October 28, 2013

Public Notice · Advertisement for Bids

Sealed bids will be received by the Board of Trustees of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County at the Third Floor Administrative Offices of the Main Public Library, 800 Vine St., Cincinnati, Ohio 45202, until 12:00 noon, local time, Tuesday, November 19, 2013, for furnishing of labor, materials, equipment, services and supervision necessary to complete the project titled:


Proposals shall be in accordance with the Contract Documents prepared by K4 Architecture, LLC, 555 Gest Street, Cincinnati, OH 45203, 513/455-5005. Bids received after the stated deadline will not be accepted. Bids by facsimile transmission will not be accepted. Proposals will be publicly opened and read aloud. All interested parties are invited to attend.

An individual lump sum bid for trade contract TC-01 is requested. The estimate for the contract is:

TC-01 General Trades   $1,965,000.00
Total $1,965,000.00

The Summary of Work for the proposal in TC-01 is:

General Trades work associated with the replacement of 51,000sf of membrane roofing on multiple levels. The proposed work is to include the following:

Remove existing built up roofing system to deck, and install new insulation and modified bitumen membrane roofing system. Install new base flashing, new metal edge counter flashing at wall locations, new metal edge flashing or coping where applicable, new leads at existing roof drains and vent pipe locations, and new flashings at all other penetrations.

Refurbish (3) terraces with new membrane roofing and pavers on pedestals.

Also included will be demolition and removal of abandoned chiller platform and screen, and repairs to existing pipe and tube railing at terraces.

Starting Monday, October 28, 2013, bidders may purchase Contract Documents (full sets only) at the cost of reproduction from ARC Reprographics, 2863 Sharon Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45241, 513/326-2300.

A pre-bid meeting will be held at the Main Library, 800 Vine Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202 on Wednesday, November 6, 2013, at 1:00 p.m.

Bidders shall submit with their bid a bid guaranty in the form of either (1) a combined bid guaranty and contract bond for the full amount of the bid or (2) a certified check, cashier’s check drawn on a solvent bank or irrevocable letter of credit in the sum of ten percent (10%) of the bid amount, including base bid and alternates, as bid security. The bid guaranty shall be in strict compliance with Sections 153.54, 153.57, 153.571, as applicable. The Bidder to whom the contract is awarded will be required to furnish a contract bond in the sum equal to 100% of the proposal.

Bidders shall comply with the Prevailing Rates on public improvements in Hamilton County, Ohio as ascertained and determined by the Ohio Department of Commerce Bureau of Labor & Worker Safety as provided in Section 4115 of the Revised Code of Ohio.

Submitted bids shall not be withdrawn for a period of sixty days following the date of the bid opening. The Owner will award contracts to the lowest responsible bidders.

The Board of Trustees of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County reserves the right to reject any or all bids and to waive informalities in bidding.

By Order of: The Board of Trustees of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, Ohio.