Sealed bids will be received at the Melrose City Center, 225 1st Street NE, Melrose, MN 57069 until 1:00 p.m. on the 22nd day of February, 2018, for the following equipment for Melrose Public Utilities, at which time the bids shall be publicly opened and read aloud. The Commission will act upon the bids at a subsequent meeting.  The equipment required is as follows:

There are six (6) separate bids consisting of the following:


Bid No. 1 - Furnish 69 kV Circuit Interrupter

Bid No. 2 - Furnish 69 kV Steel 

Bid No. 3 - Furnish 69 kV 3-Way Switch

Bid No. 4 – Furnish Laminated Wood Poles

Bid No. 5 – Furnish Capacitor Voltage Transformers (CVTs)

Bid No. 6 – Furnish Lighting Arresters

The above equipment shall be in accordance with the specifications and proposed form of contract now on file at MPU in said City of Melrose, Minnesota, by this reference made a part hereof, as though fully set out and incorporated herein.

All Bids shall be made on proposal forms furnished by the Engineer and shall be accompanied by bid security in the form of a certified check or bid bond, made payable to Melrose Public Utilities, Melrose, Minnesota, in the amount of ten percent (10%) of the bid, which security becomes the property of MPU in the event the successful bidder fails to enter into a contract and post satisfactory performance bonds.

Material Bidders desiring a copy of the project documents for individual use may obtain them from the office of DGR Engineering, Rock Rapids, Iowa, telephone (712)472-2531, fax (712)472-2710, web site, e-mail, no deposit required.

Payment to the Supplier will be made on the basis of one hundred percent (100%) of the base bid with in thirty one (31) days of receipt of the materials, final drawings, test reports and in acceptable condition and associated invoice

Delivery of the material shall be by May 1, 2018. 

MPU reserves the right to defer acceptance of any proposal for a period not to exceed thirty (30) days after the date proposals are received and no proposal may be withdrawn during this period.  MPU 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 MPU.

Dated this 18th day of January, 2018.


By /s/ Patti Haase               

City Clerk