Ashtabula County Metroparks

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By on February 21, 2023

Ashtabula Metroparks will be taking quotes on mowing, weed whipping and bed maintenance at our Red Brook Metropark, 4338 Lake Rd West, Ashtabula, Ohio until March 3rd at 10am.

To get a copy of the packet and details where to submit, contact Brett Bellas, Operations Manager at 440-805-9615 or email

Seeking proposals for the Ring Property Parking Area, see below:

Proposals will be received by Brett Bellas with Ashtabula County Metroparks, 91 North Chestnut St., Jefferson, Ohio 44047 until 10am local time on March 3rd, 2023.

All proposals shall be received in sealed envelopes and clearly marked with the project title, Ring Property Parking Area, and contain the full name of the submitting Contractor. 

All proposals shall include the proposal forms, copy of workers comp and proof of insurance up to $100,000.

To schedule a site visit, please contact Brett Bellas at 440-805-9615 or e-mail questions to


Ashtabula Metroparks owns property at 261 West Main Conneaut, Ohio 44030. The Metroparks will be taking quotes from contractors to excavate out a parking area. The contractor will be provided with drawings and a list of materials to be used during construction.


Sealed bids will be received at Ashtabula County Metroparks at 91 N. Chestnut Street, Jefferson, Ohio 44047 until 11:00 a.m. local time on Thursday, February 23, 2023, or as may be amended by written Addenda, and will be opened and read immediately thereafter for the:





This project consists of the design/build of two (2) pedestrian trail bridges located in Ashtabula County Metroparks – Red Brook Metropark.

The plan holders list, request for proposal, addenda, and other proposal information may be viewed and/or downloaded at:

The bidder shall be responsible to check for Addenda and obtain same from the web site.

Proposals must be in accordance with specifications and on forms available on the website at a non-refundable cost of Fifty Dollars ($50.00). Documents may be ordered by registering and paying online at the link listed on the website below:

A bid security must be submitted with the proposal.  The bid security shall be in the form of a Certified check, a Cashier’s check, or an Irrevocable Letter of Credit for an amount equal to ten percent (10%) of the bid; OR a Bond for 10% of the AMOUNT of the bid.  Said bid security shall be made payable to the OWNER and is to be held as a guarantee that in the event the bid is accepted, and a contract is awarded to the BIDDER, the contract will be duly executed, and its performance properly secured.

The successful BIDDER will be required to furnish a Contract Performance Bond in an amount not less than one hundred percent (100%) of the total price bid for the complete work, said Bond shall be that of an approved surety company authorized to transact business in the State of Ohio and shall be underwritten by a surety that is listed on the most current Department of the Treasury Circular 570, “Surety Companies Acceptable on Federal Bonds”.

BONAFIDE BIDDER REQUIREMENTS:  Bid Proposals will only be opened and/or received from Bonafide Plan Holders.  Any Bid Proposal(s) received by a non-Bonafide Plan Holder, will be deemed invalid.

Questions by prospective bidders concerning this project should be directed to the PROJECT MANAGER, Robert Jurs, Monday through Friday between 8:00 A.M. and 3:00 P.M.  No questions will be taken during any other time. 

Each proposal must be made upon the forms furnished with the Contract Documents and must be delivered to Ashtabula County Metroparks, 91 N. Chestnut Street, Jefferson, Ohio 44047, prior to the time on the date stated above.

No bidder may withdraw a bid within 60 days after the actual date of the opening thereof.

Non-Discrimination in Employment – Bidders on this work will be required to comply with the President’s Executive Order No. 11246 in that employees and applicants for employment shall not discriminate against because of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.  The requirements under this order are explained in the contract documents.

WAGE RATES – Each employee employed by the CONTRACTOR or any SUBCONTRACTOR and engaged in work on the project under this contract shall be paid the prevailing wage established by the Department of Industrial Relations of the State of Ohio, as provided by the appropriate sections of the Ohio Revised Code.  This shall occur regardless of any contractual relationship which may be said to exist between the CONTRACTOR or any SUBCONTRACTOR and such employee.

Proposals for the Contract must be sealed and marked Ashtabula County Metroparks – Red Brook Phase II – Pedestrian Trail Bridge Replacements.

The OWNER reserves the right to reject any or all proposals, to waive any informalities or irregularities in the bids received, and to accept any bid which it deems most favorable.


Ashtabula County Metroparks
Brett Bellas
Metroparks Operations Manager



      February 08, 2023

      February 15, 2023



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Thank you!