Bid Package No. 31.0 – Earthwork, New/Replacement Sehome High School Bellingham, WA

Closing Date:  May 10, 2017







BID DATE:  May 10, 2017

Bellingham Public Schools (Owner) and Dawson Construction (GC/CM) are seeking proposals for the New/Replacement Sehome High School. The current school facility totals 175,000 square feet and occupies a site that is approximately 40 acres. The new high school will be constructed on this site while existing facilities remain in use.

A Mandatory Pre-bid Conference for Bid Package No. 31.0 – Earthwork will be held at Sehome High School, 2700 Bill McDonald Parkway, Bellingham, WA on Thursday April 27, 2017 at 3:00 PM.  All visitors must check-in at the main office.  This pre-bid conference is mandatory for all Bid Package No. 31.0 prime bidders.  Only prime bidders attending this pre-bid conference will be eligible to bid on this project.  Major subcontractors are encouraged to attend.  Any bids submitted by contractors not present at the pre-bid conference will be returned unopened.

Dawson Construction (GC/CM) will not be bidding this package.

Bid Submittal:  Sealed bids are due no later than Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at 3:00 PM.  Bids will be opened publicly at Dawson Construction’s main office located at 405 32nd Street, Suite 110 Bellingham, WA 98225.  Bids received after this time and date will be returned unopened and will not be considered.  Faxed or emailed bids will not be accepted.

A bid bond will be required in the amount of (5) percent of the bid amount, for any bids in excess of $300,000.

Dawson Construction and Bellingham Public Schools shall have the right to accept the lowest responsive bid from a statutorily “responsible” bidder, provided the bid has been submitted in accordance with the requirements of the Bidding Documents.  The GC/CM and the Owner shall have the right to waive informalities on a bid or bids and shall have the right to reject any and all bids for the project. See Contract Documents for complete information on what must be submitted.

The Contract Documents, plans, specifications and addenda for this project are available through Builder’s Exchange of Washington’s on-line plan room for Dawson Construction.  Free-of-charge access is provided to Prime Bidders, Subcontractors, and Vendors by going to and clicking on “Posted Projects,”  “General Contractor’s Project Area,” and “Dawson Construction.”  Bidders are encouraged to “Register” in order to receive automatic email notification of future addenda and to be placed on the Bidders List.  Contact Builders Exchange of Washington at (425) 258-1303 for assistance.

Plans and Specifications may also be viewed at Dawson Construction, 405 32nd Street, Suite 110, Bellingham, WA from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday.

Direct all questions:  Jon Tesarik, Project Manager, Dawson Construction; Phone: 360-756-1000 or email:

We are an equal opportunity & affirmative action employer. We request bids from ALL subcontractors & suppliers including:  Small, Women, Disadvantaged, Minority, Veteran and Disabled Veteran businesses.  All qualified bidders will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex or national origin.