Public notice is hereby given that sealed proposals will be received by the City of Kasson, Minnesota at the City Hall, 401 5th St. S.E., Kasson, Minnesota, Until 10:00 a.m. on the 22nd day of July, 2015, for furnishing materials and labor for construction of Blaine’s 12th Phase 5 as described in plans and specifications thereof now on file in the office of the City Clerk. Proposals will be opened at 10:00 a.m. at the City Hall. Proposals will be acted upon by the City Council at a meeting to be held in the City Hall, beginning at 6:00 p.m., on the 22nd day of July, 2015 or at such later time and place as may then be fixed.

The extent of the work involved is furnishing all labor and materials for construction of the Blaine’s 12th Phase 5 together with related subsidiary and incidental work including:

715 L.F. Bituminous Roadway, 600 L.F. Sanitary Sewer, 700 L.F. Watermain.

The method of construction shall be by Contract and all work is to be done in strict compliance with plans and specifications prepared by Widseth Smith Nolting, 6301 Bandel Road NW, Suite 301 Rochester, Minnesota, which have heretofore been approved by the City Council and are now on file for public examination in the office of the City Clerk.

Each bid must be made out on a proposal blank furnished by the City and obtained at the offices of WHKS & Co.

Each proposal shall be sealed in an envelope marked "Blaine’s 12th Phase 5". Each bid must be accompanied by a certified check, cashier's check or bid bond payable to the City of Kasson, Minnesota in the amount of at least 5% of the total bid as a guarantee that the bidder will furnish the required bonds and enter into a contract within ten (10) working days, excluding Saturday, Sunday and holidays, after the award of the contract.

Bidders shall not be permitted to withdraw their bids for a period of thirty (30) days after the same are opened.

Payment for said Blaine’s 12th Phase 5 will be made in cash from cash on hand, from governmental grants, or from such other funds as may be legally used for such purposes. Monthly estimates will be made by the Engineer and payment will be made to the Contractor in the amount of ninety‑five percent (95%) of said estimate. Final payment of money due will be made in cash within thirty days of project completion and acceptance.

The Contractor shall commence work after the Notice to Proceed is issued and shall complete Phase One by October 30, 2015 which excludes the bituminous wear course. Phase Two includes the bituminous wear course and shall be completed on or before July 1, 2016.

The successful bidder will be required to furnish a Performance and Maintenance Bond and a Payment Bond, both in an amount equal to one hundred (100) percent of the Contract price. Said bonds are to be issued by a responsible surety, approved by the City Council, and which shall guarantee the faithful performance of the Contract and the terms and conditions therein contained, and shall guarantee the prompt payment of all materials and labor and protect and save harmless the City from claims and damages of any kind caused by the operations of the Contractor. Said bond shall also guarantee the maintenance of the improvements constructed for a period of one (1) year from and after its completion and acceptance by the City.

Plans and specifications governing the construction of the proposed improvements have been prepared by Widseth Smith Nolting, 6301 Bandel Road NW, Suite 301 Rochester, Minnesota, which plans and specifications and prior proceedings of the City Council referring to and defining said proposed improvements are hereby made a part of this notice and the proposed contract by reference, and the proposed contract shall be executed in compliance therewith.

Copies of said plans and specifications are now on file in the office of the City Clerk, City Hall, Kasson, Minnesota, for examination by bidders. Bid forms, plans and specifications are available to download for a $20.00 charge at, please use eBidDoc 3989066. Paper copies can be obtained for a non-refunded cost of $100.00 from WHKS & Co., 2905 South Broadway, Rochester, MN 55904.

The City Council reserves the right to reject any and all bids and to waive technicalities and irregularities.

Published upon order of the City Council of the City of Kasson, Minnesota.

/s/Linda Rappe

City Clerk

City of Kasson, Minnesota H:28c

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