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Sealed bids will be received by the City Administrator’s Office of the City of Redwood Falls/Public Utilities, Minnesota (RFPU) at City Hall at 333 South Washington Street, Redwood Falls, MN, 56283, until 2:00 P.M. on the 19th day of October 2017, for construction of the South Substation Switchgear Replacement, at which time the bids shall be publicly opened and read aloud.

The general nature of the work on which bids will be received consists of the replacement of an existing lineup of 15 kV metal-clad switchgear.  The work includes the removal of the existing switchgear and associated cabling and wiring; and the furnishing and installation of new switchgear, control panels, cabling, wiring, and associated equipment. Additional work includes associated control building modifications as well as the removal of the existing substation transformer to switchgear bus duct and the construction of a transformer air terminal chamber to allow for the connection of new power cables.

The above work shall be in accordance with the specifications and proposed form of contract now on file in the office of the Municipal Electric Utility in said City of Redwood Falls, Minnesota, by this reference made a part hereof, as though fully set out and incorporated herein.

All bids shall be made on proposal forms furnished by the Engineer and shall be accompanied by bid security in the form of a certified check or bid bond, made payable to City of Redwood Falls, Minnesota, in the amount of ten percent (10%) of the bid, which security becomes the property of RFPU in the event the successful bidder fails to enter into a contract and post satisfactory Performance and Payment Bonds within fifteen (15) days after the award of contract.

Complete digital project bidding documents are available at  You may download the digital plan documents for $15 by inputting Quest project #5369454 on the website’s Project Search page.  Please contact at 952-233-1632 or for assistance in free membership registration, downloading, and working with this digital project information.  An optional paper set of the proposal forms and specifications for individual use may be obtained from the office of the Engineer, DGR Engineering, 1302 South Union, P.O. Box 511, Rock Rapids, Iowa 51246, telephone 712-472-2531, Fax 712-472-2710, e-mail:, upon payment of the following amounts for the project documents, none of which is refundable:

Project Manual, Specifications, and Drawings:               $100.00

Payment to the Contractor will be made on the basis of ninety percent (95%) upon certification of work completed; five percent (5%) within thirty-one (31) days after final completion and acceptance.  The construction shall be performed upon a Notice to Proceed issuance.  Substantial completion of the project shall be no later than July 1, 2018.  See the specifications for more details on construction timing requirements.

RFPU reserves the right to defer acceptance of any proposal for a period not to exceed thirty (30) days after the date proposals are received, and no proposal may be withdrawn during this period.  RFPU also reserves the right to reject any or all bids and enter into such contract as it shall deem to be in the best interest of the Municipal Electric Utility.


  By:  Chuck Heins
          Public Utilities Superintendent

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