Hemlock Park Improvements Bid

Prospective bidders will not be able to attend the bid opening as City Hall is currently closed to visitors due to COVID-19 guidelines. A virtual bid opening is scheduled for Friday, May 14, 2021 at 10:00 am. Sealed Bids will be received via email to Fleis & VandenBrink, afiller@fveng.com, as a scanned PDF attachment, until 9:00 a.m. local time, Friday, May 14, 2021. A virtual meeting link will be provided prior to the date of the bid opening. Original bidding documents shall be shipped next day air to the issuing office: Fleis & VandenBrink, Inc., 2960 Lucerne Drive SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546. Bidders will not be held responsible for overnight delivery service delays as long as the documents were shipped. Mailed bids shall be post marked by Friday, May 14, 2021 by 9:00 am.  As-read bid results will be posted at https://www.fveng.com/bid-room Monday, May 17, 2021.


Items of work include HMA pavement removal, miscellaneous removals, soil erosion control measures, earthwork and grading, aggregate base, sand subbase, perforated underdrain 4-inch,  concrete sidewalk 4-inch, concrete court paving, 5- inch, black vinyl fencing, basketball court goal, tennis court nets, pickleball nets, court acrylic color surfacing, kayak launch, rip-rap surface restoration, and all related work.


Bids will be accepted only from Plan Holders of Record. In order to be a Plan Holder of Record, Bidding Documents must be obtained from the Issuing Office at: Fleis & VandenBrink Engineering, Inc., 2960 Lucerne Drive SE, Grand Rapids, Michigan, 49546: Telephone 616.977.1000.


Electronic Bidding Documents may be obtained by contacting Andrew Filler at 616.977.1000 ext. 1924 or afiller@fveng.com. Bidding Documents are available to be emailed in portable document format (PDF) at no cost.  No hard copies of Bidding Documents will be made available. The date that the Bidding Documents are transmitted by the Issuing Office will be considered the Bidder’s date of receipt of the Bidding Documents. Partial sets of Bidding Documents will not be available from the Issuing Office. Neither Owner nor Engineer will be responsible for full or partial sets of Bidding Documents, including Addenda if any, obtained from sources other than the Issuing Office. 


Bidding Documents may be examined at the following locations:


Fleis & VandenBrink Engineering, Inc. Bid Room at www.fveng.com

City of Big Rapids, 226 N. Michigan Avenue, Big Rapids, Michigan 49307

Builders Exchange of Michigan:  4461 Cascade Road SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546

Builders Exchange of Kalamazoo:  3431 East Kilgore Road, Kalamazoo, MI 49001

Builders Exchange of Lansing:  1240 East Saginaw Street, Lansing, MI 48906


Bid security shall be furnished in accordance with the Instructions to Bidders.


The City of Big Rapids reserves the right to accept any bid, reject any or all bids, to waive informalities and make the award in any manner deemed in the best interest of the City of Big Rapids.