Public notice of hearing regarding the adoption of pre-qualification regulations for prospective bidders for historic preservation work at buildings #4 and #7 at the Deserted Village of Feltville/Glenside Park 9 Cataract Hollow Road, Berkeley Heights, New Jersey 07922

Public notice of hearing regarding the adoption of pre-qualification regulations for prospective bidders for historic preservation work at buildings #4 and #7 at the Deserted Village of Feltville/Glenside Park 9 Cataract Hollow Road, Berkeley Heights, New Jersey 07922

The County of Union, as the owner and steward of the above referenced property, intends to carry out historic preservation activities at the property located at the Deserted Village of Feltville in Berkeley Heights, NJ.  The County will be seeking formal bid proposals from pre-qualified contractors to carry out the approved scope of work consistent with the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties (rev. 2017).

Because pre-qualification of bidders is permitted under the New Jersey Local Public Contracts Law N.J.S.A. 40A:11-1 et seq., and N.J.S.A. 40A:11-25, and because the Deserted Village of Feltville is a historic property (formally listed on the New Jersey Register of Historic Places) and the scope of work for this project is of a highly specialized nature due to the historic preservation needs of the structure, only contractors qualified and experienced in historic preservation projects should be permitted to receive bid documents and submit proposals.  Pre-qualification of contractors will ensure that the lowest responsible bidder has the requisite experience and capabilities to successfully complete the project according to specifications.

Statutory requirements hold that the public contracting entity desiring to pre-qualify prospective bidders must adopt Pre-Qualification Regulations, after first conducting a public hearing pertaining to the decision to pre-qualify prospective bidders. In accordance with procedures set forth in N.J.S.A. 40A:11-1et seq., and N.J.S.A. 40A:11-25, there will be a public hearing regarding the adoption of pre-qualification regulations on Wednesday, March 4, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. in the Freeholders Meeting Room, Administration Building, 10 Elizabethtown Plaza, 6th Floor, Elizabeth, New Jersey.

Michelle Hagopian, Assistant Director
Division of Purchasing
County of Union
10 Elizabethtown Plaza
Elizabeth, NJ 07207
Telephone Number: 908-527-4130