INVITATION TO BID
Sealed Bids will be received by the Owner, Gaston County, until 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 3, 2018, for the following Project: Gaston County Animal Care & Enforcement Facility.
The project is located at 1491 Business Park Court, Gastonia, NC 28053. The scope of work includes (but not limited to): selective demolition of the interior of the existing structure (approx. 14,100 square feet), construction of an addition to the existing facility (approx. 7,600 square feet), construction of public and office space, cat and dog housing areas, animal treatment areas, and site work.
Sealed bids may be mailed to: Gaston County Public Works, Attn.: Dan Ziehm, PO Box 1578, Gastonia, NC, 28053-1578. At such time, bids received via mail will be hand carried to the bid opening location at the Gaston County Courthouse Public Forum (Room #2172), 325 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Gastonia NC. It is the responsibility of the bidder to assure that their bid is at the bid opening location stated above prior to 2:00 pm on bid opening day. All bids will be opened and read aloud beginning at 2:00 pm. A Pre-Bid Conference will be held on Tuesday, March 20th, 2018 at the above location at 10:00 am and will be followed by a site visit.
Each proposal must be accompanied by a cash deposit or certified check drawn on a bank or trust company insured by the FDIC payable to the Gaston County Board of Commissioners in the amount of five percent (5%) of the gross amount of the proposal. A bidder may offer a bid bond of five percent (5%) of the proposal executed by a surety company licensed under the laws of North Carolina to execute such bonds. The deposit shall be retained by the Owner as liquidated damages in the event of failure of the successful bidder to execute the contract within ten days after the award.
Gaston County reserves the unqualified right to reject any or all bids. All bidders must be properly licensed under applicable laws of the State of North Carolina, at the time of bid submittal. Gaston County has established a verifiable goal of 10% for participation by minority business in building construction contracts.
Instructions for obtaining all bid documents, complete set of plans and specifications may be obtained online through the NextPlans plan room beginning March 6, 2018. To become a registered plan holder you must sign up and order a full set of the bid documents by visiting the following web address: http://scn.nextplans.com. Add the documents to your cart and proceed through the checkout process. You may order digital or hard copy plans at .10/sq. ft.-plans and .10/page-specs. If you order both digital and hard copies from NextPlans you will have to purchase both. You do not get a digital set with the purchase of hard copies or vice versa. The only means by which PDF’s are to be provided is via download from NextPlans. Credit card only. This is not a deposit and no refunds will be issued after successful delivery of project documents. After download, you may distribute these documents to your potential bidders through your normal channels. This site will be open to sub-prime bidders as well, allowing them to view prime bidder information and order bid documents. Notification of addenda will come via email through this site and be published for all registered users to view. For those not familiar with NextPlans or who need technical assistance, please contact NextPlans support at (866)215-0428 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Note to Plan Holders: NextPlans is the only official holder and issuing office of all plans, specifications, and any addenda published for bidding. Gaston County and Stewart Cooper Newell Architects are not responsible for the accuracy of documents anyone may obtain from any source other than NextPlans. To ensure that complete plans, specifications and addenda are received the bidder should contact NextPlans.
All Contractors are hereby notified that they shall be properly licensed under the State Laws governing their respective trades. (General Statutes 87, State of North Carolina.)