INVITATION TO BID
New Hanover County Schools invites general contractors to bid Renovations to the Southeast Area Technical High School, Phase III, 5301 Sidbury Road, Castle Hayne, 28429. Sealed Single Prime Bids will be received by the Office of Facility Planning and Construction in Conference Room 101 of the New Hanover County Schools’ Administration Building, 6410 Carolina Beach Road Wilmington, NC 28412, at 3:00 on February 18, 2020. All Bids will be opened and read aloud starting at that time. This project will be bid and awarded in accordance with G.S. 143-128 and G.S. 143-129.
The project generally consists of renovations to the existing school facility at the Sidbury Road Complex, including mechanical, electrical work and some architectural and finish work.
A Pre-Bid Conference will be held on January 29, 2020, at 2:00 in the conference room at the project site, located at 5301 Sidbury Road, Castle Hayne, NC 28429. The Design Consultant, LS3P Associates LTD, 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 the Design Consultant at LS3P Associates LTD., 101 North Third Street, Suite 500, Wilmington, NC 28401 or to Leanne Lawrence, Director of Facility Planning and Construction, New Hanover County Schools, 6410 Carolina Beach Road Wilmington, NC 28412, Leanne.Lawrence@nhcs.net .
Complete plans and specifications may be obtained from LS3P Associates LTD., 101 North Third Street, Suite 500, Wilmington, NC 28401, (910)790-9901 during normal office hours beginning January 20, 2020. A refundable plan deposit in the amount of $250 is required for a full set of the Contract Documents. Partial sets will not be available. Plan deposit checks shall be made payable to New Hanover County Schools and mailed or delivered to LS3P Associates LTD., attention Tessa Romanowski. The deposit will be refunded upon return of the Contract Documents in good condition within thirty (30) days after the Bid opening. Contract Documents are also available for review at New Hanover County Schools’ Office of Facility Planning and Construction.
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 No Bid may be withdrawn for a period of forty-five (45) days after the opening thereof.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.