Project: Main Line Rail Reconstruction (Burns Harbor)

Deadline: Feb. 8, 2016


Posted: January 15, 2016


PROJECT: Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor
Main Line Rail Reconstruction, 2016
Contract 21602-C


Notice is hereby given that sealed bids for Main Line Rail Reconstruction, 2016, Contract 21602-C, at the Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor, Porter County, Ind., will be received at the office of the Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor, 6625 S. Boundary Road, Portage, Ind., 46368, from bidders until 2:00 p.m., Central Standard Time on Feb. 8, 2016, at which time the bids will be publicly opened and read aloud in the conference room of the port administration building. 

The contract work consists of several components of railroad rehabilitation work to the main line track at Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor. The scope of work includes replacement of approximately 2,000 linear feet of existing main line track with new 136 lb. rail, replacement of the hardware and rail at two turnouts, tamping of approximately 300′ of track in the paved dock area including removal and replacement of asphalt adjacent to the track, minor drainage improvements around two existing switches, and other associated rail work. All work will be done at Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor, Porter County, Ind. 

Bids shall be submitted on the proper form and delivered in sealed envelopes bearing the name and address of the bidders as described in the Instructions to Bidders, which accompanies the Project Specifications. A Bidder’s Bond payable to the PORTS OF INDIANA must be enclosed with the bid. Said bond shall be in the minimum amount of five percent of the maximum bid. 

The contract for this work shall be awarded or rejected as soon as possible but in no case later than 60 calendar days from the date of opening bids unless the 60th day shall fall on Saturday, Sunday or a legal holiday in which event said time shall be extended to the next working day. The Ports of Indiana reserves the right to reject any and all bids. 

Project Plans and Specifications will be available to contractors on and after Jan. 20, 2016, at the Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor. A charge of $100.00 will be made for printed documents and $40.00 for the Project Plans and Specifications in PDF format on a CD. Copies of the Project Plans and Specifications in PDF format may also be provided via e-mail for $25.00. CHARGES ARE NONREFUNDABLE AND CHECKS OR MONEY ORDERS ONLY WILL BE ACCEPTED MADE PAYABLE TO THE PORTS OF INDIANA. 

For more information, contact the Ports of Indiana Engineering Department at (219) 787-8636.