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D3 Head Start Fence Lake Lena

The Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe, Community Development office will be accepting sealed lump sum bids for a commercial chain link fencing project to be performed at the D3 Lake Lena Head Start as well as a repair of the DI Head Start fence. Bids will be due Wednesday 7 September 2022 at 3:00 PM. Bids received will be opened and qualified by the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe on Thursday 8 September 2022 at 10:00 AM.

A mandatory pre-bid site visit will be held on: Thursday August 25th at 1:00 PM at the D3 Lake Lena Head Start located 63925 OJIBWE RD; Sandstone, MN 55072.

General Notes:

  1. It is the Contractors responsibility to identify any and all discrepancies in the scope of work, not meeting Industry Standards or that which is inconsistent with the International Building Code (IBC), and Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe 2016 MLB Project Specification Book.
  2. All electrical wiring, apparatus and equipment for electric light, heat and power, technology circuits or systems shall comply with the rules of the Department of Commerce or the Department of Labor and Industry, as applicable, and be installed in conformity with accepted standards of construction for safety to life and property.
  3. Contractor must reconnect all utilities, service panel or service feed. Also includes gas, propane. Include such equipment or materials identified in the pre-bid conference.
  4. Contractor will secure all permits and fees.
  5. Contractor is responsible for a thorough investigation of the scope of work.
  6. Contractor will repair any damage to the property or structure created by the scope of work.
  7. Contractor shall be responsible for all debris removal related to all work performed under this work scope.
  8. NO WORK SHALL BE PERFORMED UNTIL ALL REQUIRED PERMITS HAVE BEEN ISSUED AND COPIES IN THE POSSESSION OF THE PROJECT COORDINATOR AND /OR MILLE LACS BAND BUILDING OFFICIAL.

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT WILL, TO THE GREATEST EXTENT FEASIBLE, GIVE PREFERENCE IN THE AWARD OF CONTRACT TO INDIAN ORGANIZATIONS AND INDIAN-OWNED ECONOMIC ENTERPRISES.

Work Scope:

  1. See attached Building Site Plan for fencing layout.
  2. Contractor shall be responsible for on-site utility identification, prior to installation.
  3. Contractor shall be responsible for permitting through MLB.
  4. Install 359ft of new 4ft high galvanized chain link fence, include an additional 25ft of fencing for a total of 384ft. Only actual ft of installed fence will be billed.
  5. Install three (3) gates per site plan, gates are to be 4ft wide.
  6. Install one (1) sliding cantilevered gate, gate to be 12ft wide.
  7. Remove and dispose of 309ft of existing chain link fence.
  8. Project is considered commercial and Commercial Davis-Bacon wage rates shall apply. Certified Payroll will be collected.
  9. Performance and payment bonds are required.
  10. Approved TERO plan required
  11. Contractor shall include 0.5% TERO tax fee in base bid if exceeds $25,000. Submission of receipt for paid TERO fee is required with application for final payment.

SECTION 02830 - FENCES AND GATES

PART 1 GENERAL

1.01 SUMMARY
A. Section Includes:

  1. Chain link fence.
  2. Gates.
    1.02 REFERENCES
    A. ASTM A53, Specification for Pipe, Steel, Black and Hot-Dipped, Zinc-Coated Welded and
    Seamless.
    B. ASTM A392, Specification for Zinc-Coated Steel Chain-Link Fence Fabric.
    C. Chain Link Fence Manufacturers Institute (CLFMI) Product Manual.

PART 2 PRODUCTS

2.01 FENCE POSTS
A. The pipe shall be round steel pipe with galvanized coating, Allied Tube SS30, in the
following diameters:

  1. Posts
    a. Fence height: 4’
    b. Corner Posts: 3” O.D.
    c. Top, Intermediate and Bottom Rails: 1 5/8” O.D.
  2. Intermediate or Diagonal Bracing: 1 5/8” O.D.
  3. Gate Posts: refer to Manufacturers recommendations.
  4. Gate Frames: refer to Manufacturers recommendations.
    B. The above pipe diameters are the minimum allowable. The actual pipe diameters and
    weights of the fence posts and rails shall be determined by the installer based on local
    building codes, fence heights, wind speed design requirements and coverage of the fence
    fabric with windscreens, plywood or other wind blocking materials.
    SECTION 02830 – FENCES & GATES
    Page 2
    2.02 FENCE FABRIC
    A. For Standard Fences: Zinc-coated (ASTM 392) steel wire fabric, 9 gauge, 2-inch square
    with a minimum coating of 1.2 oz per sq. ft. of surface area. The top and bottom selvages
    shall be knuckled, unless otherwise specified.
    B. Fasteners.
  5. To terminal posts:
    a. Tension bars: Minimum 1/4 inch by 3/4 inch.
    b. Clamps: 12 gauge by 1 inch wide.
    c. Carriage bolts: Minimum 5/16-inch diameter.
  6. To line posts: Wire: 6-gauge aluminum.
  7. To rails: Wire: 6-gauge aluminum.
    C. Tension and Brace Bands.
  8. The tension and brace bands shall be 0.078” by 3/4” for posts less than 4” O.D. with
    5/16” diameter galvanized carriage bolts.
  9. The tension and brace bands shall be 0.108” by 7/8” for posts 4” O.D. and larger
    with 5/16” diameter galvanized carriage bolts.
    D. Tension Bars.
  10. The tension bars shall be a minimum of 3/16” by 3/4” galvanized steel or vinyl
    coated where used with vinyl coated fences.
    E. Tie Wire.
  11. The tie wire shall be 6 gauge aluminum wire.
    F. Accessories.
  12. Provide galvanized steel or malleable iron post caps, sleeves, clamps,
    hinges, gate latches, keepers, and all other accessories required
    for the complete installation of the chain link fence and gates. Provide vinyl coated
    accessories for all vinyl coated fences.
    2.03 RAILS
    A. Top and bottom rails shall be installed on all standard fences. Install center rails on fences 6’
    and higher.
    B. Top, center, and bottom rails shall be installed on all tennis court fences.
    C. Install rails for relocated backstops to original configuration.
    2.04 DOME CAPS
    A. Galvanized malleable steel dome caps shall be provided at all posts.
    2.05 GATE ACCESSORIES
    A. Gate hinges shall be galvanized steel of adequate strength to support the gate with large
    bearing surfaces for clamping the gate in position. The hinges shall not twist or turn under
    the action of the gate under any conditions of use or abuse.
    B. Locking devices shall be galvanized steel with a central locking device for double gates and a
    forked latch for single gates.
    C. Disability gate latches shall be galvanized steel with an extended lever to lift the forked latch
    on single gate.
    2.06 BRACING
    A. The fence bracing shall be 1-5/8 inch outside diameter pipe as required.

PART 3 EXECUTION

3.01 INSTALLATION
A. Remove and dispose of brush, trees, and other obstructions that interfere with construction of
the fence.
B. Lay out and measure the fence line parallel to the contour of the ground.
C. Post Setting.

  1. Set standard corner, end, intermediate pull, and gate posts into concrete footings with
    a minimum diameter of 12 inches and a minimum depth of 54 inches. Place the
    posts such that bottom of the footing is 6 inches deeper than the bottom of the post.
    Place the concrete in a continuous pour and tamp around the posts for consolidation.
    Line posts may be air driven to a minimum depth of 4 feet. The top of the posts shall
    not be deformed at completion. Replace all deformed or damaged posts.
  2. Crown the tops of the footings to shed water.
  3. Space standard fence posts a maximum of 10 feet on-center.
    D. Posts and Rails.
  4. Set the terminal posts at the beginning and the end of each continuous, straight-line
    length of fence and at abrupt changes in vertical or horizontal alignment.
  5. Set line posts at intervals stated above, measured parallel to the grade of the fence.
  6. Install intermediate pull posts at a maximum interval of 200 feet.
  7. Install a continuous top rail. Install the top rail through loop caps on the line posts.
    Provide sleeve splices in the top rail and only cut the pipe at the ends of runs. Install
    a bottom rail with terminations at each post. Install middle rails as specified.
  8. Provide horizontal bracing at corner posts, terminal posts, and intermediate pull
    posts. Install the bracing at the mid-height of the fence, between the corner,
    terminal, or pull posts and the next adjacent line post. Fasten the bracing to the posts
    with brace bands and carriage bolts.
    E. Fabric.
  9. Stretch the fabric and tension wire, if applicable, to the proper tension between the
    terminal posts as recommended by the manufacturer. Fasten the fabric securely to
    the framework.
  10. Attach the fabric to the terminal posts with tension bar clamps and carriage bolts.
  11. Attach the fabric to the line posts at intervals of 14” on center, and to the top, middle
    and bottom rails at intervals of 14” on center for all standard fences.
  12. Install the fabric a maximum of 1” above the finished elevations.
    F. Gates.
  13. Provide manually operated, cantilever slide gates of the sizes indicated. Furnish all required
    hardware, latches, and locking devices.
  14. Assemble the gate frames with welds or with specially fabricated fittings. Paint
    welds with aluminum based paint upon completion.
  15. Attach the gate fabric to the gate frame at 14” intervals on all sides. Use the same
    fabric as the adjacent fence.
  16. Provide latches, plunger bar if required, and padlock hasps at all gates.
    G. Adjustments.
  17. Hardware and Accessories.
    a. Adjust all hardware, including cantilever gate tracks and rollers, latches, and
    locking devices for the proper operation without sticking, binding, or dragging.

Bid Alternate #1: Provide Unit cost per lineal foot for extra fencing. If no extra fencing is utilized, this unit cost will be used to determine credit back to the Owner.

Specified Product Substitutions: All proposed product substitutions must be approved by the Project Coordinator 5 days prior to bid. Any approved substitutions, will be made available to all bidders.

Contacts:
Interested bidders shall contact Mike Moilanen, Director of Planning and Project Management, at mike.moilanen@millelacsband.com to be included on the bidder’s list in the event that any addendums are issued for this project.

Mobilization:

  1. The Contractor shall be capable of mobilizing his equipment and crews within seven days of the receipt of Notice to Proceed.
  2. Contractor shall provide means and methods for all building phases of construction.

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT/PROJECT MANAGEMENT RESERVES THE RIGHT TO REJECT ANY AND ALL BIDS FOR ANY REASON.

Bidding Notes

Bidding Notes

  1. Submit proposal in lump sum (supply and install), not to exceed amount
  2. All Contractors (including subcontractors) must comply with Commercial Davis Bacon wage requirements.
  3. All Contractors are encourage to provide the following along with their bid submittal:
    a. Completed and signed MLB Community Development Construction Bid Form (Required)
    b. A copy of Current MLB Vendor’s License (or a copy of the submitted application)
    c. A copy of Current Insurance Certificate
    d. A copy of Subcontractor/Material Supplier list
    e. A copy of valid State of Minnesota Contractor’s License (if applicable)
    f. A copy of Authorized Signature Sheet (submitted with first bid submittal)
  4. All Contractors must comply with all Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe American Indian Employment requirements (see 18 MLBSA § 5). Contact Lori Trail at (320) 532-4778.

All proposals MUST be mailed and labeled as follows:

Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe
Commissioner of Community Development
Sealed bid: D3 Head Start Fence
P.O. Box 509
Onamia, MN 56359

Please note that the bids submitted via mail to the P.O. Box. FedEx and UPS will not deliver to a P.O. Box and the Onamia post office will not accept hand delivered items. Please plan accordingly to ensure the timely receipt of your bid submittal. Do not require delivery signature.

**The Band reserves the right to reject any bid that it is unable to collect at the Onamia post office by the bid deadline date and time, provided that the Band has made diligent and reasonable efforts to collect the bid. The Band reserves this right even in the event that the bid has been postmarked before the deadline.

PROPOSALS NOT SUBMITTED IN THIS MANNER WILL BE REJECTED.

Licensing:

  1. Firms must be licensed with the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe. A copy of this license (or the license application) must accompany each bid. Licensing process can take several weeks. If you are not currently licensed with the MLBO, please submit a copy of your license application along with your proposal. Contact Elizabeth Thornbloom at (320)532-8274 or via email at EThornbloom@grcasinos.com with questions regarding licensing and for the license application.

Permit and Contractor Requirements:
Permits: Contractors are responsible to attain all necessary permits for all work, including Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe (MLBO) Permits.

Bonding Requirements: In accordance with 2016 MLB Project Specification Book.

MLBSA Section 17 Procurement Statue Ordinance 03-06 states the following:

Section 17. Bonding

A. In construction contracts that are federally funded or deemed commercial, bonding is required. These types of contracts shall demand a performance bond not less than twenty (20%) percent of the total contract price, but not to exceed $500,000.00. A performance bond requirement is to ensure that, if a contractor defaults, the Band may request that the surety pay the expense incurred to complete the construction contract.

B. In addition, all construction contracts identified as federally funded or commercial shall be covered by a payment bond equal to one payment installment or cover subcontractors/suppliers as determined by the Contracting Officer or his agents. The payment bond must contain language stating that if the contractor fails to make a payment to its subcontractors/suppliers, the surety will make the necessary payment.