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Pottawattamie Conservation Looking for Campground Bids

Posted on 2/14/2022
by Pottawattamie County

Download a PDF of this announcement here.

SECTION 00 1113
BIDS DUE: March 4, 2022 at 10:00AM

Pottawattamie County Conservation
227 S 6th Street, Suite 204
Council Bluffs, IA 51501

Architect (hereinafter referred to as Architect/Engineer):
Shive-Hattery, Inc.
4125 Westown Pkwy, Suite 100
West Des Moines, IA 50266


Sealed bids will be opened and publicly read at the 227 S 6th Street, Room 207 (Wild Rose Conference Room), Council Bluffs, IA at 10:00AM, Central Time, on March 4, 2022 or at such later time and place as may then be fixed.

Bids will be considered by the Owner at a public meeting to be held at Pottawattamie County Courthouse, 227 S 6th Street, Council Bluffs, IA at 7:00PM, Central Time, on March 8, 2022 or at such later time and place as may then be fixed.

The general nature of the work is as follows:
The project consists of three campgrounds, Arrowhead Campground, Old Town Campground, and Bonta Bend Campground, located throughout in Pottawattamie County. Arrowhead Campground will consist of removal of existing campsites, and the installation of 18 new gravel RV campsites with PCC picnic areas. Old Town campground consists of construction of 8 new RV gravel campsites with PCC picnic areas, and gravel access road. Botna Bend campground consists of 15 new RV campsites with PCC picnic areas, and sanitary sewer with pump and force main. Additionally, all sites will require grading and tree removal.

  • The work must commence on or about April 1, 2022.
  • The project must be substantially complete by October 1, 2022.
  • The project must reach final completion no later than November 1, 2022.

Bidding documents may be examined online at and at the following location(s):

  • Bid Clerk 28 N. Clark St., Suite 450, Chicago, IL 60602
  • Construction Market Data 30 Technology Parkway South, Suite 100, Norcross, GA 30092
  • Action Reprographics,, 5037 NE 14th Street, Des Moines, IA
  • Dodge Data & Analytics, 4300 Beltway Place, Ste. 180, Arlington, TX 76018-5253
  • iSqFt 4500 W. Lake Forest Drive Ste. 502, Cincinnati, OH 45242
  • Master Builders of Iowa, 221 Park Street, Des Moines, IA 50309

Copies of the Bidding documents may be obtained by Bidders and Subbidders at Action Reprographics, 5037 NE 14th Street, Des Moines, IA, 515.288.2146,, in accordance with the Instructions to Bidders upon depositing the sum of twenty dollars ($20.00) for each set of documents. A Master Builders card may be presented in place of a deposit. The deposit will be refunded in full upon return of the documents in good condition within ten days after receipt of bids.

Each Bidder shall accompany the Bid with a Bid security, in a separate envelope, as security that the successful bidder will enter into a contract for the work bid upon and will furnish after the award of the contract corporate surety bond or bonds, acceptable to the Owner, for the faithful performance of the contract, in an amount equivalent to one hundred percent of the amount of the contract. The bidder's security shall be in an amount equivalent to 5% of the bid amount, and shall be in the form of a cashier's or certified check drawn on a bank in Iowa or a bank chartered under the laws of the United States of America, or a certified bank share draft drawn on a credit union in Iowa or chartered under the laws of the United States of America or a bid bond with corporate surety satisfactory to the Owner. The bid security will be held by the Owner until a contract is fully executed and bonds are approved by the Owner.

All Bidders are required to provide a statement regarding their residency status as required by 875 Iowa Administrative Code Chapter 156.

Contractors using “materials, supplies, and equipment” on projects in designated “exempt entities” may purchase these items without liability for the sales tax. The contractor must have a purchasing agent authorization letter and an exemption certificate from the public entity to present to the retailer, which specifies the construction project and will be available for that project only.

Owner will issue an authorization letter and an exemption certificate to the contractor and/or subcontractors for the purchase or use of building materials, supplies, and equipment to be used on this project only. DO NOT include sales tax on your bid form. No bid may be withdrawn for a period of 30 days after the date of the scheduled closing time for the receipt of bids.

Bidders shall be prepared to submit a performance bond and payment bond conditioned on the faithful performance of the contract. Out-of-state bidders shall be prepared to submit an Out-of-State Contractor Bond to the Iowa Division of Labor in accordance with Chapter 91C of the Code of Iowa.

By virtue of statutory authority, a preference will be given to products and provisions grown and coal produced within the State of Iowa, and to Iowa labor to the extent lawfully required under Iowa law.

It is the intent of the Owner to award a contract to the lowest responsible, responsive bidder provided the bid has been submitted in accordance with the bidding requirements. The Owner reserves the right to waive informalities or irregularities. The Owner reserves the right to reject any or all bids.

Published by order of the board of Pottawattamie County Conservation, Iowa.
Publish: No later than February 19, 2022

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