Franklin County Engineer issues bid notice for the FranklinCounty Township Resurfacing program


Bids shall be submitted electronically through the webservice until 10:00 a.m. local time on May 11, 2023, and the same will be publicly opened at the same hour at the office of the Franklin County Engineer for the  labor and material necessary for the improvement of 2023 Franklin County Township Resurfacing Program. EBE  Goal: 7% 

Project Description: Upgrading various sections of Franklin County township roadways with asphalt resurfacing and  aggregate berm material. 

The plans, profiles, specifications, and estimates of quantities for doing this work are on file at the Franklin County  Engineer’s Office for the inspection by interested parties during business hours Monday through Friday. 

Bidders are required to be PRE-QUALIFIED WITH THE OHIO DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION to submit a bid for this project. 

All proposals shall be submitted electronically through the webservice Proposals must  contain the name of every person interested therein and shall be accompanied by a bid guaranty and contract bond for the  full amount of bid; or in lieu of the bid guaranty and contract bond the bidder may submit a bid guaranty as provided by  Section 153.54 of the Revised Code in the form of a certified check or cashier’s check pursuant to Chapter 1305 of the  Revised Code. The amount of the certified check or cashier’s check shall be equal to ten percent (10%) of the bid. The  certified check or cashier’s check submitted with a bid will be held as a guarantee on an accepted bid proposal. 

The contract will be awarded within 60 days of the bid opening date. At that time, a bid guaranty and contract bond  in the sum of 100% of the bid shall be executed in accordance with Section 307.89 of the Revised Code of Ohio. All  qualified business enterprises will be afforded full opportunity to submit bids in response to this invitation and no bidder  will be discriminated against on the grounds of race, color, or national origin in awarding the subject contract. 

Certified Check or Cashier’s Check will be returned to all other bidders after the Contract has been awarded. The bidder’s address shall be included along with his/her signature on the bid. 

The work shall be completed no later than October 27, 2023. Upon failure to complete the work within the time  specified, the Contractor shall be governed in accordance with Section 5555.67 of the Revised Code of Ohio. No  proposal shall be considered unless it complies with all the rules and regulations set forth in the Contract  documents. All bidders are urged to carefully read the same and comply with them. The Board of County  Commissioners reserves the right to reject any or all bids. 

Cornell R. Robertson, P.E., P.S.
Franklin County Engineer 

CMHA issues RFP for Relocation Consultant

Legal Notice: RFP Relocation Consultant  

The Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority is seeking request for proposal (RFP) for Relocation Consultant.   The response deadline is Friday May 19, 2023, at 2:00PM. A pre-proposal conference is scheduled for Monday May 8th, 2023, @ 2pm and will be held on Zoom. The Zoom Meeting ID may be obtained by visiting our website, or by contacting the Purchasing Department of the Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority at 880 E. 11th Ave, Columbus, Ohio 43211 or by calling 614-421-4434, 8:00 AM–4:00 PM, Monday – Friday.

Registration is open for the 2023 Winter OBDC Construction Academy

Registration is open for the 2023 Winter OBDC Construction Academy.  The 10-week class is designed to enhance the skills of area construction contractors and suppliers.  Experts from local construction companies will provide best practices and tips. 

The first session will begin on January 10.  Representatives from Smoot Construction, Elford, Inc., Gilbane Building Company, the City of Columbus, and Columbus  City Schools will discuss how to be a good subcontractor/supplier and establish relationships.  

Course offerings include: estimating, basic blueprint reading, contracts, accounting, and bonding/insurance.

Registration is online at

Funding for the program comes from the Franklin County Board of Commissioners. The OBDC Construction Academy is sponsored by the City of Columbus Dept. of Finance and Management and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion.

Save the Date – City of Columbus Creative Campus CMaR Outreach

This event will be held September 28, 2022 at Wolfe Shelter House located at 105 Park Dr., Columbus, OH 43209 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Attendees will meet teams from the City of Columbus and Pizzuti Solutions, learn more about the Creative Campus project and anticipated project timelines.

The Creative Campus CMaR Request for Qualifications will be due in late October 2022. Preconstruction Services is tentatively scheduled for March 2023 and has a 20% MBE/WBE participation goal.

The project description is as follows:

  • This facility will be located on the south side of East Broad Street at 43-51 South Douglas Street on the site of the former Douglas School in Columbus, Ohio.
  • The site is approximately 3.91 acres in size and the existing school will be demolished. A new public park will be developed in coordination with creation of the new facility.
  • The new building will contain approximately 42,000 GSF arranged on two levels and will provide surface parking for staff and participants.
  • The building will accommodate the operations of the Broad Street Arts and Senior Campus, combining aspects of programs previously offered by the Columbus Recreation and Parks Department (CRPD) at separate facilities for Golden Hobby and the Martin Janis Center, as well as provide an expanded and enhanced offering of programs and services to City of Columbus residents.
  • A series of flexible studios and activity spaces will be outfitted in the building with the means to support a wide variety of activities, including creation of ceramics, painting, stained glass, lapidary, woodworking, model trains, etc. as well as dance, fitness/ exercise, etc. Other features of the facility will include kitchen and dining space, sales areas for participant created items and related storage. Public art will also be a component of the project.

The scope of work for the CMaR includes:

  • Construction Management and Supervision of Trades
  • Project Reporting, Cost Estimating and Scheduling
  • Site Logistics and Site Management Services (such as site layout and survey control, job trailer procurement, cleaning, waste management, construction labor parking management, off-site material storage, etc.)
  • Quality Assurance/ Quality Control
  • Design Review Services
  • Web-based Jobsite Camera/ Drone Photography
  • FFE/Material procurement
  • General Labor Services


New plans and specs are available for viewing in the City of Columbus Planroom

New plans and specs are available for viewing in the City of Columbus Planroom. If you are interested in reviewing a project on file, please drop us an email. We can forward it to you electronically.  You can view the list here:
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