquidated dama0es in the amount of Five Hundred Dollars ($500) per day will be assessed for each day that the work remains uncompleted after the end of the contract period. If the Work is not completed and final payment is not issued by June 30, 2010, the Con- tractor will be assessed the sum of $175,000, due to the loss of State fund- ing. Bidder specifically agrees that this assessed sum is a reasonable esti- mate of the damages incurred by LVA if the Work is not completed and final payment is not issued by June 30, 2010. " Payment for the work will be made by the LVA in cash from such funds as are legally available including cash on hand from a State of iowa Watershed Improvement Review Board (WlRB) Grant. Payment will be made to the con- tractor based on monthly estimates in amounts equal to ninety five (95%) percent of the contract value of the work completed during the preceding calendar month, and wi!l be based upon an estimate prepared by the Contractor on the first day of the month, subject to the approval of the Engineer. Any such payment by the LVA shall in no way be construed as an act of acceptance for any part of the work partially or totally completed. Final payment by the LVA will be made in accordance with iowa law and the contract documents. Bidding forms may be obtained from Foth Infrastructure & Environ- ment LLC, 8191 Birchwood Court, Suite L, Johnston, Iowa 50131 ; tele- phone: (515) 254-1393. Copies of Plans and Specifications and contract documents can be obtained at the same address. The LVA reserves the right to re- ject any and/or all bids and to waive any and/or all technicalities and/or all irregularities. Published by order of the Lake- wood Village Association, Inc. Board. /s/Kyle Jackson, President Publish: February 25, 2010 LIBRARY HOURS Monday - Thursday 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. Friday & Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m, Sunday, 1-5 p.m. Closed Sundays (M no Day-I_at:or Day) Check out our new state-of-the-art tire machine that does low profile tires! WE SELL MAJOR BRANDS OF TIRES. Mounting -Tire Rotation Balancing Alignment Check Valve Stems -Old Tire Disposal "We service all makes and mode~s/." 802 Sunset Dr. 515-981-0649 Since 1966