Sealed Bids for the rehabilitation of Silver Lake Flat Dam will be received on or about March 1, 2015. The work is scheduled to be performed during the summer of 2015 and completed by November 30, 2015.
The dam is located in American Fork Canyon at an elevation of approximately 7550 feet. A MANDATORY PRE-BID CONFERENCE will be held on-site on October 28, 2014.
The conference will begin at 9:30 a.m.
at the parking lot on the north side of Tibble Fork Reservoir. This location is approximately 7.5 miles up American Fork Canyon. Following an introduction at the parking lot, the group will proceed to Silver Lake Flat dam. It is approximately an additional 2.5 miles to the dam on a rough mountain type road. This conference is to provide an opportunity for potential contractors to view the work site prior to winter snow. The bid is scheduled to be due before the snow has cleared. It is important and thus mandatory to attend
this conference to submit a bid. A representative from the bidding firm must be in attendance at the pre-bid conference for the firm to continue the bid process.
The Natural Resources Conservation Service “NRCS” is preparing the drawings and specifications. A draft set of construction drawings and specifications will be available at the site visit. The successful bidder shall comply with all construction drawings and specifications as required by NRCS.
An addendum to this Invitation to Bid will be issued to provide the particulars
(contract terms, time, place, bonds, etc.) of the actual bid next spring
. The anticipated date of the addendum will be later in January 2015. The final contract documents, drawings and specifications will be issued at that time. Those who attend the mandatory site visit will receive the opportunity to obtain the final contract documents, drawings, and prepare a bid to perform the rehabilitation of the dam.
At the appropriate time, all bidders will be required to post a 5% Bid Bond for the full amount of their respective bid. All bidders will be required to provide payment and performance bonds underwritten by a surety company approved by the U.S. Department of the Treasury (Circular 570, latest edition).
A brief summary of the work includes road repair, spillway extension, embankment modifications, raise the embankment, gates, and valves. A preliminary cost estimate would put the range of the work between $3.6 to $4.1 million.
Please direct any questions to John H. Jacobs, legal counsel, 801-756-7039, or Jay W. Franson, Chairman, 801-376-3198.
The District reserves the right to reject any and all bids in its sole discretion for any reason, without liability to any bidder, other person, the District or other entity.
Dated this 25th day of September, 2014.
John H. Jacobs, Attorney for the North
Utah County Water Conservancy District