Berea Municipal Utilities is Accepting Bids for Solar Electric Grid-tie in System


Sealed Bids for the Berea Solar Farm for the City of Berea, Kentucky will be received in the Mayors Office, 212 Chestnut Street, Berea, Kentucky, 40403 until 4:00 p.m. (local time) on October 4, 2011. The bids will be opened and publicly read aloud at the City Council Meeting at 6:30 p.m. on October 4, 2011. There will be a site-visit at 11:00 am on Tuesday, September 27, for interested parties.

The scope of the work includes the construction of an approximately 14-kW ground mounted photovoltaic (PV) array with fencing.

The Background Information, Technical Parameters, Scope of Services, Proposal Requirements, and other Instructions to Bidders are available at:

Berea Municipal Utilities
200 Harrison Rd.
Berea, KY 40403
Phone: (859) 986-4391

The OWNER reserves the right to waive any informality or to reject any or all bids.

Attention of bidders is particularly called to the requirements as to conditions of employment to be observed and minimum wage rates to be paid under the contract, established by the U.S. Department of Labor under the provisions of the Davis-Bacon Act and the Kentucky Department of Labor, as set forth in Chapter 337 of the Kentucky Revised Statutes (per amendments adopted by the 1970 General Assembly), as applicable. Funding for the Berea Municipal Utilities project will be provided in part from Energy Efficiency Community Block Grant funding via the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Contractors will be required to meet federal requirements and comply with reporting requirements. Davis Bacon Wage Rates and Buy American provisions apply.

Bidders must comply with the President’s Executive Orders Nos. 11246 and 1187, which prohibit discrimination in employment regarding race, creed, color, sex, or national origin. Where the President’s Executive Order No. 11246 is shown, Executive Order No. 11874 also applies. Bidders must make positive efforts to secure local, small, female-owned and/or minority-owned business enterprise participation is encouraged in accordance with Federal Government policy and as detailed in the contract documents and specifications.

Bidders must comply with Section 8, Segregated Facilities, Section 109, Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Anti-Kickback Act, the Contract Work Hours and Safety Standard Act, and the Davis-Bacon Act.

The Kentucky Relay Service for the Hearing and Speech Impaired can be reached at 1-800-424-8802. Call this number and an “interpreter” will connect the caller with the requested person/state office.

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