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CIZ1814 - "WATER AND WASTEWATER MAIN REPLACEMENTS AT VARIOUS LOCATIONS, CONTRACT NO. 18-173/174."

Dallas Water Utilities, 320 E. Jefferson Blvd., Rm. 215, Dallas, TX, 75203.

There will be a Pre-Bid Meeting: Thursday, May 16, 2019 at 9:00 AM, at 2121 Main Street; 3rd Floor Training Room; Dallas, Texas 75201.

Plans & Specifications cost $20.00 for Full-Size Set, or $5.00 for Plans & Specs on CD, Non-Refundable; Available Friday, May 3, 2019 at Dallas Water Utilities, 320 E. Jefferson Blvd., Rm. 215, Dallas, TX, 75203. Electronic version of Plans and Specifications can be obtained at the following City of Dallas ftp web site from an Internet Explorer ftp://ftp.dallascityhall.com. IF YOU DOWNLOAD SPECS, PLANS, AND PROPOSALS FROM ftp://ftp.dallascityhall.com, PLEASE CALL 214-948-4571 OR 214-948-4540 SO YOU CAN BE PLACED ON THE PLAN HOLDERS LIST AND BE NOTIFIED OF ANY ADDENDA.

Project Manager: James Wellington, P.E.; 214-948-4552

Bid Due Date: Friday, May 24, 2019

Bid Opening Date: Friday, May 24, 2019

 

TEXAS WATER DEVELOPMENT BOARD INSTRUCTIONS TO BIDDERS

 

1.  Contingent Award of Contract

This contract is contingent upon release of funds from the Texas Water Development Board. Any contract(s) awarded under this Invitation for Bids is/are expected to be funded in part by a loan or loan with principal forgiveness from the Texas Water Development Board and a grant from the United States Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. EPA. Neither the State of Texas, the U.S. EPA, nor any of its departments, agencies, or employees, are or will be a party to this Invitation for Bids or any resulting contract.

 

2.  Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Goals

The Texas Water Development Board's (TWDB) Clean Water and Drinking Water State Revolving Fund programs receive federal funds from the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). As a condition of federal grant awards, EPA regulations require that loan recipients make a "good faith effort" to award a fair share of work to Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (D B E) who are Minority Business Enterprises (MBE's), and Women-owned Business Enterprises (WBE's) whenever procuring construction, supplies, services and equipment. More information on DBE requirements is available in the Supplemental Contract Conditions section of this guidance No. 14. Disadvantaged Business Enterprises.

 

The current fair share goals for the State of Texas are as follows:

 

CATEGORY                   MBE                 WBE

 

CONSTRUCTION   2.94%8.72%
EQUIPMENT                      7.12%.             5.39%
SUPPLIES                           9.68%              9.34%
SERVICES                          10.84%            5.72%

 

3.  Davis-Bacon Wage Rate Requirements

(a) Davis-Bacon prevailing wage requirements apply to the construction, alteration or repair of treatment works carried out, in whole or in part, with assistance made available by the Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) or a construction project financed, in whole or in part, from the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF).

(b) The Davis-Bacon prevailing wage requirements apply to Contractors and Subcontractors performing on federally funded or assisted contracts in excess of $2,000 for the construction, alteration or repair (including painting) of a treatment works project under the CWSRF or a construction project under the DWSRF.

(c) For prime contracts in excess of $100,000, Contractors and Subcontractors must also, under the provisions of the Contract Work Hours and Safety Standards Act, as amended, pay laborers and mechanics, including guards and watchmen, at least one and one-half times their regular rate of pay for all hours worked over 40 in a workweek.

The Fair Labor Standards Act may also apply to Davis-Bacon covered contracts.

(d) Any contracts in excess of $2,000 must include the provisions of the Davis-Bacon Wage Rate Requirements. If the Owner (sub-recipient) is a governmental entity such as a city or district, it must insert in full the contract clauses found in TWDB Guidance DB-0156, Appendix 1: Section 3, Section 4 if the contract exceeds $100,000, and Section 5.  If the Owner (sub-recipient) is a non-governmental entity such as a water supply corporation or a private company, it must insert in full the contract clauses found in TWDB Guidance DB-

0156, Appendix 2: Section 3, Section 4 if the contract exceeds $100,000, and Section 5. The Owner (sub-recipient) must ensure all prime contracts require the same full text in any subcontracts. See TWDB Guidance DB-0156 for the text of the contract language that must be included.

 

Additional information on Davis-Bacon Wage Rate Requirements and its applicability to this contract can be found in TWDB Guidance DB-0156.

 

4.  American Iron and Steel

Any contract(s) awarded under this Invitation for Bids is/are subject to the American Iron and

Steel (AIS) requirements of 33 U.S.C §1388 for Clean Water State Revolving Fund projects or Public Law 114-113, Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2016, or subsequent appropriations acts, for Drinking Water State Revolving Fund projects. The Contractor must complete the statement of understanding regarding this requirement, found in Supplemental Contract Conditions, Item No. 9.

 

5.  Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age (40 or older), disability, or genetic information.  Bidders on this work will be required to comply with the Department of Labor regulations at 41 CFR Part 60-4, relating to Construction Contractors--Affirmative Action Requirements, which include the President's Executive Order No. 11246, as amended by Executive Order No. 11375 and Executive Order No. 13672, in the award and administration of contracts awarded under TWDB financial assistance agreements.  Failure by the Contractor to carry out these requirements is a material breach, which may result in the termination of the awarded financial assistance.

 

6.  Debarment and Suspension Certification

This contract is subject to the federal requirements of Subpart C of 2 CFR Part 180 and Part

1532 regarding Debarment and Suspension. The Contractor will comply with the assurances provided with the bid that leads to a contract.

 

7.   Bid Guarantee

Each bidder shall furnish a bid guarantee equivalent to five percent of the bid price (Water Code 17.183).  If a bid bond is provided, the Contractor shall utilize a surety company which is authorized to do business in Texas in accordance with Surety Bonds and Related Instruments, Chapter 3503 of the Insurance Code.