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Project Name:                                             FERNDALE STORMWATER DECANT FACILITY

City Project:                                                     SW2018-01

Bid Date:                                                       March 3, 2023 – 1:30 PM

Pre-Bid Meeting:                                       February 15, 2023 – 1:00 PM

Engineer:                                                       Gray and Osborne, Inc., Seattle, WA

Engineer’s Estimate:                                $2,850,000


Sealed Proposals will be received by the undersigned at the City of Ferndale, 2095 Main Street, Ferndale, Washington 98248, up to 1:30 p.m.; local time on Friday, March 3, 2023, for furnishing the necessary labor, materials, equipment, tools, and guarantees thereof to construct the Decant Facility.  All bid envelopes must be plainly marked on the outside, “Sealed Bid, Decant Facility Project.”  Sealed bids shall be received by one of the following delivery methods up to March 3, 2023, at 1:30 p.m. Any bids received after the due date and time will not be considered.

Hand Delivered:  Bids delivered in person shall be received only at the office of Public Works, 2nd floor, City Hall, City of Ferndale, Reception Desk, 2095 Main Street, Ferndale, Washington 98248.

Via Mail:  Bids shall be mailed to the City of Ferndale, Attn: SEALED BID – Decant Facility, Public Works, City of Ferndale, P.O. Box 936, Ferndale, Washington 98248.

The work involves the installation of a covered stormwater decant facility approximately 6,100 square feet in size.  In addition, the work includes installation of approximately 45 linear feet of 6-inch PVC sewer pipe, an oil/water separator, connection to the existing sanitary sewer system, a settling vault, roof infiltration trenches, surface restoration, and electrical.

The Work shall be physically complete within 120 working days after the commencement date stated in the Notice to Proceed.  All bidding and construction is to be performed in compliance with the Contract Provisions and Contract Plans for this project and any addenda issued thereto that are on file at the office of the City Clerk, City Hall, Ferndale, Washington.

The Proposals will be publicly opened and read aloud shortly after the time and date stated above.  Proposals are to be submitted only on the form provided with the Bid Documents.  All Proposals must be accompanied by a certified check, postal money order, cashiers check, or Proposal bond payable to the “City of Ferndale” and in an amount of not less than five percent (5%) of the total Proposal amount.

Bid Documents for this project are available free-of-charge at the following website:  “”.  Bidders are encouraged to “Register” in order to receive automatic email notification of future addenda and to be placed on the “Bidders List”.  For assistance, please call (206) 284-0860.  Contract questions shall be directed only to the office of the Project Engineer.

It is anticipated that this project will be funded in part by the Washington State Department of Ecology.  Neither the State of Washington nor any of its departments or employees are, or shall be, a party to this contract or any subcontract resulting from this solicitation for bids.

A Prebid Conference is scheduled for Wednesday, February 15, 2023.  The conference will begin at the City of Ferndale City Hall, 2095 Main Street, Ferndale, Washington at 1:00 p.m. (local time) and then will relocate to the project site.  Prospective bidders are encouraged to participate.  Any other site visits shall be limited to 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, and shall be coordinated through Mr. Paul Knippel, of the City of Ferndale, by calling (360) 685-2357, at least 24 hours in advance of the visit.  No unauthorized visits or unscheduled visits will be allowed.

Financing of the Project has been provided by City of Ferndale, Washington and Washington State Department of Ecology.  The City of Ferndale expressly reserves the right to reject any or all Proposals and to waive minor irregularities or informalities and to Award the Project to the lowest responsive, responsible bidder as it best serves the interests of the City.

All bidders must be licensed contractors registered in the State of Washington. In addition, the Contractor will need a City of Ferndale business license before starting work. All work performed on this project will be subject to prevailing state wage rates. The City of Ferndale is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.