Public Notice Invitation for Bid Fire Rescue Truck – Town of Pennville Notice is hereby given that the Town of Pennville, Indiana, by and through its Town Council, hereinafter referred to as the Owner, will receive sealed proposals on behalf of the Town of Pennville and Pennville Volunteer Fire Department for a Fire Rescue Truck. Sealed proposals are invited and may be delivered or forwarded by registered mail, addressed to Jay County Community Development ATTN: FIRE TRUCK BIDS 118 S. Meridian St. in Portland, Indiana 47371 by 4:00 PM (local Time) on March 7, 2014. Proposals received after such will be returned unopened. Bids received prior to this time shall be opened and publicly read at the public meeting scheduled to take place on March 11, 2014, 6:00 PM, at the Pennville Town Hall, located at 105 N Washington St. in Pennville, Indiana. Please DO NOT send bids to Pennville Town Hall. All interested citizens are invited to attend and should any citizen require special provisions, such as handicapped modifications or non-English translation personnel, the Town will provide such provisions as long as the request is made by March 6, 2014. Specifications for the fire rescue truck are on file and may be examined at the office of Jay County Development Corporation, Community Development at 118 S. Meridian St. in Portland, Indiana 47371. Specifications can be obtained my mail by calling Jay County Community Development at 118 S. Meridian St. in Portland, Indiana 47371 between 8am and 4pm Monday –Friday or by appointment by calling 260/726-3497. You may request specifications by mail or email by emailing Ami Huffman at or calling 260-726-3497 to request. For mailing specifications, there will be a $15 charge to print and mail specifications. The work to be performed and the proposal to be submitted shall include sufficient and proper sums to cover the furnishing and delivery of a complete apparatus equipped as outlined in the specifications. Each proposal must be enclosed in a sealed envelope bearing the title of PENNVILLE FIRE RESCUE TRUCK and the name and address of Bidder. All proposals must be submitted on the proposal forms as identified in the Contract Documents and Specifications. Each proposal shall be accompanied by a certified check or acceptable bidder’s bond made payable to the Owner, in a sum of not less than ten percent (10%) of the total amount of the highest aggregate proposal, which check or bond will be held by the Owner as evidence that the bidder will, if awarded the contract, enter into the same with the Owner upon notification from him to do so within ten (10) days of said notification. An approved performance bond guaranteeing faithful and proper performance of the work and materials, to be executed by an acceptable surety company, will be required of the Contractor at the time he executes his contract. The bond will be in the amount of 100% of the Contract Price and must be in full force and effect from the date of written acceptance of and final payment by the Owner for the work. The Owner reserves the right to reject any proposal, or all proposals, or to accept any proposal or proposals, or to make such combination of proposals as may seem desirable, and to waive any and all informalities in bidding. Any proposal may be withdrawn prior to the above scheduled time for the opening of proposals or authorized postponement thereof. Any proposal received after the time and date specified shall not be considered. No proposal may be withdrawn after the scheduled closing time for receipt of bids for at least ninety (90) days. Award will be made to the low, responsive, responsible bidder. The low, responsive, responsible bidder must not be debarred, suspended, or otherwise be excluded from or ineligible for participation in federally assisted programs under Executive Order 12549. All applicable laws, ordinances, and the rules and regulations of all authorities having jurisdiction over construction of the project shall apply to the project throughout. Bids shall be properly and completely executed on bid forms included in the Specifications. Bids shall include all information requested by Indiana Form 96 (Revised 2010) included with the Specifications. Under Section III of Form 96, the Bidder shall submit a financial statement. A copy of the proposed Financial Statement to be submitted with the bid is included in the bid documents section to these specifications. The Owner may make such investigations as deemed necessary to determine the ability of the Bidder to perform the work and the Bidder shall furnish to the Owner all such information and data for this purpose as the Owner may request. The Owner reserves the right to reject any bid if the evidence submitted by, or investigation of, such Bidder fails to satisfy the Owner that such Bidder is properly qualified to carry out the obligations of the Agreement and to complete the work contemplated therein. Each Bidder is responsible for reading and being thoroughly familiar with the Contract Documents and Specifications. The failure or omission of any Bidder to do any of the foregoing shall in no way relieve any Bidder from any obligation with respect to its Bid. Bidders on this work shall be required to comply with the provisions of the President’s Executive Order No. 11246, as amended. The Bidders shall also comply with the requirements of 41 CFR Part 60 - 4 entitled Construction Contractors - Affirmative Action Requirements. A copy of 41 CFR Part 60 - 4 may be found in the Supplemental General Conditions of the Contract Documents and Specifications. The Bidders attention is also called to the “Minority/Women Business Participation” requirements contained in the Project Specifications. The Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs has adopted a State goal of 10% participation for minority and women owned businesses for construction related or purchase related contracts for the work. The Contractor must meet guidelines and practices established by the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs and appropriate federal regulations including: 1) Executive Order 11246, 2) Section 3 of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1968, as amended, 3) Certification of Non-Segregated Facilities, 4) OMB Circular A-102, 5) Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 6) Section 504, Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 7) Age Discrimination Act of 1975, 8) Executive Order 12138, 9) Conflict of Interest Clause, 10) Retention and Custodial Requirements for Records Clause, 11) Contractors and Subcontractors Certifications, and others that may be appropriate or necessary. Contract procurement is subject to the federal regulations contained in the OMB Circular A-102, Sections B and O and the State of Indiana requirements contained in IC-36-1-9 and IC-36-1-12. Any contract(s) awarded under this Advertisement for Bids are expected to be funded in part by a grant from the Department of Housing and Urban Development, as administered by the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs. Neither the United States nor any of its departments, agencies or employees is or will be a party to this Advertisement for Bids or any resulting contract. CR 2-7, 17, 2014 - HSPAXLP