RFB # 20-0052

New Hanover County will receive sealed proposals from qualified contractors for all labor and materials to complete the work in accordance with the “Specifications and Contract Documents” for New Hanover County Secure Landfill CELL 9 AND 10A CONSTRUCTION for New Hanover County, North Carolina, Contract #20-0052.  Bid documents can be obtained by clicking the ““Download Full Document” button at the top of this post.

The partial expansion consists of approximately 16 acres of Cell 9 and 10A that will include disposal unit site preparation, grading, placement of the liner system, placement of the soil cover systems, associated haul road, stormwater management systems, collection piping, sump and pumps, electrical and control panels, force main extension and new force main, rain tarp and coordination with the County staff. The project will be phased to allow Cell 9 to be made available for disposal operations prior to the completion of Cell 10A. The construction period for Cell 9 will be 210 days from the notice to proceed to substantial completion and an additional 30 days to final completion. The construction period for Cell 10 and the forcemain will be 270 days to substantial and 30 days to final from the notice to proceed.  Total project must be completed within 300 days of notice to proceed.  Fill soil for the preparation of the intermediate cover and protective cover for the landfill shall be supplied from on-site borrow sources and topsoil will be supplied from off-site.

Official bid advertisement date is August 4, 2019. A MANDATORY pre-bid conference will be held on August 13, 2019, at 2:00 p.m. in the Environmental Management Administration Building, 3002 Highway 421 North, Wilmington, NC. Proposals will be received until 2:00 p.m. on September 10, 2019, by New Hanover County, in the Conference room at the New Hanover County Department of Environmental Management Administration Building, 3002 HWY 421 North, Wilmington, North Carolina 28401, at which time the proposals will be publicly opened and read in accordance with the provisions of law.  The deadline time shall be established by the timepiece of New Hanover County’s representative.  No bids will be accepted after that time.

A copy of the Specifications and Contract Documents can be reviewed at the New Hanover County Environmental Management Office, 3002 Highway 421 North, Wilmington, North Carolina 28401, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Please call for appointments.

Bidders must be licensed contractors in the State of North Carolina at the time proposals are submitted. Pursuant to N.C.G.S. S87‑15, it will be necessary for contractors to show evidence of such license in the bid document.

No proposal for construction or repair work may be considered or accepted by said board or governing body unless at the time of its filing the same shall be accompanied by a deposit with said board or governing body of cash, or a cashier’s check, or a certified check on some bank or trust company insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation in an amount equal to not less than five percent (5%) of the proposal. In lieu of making the cash deposit as above provided, such bidder may file a bid bond executed by a corporate surety licensed under the laws of North Carolina to execute such bonds, conditioned that the surety will upon demand forthwith make payment to the obligee upon said bond if the bidder fails to execute the contract in accordance with the bid bond. This deposit shall be retained if the successful bidder fails to execute the contract within 10 days after the award or fails to give satisfactory surety as required herein.

Contractor will be required to comply with OSHA and all federal, state and local laws, ordinances, rules and regulations that in any way affect the Work and will be required to review/endorse the County’s Contractor Compliance Requirements in Section 01910. Bidders will be required to submit a Qualification Questionnaire located in Section 00300 as part of their bid to demonstrate qualifications to perform the Work.

The bidder shall make good faith efforts, as defined in the bid specifications, to subcontract 10% of the dollar value of the single prime contract to businesses owned and controlled by minorities. Individuals who are rebuttably presumed to be minorities include women, Black Americans, Hispanic Americans, Native Americans, Asian-Pacific Americans, and Asian-Indian Americans. Bidders are required to submit, along with the bid, information concerning minority business enterprises which will participate in the contract. The information will include: (1) name and address of each minority firm; (2) description of the work to be performed by each minority firm named; and (3) the dollar value of the work to be performed by each firm named.  Bidders are required to submit along with the bid, specific documentation demonstrating that they made good faith efforts to meet established goals.  Any bid that fails to meet these requirements may be considered non-responsive.  Contact Lena Butler at Lbutler@nhcgov.com concerning questions related to this issue.

All prime bidders on this project must be pre-qualified in accordance with New Hanover County’s Pre-Qualification Ordinance, in order to bid.  Bids will not be opened unless the bidder is pre-qualified.  Pre-qualification applications may be obtained at the County Legal Department, 230 Government Center Drive, Suite 155, Wilmington, N.C. 28403 or by visiting the County’s website at www.nhcgov.com.

This Invitation to Bid is being used to solicit responses from suitably qualified, experienced and licensed contractors to qualify for services related to the construction of a secure landfill construction project in New Hanover County, North Carolina.

New Hanover County reserves the right to reject any and all bids. Questions will only be accepted in writing by Mr. Ian Spurlock (ispurlock@scsengineers.com) until 5:00 p.m. on August 27, 2019.  Response to the questions will be issued on September 3, 2019.  For further information, contact Mr. Ian Spurlock, P.E., SCS Engineers, PC, at ispurlock@scsengineers.com or 813.804.6732.

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