New Hanover County is re-opening the bid period and is accepting sealed bids for the Mason Inlet Maintenance Project 2019\2020.

The base bid work includes hydraulic dredging of approximately 375,000 cubic yards of shoaled material from Mason Inlet, Mason Creek, and the AIWW, with subsequent placement on the southern beachfront of Figure “8” Island. An additional 75,000 cubic yards of dredging seaward of the Colregs line is also included as an optional bid item, should the Contractor have equipment capable of performing this work. Bidding on the optional work is not required. The work also consists of grading the beach and monitoring environmental concerns.

Bid documents in Portable Document Format (.pdf) are available on the County website by clicking the  “Download Full Document” button at the top of this post or may be acquired from Gahagan & Bryant Associates of NC, PLLC, Chris Marello, (910) 313-3338, Complete sets of Bid Documents must be used in preparing Bids. New Hanover County assumes no responsibility for errors or misrepresentations resulting from the use of incomplete sets of Bid Documents. A pre-bid conference was held on Thursday October 3, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. at the offices of Gahagan & Bryant Associates of NC, PLLC located at 295-A North Green Meadows Drive, Wilmington, NC, 28405. Attendance was not mandatory.

All sealed Bids must be delivered or mailed to:

New Hanover County

Attn: Layton Bedsole, Shore Protection Coordinator

230 Government Center Drive, Suite 160, Wilmington, NC 28403

Time is of the essence and any bid received after Monday October 28, 2019 at 3:00 PM (local time), whether by mail or otherwise, will be returned unopened. Bids shall be placed in a sealed envelope, marked in the lower left-hand corner with the project title, date, and hour bids are schedule to be received. Bidders are responsible for ensuring that their Bid is stamped by County personnel by the deadline indicated. Furthermore, the County reserves the right to reject any and all bids or to waive any and all technicalities or informalities.

Bids shall be publicly opened and read on October 28, 2019 at 3:00pm in the New Hanover County Government Complex, Suite 601-Lucy Harrell Conference Room, 230 Government Center Drive, Wilmington, NC 28403.

ENVELOPES CONTAINING BIDS MUST BE IDENTIFIED AS “Bid for Mason Inlet Maintenance Project 2019/2020”. Bids shall be accompanied by a certified check, cashier’s check, U.S. Postal Money Order, or Bid Bond in an amount not less than 5% of Bid.

All bidders must be pre-qualified for bidding on New Hanover County capital improvement projects.  Pre-bid Qualification and Reference forms can be found on the County’s website:





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