ADVERTISEMENT FOR CONSTRUCTION BIDS
A NEW FIRE STATION NO. 5
City of Gadsden, Alabama
Gadsden Bid Request No. 3520
Sealed proposals will be received by the City Clerk, City of Gadsden, Alabama, at the City Hall, 90 Broad Street,
Room 411, Gadsden, Alabama until 2:00 P.M., Tuesday, February 6th, 2024, for a New Fire Station No. 5 located at
Noccalula Falls, Bid Request No. 3520, located in the City of Gadsden, Alabama.
Bids submitted prior to the bid opening by mail shall be directed to “City Clerk, P.O. Box 267, Gadsden, Alabama
35902-0267 or in person delivered to the office of the City Clerk, Room 401, City Hall, 90 Broad Street, Gadsden,
Alabama. Bids will be publicly opened and read at the above time and place.
The bidder shall file with his bid either a cashier’s check drawn on an Alabama bank, payable to the City of Gadsden,
Alabama, or a bid bond executed by a surety company duly authorized and qualified to make such bonds in Alabama,
in an amount equal to the lesser of five percent (5%) of the bid or ten thousand ($10,000).
Bid Documents are open to the public for inspection at the City Hall, Room 301, City Hall, 90 Broad Street,
Gadsden, Alabama, Alabama AGC / ISQFT Plan Room; Dodge Project Data; and Construct Connect. Electronic
copies of Bid Documents may be obtained from the Architect through email request only. The same process is
applicable to sub-contractors and vendors. No printed hard copies of bid documents will be issued. Requests for Bid
Documents should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org. In order to submit a bid, all General Contractor bidders
must use the procedures above to procure Bid Documents and having done so, will be placed on the Architect’s
Official Bidders List. Bids received from bidders who obtained Bid Documents through any other method and are
not on the Architect’s Official Bid List will be rejected.
General Contractors who obtain bid documents and wish to withdraw from the Official Bidders List must do so in
writing to the Architect prior to the bid date. Bids received from General Contractors who are not on the Official
Bidders List will not be accepted or opened. Thomas M. McElrath, Architect, makes no guarantee of bid documents
obtained by Contractors and Vendors from sources other than the issued documents provided by the Architect.
Contractors and Vendors who base their pricing from bid documents obtained otherwise, either in part or whole, do
so at their own risk.
A Mandatory Attendance Pre-Bid Meeting will be held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 30th, 2024 at the office of
the Director of Engineering. All General Contractor Bidders expecting to submit a bid shall have a knowledgeable
representative present at this meeting. This meeting will convene at the office of the Director of Engineering and
adjourn and reconvene at the project site if necessary.
Scope of Work includes, but is not limited to, construction of a new load-bearing exterior masonry wall structure
consisting of, quarter-log siding, manufactured stone veneer, light-gauge metal roof trusses, composition shingle
roofing, pre-finished metal gutters, fascia and downspouts, sectional overhead doors, aluminum storefront entrances
and windows, site improvements and utilities. The new facility will house Fire Department facilities consisting of:
two Apparatus Bays, FEMA Storm Shelter, Restroom and Shower Areas, Kitchen, Dayroom/Dining Room, Bunk
Rooms, Laundry/Decontamination Room, Office and Mechanical/Electrical Room and Police Department Precinct
facilities consisting of: Staff/Public area, Staff Toilet, Storage and Mech./Elect. Room. Interior construction will
primarily be metal stud framing, gyp. board, exposed painted CMU, lay-in ceilings, LVT and porcelain tile flooring
and casework cabinetry. Electrical work will consist of IT cabling, power and suspended and lay-in LED fixtures.
HVAC systems will include gas-fired infrared heaters, fresh air ventilation and package unit HVAC with gas-fired
heat and electric cooling.
The Owner reserves the right to waive any informalities or to reject any and all bids.
The successful bidder will be required to furnish and pay for the satisfactory Performance and Payment Bond or Bond
in the amount required by Section 39-1-1(a), Code of Alabama 1975, and evidence of insurance as required by the bid
documents within ten (10) days after being notified that he has been awarded the contract.
Bids must be submitted on proposal forms furnished by the Architect or copies thereof No bidder may withdraw his
bid within sixty (60) days after the actual date of the opening thereof. The bidder must comply with all
requirements of the public works bid law Section 39-2-1 et seq., Code of Alabama 1975.
Any bidder, whether a resident or non-resident of the State of Alabama, must comply with all applicable provisions
of Section 34-8-1, et .seq., Code of Alabama, 1975, including requirements for licensing as a general contractor and
the necessity to show evidence of license, before the bid will be considered by the awarding authority. A current
license number must be included on the bid.
Bidders must comply with the President’s Nos. 11246 and 11375 which prohibit discrimination in employment
regarding race, creed, color, sex, or national origin. Bidders must also comply with Title IV of the Civil Rights Act of
1964, Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of1968, and Section III of the Housing and Urban Development Act of 1968,
as amended, 12 U.S.C. 170lu.
By signing this contract, the contracting parties affirm, for the duration of the agreement, that they will not violate
federal immigration law or knowingly employ, hire for employment, or continue to employ an unauthorized alien
within the state of Alabama. Furthermore, a contracting party found to be in violation of this provision shall be deemed
in breach of the agreement and shall be responsible for all damages resulting therefrom.
Bidders must certify that they do not and will not maintain or provide for their employees any facilities that are
segregated on a basis of race creed, color, sex, or national origin. Bidders must also certify they will make facilities
handicap accessible to the extent required by law.
ADVERTISEMENT FOR CONSTRUCTION BIDS