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Sealed bids will be received by the City

Administrator of Wadena, Minnesota, at the

City offices, 222 2nd Street SE, Wadena,

MN 56482, until 2:00 P.M. on the 9th day of

February, 2012, for Furnishing 15 kV Switch-

gear, at which time the bids shall be publicly

opened and read aloud.

The equipment is described in general as


A new lineup of 15 kV indoor metalclad

switchgear including one (1) transition

bay, one (1) future breaker bay, and six

(6) vacuum circuit breakers, with related

controls and accessories.

The above equipment shall be in accor-

dance with the specifications and proposed

form of contract now on file in the office of

the City Offices in said City of Wadena, Min-

nesota, by this reference made a part hereof,

as though fully set out and incorporated


Material suppliers desiring a copy of the

proposal forms and specifications for indi-

vidual use may obtain them from the office of

DeWild Grant Reckert and Associates Com-

pany, Engineers, Rock Rapids, Iowa, tele-

phone (712) 472-2531, fax (712) 472-2710,

website, e-mail, no deposit required.

Each proposal shall be made out on a

blank form furnished by the office of the En-

gineer and must contain either a cashier's

check or draft or check certified and drawn

on a solvent State or National bank, in an

amount equal to ten percent (10%) of the

amount of the Bid; or a bid bond executed be

a corporation authorized to contract as a

surety in the State of Minnesota, in an

amount not less than ten percent (10%) of

the amount of the Bid. The bid security shall

be made payable to the City of Wadena,

Minnesota. The bid security must not con-

tain any conditions either in the body or as

an endorsement thereon. Such bid security

shall be forfeited to the City as liquidated

damages in the event the successful bidder

fails or refuses to enter into a contact within

ten (1) days after the award of contract.

Payment to the Supplier for the equipment

shall be made on the basis of ninety percent

(90%) of the contract price for the equipment

after installation; ten percent (10%), within

30 days after final completion, field testing,

required test reports, record drawings, final

documentation and certification by Engineer.

Delivery and installation of the 15 kV switch-

gear shall be no later than August 30, 2012.

The City of Wadena reserves the right to

defer acceptance of any proposal for a peri-

od not to exceed thirty (30) days after the

date proposals are received and no proposal

may be withdrawn during this period. The

City also reserves the right to reject any or

all bids and enter into such contract as it

shall deem to be in the best interest of the


Dated this 19th day of January 2012.


By _____/s/ Brad Swenson_____

City Administer

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