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College Way (SR 538) Widening, Mount Vernon WA

City of Mount Vernon Project Number TS-2017-001
Federal Aid No. STPUS-0538(010)
Bid Date: September 27, 2018
Engineer’s Estimate: $5,500,000

The City of Mount Vernon is accepting sealed bid proposals for the following project.

Project Name: College Way (SR 538) Widening

Project Number: City of Mount Vernon Project Number TS-2017-001

Project Manager: Mikael Love, P.E.

Deadline for Submitting Bids: 2:00 p.m., Thursday, September 27, 2018

Submit Bids To:
Finance Director
910 Cleveland Ave
Mount Vernon, WA 98273

Bid Opening: Bids will be opened at the above location and time.

Estimated Project Cost: $5,500,000

Project Duration: 275 Working Days

Pre-Bid Meeting:

A non-mandatory pre-bid meeting will be held on September 12, 2018, at 9:00 am in the Hobby Lobby parking Lot, 102 E College Way, Mount Vernon, WA 98273

Project Description:             

This contract provides for the widening of College Way (SR 538) at Interstate 5.  Work includes the construction of two new travel lanes, soil nail and tieback walls, two new traffic signal systems, illumination system, storm drainage, water main, cast-in-place concrete barriers, curb and gutter, sidewalk, and other improvements.  All work shall be in accordance with the Contract Plans, Special Provisions, the Standard Specifications, including the amendments thereto, and Standard Plans.  All materials, equipment, labor, and other miscellaneous items required to complete the work shall be furnished by the contractor.  This project has an Underutilized Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Condition of Award Goal of 7% (the training goal is 800 hours).

Bid Proposals:

All bid proposals shall be accompanied by a bid proposal deposit in cash, certified check, cashier’s check, or surety bond in an amount equal to five percent (5%) of the amount of such bid proposal.  Should the successful bidder fail to enter into such contract and furnish satisfactory performance bond and payment bond both in an amount of 100 percent (100%) of the contract price within the time stated in the specifications, the bid proposal deposit shall be forfeited to the City of Mount Vernon.  All bidders and subcontractors shall have a contractor's license to work in the State of Washington and a City of Mount Vernon Business License.

Bid packets (including the project plans, specifications, proposal forms, and other project documents) will be available beginning, Monday, August 20, 2018, and may be obtained electronically at no cost from Hard copies may be purchased directly from the Mount Vernon Public Works Department at 1024 Cleveland Avenue, Mount Vernon, WA for $250.00 Bid packets may be mailed upon request for an additional fee of $50.00. All fees are non-refundable.  Contractors who download plans and specifications are advised to e-mail to be added to the plan holders list to receive any addenda that may be issued.

Questions regarding this project may be directed to the City of Mount Vernon (360) 336-6204.  Questions will be received and answered in accordance with Section 1-02.4(1) of the Special Provisions.  The plan holder’s list is available on the City’s website at

Addenda will be issued online and will be emailed or mailed to bidders who are on the plan holders list. Bidders who download the bid packets will not be automatically added to the plan holders list and are encouraged to email a request to be added.

The City of Mount Vernon reserves the right to accept a proposal of the bidder submitting the lowest responsible bid, to reject any or all bids, republish the call for bids, revise or cancel the work to be performed, or do the work otherwise, if the best interest of the City is served thereby.  The City of Mount Vernon also reserves the right to postpone the bid award for a period of thirty (30) calendar days after bid opening.

The City of Mount Vernon in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 78 Stat. 252, 42 USC. 2000d to 2000d-4 and Title 49, Code of Federal Regulations, Department of Transportation, Subtitle A, Office of the Secretary, Part 21, Nondiscrimination in Federally Assisted Programs of the Department of Transportation issued pursuant to such Act, hereby notifies all bidders that it will affirmatively ensure that in any contract entered into pursuant to this advertisement, including disadvantaged business enterprises as defined at 49 CFR Part 26 will be afforded full opportunity to submit bids in response to this invitation and will not be discriminated against on the grounds of race, color or national origin, or sex in consideration for an award.

Doug Volesky
Finance Director

Wednesday, August 15th, August 22nd, and August 29th, 2018 – Skagit Valley Herald, and Friday, August 10th, August 17th, and August 24th, 2018 – Daily Journal of Commerce

Closing Date: 
Thursday, September 27, 2018