NOTICE TO BIDDERS
For Improvements to Wharton Trail Grant
NOTICE TO BIDDERS is hereby given that sealed Bids are invited and will be received as set forth herein.
OWNER: Borough of Wharton, Morris County, New Jersey
PROJECT TITLE: Wharton Trail Grant
GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF PROJECT: This project entails the improvement of existing informal trails and the construction of new trails including other trail improvements such as removal or pruning of existing vegetation, signage and access control.
LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS NAME AND ADDRESS:
JOHN MORGAN THOMAS LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS, PC
4 South Union Street, Lambertville, NJ 08530
ATTN.: John M. Thomas, ASLA
LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS PHYSICAL ADDRESS:
JOHN MORGAN THOMAS LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT, PC
same as above,
EXAMINATION OF CONTRACT DOCUMENTS:
Contract Documents may be examined Monday through Friday, except legal holiday, from 9:00AM to 4:00PM, only at the office of the Landscape Architect at the address set forth above.
NON-MANDATORY PRE-BID TOUR
A non-mandatory pre-bid walk through of the project will be conducted so that the bidders can review the actual condition of the proposed trail alignment. The approximate trail alignment will be flagged on the field prior to the walk through. The walk through will be held on July 16th 2019 at 10:00 am with a meeting place at 180 W Central Avenue, Wharton NJ 07885.
OBTAINING CONTRACT DOCUMENTS:
Contract Documents may be obtained only from the office of the Landscape Architect at the address and hours set forth above upon payment of Seventy-five dollars ($75.00) for each set of Contract Documents. All refunds shall be forwarded in strict compliance with N.J.S.A. 40A:11-24(b).
Bid Security is required in an amount of not less than ten percent (10%) of the total amount of the Bid, but not in excess of Twenty Thousand Dollars ($20,000.00) as set forth in N.J.S.A. 40A:11-21
CONSENT OF SURETY:
Certificate from a Surety Company is required indicating consent to be bound as surety and guarantor for performance required under the Contract Documents.
BID SUBMISSION PROCEDURES:
Bids must be submitted on the Bid Form contained in the Contract Documents and must be enclosed in a sealed envelope plainly marked on the outside with the name of project and the name and address of the Bidder. The Bid must be delivered to the Owner prior to Bid opening at the above address for submitting Bids. Bids will not be accepted after July 25, 2019 at 10:00 AM.
Bidders are required to be registered by the New Jersey Department of Labor at the time bids will be received by the Project Owner pursuant to the Public Works Contractor Registration Act (P.L. 2003, c. 91, N.J.S.A. 34:11-56.51). Effective September 1, 2004, Bidders are also required to be registered by the New Jersey Department of Treasury, Division of Revenue at the time bids will be received by the Project owner pursuant to the Business Registration Act (P.L.2004, c.57, N.J.S.A.52:32-44)..
PUBLIC BID OPENING AND READING:
Date: July 25, 2019
Time: 10:00 AM
Place: Borough of Wharton, Borough Hall, 10 Robert Street, Borough of Wharton, New Jersey
Bidders are required to comply with applicable statutory requirements set forth in the Contract Documents including the requirements of N.J.S.A. 10:5-31, et seq. & N.J.A.C. 17:27-1.1, et seq. (Affirmative Action); P.L. 1963, c. 150 (Prevailing Wage); Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (42 U.S.C. 12101, et seq.); and P.L.2004, c.19 & P.L.2005, c.271 (Pay to Play). In addition, effective August 1, 2005, P.L. 2005, c.67 authorized a new form of change order called “Value Engineering Construction Change Orders.” Please review these specifications to determine if this bid will involve this new form of change order for contracts that are estimated to exceed $5,000,000.00.
REJECTION OF BIDS:
The Borough of Wharton reserves the right to reject any or all Bids, or to waive any Bid defect where such defect is not detrimental to the best interest of Borough of Wharton and fairness of the bidding process. The right is also reserved to increase or decrease the quantities specified in the manner designated in the Contract Documents.
BY THE ORDER OF THE BOROUGH OF WHARTON, MORRIS COUNTY, NEW JERSEY.
By: Gabrielle Evangelista