North Warren Regional School District
North Warren Regional School District located in Blairstown, New Jersey will receive separate, sealed bids for the Single Lump Sum contract for the construction of a 10,000(+) square foot multipurpose building at their building located at 10 Noe Road, Blairstown, New Jersey 07825. The project is known as the Multipurpose Building. The contract being bid is:
Contract 1: General Trades
Sealed bids will be received by the Business Administrator, Christina Sharkey, at the North Warren Regional School District, 10 Noe Road, Blairstown, New Jersey 07825 in the District Office until 2:00 PM local time on Thursday, August 21, 2014, at which time and place they will publicly opened and read aloud immediately thereafter. The Owner assumes no responsibility for bids mis-mailed or misdirected.
Specifications package may be obtained beginning 9:00AM on August 6, 2014 at the office of the Raymond E. O’Brien, R. A. Inc, PO Box 361, 19 Main Street, Blairstown, New Jersey 07825, phone: 908-362-5010, Fax: 908-362-8850.
A non-refundable fee of $100.00 will be required to obtain the bidding documents regarding this bid. A check made out to North Warren Regional School District will secure one set of bidding documents. Additional bidding documents may be purchased for an additional $100.00. The documents will be mailed for an additional $15.00. They will be sent overnight if the bidder has an account with a provider of the service. North Warren Regional School District takes no responsibility for the proper delivery of the bidding documents nor the bids.
Each Bid must be accompanied by a security in the form of a Bid Bond duly executed by the bidder as principal and an acceptable surety company registered to do business in the State of New Jersey, a cashier’s check or certified check made payable to the North Warren Regional School District in the amount of ten percent (10%) of the total amount of the Bid, but not in excess of $20,000.00. Bid Bond shall be on the form found in the Project Manual.
The bid securities will be returned within ten (10) calendar days after the Bid Opening, Sundays and holidays excepted, to all but the three (3) apparent lowest responsible and responsive bidders. All other bid securities will be retained until the Successful Bidder has executed the Agreement and furnished the required contract security, whereupon the balance of the bid securities will be returned.
No bid may be withdrawn for a period of sixty (60) days after the date set for the opening thereof. The North Warren Regional School District reserves the right to reject any and all bids or to waive informality in the bidding if it is in the interest of the School District to do so. The contract(s) will be awarded to the lowest responsible bidder(s).
Bidding shall be in conformance with the applicable requirements of N.J.S.A. 40A:11-1 et seq., the ”Local Public Contract Laws”.
The Bidders attention is directed to the fact that all applicable federal, state, and municipal laws, and ordinances, rules and regulations, including P.L. 1975 c. 127 (N.J.A.C. 17:27) regarding Affirmative Action, of all authorities having jurisdiction over construction work in the locality of the project shall apply to the contract throughout, and they will be deemed to be included in the contract the same as if set forth in length, including, but not limited to, those laws identified in the INSTRUCTIONS TO BIDDERS.
Pursuant to “The Public Works Contractor Registration Act” (P.L. 1999, c238), bidders and their subcontractors are required to be registered with the State of New Jersey Department of Labor and to possess a current certificate by said department indicating compliance with the Act. Bidders are notified of this requirement and of their mandatory compliance. If, at any time prior to the bid opening, the certificate from the Department has not yet been received by the bidder, proof of application along with the cancelled check for the application fee shall be provided to the School District in lieu of such certificate. Once the certificate is received, a copy of same shall be delivered forthwith to the North Warren Regional School District.
If the successful Bidder fails to execute and deliver the Agreement and furnish the required contract security within ten (10) calendar days of Notice of Award, the School District may vacate the Notice of Award. The bid security of that Bidder will be forfeited to the North Warren Regional School District as liquidated damages for such failure.
The successful Bidder will be required to furnish and pay for satisfactory Payment and Performance Bonds covering 100% of the work. The surety providing bid security and performance and payment bonds shall have a minimum policyholder rating of “A” as listed in Best’s Insurance Guide and be licensed to conduct business in the State of New Jersey.
All questions and requests and requests for clarifications on the technical specifications must be submitted in writing, (via fax or mail) to:
Raymond E. O’Brien, R. A. Inc.
PO Box 361
19 Main Street
Blairstown, NJ 07825
Answers to bidders’ questions will be published in writing to all bidders of record in the form of an addendum and will be issued by the School District.
The School District reserves the right to reject any and all bids, in the whole or in part, or to make award to such bidder who, in judgment of the School District makes the most advantageous bid and to waive such information as may be permitted by Law. Bidders are required to comply with the requirements of Public Laws of 1975, Chapter 127, and Affirmative Action Requirements.
Christina Sharkey, School Business Administrator
North Warren Regional School District
August 6, 2014