UNION COUNTY is seeking a qualified contractor to construct AIRCRAFT FUEL SYSTEM AND MISCELLANEOUS ELECTRICAL IMPROVEMENTS  at the La Grande/Union County Airport. Major elements of work for the project include but are not limited to the decommissioning and removal of existing above ground aviation fuel storage tank(s), fabrication and installation of new above ground aviation fuel storage tank(s), miscellaneous existing aircraft fueling system and electrical improvements, installation of an owner provided standby generator, and installation of aircraft apron flood lighting.

Sealed Bids shall be addressed to and received at Union County Commissioner’s office, Attention: Doug Wright, Public Works Director, 1106 ‘K’ Avenue, La Grande, Oregon 97850 not later than 2:00 p.m. local time, on Thursday the 19th day of October 2023.  Immediately thereafter, the Bids will be publicly opened and read at the above stated location.

The Engineer’s cost opinion for this work is Between $450,000 and $700,000.

Electronic copies of the Contract Documents and Addendums are posted on the Precision Approach Engineering’s website at  https://www.preappinc.com /Bid Documents; the QuestCDN Project Number is: 8717412 on the “Browse Projects” page.  Drawings and specification files are posted on the Precision Approach Engineering’s website, with the drawings viewable free of charge.

Electronic copies of the Contract Document and Addendums may be downloaded for a fee of $22.00. Addendums to the bid package will be issued through the online QuestCDN plan holders list; therefore, all prime bidders shall be responsible for downloading the bid documents from QuestCDN in order to be included on the Plan Holders List. It is imperative that those who download the solicitation documents check the https://www.preappinc.com /Bid Documents regularly for addenda, clarifications, and other notifications that may be pertinent, as well as the Supplier List of Interested Parties.


A printed copy of the Documents may be obtained from the Engineer’s office upon payment of $75 for each Document. Return of the Documents is not required, and the amount paid for the Documents is nonrefundable.

Drawings and Specifications (Contract Documents) may be examined at the Public Works Directors office, Union County Public Works, 10513 N McAllister Road, Island City, OR 97850; phone (541) 963-7822, or at the Engineer’s office, Precision Approach Engineering, Inc., 5124 SW Hout Street, Corvallis, OR  97333; 541/754-0043. The Drawings bound in the Document are photographically reduced to 50 percent of the original size.

All Bid documents shall be submitted in hard copy.  Electronic or e-mailed submissions shall be rejected.

This contract is for a public work subject to Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries (ORS 279C.800 to 279C.870).  The Bidder must agree that the requirements and conditions of employment be observed and minimum wage rates, as established by the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries be paid under the Contract.

No bid for a construction contract shall be received or considered by Union County unless the Bidder is registered with the Construction Contractors Board as required by ORS Chapter 701 or licensed by the State Landscape Contractors Board as required by ORS 671.530.

Contractors must be qualified in accordance with ORS 279 and other applicable sections of the Oregon Revised Statutes in order to enter into a Contract with the Owner for public work in Oregon.

An optional pre-bid videoconference will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 11, 2023. Potential bidders are strongly encouraged to attend the videoconference, which can be accessed at:

Zoom Link:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89688688935?pwd=cVFzOVNzeUFramp5SW9hZ2thSzBUdz09

Meeting ID: 896 8868 8935; Passcode: 696997 Or call in (audio only) Phone Number: (253) 215-8782; Meeting ID: 896 8868 8935; Passcode: 696997

For information concerning the proposed work, contact Corley McFarland, PE at Precision Approach Engineering, Inc., telephone 541/754-0043.  For an appointment to visit the site of the proposed work, contact Doug Wright, Union County Public Works Director, 10513 N. McAlister Road, La Grande, Oregon 978501, phone (541) 963-1016.

Dated this 19th day of September 2023.

Union County

By:  Doug Wright, Public Works Director


Posted September 20, 2023