February 14, 2014

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 Street, Cincinnati, Ohio, 45202, until 12:00 noon, local time, Tuesday, March 4, 2014, for furnishing all labor, materials, equipment, services and supervision necessary to complete the project titled:


Proposals shall be in accordance with the Contract Documents prepared by McClorey & Savage, Architects, Ltd., 5757 Mariemont Avenue, Suite 101, Cincinnati, Ohio 45227, phone (513) 527-8640. Bids received after the stated deadline will not be accepted. Bids by facsimile or e-mail will not be accepted. Proposals will be publicly opened and read aloud immediately after closing of bids. 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   $2,836,000.00
Total $2,836,000.00

The summary of the work for this proposal is:

Complete renovation and remodeling of a 10,000 sq. ft. 1895 residence into a branch library. The project includes the addition of an elevator, back entrance, new mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems, and a parking lot. With the additions, the total building square footage is 12,000 sq. ft.

Starting Friday, February 14, 2014, bidders may purchase Contract Documents (full sets only) at the cost of reproduction from ARC Document Solutions, 7157 E. Kemper Road, Cincinnati, Ohio, 45242, (513) 326-2300.

A pre-bid meeting will be held at 3400 Brookline Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio, 45220, on Thursday, February 20, 2014 at 10:00 a.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 (10%) percent 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 Wage 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 bidder.

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.