Buffalo WWPS Upgrade & Force Main Project

by October 14, 2020



Sealed Bids for the construction of the Buffalo WWPS Upgrade & Force Main will be received by Johnston County, at the office of the Johnston County Land Use Center, 309 E. Market Street, Smithfield, NC 27577 until 2:00 PM local time on Tuesday, November 17, 2020, at which time the Bids received will be publicly opened and read. The Project consists of installing approximately 3,800 linear feet of 16” sewer force main, 3,410 linear feet of force mains of sizes 4”-12”, 100 linear feet of Jack and Bore with 30” steel casing, directional bores with Fusible® PVC, 1,140 linear feet of 36” gravity sewer main, force main tie-ins of sizes 4”-16”, and meter vaults near the Johnston County Airport.

Bids must be submitted on the complete project. Bids must be enclosed in a sealed envelope, addressed to the Johnston County Land Use Center, 309 E. Market Street, Smithfield, NC 27577 for UPS Delivery and P.O. Box 2263, Smithfield, NC 27577 for mail delivery and the outside of the envelope must be marked “Bid for Johnston County – Buffalo WWPS Upgrade & Force Main Project”. All bids must be made on blank forms provided and included in the bound document. The name, address, and license number with limitation and classification of the Bidder must be plainly marked thereon.

Contractors are notified that North Carolina G.S. 87 relating to licensing of contractors will be observed in receiving bids and awarding contracts.

The Issuing Office for the Bidding Documents is Johnston County Public Utilities, Land Use Center. Prospective Bidders may examine the Bidding Documents at the Issuing Office on Mondays through Fridays between the hours of 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM local time, and may obtain copies of the Bidding Documents from the Issuing Office as described below.

Bidding Documents also may be examined at Johnston County Public Utilities, Land Use Center, 309 E. Market Street, Smithfield, NC 27577; online on our website at https://www.johnstonnc.com/ut2/ content.cfm?page_desc=advertisements and through the following plan rooms: iSqFt.com, Hispanic Contractors of the Carolinas (HCAC), Carolinas AGC (CAGC), CMD, Bidclerk, McGraw Hill Construction (dodge.construction.com), Construction Journal, and Construction Data Company (CDC).

Printed copies of the Bidding Documents may be obtained from the Issuing Office, during the hours indicated above, upon payment of a deposit of $  150   for each set. Checks for bidding documents shall be payable to Johnston County.

Each bid must be accompanied by a certified check or a bid bond by an acceptable surety company of not less than five percent (5%) of the amount of the bid, made payable to the Owner, Johnston County, as a bid guarantee.

A Performance and a Payment Bond will be required for the successful bidder in the amount of one hundred percent (100%) of the contract price, conditioned upon the faithful performance of the contract, payment of all persons supplying labor or furnishing.

North Carolina law requires any contractor bidding on work in the State which costs $30,000.00 or more to show evidence that he is licensed under the “Act to Regulate the Practice of General Contracting.”

No bid may be withdrawn for a period of ninety (90) days after the scheduled closing time for receiving bids. The Owner reserves the right to reject any and all bids and any part of a bid and to waive formalities and technicalities in the bidding procedure.

No consideration will be given any request for Plans and Specifications within the five (5) day period immediately prior to the date for receiving bids. Bids must be submitted on the printed form, or exact copies thereof, contained in the Contract Documents.

Any contract or contracts awarded under this invitation for bids are expected to be funded in part by a loan from the State of North Carolina. Neither the State or Federal government nor any of its departments, agencies, or employees is or will be a party to this invitation for bids or any resulting contract.

Bidder shall make positive efforts to use small and minority-owned businesses and comply with GS 143- 128.

A non-mandatory pre-bid conference will be held at 10:00 AM local time on Thursday, October 29, 2020 at the Johnston County Buffalo Creek Wastewater Pump Station, located behind the Town of Smithfield Water Treatment Plant, 515 North Second Street, Smithfield, NC 27577. Attendance at the pre-bid conference is highly encouraged but is not mandatory. In accordance with the Minority Participation Goals, potential prime Contractor(s), should attend the Pre-Bid Conference.

Bid security shall be furnished in accordance with the Instructions to Bidders.

Owner:    Johnston County
By:     Rick J. Hester
Title:     County Manager
Date:     October 15, 2020
Contact:     919-209-8333

Rivers and Associates, Inc.
Engineers – Planners – Surveyors
Post Office Box 929
107 East Second Street
Greenville, North Carolina 27835 (P.O. Box)
OR 27858 (Street Address)
Phone: (252) 752-4135
Fax:     (252) 752-3974

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