News, Redevelopment Commission

Notice is hereby given, that the City of Martinsville, Morgan County, Indiana, by and through its Redevelopment Commission, herein referred to as the Owner, will receive sealed bids for the construction of the Mitchell Street Lift Station Improvements project.

Sealed bids are invited and may be delivered or forwarded by mail or other courier services addressed to the City of Martinsville Attention: Josh Messmer, P.E., City Engineer, 59 South Jefferson Street, by 2:00 PM on July 10th.  All bids shall be opened and publicly read at that time and location. Bids received after such hour will be returned unopened. All interested citizens are invited to attend and should any citizens require special provisions, such as handicapped modifications or non-English translation personnel, the City will provide such provisions as long as the request is made by July 8th, 2019.

A pre-bid meeting will be held at 10:00 AM Local Time on June 20th at 59 South Jefferson St.  All prime contractors, subcontractors, small, minority or women owned enterprises and other interested parties are invited to attend.

The contract will consist of the following:

Installation of a triplex submersible lift station including a pre-cast concrete wet well structure to contain the pumps and a precast concrete valve vault structure to contain the discharge piping and valves. Variable Frequency Drives (VFDs) are included for the pumps and are to be housed in a new building located on site.  A backup generator is also included. All site work, electrical, piping, access drive, and other associated items as indicated in the contract documents are included.

The existing influent sewers to the existing Mitchell Street Lift Station shall be re-routed to the new wet well. The discharge from the new station shall connect to the existing force main(s). The existing station will be abandoned in place with all above-grade structure components removed.

Plans and Specifications for the Projects are on file and may be examined at the following locations beginning Tuesday, June 11th, 2019.

59 S. Jefferson Street
Martinsville, IN 46151
Phone: 765-342-2342
135 N Pennsylvania St, Suite 2800
Indianapolis, IN 46204
601 S 3rd St
Terre Haute, IN 47807
303 Scribner Drive, Suite 201
New Albany, IN 47150

Complete sets of bidding documents may be viewed at Electronic copies of the bidding documents are available for download at for a non-refundable fee of $20.00. A completed printed set of bidding documents may be ordered at at printing cost to the bidder plus shipping fees.

The work to be performed and the bid to be submitted shall include sufficient and proper sums for all general construction, mechanical installation, labor, materials, permits, licenses, insurance, and so forth incidental to and required for the construction of the facilities.

All Contractors or Sub-Contractors awarded work in excess of $300,000 must be on the Indiana Department of Administration pre-qualified list, as noted in New Paragraph 3.05 of the Instructions to Bidders.  A copy of the list can be viewed at

Each bid must be enclosed in a sealed envelope bearing the title of the Project, the name and address of Bidder and the Division of work.  All bids must be submitted on the bid forms as identified in the Contract Documents and Specifications.

Each bid shall be accompanied by a certified check or acceptable bidder’s bond made payable to the Owner, in a sum of not less than five percent (5%) of the total amount of the highest aggregate bid, which check or bond will be held by the Owner as evidence that the bidder will, if awarded the contract, enter into the same with the Owner upon notification from him to do so within ten (10) days of said notification.

Approved performance and payment bonds guaranteeing faithful and proper performance of the work and materials, to be executed by an acceptable surety company, will be required of the Contractor at the time the Contractor executes the contract. The bond will be in the amount of 100% of the Contract Price and must be in full force and effect throughout the term of the Construction Contract plus a period of twelve (12) months from the date of substantial completion.

The Owner reserves the right to reject any bid, or all bids, or to accept any bid or bids, or to make such combination of bids as may seem desirable, and to waive any and all informalities in bidding.  Any bid may be withdrawn prior to the above-scheduled time for the opening of bids or authorized postponement thereof.  Any bid received after the time and date specified shall not be considered.  No bid may be withdrawn after the scheduled closing time for receipt of bids for at least ninety (90) days.

A conditional or qualified Bid will not be accepted. Award will be made to the low, responsive, responsible bidder.

All applicable laws, ordinances, and the rules and regulations of all authorities having jurisdiction over construction of the projects shall apply to the Projects throughout.

Bids shall be properly and completely executed on bid forms included in the Specifications.  Bids shall include all information requested by Indiana Form 96 (Revised 2013) included with the Specifications.  Under Section III of Form 96, the Bidder shall submit a financial statement.  A copy of the proposed Financial Statement to be submitted with the bid is included in the bid documents section to these specifications.  The Owner may make such investigations as deemed necessary to determine the ability of the Bidder to perform the work and the Bidder shall furnish to the Owner all such information and data for this purpose as the Owner may request.  The 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 Agreement and to complete the work contemplated therein.

Each Bidder is responsible for inspecting the Project site(s) and for reading and being thoroughly familiar with the Contract Documents and Specifications.  The failure or omission of any Bidder to do any of the foregoing shall in no way relieve any Bidder from any obligation with respect to its Bid.

Bidder is required to submit with bid a written plan for an employee drug testing program that complies with IC 4-13-18-5 and IC 4-13-18-6.