ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS BEMIDJI DAY SHELTER RETROFITTING Contractor’s sealed proposals for the construction of Bemidji Day Shelter Retrofitting will be received by Owner in accordance with the plans and specifications prepared by: ARCHITECT WiDSETH 3535 South 31st Street, Suite 203 Grand Forks, ND 58201 SITE VISIT INFORMATION Non-Mandatory Pre-Bid Meeting: 11:00 AM, May 31, 2022 Location: 722 15th Street NW, Bemidji, MN BID DATE INFORMATION: June 9, 2022 Bid Time: 11:00 AM Location: Widseth - Bemidji Office Attn: Brent Dammann, Architect 315 5th Street NW – Suite 1 Bemidji, MN 56601 at which time they will be publicly opened and read aloud for the construction of the above named project. Envelopes containing bids must be sealed, clearly marked on the lower left-hand corner “Bid Enclosed for Bemidji Day Shelter Retrofitting” and with the name and address of the bidder and the date and hour of the opening. Bids will be received for the following project: PROJECT DESCRIPTION: The project involves the remodel of the existing Bemidji Day Shelter to include a new lift, restroom remodel, fire suppression system, roof replacement, and mill and overlay of parking lot. BIDDING PROCEDURES: Each bid must be submitted in a bidding envelope that is securely sealed. The envelope shall be plainly marked to indicate its contents and show the following information on the exterior of the envelope: 1. Project Title; 2. Bid Category; 3. The Class, Number, and Renewal Date of license held by the Bidder; 4. The Name of the Person, Firm or Corporation submitting the bid; 5. Acknowledgement of all Addenda. Each bid must be accompanied by a separate envelope containing the contractor’s license and bid security. The bid security must be in a sum equal to five percent of the full amount of the bid and must be in the form of a bidder’s bond. A bidder’s bond must be executed by the bidder as principal and by a surety, conditioned that if the principal’s bid is accepted and the contract awarded to the principal, the principal, within ten days after notice of the award, shall execute a contract in accordance with the terms of the bid and the bid bond and any condition of the governing body. A countersignature of a bid bond is not required under this section. If a successful bidder does not execute a contract within the ten days allowed, the bidder’s bond must be forfeited to the governing body and the project awarded to the next lowest responsible bidder. Bidders must be licensed for the full amount of the bid as required by section 43-07-12. Bids received after the deadline will be returned unopened. Bids are to be submitted on the Bid Form provided in the project manual. Bids not received on the Bid Form will be cause for rejection. Complete digital project bidding documents are available at by clicking on Bid Documents link or at by inputting Quest project #8202506, insert number 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. You may download the digital plan documents electronically for $15. An optional paper set of project documents is also available from Cadd/Engineering Supply (CES) 1701 James Circle N., Brooklyn Center, MN 55430. Please contact CES’s Repro Dept at (763) 560-9098 or (800) 831-8587 for pricing and if you have any questions. The successful bidder must be a “responsible contractor.” The term “responsible contractor” means a contractor as defined in Minnesota Statutes Section 16C.285, subdivision 3. Any prime contractor, subcontractor, or motor carrier that does not meet the minimum criteria or fails to comply with the verification requirements is not a responsible contractor and is not eligible to be awarded a construction contract for the project or to perform work on the project. A prime contractor, subcontractor, or motor carrier that makes a false statement under oath verifying compliance with the minimum criteria will be ineligible to be awarded a construction contract on the project and the submission of a false statement may result in termination of a contract awarded to a prime contractor, subcontractor, or motor carrier that submits the false statement. A prime contractor shall include in its verification of compliance a list of all of its first-tier subcontractors that it intends to retain for work on the project. Before execution of a construction contract, a prime contractor shall submit a supplemental verification under oath confirming that all subcontractors and motor carriers that the prime contractor intends to use to perform project work have verified to the prime contractor, through a signed statement under oath by an owner or officer, that they meet the minimum criteria for a responsible contractor. Bids may not be withdrawn within forty-five (45) days after the scheduled closing time for receiving bids without consent of the Owner. The Owner reserves the right to reject any and all bids and rebid the project until a satisfactory bid is received. No bid will be read or considered if the bid does not fully comply with the requirements of this invitation and/or other bidding and contract documents. Any deficient bid submitted will be resealed and returned to the bidder immediately. By: Reed Olson Nameless Coalition for the Homeless (May 18 & 25, 2022) 64376