Cell 7 with Alternates for Cell 8A

INVITATION TO BID
NEW HANOVER COUNTY
CONSTRUCTION OF CELL 7 WITH ALTERNATES FOR CELL 8A
RFB # 18-0117

New Hanover County (NHC) 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 CONSTRUCTION OF CELL 7 WITH ALTERNATE for CELL 8A for New Hanover County, North Carolina, Contract #18-0117.  Bid documents can be obtained at the County’s website (http://www.nhcgov.com/business-nhc/bids).  Bid documents may also be reviewed by appointment at the NHC Environmental Management Department by calling 910.798.4400.

The partial expansion consists of approximately 10 acres of Cell 7 that will include pre-construction survey, disposal unit site preparation, placement of the liner system, placement of the soil cover systems, associated access road, stormwater management systems, leachate and stormwater pumping systems, collection piping, forcemain, control panels for pumping systems, coordination with the County staff.  The add alternate includes adding approximately 5 acres of additional disposal area (Cell 8A).

A MANDATORY pre-bid conference will be held on November 14, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. in the NHC Environmental Management offices, 3002 Highway 421 North, Wilmington, NC.

Proposals will be received until 2:00 p.m. on December 12, 2017, by NHC, in the Conference room at the NHC Environmental Management offices, 3002 HWY 421 North, Wilmington, North Carolina 28401.  No bids will be accepted after that time.

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.

All prime bidders on this project must be pre-qualified in accordance with NHC’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 NHC Legal Department, 230 Government Center Drive, Suite 155, Wilmington, N.C. 28403 or by visiting the County’s website at www.nhcgov.com.

A Bid Bond Equal to 5% of the base bid price is required by all bidders. The successful bidder will be required to provide Performance and Payment bonds equal to one hundred percent (100%) of the contract price. No Bid may be withdrawn thirty (30) days after bid opening date.

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.  Contact Lena Butler at Lbutler@nhcgov.com concerning questions related to this issue.

New Hanover County reserves the right to reject any and all bids.  Questions will only be accepted in writing by Mr. Ed Hilton (ehilton@scsengineers.com) through the end of business November 21, 2017.  Response to the questions will be issued on November 28, 2017.  For further information, contact Mr. Ed Hilton, P.E., SCS Engineers, PC, at 813.804.6719.

The County reserves the right to waive any informalities, to reject any or all bids, and to accept that Bid or Bids which is in the best interest of the County.

RELEASED: NOVEMBER 6, 2017

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