Water Service Line Replacement 2023

The City of Big Rapids is requesting sealed bids for Water Service Line Replacement 2023. Bid documents may be obtained in the Public Works Office located at Big Rapids City Hall, 226 N. Michigan Ave. Big Rapids, MI 49307 or by downloading them here.

All Bids shall follow the City of Big Rapids requirements of a sealed bid, placed within a sealed envelope submitted to the City of Big Rapids Treasury Department on (Monday January 30th, @2:00 p.m. E.S.T).

It is the intent of the City to award the contract to the lowest and most qualified bidder whose price and qualifications cause its bid to be considered the best and most responsive bid. The City reserves the right to reject all bids, to waive minor irregularities, or take such other actions regarding acceptance or rejection of bids and bid alternates as it deems, in its sole discretion, will serve the public interest.

Bid Addendum - 1/20/2023

  • Bid Opening Date and Time: The bid opening date and time is changing to 2:00 p.m. local time, Monday, January 30th, 2023. Bids will be accepted in the Office of the City Treasurer, 226 N. Michigan Ave. Big Rapids, MI.
  • Measurement and Payment: More detail was included in measurement and payments to help contractor(s) have a more accurate idea of what is being asked, based upon questions asked from interested contractors.
  • Bid Proposal Form: Bid form will now have estimated quantities based upon historical data and samplings from this project. This project is a unit price project, but we have come up with estimated quantities to get a more accurate project total for all interested contractors.
  • Please go online to cityofbr.org or call Cody @231-590-4019 for further information.

Schedule and timeline:

  1. Release of Bid January 4th, 2023
  2. Opening of Bid January 30th, 2023
  3. Earliest date to start work April 1st, 2023
  4. Completion Date November 15th, 2023



Heather Bowman

Director of Public Works