Engineering Projects for Bid


The Madison Metropolitan Sewerage District will receive proposals for 2021 Televising and Cleaning.  Proposals will be received until 2:00 p.m. local time on Thursday, May 27, 2021, at which time all proposals will be made publicly available. All interested parties are encouraged to attend the bid opening virtually.

The project involves the televising and/or cleaning of approximately 36,626 lineal feet of sanitary sewer for the base bid and 16,929 lineal feet of sanitary sewer for the alternate bid.  The project will be awarded based on the lowest base bid pricing. Alternate bid total will be considered after the accepted base bid and will either be accepted or rejected in entirety.

The project includes sections of MMSD’s West Interceptor and Extensions in the Pump Station 5 and 15 services areas, Southeast Interceptor – Pump Station 9 to Southeast Interceptor-Dutch Mill Extension, Blooming Grove Extension, Blooming Grove Extension to the Northeast Interceptor, Northeast Interceptor Replacement, Waunakee-DeForest Extension, Far East Interceptor to Southeast Interceptor. Pipes are located in areas within the City of Madison, City of Middleton and City of Monona. Pipe size range from 12” to 63.” Pipe materials include reinforced concrete pipe, cast iron, vitrified clay, ductile iron and polyvinyl chloride pipe. Pipe age ranges from 22 to 90 years old.

For this project, bids will ONLY be received and accepted via the online electronic bid service through To access the electronic bid form, download the project documents and click the online bidding button at the top of the advertisement.

A mandatory preā€bid meeting to review the project and answer bidders’ questions will be held virtually Wednesday, May 19, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. Meeting invites will be sent to pre-qualified bidders. A District-led site tour will begin at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 20, 2021 at 1610 Moorland Road, Madison, Wisconsin. Attending the site tour is not mandatory and is not a requirement for bidding on the project.

All bidders must be pre-qualified for this specific work. All contractors seeking to become pre-qualified for this type of work must provide written documentation that their personnel have adequate experience and training in the televising and cleaning of sanitary pipelines and that the equipment to be used is commercially acceptable and meets all requirements of the specifications. For the contractor to be qualified, they must have 1,600 feet minimum of televising cable and be capable of jetting up to 1,600 feet at one time. The contractor must have PACP-certified data collection software capable of generating televising data in database format.

All prospective bidders must submit qualifications for review and approval by the District. Prequalification applications will be distributed with the Contract documents or can be obtained from the District.  Bidders who have already submitted prequalification documentation to the District within the current calendar year need not resubmit, but must notify the District in writing by the due date (using the form provided) of their desire to prequalify for this specific work.  Prequalification applications must be completed and emailed to no later than 4:00 p.m. (local time) on Monday, May 17, 2021. Bidders will be notified only of disqualification no later than 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 18, 2021. If a bidder has not filed the prequalification application, their proposal shall not be opened.

Complete digital project bidding documents are available at WWW.QUESTCDN.COM.  Bidders may download the digital plan documents for $30 by inputting Quest Project 7810467 on the website’s project search page. Please contact at 952-233-1632 or for assistance in free membership registration, downloading, and working with this digital project information. No paper Plan Documents will be provided.

All questions regarding the project shall be directed to Jen Hurlebaus, Collection System Engineer, Madison Metropolitan Sewerage District at

Bid security in an amount equal to at least 5% of the bid amount shall accompany each Bid in Accordance with the Instructions to Bidders. 

The District reserves the right to reject any or all proposals or to waive any technicality and accept any proposal that may, in its opinion, be advantageous to the District.

Contract letting is subject to the provisions of Section 66.0901, 66.0903, 200.11, 779.15, Wisconsin Statutes.

In connection with the performance of work under this contract, the contractor agrees not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of age, race, religion, color, handicap, sex, physical condition, developmental disability, or national origin. This provision shall include, but not be limited to, the following:  employment, upgrading, demotion, or transfer; recruitment or recruitment advertising; layoff and termination; rates of pay or other forms of compensation; and selection for training, including apprenticeship.  The contractor further agrees to post in conspicuous places, available for employees and applicants for employment, notices setting forth the provisions of this nondiscrimination clause.

Published by authority of the Commissioners of the Madison Metropolitan Sewerage District.

                                 Mary Swanson, Secretary
                                  Madison, Wisconsin
                                   May 6 and 13, 2021