ESSER-1 Child Nutrition Freezer-Cooler Projects

by December 27, 2021

INVITATION TO BID 

New Hanover County Schools invites Licensed General Contractors to bid on the federally funded ESSER-1 Child Nutrition Freezer-Cooler Projects located at Alderman Elementary School, Roland-Grise Middle School, Mary Washington Howe Pre-K Center and D. C. Virgo Preparatory Academy in Wilmington, North Carolina.

Sealed single prime Bids will be received by the Office of Facility Planning and Construction in Conference Room 101 of the New Hanover County Schools’ Administration Building, 6410 Carolina Beach Road, Wilmington, NC 28412, no later than 2:00 pm on Tuesday, January 18, 2022. All Bids will be opened and read aloud thereafter. This project will be bid and awarded in accordance with G.S. 143-128 and G.S. 143-129.

The project generally consists of the installation of either a walk-in cooler or freezer at the kitchen areas of each school and the associated architectural, electrical, mechanical, and plumbing systems modifications.

Licensed General Contractors must have a minimum of five (5) years’ experience on competitively bid, publicly funded construction projects, e.g., city, county, state, or school system.

A mandatory Pre-Bid Conference will be held on Wednesday, January 5, 2022, at 10:00 am on-site at Alderman Elementary School, 2025 Independence Boulevard, Wilmington, NC 28403.

The Design Consultant, Becker Morgan Group, and a representative from New Hanover County Schools will be available at that time to answer questions concerning the project. A walk through of the four project sites will be conducted at the end of the meeting.

Questions after the Pre-Bid Conference shall be submitted in writing to Rick Collins, AIA, Becker Morgan Group, 3333 Jaeckle Drive, Suite 120, Wilmington NC 28403 ([email protected]), or to Irene Sotiriou, Capital Outlay Project Manager, New Hanover County Schools, 6410 Carolina Beach Road, Wilmington NC 28412 ([email protected].)

Complete sets of digital plans and specifications are available at no cost from Becker Morgan Group, (910) 341-7600 or from Kim Wilson [email protected], beginning Monday, January 3, 2022. Contract Documents are also available for review at New Hanover County Schools’ Office of Facility Planning and Construction.

A Bid Security in the amount of five percent (5%) of the Base Bid Amount must accompany each Bid in accordance with Section I – Information for Bidders of the project specifications. No Bid may be withdrawn for a period of forty-five (45) days after the opening thereof.

The successful Bidder will be required to furnish a 100% Performance Bond and a 100% Labor and 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 covered by N.C. G.S. 143-128 to make a “good faith effort” to meet this goal. Bidders shall identify on the Bid Form the minority businesses that will be used on the project. Bidders shall submit along with the Bid, Affidavit A – Listing of Good Faith Efforts pursuant to subsection (f) of G.S. 143-128.2, and the total dollar value of the bid that will be performed by the minority businesses. A Bidder that performs 100% of the work under the Contract with its own workforce must submit Affidavit B – Intent to Perform Contract with Own Forces 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 New Hanover County Schools.

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