Details for #17-186LL NOTICE TO BIDDERS



Notice is hereby given that sealed bids will be received:


Lafayette School Corporation

2300 Cason Street

Lafayette, IN 47904


Glen Acres Elementary School – Make Ready Package

3767 Kensington Drive

Lafayette, Indiana 47905


Lafayette School Corporation

Hiatt Administration Building

2300 Cason Street

Lafayette, Indiana 47904


2:00 p.m. (local time), May 18, 2017. Bids received after that time will be returned unopened.

Bid Opening:

The sealed Bids will be publicly opened and read aloud immediately thereafter.

All work for the complete construction of the Project will be under one or more prime contracts with the Owner based on bids received and on combinations awarded. The Construction Manager (Kettelhut Construction, Inc.) will manage the construction of the Project.

This project will be bid under a single General Construction Contract.

Construction shall be in full accordance with the Bidding Documents which are on file with the Owner and may be examined by prospective bidders at the following locations:

Office of the Architect

KJG Architecture, Inc

527 Sagamore Parkway West, Suite 101

West Lafayette, Indiana 47906

Building Excellence

1220 South Madison Avenue, Suite LL20

Indianapolis, Indiana 46225

Minority Business Development Agency Business Center

2126 North Meridian Street, Suite 110

Indianapolis, Indiana 46202

Office of the Construction Manager

Kettlehut Construction, Inc.

740 Sagamore Parkway South

Lafayette, Indiana 47905


3215-A Sugar Maple Court

South Bend, Indiana 46628

Bid security in the amount of five percent (5%) of the Bid, including all additive alternates, must accompany each bid in accordance with the Instructions to Bidders.

The successful bidders will be required to furnish Performance and Payment Bonds for 100% of their contract amount prior to execution of Contracts.

The Owner reserves the right to accept or reject any bid and to waive any irregularities in bidding. All bids may be held for a period not to exceed ninety (60) days before awarding contracts.

The Lafayette School Building Corporation reserves the right to assign each contract awarded under these instructions, in whole or part, applying to only a portion of the Work, to the Building Corporation which will lease that whole or part to the Lafayette School Corporation. Where a part of the work under any contract is assigned, all the work under that contract shall be administered jointly by the Owners as separate contracts in accordance with the Contract Documents.

Prime Contract Bidders may obtain Bidding Documents from the office of the Construction Manager.

Secure copies of the Bidding Documents from Construction Manager (Kettelhut Construction, Inc.) on the following basis:

One set of Bidding Documents consists of one set of Project Manual Specifications and one complete set of Drawings; and shall be made available on one diskette or other electronic media. Hard copies are to be printed at the Contractor’s expense.

Bidders are urged to attend a Pre-Bid Conference with representatives of the Owner, Architect, and Kettelhut Construction, Inc. present to discuss construction sequence, continuous operation, security, Contractor's work, storage areas and requirements for Contractor's personnel working around the existing facility. A tour of the facilities will be held in conjunction with the Pre-Bid Conference.

Site inspection and Pre-Bid Conference will start at 1:00 p.m., May 11, 2017. Conference and tour will convene at the school entrance. Attendees should park on West side of school and enter through the main entrance.

Prime Bidders may, in lieu of picking up Bidding Documents, request that the Construction Manager send Bidding Documents, including addenda to them. The request shall be made by letter giving adequate information related to the company name and address for sending Bidding Documents.

The Construction Manager (Kettelhut Construction, Inc.) will send Bidding Documents, including Addenda, to bidders for this project by either United States Postal Service, United Parcel Service or electronic media. The Construction Manager shall not be held responsible for receipt of Bidding Documents sent via United States Postal Service or United Parcel Service. Shipping costs to be paid by Contractor.