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City of Wakefield

Wakefield, Michigan

Water System Improvements Project

Sealed Bids for the construction of the Project will be received at the Wakefield City Hall located at 509 Sunday Lake Street, Wakefield, MI 49968, until Tuesday, July 11, 2023 at 1:00 PM local time. At that time the Bids received will be publicly opened and read.

The Project in general consists of Approximately 18,500 feet of water main replacement/installation on multiple streets, along with customer service lines, fire hydrants, valves, and other typical water system appurtenances, HMA paving and other surface restorations.

Bids will be received for a single prime Contract.  Bids shall be on a lump sum and unit price basis as indicated in the Bid Form.

The Issuing Office for the Bidding Documents is: U.P. Engineers & Architects, Inc., 100 Portage Street, Houghton, MI 49931 (906) 482-4810, Chris Holmes, Prospective Bidders may obtain or examine the Bidding Documents at the Issuing Office on Monday through Friday between the hours of 9 am to 4 pm, and may obtain copies of the Bidding Documents from the Issuing Office as described below and at the following Builder Exchanges: Delta County, Iron Mountain, Hurley, Marquette, Grand Rapids, Traverse City, McGraw-Hill Dodge, Construction Association of Michigan, Wausau and Builders Exchange of Wisconsin.  Builders Exchanges are authorized to share the contract documents with other exchanges.

Bidding Documents may be obtained from the Issuing Office during the hours indicated above. Printed Bidding Documents may be obtained from the Issuing Office upon payment of a $150.00 refundable deposit for each set (refundable for the first set only), plus a separate $150.00 non-refundable handling fee for each set of contract documents, payable to “U.P. Engineers & Architects”. Alternatively, bidding documents are available as portable document format (PDF) files for a non-refundable charge of $50.00. Neither Owner nor Engineer will be responsible for full or partial sets of Bidding Documents, including Addenda if any, obtained from sources other than the Issuing Office. Shipping is not included in the costs listed above.

Bid security shall be furnished in accordance with the Instructions to Bidders.

There will NOT be a Pre-Bid Conference.


Financing for this project is being provided by the United States of America acting through Rural Development of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Rural Development will, therefore, require approval by its representatives of all Contracts, attachments, and similar documents, all partial and final payments, and all change orders. Davis Bacon wage rates are not required for this project.

Section 746 of Title VII of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2017 (Division A – Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2017) and subsequent statutes mandating domestic preference applies an American Iron and Steel requirement to this project. All listed iron and steel products used in this project must be produced in the United States. The term “iron and steel products” means the following products made primarily of iron or steel: lined or unlined pipes and fittings, manhole covers and other municipal castings, hydrants, tanks, flanges, pipe clamps and restraints, valves, structural steel, reinforced precast concrete, and construction materials. The deminimis and minor components waiver apply to this contract.

This Advertisement is issued by:

Owner: City of Wakefield

By:         Robert Brown

Title:     City Manager                   Date: 6/8/2023


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