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The City of Joliet, Illinois, does hereby invite sealed bids for construction of a water system interconnection in Lockport Township supported by Community Development Block Grant
(CDBG) funding. The work consists of installation of approximately 150 linear feet of 6-inch ductile iron water main and appurtenances, precast meter manhole and precast pressure reducing valve vault, and all work necessary to restore the area to its original condition.

Bids will be received at until 10 A.M. local time on Tuesday, July 28, 2020. The bid/proposal opening for this project will be at City Hall, 150 West Jefferson Street, Joliet, IL 60432. Due to the
COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Joliet has decided to take certain steps to maintain social distancing to try to keep everyone safe.

With this in mind, please note, there will be NO public bid opening. For social distancing reasons, individuals who drop their bids off cannot stay for the bid opening. There will be at least
two individuals from different departments of the City that will be present at the opening to videotape the opening and that video will be available to view. To see a copy of the bid opening,
please send a request to purchasing@joliet.gov. Bid results will be posted on the City’s website for that project, and e-mails will be sent out to individuals who have subscribed to the RSS feed
for that project.

It is preferred that you mail your bids/proposals. They should be addressed as follows:
JOLIET, IL 60432

If you do choose to hand deliver your bid/proposal, they are to be hand delivered to the west side of City Hall, 150 W. Jefferson St., Joliet, IL 60432, and marked clearly on the outside of
on the outside of the package. All other doors will be locked. Please make sure that you tell the person that you hand the package to that it is a sealed bid/proposal for them to time stamp
delivery. If dropping off a bid in person, bids must be dropped off during business hours only between 8 A.M. and 4:30 P.M. We appreciate your patience during these trying times.

Those desiring to submit a bid may examine the bid documents and detailed specifications at the City of Joliet Purchasing Division, 150 West Jefferson Street, Joliet, IL 60432, between the
hours of 8 A.M. and 4:30 P.M., Monday through Friday. To view them in person, please call (815) 724-3925 to make an appointment. Electronic copies can be downloaded free of charge at
http://www.joliet.gov/bids-proposals. No hard copies of the documents will be available for purchase. All bidders will be required to submit Bid Security in the form of a Certified Check,
Cashier's Check, or a Bid Bond in the amount of ten percent (10%) of the Base Bid, payable to the City of Joliet.

The City of Joliet’s local qualified bidder ordinance does not apply to this contract.

All Bidding Document holders should sign up for RSS feeds at https://www.joliet.gov/departments/finance/purchasing/bids-proposals/construction-public-utilities and provide your first and last name and email address to automatically receive addenda. Addenda will also be posted on the City of Joliet’s website at http://www.joliet.gov/bids-proposals.

The potential vendor/contractor remains responsible for obtaining all addenda to the original specification so they should check the specific bid webpage before submitting a bid to make sure
they have received all addenda to a specific contract.

Prequalification pursuant to Ordinance No. 7345 is necessary. Bidders are required to be prequalified through the Illinois Department of Transportation, the Capital Development Board, or
the City of Joliet. It is the responsibility of the bidder to ensure that its prequalification information is provided to the City of Joliet Purchasing Division prior to the Bid opening. If bidders are not
prequalified through IDOT or the Capital Development Board, then they must be prequalified with the City of Joliet. Financial prequalification forms can be obtained from the City of Joliet website
at http://www.joliet.gov/departments/finance/purchasing/prequalification-process. The City of Joliet prequalification MUST be renewed yearly. To check on your current prequalification status,
you can email purchasing@joliet.gov. The current price for City of Joliet prequalification is $175,which offsets the costs for independent auditor review of the documents. Those documents are
to be submitted to the Purchasing Division, City of Joliet, 150 West Jefferson Street, Joliet IL 60432, at least 6 days prior to the Bid opening.

The Strand Associates, Inc.® project manager is Chris J. Ulm, P.E., who can be contacted at Strand Associates, Inc.®, 1170 South Houbolt Road, Joliet, IL 60431, (815) 744-4200
regarding the project.

The successful bidder will be required to post performance security and to provide a Certificate of Insurance as set forth in the Invitation of Bid and the General Terms & Conditions.

All Bidders must be registered with SAM.gov and provide evidence that their registration is current and in good standing in their bid submittal.

The City of Joliet reserves the right to reject any and all bids, parts of any and all bids, or to waive technical errors or omissions in bids.

This Contract shall be subject to the provisions of the Prevailing Wage Act (820 ILCS 130/1 et. seq.) to the extent required by law. Attention of bidders is particularly called to the requirements as to conditions of employment to be observed and minimum wage rates to be paid under the Contract. Section 3, Segregated Facility, Section 109, and E.O 11246 MBE/WBE: Women and Minority Owned Businesses are encouraged to submit a proposal.


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