Seneca County Commissioners

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Tiffin, OH 44883




















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Sealed bids for the CSB Restroom Ugrade Project, will be received in the office of the Seneca County

Commissioners @ 111 Madison Street, Tiffin Ohio 44883, until 10:30 a.m. (local time) on July 24th, 2018 at

which time and place they will be publicly opened and read aloud.

The opinion of probable construction cost is $16,700.00.

Copies of the detailed plans, specifications and contract documents may be obtained or examined at the Seneca

Regional Planning Commission office, 71 S Washington St, Suite 1104, Tiffin, OH 44883 between 9:00 a.m.

and 3:00 p.m. on Monday thru Friday or online at Questions shall be directed to Seneca

Regional Planning Commission at (419) 443-7936 ext 1123 or emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

A complete set of Bid Documents may be obtained from Seneca Regional Planning Commission for a nonrefundable

fee of $10.00 made payable to Seneca County Treasurer. Documents will be shipped, by FedEx

only, with an additional payment to the County in the amount of $5.00 or with a valid FedEx account number

provided to the County for the shipping charge.

Should a bidder find any discrepancies in or omissions from any of the documents, or be in doubt as to their

meaning, he shall advise Seneca Regional Planning Commission in writing, who will issue necessary addenda,

or revised drawings, as may be appropriate. However, no request for clarification/information will be accepted

after three (3) days before the date on which bids are due.

Attention of the Bidder is directed to the special requirements for wage rates, the hours of employment as

ascertained and determined by the Federal Labor Standards Provisions, including Davis-Bacon wage rates and

provided for in the laws of the State of Ohio.

Successful Bidder must be an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, which prohibits discrimination based

on race, creed, color, national origin, sex, age, handicap, political affiliation, or beliefs.

Proposals must be submitted on the form furnished and must contain the name of every person, firm or

corporation interested therein. Bids shall be sealed and marked as “CSB Restroom Upgrade” and mailed or

delivered as directed above.

Bidders are required to file with their bid a Penal Bond in the amount of 10% of the bid or a certified check, a

cashier's check or a letter of credit pursuant to Chapter 1305 of the Ohio Revised Code in the amount of 10% of

the bid. The proposal bond or certified check submitted with the bid will be held as a guarantee that if the

proposal is accepted, a contract will be entered into. Proposal bonds and certified checks will be returned to all

Bidders after the contract has been entered into and secured by a performance and payment bond of 100% of the

contract with a satisfactory surety for the faithful performance of the work.

The successful bidder will be required to execute an affidavit relative to delinquent personal property taxes

pursuant to the provisions of Section 5719.042 of the Ohio Revised Code prior to entering into a contract.

No Bid may be withdrawn within 30 days after the actual date of the bid opening.

The Seneca County Board of Commissioners (Owner) intends to accept the lowest and best bidder for the

project but reserves the right to reject any and all, or parts of any or all bids and to waive any minor

informalities in any bid, or to make the award in the best interest of the Owner.

Award of contract is also subject to the following provisions:

Debarment, Suspension, Ineligibility and Voluntary Exclusion – 49 CFR Part 29.

Domestic steel use requirements as specified in Ohio Revised Code § 153.011

Buy Ohio Preferences: To the extent practicable, use Ohio products, materials, services and labor Ohio Revised

Code § 164.05 (A)(6)

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Tuesday, February 17, 2015








Tiffin, Ohio.    Today, the Seneca County Board of Commissioners unanimously moved to go forward with the Justice Center Project on the Courthouse Square site.  The Commissioners reviewed the studies of both Burgess and Niple and the Gossman Group and concluded the best alternative for the citizens of Seneca County was a new building on the Courthouse Square.   Key reasons for their conclusion included: 








  • Cost projections being $3.7 million more to renovate the older structure instead of building a new one. Funds to fill the gap are not guaranteed.

  • Building costs and interest rates could increase if the project did not move forward in a timely fashion. Additionally, the probability of staying on/near budget is much higher with a new building than it is with the reconfiguration of an older structure.

  • Building in the center of Tiffin will enhance the downtown business environment and potentially spur additional investment in that area.

  • The new building will be designed for easy accessibility and for the safety and security of the citizens, while providing one clear focal point for Justice services.


    “The county has had a need to address our Juvenile/Probate Court space for some time. It’s time to start working on the solution.” said Holly Stacy, President of the Board of Commissioners. She added, “We welcome the City of Tiffin with open arms if they would like the Tiffin/Fostoria Municipal Court to be part of the Justice Center.”


    All four judges were in attendance at the Commissioners session and each agreed that a new structure on the Courthouse Square is the best option for the Justice services in Seneca County. Seneca County’s top law enforcement officer, Sheriff William Eckelberry, also identified that this is the safest and most secure plan for the protection of the citizens of Seneca County.