ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS
TUCKASEIGEE WATER & SEWER AUTHORITY
JACKSON PAPER & DOLLAR GENERAL LIFT STATION IMPROVEMENTS
PROJECT NO. E-SRP-W-17-0055
Sealed bids for the project entitled Jackson Paper & Dollar General Lift Station Improvements will be received by the Tuckaseigee Water & Sewer Authority until 2:00 pm local time January 30th, 2020 in the Tuckaseigee Water & Sewer Authority Main Office located at 1246 West Main Street, Sylva, NC. At said place and time, all Bids that have been duly received, will be publicly opened and read aloud.
A pre-bid conference will be held at 2:00 pm on January 14th, 2020 at the Tuckaseigee Water & Sewer Authority Main Office, 1246 West Main Street, Sylva, NC. Interested parties are encouraged to attend this meeting to review the plans, ask for additional information or clarification and to visit the project site.
THE PROJECT GENERALLY CONSISTS OF: the demolition of two existing sewer lift stations, abandonment of several manholes and gravity sewer lines, erosion control, the installation of a new triplex sewage lift station with a total capacity of 1,175 gpm, the installation of an emergency standby generator, the installation of 16”, 12” and 8” gravity sewer lines and appurtenances, installation of 10” and 6” sanitary sewer force mains and appurtenances, the lining of five existing manholes for corrosion protection and the restoration of surfaces.
Bidders and other interested parties should note that prequalification of equipment manufacturers by the Engineer prior to the bid opening is required for this project. Equipment prequalification requirements, if any, are described in the Contract Documents.
Digital copies of Bid Documents are available for purchase at www.mcgillengineers.com for a fee of $50 per set, starting on January 2nd, 2020 at 4:00 pm. These documents may be downloaded by selecting this project from the “Bids” link and by entering Quest Project Number 6637102. For assistance and free membership registration, contact QuestCDN at (952) 233-1632 or firstname.lastname@example.org .
Each bid shall be accompanied with a cash deposit or certified check drawn on a bank or trust company insured by the FDIC or a Bid Bond prepared on the form of Bid Bond contained in the Bidding Documents or a Surety Company’s standard form and properly executed by a corporate surety licensed under the laws of North Carolina to execute such bonds. The amount of the bid bond shall be equal to five (5) percent of the total of the bid. The bid deposit shall be retained by the Owner if the successful bidder fails to execute the contract or fails to provide the required bonds, as stated below, within ten (10) days after the proper notice of award of the contract.
The successful bidder shall be required to furnish separate, 100 percent Performance and Payment Bonds in compliance with North Carolina General Statutes Chapter 44A Section 143-129, and with Article 3 of Chapter 44A of the North Carolina General Statutes. The Performance Bond shall be in full force and effect for one (1) year after the date of final acceptance of the project by the Owner.
Bidders must comply with the requirements of the State of North Carolina and be appropriately licensed as a Contractor as provided in General Statutes Chapter 87.
Neither the Owner nor the Engineer will be responsible for full or partial sets of Bidding Documents, including any Addenda, obtained from any source other than the Owner’s representative, McGill Associates, P.A. Each Bidder shall be responsible for the review of all addenda for the project and shall acknowledge the addenda on the bid form.
The Owner reserves the right to reject any and all Bids, to waive informalities, or to reject non-conforming, non-responsive, or conditional bids. The Owner reserves the right to award a contract to the lowest, responsive, responsible bidder or bidders, taking into consideration quality, performance and time.
Contractors submitting a Bid on this project must solicit bids from minority subcontractors and provide documentation of any outreach efforts as required by the NC Division of Water Infrastructure MBE/WBE (DBE) Compliance Supplement.
Interim Executive Director
Tuckaseigee Water & Sewer Authority