Legal Notice to Bidders


City of Whiting
Lake County, Indiana 

Sealed bids for the 2022 Roadway Crack Sealing will be received at City Hall of the City of Whiting, 1443 119th Street, Whiting, Indiana, 46394, until 9:00 AM, local prevailing time, on February 22, 2022.  The bids will be opened and read aloud at the Board of Public Works & Safety meeting beginning at 9:00 AM that same day.  There will be no pre-Bid conference for this project.

The project consists of the crack sealing of various roadway segments in the City of Whiting, IN.

The Project Documents may be OBTAINED ONLY on or after February 8, 2022 from Reprographic Arts, Inc., (219) 872-9111,  A copy of the Project Documents is available for viewing at ONLY at City Hall of the City of Whiting, 1443 119th Street, Whiting, Indiana, 46394.  Questions regarding the project shall be directed to Trisha Nugent ( via email ONLY.

All questions are due by end of business on February 18, 2022.

Proposals shall be properly and completely executed on the Bid Form provided in the Project Documents, and must be accompanied by an executed Indiana State Board of Accounts Form 96, confirmation that copies of Addenda were received (if issued), and satisfactory bid security.

A certified or cashiers check payable to the City of Whiting or a bid bond in an amount equal to five (5) percent of the bid amount must accompany each bid.  All checks from unsuccessful bidders will be returned to them by the City upon selection of the successful bidder. The successful Bidder will be required to provide both a Performance and Payment Bond each portion in the amount of one hundred (100) percent of the Contract amount.

Bidders must be experienced in the construction of the type of facilities to be built under the Contract(s) for which a bid is submitted. Bidders and their subcontractors shall be INDOT prequalified to perform the work specified in these contract documents. Materials shall be supplied by an INDOT certified manufacturer.

Pursuant to Indiana Code 22-5-1.7-11, the Contractor entering into a contract with the City of Whiting is required to enroll in and verify the work eligibility status of all of its newly hired employees through the E-Verify program.  The Contractor is not required to verify the work eligibility status of all its newly hired employees through the E-Verify program if the E-Verify program no longer exists.

Pursuant to Indiana Code 5-22-16.5 the City of Whiting may not contract with a person who is engaged in investment activities in Iran.

In determining the lowest responsible bidder, the Owner will consider the Total Base Bid and/or any combinations of the total base bid and/or alternate bids made for the Contract.  The Owner may also consider all other relevant facts mentioned in the Project Documents or which the Owner may legally consider.

The City reserves the right to reject any and all bids or to waive any informalities in the bidding, should the City deem it to be in the public interest to do so.

Authorized and published by the authority of the City of Whiting, Indiana acting by and through its Board of Public Works & Safety.

Steve Spebar, President, Board of Public Works & Safety

Due to an error in the publication process, the City is posting this bid on its website in accordance with IC 5-3-1-2(k)(2).