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RFP for Demolition of Residential Property

By: Shelby Hagan, City Clerk
Date Published: Tuesday, August 7, 2018




Intent:            The City of Bondurant is requesting Competitive Sealed Proposals from qualified firms interested in contracting with the City to provide building demolition services for the removal and clean-up of a residential property within the City of Bondurant.

The site is as follows: • Residential Structure at 113 Main St. SE Bondurant, Iowa 50035 situated on Lot 2 Blk. 5 in the City of Bondurant, Iowa and Lot 1 Blk.5 in the City of Bondurant, Iowa

The site and buildings are illustrated on the aerial map that is an attachment to this document. Note: It is the City’s intent to select a contractor for the site that will, in the City’s sole determination, provide the best demolition proposal at the least cost.

Scope of Work:  

Demolition – The contractor will be responsible for demolition, removal, and proper disposal of structure and contents of all existing vacant buildings listed above.

 The contractor will be responsible for all costs of transport and proper disposal of all demolition debris.

Certifications and permits – The contractor will be responsible for obtaining all certifications and permits necessary for completion of the project from the appropriate regulatory agencies.

Surveys and testing – Any surveys and materials testing that may be necessary for the successful completion of the project shall be the responsibility of the contractor.

Utility Disconnects – The demolition contractor will be responsible for coordinating and cost of all utility disconnects.

Reuse of Materials – No materials from the project are proposed for reuse by the City.

 Salvage of Materials – Unless referenced otherwise, the contractor shall take ownership of all scrap/salvage materials.

Extent of Underground Demolition – The contractor will be responsible for demolition of all slabs and all underground structures. The entire foundation should be removed and the opening filled with compacted earth. Approved material shall be placed as backfill in all excavated areas and graded to the elevation necessary to provide positive surface drainage to all areas of the site.

 Responsibility for Temporary Facilities – The contractor will be responsible for all temporary facilities necessary to successfully complete the project – to include, but not limited to, Roll-Off dumpster, portable restrooms, site fencing, site security, etc. The contractor may obtain water from a fire hydrant upon request to the City of Bondurant Public Works Department.

 Special Requirements – Caution and care must be exercised to prevent damage to adjacent structures, sidewalks and streetscape and to ensure that existing businesses in the area can operate normally without significant disruption during demolition activities. All required street closures shall be approved at least 48 hours in advance through the City of Bondurant Public Works Department Office. The completion date for project shall be discussed at the mandatory pre-bid conference and walkthrough (see date, time, and location below). On Monday, August 13th, 2018 at 9 AM, the City will provide to all interested contractors the required completion date for project. Firms that cannot meet the published schedule for demolition of the site will not be considered.

Hazardous Materials – Preliminary inspections of the sites have not been performed to identify and assess suspect asbestos containing materials. The contractor will be responsible for all aspects regarding the removal and disposal of any/all hazardous materials, including, but not limited to, identification, testing, permitting, certification, notifications, best management practices, hauling, disposal fees, etc.

Expected Condition of Site at Completion of Demolition – It is expected that the contractor will backfill all excavated areas with suitable material and grade the area to provide for positive surface drainage for the entire site (generally, 0.5% min. slope from highest point of adjacent curb or sidewalk). The contractor will be responsible for installation of a silt fence at the edge of curb or sidewalk to prevent sediment runoff. The contractor will be responsible for repair of damage to any adjacent structures, and any curbing, sidewalk, or asphalt damaged during the project.

Proposal Requirements: •Interested firms are required to attend a mandatory pre-bid conference and walkthrough of the sites to be eligible for consideration of their proposal (see date, time and location below). Monday August 13th, 2018 at 9am

Interested firms must, at a minimum, provide the following information:

 • Qualifications/Experience: Describe the firm’s qualifications and experience with this type of work. Give examples and reference contact information for previous similar projects.

•Approach: Describe how the work will be accomplished. What measures will be employed to protect adjacent structures from damage? What practices will be used to minimize disruption of existing business operations?

•Schedule: Provide an estimated project schedule to complete the scope of work described above.

• Safety: Provide information regarding firm’s safety record, and describe the specific safety measures/plan to be used in this project to protect personnel, public, structures and infrastructure.

• Price: It is the City of Bondurant’s intent to select a contractor for the site that will, in the City’s sole determination, provide the best demolition proposal at the least cost. Price must include any/all fees related to the project requirements.

Winning bidder requirements:



  1. Amount - $100,000


Each contractor shall also file a certificate of insurance indicating that the contractor is carrying public liability insurance in effect for the duration of the permit covering the contractor and all agents and employees for the following minimum amounts:

  1. Bodily Injury - $50,000.00 per person; $100,000.00 per accident.
  2. Property Damage - $50,000.00 per accident.

Any questions regarding this RFP should be sent in writing to John Horton, Public Works Director City of Bondurant by email at jhorton@cityofbondurant.com. The deadline for the submission of any and all questions and inquiries concerning this RFP is Tuesday, August 28th, 2018 at 12:00 noon.  The City shall have sole discretion in evaluating the qualifications of responders and the suitability of their proposals to meet the City’s needs. The City reserves the right to select the Proposal that is deemed to be in the best interest of the City. The City also reserves the right to reject any and all Proposals.

Public bid opening will be August 30th, 2018 at 10:00 am City of Bondurant, Iowa Council Chambers 200 Second Street Northeast Bondurant, Iowa 50035

Bidders are requested to submit an original sealed bid proposal and bid bond form on or before August 30th, 2018 at 10:00 am to the office of the city clerk for the City of Bondurant, Iowa.