Legal Notice to Contractors – Lorain County Crisis Receiving Center
NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS
Sealed bids will be accepted until October 3, 2023 at 2:00 PM at the Mental Health Addiction & Recovery
Services (MHARS) Board of Lorain County, 1173 North Ridge Road East, Lorain, Ohio for the furnishing
of all labor, material and equipment for the Lorain County Crisis Receiving Center in accordance with
plans and specifications prepared by Perspectus Architecture. This project consists of the construction of
a two-story building to house a crisis center and patient rooms along with associated functions, and other
Work indicated in the Contract Documents. All interested parties are welcome to attend the bid opening to
be held immediately following the deadline, in MHARS Board’s office at the Amy Levin Conference
Center, 1165 North Ridge Road East, Lorain, Ohio. The estimated Base Bid cost of all work is
A Pre-Bid Meeting will be conducted for all bidders on Wednesday, September 20, 2023 at 2:00 PM at the
Amy Levin Conference Center at 1165 North Ridge Road East, Lorain, Ohio 44055. A site visit will be
conducted immediately following the Pre-Bid Meeting. Participation is recommended.
The Bidding Documents, consisting of Bidding Requirements, Contract Forms, General Provisions,
Specific Provisions, Supplemental Specifications, Technical Specifications and Drawings may be examined
at the following locations: MHARS Board of Lorain County, 1173 North Ridge Road East, Lorain, Ohio
44055; Dodge Data & Analytics (www.construction.com), Builders Exchange (www.bxcleve.com), and
Construct Connect (www.constructconnect.com).
Official bid documents and specifications can be ordered from SE Blueprint (216.241.2250 or
www.seblueprint.com). No refunds will be provided on bid documents. Only bids prepared on the official
documents obtained will be accepted. All Bids must be accompanied by a Bid Guaranty and Contract
Bond in accordance with Section 153.54 of the Ohio Revised Code. Bid security furnished in Bond form,
shall be issued by a Surety Company or Corporation licensed in the State of Ohio to provide said surety.
Each proposal shall contain the full name or names of persons and company submitting the proposal and
shall be enclosed in a sealed envelope marked “Lorain County Crisis Receiving Center”.
The Contractor, in the construction of the work, shall give preference in employment to citizens of the
County of Lorain, and where citizens of the County are not available, shall give preference to citizens of
the State of Ohio. All contractors involved with this project shall, to the extent practicable, use Ohio
products, materials, services, and labor in the implementation of this project. State and Federal Prevailing
Wage rates for Lorain County, OH and Equal Employment Opportunity requirements of Ohio
Administrative Chapter 123 are applicable to this Project.
This Project is subject to the State of Ohio’s Encouraging Diversity, Growth, and Equity (“EDGE”)
Business Development Program. A Bidder is required to submit with its Bid and with its Bidder’s
Qualifications form, certain information about the certified EDGE Business Enterprise(s) participating on
the Project with the Bidder. Refer to the Instructions for Bidders.
The EDGE Participation Goal for the Project is 5.0 percent.
The percentage is determined by the contracted value of goods, services, materials, and labor that are
provided by EDGE-certified business(es). The participation is calculated on the total amount of each
awarded contract. For more information about EDGE, contact the Business Certification Compliance
Manager at Stacy.Cornett@development.ohio.gov, or at its physical location: 77 South High Street,
28th Floor, Columbus, Ohio 43215; or by telephone at (614) 728-0088.
The MHARS Board or Lorain County reserves the right to reject any and all proposals and to waive any
informalities or irregularities if it is deemed in the best interest of the Board to do so. Any interpretation,
correction, or modification to the specifications desired shall be in writing to Ray Minotas, Perspectus
Architecture (email@example.com) and must be received at least seven (7) working days prior to the
date of bid opening.
BY ORDER OF:
MENTAL HEALTH ADDICTION & RECOVERY SERVICES BOARD OF LORAIN COUNTY
Michael Doud, Director