Recycling, yard waste, and garbage will not be collected on Monday, May 25, in recognition of Memorial Day. Regular collection is delayed one day for the remainder of the week, with Friday collection occurring on Saturday. 

Cold Storage Building Retrofit

Notice is hereby given that there are on file with Metro Waste Authority (the Authority), in the County of
Polk, State of Iowa a request for proposal (RFP) for the design and construction of a pre-engineered
wooden pole-barn type structure including balance of construction elements such as
utilities, concrete placement, demolition and salvage at the Metro Park East Landfill.
The pole barn structure will measure a nominal 120’x80’ with 6 overhead doors, stoops, and interior office.
Sealed Bids for the design and construction of the Cold Storage Building 1 Retrofit will be
received, by the Authority, at the office of the Metro Waste Authority, 300 East Locust Street, Suite
100, Des Moines, Iowa 50309, until 2:00 o’clock PM local time on May 15, 2020, at which time
the Bids received will be opened and publically read by the Authority’s representative. A hearing will be
conducted on the RFP at a meeting of the Authority to be held at the Authority’s office at 300 East Locust
Street in Des Moines, Iowa, at N/A, at which time and place any person may
appear and file objections to the proposed RFP for said public improvements. Sealed bids previously
received for such project will be presented to and considered by the Authority immediately after the
termination of said hearing. Bids received will be acted upon at such time and place or at such later time
and place as may then be fixed.
The Project shall be commenced on June 1, 2020. All work shall be completed and placed into
operation on or before September 30, 2020, subject to any extension of time which may be granted by the
The Issuing Office for the Bidding Documents is: Formation Group, Inc., 5530 West Parkway, Suite
400, Johnston, IA 50131, Phone (641) 757-2858. Prospective Bidders may review the Bidding
Documents at the Issuing Office on Mondays through Fridays between the hours of 9:00 AM and 4:00 PM
local time and may obtain copies of the Bidding Documents from the Issuing Office as described below, or
by contacting the bid administrator, Ben Hayes, at, (641) 757-2858.
Copies of the Bidding Documents in electronic format (on compact disc as portable document format
(PDF)) may be obtained from the Issuing Office during the hours indicated above. Copies of the Bidding
Documents in paper format may be obtained from the Issuing Office upon payment of a deposit of $100 for
each set. Bidders who return full sets of the Bidding Documents in good condition (suitable for re-use)
within 14 days after Notice of Award will receive a full refund. Checks for Bidding Documents shall be
payable to “Formation Group, Inc.”. Upon request and receipt of the document deposit indicated above,
the Issuing Office will transmit the Bidding Documents via delivery service. The date that the Bidding
Documents are transmitted by the Issuing Office will be considered the Bidder’s date of receipt of the
Bidding Documents. Partial sets of Bidding Documents will not be available from the Issuing Office.
Neither Owner nor Engineer will be responsible for full or partial sets of Bidding Documents, including
Addenda if any, obtained from sources other than the Issuing Office.
A pre-bid conference will be held in association with Bidding Documents. Bids will be received for a
single Prime Contract. Bidder shall submit their terms and conditions for the Authority to review before
entering into a contract. Bids shall be on a lump sum and unit price basis, with additive alternate bid items
as indicated in the Bid Form, as required.