Notice To Bidders/Notice of Projects


Quiet Zone Project, Ottumwa, IA

Project Description

The project will complete the installation of raised center medians on the remaining at grade crossings at the intersection of BNSF on the following intersections: Vine Street, Green Street, Kitterman Avenue, and Clay Street.

10% Bid Deposit

100% Performance and Payment Bond (2 years)

Bid Deadline

August 9, 2017 at 2:00 pm (Central Time)

City Clerk’s Office, 1st Floor, City Hall

Bids will be publicly opened and read immediately after the 2:00 pm deadline on the first floor by the City Clerk’s office.

Project Start Date:  Late Start – September 5, 2017

Project Completion:  December 8, 2017

Liquidated Damages:  $200.00 per day.

Engineer’s Opinion of Cost:  75,000.00

Project Contact:       Dwight Dohlman    City Engineer

(641) 683-0680

Hard Copy Plans and Specifications are available from the City of Ottumwa Engineering Department.  Refundable deposit of $40.00.

Electronic Copy of Plans and Specifications are available:

Final Plans

Final Specifications

All Bidders shall register email addresses and names and addresses with the Ottumwa Engineering Department in order that any addenda which may be issued may be sent to them.




523 Vernon, 1744 Mable, 949 S. Sheridan



See our list of City Owned Vacant Lots for Potential Development. Some are vacant lots, some are lots with houses. Offers to purchase must be submitted on a completed purchase offer form along with a deposit. Purchase of City owned property is subject to a public hearing and formal approval by the City Council. Completed the purchase offer forms can be sent or delivered to: Ottumwa City Clerk’s Office, 105 E. Third St. Ottumwa, IA 52501. The minimum price for each lot shall be $500 per lot, except that the minimum per lot price shall be $250 to owners of adjacent properties. If the City has owned the lot for more than 5 years, the minimum lot price shall be $250 to the general public and $125 for an adjacent property owner. If more than one adjacent property owner wants to purchase the lot, sealed bids will be accepted. The City Council may consider modifying the minimum price. A development agreement with the buyer may be required when the City Council approves a modification of the minimum price.





The Beach Renovations Phase 2 Project – 2017

North Ferry Street and Richmond Avenue Mini-Roundabout Project – 2017

Catch Basin Replacement Program – 2017

Asphalt Street Program – 2017

Osage Drive Reconstruction Project – 2017

Fox Sauk Road Reconstruction Project – 2017

Canteen Alley Phase 2 – 2017 Program



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Effective July 1, 2016, there are three specific ways in which the Notice to Bidders must be posted in Iowa:
1. In a relevant contractor plan room service with statewide circulation.     Master Builders of Iowa
2. In a relevant construction lead generating service with statewide circulation.     Master Builders of Iowa
3. On an internet site sponsored by either a governmental entity or a statewide association that represents the governmental entity.  This page is the designated site for Notice to Bidders for the City of Ottumwa, Iowa.  


City of Ottumwa
105 E. Third Street
Ottumwa, IA 52501