February 1, 2024

NOTICE OF INVITATION FOR BID (IFB)
Metro Transit Facility Sustainability Project at 2222 Cuming Street, Omaha, NE
PROJECT #: NE-34-X009
(“Project”)

The Regional Metropolitan Transit Authority of Omaha d/b/a Metro (“Metro”) is requesting bid from qualified responsible contractors for the performance of Work (as defined in the IFB Documents) in conformity with the Contract Documents (as defined in the IFB Documents). Metro will receive sealed bids for that purpose, until Thursday, March 7, 2024, 2:00 pm Central Standard Time, (“Submission Deadline”) at which time Metro will publicly open and read the tabulated bids. Bids not received by Metro as of the Submission Deadline will not be considered responsive and will not be opened. Bids not meeting specified delivery and methods of submittal will not be considered responsive and will not be opened. Metro reserves the right to extend the Submission Deadline by issuing an Addendum.

Prospective Bidders should refer to the Bid Documents for a detailed description of the Base Bid and Add Alternate Work Project, including the required deliverables and end products. For informational purposes only, the Work includes, but is not limited to, the following:

Base Bid Project elements:

  • Remove skylights, cap opening and replace with solid flat roofing.
  • Replace select skylights with panel skylights.
  • Install solar panels on roof in place of skylights.
  • Construct Maintenance Area associated mechanical components to provide conditioned air in the space.
  • Acquire and install new sensors related to detecting leaking compressed natural gas in vehicle storage and/or fueling areas.
  • Modify the existing fire sprinkler system in the bus storage area.
  •  Upgrade/replace the fire alarm system throughout the Metro building.
  • Replace 39 electrical panels throughout the Metro building.

Parking Lot Bid Add Alternate elements:

  • Remove and replace the west (employee) parking lot surface and drainage system.
  • Install parking lot security upgrades, including fencing, cameras and lighting and eliminate portions of the proposed landscaping as Alternates to the Parking Lot Bid Add Alternate.

The current forms of the IFB and all issued Addenda are available for inspection at Metro’s Administrative Offices located at 2222 Cuming Street in Omaha, Nebraska (“Administrative Offices”) and online at the following links www.standardshare.com and www.ometro.com. Metro reserves the right to modify all or any of the same at any time prior to the Submission Deadline through an Addendum.

Without limitation to any right of Metro set forth in the Bid Documents, it is anticipated that Metro will award a firm fixed price (lump sum of aggregate of unit prices) Contract to the responsible bidder whose bid complies with bid requirements and is lowest in price. It is anticipated that the Contract will be awarded no later than (30) days after the date of the Bid Opening.

The requirements of 49 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 26 applies to the Contract. It is the policy of Metro to practice nondiscrimination based on race, color, sex, or national origin in the award of performance of the Contract. Metro encourages participation under this solicitation by all qualifying and responsible firms regardless of business size or ownership, whether as the prime contractor or subcontractor. There is an established Disadvantage Business Enterprise (DBE) participation goal for the Contract in the amount of 2.2% Base Bid.

The Bid Add Alternate elements bring greater opportunity for DBE participation. This unique goals for the Base Bid+Add Alternates have been established and are outlined below:

  • Base Bid + Alternate 1 Parking Lot Replacement: 3.9%
  • Base Bid + Alternate 1 Parking Lot Replacement + Parking Lot Bid Alternate 1: 4.0%
  • Base Bid + Alternate 1 Parking Lot Replacement + Parking Lot Bid Alternate 2: 3.9%

A Non-Mandatory Pre-Bid Conference will be held on February 13, 2024, at 2:00 pm Central Standard Time in Metro’s Administrative Office Board Room located at 2222 Cuming Street, Omaha NE 68102. This Pre-Bid Conference is not mandatory, but contractors are encouraged to attend.

All bids must be made on the forms (and contain all certificates, documentation, and information) required by the IFB Documents and must be accompanied by Bid security in the amount and on forms required thereby. Any bid that does not fully comply with any requirement of the IFB Documents will be considered non-responsive, and Metro shall be entitled to reject any such bid at any time. Metro reserves the right to waive any minor informality or mere irregularity contained in any bid.

No bid will be construed to be binding on Metro unless: (i) A Contract first has been awarded by its Board of Directors at a public meeting; (ii) The Contract has been duly executed by each of the Contractor and Metro, and (iii) All conditions applicable to such award of the Contract and as otherwise may be set forth in the Contract Documents have been fully satisfied.

Bids must be received with all requires submittals as stated in the IFB, no later than March 7, 2024, at 2:00 pm Central Standard Time, at which time they will be publicly opened, read and tabulated by Metro at Metro’s Administrative Offices Board Room located at 2222 Cuming Street, Omaha, NE 68102. Metro prefers Bids be submitted via Mail or hand delivery. The upper-left hand corner of the sealed enveloped must identify the following information:

(Name of Contractor/Bidder)

Sealed Bid for project:

METRO TRANSIT FACILITY SUSTAINABILITY PROJECT

NE-34-X009, Spec. 27-22

Envelopes, containing bids must be sealed and addressed to:     

The Regional Metropolitan Transit Authority of Omaha Metro

Attn: Procurement and Contracts Manager

METRO TRANSIT FACILITY SUSTAINABILITY PROJECT

              2222 Cuming St

              Omaha NE 68102-4392

Due Date, regardless of submission type is: 2:00 pm, Central Standard Time, March 7, 2024. For information regarding this bid contact the Procurement and Contracts Manager at procurement@ometro.com or call: 402-341-7560 Ext. 2272. Any questions of request for clarification are due from Bidders on February 16, 2024, at 4:00 pm Central Standard Time and submitted on the appropriate form included in the IFB. See Exhibit “F” Request for Clarification or Substitution. Metro’s response to these submissions will be in the form of an Addendum.

No person or entity submitting a bid in response to this IFB, nor any officer, employee, agent, representative, relative or consultant representing such a person (or entity) may contact through any means, or engage in any discussion concerning the award of this contract with any member of Metro’s Board or any employee of Metro (excluding Procurement staff) during the period beginning on the date of bid issue and ending on the date of the selection of Contractor. Any such contact would be grounds for disqualification of the Bidder.

SECTION 1 – PROJECTED BID SCHEDULE

Bid Advertised and Issued February 1st, 2024
Non-Mandatory Pre-Bid Conference

Metro’s Administration Office Building, Board Room

2222 Cumming Street, Omaha NE 68102

February 13, 2024, at 2:00 pm CST
Questions/Requests for Clarifications of Substitution February 16, 2024, at 4:00 pm CST
Metro’s Response to Questions/Requests for Clarification of Substitution February 21, 2024, at 4:00 pm CST
Bid Closing March 7, 2024, at 2:00 pm CST
Public Bid Opening

Metro’s Administration Office Building, Board Room

2222 Cumming Street, Omaha NE 68102

March 7, 2024, at 2:00 pm CST
Board Award March 28, 2024.

Metro Transit Facility Sustainability Project IFB – Divisions 1 through 7_Project No NE-34-X009 (02/01/24)
Metro Transit Facility Sustainability Project IFB – Division-8_Project-No NE-34-X009 (02/01/24)
Metro Transit Facility Sustainability Project IFB – Addendum 1 (02/14/24)
Metro Transit Facility Sustainability Project IFB – Addendum 2 (02/21/24)
Metro Original 1981 Building Plans (2/22/2024)
Metro Transit Facility Sustainability Project IFB – Addendum 3 (02/23/24)
Metro Transit Facility Sustainability Project IFB – Addendum 4 (02/26/24)