Notice is hereby given that the Traverse City Housing Commission will receive sealed bids at their main office, 150 Pine Street, Traverse City, Michigan 49684 until the hour of 2:00 p.m., local time, April 4, 2017 at which time they will be publicly opened and read aloud for the following project:

Orchardview Townhomes
HUD Project No. MI 80-1
Traverse City Housing Commission
Traverse City, Michigan

Bids are desired for total construction of the work as described in the Specifications and Drawings on file and available to contractors during regular working hours starting at 12:00 noon on March 17, 2017, at the offices of Alliance Architects, 929 Lincolnway East, Suite 200, South Bend, Indiana 46601, phone 574-288-2052. Electronic copies of the Plans and Specifications may be obtained by contacting the Architect at Hard copies may be obtained by providing a refundable deposit of sixty dollars ($60.00) for every set of documents, up to three (3) sets, made payable to the Traverse City Housing Commission and will be refunded if the Project Manual and Drawings are returned in good, reusable condition within twenty-one (21) days after the date of receiving bids. Failure to observe this condition shall result in the forfeiture of the full amount of bidder’s deposit.

Note: Subcontractors submitting bids to General Contractors who, in turn, submit a bonafide bid do not meet the requirements stated above and, as such, do not qualify for deposit refunds.

Instructions to bidders and plans and specifications are on file in the Offices of the Architect, the Owner and as follows:

Traverse City Housing Commission         
150 Pine Street                          
Traverse City, Michigan 49684            

Alliance Architects
929 Lincolnway East, Suite 200
South Bend, Indiana 46601

Construction News Service                
7261 Engle Rd. Suite 304                 
Middleburg Heights, Ohio 44130           

Construction Association of Michigan
43636 Woodward Avenue
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan 48302

McGraw-Hill Construction Dodge          
3315 Central Avenue                     
Hot Springs, AR 71913 

Reed Construction Data
Document Processing Center 30
Technology Parkway South, Suite 100
Norcross, Georgia 30092-2912

Builders Exchange
4461 Cascade Road, S.E.
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49501


In order to facilitate site examinations, the Architect will be available to accompany bidders starting at 11:30 a.m., local time, on March 22, 2017. The tour will begin at 10200 E. Carter Road, Traverse City, Michigan. Contractors shall make appointments to attend this meeting by calling the Architect at (574) 288-2052 within five (5) days of the site visit date.

Bids must be on the bid form provided in the project manual accompanied by a non-collusion affidavit and bid security in the amount of not less than 5% of the bid.

All contractors and subcontractors must be in compliance with: Equal Opportunity Employment, Executive Order 11246 and Davis-Bacon wage rates as determined by HUD and as set form in the Project Manual. Submission of U.S. Dept. of Labor payroll forms is required on a weekly basis. Contractors and subcontractors will commit themselves to making a good faith effort to meet the goal of employing minorities and women as set forth in the contract documents. This federally funded project is subject to the requirements of Section 3 of the Housing and Urban Development Act of 1968. The contractor shall appoint a company executive to assume the responsibility for the implementation at all requirements, terms and conditions

The Housing Commission reserves the right to reject any or all bids, to award the contract to the lowest, responsible and most responsive bidder and to waive any formalities or irregularities in the bids received. No bid shall be withdrawn for a period of ninety (90) days subsequent to the opening of the bids without the consent of the Housing Commission.

Furthermore, the Owner encourages Minority Business Enterprises and Women-Owned Businesses to submit proposal for this project. Contractors are encouraged to contact: to obtain Michigan MBE businesses.

The Housing Commission reserves the right to award a contract in the best interest to the Housing Commission