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Porter County Commissioners NOTICE TO BIDDERS

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The Board of Commissioners of the County of Porter will receive sealed bids for the installation of concrete sidewalk along Indian Boundary Rd. near Chesterton in the Auditor's office, 155 Indiana Avenue, Valparaiso, Indiana until 4:00 P.M. prevailing local time on September 23, 2011.

Bids shall include all labor, materials, and services necessary to complete the project in strict accordance with the contract documents now on file in the following office:

Porter County Highway Department

1955 South State Road 2

Valparaiso, Indiana 46385

Bid documents will be available and can be obtained after September 8, 2011, at the following location:

Porter County Highway Department

1955 South State Road 2

Valparaiso, Indiana 46385


Bid documents and all addenda issued hereto as a result of the deposit paid shall become the property of the bidder and need not be returned.

Bids shall be itemized and all signatures must include the corporate position of the signer, and shall be properly notarized.

Bids must be submitted on Form 96 (revised 2000), entirely completed, signed and notarized, with the Non-Collusion Affidavit signed and notarized, as required by law. Bidders shall accompany Form 96 with an entirely completed and properly executed Bid Form included with the Contract Documents. A Bid Bond or a Certified Check equal to 10% of the maximum bid must accompany each bid. The successful bidder will be required to furnish separate Performance and Payment Bonds to the full amount of said contract, and Certificates of Insurance covering Workmen's Compensation, Public Liability and Property Damage, before the contract can be signed and issued.

Any project that may require creation of a trench of at least five (5) feet of depth is subject to complying with IOSHA regulations 29 C.F.R. 1926, Subpart P, for trench safety systems. The cost for trench safety systems shall be included in the pay item of the principal work with which the safety systems are associated.

The successful bidder must submit his Federal Identification Number to the Porter County Highway Department, at the time he signs the contract. In the absence of an F.I.N., he must submit his Social Security Number.

No fee will be charged for permits required and issued by Porter County for work done on Porter County Commissioner's owned property.

An out-of-state Contractor will have Indiana State Gross Income Tax withheld by Porter County, unless he can show proof that he is registered with the Indiana Secretary of State to conduct business in the State of Indiana.

No exceptions or alternates to these plans and specifications will be accepted unless otherwise noted. Bids shall not be modified, withdrawn or canceled for a period of forty five (45) calendar days commencing from the date bids are received without the Owner's written consent.

The Board of Commissioners reserves the right to reject any and/or all bids, waive all informalities or irregularities in bidding and to re-advertise.

Wage rates on this Project have not been established due to the anticipated actual construction costs.

The bids for this project will be opened in the Commissioner's Office, 155 Indiana Avenue, Valparaiso, Indiana at 2:00 P.M. prevailing local time on September 23, 2011.

Board of Commissioners

John A. Evans, President

Nancy Adams, Vice President

Carole M. Knoblock, Secretary

Attest: Robert J. Wichlinski

Porter County Auditor

(September 12, 19, 2011)