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17-013 Invitation to Bid:  Gas Main Relocation

Sealed bids will be received by the CITY OF TIFTON in City Hall at the Office of the City Manager at 130 E. 1st Street, Tifton, Georgia 31794 until August 28, 2017 at 11:00 AM, Local Time for the furnishing of all materials, labor, tools, skill, burial, equipment and incidentals for the complete construction of the project entitled: Gas Line Relocation at 11th Street and Pehler Drive in Tifton Georgia.  At which time and place the bid will be publicly opened and read aloud.  Bids received after the designated time will not be considered. 

A non-mandatory Pre-Bid Conference will be held August 14, 2017 at 11:00 AM at Tifton Maintenance Complex, 1000 Armour Road, Tifton, GA 31794.

 The principal items of construction are: 
          80 L.F,-      4" O.D.-219 WALL STEEL DUAL COATED PIPE
          2 EACH-    4” SHORT STOPS
          2- EACH-   4" STEEL TIE INS

The gas main crosses a drainage ditch and is 6-12” above the bottom of the ditch.  The gas main will be lowered to a minimum of 3 feet below the bottom of the drainage ditch.

*The operating pressure of the system is 27 PSIG.

 Bidders shall inform themselves concerning Georgia Laws and comply with same.  If the total price bid is in excess of $100,000.00, bidders shall hold a current utility contractor license issued by the State of Georgia Construction Industry Licensing Board and shall have in their employment on a full-time basis a person who holds a valid utility manager certificate issued by the Division of Utility Contractors. 

One Contract shall be awarded covering all the work, and maximum time for completion shall not exceed 7 consecutive calendar week days from starting date specified in the Notice to Proceed (negotiable at time of contract award).  Bidders must agree to pay as liquidated damages the sum of $400.00 per each consecutive calendar day thereafter.  Due consideration will be given to delivery of materials in specifying starting date.  

Bids must be accompanied by a Certified Check or Bid Bond in an amount equal to not less than five percent (5%) of the bid.  

This will be a lump sum bid. No bid may be withdrawn after the scheduled closing time for receiving bids for a period of sixty (60) days.  

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