DOCUMENT 00 11 13
ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS
Notice is hereby given that sealed bids will be received by the North Hunterdon-Voorhees Regional High School District Board of Education, Hunterdon County, New Jersey for the following project:
Site Improvements at North Hunterdon High School
PSA Commission Number 8821, 8822
Bids will be received until 3:00 PM, local prevailing time, on Wednesday, February 16, 2022, at which time said bid proposals will be publicly opened by the Business Administrator, Ms. Kathryn Blew for the District at the School District Board Office located at 1445 Route 31, Annandale, NJ, 08801. Bids, utilizing the bid forms as prepared by the Architect, may be submitted in person, by mail or delivery service prior to that time. Any bid submitted by mail or delivery service is done so at the sole risk of the Bidder. The North Hunterdon-Voorhees Regional High School District Board of Education assumes no responsibility for delays in the mail or delivery service causing the bid to be received later than the due date and time or at an address other than as set forth above. No bids will be received by facsimile or electronic transmission. It is expressly understood that the Bidder is responsible for getting the bid proposals to the Business Administrator prior to the time and date set for the bid opening. Any bid received after the bid submission time deadline will be returned unopened. In order to be considered, bids must be sealed and outer envelope to include the Bidder’s name and be clearly marked:
Site Improvements at North Hunterdon High School
PSA Commission Number 8821, 822
If any restrictions on the format of the Bid Opening are in place due to governmental orders or guidelines regarding the ongoing health emergency, information about the format and possible restriction of attendance will be posted on the District website: https://www.nhvweb.net/. Contractors shall abide by any and all Executive Order(s) pertaining to safety precautions required as a result of Coronavirus disease 2019 (“COVID-19”).
The bidding documents (original documents with addenda) have been prepared by the Architectural firm of Parette Somjen Architects L.L.C. with an office at 439 Route 46 East, Rockaway, NJ 07866, Telephone 973.586.2400. Said bidding documents including proposal forms may be obtained during the bid period starting on Monday, January 24, 2022 by submitting an emailed request to William Ross at firstname.lastname@example.org. Bidding documents will not be mailed, emailed or be available for pickup or inspection. They may only be downloaded from the secure FTP website with access granted upon request. Bidders must email their request at least twenty-four (24) hours or one (1) business day in advance to gain access to bid documents as a registered plan holder. Project information is also available on the Architect’s website, http://www.planetpsa.com/bids.
There is a pre-bid meeting scheduled for the project on Thursday, January 27, 2022, at 3:30 PM. Please meet at the Main Office of the School, located at 1445 Route 31, Annandale, NJ, 08801. While not mandatory, attendance is highly recommended.
Pursuant to NJSA 18A:18A-21( c)(2), Addenda shall be provided no later than seven days, Saturdays, Sundays, or holidays excepted, prior to the date for acceptance of bids, to any person who has submitted a bid or who has received a bid package, by one of the listed means in the law, and additionally as posted to the FTP site containing the bid documents. Questions will be considered only up until the inquiry deadline stated in the Instructions to Bidders.
The scope of this project includes, but is not limited to, (1) the reconstruction of the high school “plaza” area; and (2) reconstruction of existing driveway with lowered subgrade elevations to increase the height clearance available below an existing underpass. Plaza reconstruction includes, but is not limited to, new concrete pavement, curbs, site drainage, landscaping, landscape walls, site lighting and decorative fencing. Driveway reconstruction includes, but is not limited to, lowering of existing utilities and construction of new concrete sidewalks, curbs and stairs.
Bids will be considered in accordance with N.J.S.A. 18A:18A-1 et.seq. and N.J.S.A. 18A:7G-1 et.seq.
Bids will be received from a Bidder for one price for the entire project, all trades, all inclusive. Bidders must be pre-qualified by the New Jersey Department of Treasury, Division of Property Management and Construction (DPMC) in one of the following categories, pursuant to N.J.S.A. 18A:18A-27.1, et.seq.:
(C054) Site Work
Bidders and subcontractors for each of the major branches of work specified in N.J.S.A. 18A:18A-18 must be prequalified by the DPMC. Bidders shall submit a Certificate of Prequalification/Classification from the New Jersey Department of Treasury, Division of Property Management and Construction (DPMC) and Affidavit as to the Total Amount of Uncompleted Contracts for the Bidder and for all subcontractors for whom DPMC prequalification is required.
No modifications to the enclosed Instructions to Bidders, General Conditions, Supplemental Conditions or Specifications will be permitted prior to bid acceptance except as may be allowed by addenda as outlined in the Specifications. Bids that propose modifications to the requirements shall result in rejection of the bid as being non-responsive.
All bidders are required to comply with the requirements of N.J.S.A. 10:5-31 et seq., Affirmative Action Against Discrimination (N.J.A.C. 17:27-1 et seq.). An Initial Project Workforce Report will be required from the successful Contractor. (Form AA-201).
Statement of Ownership Requirement: Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 52:25-24.2, Bidders shall submit a statement setting forth the names and addresses of all persons and entities that own ten percent or more of its stock or interest of any type at all levels of ownership and further disclosure of the ownership of such entities as applicable.
Bidders and all subcontractors are required to comply with the Public Works Contractor Registration Act, (N.J.S.A. 34:11-56.48 et seq.) and to possess current certification from the Division of Wage and Hour Compliance in the Department of Labor and Workforce Development at the time the bid is submitted. Bidders and all subcontractors for whom DPMC prequalification is required are also required to submit a Business Registration Certificate issued by the Division of Revenue in the New Jersey Department of Treasury prior to contract award.
All Bidders are required to submit with the bid, an affidavit by the Bidder that the Bidder is not, at the time of the bid, included on the New Jersey State Treasurer’s List or the Federal Government List of Debarred, Suspended or Disqualified Firms or individuals pursuant to N.J.S.A. 52:32-44.1, N.J.A.C. 17:19-4 and N.J.A.C. 19:38A-4. Then, prior to contract award, the successful Bidder will be required to submit a separate certification that all entities having a controlling interest are not on the federal list of debarred contractors.
All Bidders are required to complete and submit, prior to contract award, a Disclosure of Investment Activities in Iran Form in accordance with N.J.S.A 52:32-58 and N.J.S.A. 18A:18A-49.4.
Bids must be accompanied by bid security in the form of (1) a bid bond or certified or cashier’s check payable to North Hunterdon/Voorhees Regional Board of Education equal to 10% of the amount of the bid, but in no case to exceed $20,000.00 per N.J.S.A. 18A:18A-24, and (2) Certificate of Consent of Surety per N.J.S.A. 18A:18A-25. The successful bidder will be required to furnish additional bonds as specified in Document 00 21 13, “Instructions to Bidders.”
The North Hunterdon-Voorhees Regional High School District Board of Education reserves the right to reject all bids, to waive minor immaterial defects in any bid, or to award a lump sum contract, in accordance with applicable laws, including the requirements of the Public School Contracts Law at N.J.S.A. 18A:18A-1 et seq. No bid may be withdrawn for a period of sixty (60) days after the opening date. The Contract will be awarded to the lowest responsive and responsible bidder as defined in N.J.S.A. 18A:18A-2(t) and N.J.S.A. 18A:18A-18 (c), as applicable.
Kathryn Blew, Business Administrator
North Hunterdon-Voorhees Regional High School District Board of Education