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11-16108-00 REVIEW SET

Public notice is hereby given that the Board of Directors of the Seymour Community School District, Seymour, Iowa, will conduct a public hearing on the plans, specifications, form of contract and estimated total cost of construction for the Seymour School Electrical Service Upgrades project, at 6:30 p.m. local Iowa time on May 16, 2016 at the Seymour Community School District Office, 100 South Park, Seymour, Iowa. All interested individuals are invited to attend.

Plans, specifications, form of contract and the estimated total cost of construction are now on file in the Office of the Superintendent, Seymour Community School District, 100 South Park, Seymour, Iowa, and may be inspected by any interested persons.

This notice is given by order of the Board of Directors, Seymour Community School District, Seymour, Iowa. 


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN: Sealed bids will be received by the Board of Directors of the Seymour Community School District at the District Administrative Offices, 100 South Park Street, Seymour, Iowa 52590, before 2:00 P.M. local Iowa time, according to the designated clock in the Reception area at the District Offices on Thursday, May 10, 2016 for the Seymour School Electrical Service Upgrades project (“Project”). Bids will be publicly opened and read aloud after 2:00 P.M. in the District Office. All in accordance with the plans and specifications now on file and available at the District Administrative Offices.

Consideration of the bids received and the award of contracts or other action may be made by the Board of Directors of the Seymour Community School District upon the proposals received in accordance with the law and the plans and specifications at its meeting to be held at 6:30 P.M. on May 16, 2016, in the Seymour Community School District Office, 100 South Park Street, Seymour, Iowa 52590.

Work on the Project shall commence as soon as possible after award of the Contract and is currently scheduled for a substantial completion on or before August 19, 2016.

Bids must be a lump sum basis for a single Combined Construction Contract as described in the specifications.

Bidding Documents may be examined after April 21, 2016 at the office of DLR Group inc., the Architect- Engineer, 1430 Locust Street, Suite 200, Des Moines, Iowa 50309, and on the Web at the Printer’s On- line Plan Room, and at the following exchanges:

Bid Clerk, 28 N. Clark Street, Suite 450, Chicago, IL 60602 (Electronic Set)
CMD Group, 30 Technology Pkwy S., Suite 500, Norcross, GA 30092 (Electronic Set)
ePLAN, 3806 Buttonwood Drive, Suite 106, Columbia, MO 65201 (Electronic Set)
Master Builders of Iowa, 221 Park St., Des Moines, IA 50303 (Electronic Set)
McGraw Hill Construction Dodge, 4300 Beltway Place, Suite 180, Arlington, TX 76018 (Electronic Set)

Bidders may obtain Bidding Documents at the office of the Printer, Action Reprographics, 5037 NE 14th Street, Des Moines, Iowa 50313, by calling 515-288-2146 or through their On-line Plan Room from 8:00 AM until 5:00 PM,Monday through Friday, in accord with the Instructions to Bidders. If shipping is required, there will be a non-refundable fee required for each set shipped. The cost shall be determined by Action Reprographics based on the size of the project. Checks for shipping shall be made out to Action Reprographics.

Members of Associated Builders and Contractors of Iowa may obtain Bidding Documents by use of the non-cash security method adopted by the ABC of Iowa.

The Project consists of upgrading the existing electrical service for 208V service to 480V service, and provide step down transformers to existing service distributed throughout the existing facility. The work

11-16108-00 REVIEW SET

also provides for new electrical panels in the existing 3-story portion of the facility.



Members of Master Builders of Iowa may obtain Bidding Documents by use of the non-cash security method adopted by the Master Builders of Iowa, Inc.

Bids must be submitted on the approved bid form available in the Bidding Documents. No oral, facsimile, electronic or telephonic bids or modifications will be considered.

Bidders will be required to provide a security deposit, in the form of an approved Bid Bond, cashiers or certified check, or certified share draft in the amount of five percent (5%) of the amount of the bid, in a separate attached envelope as outlined in the Instruction to Bidders. Bid security shall be made payable to the Seymour Community School District.

The successful Bidder will be required to furnish a Performance Bond and Labor and Material Payment Bond both in an amount equal to 100% of the Contract Price and in accordance with other requirements outlined in the Bid Documents.

Should the successful bidder fail or neglect to furnish satisfactory performance/payment bonds, refuse to enter into a Contract on the basis of the bid, or fail to meet the requirements of this Notice and the specifications regulating the award, the bidder’s security may be retained as liquidated damages. No bidder may withdraw its bid for a period of sixty (60) calendar days after the date and hour set for opening of bids.

The Board of Directors may make the contract award to the lowest responsive, responsible bidder meeting specifications. The right is reserved to reject any or all bids, or any part thereof, and to waive informalities as allowed by law, and to enter into such contract or contracts as shall be deemed in the best interests of the Seymour Community School District.

Minority and Targeted Small Business participation is encouraged. Bidders shall make a good faith documented effort to encourage the participation of Certified Iowa Targeted Small Business in accordance with the Code of Iowa.

By virtue of statutory authority, a preference will be given to products and provisions grown and/or produced within the State of Iowa.

All bids will be governed by applicable provisions in the Iowa Code and Seymour Community School Board Policies.

Board of Directors



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Supt. Brad Breon

Seymour Community Schools

100 South Park St

Seymour, Iowa 52590


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