Advertisement for Bids: Shop Well #2 Project

Project Name:           Ferndale – Shop Well #2 Project

Engineer:                   Wilson Engineering LLC, Bellingham, WA

Hydrogeologist:         Associated Earth Sciences Inc., Everett, WA

Bid Date:                   December 13, 2016 (2:00 p.m.)


Estimated Cost Range of Project (including sales tax): There are eight options presented (1A, 1B, 2A, 2B, 3A, 3B, 4A, and 4B).  Each Option is anticipated to range in cost somewhere between $150,000 and $350,000.  Only one of the 8 Options (1A – 4B) will be selected by the City after reviewing bids and obtaining information from the on-site drilling/testing activities.

NOTICE TO BIDDERS: Sealed bids will be received from contractors by the Public Works Department, City of Ferndale, 2095 Main Street, P.O. Box 936, Ferndale, WA 98248 until 2:00 pm, Tuesday, December 13, 2016 for the Shop Well #2 Project.  All bids shall be received in sealed envelopes with “SHOP WELL #2 PROJECT” marked plainly thereon. Said bids will then and there be opened and read aloud.  Bidders and other properly interested parties are invited to be present at the bid opening. Bids received after the time fixed for opening cannot be considered. The Project involves drilling, casing, completing, developing, and testing water at the City’s Shop Well & Police Station site.  Only one of the 8 Options (1A – 4B) will be selected by the City after reviewing bids and obtaining information from the on-site drilling activities.

The Contract Documents may be obtained from Wilson Engineering L.L.C., 805 Dupont Street, Bellingham, WA 98225. Please contact Jeff Christner or Curt Schoenfelder, Wilson Engineering, (360) 733-6100, for project information. There is a $50 non-refundable charge for hard copies of the Contract Documents. Only bids from bidders who have obtained the Contract Documents and have requested to be listed on the Planholders List, will be accepted.  Copies of plans and specifications are on file for review at various construction councils and online at

A deposit in the form of a postal money order, cashier’s check, or bond in the amount of 5% of the greatest amount bid must be submitted with each bid proposal. Should the successful bidder fail to enter into a contract or furnish a satisfactory contract bond within the time stated in the specifications, the deposit shall be forfeited to the City.

There will be a pre-bid meeting for the Project held at 3:00 pm, Tuesday, November 22, 2016 at the proposed well site located at 5735 Legoe Avenue, Ferndale WA 98248.  Pre-bid meeting is not mandatory; however, this will be the only opportunity for Contractors to see the existing well site area prior to the bid opening.

The City reserves the right to reject any or all bids if such action is in the best interest of the City.  The City of Ferndale is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.  The project will be funded by the City of Ferndale.  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.

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