2023 Sidewalk Program




Sealed bids will be received by the City Clerk of Johnston, Iowa at her office at 6221 Merle Hay

Road, Johnston, IA 50131, before 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 28, 2024 for the following

described public improvement:


Project No. 0023J006.00

At the above time and place all bids received by the City will be opened and publicly read with

the results being reported to the Johnston City Council at their meeting on Monday, March 4,

2024 at 7:00 p.m. at which time the Council may take action on the proposals submitted or at

such time as may then be fixed.

The City Council of Johnston, Iowa, will hold a public hearing on the proposed Plans,

Specifications, Form of Contract, and Estimate of Costs for the construction of said

improvements at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, March 4, 2024 at the Council Chamber in City Hall,

6221 Merle Hay Road, Johnston, IA 50131. At said hearing, any interested person may appear

and file objections thereto or to the cost of the improvements.

The extent of work on this project is the furnishing of all labor, equipment, and materials for the

construction of improvements in Johnston generally described as follows:

Construction of the 2023 SIDEWALK IMPROVEMENTS including all materials, labor, and

equipment necessary for the installation of approximately: 50 SY of PCC pavement and 900

SY of PCC sidewalk.

The work shall be performed within the Green Meadows West neighborhoods.

The kinds of materials, estimated quantities, and work to be done for the project on which bids

will be received are as shown on the bid proposal for said project.

All work is to be done in strict compliance with the Plans and Specifications prepared by the

Engineer which are now on file for public examination in the office of the City Clerk.

All bids shall be made on a form furnished by the City and shall be filed before the time

specified above, in a sealed envelope addressed to the City Clerk of Johnston, Iowa, clearly

stating that the envelope contains a bid on this project.

Each bidder shall accompany its bid with bid security as defined in Iowa Code Section 26.8, as

security that the successful bidder will enter into a contract for the work bid upon and will

furnish after the award of contract a corporate surety bond, in a form acceptable to the City, for

the faithful performance of the contract and guaranteeing payment to all persons supplying labor

and/or materials in the execution of the work provided for in the contract, in an amount equal to

100% of the amount of the contract. Additionally, the bidder must provide the City with a

guarantee of maintenance of said improvement for a period of four (4) years from the time of

acceptance by the City. The bidder’s security shall be in an amount equal to ten percent (10%)

of the total amount of the bid and shall be in the form of a cashier’s check or a certified check

drawn on an FDIC insured bank in Iowa or on an FDIC insured bank chartered under the laws of

the United States; or a certified share draft drawn on a credit union in Iowa or chartered under

the laws of the United States; or a bid bond on the form provided in the contract documents with

corporate surety satisfactory to the City. The bid shall contain no condition except as provided

in the specifications.

If the bidder fails to execute the contract and to furnish an acceptable performance, payment, and

maintenance bond or provide a Certificate of Insurance within ten (10) days after acceptance of

the bid by the City, the bid security may be forfeited or cashed by the City as liquidated


By virtue of statutory authority, a preference will be given to products and provisions grown and

coal produced within the State of Iowa.

In accordance with Iowa statutes, a resident bidder shall be allowed a preference as against a

nonresident bidder from a state or foreign country if that state or foreign country gives or

requires any preference to bidders from that state or foreign country, including but not limited to

any preference to bidders, the imposition of any type of labor force preference, or any other form

of preferential treatment to bidders or laborers from that state or foreign country. The preference

allowed shall be equal to the preference given or required by the state or foreign country in

which the nonresident bidder is a resident. In the instance of a resident labor force preference, a

nonresident bidder shall apply the same resident labor force preference to a public improvement

in this state as would be required in the construction of a public improvement by the state or

foreign country in which the nonresident bidder is a resident.

Failure to submit a fully completed Bidder Status Form with the bid may result in the bid being

deemed nonresponsive and rejected.

A sales tax exemption certificate will be available for all material purchased for incorporation in

the project.

Work on said project shall commence within ten (10) days of the issuance of a written notice to

proceed. The notice to proceed is expected to be issued in March, 2024.The work shall be

completed as follows:

Final Project Completion Date = November 1, 2024

Liquidated damages in the amount of seven hundred fifty dollars ($750.00) per day will be

assessed for each day that the work remains uncompleted after the end of the contract period.

Payment for the work will be made by the City in cash from such funds as may be legally

available including cash on hand, proceeds from the sale and issuance of General Obligation

Bonds and such other funds including the proceeds from the sale and issuance of such other

bonds as may lawfully be issued as the City Council may at its sole discretion determine and


Payment will be made to the contractor based on monthly estimates in amounts equal to ninetyfive

(95%) percent of the contract value of the work completed during the preceding calendar

month, and will be based upon an estimate prepared by the Contractor on the first day of the

month, subject to the approval of the Engineer. Any such payment by the City shall in no way

be construed as an act of acceptance for any part of the work partially or totally completed. Final

payment by the City will be made in accordance with Iowa statutes and the contract documents.

Bidding forms may be obtained from Foth Infrastructure and Environment at 8191 Birchwood

Court, Suite L, Johnston, Iowa 50131. Copies of Plans and Specifications and contract

documents can be obtained at the same address.

The City reserves the right to reject any and/or all bids and to waive any and/or all technicalities

and/or all irregularities.


Cyndee Rhames, City Clerk