SCNA Project No. 1608 The Lighthouse Children’ s Advocacy Center For Gaston County

by March 31, 2021


Sealed Bids For:  SCNA Project No. 1608 The Lighthouse Children’ s Advocacy Center For Gaston County will be received for the Owner, Gaston County, by Stewart-Cooper-Newell-Architects, P.A., at

Gaston County Courthouse Public Forum (Room #2172)
325 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Way
Gastonia, NC 2 8052
ATTN: Mr. Dan Ziehm,
Director of Public Works

APRIL 29, 2021

2:00 PM

At which time they will be publicly opened and read.

Bids will be received for:
Single Prime Contracts

(Single Prime Bids which includes General, Plumbing, Fire Protection, Mechanical and Electrical in One Prime Contract)

Any qualified Bidder may submit a bid.

Instructions for obtaining all bid documents, complete set of plans including architectural and engineering drawings and specifications may be obtained online through the NextPlans plan room beginning April 5, 2021. To become a registered plan holder you must sign up and order a full set of the bid documents by visiting the following web address: Add the documents to your cart and proceed through the checkout process. You may order digital or hard copy plans at .10/sq. ft.-plans and .1 0 / page­ specs. If you order both digital and hard copies from NextPlans you will have to purchase both. You do not get a digital set with the purchase of hard copies or vice versa. The only means by which PDF’s are to be provided is via download from NextPlans. Credit card only. This is not a deposit and no refunds will be issued after successful delivery of project documents. After download, you may distribute these documents to your potential bidders through your normal channels. This site will be open to sub-prime bidders as well, allowing them to view prime bidder information and order bid documents. Notification of addenda will come via email through this site and be published for all registered users to view. For those not familiar with NextPlans or who need technical assistance, please contact NextPlans support at (866) 215.0428 or email Note to Plan Holders: NextPlans is the only official holder and issuing office of all plans, specifications, and any addenda published for bidding . Gaston County, NC and Stewart  Cooper Newell Architects are not responsible for the accuracy of documents anyone may obtain from any source other than NextPlans. To ensure that complete plans, specifications and addenda are received the bidder should contact NextPlans.

All Contractors are hereby notified that they shall be properly licensed under the State Laws governing their respective trades. (General Statutes 87, State of North Carolina.)

Each Bidder will be required to certify on the Bid Form that he is properly licensed and classified to perform the work that he is bidding. This certification also guarantees that if subcontractors are used, they will also be properly licensed and classified.

Bidders should have no contact with the owners or the owners’ representatives. Any such contact will subject the bidder to immediate disqualification.

Proposals must be on the standard forms provided by the Architects and must be marked to identify the construction or classification of the work as shown above.

Each bid shall be accompanied by a certified check drawn on some bank or trust company insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation or a bid bond in the amount of equal to 5% of the total bid. The certified check or bid bond will be retained if the successful Bidder fails to execute the contract within ten (1 0) days after the award or fails to give satisfactory surety as required by the Contract Documents.

A Performance Bond and Labor and Material Payment Bond in the amount of 100 % of the Contract Sum wi1l   be required for this project. All Bonds must be executed in accordance with and conditioned as prescribed by the Laws of the State of North Carolina.

No Bidder may withdraw his Bid within 90 (Ninety) days after the opening thereof.

Bidders shall be required to begin work upon receipt of Notice to Proceed as issued by the Owner, and complete work within 365 Consecutive Calendar Days as stated on the Bid forms. Liquidated Damages inthe amount of $500.00 per calendar day will be assessed for each day beyond the scheduled completion date the work remains incomplete.

Bidding document s, drawings, and specifications may be examined at the following locations:

Office Of:
Stewart – Cooper-Newell-
Architects, P.A.
719 East Second Avenue
Gastonia, NC 28054
Phone: 800 /671-0621 or
FAX: 704/865-0046

For technical questions concerning the project please contact Jim Stewart, Project Architect by email: .

For questions concerning obtaining plans and specifications please contact Crystal Sutton at 800/671-0621 or 704 /865-6311 – Extension 101 or fax 704/865-0046 or email .

Substitution and Question Deadline:
April 22, 202 1, at 1:00 PM

Important Note to All Bidders:

The Owners reserve the right to accept or reject any and all bids, to waive any informalities in bidding, and to award the Contract in any manner which is in their best interest.

Permits are the responsibility of the Contractor. The fees associated with City of Gastonia Permits and all other City of Gastonia Fees associated with this project are not reimbursable with the Owner’s Contingency; however, no mark-up will be accepted. The Contractor is responsible for all other necessary certificates of eligibility and other applicable certifications, as required.  No fees or expenses   for such items are reimbursable by the ow ne r.

Dan Ziehm, PE,
Director of Public Works,
Gaston County Government

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