Grass Lake Dike Restoration

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Grass Lake Dike Restoration


The Madison Metropolitan Sewerage District will receive sealed proposals for the Grass Lake Dike Restoration until 2:00 p.m., local time, on Thursday, July 14, 2022.  Bids will ONLY be received and accepted via the online electronic bid service through All bids will be publicly read aloud during a virtual meeting immediately following 2:00 p.m. A meeting invitation will be provided to all Planholders and upon request.

All work is located at Section 30, T6N, R10E, Dane County, Wisconsin (42.959170N 089.349252W). The Contractor shall provide all materials, labor, equipment and services necessary for restoration of an eroding earthen dike that separates Grass Lake from Grass Lake Tributary to Oregon Branch Badfish Creek, for the Madison Metropolitan Sewerage District (Owner).

Work includes, but is not limited to, improvements to approximately 650 feet of access driveway prior to construction, abandonment of seven monitoring wells, rebuilding approximately 4,600 linear feet of the dike, constructing approximately 1,630 linear feet of stone toe, approximately 1,000 linear feet of floodplain benches, 3 cross vanes and 8 J-hooks as in-stream flow deflection structures, replacement of a culvert, and seeding and blanketing of the restored dike.

A mandatory pre‐bid meeting will be held virtually Tuesday, June 28, 2022, at 1:00 p.m. A District-led site tour will begin at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 30, 2022. Attending the site tour is not mandatory and is not a requirement for bidding on the project. Pre‐bid meeting invitations and site tour directions will be provided to all Planholders.

All prospective bidders must be qualified for this specific work. Before proposals will be accepted for the work contemplated herein, the Owner will conduct such investigation as is necessary to determine the performance record and ability of the prospective bidders/subcontractors to perform the size and type of work specified in the Contract Documents.  All prospective bidders must submit qualifications for review and approval by the District. Subcontractors are not required to submit qualifications. 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 prequalification due date (using the form provided) of their intent to prequalify for this specific work. Prequalification applications must be completed and submitted to the District office no later than 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 28, 2022. Bidders will be notified only of disqualification no later than Friday, July 1, 2022. Bids received from bidders without prequalification documents on file with the District will not be opened. Bids will not be accepted from contractors that have been debarred or suspended by the federal government (listed on the federal “Excluded Parties List”).

Complete digital project Bidding Documents will be available approximately Thursday, June 16, 2022, at  Bidders may download the digital Bidding Documents for a fee by inputting Quest Project #6619296 on the website’s project search page. To be considered a Planholder for bids, a Contractor must register with and purchase the Bidding Documents. Registering as a Planholder is required for all prime contractors and recommended for subcontractors as Planholders will receive automatic notice of addenda and other Bidding Document updates via QuestCDN. Please contact at 952-233-1632 or for assistance in free membership registration, downloading and working with this digital project information. No paper Bidding Documents will be provided.

To access the electronic bid form, download the project Bidding Documents and click on the online bid button at the top of the bid advertisement page. Bids will only be received and accepted via the online electronic bid service through Prospective bidders must be on the Planholder list through QuestCDN for bids to be accepted. Bid amounts must be entered into the online bidding service form, and all prospective bidders shall allow themselves adequate time to access the online electronic bid service and submit their bid.

All questions regarding the project shall be directed to Jeff Klawes, Project Engineer, Madison Metropolitan Sewerage District,

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, 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.

MMSD encourages disadvantaged business enterprises (DBE), including women business enterprises (WBE) and minority-owned businesses (MBE), to submit bid proposals.

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 Bidder to whom a Contract is awarded shall furnish a Performance Bond and a Payment Bond each in an amount equal to the Contract Price.

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

Bradley J. Murphy, Secretary
Madison, Wisconsin
June 16 and 23, 2022

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