NOTICE TO BIDDERS
Sealed proposals will be received by the Township of South Orange Village, County of Essex, State of New Jersey, at Village Hall, 76 South Orange Avenue, Third Floor, South Orange, New Jersey 07079, on February 23, 2023 at 10:00am prevailing time or shortly thereafter, and at that time and place publicly opened and read for the River Greenway Project Pedestrian Bridge and Path in New Waterland Park and Chyzowych Field in South Orange, NJ. No proposals will be received prior to the time and date referenced above.
The major items of construction include:
Removal of site features including structures and pavement Lump sum
Steel Pedestrian Bridge Lump Sum
Micropile 12 Units
Steel H-pile, HP 12x53 545 L.F.
Asphalt Sidewalks 3815 S.Y.
Granite Cobble Pavers 1336 S.F.
Traffic Striping 63 L.F.
Decorative Lighting 18 Units
Solar Decorative Lighting 25 Units
Low Voltage LED Lighting Hand Rail System Lump sum
The Township of South Orange Village reserves the right to delete sections of the work from the Contract after the award of the bid has been made due to funding or other reasons. The prices bid for the various items of work shall not be adjusted due to the deflection of any work or due to the variation of any quantity for the various items scheduled in the Proposal.
Copies of the Proposal documents may be obtained by downloading from the Township of South Orange Village website, www.southorange.org, or examined during regular business hours in the Clerk’s Office, Village Hall, 76 South Orange Avenue, Third Floor, South Orange, NJ. Electronic copies of the Proposal documents will be provided free of charge.
All questions must be submitted to Kevin Koch, Engineer of Record in writing at 111 Wood Avenue South Iselin NJ 08830-4112 or via email at no later than fourteen (14) calendar days prior to deadline for bid submission date as stated above.
A pre-bid conference will be held at the project site at 300 Walton Ave. near the DPW building in South Orange NJ, on Thursday, February 2, 2023 at 10:00am prevailing time. Contractors are strongly encouraged to attend the Pre-Bid Conference.
The bid must be accompanied by a certified check, cash, or bid bond in an amount of not less than ten percent (10%) of the bid, but not to exceed $20,000.00. If the Contract is awarded to the Bidder, he will, within twenty one (21) calendar days after the date of the Notice of Award, execute such Contract and furnish satisfactory Performance Bond. Upon failure to do so, he shall forfeit the deposit as liquidated damages and the acceptance of the bid will be contingent upon the fulfillment of this requirement by the Bidder. No interest shall be allowed upon any such certified check or cash.
The bid must be accompanied by a Certificate from a bonding company licensed to do business in the State of New Jersey, guaranteeing that if the Proposal of the Bidder is accepted, they will furnish a Performance Bond in the face amount of the bid and the acceptance of the bid is contingent upon the fulfillment of this requirement.
The Township of South Orange Village reserves the right to waive any informalities or irregularities in the bid received, and to reject any and/or all bids as in its judgement may best serve the interest of the Township. The Township shall have a maximum of sixty (60) days from the receipt of bids to either accept or reject them.
Proposals for this contract will be accepted only from Bidders who have been properly qualified in accordance with the requirements of the specifications.
BY ORDER of the Township of South Orange Village, Essex County, New Jersey.
Proposals are being solicited through a fair and open process in accordance with N.J.S.A. 19:44A-20.3, et seq. and as such, contractors are exempt from the limitations on making political contributions under that law. Further, for that reason, as well as because of a language in New Jersey’s Annual Appropriations Act, refusal to disclose campaign contributions otherwise required by N.J.S.A. 19:44A-20.3 et seq. and 19:44A-20.25 seq., will not adversely affect your consideration of award.
The successful Bidder shall be required to comply with the provisions of the New Jersey Prevailing Wage Act, Chapter 150 of the Laws of 1963, effective January 1, 1964. Bidders are required to comply with the requirements of J.J.S.A. 10:5-31 et seq. and N.J.A.C. 17:27.
Pursuant to P.L. 1999, c.238, all contractors must register with the State and provide a copy of the registration with the bid.
PURSUANT TO P.L. 2004, c.57, EFFECTIVE SEPTEMBER 1, 2004, THE SUCCESSFUL BIDDER SHALL ALSO BE REQUIRED TO COMPLY WITH THE PROVISION OF THE NEW BUSINESS REGISTRATION LAW.