December 12, 2017

Public Notice · Advertisement for Bids

Sealed bids will be received by the Board of Trustees of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County at the Third Floor Administration Offices of the Main Public Library, 800 Vine Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202, until 12:00 noon, local time Wednesday, January 10, 2018 for furnishing all labor, materials, equipment, services and supervision necessary to complete the project titled:


Bids received after that time will not be accepted. Bids by facsimile transmission ("FAX") will not be accepted.

Single lump sum bids for all Work are required. Each bid shall include branches of the Work for General, Plumbing, Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning, and Electric as indicated in the bid documents. Bids on separate branches of the Work will not be accepted. The construction cost estimate for this project is:

TC-01 General Trades   $748,500.00
Total $748,500.00

The summary of the work for this proposal is:

Summary of Work: Demolition of the existing ceramic brick tile flooring in the main lobby space and in limited areas on the second and third floors. Demolition of existing public restrooms on the first floor. New tile, carpet, cork flooring on the first floor. New public restrooms including new finishes, fixtures, walls, and ceilings.

A pre-bid meeting will be held at the site, 800 Vine Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202, Third Floor, at 8:30 AM, Thursday, December 21, 2017.

Beginning December 13, 2017, Bidding Documents may be examined at:

Queen City Reprographics
7157 E Kemper Rd.
Cincinnati, OH 45249

Phipps Reprographics
434 Scott Blvd.
Covington, KY 41011

Bidding Documents will also be available on SCAN, a subscription microfilm service of Dodge/McGraw Hill Information Systems.

Each bidder is responsible for purchase of documents from reprographics services listed above. Bidders may purchase partial or complete sets of Bidding Documents at cost of reproduction and handling from the printers listed above.

Bidders shall submit with their bid a bid guaranty in the form of either (1) a combined bid guaranty and contract bond for the full amount of the bid or (2) a certified check, cashier's check drawn on a solvent bank or irrevocable letter of credit in the sum of ten percent (10%) of the bid amount, including base bid and alternates, as bid security. The bid guaranty shall be in strict compliance with Sections 153.54, 153.57, 153.571, as applicable. The Bidder to whom the contract is awarded will be required to furnish a contract bond in the sum equal to 100% of the proposal.

Bidders shall comply with the Prevailing Wage Rates on public improvements in Hamilton County, Ohio as ascertained and determined by the Ohio Department of Commerce Bureau of Labor & Worker Safety as provided in Section 4115 of the Revised Code of Ohio.

Submitted bids shall not be withdrawn for a period of sixty days following the date of the bid opening. The Owner will award contracts to the lowest responsible bidders.

The Board of Trustees of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County reserves the right to reject any or all bids and to waive informalities in bidding. By Order of: The Board of Trustees of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, Ohio.