Cotten Bathroom Renovation

by March 7, 2018

ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS

Sealed proposals will be received until 2:00 PM, March 28th 2018, in the conference room at East Carolina University Facilities Engineering and Architectural Services Office at 1001 East 4th Street, Greenville NC 27858 for the construction of East Carolina University Cotten Bathroom Renovation Code: 41736 Item: 302 SCO-ID No. 17-17612-01

at which time and place bids will be open and read.

Briefly, and without force and effect upon contract documents, work is summarized as follows: The work includes abatement and renovation of the existing Cotten Residence Hall residence bathrooms.  Demolition work includes the bathroom finishes and walls and two residence hall room on floors one, two and three.  New construction includes interior finishes, fixtures, signage, toilet compartments and accessories, at the bathrooms.

The work includes the removal and/or relocation of existing sprinkler heads in the renovated areas to meet NFPA 13, 2007 Edition, design standards. The plumbing work includes the demolition of existing restroom facility plumbing fixtures on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd floors. New domestic water risers, vent stacks and waste stacks as necessary for new fixture installations. The HVAC work includes demolition of existing FCUs, and ductwork in the renovation areas.  The new work includes new FCUs, new four pipe risers tied into existing, new duct work tied into the existing heat recovery system. The electrical work includes removal of existing fixtures in the bathrooms and replacement with new fixtures and outlets.  The fire alarm work includes tying the renovated spaces into the existing fire alarm panel and providing new fixtures for the renovated areas.

Complete plans, specifications and contract documents will be open for inspection in the offices of Davis Kane Architects, PA, 503-300 Oberlin Road, Raleigh NC 27605 and at East Coast Digital – Minority Plan Room Provider 703 SE Greenville Blvd, Greenville, NC  27858, 252-758-1616. Digital documents may be obtained from Davis Kane Architects, PA, (919) 833-3737. Printed documents may be purchased from Duncan Parnell through www.dpibidroom.com.

Consideration will be given only to Bids of Contractors who are able to submit evidence showing they are properly licensed under “An Act to Regulate the Practice of General Contracting”, ratified by the General Assembly on March 10, 1925.  The Trustees of University of North Carolina reserves the unqualified right to reject any and all proposals.

Bids will be received for single prime bid contracts.  All Proposals will be lump sum.

A mandatory pre-bid conference will be conducted on March 15th, 2018, 10:00 AM, in the conference room at East Carolina University Facilities Engineering and Architectural Services Office at 1001 East 4th Street, Greenville NC 27858. The meeting is also to identify preferred brand alternates and their performance standards that the owner will consider for approval on this project.

In accordance with General Statute GS 133-3, Specifications may list one or more preferred brands as an alternate to the base bid in limited circumstances.  Specifications containing a preferred brand alternate under this section must identify the performance standards that support the preference.  Performance standards for the preference must be approved in advance by the owner in an open meeting.  Any alternate approved by the owner shall be approved only where (i) the preferred alternate will provide cost savings, maintain or improve the functioning of any process or system affected by the preferred item or items, or both, and (ii) a justification identifying these criteria is made available in writing to the public.

In accordance with GS133-3 and SCO procedures the following preferred brand items are being considered as Alternates by the owner for this project:

G-1:  Provide Door Hardware Locksets by Best in lieu of locksets by other acceptable manufacturer.
G-2:  Provide Door Hardware Exit Devices by Von Duprin in lieu of exit devices by other acceptable manufacturer.
G-3:  Provide Door Hardware Door Closers by LCN in lieu of door closers by other acceptable manufacturer.

Justification of any approvals will be made available to the public in writing no later than seven (7) days prior to bid date.

East Carolina encourages participation by MWBE firms and supports UNC system’s policy of ensuring and promoting opportunities for minority businesses.

Signed:
Ms. Gina Shoemaker, PE,
Assistant Director
Facilities Engineering &
Architectural Services
East Carolina University

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