Bid Opportunities


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City of St. Louis

300 North Mill St.

St. Louis, MI 48880


Separate sealed Bids are solicited for the following project:


Project Name:             500,000 Gallon Spheroid (Crawford Tank)

                                    Exterior Repaint with Containment

                                    Dry Interior Partial Repaint

                                    and Miscellaensous Repairs  


Note:  This project name shall be understood to include the entire scope of project as defined and detailed by these specifications.


Tank Information:

The structure is a 500,000 gallon spheroid elevated water storage tank with a low water line of 100 feet located at the corner of Crawford St. and Delaware St. in St. Louis, Michigan.


Scope of Work: 

Exterior:  Abrasive blast clean to a SSPC-SP6 commercial standard within containment, and apply a four (4) coat zinc epoxy urethane system.


Dry Interior:  Abrasive blast clean the entire tops of the platforms (including 1 ft. up the riser wall), the baseplate, the access tube, and spot failures throughout to a SSPC-SP6 commercial standard, and apply a three (3) coat epoxy system to the access tube and a spot two (2) coat epoxy system to the rest of the prepared surfaces.


Foundation:  Abrasive blast clean, water clean, and apply a two (2) coat epoxy system.


Cathodic Protection:  Install an impressed current cathodic protection system.



1)      Replace wet interior roof hatch.

2)      Install fall prevention device on the wet interior ladder.

3)      Relocate antennas to the handrail.

4)      Replace aviation light.

5)      Replace dry interior bulbs.

6)      Weld rigging lug on the bowl.

7)      Reroute overflow pipe and install flap gate and splash pad.


Separate sealed bids will be received by the Owner and then publicly opened and read aloud at:



Bid Opening Site:       City of St. Louis, 300 N. Mill St., St. Louis, MI 48880   


Bid Opening Date:      December 19, 2017


Bid Opening Time:      2:00 P.M. (local time)


The SPECIFICATIONS/PLANS may be examined at the following locations:


Construction Association                      Builders Exchange                    Central Michigan Plan Room

43636 Woodward Ave.                         1240 E. Saginaw                      2026 Independence Dr.

Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302                  Lansing, MI 48909                   Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858


At the OFFICE of the ENGINEER and at the OFFICE of Keith Risdon, Public Services Director.


Copies of the SPECIFICATIONS/PLANS and PROPOSAL FORMS may be obtained at the office of DIXON ENGINEERING, INC., 1104 Third Avenue, Lake Odessa, Michigan, 48849 upon payment of $60.00 (handling charge for each set).  Payment for SPECIFICATIONS should be made to Dixon Engineering, Incorporated.  There will be no refund of handling charge for return of specification packages.  Each BIDDER must deposit with their BID, Security in the amount, form, and subject to the conditions provided in the INFORMATION FOR BIDDERS.  The OWNER reserves the right to accept any PROPOSAL, to reject any or all PROPOSALS, and to waive any irregularities in any PROPOSAL.  No BIDDER may withdraw their BID within sixty (60) days after the actual date of the opening thereof.


Note l:  The Engineer assumes no responsibility to supply Builders Exchanges and similar plan review rooms with all addenda issued.  An attempt will be made to do so; however, only registered plan holders will be notified by fax or email of expected addendum with short preparation times.


Note 2:  Prequalification of BIDDERS - Dixon Engineering will review qualifications of all Contractors and determine their status.  Contractors will be prequalified for different sized tanks and towers based on experience, workmanship, and financial data.  Any Contractor who has any projects in dispute or unfinished because of Contract problems will be considered NOT prequalified.  CONTRACTORS wishing to be prequalified must submit their latest financial statement and a list of ten (l0) similar sized projects using similar coating systems.  Failure to submit may result in rejection of bid.  A prequalification status may be upgraded or downgraded during the course of the season as a result of new data submitted, resolution or origination of project conflicts.




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