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S T A T E O F M A R Y L A N D          
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION          
STATE HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION          
          
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 solicitation.          
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.          
          
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.          
          
Counties: Carroll and Howard Counties Cost of Plans: $0.00          
Contract No.: AW0775482 Classification: D          
Funding: 100% State Bid Opening: March 3, 2016          
F.A.P. Number: N/A          
          
Description: This thirty-six (36) month Establishment project covers Carroll and Howard           
Counties within the Maryland State Highway Administration District 7. The project will           
maintain existing tree sites/forest stands and install infill tree plantings in           
previously established sites, as needed, to maintain sufficient density within forest           
stands. A .kmz map file of these sites will be provided to the Contractor upon request or           
at Notice to Proceed. Area wide maps of the sites are included in the Detail Sheets of           
this IFB.           
          
Pre Bid Conference: A Pre Bid Conference will be held on February 10, 2016 at 9am at the           
District 7 Dayton Shop, 4401 Maryland Route 32, Dayton, Maryland 21036.          
          
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: January 26, 2016 Administrator