INVITATION FOR BIDS Sealed bids for the Madison Avenue Site Improvements (hereinafter "Project") will be received by the City of Strafford, 126 S. Washington, Strafford, MO 65757, until 9:00 am CST, on Thursday, April 6th, 2023. The bids will be publicly opened and read aloud at 9:00 am CST, on Thursday, April 6, 2023, at the City of Strafford City Hall at 126 S. Washington, Strafford, MO 65757. The Scope of Work includes demolition of existing improvements, milling, asphalt overlay, storm sewer improvements, new concrete curb and gutter, new concrete sidewalk, new full depth asphalt, new stamped concrete, underground electric improvements, concrete bases for streetlights and other incidental items and work described in the Project Manual, or reasonably inferable therefrom. Bid packages will be available after 12:00 pm on Thursday, March 9, 2023, and may be obtained from the office of Cochran located at 2804 N. Biagio Street, Ozark, MO 65721, upon payment of a non-refundable fee of $50.00 per set or an electronic copy emailed for $25.00. For directions and availability, please call 417-595-4108. A bid security in the amount of five percent (5%) of the bid amount must accompany each bid, in accordance with the Instructions to Bidders. A pre-bid meeting will be held on Thursday, March 23, 2023, at 1:00 pm at City of Strafford City Hall. The City of Strafford anticipates issuing notice to proceed in May 2023. The wage rates applicable to this project have been predetermined as required by law and are set forth in this specification. When Federal wage rates are applicable and included, this contract is subject to the "Work Hours Act of 1962," (P.L. 87-581: 76 Stat. 357) and implementing regulations. Effective January 1, 2009, and pursuant to RSMo 285.530 (1), No business entity or employer shall knowingly employ, hire for employment, or continue to employ an unauthorized alien to perform work within the state of Missouri. The successful bidder must submit a sworn affidavit and documentation affirming the business entity's enrollment and participation in the federal work authorization program and that all of its employees working for the contracted services are not illegal immigrants. Upon signing the contract, the successful contractor and any subcontractor performing the work shall provide a ten- hour Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) construction safety program for their on-site employees. The City of Strafford 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, or national origin in consideration for an award. THE OWNER INTENDS TO AWARD THE CONTRACT TO THE MOST RESPONSIVE, RESPONSIBLE BIDDER SUBMITTING THE LOWEST BID. THE OWNER RESERVES THE RIGHT TO REJECT ANY AND ALL BIDS, AND TO WAIVE ANY IRREGULARITIES IN THE BEST INTEREST OF THE OWNER.