Air Carrier Apron Expansion Phase I

by June 16, 2021


Sealed bids, subject to the conditions herein, will be received until 2:00 p.m. local time, Tuesday, June 22, 2021, in the large conference room at Talbert & Bright, Inc., 4810 Shelley Drive, Wilmington NC 28405, and then opened and publicly read for furnishing all labor and materials and performing all work connected with:  Air Carrier Apron Expansion Phase I as indicated in the plans and specifications dated May 2021.

A Pre-Bid Meeting will be held at 11:00 a.m. local time, Thursday, June 3, 2021, in the large conference room at Talbert & Bright, Inc., 4810 Shelley Drive, Wilmington NC 28405Attendance at the Pre-Bid meeting is NOT mandatory, however is strongly recommended. 

Virtual attendance for the pre-bid meeting and the bid opening will be available; registration links will be posted on the Airport’s website at .  

The project site is located within the security perimeter of the Wilmington International Airport; access requires a badged escort.  An escorted site tour is scheduled for Tuesday, June 8, 2021, at 10 a.m. local time.  Meet at the overflow parking area of the Airport Public Safety Office, 1851 Dolan Drive, Wilmington NC 28405.  

The project shall consist of furnishing all labor, materials, and equipment and performing all work required to satisfactorily complete the Air Carrier Apron Expansion Phase I project.  Items of work include demolition of pavements (concrete and bituminous), earthwork, concrete pavement (P-501), cement-treated aggregate base course (P-304), crushed aggregate base course (P-209), RCP drainage system removal and installation, taxiway/apron lighting removal and installation, marking, installation and removal of chain link fencing and gates, temporary barriers, and erosion and sediment control measures.  Majority of work will be inside the airfield security perimeter.

Bid Forms, Plans, Specifications, and Contract Documents are on file at the Wilmington International Airport Offices and Talbert & Bright, Inc., 4810 Shelley Drive, Wilmington, North Carolina. Hard copy sets or digital PDF sets may be obtained from Talbert & Bright, Inc., 4810 Shelley Drive, Wilmington, North Carolina, 28405, (910) 763-5350 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, upon the non-refundable payment of one hundred fifty dollars ($150.00) for either the hard copy set, PDF set or both. Hard copy sets will be sent via UPS Ground.  PDF sets will be sent electronically.  For faster service, please fax (910-762-6281) or email ([email protected]) a copy of your request, including a copy of your check with the Contractor’s name and contact person, mailing and shipping address, phone and fax numbers, e-mail address, airport and project name for which you are requesting documents.

Each bid must be accompanied by a Bid Bond, a deposit of cash or by a certified check payable to New Hanover County Airport Authority, and drawn on some bank or trust company authorized to do business in the State of North Carolina, for an amount equal to 5% of the total base bid, as a guarantee that if the bid is accepted, the required Contract will be executed and the required Performance Bond and Payment Bond furnished within fifteen (15) days after receipt of written notice of formal award of Contract. 

Each bidder for this project shall be registered as a prequalified bidder with the NCDOT at the time of bid opening and shall hold a North Carolina General Contractors License (Highway or Unclassified).

Prospective bidders should read the instructions for preparing bids in Section 20 of the project specifications carefully before submitting their bids.

Envelopes containing proposals must be sealed, addressed to Mr. Granseur Dick, Facilities Director, Wilmington International Airport, c/o Talbert & Bright, Inc., 4810 Shelley Drive, Wilmington NC 28405, and marked on the envelope as follows:




The New Hanover County Airport Authority, in accordance with the provisions of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (78 Stat. 252, 42 U.S.C. §§ 2000d to 2000-4) and the Regulations, hereby notifies all bidders or offerors that it will affirmatively ensure that any contract entered into pursuant to this advertisement, disadvantaged business enterprises will be afforded full and fair opportunity to submit bids in response to this invitation and will not be discriminated against on the ground of race, color, or national origin in consideration for an award.


  1. The Offeror’s or Bidder’s attention is called to the “Equal Opportunity Clause” and the “Standard Federal Equal Employment Opportunity Construction Contract Specifications” set forth herein.
  1. The goals and timetables for minority and female participation, expressed in percentage terms for the Contractor’s aggregate workforce in each trade on all construction work in the covered area, are as follows: 


Goals for minority participation for each trade:  20.7%

Goals for female participation in each trade:        6.9%

These goals are applicable to all of the Contractor’s construction work (whether or not it is Federal or federally-assisted) performed in the covered area.  If the Contractor performs construction work in a geographical area located outside of the covered area, it shall apply the goals established for such geographical area where the work is actually performed.  With regard to this second area, the Contractor also is subject to the goals for both its federally involved and non-federally involved construction.

The Contractor’s compliance with the Executive Order and the regulations in 41 CFR Part 60-4 shall be based on its implementation of the Equal Opportunity Clause, specific affirmative action obligations required by the specifications set forth in 41 CFR 60-4.3(a), and its efforts to meet the goals. The hours of minority and female employment and training must be substantially uniform throughout the length of the contract, and in each trade, and the Contractor shall make a good faith effort to employ minorities and women evenly on each of its projects. The transfer of minority or female employees or trainees from Contractor to Contractor or from project to project for the sole purpose of meeting the Contractor’s goals shall be a violation of the contract, the Executive Order and the regulations in 41 CFR Part 60-4.  Compliance with the goals will be measured against the total work hours performed.

  1. The Contractor shall provide written notification to the Director of the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) within 10 working days of award of any construction subcontract in excess of $10,000 at any tier for construction work under the contract resulting from this solicitation. The notification shall list the name, address, and telephone number of the Subcontractor; employer identification number of the Subcontractor; estimated dollar amount of the subcontract; estimated starting and completion dates of the subcontract; and the geographical area in which the subcontract is to be performed.
  1. As used in this notice and in the contract resulting from this solicitation, the “covered area” is New Hanover County, North Carolina. 


Bidders are hereby notified by reference that Federal Contract Provisions are included in this solicitation, located in Appendix ‘D’ of the Project Manual, including Civil Rights – Title VI Assurances, Debarment and Suspension, and Recovered Materials and other Provisions. 

The New Hanover County Airport Authority hereby notifies all bidders that in regard to any contract entered into pursuant to this advertisement, that the bidder shall make good faith efforts, as defined in Appendix A of 49 CFR Part 26, Regulations of the Office of the Secretary of Transportation, to subcontract 7.4% of the dollar value of the prime contract for each project or schedule of work to Disadvantaged Business Enterprises DBE.  Only firms certified as an DBE by the NCDOT Unified Certification Program may be applied to the goal.  In the event that the bidder for this solicitation qualifies as a DBE, the contract goal shall be deemed to have been met.  Individuals who are rebuttably presumed to be socially and economically disadvantaged include women, Black Americans, Hispanic Americans, Native Americans, Asian-Pacific Americans, and Asian-Indian Americans.  The apparent successful competitor will be required to submit with the bid information concerning the DBEs that will participate in this contract.  The information will include the name and address of each DBE, a description of the work to be performed by each named firm, and the dollar value of the contract.  If the bidder fails to achieve the contract goal stated herein, it will be required to provide documentation demonstrating that it made good faith efforts in attempting to do so.  A bid that fails to meet these requirements will be considered nonresponsive.

All proposals shall be prepared on the basis of the Minimum Wage Rates as established by the Secretary of Labor and as included in Appendix ‘D’ of these specifications.

It is the intent of the New Hanover County Airport Authority to award the work, however, the award of this contract is contingent upon the availability of Federal, State, and Local funds.  New Hanover County Airport Authority reserves the right to reject any and all bids, to waive informalities, and to re-advertise this solicitation at the Authority’s sole discretion.  Nothing herein shall be construed as a commitment on the part of the authority to award a contract.  The authority reserves the right to reject all bids and abandon the solicitation at its sole discretion.

The Airport Authority reserves the right to reject any or all proposals.

Donna Girardot,
New Hanover County Airport Authority

Print Friendly, PDF & Email