Construction of East Carolina University Mendenhall Renovation Phase I 17-16677-02B Code 41636, Item 308

by December 2, 2020


Sealed proposals will be received until 3:00 pm, January 7th, 2021 in the conference room at East Carolina University Facilities Engineering and Architectural Services Office at 1001 East 4th Street, Greenville, NC 27858 for the construction of East Carolina University

CODE 41636, ITEM 308

at which time and place bids will be open and read.

Briefly, and without force and effect upon contract documents, work is summarized as follows:

This project consists of selective demolition and renovation to the Mendenhall Building on East Carolina University Campus. The architectural work includes selective demolition and up-fit of approximately 7,742 sf on the ground floor, 5461 sf on the first floor, 500 sf on the second floor, an exterior stair demolition and replacement, site wall demolition and replacement, interior stair demotion, finishes, fixtures, and equipment Mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire protection to support the architectural renovations. Utility and site work include connection to an existing fire pump in an adjacent building, connection to existing sprinkler lines in previously renovated spaces, and relocation of existing storm and sewer risers and other Work indicated in the Contract Documents.

Complete plans, specifications and contract documents will be open for inspection in the offices of Davis Kane Architects, PA, 503-300 Oberlin Road, Raleigh NC 27605 and at East Coast Digital – Minority Plan Room Provider 703 SE Greenville Blvd, Greenville, NC  27858, 252-758-1616. Digital documents may be obtained from Davis Kane Architects, PA, (919) 833-3737. Printed documents may be purchased from Duncan Parnell through .

Consideration will be given only to Bids of Contractors who are able to submit evidence showing they are properly licensed under “An Act to Regulate the Practice of General Contracting”, ratified by the General Assembly on March 10, 1925.  The Trustees of University of North Carolina reserves the unqualified right to reject any and all proposals.

Bids will be received for single prime bid contracts.  All Proposals will be lump sum.

A mandatory pre-bid conference will be conducted on December 10, 2020 at 3:00 PM in the conference room at East Carolina University Facilities Engineering and Architectural Services Office at 1001 East 4th Street, Greenville NC 27858. The meeting is also to identify preferred brand alternates and their performance standards that the owner will consider for approval on this project.

In accordance with General Statute GS 133-3, Specifications may list one or more preferred brands as an alternate to the base bid in limited circumstances.  Specifications containing a preferred brand alternate under this section must identify the performance standards that support the preference.  Performance standards for the preference must be approved in advance by the owner in an open meeting.  Any alternate approved by the owner shall be approved only where (i) the preferred alternate will provide cost savings, maintain or improve the functioning of any process or system affected by the preferred item or items, or both, and (ii) a justification identifying these criteria is made available in writing to the public.

In accordance with GS133-3 and SCO procedures the following preferred brand items are being considered as Alternates by the owner for this project:

G-1:  Provide Door Hardware Locksets by Sargent in lieu of locksets by other acceptable manufacturer.

G-2:  Provide Door Hardware Exit Devices by Von Duprin in lieu of exit devices by other acceptable manufacturer.

G-3:  Provide Door Hardware Door Closers by LCN in lieu of door closers by other acceptable manufacturer.

Justification of any approvals will be made available to the public in writing no later than seven (7) days prior to bid date.

East Carolina encourages participation by MWBE firms and supports UNC system’s policy of ensuring and promoting opportunities for minority businesses.

Mr. John Fields, PE, Director
Facilities Engineering & Architectural Services
East Carolina University

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