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Joseph B. Kovach, P.E.,P.S. Huron County Engineer150 Jefferson Street Norwalk, OH 44857 (voice)419-668-1997 (fax)419-668-8308 toll free 1-800-662-ENGR
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NOTICE TO BIDDERS
is hereby given that separate, sealed bids will be received by the Board of
Commissioners, Huron County,
Ohio at the OFFICE OF THE HURON
COMMISSIONERS, 180 Milan Ave,
Norwalk, Ohio 44857 on Friday, April 4thth,
2014 at the time specified. when bids will be opened publicly and read aloud at
10: 15 a.m. for the supply , haul and placement of various materials:
and at 10:30 a.m. for Redi-mix concrete and at 10:45 a.m. for
Prestressed concrete bridge beams.
must be made on Standard Proposal Form in the manner designated therein and
must be enclosed in a sealed envelope, bearing the name and address of the
bidder and the name of the item bid on the outside of the envelope.
may be hand delivered, at the place specified above on or before the hour
named. The County will not assume responsibility for bids forwarded by
mail and no bid will be accepted after the hour specified. Consideration
of the bid may be reserved for a period of time before award of contract is
made. These efforts are funded, in part, with funding from Ohio Public Works
will be subject to the Specifications, General Requirements and the General
Terms and Conditions set forth by the County Engineer
for bidding, which are on file at the Office of the Huron County Engineer, 150 Jefferson Street, Norwalk, Ohio.
Plans and specifications may be obtained in person and exclusively at the
Office of the County
bidder is required to furnish with its proposal, a Bid Guarantee and Contact
Bond in accordance with Section 153.571 and 153.57 of the Ohio Revised
Codes. Bid security furnished in Bond Form, shall be issued by a Surety
Company or Corporation licensed in the State of Ohio to provide said surety.
successful bidder shall give proof of carriage of insurance known as Public
Liability and Property Damage Insurance in the minimum amounts as set forth,
wherein the County shall be named as “additional insured ”. The successful
bidder shall be required to give proof of compliance with the Workmen’s
Compensations Act of the State of Ohio.
contractors and subcontractors involved with the project will, to the extent
practicable use Ohio
products, materials, services and labor in the implementation of their Bid.
Additionally, contractor compliance with the equal employment opportunity
requirements of Ohio Administrative Code Chapter 123, the Governor’s Executive
Order of 1972, and Governor’s Executive Order 84-9 shall be required.
Bidders must comply with the prevailing wage rates on public improvements in Huron County
as determined by the Ohio Department of Industrial Relations.
to complete the work within the time specified in the proposal may be cause for
liquidated damages to be deducted by the County in accordance with the schedule
listed in Section 108.07 of the State of Ohio Department of Highways
proposal must contain the full name of the bidders and all interested
parties. Each bidder must submit evidence of its experience on similar
successful bidding of similar size and complexity.
a contract is awarded, the Board may require that a financial statement and a
statement of equipment owned by the contractor to be filed with them for the
County’s consideration and review.
are required to comply with all requirements of applicable laws of the State of
The Board reserves the right to reject any or all bids and to waive any
irregularities or informalities in the bidding and to award the bid or bids on
the basis of the lowest, best, or most responsive bid or bids as it deems to be
in the best interest of the County. This advertisement may also be found on the
Commissioners website at www.hccommissioners.com
By Order of: Board of Commissioners, Huron County, Ohio
Don't Crowd The Plow
County Engineer, Joe Kovach reminds motorists, Please...Don’t Crowd the Plow.
As the men and women of the Huron County Highway Department work with Township and village snow plow crews to clear the almost eight hundred miles of Huron County’s rural roadways this winter, residents are reminded snow removal crews have seen a number of crashes involving motorists running into snowplow trucks.
Often these snow bound accidents are the result of motorists hitting snow removal vehicles from behind as passenger car operators learn how quickly a 25 ton snow plow can stop when aided by ten massive snow tires.
Motorists are urged to give snowplows plenty of room to work.
Kovach reminds motorists, “Our big orange snow plows are often required to make sudden stops due to road conditions”. Usually these big trucks are traveling at a much slower speed as they work to clear the county’s highways. It is not unusual for these tandem axle behemoths to need to make split second maneuvers when approaching approach bridges and overpasses.
The County Engineer also noted, “When the snow fleet is out spreading anti-icing salt, it is especially important for motorists to stay back 50 to 100 feet behind the plow trucks”. Salt coming from the truck may distract some drivers following too closely, while chunks of the road salt may be discharged with the possibility of causing vehicle damage for those to close for safe travel.
In the end, Ohioans know spring is just around the corner. If, while everyone dreams of warmer weather, motorists can all just have a little patience, behind the wheel; If drivers can share the road with those doing their best to clear the way for Huron County’s school busses, safety forces, business traffic and area motorists, citizens will be able to get through this winter safely.
Welcome to winter in Northern Ohio. Please drive carefully.
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