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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 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, Information For Bids (“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: Prince George’s Cost of Plans: $0.00          
Contract No.: PG0415177 Classification: E          
Funding: State Bid Opening: April 14, 2016          
This project is for the construction of safety and resurfacing improvements on MD 5 (Branch Avenue), from the Surratts Road intersection to Structure No. 16249 over MD 223 (Woodyard Rd.). The project also includes the on/off ramps south of the bridge. The length of the project is 1.3 miles.          
The work will consist of grinding, resurfacing, patching, and the replacement and upgrading of Traffic Barrier W-Beam systems.          
Drainage improvements include outfall protection, repairing, cleaning, and trimming of pipes, inlets, and ditches. Pavement markings and rumble strips shall be placed.           
Pre Bid Conference: A Pre Bid Conference will not be held for this project.          
Minimum wage rates for each Project, if applicable, have been pre-determined by law and are set forth in the IFB.  Bids must be made upon the blank proposal form with the Addendum Verification Form that is furnished by the Administration.          
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: March 8, 2016 Administrator