DOCUMENT 00 11 16
INVITATION TO BID
Sealed bids will be received by Lincoln County, NC, on June 5, 2014 until 2:00, p.m. EST for construction of the “West Lincoln Booster Pump Station Upgrades”, at which time they will be opened.
Bids must be submitted on the complete project and must be enclosed in a sealed envelope, addressed to Lincoln County Managers Office, C/O John Henry, Purchasing Agent, Purchasing Office, Third Floor Citizens Center, 115 West Main Street, Lincolnton, NC 28092. Outside of the envelope must be marked “Response to RFB No. 2014-0605 for West Lincoln Booster Pump Station Upgrades, Lincoln County, North Carolina”. Envelope must also bear, on the outside, the name of the bidder, bidder’s address, and bidder’s license number. All bids must be made on blank forms provided and included in the bound document or as provided by Addendum prior to bid.
The work will consist of installation of a new jockey pump that will replace one of three existing booster pumps, including control, electrical, and SCADA upgrades.
Each proposal shall be accompanied by a cash deposit or certified check, drawn on a bank or trust company insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, in an amount equal to not less than five percent of the proposal. In lieu thereof, the bidder may offer a bid bond of five percent of the bid prepared on the Bid Bond form contained within the Contract Documents or a Surety Company's Standard Bid Bond form, duly executed by the Bidder as principal and executed by a surety company licensed under the laws of North Carolina to execute such bonds and listed in the latest issue of U. S. Treasury Circular 570, conditioned that the surety will, upon demand, forthwith make payment to the obligee upon said bond if the bidder fails to execute the contract in accordance with the bid bond. Said deposit shall be retained by the Owner as liquidated damages in event of failure of the successful bidder to execute the contract within ten days after the award or to give satisfactory surety as required by law.
Plans, Specifications and Contract Documents may be examined at: W.K. Dickson & Co., Inc., 401 4th Street SW, Suite 201, Hickory, North Carolina 28602. Plans, Specifications, and Contract Documents are available for purchase by going to Plan Room at www.wkdickson.com. Please note that only registered plan holders may bid as a General Contractor.
No bid may be withdrawn after the scheduled closing time for the receipt of bids for a period of 90 days.
Bidders must comply with the President’s Executive Order No. 11246, as amended, which prohibits discrimination in employment regarding race, creed, color, sex, or national origin.
A pre-bid meeting will not be held; however, the West Lincoln Pump Station will be open for viewing on Tuesday, May 20 at 10:00 a.m. Contractors will have access to the pump station for familiarization purposes only. There will be no representative onsite to entertain questions/answers.
Lincoln County Government, as awarding authority, and the contractor and subcontractors performing the construction contract awarded shall cooperate and in good faith do all things legal, proper and reasonable to achieve the goal of 10 percent for participation by minority businesses in construction of this project as required by GS 143-128.2. The bidder shall include with the bid proposal the form “Identification of Minority Business Participation” identifying the minority business participation it will use on the project, and shall include with the bid proposal either Affidavit A or Affidavit B as applicable. Forms and detailed instructions are included within the Proposal Form in the bid documents. Failure to complete and submit with the bid proposal all applicable MBE forms is grounds for rejection of the bid. (GS143-128.2c, Effective 1/1/2002.) Documentation of good faith efforts regardless of the MBE/WBE goal obtained is required of the low bidder.
The Contractor shall comply with the Department of Labor Safety and Health Regulations for construction promulgated under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (PL91-596) and under Section 107 of the Contract Work Hours and Safety Standards Act (PL91-54), or latest revisions.
General Contractors are notified that "An Act to Regulate the Practices of General Contracting" ratified by the North Carolina General Assembly on March 10, 1925, and as subsequently amended will be observed in receiving bids and awarding General Contracts.
All Qualification Packages, per the Instructions to Bidders, (Document 00 21 13), must be submitted at least ten days prior to the advertised bid date.
The Owner reserves the right to reject any or all bids and to waive informalities and technicalities.