PROJECT: Upper Wapsipinicon Watershed Management Authority UW-BID-002

Phase 2 Watershed Improvements (13-NDRI-005)

Buchanan County, Iowa

BIDS DUE:  July 30, 2020  2:00 P.M.

Shive-Hattery, Inc.

4125 Westown Parkway, Suite 100

West Des Moines, IA 50266

BID TO: Upper Wapsipinicon Watershed Management Authority through grant

13-NDRI-005 by way of Howard County, Iowa

(Hereinafter referred to as “Owner”)

NON-MANDATORY      July 23, 2020
      10:00 A.M.

The pre-bid meeting will be held virtually due to COVID-19 precautions. Interested parties may join via the Go-To Meeting website and Meeting ID:


Meeting ID:415-844-469

Bidders may also call in using the call-in number. We recommend using the web-based meeting to view documents that will be shared during the meeting.

Alternate Call in Number: +1 (571) 317-3122

Access Code: 415-844-469

Site visits to individual project locations may be coordinated with the Engineer.


Sealed bids for the work comprising improvements as stated below must be filed by 2:00 P.M. according to the clock in the office of Shive-Hattery, Inc. on July 30, 2020, 4125 Westown Parkway, Suite 100, West Des Moines, Iowa 50266.  Bids received after the deadline for submission of bids as stated herein shall not be considered and shall be returned to the late bidder unopened. Please note that the Shive-Hattery office is closed to the public due to COVID-19, however bids may be dropped off in person outside of the office front door. Please call 515-223-8104 when you arrive, and someone will come outside to receive your bid envelope.

Sealed bids will be opened and bids tabulated at 2:05 P.M. on July 30, 2020 at Shive-Hattery, Inc., 4125 Westown Parkway, Suite 100, West Des Moines, Iowa 50266 for consideration by Howard County. Due to COVID-19, the bid opening will not be open to the public.

Bidders may listen to the bid opening by calling the following call in number:

Bid Opening Call in Number: 1 (786) 535-3211

Access Code: 699-834-869

General Nature of Improvement

Upper Wapsipinicon WMA – Howard County

Phase 2 Watershed Improvements


Buchanan County, Iowa

Shive-Hattery Project No. 4182270

The general nature of the improvement consists of five individual project locations where either a pond or a dry basin will be constructed on agricultural land within the Upper Wapsipinicon River Watershed located in Buchanan County, Iowa. The scope of work includes, but is not limited to: mobilization, site preparation, topsoiling, core trench excavation, embankment construction, corrugated metal pipe procurement and installations, tile investigation, removal, and installation and seeding, mulching and fertilizing. The engineer’s opinion of probable cost for all three projects is approximately $164,000.

Copies of the contract documents are on file and are available from Rapid Reproductions, Inc., 6015 Huntington Ct NE, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52402, phone (319) 364-2473, web: [email protected].


In order to ensure receipt of any project addenda, bidders should ensure they are placed on the planholders list. 

Questions regarding the project should be received in writing by 5:00 P.M. on July 24, 2020 and should be emailed to:

Dan Jensen, PE

Shive-Hattery, Inc.

Email: [email protected]

Bidders may visit the sites to become familiar with the nature and extent of work to be performed and local conditions that may affect the work.  Coordinate visits with Dan Jensen at 515-422-5536 or by email at [email protected].

Section 3 Requirements

  1. The work to be performed under this contract is subject to the requirements of section 3 of the Housing and Urban Development Act of 1968, as amended, 12 U.S.C. 1701u (section 3). The purpose of section 3 is to ensure that employment and other economic opportunities generated by HUD assistance or HUD-assisted projects covered by section 3, shall, to the greatest extent feasible, be directed to low- and very low-income persons, particularly persons who are recipients of HUD assistance for housing.
  2. The parties to this contract agree to comply with HUD’s regulations in 24 CFR part 135, which implement section 3. As evidenced by their execution of this contract, the parties to this contract certify that they are under no contractual or other impediment that would prevent them from complying with the part 135 regulations.
  3. The contractor agrees to send to each labor organization or representative of workers with which the contractor has a collective bargaining agreement or other understanding, if any, a notice advising the labor organization or workers’ representative of the contractor’s commitments under this section 3 clause, and will post copies of the notice in conspicuous places at the work site where both employees and applicants for training and employment positions can see the notice. The notice shall describe the section 3 preference, shall set forth minimum number and job titles subject to hire, availability of apprenticeship and training positions, the qualifications for each; and the name and location of the person(s) taking applications for each of the positions; and the anticipated date the work shall begin.
  4. The contractor agrees to include this section 3 clause in every subcontract subject to compliance with regulations in 24 CFR part 135, and agrees to take appropriate action, as provided in an applicable provision of the subcontract or in this section 3 clause, upon a finding that the subcontractor is in violation of the regulations in 24 CFR part 135. The contractor will not subcontract with any subcontractor where the contractor has notice or knowledge that the subcontractor has been found in violation of the regulations in 24 CFR part 135.
  5. The contractor will certify that any vacant employment positions, including training positions, that are filled (1) after the contractor is selected but before the contract is executed, and (2) with persons other than those to whom the regulations of 24 CFR part 135 require employment opportunities to be directed, were not filled to circumvent the contractor’s obligations under 24 CFR part 135.
  6. Noncompliance with HUD’s regulations in 24 CFR part 135 may result in sanctions, termination of this contract for default, and debarment or suspension from future HUD assisted contracts.
  7. With respect to work performed in connection with section 3 covered Indian housing assistance, section 7(b) of the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act (25 U.S.C. 450e) also applies to the work to be performed under this contract. Section 7(b) requires that to the greatest extent feasible (i) preference and opportunities for training and employment shall be given to Indians, and (ii) preference in the award of contracts and subcontracts shall be given to Indian organizations and Indian-owned Economic Enterprises. Parties to this contract that are subject to the provisions of section 3 and section 7(b) agree to comply with section 3 to the maximum extent feasible, but not in derogation of compliance with section 7(b).

Section 3 Businesses are encouraged to respond to this proposal.  A Section 3 business is a business that is:

51% owned by Section 3 residents*

Whose permanent, full-time staff is comprised of at least 30% Section 3 residents*

Has committed 25% of the dollar amount of its subcontracts to Section 3 businesses

*A Section 3 resident is defined as a public housing resident or someone with a household income that is less than 80% of the area median income.

Businesses that believe they meet the Section 3 criteria are encouraged to register as a Section 3 Business through HUD’s website: