SECTION 00 11 13 – ADVERTISEMENT FOR CONSTRUCTION BIDS OWNER: Cass Rural Water District (CRWD) ADDRESS: 131 Maple Street, Kindred, ND 58051 Separate sealed Bids for construction of the CRWD – Reservoir B Expansion; will be received at the office of Advanced Engineering and Environmental Services (AE2S), 4170 28th Ave S, Fargo, ND, 58104, until 10:00 a.m., local time, on the 23rd day of February 2023 where and at which time shortly thereafter they will be publicly opened and read aloud. Bids can be mailed to: AE2S Attn: Kellen Grubb, PE 4170 28th Ave S Fargo, ND 58104 -or- Bids shall be uploaded to: QuestCDN vBid System Bid will be read aloud via in person and via Microsoft teams conferencing: Video and Audio Link Audio Only: Phone Number: 1 701-566-0964 Conference ID: 394 024 981# The Work is comprised of one (1) Contract: Contract No. 1 – Reservoir Construction. The Work is generally described as follows: Contract No. 1 – Reservoir Construction: Work generally consists of the construction of a new 200,000 gallon underground concrete storage reservoir to increase the existing reservoir storage; yard piping; valves, fittings, and appurtenances; process piping improvements within existing Reservoir B Pump Station; site work; and seeding. Contract No. 1 – Alternate 1 - Reservoir Construction: Deduct to construct a 135,000 gallon underground concrete storage reservoir in lieu of 200,000 gallon underground concrete storage reservoir. All bids shall be contained in a sealed envelope plainly marked showing that such envelope contains a Bid for the Project. Also refer to Section 00 21 13 for preparation of bid information. All Bids shall be prepared according to the Instructions to Bidders contained within the Project Manual. Each Bid shall be accompanied by a separate envelope containing a Bid Security in the form of a Bidder’s Bond executed by the Bidder as principal and by a surety company authorized to do business in the State of North Dakota, payable to the Cass Rural Water District, in a sum equal to five percent (5%) of the full amount of the Bid. The surety must be listed as a certified surety in the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Circular 570A. A certified check in lieu of a surety company in the amount of 5% of the total project cost will not be accepted. This is to serve as a guarantee that the successful Bidder will enter into a Contract within ten (10) days of Notice of Award, in accordance with the terms of the principal’s Bid and Contractor’s Bond as required by law and regulations and determinations of Cass Rural Water District for the performances of such Work. Only Bids that are accompanied by such a Bond will be considered. All Work shall be performed in accordance with the Bidding Documents on file in the Office of Cass Rural Water District, Kindred, ND where they may be seen and examined Each Bidder must possess a valid North Dakota contractor’s license for the full amount of their bid, as required by N.D.C.C. § 43-07-07. Each bid must be accompanied by a copy of the Bidder’s Contractor’s License or Certificate of Renewal, issued by the North Dakota Secretary of State, and each license must be valid and dated at least 10 days prior to the date set for bid opening, as required under N.D.C.C. § 43-07-12. All Bids must be submitted on the Quest CDN vBid form found on the QuestCDN website or on the Bid Form furnished by the Engineer. The District will not read or consider any bid that does not include a proper Bidder’s bond and contractor’s license or renewal, as described above, and does not otherwise fully comply with the requirements of N.D.C.C. § 48-01.2-05. Contracts shall be awarded on the basis of the low Bid submitted by a responsible and responsive Bidder deemed most favorable to the Owner’s interest. All Bids shall be contained in a sealed envelope plainly marked showing that such envelope contains a Bid for the Project. In addition, the Bidder shall place upon the exterior of such envelope the following information: 1. Project Name and Work covered by the Bidder (General). 2. The name of the Bidder. 3. Separate envelope containing Bid Bond, the Non-Collusion Affidavit, a copy of Contractor’s License or Renewal Certificate, MBE/WBE Solicitation Information, SRF Certification Regarding Debarment, Suspension, and Other Responsible Matters. 4. Acknowledgement of all Addenda. Bids shall be mailed to AE2S, 4170 28th Ave S, Fargo, ND 58104. Complete digital project Bidding Documents are available at or You may download the digital plan documents for Fifty Dollars ($50.00) by inputting Quest project #8377527 on the website’s Project Search page. Please contact at 952-233-1632 or for assistance in free membership registration, downloading, and working with this digital project information. Copies of the Bidding Documents may also be seen and examined at the office of the Engineer, Advanced Engineering and Environmental Services, LLC., 4170 28th Ave S, Fargo, ND 58104. The Bidding Documents are available in the form of printed plans and specifications and/or PDF compact discs (CDs) from Advanced Engineering and Environmental Services, LLC. The costs are $100.00 for CDs and $300.00 for printed documents, for each set of Documents obtained. Payment for Bidding Documents is NON-REFUNDABLE. All Work shall be done according to the Bidding Documents. Bidding Documents may also be examined at the offices of AE2S in Bismarck, Fargo, Williston, and Grand Forks, ND, and Maple Grove, MN; builders exchanges in Grand Forks, Bismarck, Minot, and Fargo, ND, and in Minneapolis, MN. The work for Contract No. 1 must be completed no later than the following: Contract No. 1 – Reservoir Construction and Alternate 1: 1. Substantial Reservoir Completion: November 1, 2023 2. Substantial Process Piping Completion: February 1, 2024 3. Substantial Project Completion: April 1, 2024 4. Final Project Completion: May 1, 2024 All Bids will be made on the basis of cash payment for such work. After Bid opening, the Owner will return Bid security of all except the three lowest responsible Bidders. When the Contract is awarded, the remaining unsuccessful Bidder’s Bonds will be returned. The Owner reserves the right to reject any or all Bids, and further reserves the right to award the Contract in the best interests of the Owner. The Owner reserves the right to hold the three (3) low Bids for a period of sixty (60) days after the date of the Bid opening to complete financial arrangements. Dated this 26th day of January 2023. By: /s/ Jerry Blomeke, General Manager Cass Rural Water District (Feb. 1, 8 & 15, 2023) 180023