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S T A T E O F M A R Y L A N D          
N O T I C E T O C O N T R A C T O R S          
SEALED BIDS for projects listed below will be received by The State           
Highway Administration’s Office of Construction, in the Bid Box located           
at the Hanover Complex, 7450 Traffic Drive, Hanover, Maryland 21076 until           
12 Noon on the date specified below for Bid Opening, at which time and           
place they will be publicly opened and read. The Maryland Department of           
Transportation (MDOT) hereby notifies all bidders that in regard to any           
contract entered into pursuant to this advertisement, minority business           
enterprises will be afforded full opportunity to submit bids in response           
to this notice and will not be subjected to discrimination on the basis           
of race, color, sex or national origin in consideration for an award.           
Minority business enterprises are encouraged to respond to this           
On Federally assisted projects, the bidder's attention is called to           
the Standard Federal Equal Employment Opportunity Construction Contract           
Specifications (Executive Order 11246) which is a part of the contract           
proposal. All of these activities shall be done in accordance with Title           
VI of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, as amended.          
It is the goal of MDOT that Disadvantaged and/or Minority Business           
Enterprises participate in all Federal Aid and State contracts, as           
applicable. Each contract will contain a specific participation goal.          
Counties: Montgomery Cost of Plans: $0.00          
Contract No.: MO3515172 Classification: K          
Funding: State Bid Opening: November 5, 2015          
F.A.P. Number: N/A          
NOTICE: Contractors are required to register with E-Maryland Marketplace           
(eMM), log-in, acknowledge all bid amendments and submit the Addendum           
Verifications to be Awarded a Contract. Once logged-in bidders can           
obtain the contract documents in electronic format (Ad Notice, IFB,           
Plans, X-sections and the Addenda material). Bidders may also refer to           
the Contractors’ Information Center on the SHA internet at           
www.roads.maryland.gov. There is no cost for this material. Bids shall be           
opened by SHA’s Office of Construction.          
This project, located in Montgomery County, is for the construction           
of a new interchange between I-270 (Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial           
Highway) and Watkins Mill Road between MD 124 (Montgomery Village Avenue)           
and the Great Seneca Creek in Gaithersburg, Maryland. Major work           
includes the construction of a bridge for Watkins Mill Road spanning I-          
270, construction of onramps and offramps providing access from Watkins           
Mill Road to I-270, construction of a new offramp for MD 124, stream           
restoration of the unnamed tributary to the Great Seneca Creek that runs           
alongside SB I-270, and the relocation of several utility lines.          
The work will consist of the following:          
(a) Construction of a bridge carrying Watkins Mill Road over I-270 and           
the unnamed tributary to the Great Seneca Creek          
(b) Onramps and offramps linking Watkins Mill Road and I-270,           
signalization of the intersections between these ramps and Watkins Mill           
Road. The SB I-270 to Watkins Mill Road offramp includes a bridge           
spanning the unnamed tributary          
(c) Construction of a new offramp from SB I-270 to MD 124          
(d) Construction of several retaining walls along the ramps          
(e) Grinding and resurfacing of mainline and C/D lanes of I-270, and a           
portion of Watkins Mill Road          
(f) Extensive stream restoration for the unnamed tributary, including           
stream bed realignment and floodplain excavation          
(g) The construction of two culverts and several drainage structures as           
part of the stormwater management and erosion and settlement control,           
including the extension of the existing culvert that carries the unnamed           
tributary underneath I-270 to include the ramp to MD 124          
(h) Landscaping           
(i) Utility relocation work          
(j) Signing and permanent pavement markings          
Pre Bid Conference: A Pre Bib Conference will not be held for this           
Minimum wage rates for each Project, if applicable, have been pre-          
determined by law and are set forth in the Invitation for Bids.  Bids           
must be made upon the blank proposal form which, with specifications and           
plans, will be furnished by the Administration upon application and cash           
payment noted.          
In accordance with State Finance and Procurement Title 13 of the           
Annotated Code of Maryland, no bid, performance or payment bonds are           
required for bids less than $100,000.00. However, bids $100,000.00 and           
above will not be considered unless accompanied by a Certified Check, a           
Cashier's Check or a Treasurer's Check drawn upon a bank, or a Bid Bond           
payable to the State of Maryland, or Cash, or Trust Account, or pledge of           
United States backed Securities or State of Maryland Bonds. Special           
procedures for submitting cash are outlined in COMAR 21.06.07.          
Bid Security shall equal at least five percent (5%) of the total           
amount bid. Also, the successful bidder will be required to supply           
Payment and Performance Bonds for all Contracts in excess of $100,000.00.          
Administration reserves the right to reject any and all bids.          
DATE: September 29, 2015          
Gregory C. Johnson, P.E.