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NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT SEALED BIDS FOR: SPORTS FIELDS RESTORATIONS AND ALTERATIONS AT THE GLOUCESTER CITY HIGH SCHOOL LOCATED AT 1300 MARKET STREET, GLOUCESTER CITY, NEW JERSEY 08030. Will be received no later than 10:00 AM prevailing time, on Thursday, 08 September 2022 in the Board Offices located in the Gloucester City High School; 1300 Market Street, Gloucester City, New Jersey 08030. THIS IS NOT A SCHOOL DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY (SDA) PROJECT Prime Bidders must be pre-qualified by the New Jersey Department of the Treasury, Department of Property and Management Construction, prior to the date that bids are received.
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PUBLIC NOTICE
 
Any bids submitted under the terms of New Jersey Statutes not including a copy of a valid and active Prequalified/Classification Certificate and New Jersey Department of Labor Contractor Registration Certificate may be rejected as being non-responsive to bid requirements. The following DPMC-Classified Trade(s) and License(s) may be required by the Overall Prime Bidder and/or their subcontractors: C008 General Construction C009 General Construction/Alterations and Additions. C054 Site Work. Bids must be addressed to the GLOUCESTER CITY BOARD OF EDUCATION; Brotherhood Administration Building; 1300 Market Street, Gloucester City, New Jersey 08030; Attn.: Sarah Bell, Business Administrator/Board Secretary.
 
All bids received on time shall be opened and read publicly at the above time and date. The Bidder assumes full responsibility for appropriate delivery (via whatever means, including mail) on or before the designated time and to the designated location. The District is not responsible for any bids that fail to be delivered on or before the designated time and to the designated location specified by this advertisement, regardless of fault. Electronic (e-mail) submissions shall not be accepted.
 
The GLOUCESTER CITY BOARD OF EDUCATION and REGAN YOUNG ENGLAND BUTERA, PC. assume no responsibility for bids mailed or misdirected in delivery. Bidders shall note that the Board of Education, RYEBREAD and its consultants shall not be responsible for the Bidder's procurement of the Bidding Documents from third party agencies as the information and documents provided by these agencies may be incomplete and/or inaccurate. Furthermore, the Board of Education, RYEBREAD and its consultants shall not be responsible for error and omissions published by third party agencies.
 
Sealed bids shall be received as a SINGLE contract for all work, goods and services required to complete the project. The bid must identify the name or names of all subcontractors to whom the Prime Bidder will subcontract the furnishing of: (1) Plumbing and Gas Fitting; (2) Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration; (3) Electrical Work, including any electrical power plant, tele-data, fire alarm, or security system; and (4) Structural Steel and Ornamental Iron Work ("Prime Subcontractors"). Each of the Prime Subcontractors shall be qualified in the same manner as the Prime Bidder, in accordance with the requirements of N.J.S.A. 18A:18A-1 et seq. If none are required, the Prime Bidder shall input "None" on the List of Subcontractors. 
 
The project consists of, but is not limited to, selective site demolition, stripping of topsoil, installation of new dugouts, fencing, asphalt paving, installing an irrigation system, importing borrow fill, grading, seeding, stabilization & fertilization. The Work shall include, but not be limited to, demolition, sitework, masonry, asphalt paving, fencing and field accessories. Bid Forms, Instructions to Bidders, Specifications and other bid documents may be made available and examined by Bidders from the office of REGAN YOUNG ENGLAND BUTERA, PC; 456 High Street, Mt. Holly, New Jersey 08060 during regular business hours, (beginning on 08 August 2022). Additional information, including a list of (registered) Prime Bidders, can be obtained from the Architect's web site (www.RYEBREAD.com). Subcontractors and vendors may obtain copies from registered Prime Bidders.
 
There is a $25.00 non-refundable fee for the bidding documents, payable by check, credit card, or cash. Checks shall be made payable to Regan Young England Butera. An electronic copy of the specifications and drawings shall be made available to Prime Bidders; hard copies of the bidding documents shall not be provided. Access to the electronic documents shall be emailed to the Prime Bidder upon receipt of their payment and all of the following information: Business name. Contact person. Business mailing address. Business phone number. Business facsimile number. Email address for whom bid documents are to be sent. Additional information, including Addenda, a list of Prime Bidders, and project budget can be obtained from the following link. http://www.ryebread.com/bidding/ Inquiries shall be directed to: Angelo Butera AIA REGAN YOUNG ENGLAND BUTERA, PC 456 High Street Mt. Holly, NJ 08060 (609) 265-2652/0333 Fax apb@ryebread.com & rgy@ryebread.com A NON-MANDATORY PRE-BID CONFERENCE will be held at 10:00 AM prevailing time, on Friday, 19 August 2022 in the Main Lobby of the GLOUCESTER CITY HIGH SCHOOL located at 1300 Market Street, New Jersey 08030. Attendance at the Pre-Bid Conference is encouraged but not mandatory. Bid documents will not be available at the pre-bid conference. Prime Bidder shall note that long-lead shop drawings are required to be initiated immediately after the Notice to Proceed is issued so that those items can be ordered as soon as possible.
 
Construction shall begin on or about 27 September 2022 and shall be substantially completed on or before 14 April 2023. Bids must be made upon the official Form of Bid and shall include Bid Security in the form of a certified check, cashier's check, or by Bid Bond drawn to the order of the Owner in the amount of ten percent (10%) of the Base Bid but in no case in excess of $20,000.00. The bid shall also be accompanied by an executed Consent of Surety in accordance with N.J.S.A. 18A:18A-25, agreeing to furnish a Performance Bond and a Payment Bond, each in the stated principal amount of one hundred percent (100%) of the contract amount, and a two-year Maintenance Bond in the amount of ten percent (10%) of the contract amount. Contracts for work under these bids will obligate contractors and Subcontractors to (1) pay Prevailing Wages in accordance with N.J.S.A. 34:11-56(a) et. seq., (2) comply with equal opportunity laws in accordance with N.J.S.A. 10:5-31 et. seq., (3) comply with Affirmative Action laws in accordance with N.J.A.C. 17:27 and comply with Exhibit B of the Department of the Treasury, Guidelines for Administering EEO in Public Contracts, (4) provide ownership disclosure information per N.J.S.A. 52:25-24.2, (5) comply with New Jersey Business Registration laws in accordance with N.J.S.A. 52:32-44 and (6) comply with any and all successors, amendments or additions thereto.
 
Prime Bidders are required to comply with the requirements of the State of New Jersey Public School Contract Law, N.J.S.A. Title 18A bidding laws. A Prime Bidder that withdraws or modifies his/her bid prior to 60 days after the actual date of opening of bids may forfeit their bid security. All bid security, except for the security of the three apparent lowest responsible Prime Bidders shall, if requested, be returned after ten days from the opening of the bids, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays excepted, and the bids of such Prime Bidders shall be considered as withdrawn. Registered Bidders must submit substitution requests or any questions concerning the project to the Architect on Form 006001 BIDDER REQUEST FOR INFORMATION included in the Project Manual no later than 1:00 PM Wednesday, 24 August 2022.
 
The Architect will not respond to questions received by those other than Prime Bidders. The GLOUCESTER CITY BOARD OF EDUCATION has the right to award the contracts within sixty (60) days of the bid opening and reserves the right to reject any or all bids and to waive any non-material defects, as may be permitted by law. Bidders are advised that the District reserves the right to cancel this Project at any time due to any unforeseen circumstances that arise in connection with any Public Health Emergency and funding related to same. By submitting a bid, Prime Bidders waive, on behalf of themselves and their Subcontractors, any potential claim for increased costs, loss of profits, delay damages, or other similar consequential and direct damages incurred due to the District's Termination of the Project for Convenience. Directions to the Pre-Bid Conference and the Bid Opening can be obtained by calling: Bob Collins, Facilities Director (856) 456 700 Ext. 1524; or rcollins@gcsd.k.12.nj.us. By Order of the GLOUCESTER CITY BOARD OF EDUCATION. Robert Delengowski, Interim Business Administrator/ Board Secretary
 
 

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