(Published in the Brainerd Dispatch, February – Brainerd Dispatch

(Published in the Brainerd Dispatch, Feb. 20, 27, Mar. 6, 2022, 3t.), at the Crow Wing County Highway Department Office, 16589 County Road 142, Brainerd, Minnesota 56401 for State Project SP 018- 070-021 for the center sine rumble strips on County State Aid Highways (CSAH) 1, 2, 11, and 28. Bids must be submitted electronically via bidVAULT. The minimum wage rates to be paid by contractors have been predetermined and are subject to the Hours of Work Act of 1962, PL 87-581 and regulations made thereunder. READ THE SALARY SCALES AND DIVISION HAS SPECIAL PROVISIONS CAREFULLY AS THEY AFFECT THIS/THESE PROJECTS The Minnesota Department of Transportation hereby notifies all bidders: Title 49, Code of Federal Regulations, Subtitle A Part 21, Non- discrimination in Federally-assisted programs of the Department of Transportation, it will ensure that in any contract entered into pursuant to this announcement, disadvantaged business enterprises will be given maximum opportunity to participate and/or submit bids in response to this invitation , and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, disability, age, gender or national origin in return for a prize; pursuant to Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, and Title 23, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 230 Subpart A – Equal Employment Opportunity on Federal and Federal Construction Contracts (including including support services), it will positively ensure increased participation of minority groups, disadvantaged people and women in all phases of the highway construction industry, and that on any project built pursuant to this announcement, equal employment opportunities will be provided to all persons without regard to race, color, disability, age, religion, sex or national origin; pursuant to Minnesota Human Rights Law, Minnesota Statute 363A.08 Unfair Discriminatory Practices, it will affirmatively warrant that on any project constructed pursuant to this announcement, equal employment opportunities will be provided to all persons without distinction of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, membership or activity in a local commission, handicap, sexual orientation or age; pursuant to the Minnesota Human Rights Act, Minnesota Statute 363A.36 Certificates of Compliance for Public Contracts and 363A.37 Rules for Certificates of Compliance, it will ensure that the appropriate parties to any contract entered into pursuant to this advertisement possess valid certificates of compliance . Compliance. If you have employed more than 40 full-time employees in any state, on any single business day in the previous 12 months, you must have a certificate of compliance issued by the Department of Human Rights of Minnesota to bid on any job in this ad. Please contact the Department of Human Rights immediately if you need assistance obtaining a certificate. The following notice from the Minnesota Department of Human Rights applies to all contractors: “The parties agree that Minnesota Law, Section 363A.36 and Minnesota Rules, Parts 5000.3400 through 5000.3600 are incorporated into any contract between these parties based upon this specification or any modification thereof. A copy of Minnesota Statute 363A.36 and Minnesota Rules, Parts 5000.3400 through 5000.3600 is available upon request from the agency. “It is agreed between the parties that this agency will require contractors to comply with affirmative action requirements with respect to Minnesota statute 363A.36 and Minnesota rules 5000.3600. Failure by a contractor to implement an affirmative action plan or making a good faith effort will result in revocation of one’s certificate or revocation of contract (Minnesota Statute 363A.36, Subd. 2 & 3) Major articles are LF 179,589 gron bands sine countersinks – CL, 54,903 LF of 4-inch continuous line paint (WR) and 39,649 LF of 4-inch double continuous line paint (WR). The plan and proposal can be viewed at the County Highway Department office at 16589 County Road 142, Brainerd, Minnesota 56401 or at https://mn-co-crow-wing.app.rtvision.com/oneoffice. The cost to download the plan and proposal is $25 plus tax. Go to the project page in OneOffice to purchase the plan and proposal online. The cost to obtain a hard copy of the plan and proposal by mail or at the road department is $100 plus tax. Check, draft or money order, payable to Crow Wing County, to the Highway Department address above. Dated at Brainerd, Minnesota, this 7th day of February, 2022 /s/ Rob Hall, Assistant County Engineer Crow Wing County, Minnesota

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