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The City of River Falls, Wisconsin will accept sealed bids for the remodeling of the existing Public Library, at 140 Union Street in River Falls, WI. The project includes the demolition of selected existing interior partitions and exterior walls, the remodeling of approximately 2,880 S.F. of the remaining existing building on the main level, and two separate additions of approximately 948 S.F. total with related site improvements.

Proposals will be accepted until 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 25, 2008 at which time bids will be opened and publicly read aloud in the Council Chambers of City Hall. Submit bids to the City Clerk's office at City Hall, 123 East Elm Street, River Falls, WI 54022.

No bid will be considered unless accompanied by a certified check or bid bond in the amount of five percent (5%) of the amount of the bid made payable to the City of River Falls, as a guarantee that if the bid is accepted, the successful bidder will execute the Contract and furnish a Performance Bond and Payment Bond in the amount of the Contract within ten (10) days after the award of said Contract.

Bidding Documents may be obtained from National Reprographics, 11343 39th St., N., Suite 'B', Lake Elmo, MN 55042; Phone: (651) 704-1790 Fax: (651) 704-1791.

Bidding documents may be reviewed at the Minneapolis Builders Exchange, 1123 Glenwood Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55405; Phone: (612) 381-2620 Fax: (612) 381-2621.

Bidding documents may be reviewed at the NW Regional Builders Exchange, 2228 N. Hillcrest Parkway, Suite 2, Altoona, WI 54720 Phone: (715) 834-2934 Fax: (715) 834-3590.

Bidding documents may be reviewed at the office of the Architect: Frisbie Architects, Inc. 215 N. 2nd Street, Suite 204, River Falls, WI 54022 Phone: (715) 426-4908 Fax: (715) 426-5886.

Pre-bid Tour: There will be a pre-bid tour of the existing facility at 2:00 p.m. CDT on Monday, November 10, 2008. The tour will begin in the David M. Smith Meeting Room off the lobby at the River Falls Public Library. All prospective bidders are encouraged to attend.

Addendum: Questions and requests for substitutions must be made in writing to the Architect at their office and will be accepted and answered through Friday, November 14, 2008. An addendum will be issued no later than four (4) working days before the bid due date.

The envelope in which the proposals are sealed shall bear the name and address of the bidder and the notation: "RIVER FALLS LIBRARY- PHASE 1 REMODEL"

The City of River Falls reserves the right to reject any or all proposals, to waive informalities in bidding, and to accept the proposal deemed most advantageous to the City of River Falls.

Dated this 27th day of October, 2008.

Lu Ann Hecht, City Clerk

10/30/08, 11/06/08