Chiller Replacement Project at the Murrayville Elementary School Campus

by January 13, 2022

INVITATION TO BID 

New Hanover County Schools invites general contractors to bid on the Chiller Replacement Project at the Murrayville Elementary School Campus, 225 Mabee Way, Wilmington, NC 28411.  Sealed single prime Bids in paper form will be received by the Office of Maintenance Operations in room number 106A of the New Hanover County Schools’ Carolina Beach Road Complex, 2814 Carolina Beach Road, Wilmington, NC 28412, at 3:00 pm on Tuesday, February 1, 2022.

All Bids will be opened and read aloud starting at 3:00 pm. This project will be bid and awarded in accordance with Uniform Guidance 2 C.F.R. § 200.320(c).

The project consists of demolition of existing air-cooled chillers, pumps and associated equipment, recover refrigerant, salvage pump motors, and install new chillers and associated pumps and piping. Provide modifications to chiller controls.

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.

An optional Pre-Bid Conference will be held on Tuesday, January 18, at 1:30 pm at Murrayville Elementary School. Contractors must check in at the main office no later than 1:15 pm. The Design Consultant, CBHF Engineers, PLLC, and a representative from New Hanover County Schools will be available at that time to answer questions concerning the project. All questions shall be submitted in writing to CBHF Engineers, PLLC at 2246 Yaupon Drive, Wilmington, NC 28401, [email protected], Fax: (910) 791-5266 by January 27, 2022.

Digital plans and specifications may be obtained from CBHF Engineers, PLLC, 2246 Yaupon Drive, Wilmington, NC 28401 and (910) 791-4000 during normal office hours beginning Monday, January 17, 2022.  Complete sets of Bid Documents must be used in preparing Bids.  New Hanover County Schools assumes no responsibility for errors or misrepresentations resulting from the use of incomplete sets of Bid Documents.

Bid Security in the amount of five percent (5%) of the proposal must accompany each proposal in accordance with the Information for 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  No bid may be withdrawn for a period of forty-five days after the opening thereof.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.

Dated For Publication:
Thursday January 13, 2022

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