INVITATION TO BID
New Hanover County Schools invites Mechanical Contractors to bid on construction of Wrightsboro Elementary School Building 500 HVAC Renovations. Sealed bids will be received by the Office of Facility Planning & Construction in the New Hanover County Administration Building, Conference Room 101, 6410 Carolina Beach Road Wilmington, North Carolina 28412, at 2:00 on April 11, 2019. All bids will be opened and read aloud starting at 2:00. This project will be bid and awarded in accordance with G.S. 143-131, Informal Bidding Procedures.
The project consists of replacing a minimum of 11 and up to 18 split system air conditioning units in Building 500.
Licensed Mechanical Contractors must have a minimum of five (5) years of experience on competitively bid publicly funded construction projects e.g. City, County, State or School Systems.
A Pre-Bid Conference will be held on April 3, 2019, at 3:00 at the project site, Wrightsboro Elementary School, 2716 Castle Hayne Road, Wilmington, NC 28401. The Design Consultant 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 to the Design Consultant, Ken Lynch at Cheatham and Associates, P.A. Consulting Engineers at 3412 Enterprise Drive, Wilmington, NC 28405 or to Leanne Lawrence, Director of Facility Planning & Construction, New Hanover County Schools 6410 Carolina Beach Road Wilmington, North Carolina 28412.
Complete plans and specifications may be obtained from Cheatham and Associates, P.A. Consulting Engineers, 3412 Enterprise Drive, Wilmington, NC 28405, 910.452.4210 during normal office hours beginning March 25, 2019. Electronic copies of the documents can be obtained at no charge via Cheatham and Associates Dropbox by emailing request to: firstname.lastname@example.org. If hard copies are requested, a refundable plan deposit in the amount of $200 is required. Partial sets will not be available. Plan deposits shall be made payable to New Hanover County Schools and mailed to Cheatham and Associates, attention Ken Lynch. The deposit will be refunded upon return of the Contract Documents in good condition within thirty (30) days. Contract documents are also available for review at New Hanover County Schools’ Office of Facility Planning and Construction.
Bid Security in the amount of five percent (5%) of the proposal must accompany each proposal in accordance with the Instruction to Bidders. No bid may be withdrawn for a period of forty-five days after the opening thereof.
The successful bidder will be required to furnish 100% Performance Bond and a 100% 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 to make a “good faith effort” to meet this goal. Bidders shall identify on its bid the minority businesses that it will use on the project. Bidders shall submit along with the bid an affidavit listing the “good faith efforts” it has made pursuant to Section I – Information for Bidders, Article I-8, Minority Participation, and the total dollar value of the bid that will be performed by the minority businesses. A bidder that performs all of the work under the contract with its own workforce may submit an affidavit to that effect 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 School System.