Oct. 31 - Dec. 3 — Statewide
Higginsville Wastewater Treatment Plant Bid Opportunity, Oct. 31, 2023 to Dec. 3, 2023

The city of Higginsville, Missouri is requesting bids for constructing the "Wastewater Treatment Plant-McClure PN # 190720-040" project.

Area of Focus: Water
Event Type: Public Notice/ Public Comment
Organization: Financial Assistance Center

The city of Higginsville, Missouri is requesting bids for constructing the "Wastewater Treatment Plant-McClure PN # 190720-040" project. Sealed bids may be submitted at the Higginsville City Hall, located at 1922 Main St., Higginsville, Missouri, until Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2023 at 1:00 p.m. local time. At that time, all bids received will be publicly opened and read. The Owner reserves the right to reject any and all bids. The District further reserves the right to wave any irregularities in all bids, to determine which is the lowest responsive, responsible bidder, and to reject or approve all bidding documents. 

The Project includes the following work: Constructing a new 1.2 MGD wastewater treatment plant, new influent pump station and headworks, Activated Sludge Treatment Process, UV effluent disinfection system and all other work as required by the contract documents.

This project is financed through the Missouri State Revolving Fund, by the sale of Missouri Water Pollution Control Bonds and federal Capitalization Grants to Missouri. Neither the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, its divisions, nor its employees will be party to the contract at any tier.

Obtaining the Bidding Documents

Copies of plans and specifications can be seen or purchased for a non-refundable fee, online through Drexel Technologies in their eDistribution Plan Room. Additional assistance is available by email at Information regarding this project can be found online through Drexel Technologies Public Jobs Search. Contractors desiring the contract documents for use in preparing bids may also obtain a set of such documents from Drexel Technologies; 10840 W. 86th St., Lenexa, KS 66214, or by telephone at 913-371-4430. Bidding documents will be shipped only if the requesting party assumes responsibility for all related charges. Corporate, certified or cashier’s checks shall be made payable to Drexel Technologies Inc.

Instructions to Bidders

A pre-bid conference for the project will be held Nov. 28, 2023, at 1:00 p.m. local time, at the Higginsville City Hall, located at 1922 Main St., Higginsville, Missouri. Attendance at the pre-bid conference is encouraged but not required.

All bidders are required to obtain plans and specifications from Drexel Technologies Plan Room and must be listed as a plan holder for the bid submitted to be valid. Any bidder not listed on the plan holders list will have their bid rejected.

Questions about the bid documents from general contractors and sub-contractors will be answered by the Macon, MO office of the consulting engineer. All questions must be submitted using the Request for Information Form (RFI) included in the specifications to Susan Copenhaver of the consulting engineer by email at Any explanation or interpretation made will be in the form of a written response on the RFI form or by addendum issued by the consulting engineer and furnished to all bidders identified as plan holders of record. Requests for substitutions shall be made per Specification Section 01 25 00 Substitution Procedures.

For all further requirements regarding bid submittal, qualifications, procedures, and contract award, refer to the Instructions to Bidders that are included in the bidding documents. Bid security shall be furnished according to the Instructions to Bidders. No bidder may withdraw his bid within 90 days after the actual date of the opening thereof.

Nondiscrimination Notice

Attention of bidders is called to the requirements contained in the Instruction to Bidders regarding compliance with Executive Order 12549 - Debarment and Suspension and Minority Business Enterprise Utilization. Attention of bidders is particularly called to the requirements as to conditions of employment to be observed and Davis Bacon and/ or State Prevailing Wage Rates to be paid under the contract. MBE, WBE and Section 3-DBE bidders are encouraged to bid.

Bidders on this work will be required to comply with the President’s Executive Order Number 11246. Requirements for bidders and contractors under this order are explained in the specifications. All bidders are required to make the six good faith efforts to assure compliance with the state’s “fair share goals” and are required to comply with EEO regulations. 

Construction shall follow the requirements of the American Iron & Steel Provisions explained in the specifications. The 2010 Appropriations Bill, A Davis-Bacon Act “related act:, requires SRF projects to pay federal prevailing wages. This applies to construction contracts over $2,000 and all subcontracts on prime contracts over $2,000 regardless of the subcontract amount. Minimum wage rates for this contract shall be prevailing wage rates as determined by the Missouri Department of Labor and Industrial Relations and the Davis Bacon Act, as issued by the US Department of Labor. The wage rates are set forth in the contract documents and are to be considered as a part of this Bid.

The project contractor and each subcontractor shall require each on-site employee to complete the ten hour safety program required under section 292.675, RSMo, within 60 days of beginning any of the work on the project, if he or she has not previously completed the program or does not have documentation of doing so.

Meeting or Hearing
Pre-bid Conference - Nov. 28, 2023