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Cellulose Bid

NOTICE TO BIDDERS

Bids will be received electronically by the Corporation for Ohio Appalachian Development, hereinafter referred to as COAD (the "Agency"), at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , until 1:00 p.m. Friday, August 1, and read publicly immediately thereafter for furnishing Cellulosic Fiber (Wood-Base) Loose Fill Thermal Insulation ("Cellulose Insulation") sufficient to insulate 1,242,176 net square feet to an R38 level and 447,900 pounds for injection into sidewall cavities in accordance with this Notice to Bidders, the Instructions to Bidders, the Bid Form, the Contract Bond, the General Conditions, the Contract Form and any Addenda and Amendments (each as defined in the General Conditions and collectively, the "Contract Documents").  Upon review all responsive bids will be ranked according to total transaction cost and presented to the Cellulose Committee at 1:00 p.m., August 1, 2014.

EACH BIDDER MAY SUBMIT ONLY ONE (1) BID.

Except as provided in Article I of the Instructions to Bidders, a Bidder may not withdraw his bid within Sixty (60) days of the actual reading thereof.  The Agency reserves the right to waive any informalities, irregularities or deviations from the Contract Documents which do not affect the amount of the bid or otherwise give a Bidder a competitive advantage.  The Agency reserves the right to reject any and all bids and to award the contract to any remaining Bidder.  Unless all bids are rejected, the Agency will award the contract to the lowest responsive and responsible Bidder as determined at the discretion of the Agency in accordance with Article I of the Instructions to Bidders.  The penalty for making a false statement in a bid is set forth in 18 U.S.C. '1001.

Please find attached the requested bid documents.  Read them carefully and if you have questions contact David Evans at 740-594-8499 (ext.256) or:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

1.   The attachments include the following:
          
•    Instructions to Bidders, IB-1 ® IB-6
•    Bid Form, BF-1 ® BF-7
•    Contract Bond, CB-1 ® CB-3
•    General Conditions, GC-1 ® GC-15
•    Contract, CF-1 ® CF-4  
•    A Certification Regarding Debarment which must be signed by the Governing Board Chairperson and submitted with the bid documents.

2.   Also be advised that a statement signed by the Governing Board Chairperson must accompany the bid documents wherein assurance is provided that all cellulose insulation offered for bid meets the recoverable material percentage guidelines established by the Environmental Protection Agency in accordance with section 6002 of the Solid Waste Disposal Act, as amended by the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act of 1976 (RCRA).  As a percentage by weight, cellulose insulation must have a minimum content of 75% post-consumer recovered paper.

3.    All bid documents information and items requested must be received electronically in this office no later than 1:00 p.m. Friday, August 1, 2014 by forwarding them to:   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Thank you for your time and attention.