COUNTY OF UNION
NOTICE TO BIDDERS
Sealed bids will be received by the assistant director of the Division of Purchasing, or her designee, at the County of Union, New Jersey on January 21, 2021 at 11:30 a.m., prevailing time, in the 3rd Floor Conference Room, U.C. Administration Building, 10 Elizabethtown Plaza, Elizabeth, New Jersey for:
Improvements at Buildings #4 and #7
at The Deserted Village of Feltville/Glenside Park
9 Cataract Hollow Road, Township of Berkeley Heights, NJ 07922
Union County Engineering Project # 2019-004
Bids received from bidders that have not been previously prequalified will be rejected. The funding stipulations of the New Jersey Historic Trust and specialized historic preservation aspects of this work require that Bidders must have specific previous verifiable successful experience, acceptable to the County of Union and the New Jersey Historic Trust, in restoration of historic structures, using the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties (rev. 2017). Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40A:11-25 and the guidelines of the New Jersey Historic Trust, the County of Union has already prequalified bidders for this project.
Bid Packages may be obtained by previously prequalified bidders at no charge by registering and downloading at http://ucnj.org/bid-specs. Bid Packages may also be obtained in person from the Division of Engineering at 2325 South Avenue, Scotch Plains, New Jersey 07076 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. weekdays upon payment of a non-refundable money order or bank check in the amount of $275.00 made payable to the County of Union. No Personal / Company checks will be accepted. Requests for mailing of specifications will not be honored. For further information please call 908-789-3675.
The County reserves the right to reject any and all bids and to waive any and all informalities in the bid in accordance with the New Jersey Local Public Contracts Law.
Bidders on this project are required to be pre-classified by the State of NJ, Division of Property Management and Construction (DPMC) under classifications #C008 (General Construction), C024 (Historical Restoration) & C047 (Electrical) as well as other documentary requirements in the INSTRUCTION TO BIDDERS found in the bid specification. If the Bidder himself does not have the required classification(s) as stated above, the Bidder must include and identify a subcontractor(s), of any tier, who has the required classification(s) in the List of Subcontractors.
A pre-bid meeting will be held on December 14, 2020 at 10am. Those attending shall meet at the main entrance parking lot at the corner of Cataract Hollow Rd and Glenside Ave; no late arrivals will be permitted. Specific questions regarding the project will be addressed at the pre-bid meeting. Questions concerning this project must be directed in writing via email to Michael Calafati Architect, LLC at firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls will be accepted.
***Public access to the County of Union Administration Building is currently restricted during the statewide public health emergency. Accordingly, there will not be an in-person public opening but instead will be conducted live and streamed via the County of Union live streaming platform which will feature both audio and video capabilities. A link will be provided on the day of the opening at https://ucnj.org/.
Bids shall be submitted in a sealed envelope and clearly marked with the subject of the bid, name and address of the bidder, phone & fax number, and date of the bid opening. Each bid must be delivered to reach the Division of Purchasing prior to the stated time of the opening of the bids. The County will not be responsible for late delivery by the U.S. Mail or any other carrier. Hand delivery of proposals are strongly discouraged due to public restrictions. If delivered by hand, you will not receive confirmation of delivery. No late bids will be accepted.
Bidders are required to comply with the requirements of N.J.S.A. 10:5-31 et seq. and N.J.A.C. 17:27.
***Entire bid packages received will be scanned and available for public inspection on the portal, http://ucnj.org/itb, as they would be available for public inspection after an in-person bid opening. Bidders are reminded to review their submissions for any information they consider to be confidential. The County will not be responsible for the release of any information contained in the bid package which may be subject to confidentiality.
MICHELLE HAGOPIAN, ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF PURCHASING