Bid Title: Franklin County Annex Drywall Project
Category: Buildings and Grounds
Status: Closed
Bid Recipient: Brandon Sands, Maintenance Director


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Franklin County, Kansas, is accepting sealed proposals for:


A MANDATORY location-viewing meeting will take place at the Franklin County Annex, 1428 South Main, Ottawa, KS, on Monday, August 2, 2021 at 10 a.m.  All interested vendors should meet at the Annex, as this will be the only time allowed to view the project area prior to the deadline to submit a bid. Only those who attend the mandatory meeting will be eligible to submit a project bid.  All others will be discarded.  For further questions, contact Brandon Sands, Franklin County Maintenance Director, at 785-229-3432.

INVITATION TO BID:  Drywall Project, FRCO Annex

Sealed bids for the skim coating and painting of the walls in the Annex must be mailed or hand-delivered to the address listed below on or before 12:00 noon on Thursday, August 19, 2021.  Bids will be publicly opened and read aloud at the Franklin County Clerk’s Office, located in the Historic Courthouse at 315 S. Main, Ottawa, KS 66067 at 12:15pm. Proposals not physically received by the County by 12:00 noon on Thursday, August 19, 2021, will be returned, unopened to the firm.  All proposals should be addressed to:

SEALED BIDS for Franklin County, KS 
Re: Franklin County Annex “Drywall Project”
Vendor Name
Attention: Brandon Sands, Maintenance Director
315 S. Main, Rm. 106
Ottawa, Kansas 66067

Each bid must be accompanied by a Bid Guarantee in the form of a Bid Bond from a company with an A-1 best rating, or a cashier’s check in the amount of ten percent (10%) of the bid and made payable to the client address Franklin County, Kansas, 315 S. Main, Ottawa, KS 66067. No bid shall be withdrawn for a period of thirty (30) days after the bid opening date without the consent of the County. Checks or drafts of unsuccessful bidders will be returned as soon as possible after opening and reviewing the bids.

Successful bidder must provide proper insurance, a Performance Bond and a Labor and Material Payment Bond in the full amount of the Contract, acceptable to the County.

The County reserves the right to reject any or all bids and to waive any informality in bidding. 


  • Remove cove base and all accessories, signage, electrical covers, exit signs, etc. on the walls

  • Complete to a level 5 finish
    1. Furnish and apply drywall tape to all seams
    2. Furnish and apply drywall mud to entire wall surface
    3. Sand to a smooth surface ready to accept paint
  • Furnish and apply two coats of latex paint, color TBD

All work must be performed in accordance with federal, state and local codes in force with the City of Ottawa, Kansas, and Franklin County, Kansas. This includes all required inspections, permits and approvals from the City of Ottawa Planning and Zoning Department.

PROJECT DESCRIPTION: Project requirements shall be as follows:

The goal of this project is to improve the look of the building and allow maintenance staff to make patch repairs to the walls. Currently, the paneled walls have a wallpaper coating and an epoxy paint finish. A skim coat with a fresh coat of latex paint will allow staff to make repairs and will greatly increase the aesthetics of the space. The areas to be completed are: the main hallway through the building and the Commission Chambers. Provide an alternate to the bid to complete two sets of public restrooms as well. 

All hallways must remain open to the public. Unless a solution is made to allow to daytime work while allowing the hallways to remain open, work will have to begin after 5pm. Monday – Friday. All work should be completed by 11/1/2021.

The contractor will be responsible for obtaining all building permits.  The cost of the required permits should be included in the cost of the project.

Publication Date/Time:
7/22/2021 12:00 AM
Closing Date/Time:
8/19/2021 11:59 AM
Pre-bid Meeting:
Monday, August 2, 2021 at 10am
Contact Person:
Brandon Sands, Maintenance Director
Special Requirements:
CONSTRUCTION CONTRACTS: The bidder must furnish and pay for satisfactory Performance, Labor and Material Payment Bonds in the amount of one hundred ten percent (110%) of the contract amount and any other security required by law or by the specifications for this particular project. Upon receipt of the Performance Bond, the County will return the bid bond to the bidder.

The bidder must comply with all applicable laws prerequisite to doing business in the state.

The bidder must have a valid Federal Employer Tax Identification Number or Tax Identification Number (for individuals).

The bidder must provide a Statement of Compliance with provisions of the State and Federal Equal Opportunity Employer requirements.

The bidder must provide evidence of any professional or trade license required by law or local ordinance for any trade or specialty area in which the Contractor is seeking a contract award. Additionally, the Contractor must disclose any suspension or revocation of such license held by the company, or of any director, officer or manager of the company. Any material changes to the Contractor’s status, at any time, must be reported in writing to the County within 14 days of its occurrence. Failure to comply with this requirement is grounds for the Contractor to be deemed non-responsible.

The bidder must provide the name and addresses of all known Subcontractors, the general type of work to be performed by these Subcontractors and the expected amount of money that each will receive under the contract. If at any time during the term of the contract a Contractor adds or changes any Subcontractors, he or she shall promptly notify, in writing, the County Administrator or their designee of the names and addresses of each new or replaced Subcontractor and the general type of work to be performed.

CONTRACT REQUIREMENTS: The successful bidder will be required to enter into a contract with Franklin County consistent with the terms of this Request for Proposal which should contain the following terms:

INDEMNIFICATION: To the fullest extent permitted by law, Contractor shall indemnify, defend, save and hold the County, its trustees, officers, employees, agents, attorneys and lenders (collectively the “Indemnitees”) harmless from and against all loss and expense (including, but not limited to, reasonable attorney’s fees and other costs and expenses) by reason of the liability imposed by law upon the Indemnitees, or any of them, for damages because of bodily injury, occupational sickness or disease, including death, resulting therefrom, sustained by any employees of Contractor or subcontractors, while performing the work or while at the site where work under the Contract is being conducted or elsewhere, while engaged in the performance of Work under the Contractor, or sustained by any person or persons other than employees of Contractor, however such injuries may be caused, whether attributable to a breach of statutory duty or administrative regulation or otherwise, and such injuries for which liability is imputed to the Indemnitees, or any of them, or claims for property damage because of injury to or destruction of tangible property, directly or indirectly arising or alleged to arise out of the performance of or the failure to perform the work or the failure to protect the work or the site, or the condition of the work, the site, adjoining land or driveways, or streets or alleys used in connection with the performance of the work. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, the defense and indemnity set forth in this section includes, subject only to the limitations contained in this section, all liabilities, damages, losses, claims, demands and actions on account of bodily injury, death or property loss to an Indemnitee or to any other person or entities, whether based upon, or claimed to be based upon, statutory, contractual, tort or other liability of any Indemnitee. In addition, such defense and indemnity shall include all liabilities, damages, losses, claims, demands and actions for defamation, false arrest, malicious prosecution or any other infringement or similar rights.

The provisions of the indemnity provided for herein shall not be construed to indemnify any Indemnitee for its own negligence. If any, to the extent not permitted by law or to eliminate or reduce any other indemnification, right or remedy which the County is otherwise entitled to assert. If any claim indemnified here under has not been settled or discharged when the work is completed, final payment of the Contract Sum shall not be due, unless and until Contractor provides a bond or other security equal to 150%of the amount of such claim in a form and substance satisfactory to the County. In any and all claims against any Indemnitee or any of its agents or employees by any employee of Contractor, anyone directly or indirectly employed by him or anyone for whose acts he may be liable, the indemnification obligation under this Section shall not be limited in any way by any limitation on the amount or type of damages, compensation or benefits payable by or for Contractor under Worker’s Compensation acts or other employees benefit acts.

COMPLIANCE WITH LAWS AND REGULATIONS: In connection with the performance of the work, the Contractor shall comply with all statutes, laws, regulations, and orders of federal, state, county, or municipal authorities which shall impose any obligation or duty upon the Contractor.

COUNTY SUPERVISION: Contractors are reminded that no work will be done without the direct approval of a County authorized representative. At no time will the contractor work without a County representative on site unless authorized.

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