House Request For Bids

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The Benson Public Schools is accepting sealed bids for the purchase of a house that will be constructed by the Benson High School Trades class.  The house will be built to comply with all MN Building Codes and Standards. Bids will be for the cost of the replacement of supplies, equipment, and utilities used during the construction process.  The minimum bid is $2,500.  The highest bid that meets requirements will be accepted. 
Sealed bid must include a $2,500 bid security cashier’s check.  Bid security is non-refundable upon bid acceptance. 
Accepted bid security becomes a non-refundable down payment. 
Monday, June 19, 2017 at 6:15 p.m. the Benson School Board will open sealed bids for the house. Bid opening will take place in the Benson High School Media Center.  Once all bids have been opened and read publicly, each bidder will have 10 minutes to resubmit a higher second bid.  After 10 minutes, the bids will once again be read publicly. The board will take action on bids that evening.  Benson Public Schools retains the right to reject any and all bids. 
Remainder of bid is due upon bid approval. 
Bids must be submitted in a sealed envelope no later than Monday, June 19, 2017 at 6:00 p.m.  The bid must include the name and address of the bidder, the bid for cost of replacement of supplies, equipment, and utilities, and a bid security cashier’s check in the amount of $2,500.  Bids received after the above time will be returned unopened. Bids may be mailed or hand delivered to:  Board of Education, ISD 777 1400 Montana Ave., Benson, MN 56215.  Please mark on the lower left of the envelope:  “Sealed House Bid Enclosed”.
Successful Bid:
“Successful Bidder” will need a line of credit that the district deems sufficient to cover construction material cost, contractor costs, and moving expenses by 3:00 pm Monday, July 31, 2017. All house material expenses will draw from the “Successful Bidder” line of credit. 
Bidder will develop a house plan not to exceed 30’ x 50’. House plan must be approved by “Owner” and Superintendent by 3:00 pm Monday, July 31, 2017.  Past house plans are available upon request. 
House will be completed by June 1, 2018. 
House must be moved off school property by August 1, 2018.  Moving expenses will be paid by the “Successful Bidder”.
Benson Public Schools will have final authority on all matters involved in the building.  The house is property of Benson School District until the house is completed, paid for, and removed from District property.  The “Successful Bidder” will receive a Bill of Sale free and clear of any liens or encumbrances. 
Independent School District No. 777
Benson, Minnesota
By:  Andy Abner, Clerk

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