Closed-circuit cooling tower addition at the Emsley A. Laney High School campus

by November 27, 2019


New Hanover County Schools invites mechanical contractors to bid on the closed-circuit cooling tower addition at the Emsley A. Laney High School campus, 2700 N. College Road, Wilmington, NC 2840512.  Sealed single prime Bids in paper form will be received by the Office of Maintenance Operations in room number 106A of the New Hanover County Schools’ Carolina Beach Road Complex, 2814 Carolina Beach Road, Wilmington, NC 28412, at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, December 17, 2019.

All Bids will be opened and read aloud starting at 2:00 pm.  This project will be bid and awarded in accordance with G.S. 143-128 and G.S. 143-129.  Time is of the essence and any Bid received after 2:00 pm on Tuesday, December 17, 2019 will be returned unopened.

The project generally consists of adding a closed-circuit cooling tower and associated piping to tie-in to the existing piping loop.  The new closed-circuit cooling tower will add capacity and redundancy to the existing system.

A mandatory Pre-Bid Conference will be held on Tuesday, December 03, 2019, at 2:00 pm at the Office of Maintenance Operations, conference room 106A, of the New Hanover County Schools’ Carolina Beach Road Complex, 2814 Carolina Beach Road, Wilmington, NC 28412.  The Design Consultant, CBHF Engineers, PLLC, and a representative from New Hanover County Schools will be available at that time to answer questions concerning the project.  Questions after that time shall be submitted in writing to CBHF Engineers, PLLC at 2246 Yaupon Drive, Wilmington, NC 28401,, Fax: (910) 791-5266.

Complete plans and specifications may be obtained from CBHF Engineers, PLLC, 2246 Yaupon Drive, Wilmington, NC 28401 and (910) 791-4000 during normal office hours beginning Tuesday, December 3, 2019.  Partial sets will not be available. Complete sets of Bid Documents must be used in preparing Bids.  New Hanover County Schools assumes no responsibility for errors or misrepresentations resulting from the use of incomplete sets of Bid Documents.

A Bid Security in the amount of five percent (5%) of the Base Bid Amount must accompany each Bid in accordance with Section I – Information for Bidders of the project specifications.  No Bid may be withdrawn for a period of sixty (60) days after the opening thereof.

The successful Bidder will be required to furnish a 100% Performance Bond and a 100% Labor and Material Payment Bond.

New Hanover County Schools has a verifiable ten percent (10%) goal for participation by minority businesses in the total value of the work.  Bidders are required on school construction and renovation projects covered by N.C. G.S. 143-128 to make a “good faith effort” to meet this goal.  Bidders shall identify on the Bid Form the minority businesses that will be used on the project.  Bidders shall submit along with the Bid, Affidavit A – Listing of Good Faith Efforts pursuant to subsection (f) of G.S. 143-128.2, and the total dollar value of the bid that will be performed by the minority businesses.  A Bidder that performs 100% of the work under the Contract with its own workforce must submit Affidavit B – Intent to Perform Contract with Own Forces in lieu of the aforementioned affidavit otherwise required under this subsection.

New Hanover County Schools reserves the right to reject any and all Bids, waive informalities and irregularities in bidding, and to accept Bids which are considered to be in the best interest of the New Hanover County Schools.


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