Town of Gaston Wastewater Utility Improvements (S16082)


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Sealed Bids for the construction of the Wastewater Utility Improvements will be received, by Town of Gaston, at the office of the Clerk-Treasurer, 107 N. Sycamore St., Gaston, IN 47342, until 6:30 p.m. local time on October 4, 2018, at which time the Bids received will be publicly opened and read.  The Project consists of constructing the following:


The project includes but is not limited to modifications to individual plant processes to improve plant efficiency and effluent quality.  The work includes the conversion of the existing dry/wet pit influent lift station to a submersible wet well; the conversion of the tertiary lagoons to an equalization basin; removal of the existing comminutor; improvements to the existing clarifier drive units; expansion of the existing chlorine contact tank; modifications to the plant aeration system; and all other work required to make fully complete and operational, these plant modifications.


Bids will be received for a single prime Contract.  Bids shall be as shown in the Bid Form.


The Issuing Office for the Bidding Documents is: Commonwealth Engineers, Inc., 7256 Company Drive, Indianapolis, IN 46237.  Prospective Bidders may examine the Bidding Documents at the Issuing Office on Mondays through Fridays between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and may obtain copies of the Bidding Documents from the Issuing Office as described below.

Bidding Documents also may be examined at the office of the Town of Gaston, 107 N. Sycamore St., Gaston, IN 47342, on Mondays through Fridays between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.


The Contract Documents, Specifications and Drawings will be provided via the web-based service of Commonwealth Engineers, Inc. at  The plan holder will receive an email link to the PDF downloadable documents upon payment of a non-refundable fee of One Hundred and 00/100 Dollars ($100.00) plus 7% sales tax, per project division desired


One set of printed Contract Documents, Specifications and Drawings may be obtained upon payment of an additional non-refundable fee of Two Hundred and 00/100 Dollars ($200.00) plus 7% sales tax, per project division desired, via the web-based service of Commonwealth Engineers, Inc. at  Requests for Contract Documents and Specifications and Drawings must also include a return street address; post office box numbers are not acceptable. 


Contract Documents will not be sold separate from the web-based service (i.e. All plan holders will be required to purchase through the web-based service).  Partial sets of Contract Documents, Specifications and Drawings are not available.  Questions pertaining to this project may be directed to Commonwealth Engineers, Inc. at (317) 888-1177 or FAX at (317) 887-8641 or email to


All addenda, which may be issued for this Project, will only be issued to each plan holder via email.  For those whom also purchase printed Contract Documents, printed addenda will be provided as well.  All plan holders shall note, the printed documents are provided as a courtesy and do not preclude the plan holder from relying upon the web/email based materials (i.e. delays in mail delivery will not be considered relevant due to all contract document holders access to materials via web/email).


No refunds will be issued for this project.


The OWNER reserves the right to reject any bid, or all bids, or to accept any bid or bids, or to make such combination of bids as may seem desirable, and to waive any and all informalities in bidding.  Any bid may be withdrawn prior to the above scheduled time for the opening of bids or authorized postponement thereof.  Any bid received after the time and date specified shall not be considered.  NO bid may be withdrawn after the scheduled closing time for receipt of bids for at least one hundred fifty (150) days. 


A pre-bid conference will be held at 10:00 a.m. local time on September 13, 2018 at the Town Hall, 107 N. Sycamore St., Gaston, IN 47342.  Attendance at the pre-bid conference is highly encouraged but is not mandatory.


Bid security shall be furnished in accordance with the Instructions to Bidders.


Section 746 of Title VII of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2017 (Division A - Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2017) and subsequent statutes mandating domestic preference applies an American Iron and Steel requirement to this project. All listed iron and steel products used in this project must be produced in the United States. The term “iron and steel products” means the following products made primarily of iron or steel: lined or unlined pipes and fittings, manhole covers and other municipal castings, hydrants, tanks, flanges, pipe clamps and restraints, valves, structural steel, reinforced precast concrete, and construction materials. The deminimis and minor components waiver {add project specific waivers as applicable} apply to this contract.


Owner: Town of Gaston

By:          Tanya Hiatt

Title:      Town Council President

Date:     August 30, 2018



Town of Gaston
Wastewater Utility Improvements
Bid Date: October 4, 2018 @ 6:30pm
Pre-Bid Date: September 13th, 2018 @ 10:00am

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