City of Luverne seeks bids by Nov. 16

City of Luverne seeks 

bids by Nov. 16 


Sealed bids will be received by the City Clerk of Luverne, Minnesota, at the City Offices, 305 E Luverne Street, PO Box 659, Luverne, MN 56156-0659, until 1:30 p.m., on November 16, 2021, for the power plant generator installation 

work at said time and place. Bids will be publicly opened and read aloud.

The general nature of the work on which bids will be received consists of the demolition of an existing building and installation of two new diesel-fired generating units and auxiliary equipment and connection to the new power plant switchgear.

The above work shall be in accordance with the specifications and proposed form of contract now on file in the office of the City of Luverne, Minnesota, by this reference made a part hereof as though fully set out and incorporated herein.

A Prebid meeting will be held on October 27, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. in Luverne, MN at the power plant site. There will also be a virtual meeting on November 1, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. to allow for additional questions and project-related discussions.

The Contractor and all subcontractors shall submit to the Owner a signed statement verifying compliance with each of the criteria described in the State of Minnesota “Responsible Contractor” law as codified in Minnesota 

Statute section 16C.285. See the Instructions to Bidders for more details.

Contractors desiring a copy of the project documents for individual use may obtain them from You may download the digital plan documents for $20 by inputting Quest project #8053989 website’s Project Search page. Please contact at 952-233-1632 or for assistance in free membership registration, downloading, and working with this digital project information.  An optional paper set of the proposal forms and specifications for individual use may be obtained from the office of the Engineer, DGR Engineering, 1302 South Union Street, PO Box 511, Rock Rapids, IA 51246, telephone 712-472-2531, Fax 712-472-

2710, e-mail, upon payment of $100.00, none of which is refundable.  

All bids shall be made on bid forms furnished by the Engineer and shall be accompanied by bid security in the form of a certified check or bid bond, made payable to the City of Luverne, in the amount of ten percent (10%) of the bid, which security becomes the property of the City in the event the successful bidder fails to enter into a contract and post satisfactory performance and payment bonds.

Payment to the Contractor will be made on the basis of ninety five 

percent (95%) upon certification of work completed; five percent (5%) 

thirty-one (31) days after final completion and acceptance.

The construction shall be performed upon a Notice to Proceed issuance. Substantial completion of the project shall be no later than June 15, 2022.  

See the specifications for more details on construction timing requirements.

The City reserves the right to defer acceptance of any bid for a period not to exceed thirty (30) days after the date bids are received and no bid may be withdrawn during this period.  The City also reserves the right to waive irregularities, reject any or all bids, and enter into such contract as it shall be deemed to be in the best interest of the City.


Dated this 15th day of October, 2021.


By /s/ Jessica Mead               



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