ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE THAT THE WARREN COUNTY TECHNICAL SCHOOL BOARD OF EDUCATION (the “Owner”) hereby requests Bids for the following "Work":
INTERIOR RECONFIGURATIONS AND RENOVATIONS
WARREN COUNTY TECHNICAL SCHOOL
WASHINGTON, NJ 07882
as shown in the Contract Documents bearing the same name. Bids which comply with the Contract Documents will be received for a combined bid for all Work (single prime).
The Contract Documents may be examined during normal office hours at the office of DIGroup Architecture, LLC (the “Architect”), 15 Bethany St., New Brunswick, NJ (732) 249-6242. Bidders may obtain bidding documents by 1:00 pm on July 18 th , 2019 (AVAILABLE IN ELECTRONIC CD FORMAT ONLY) , from the architect upon payment of fifty dollars ($50.00) non-refundable, for one (1) copy. Checks shall be made payable to “ DIGroupArchitecture, LLC ”. Disks will be mailed at bidder’s expense.
Bidders shall obtain bidding documents from the issuing office only. Bid proposals will NOT be accepted from any person or entity who obtains a bid package from anyone other than the architect / issuing office. All bidders must formally register their company information with the architect’s office in order to receive a bid package.
Sealed bids will be received as a Single Lump Sum Bid by Ms. Maureen Joyce, Interim School Business Administrator, for the Warren County Technical School. Bids will be received at the Board Office, located at 1500 Route 57, Washington, New Jersey 07882.
Date and time for receipt of bids is 10:00 AM (Prevailing Time) on August 15 th , 2019. All proposals will be opened and publicly read aloud at the Board of Education Conference Room.
A Pre-Bid Conference will be held on August 1, 2019 at 10:00AM (Prevailing Time) at the Warren County Technical School Board Office, located at 1500 Route 57, Washington, New Jersey 07882. Due to the special nature of the work involved that can only be seen by an in-depth visitation, the attendance of all the bidders is requested and STRONGLY ENCOURAGED as an integral and important element of the bidding process so that all bidders have an equal understanding of the scope of work involved.
Bidders must be pre-qualified by the New Jersey Schools Development Authority (“NJSDA”) as stated in the Contract Documents, prior to the date bids are received.
All bidders and their subcontractors shall be registered with the New Jersey Department of Labor, pursuant to the Public Works Contractor Registration Act, N.J.S.A. 34:11-56.48 et seq. indicating compliance with the Act for work subject to the New Jersey Prevailing Wage Act (N.J.S.A. 34:11-56.25 et seq.) Contractors are required to submit copies of their certificate of registration with their bid and shall also include copies of the certificates for each named subcontractor listed in its bid form with its bid. Any sub-subcontractors utilized by subcontractors will have to be registered. Sub-subcontractor certificates are not required to be submitted with the bids but must be submitted prior to the sub-subcontractor provides goods or services on this Project.
The Bid must contain all required information and documentation, including, without limitation, Bid Security in the amount of ten (10%) percent of the Bid Price, not to exceed Twenty Thousand ($20,000.00) Dollars, and Consent of Surety, each in the form and manner required by the Contract Documents.
No bid may be withdrawn for a period of sixty (60) days after the date set for the opening thereof.
No oral or other communications during the bidding process shall bind the Owner except as shall be contained in a written Addendum which the Owner may, in its sole discretion, issue in accordance with applicable Law.
Bidders and their subcontractors are required to comply with all applicable New Jersey law, including, without limitation, the affirmative action requirements of N.J.S.A. 10:5-31 et seq. and N.J.A.C. 17:27; the “Truth in Contracting” requirements of P.L. 1999, c. 440; the requirements of the “Public Works Contractor Registration Act,” the business registration certificate requirements of P.L. 2004, c. 57; the requirements of the NJSDA, and other statutes and regulations, all as and to the extent applicable and whether or not said laws and requirements are specifically referenced in the Contract Documents.
It is the sole responsibility of the Bidder to ensure timely receipt of its Bid by the Owner, at the place designated for opening of bids. The Owner assumes no responsibility whatsoever in connection with any defects arising out of the issuance of the Contract Documents or its failure to receive Bids at the time and place required and those which may arise from delay for any reason in obtaining the Contract Documents or in the submission of a Bid, including, but not limited to, delays or failures of receipt caused by traffic delay, errors by messengers, mis-labeling, mis-direction from any source including by the Owner’s personnel, mis-delivery by common carrier, or any other reason.
When it is in its best interest to do so and to the maximum extent of its discretion under applicable law, the Owner may award the Contract in whole or in part, select any combination of Bids and alternates, may waive any informalities, and may reject any or all Bids.
WARREN COUNTY TECHNICAL SCHOOL BOARD OF EDUCATION
WASHINGTON, WARREN COUNTY, NEW JERSEY
Interim Business Administrator