Conservation Bid Notices

Bid Notices

Hitchcock Nature Center Front Entrance and Parking Improvements

Deadline: July 5, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.


Sealed bids for the Hitchcock Nature Center Improvements Package A, Park Entry Road Improvements located at 27792 Ski Hill Loop in Honey Creek, Iowa 51542 will be received at the offices of Pottawattamie County Conservation Board, 223 South 6th Street, Council Bluffs, Iowa until July 6th and will be opened publicly.  The bid tab will be made public. 

If you have any questions or would like to schedule a site visit, please contact Jeff Franco at Hitchcock Nature Center, 27792 Ski Hill Loop, Honey Creek, Iowa 51542, Phone (712) 328-5831 or

Questions will be addressed up to 24 hours before the bid opening.

All Work shall be performed by contractors licensed with the County where the work is to take place. Bidders shall determine licensing requirements prior to bidding.

The Work includes:  

Package A, Park Entry Road Improvements, portions of Package C, Parking Areas Improvements to include Areas C1A and C1B, and the Design Addendum applicable to portions of Package A and Package C.  Work related to Area C2 in Package C will be completed at a later date and under a different NTB.

Package A: Remove part of existing road into park and realign new asphalt roadway with 2 new entry lanes separated by concrete medians with site grading and new culvert pipe at entrance.  Coordinate with owner on and install payment kiosks and associated conduit. 

Package C, Areas C-1A and C-1B: Provide grading for and construct parking areas at two locations.  Provide new concrete pad for ADA parking at existing shelter location. 

A 5% id bond is required.    

No bidder may withdraw their proposal within 15 days after the bid opening.

A 100% Performance Bond and Payment Bond will be required.

Pottawattamie County Conservation is sales tax exempt. Exemption certificates will be issued to the contractor, sub-contractors and suppliers on this project. The bidders shall not include sales tax in their bids.

The earliest completion date is very important to the Owner.  The Undersigned agrees that the work can begin no later than August 1st and that the project can be completed no later than 45 days after the start of construction.  If the Contractor shall fail to do so, the Contractor agrees to pay the Owner as liquidated damages and not as a penalty, the sum of $250.00 for each and every calendar day that the Contractor is in default of substantial completion of the work under this Contract.

The Bid Documents may be examined at the following locations:


            POTTAWATTAMIE County Conservation Board

            223 South 6th Street, Council Bluffs, Iowa 51501

            Contact:  Mark Shoemaker, Executive Director

            Phone:  (712) 328-5638



Plans must be returned to Pottawattamie Conservation within 14 calendar days from the bid date.

Key Services & Resources

Phone (712) 328-5638
Hours 8:00am to 4:30pm
Monday through Friday
Location Pottawattamie County Courthouse Annex
First Floor
223 S 6th St
Council Bluffs, IA 51501