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 St., Cincinnati, Ohio 45202, until 12:00 noon, local time, Tuesday, March 4, 2014, 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 Motz Engineering, 300 West Fourth Street, Suite 300, Cincinnati, OH 45202, phone (513) 621-5400. Bids received after the stated deadline will not be accepted. Bids received by facsimile transmission will not be accepted. Proposals will be publicly opened and read aloud immediately after closing of bids. All interested parties are invited to attend.

Individual lump sum bids for geothermal borefield trade contract are requested. The estimate for these contracts is:

Clifton Branch   $103,000.00
Reading and St. Bernard Branches   $179,200.00
Total $282,200.00

The summary of work for these proposals is:

Provide geothermal borefield including all drilling, piping, etc. at the new Clifton, Reading, and St. Bernard Branches.

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 the Main Library, 800 Vine Street, Cincinnati, Ohio, 45202 on Wednesday, February 19, 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 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 Dept 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Submitted bids shall not be withdrawn for a period of sixty days following the date of the bid opening.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