INVITATION TO BIDDERS
Sealed bids for performing the Contract identified below will be received by the Passaic Valley Water Commission, at its offices located at 1525 Main Avenue, Clifton, New Jersey, on Thursday, July 29, 2021 at 2:00 p.m., local time, at which time and place said bids will be publicly opened and read. No bids shall be received after the time designated in this Invitation to Bidders.
PASSAIC VALLEY WATER COMMISSION
LEAD SERVICE LINE REPLACEMENT IN THE MAIN SYSTEM
The Contract includes replacing lead service lines within the City of Clifton, City of Paterson, City of Passaic and the Borough of Prospect Park, Passaic County, New Jersey. A more detailed description of the Work is presented in the Technical Specifications. The Contract duration in calendar days is presented in the Contract.
Information and Instructions for Bidders, Specifications and other Contract Documents are available in electronic form by forwarding an e-mail request to email@example.com. Each submission shall be provided on the standardized forms as supplied in the submission package and the said standardized forms shall not be modified or altered in any way. The Contractor shall submit any questions regarding the bid documents by Friday, July 16, 2021 at 3:00 P.M. to the project representative listed in the bid documents.
Bidders shall comply with the requirements of the Local Public Contracts Law N.J.S.A. 40A:11-1 et. seq. as supplemented and amended; Mandatory Equal Opportunity as per N.J.A.C 12:27-3.8 and N.J.S.A. 10:5-31, et. seq.; Disclosure Notice N.J.S.A. 52:25‑24.2 in addition to other applicable State Laws.
This contract or subcontract is expected to be funded in part with funds from the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and the New Jersey Environmental Infrastructure Trust and the successful bidder must comply with all the provision of N.J.A.C. 7:22-9.1 et seq. for the participation of small business enterprises owned and controlled by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals (SEDs). Neither the State of New Jersey, the New Jersey Environmental Infrastructure Trust nor any of their departments, agencies or employees is, or will be, a party to this contract or subcontract or any lower tier contract or subcontract. This contract or subcontract is subject to the provisions of N.J.A.C. 7:22, Financial Assistance Programs for Environmental Infrastructure Facilities, Subchapters-3, 4, 5, 9 and 10.
In accordance with the provisions of N.J.S.A. 58:11B-26, N.J.A.C. 7:22-3.17(a)24 and 4.17(a)24, the contractor (subcontractor) shall comply with all of the provisions of N.J.A.C. 7:22-9.1 et. seq.
Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40A:11-21-A person bidding on a contract for the erection, alteration or repair of a public building, structure, facility or other improvement to real property, the total price of which exceeds $100,000, shall furnish a guarantee as provided for herein. A contracting unit may provide that a person bidding on any other contract, advertised in accordance with law, shall furnish a guarantee as provided for herein. The guarantee shall be payable to the contracting unit so that if the contract is awarded to the bidder, the bidder will enter into a contract therefor and will furnish any performance bond or other security required as a guarantee or indemnification. The guarantee shall be in the amount of 10% of the bid, but not in excess of $20,000.00, except as otherwise provided herein, and may be given, at the option of the bidder, by certified check, cashier’s check or bid bond. In the event that any law or regulation of the United States imposes any condition upon the awarding of a monetary grant to any contracting unit, which condition requires the depositing of a guarantee in an amount other than 10% of the bid or in excess of $20,000.00 the provisions of this section shall not apply and the requirements of the law or regulation of the United States shall govern.
Pursuant to N.J.A.C. 7:22-3.17(g)- All applicable surety bonds required in connection with the advertisement and award of building contracts or sub-agreements must be written by a surety company listed on the Federal Treasury List (Department Circular 570—Surety Companies Acceptable on Federal Bonds), incorporated herein by reference. Copies of this document may be obtained from the Department.
The successful bidder for the Contract shall be required to comply with the higher of the prevailing local minimum wage rates as determined by the New Jersey Department of Labor or the Federal Davis-Bacon Wage Rates.
Within the parameters established by the governing law (N.J.S.A. 40A:11-13.2), the Commission reserves the right to reject bids or to waive any minor informalities or irregularities in the Proposal received and to award the contract to the lowest responsible bidder.
Passaic Valley Water Commission
Gregg Lucianin, Purchasing Agent