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Reclaim Basins Lime Sludge Removal

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Bid Alert No: 00000539952

Bid Title: Reclaim Basins Lime Sludge Removal

Agency Bid No. Title: 416-174

Received Date: 04/11/2016

Close Date: 04/21/2016

Purchase Type: completion by 6/30/16

Delivery Point: Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Delivery Date: Not Stated

Special Notices: Questions Due By 04/14/2016 05:00 PM, Pre-Bid Conference 04/14/2016 09:00 AM


Specifications include, but are not limited to:. 4.0 SCOPE OF WORK, SPECIFICATIONS 4.1 Background - The City of Cedar Rapids is seeking bids from qualified Contractors for the reclaim basins lime sludge removal project at the J Avenue Water Treatment Plant, 761 J Avenue NE, Cedar Rapids, Iowa. 4.2 Scope of Work 4.2.1 Contractor shall remove lime sludge from two (2) reclaim basins at the J Avenue Water Treatment Plant. 4.2.2 This is wet sludge, not dewatered sludge. The density is 25-30% with a consistency similar to a very thick pancake batter. 4.2.3 One (1) basin is 60 in diameter, the other basin is 90 in diameter. The basins are approximately 15 deep on the outsides and 20 deep in the center. The floor slopes inward from the sides. 4.2.4 Each basin has approximately 4 feet of lime sludge to be removed. The estimated quantity of wet sludge is 37,000 cubic feet. The City does not guarantee that the quantities estimated will be accurate for the upcoming contract period. However, the estimates are as accurate as we are able to determine. Actual quantities, whether lesser or greater than estimated, will not affect the firm fixed price as bid and accepted for the term of the contract. 4.2.5 Contractor is responsible for providing its own calculations of sludge quantity. 4.2.6 Lime sludge shall be disposed of in the nearby sludge lagoon. This lagoon is approximately 1.5 miles from the reclaim basins. The roads are all hard surfaced. 4.2.7 Contractor shall ensure that all loads are properly secured and transported without threat of harm to the general public, private property and public infrastructure. 4.2.8 Equipment used to remove sludge must not be equipment used in dewatering waste water or waste sludge. 4.2.9 Contractor shall ensure that all boots, hoses, equipment, etc. are disinfected prior to the beginning of this project. The Citys Project Manager must inspect the equipment prior to Contractor beginning the work. 4.2.10 If it is not disinfected, Contractor shall be responsible for all costs associated with sanitizing the basins. If clean, sanitized equipment is used, the basins do not need to be sanitized after completion. 4.2.11 Contractor shall use a vacuum or pumping system to withdraw the wet lime sludge from the basins. 4.2.12 Only one (1) basin can be worked on at a time. The City will inspect the first basin and notify Contractor that they may begin work on the second basin. 4.2.13 Basins are classified as non-permit required confined space entry. Contractor shall provide, at minimum, one (1) gas monitor and two (2) people at all times during this project. 4.3 Contractors Employees Any person making deliveries to or working on City property must be identifiable by uniform, proper identification and a marked vehicle. The Contractor shall only furnish employees who are competent and skilled for work under the Contract. If, in the opinion of the City, an employee of the Contractor is incompetent or disorderly, refuses to perform in accordance with the terms and conditions of the Contract, threatens or uses abusive language while on City property, or is otherwise unsatisfactory, that employee shall be removed from all work under the Contract. 4.4 On-Site Work Hours Hours of work must adhere to the City noise ordinance. In Commercial areas work may be performed during the hours of 6:30 am to 6:30 pm, Monday through Saturday, except as otherwise indicated. In Residential areas work may be performed during the hours of 7:00 am to 6:30 pm, Monday through Saturday, except as otherwise indicated. Weekday Extended Hours (COMMERCIAL AREAS ONLY): Until 8:00 pm. Notify City 24 hours in advance of extended hours work.Request for Bid - Reclaim Basins Lime Sludge Removal (#PUR0416-174) Page 10 of 244.5 Safety 4.5.1 Contractor will ensure that its employees observe and exercise all necessary caution and discretion so as to avoid injury to person or damage to property of any and all kinds. All buildings, equipment and furnishings shall be protected by the Contractor from damage, which might be done or caused by work performed under the Contract. Such damages to the foregoing shall be repaired and/or replaced by approved methods so as to restore the damaged areas to their original condition at the expense of the Contractor. The Contractor shall erect, install, and maintain all temporary public walks, warning signs, barricades, and other protective means as may be necessary for the protection of the public from injury. Contractor certifies that all items or service delivered herein comply with all ANSI Standards and with the Federal Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, as applicable. 4.5.2 Contractor shall exercise the utmost care when working on City property. The Contractor shall be responsible for, and indemnify and hold the City harmless from all damage to the facility that may occur during this project. Any damage that may occur shall be reported to the City immediately. The City may direct the Contractor to undertake immediate and reasonable steps to repair and remediate any damage. The Contractor shall maintain a written log describing all property damage reports, and the Contractors activities to repair and remediate. This log shall include the dates for each damage report, pictures, contact information and resolution. If property damaged by the Contractor is not repaired or remediated in a timely basis as directed by the City, and to the satisfaction of the City, the City may, at its option, have the damage repaired at the Contractors expense to be reimbursed to the City. 4.6 Subcontracts Assignments No part of this project will be subcontracted or assigned without prior written consent of the City, excluding any emergency work. Any Subcontractor or assignee must meet the same qualifications in their field as the prime Contractor. Contractor shall be responsible for any payments to Subcontractors. Subcontractors must meet all requirements as specified in this contract (i.e. training, safety, insurance, etc.).4.7 Water - Contractor Safety Training 4.7.1 Contractors and Subcontractors performing construction, renovation, demolition, installation, maintenance or repair operations in or on Cedar Rapids Water Plant Facilities are responsible for ensuring that all of their employees, including subcontractor employees, attend and pass a one-hour Water Utilities Contractor Safety Orientation Course prior to starting work. 4.7.2 The purpose of this training program is to ensure that Contractors are informed of the presence and type of hazards in or near their work areas at the Water Treatment Plant sites; are made aware of the Water Utilities expectations regarding safety compliance and the control of worksite hazards; and to ensure the safety of Water Utility employees and the public who may be in close proximity to Contractor operations. 4.7.3 This site-specific Water Utilities Contractor Safety Orientation Course is a computer-based training (CBT) program that is presented and administered by Kirkwood Community College. The cost of the training is $35.00 per person and can be arranged by calling 319-398-5893. The Contractor safety orientation training must be completed on an annual basis. 4.7.4 Please note that the Water Utilities Contractor Safety Orientation CBT Course is only available in an English-language version. If the Contractor or Subcontractors have any non-English speaking employees, the employer is responsible for providing translation of the training material for their employees. Contact Kirkwood Community College in advance to make the appropriate arrangements if this is necessary. 4.8 Workmanship, Materials & Equipment Unless otherwise provided in the Contract requirements and specification, the Contractor shall furnish all labor, materials and equipment for satisfactory Contract performance. When not specifically identified in the specifications, such materials and equipment shall be of suitable type and grade for the purpose

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Product Code: 96871

Agency Information

Issuing Agency: City of Cedar Rapids

State: Iowa

Agency Type: State and Local

Contact: Diane Muench City Clerk, 101 1st Street SE, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 52401

Phone: 319-286-5023

Fax: 888-815-3659




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