NOTICE TO BIDDERS
Sealed Bid Proposals will be received by the City Clerk of the City of Englewood for the City of Englewood, 2-10 North Van Brunt Street, Englewood, New Jersey 07631, at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 24, 2011, for South Woodland Reconstruction, Project Number 111003. The Sealed Bid Proposals shall be received by the City Clerk prior to the bid opening.
Plans, Specifications, and Addendum #1, form of bid, contract and bond for the proposed work, prepared by the City of Englewood, have been filed at the office of K. Albert Associates, 9 East Street, Englewood and may be inspected by prospective bidders during business hours.
Bidders will be furnished with a copy of the Plans and Specifications upon proper notice and payment of a check for ONE HUNDRED FIFTY ($150.00) DOLLARS payable to K. Albert Associates, said cost being the reproduction price of the documents, and is not returnable.
Bids for the contract must be made on standard proposal forms in the manner designated therein and required by the Specifications; must be enclosed in sealed envelopes bearing the name and address of the bidder, and must be delivered to the City Clerk marked:
SOUTH WOODLAND RECONSTRUCTION
PROJECT NUMBER 111003
The federal procurement regulations (40 CFR Part 31.36(h)(1) require a bid guarantee from each bidder equivalent to five percent (5%) of the bid price.
ALL BIDDERS ARE ADVISED THAT THIS PROJECT IS PARTIALLY FUNDED BY THE UNITED STATES ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY AND THE BID GUARANTEE TO BE FURNISHED WITH THE BID SHALL MEE THE FEDERAL REQUIREMENTS AND THE FEDERAL REQUIREMENT TAKES PRECEDENCE OVER THE STATE OF NEW JERSEY REQUIRMENTS. A BID GUARANTEE IN THE AMOUNT EQUIVALENT TO FIVE PERCENT (5%) OF THE BID PRICE IS REQUIRED. The guarantee may be given at the option of the bidder by a Certified Check, Cashier's Check or a Bid Bond from a reputable company authorized to do business in New Jersey.
A Performance Bond in the amount of 100% of the contract price shall be required of the successful bidder. All bidders shall submit with their bids a Surety's Consent, from a surety company qualified to do business in the State of New Jersey or from an individual surety, stating that it will provide the contractor with such a Performance Bond within ten (10) days following the bid award resolution.
The contractor and all subcontractors shall comply with all applicable Local, State, and Federal non-discrimination, Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action requirements. 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 and N.J.S.A. 52-25-24.2, P.L. 1977, ch.-33, Section 1, and Executive Order 11246.
Bidders are required to take affirmative steps to assure that minority firms, women’s business enterprises and labor surplus area firms are used when possible as specified in Sections 31-36(e) (2) (I through V) of the Federal Contract Provisions for the Appropriations Act Grants, US Environmental Protection Agency.
Any contract or contracts awarded under this invitation for bids are expected to be funded in part by a grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Neither the United States nor any of its departments, agencies or employees is or will be a party to this invitation for bids or any resulting contract. This procurement will be subject to regulations contained in
40 CFR PART 31.
The contractor or subcontractors, where applicable, shall in all solicitations or advertisements for employees placed by or on behalf of the contractor; state that all qualified applicants shall receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, creed, color, national origin, marital status or sex.
The contractor or subcontractors, where applicable, shall send to each labor union or representative or workers with which he has collective bargaining agreements or other contract or understanding, a notice, to be provided by the agency contracting officer, advising the labor union or worker's representative of the contractor's commitments under this act and shall post copies of the notice in conspicuous places available to employees and applicants for employment.
Any bid proposal submitted on behalf of a corporation or partnership must set forth below a list containing the names and addresses of all Stockholders and Partners owning a 10% or greater interest therein. This information is required pursuant to Chapter 33, Public Law 1977, and cannot be waived or cured after the receipt of bids. Failure to comply will result in the Rejection of the bid.
Bidders shall comply with the provisions of P.L. 2004, c.57 respecting the submission of a copy of the contractor’s and/or subcontractor’s business registration with the New Jersey Department of the Treasury, Division of Revenue, to be submitted at the time specified for the receipt of bids. The failure to submit such business registration shall be deemed a fatal defect that shall render the bid proposal unresponsive and that cannot be cured by the City of Englewood after the receipt of bids.
The City of Englewood reserves the right to reject any or all bids or waive any minor irregularity or non-compliance in the bids if in its judgment the public interest will be served by so doing. All bids shall be irrevocable, not subject to withdrawal and shall stand available for a period of sixty (60 days). Bids may be held by the City of Englewood for a period not to exceed sixty (60) days from the date of opening of bids for the purpose of reviewing the Bids and investigating the qualifications of Bidders, prior to awarding the Contract.