ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS
Gray’s Creek Volunteer Fire Department, Inc.
Gray’s Creek Volunteer Fire Department, Inc.
7010 Fire Department Road
Hope Mills, NC 28348
H. Mack Summey, Jr., P.E.
Summey Engineering Associates, PLLC
PO Box 968
Asheboro, NC 27204
1342 E. Salisbury Street
Asheboro, NC 27203
The Project consists of the following major items: Building construction as required for a new 16,676 sq. ft. Pre-Engineered Metal Building consisting of meeting/training room, offices, restrooms, bunk rooms, exercise room, kitchen and laundering facilities and a four  bay vehicle garage.
Separate sealed bids will be received until 2:00 PM, Thursday, October 4, 2018, in the Gray’s Creek Volunteer Fire Department training room, 7010 Fire Department Road Hope Mills, NC 28348, at which time and place bids will be publicly opened and read aloud for the Gray’s Creek Volunteer Fire Department – Station 18 Project. The Owner reserves the right to reject any or all bids. Additionally, the Owner reserves the right to waive informalities.
A pre-bid conference will be held in the existing Gray’s Creek Volunteer Fire Department training room at 2:00 PM on Thursday, September 20, 2018. Attendance at this pre-bid conference is MANDATORY for all bidders intending to submit a bid on this project. A sign-in sheet will be provided and must be completed by each attendee at the pre-bid conference as evidence of attendance. In order for a bid proposal to be considered, the bidder submitting the proposal must have attended and noted the bidder’s presence at the mandatory pre-bid conference on the above-referenced sign-in sheet. All other interested parties including, but not limited to, subcontractors, suppliers, and vendors are welcome to attend.
Each bid submitted as part of this formal bidding process must be made on the form(s) provided within the bid documents obtained from the above-listed Project Engineer. In order for bid to be properly submitted, the bidder must submit a sealed bid package as specified in the Bidding Documents and bidder checklist, addressed to: Gray’s Creek Volunteer Fire Department – 7010 Fire Department Road, Hope Mills, NC 28348. The bid package will consist of a multi-envelope system to ensure proper compliance is met prior to the formal bid opening. Detailed bidder checklist must be completed and submitted with package as specified in the Bidding Documents. Finally, the name, address, and license number of the bidder must be legibly written on the outside of the outermost sealed envelope, and the envelope marked “CONSTRUCTION BID ENCLOSED FOR Gray’s Creek Volunteer Fire Department – Station 18 Project.”
Bidding Documents may be obtained directly from Duncan-Parnell at 4275 Regency Drive, Greensboro, NC 27410, 336-855-1211, or ordered online at www.dpibidroom.com, accompanied by a non-refundable deposit of one hundred fifty dollars ($150.00). Documents may be viewed electronically at iSqFt Plan Room at www.isqft.com/www.hcacarolinas.org, McGraw Hill Construction’s Dodge Lead Center at www.dodgeprojects.construction.com, and the Office of the Project Engineer between the hours of 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM (EST). With request for Documents please supply the following info: company name, contact person, street address, phone and fax numbers for bidding office, North Carolina contractor’s license number with limitation and classification, and indication if the firm will be a bidder, supplier or sub-contractor.
Bidders will be required to show evidence that they are licensed to perform the work in the Bidding Documents in strict compliance with the laws and regulations of North Carolina, including without limitation Chapter 87 of the North Carolina General Statutes. Bid Security in the amount of 5% of the Bid must accompany each Bid and shall be subject to the conditions provided in the Instruction to Bidders (Section 00200). Attention of Bidders is particularly called to the requirements as to conditions of employment to be observed and minimum wage rates to be paid under the Contract.
Any contract of contracts awarded under this Advertisement for Bids are expected to be funded in part by Loans secured by the USDA. Neither the State or Federal Government nor any of their departments, agencies, or employees is or will be a party to this Advertisement for Bids or any resulting Contract. This procurement will be subject to Federal and State regulations.
This project is being funded in part by the North Carolina USDA Rural Development Center. All federal USDA requirements will apply to the Contract. Bidders must also make positive efforts to use small and minority-owned business and to offer employment, training and contracting opportunities in accordance with Section 3 of the Housing and Urban Development Act of 1968. Attention of bidders is particularly called to the requirements as to conditions of employment to be observed and minimum wage rates to be paid under the Contract.
Bidders must comply with the Executive Order No. 11246 as amended, which prohibit discrimination in employment regarding race, creed, color, sex, or national origin. Bidders shall make positive efforts to use small and minority-owned businesses. The successful bidders shall comply with 41 CFR 60-4, in regard to affirmative action, to ensure equal opportunity to females and minorities and will apply the timetables and goals set forth in 41 CFR 60-4, if applicable. Bidders must comply with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Anti-Kickback Act, the Contract Work Hours Standard Act (PL 91-54), OSHA (PL 91-596), and 40 CFR 33.1016. Bidders shall provide certification of prior work under Executive Order 11246 (Equal Employment Opportunity [EEO]) as amended. The work will be subject to the EEO requirements established by the US Department of Labor. Owner is an EEO and does not discriminate. Small, minority and woman’s Businesses and labor surplus area firms are encouraged to submit bids. There is a 10% Goal for Participation by Minority Businesses for this project.
The Owner will not contract with an entity that fails to comply with the Iran Divestment Act and E-Verify requirements found in the General Statutes of North Carolina. In order to be a potentially successful bidder, entities submitting bids for this work must comply and take any requested actions to demonstrate compliance, with the Iran Divestment Act and E-Verify requirements.
No exceptions, unrequested additions, deletions, purported clarifications, and/or any other types of modifications of the proposed forms, terms, conditions, and specifications may be submitted with the bid package. No information/documentation beyond what is specifically requested is to be submitted. Any proposals containing such exceptions or modifications will be deemed non-responsive, and accordingly, will not be considered.
The Owner reserves the right to reject any or all bids. Additionally, the Owner reserves the right to waive informalities. Bids may be rejected for any reason determined by the Owner’s governing board, the Gray’s Creek Volunteer Fire Department Board of Directors to be in the best interest of the Board. If a contract is awarded, it will be awarded to the lowest responsible and responsive bidder, taking into consideration quality, performance, and the time specified in the proposals for performance of the contract.
All firms qualifying under this solicitation are encouraged to submit bids/proposals.