PUBLIC NOTICES, BIDS & RFP’S


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**PUBLIC NOTICES**


FY2020 PROPOSED BUDGET NOTICE 

The FY2020 Proposed Budget of the City of Tifton will be presented to the Council on Monday, May 20, 2019 at 4:30 PM in the Tifton City Council Chambers, 130 East 1ST Street, Tifton, GA. 

A COPY of the FY2020 Proposed Budget will be available for public inspection at the office of the City Finance Director  at City Hall, 130 East 1st Street, from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday through Friday (except holidays) beginning May 13th , 2019.

A PUBLIC HEARING on the FY2020 Proposed Budget will be held on Monday, June 3rd, 2019 at 5:00 PM in the Tifton City Council Chambers, 130 East 1st Street, Tifton, GA. Anyone wishing to make comments on the Budget is invited to attend this meeting.

ADOPTION: The FY2020 Proposed Budget is scheduled for adoption on Monday, June 17th, 2019 at 5:30 PM at the Tifton City Council Chambers, 130 East 1st Street, Tifton, GA.


 
NOTICE OF ANNUAL GAS LEAK SURVEY

The City of Tifton will begin performing their annual Gas Leak Survey on May 28, 2019.  Workers will be inspecting gas lines that provide natural gas to individual homes and businesses, and this work will continue for approximately 6 weeks.

Customers may notice natural gas crews and contractors walking on their property with leak detection equipment.  For security purposes, proper identification of the City/ESG Employee and the contractor can be provided. The City encourages anyone with concerns to call (229) 391-3964.

 Thank you for helping keep our community safe!


 

City Council Meetings

The City of Tifton will hold the Tifton City Council Meetings (Workshops and Regular) beginning at 5:30 PM. Workshops are generally held on the 1st Monday of each month, while Regular Meetings are generally held on the 3rd Monday of each month. 

If you have any questions, please call 229.391.3970.


**BID & RFPs**

19-007: Chestnut Avenue Street & Drainage Improvement Project

Sealed Bids:  Sealed bids for the construction of the project titled: Chestnut Avenue Street and Drainage Improvements Project forthe City of Tifton, Georgia, will be received until Wednesday, June 19th, 2019 at 2:00 PM at the City of Tifton City Hall, 130 East 1st Street Room 205, Tifton, GA  31794 Attn: Pete Pyrzenski, City Manager. At this time and place all Bids will be publicly opened and read.  No bid may be withdrawn after the closing time for receipt of bids for a period of sixty (60) days. 

 Pre-Bid Meeting:  A non-mandatory pre-bid meeting will be held at 2:00 P.M., Wednesday, May 29th, 2019 at the City of Tifton City Hall, 130 East 1st Street Room 213, Tifton, GA  31794.

 GDOT Prequalification:  Any Contractor submitting a bid must be a Georgia Department of Transportation prequalified contractor.  Prequalification numbers must be written on the face of the bid envelope.  No bid will be opened unless it contains the prequalification number.  See Instructions to Bidders for additional bidding requirements.

 Work to Be Done:  The work to be done shall consist of furnishing all labor, materials and equipment necessary to construct the project titled Chestnut Avenue Street and Drainage Improvements Project.  In general, construction consists of installation of storm drain pipe, sewer replacement, 155 tons of asphalt paving, striping of approximately 0.3 miles of roadway, and all erosion control measures.  This work will be awarded in one (1) contract with a construction timeline of 120 consecutive calendar days.

Plans and Contract Documents:  Plans and Contract Documents are on file for review only at the City of Tifton City Hall, 130 East 1st Street Room 205, Tifton, GA  31794.  Copies for bidding purposes can be obtained from Watkins & Associates, L.L.C., 103 West 6th Street, Tifton, Georgia 31794, Phone: (229) 388-8823, upon payment of $250.00 for each set (non-refundable).

 Bonds:  All bid forms must be accompanied by a Bid Bond in an amount not less than ten percent (10%) of the amount bid.  The successful bidder, if awarded the Contract, will be required to furnish a Performance Bond and Payment Bond, each in the amount of one hundred percent (100%) of the Contract amount.  All bonds must appear on the Treasury Department's most current Circular 570 Listing.

 Requests for Information:  Plan holders list, addenda and bid results are available at www.watkinseng.com. 

 The Owner, reserves the right to reject any or all bids, to waive informalities, and to re-advertise.

19-006: Industrial & Commercial Large Meter Replacement

1. Sealed Bids: Sealed bids for construction of the project entitled Industrial and Commercial Large Meter Replacement will be received until 11:00 AM, June 14, 2019 in the City Manager’s Office, TiftonCity Hall 130 1st Street East, Tifton, GA 31794 at which time and place they will be publicly opened and read. No bid may be withdrawn after the closing time for the receipt of bids for a period of sixty (60) days.

2. Work To Be Done: The Work to be completed for the Industrial and Commercial Large Meter Replacement is described briefly as follows: The project generally consists of (but is not limited to) the replacement of large water meters including all related strainers, valves, accessories and appurtenances, and the replacement of several meter vaults.

3. Plans, Specifications and Contract Documents: Copies of Bidding Documents may be obtained from ESG Engineering contact Margaret Hildebrand at mhildebrand@esgengineering.com to procure Bidding Documents and to be added to the Bidder’s List (required to bid on project). Digital documents will be provided at no charge and hard copies will be provided upon non-reimbursable payment of $200.

4. Contractor License: Any Contractor submitting a bid must be licensed by the State of Georgia. See Instructions to Bidders for additional bidding requirements.

5. Bonds: Bids shall be accompanied by a bid bond or certified cashier’s check in an amount not less than 5% of the base bid. All bonds shall be by a surety company licensed in Georgia with an “A” minimum rating of performance and a financial strength of at least five (5) times the contract price as listed in the most current publication of “Best’s Key Rating Guide Property Liability”. Performance and Payment Bonds, each in an amount equal to 100% of the contract price shall be required of the successful bidder if contract is awarded. Each Bond shall be accompanied by a “Power of Attorney” authorizing the attorney to bind the surety and certified to include the date of the bond. 6. Reservation of Rights: Owner reserves the right to reject any or all Bids, including without limitation, the rights to reject any or all nonconforming, nonresponsive, unbalanced or conditional Bids and to reject the Bid of any Bidder if Owner believes that it would not be in the best interest of the Project to make an award to that Bidder, whether because the Bid is not responsive or the Bidder is unqualified or of doubtful financial ability or fails to meet any other pertinent standard or criteria established by the Owner.

6. PreBid Conference: A prebid conference will be held on Thursday, May 30, 2019 at 11:00 A.M. Attendance is not mandatory. The meeting will be held in the conference room at Tifton City Hall, 130 1st Street East, Tifton, Georgia 31794.

7. Reservation of Rights: Owner reserves the right to reject any or all Bids, including without limitation, the rights to reject any or all nonconforming, nonresponsive, unbalanced or conditional Bids and to reject the Bid of any Bidder if Owner believes that it would not be in the best interest of the Project to make an award to that Bidder, whether because the Bid is not responsive or the Bidder is unqualified or of doubtful financial ability or fails to meet any other pertinent standard or criteria established by the Owner.

19-005: Magnolia Drainage Improvements

1. Sealed Bids: Sealed bids for construction of the project entitled Magnolia Drainage Improvements will be received until 11:30 AM, June 14, 2019 in the City Manager’s Office, Tifton City Hall 130 1st Street East, Tifton, GA 31794 at which time and place they will be publicly opened and read. No bid may be withdrawn after the closing time for the receipt of bids for a period of sixty (60) days.

2. Work To Be Done: The Work to be completed for the Magnolia Drainage Improvements is described briefly as follows: The project generally consists of (but is not limited to) the construction of stream bank stabilization measures including erosion control matting, grading, and the installation of approximately 50 internal mechanical joint seals for 84” to 108” diameter CMP storm pipe.

3. Plans, Specifications and Contract Documents: Copies of Bidding Documents may be obtained from ESG Engineering contact Margaret Hildebrand at mhildebrand@esgengineering.com to procure Bidding Documents and to be added to the Bidder’s List (required to bid on project). Digital documents will be provided at no charge and hard copies will be provided upon non-reimbursable payment of $200.

4. Contractor License: Any Contractor submitting a bid must be licensed by the State of Georgia. See Instructions to Bidders for additional bidding requirements.

5. Bonds: Bids shall be accompanied by a bid bond or certified cashier’s check in an amount not less than 5% of the base bid. All bonds shall be by a surety company licensed in Georgia with an “A” minimum rating of performance and a financial strength of at least five (5) times the contract price as listed in the most current publication of “Best’s Key Rating Guide Property Liability”. Performance and Payment Bonds, each in an amount equal to 100% of the contract price shall be required of the successful bidder if contract is awarded. Each Bond shall be accompanied by a “Power of Attorney” authorizing the attorney to bind the surety and certified to include the date of the bond.

6. PreBid Conference: A prebid conference will be held on Thursday, May 30, 2019 at 11:30 A.M..Attendance is not mandatory. The meeting will be held in the conference room at Tifton City Hall, 130 1st Street East, Tifton, Georgia 31794.

7. Reservation of Rights: Owner reserves the right to reject any or all Bids, including without limitation, the rights to reject any or all nonconforming, nonresponsive, unbalanced or conditional Bids and to reject the Bid of any Bidder if Owner believes that it would not be in the best interest of the Project to make an award to that Bidder, whether because the Bid is not responsive or the Bidder is unqualified or of doubtful financial ability or fails to meet any other pertinent standard or criteria established by the Owner.