Sealed Bids will be received by Brown & Kysar, Inc. (BKI), 1315 SE Grace Avenue, Suite 201, Battle Ground, WA  98604 until 3:00 pm PST on March 10th, 2017, at which time all complying bids shall be publicly opened and read out loud at the BKI office.

PROJECT DESCRIPTION:  This contract provides for the re-configuration of the Read Substation from switchgear to open air configuration. This modification will require expansion beyond the existing chain link fence line, however it must stay within the limits of the existing cinder concrete wall.  This project will require the contractor to procure all materials, tools and labor to construct and install equipment provided by Salem Electric and per approved engineering plans developed both by Salem Electric and Brown and Kysar.  Construction to be completed by July 31st, 2017. All in accordance with the attached Contract Plans, these Contract Provisions, and the Standard Specifications.

Salem Electric hereby notifies all Bidders that it will affirmatively ensure that in any contract entered into pursuant to this advertisement, disadvantaged business enterprises will be afforded full opportunity to submit Bids in response to this invitation and will not be discriminated against on the grounds of race, color, sex, or national origin in consideration for an award.  Salem Electric encourages contracting procedures that provide M/WBEs equal opportunity to participate as subcontractor on Salem Electrical contracts.

All Bids must be submitted on the forms furnished for that purpose, and each Proposal must be accompanied by Bid bond, to be a certified check made payable to Salem, in an amount of not less than ten (10) percent of the total Bid. The Bid shall be labeled “SEALED BID: SALEM ELECTRIC-READ SUBSTATION SWITCHGEAR TO OPEN AIR RE-CONFIGURATION” on the envelope.

Salem Electric reserves the right to reject any and all Bids or waive irregularities in the Bid or Bidding.

Contractual documents may be obtained from the Brown & Kysar, Inc. Online Bid Center by visiting Or at the offices of BKI at 1315 Suite 201, SE Grace Blvd, Battle Ground, WA 98604, for a non-refundable charge of $350.00 per set, tax included. To register for the online bid center call BKI offices and the numbers below.  For additional information, call the Project Engineer, Heather Cook, at (360) 687-3966, (360) 687-5139 (fax).

Salem Electric will make reasonable accommodations to persons with disabilities.  We invite any person with special needs to contact Salem Electric at (503) 362-3601 at least seventy-two (72) hours prior to the Bid opening to discuss any special accommodations that may be necessary.