Bids for Washington Twp Building Project

Bids may be sent or hand delivered by the bidder or their agent to Washington Township Board of Fire Commissioners, 213 East Holly Avenue, Sewell, New Jersey 08080 until 3:00 pm on Tuesday, November 24, 2020 and will be opened immediately thereafter and read publicly for One Lump Sum Contract for the Washington Township Fire Department Grenloch Road Station Renovations, East Holly Avenue Station Renovations and Johnson Road Station.  Bids will not be received or accepted later than time designated aforesaid for their receipt.

 The bidders are requested to submit in accordance with N.J.S.A. 40A: 11-16 one Lump Sum Bid for all the work and materials. Bidders and/or their subcontractors must be pre-qualified by the New Jersey Department of Treasury, Division of Property Management and Construction (DPMC) in each of the following categories: C008 – General Construction or C009 General Construction / Alterations and Additions; C029 – Structural Steel and Ornamental Iron; C032 – HVACR; C030 – Plumbing; and C047 – Electrical. The Bidder and named Prime Subcontractors listed must be pre-qualified prior to the date that bids are received.

Electronic Copies of the Bid Documents may be obtained by contacting Garrison Architects via email at [email protected], Phone number (856) 396-6200.  There is no charge for obtaining an electronic copy of the Bid Documents.

Proposals must be accompanied by a certified check, bank cashier’s check, treasurer’s check or Bid Bond in the form provided in the Contract Documents, with corporate surety satisfactory to the Owner, in an amount not less than 10% of the Base Bid (but in no case in excess of $20,000.00, pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40A:11-21), naming as payee or obligee, as applicable, Washington Township Board of Fire Commissioners, to be retained and applied by the undersigned as provided in Contract Documents in case bidder would default in executing the Agreement or furnishing the required bonds and insurance certificates as required by Contract Documents.

Prospective bidders are advised that this Project is one which will be subject and will be governed by provisions of New Jersey State Law governing (a) Prequalifications of Bidders, (b) Prevailing Wage Rates N.J.S.A. 34:11-56.27, (c) Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40A:11-18, only manufactured and farm products of the United States wherever available, shall be used in the execution of the work  or supply of goods as specified herein, (d) Ownership Disclosure Certification N.J.S.A. 52:25-24.2; and (e) disclosure of investment activities in Iran in accordance with P.L.2012, c.25.

The Public Works Contractor Registration Act N.J.S.A. 34:11-56.48 et seq. requires that the Contractor and Subcontractors must be registered at the time of Bid. The Owner is requesting that copies of the Certificates be included in the Contractor’s Bid Package. Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 52:32-44 all business organizations that do business with a local contracting agency are required to be registered with the State and provide proof of their Registration with the New Jersey Department of Treasury, Division of Revenue before the contracting agency may enter into a contract with the business.

Prospective bidders are advised that the Project is subject to a Project Labor Agreement (PLA). The PLA will be binding upon all Contractors performing on-site Project work, as defined in Article 3 of the PLA.

Each bidder shall also include with their bid, a Certificate letter from a Surety Company authorized to transact business in the State of New Jersey, stating that it will provide the Contractor with a Performance Bond in the sum required by N.J.S.A. 40A:11-22.

The successful bidder shall be required to execute a Contract for the performance of the said work or the furnishing of said material or both, as the case may be, and a Surety Bond to be executed by a reliable Surety Company in a sum equal to the amount of the contract price for said work and/or material, guaranteeing the performance of the Contract, which Surety bond and Contract shall be approved as to form and execution by the Solicitor.

Bidders are required to comply with the provisions of N.J.S.A. 10:5-31et seq. and N.J.A.C. 17:27 et seq.

No proposals may be withdrawn for a period of 60 days after the date set for opening of bids.  The right is reserved to reject all bids or to waive minor informalities or non-material exceptions.

The Time Schedule for the project is as follows:

Thursday       10/22/20          Advertisement and Bid packages available for Electronic Delivery

Monday          10/26/20          Pre-Bid Meeting at 3:00 PM the Johnson Road Station, 131 Johnson Road, Turnersville, NJ 08012

Tuesday          11/10/20          Deadline for Questions to Garrison Architects at 5:00 P.M. (send questions to [email protected])

Thursday       11/12/20          Addendum Emailed to Bidders (If Necessary)

Tuesday          11/24/20          Bids Due at 3:00 PM at Washington Township Fire District, 213 East Holly Avenue, Sewell, New Jersey 08080

Thursday       12/03/20          Board Meeting

Stephen Finn

Captain / Fire Marshal