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Bid Title: Snow Removal Services - October, 2018 - June, 2020
Category: Current Projects
Status: Awarded

Bid Posting Date: August 29, 2018
Project: Snow Removal Services - October, 2018 - June, 2020
Bids Due: Sealed bids will be accepted until 4:00pm local time on September 14, 2018
Pre-Bid Meeting: September 12, 2018, at 4:00pm (Non-Mandatory)

This project includes, but is not necessarily limited to:

The City of Valdez, Public Works Department is requesting bids from qualified firms for snow removal services within the City of Valdez.

Work shall include, but is not limited to, the furnishing of all personnel, supervision, equipment, tools, and transportation necessary for the snow removal services in the areas described below. Sanding is the responsibility of the contractor. Sand size shall be no larger than 3/8-. Post season lot clean-up is a requirement that will be considered an overhead cost. Lot clean-up includes the removal of trash and other debris along with leveling. Clean-up shall take place multiple times as needed to maintain a clean appearance.

In all areas where buses operate, the bus routes are to be a priority.

AREA 1 – This area consists of Atigun Dr., Salcha Way, Rudolph St., Hobart St., access to South Central Pump Station City Water Well #6, the Airport Parking lot and Zurich Loop Rd. This area also consists of the road starting at the intersection of Mineral Creek Loop Road and Container Terminal Road Causeway, Valdez Container Dock and approaches including the roads leading to both East and West approaches.
Children are present, especially during early morning and after school. The Salcha Way area is susceptible to high winds and drifting snow. The contractor will need to be flexible and coordinate with the stevedores and Port personnel for sanding and additional plowing during barge deliveries.

AREA II – This area consists of the streets in Robe River Subdivision, including Fire Station #3, City Water Well #7, and Valdez Cemetery Road access.
This area consists of narrow residential streets with numerous driveways. Snow storage is limited to the street right-of-way and additional snow storage lots. Being a crowded residential area, children are almost always present, creating an additional cause for caution.

AREA III – This area consists of Corbin Creek Subdivision, off-highway parking for access to Alpetco Rd and off-highway parking at the ballfields.
Snow storage lots are available on each residential street within this subdivision. Again this is a residential area where children are present, especially during early morning and late afternoon please use caution.

AREA IV – This area consists of the entrances of Deep Lake Drive, Corbin Loop Road for the purpose of School Bus access and dumpsters. This area also consists of Cummings Way and the Salmonberry Ski Hill.

This area consists of residential streets (gravel surfaces). Snow Storage is designated within the street Right-Of-Way and contractor has additional snow storage lots available. The Cummings Way Right-Of-Way has very steep embankments close to where it intersects the Richardson Highway and this area is suitable for large amounts of snow storage. Snow storage lots have been constructed with steep drop offs to allow for snow to be pushed over and into ravines. There are very few driveways but private access roads are numerous and it is a high priority to keep these entrances clear. Children may be present, especially in early morning and late afternoon-caution is advised.

Cummings Way has a 9% grade in some places and it may be susceptible to icing, high winds and drifting snow. Special conditions in this area may require additional sanding or different configurations of snow removal to keep conditions safe for driving.

Salmonberry Ski Hill consists of the entrance to and parking area for the Salmonberry Ski Hill, located at 5.1 mile of the Richardson Hwy.

AREA V – This area consists of the streets in Nordic and Alpine Woods Subdivision, Fire Station #4 access road, parking lot, and the draft well.

This area also consists of narrow residential streets (gravel surfaces) with snow storage lots available. Driveways are numerous and a high priority as they are in all areas. Children will be present, especially in early morning and late afternoon-caution is advised.

More specific information concerning the proposed services and proposal submittal guidelines are contained in the Contract Documents which may be obtained from the Public Works Department. Additional information or questions should be addressed in writing to Rob Comstock or Cindy Rymer and delivered in person to the City Shop, 602 W. Egan. (907) 835-4473.

Sealed bids will be accepted until 4:00pm local time on September 14, 2018, at the following location:

City of Valdez
212 Chenega Ave.
PO Box 307
Valdez, AK 99686

The bids will be publicly opened and read and the required bid documents will be verified at the City Shop, 602 W. Egan, Valdez, Alaska, immediately after the bid closing.

Bid documents may also be downloaded from the links below. Bidders are encouraged to download, fill out, and return the Request for Addendum / Plan Holders List form located at the link listed below to ensure receipt of any addendum issued for this project.

The City reserves the right to waive any irregularities or informalities in a bid and to reject any and all bids without cause.

Current minimum prevailing wage rates as published by the Alaska Department of Labor must be paid if required by law.

Requirements of the Alaska Employment Preference (AS 36.10) must be met.

The City of Valdez “Standard Specifications and Standard Details” shall be used.  

Reference Documents

Publication Date/Time:
8/29/2018 1:00 PM
Closing Date/Time:
Open Until Contracted
Contact Person:
Rob Comstock
Public Works Director
Cindy Rymer
Operations Manager
PH: (907) 835-4473
Business Hours:
M-F 8:00am-4:30pm
Related Documents:

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