Bid Documents for City of Columbia Heights Demo Project

July 21, 2020


TITLE: Northeast Business Center and Parking Ramp Demolition


City of Columbia Heights
3989 Central Avenue, 950 40th Avenue
Columbia Heights, MN 55421


City of Columbia Heights
590 40th Avenue, NE
Columbia Heights, MN 55421
(763) 706-3600


Doran Companies
7803 Glenroy Rd, #200,
Minneapolis, MN 55439




Office: 952.288.2014

Complete decommissioning and removals of an existing 6-story office building and adjoining parking ramp. Includes complete site removals and environmental abatement work associated with Pre-demolition report and project bidding documents.

Notice is hereby given that sealed bids will be received, publicly opened, and read aloud by representatives of the City Council of Columbia Heights, Anoka County, MN, at the Municipal Service Center at 637 38th Avenue NE, in said City at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 4th, 2020, for furnishing of all work and materials for consideration of City Improvements: Structure Demolition of building located at 3989 Central Avenue and adjacent Parking Ramp located at 950 40th Avenue.

All in accordance with Plans and Specifications prepared by the City. Plans and Specifications incorporating the work for the project may be examined at the Office of the City Engineer. Bidders may also view drawings and specifications for the project at the office of the Construction Manager. For electronic access to the bidding documents, please contact the Construction Manager at 952.288.2014 or download at Bidders are responsible for any and all costs associated with the production of plans and specifications for their use.

Each bidder must comply with the following requirements to reassure acknowledgment recognition of their bids:

Bids must be accompanied by bid security in form of certified check, cashier’s check, or bid bond in amount of 5% of base bid submitted, made payable to Owner, as guarantee that bidder will, within ten (10) days after notification of the award of contract, enter into contract in accordance with contract documents and submitted bid and furnish a bond for the full amount of the contract as provided for by law. This deposit will be subject to forfeiture as provided by law.

Certified checks, Cashier’s checks, and bid bonds of the three (3) lowest bidders may be retained until the contract has been awarded and executed, by no longer than 60 days from the date of opening of bids. All other deposits will be refunded promptly.

Completely fill in all blank spaces on the Bid Form, in ink or typewriter, in both words and figures.

Sign in longhand, executed by a principal duly authorized to enter into an agreement. If a bidder is a co-partnership, then signatures on the bid shall be by an authorized member of the firm, with names and addresses of each member of partnership.

Owner may make such investigations as he deems necessary to determine the ability and responsibility of the bidder to perform the work, and any bidder shall furnish to Owner all such information and data for this purpose, as the Owner may request. Owner reserves the right to reject any bid if the evidence submitted by, or investigation of, such bidder fails to satisfy the Owner that such bidder is properly qualified to carry out the obligations of the contract and to complete the Work contemplated therein. The competence and responsibility of bidder will be considered in making an award, including, but not limited to: (1) proof of financial responsibility, (2) quality of similar work, (3) amount of experience with similar projects, (4) facilities, personnel and equipment, (5) reputation for performance, and (6) ability to complete the work within specified time. Owner reserves the right to reject any Bid where there is reasonable doubt as to the qualifications of the bidder.

No bid may be withdrawn within 60 days for the date of opening of bids.

Upon award of Contract, Contractor shall provide AIA A312 Performance and Payment Bonds in the amount of 100% of Contract Sum in accordance with General Conditions and Amendments to General Conditions.
The City Council will consider award of contract at their regular meeting held on August 10th, 2020 at 7:00 PM in the Council Chamber at 590 40th Avenue NE, Columbia Heights, MN 55421.

Each bidder (including subcontract bidder where appropriate) is required to visit the site and to fully inform himself and record his own investigations as to the extent of the Work, the extent of the Work performed by other contractors under other construction packages, conditions under which the Work is to be performed, existing buildings and streets, conditions of the area, existing utilities and other features, type of soil, available facilities and difficulties that may be encountered in connection therewith, and other relevant items which will affect his bid or the Work.

Prior to submitting a bid, each bidder is required to examine all of the bidding requirements, all Contract Documents, all drawings and specifications for the Project (including those primarily for other Subcontracts), become thoroughly familiar with the scope of the Project and all factors and items of work which will affect his bid or the Work, whether shown or specified in documents primarily for Work of others or Work of this Contract.

Submission of a bid shall be proof that such examinations have been made and that bidder has recorded his own investigation and has become thoroughly familiar with all contract documents (including all addenda). The failure or omissions of any bidder to examine any form, instrument or document shall in no way relieve any bidder from any obligation in respect to his bid.

The pre-bid walk through will be held on Wednesday, July 22nd, 2020 at 9:00 AM. All parties attending the walk-through should meet at the north entrance of the parking ramp. All parties are responsible for bringing their own PPE (Personal Protective Equipment). For this walk-through hard hats, safety glasses and enclosed shoes are required. Any questions regarding the pre-bid conference please contact the Construction Manager listed above.

Work must begin after receipt of the signed contract from the Owner and required insurance and P & P bonds are in place. A Pre-construction conference and submittals work related to the project is to commence immediately after receipt of the signed contract. Work on the premises is anticipated to be available to begin on or after August 12, 2020.

Owner requires work to be substantially complete on or before milestone dates as listed in Project Schedule Requirements, Section 01 32 00. Bids shall reflect all costs necessary to meet this schedule requirement.

The City does not discriminate based on disability.

Publish Dates: (LIFE) July 10, 2020