CAMDEN COUNTY MUNICIPAL UTILITIES AUTHORITY ———————————————– NORTH CAMDEN GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECT CAMDEN, NEW JERSEY ———————————————– ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS

SEALED BIDS WILL BE RECEIVED BY THE CAMDEN COUNTY MUNICIPAL UTILITIES AUTHORITY (OWNER), AT THE OFFICE OF THE OWNER, 1645 FERRY AVENUE, CAMDEN, NEW JERSEY, 08104, UNTIL 11:00 A.M. LOCAL TIME ON AUGUST 06, 2020 AT WHICH TIME THEY WILL BE PUBLICLY OPENED AND READ ALOUD REMOTELY VIA ZOOM.  THE LINK TO JOIN THE MEETING REMOTELY BY VIDEO IS: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83822927752?pwd=QTJBQyszUmViNFBJWHIxY2pZN3ZhUT09 AND WHEN PROMPTED ENTER MEETING ID: 838 2292 7752 AND PASSWORD: 969944. YOU MAY ALSO JOIN BY CALLING: +1 929 205 6099 AND ENTERING MEETING ID: 838 2292 7752 AND PASSWORD: 969944.

THE PROJECT GENERALLY CONSISTS OF SITE IMPROVEMENTS AND CONSTRUCTION OF RAIN GARDENS AT COOPER’S POYNT SCHOOL, RAFAEL CORDERO MOLINA SCHOOL, AND THE BEN FRANKLIN BRIDGE UNDERPASS SITE, IN CAMDEN, NJ.  RAIN GARDEN CONSTRUCTION INCLUDES INSTALLATION OF UNDERDRAINS AND PIPES LEADING TO NEW AND EXISTING INLETS AND CONNECTIONS, PLANTING OF TREES, SHRUBS, PERENNIALS, GRASSES, GROUNDCOVER, BULBS, AND OTHER FOLIAGE, VARIOUS STORMWATER CONTROL STRUCTURES, AND OTHER NECESSARY RAIN GARDEN ACCESSORIES. SITE IMPROVEMENTS INCLUDE THE INSTALLATION OF PLAY EQUIPMENT, LANDSCAPING AND PLANTING, AND OTHER COMPONENTS, AS SHOWN AND DESCRIBED IN THE PLANS AND SPECIFICATIONS.  A PRE-BID CONFERENCE WILL BE HELD REMOTELY VIA ZOOM ON JULY 16, 2020 AT 11:00 A.M. LOCAL TIME. THE LINK TO JOIN THIS MEETING BY VIDEO IS: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83568790707?pwd=RThLdkJKRzlRbGFrMVlsSERKQ2lHQT09 AND WHEN PROMPTED ENTER MEETING ID: 835 6879 0707 AND PASSWORD: 657261.  YOU MAY ALSO JOIN BY CALLING: +1 929 205 6099 AND ENTERING MEETING ID: 835 6879 0707 AND PASSWORD: 657261.

ALL WORK WILL BE INCLUDED UNDER A SINGLE CONTRACT.

CONTRACT DOCUMENTS MAY BE OBTAINED BY REGISTERING TO DOWNLOAD ALL DOCUMENTS FROM CAMDEN COUNTY’S WEBSITE: https://www.camdencounty.com/service/purchasing-and-procurements/

BIDDING DOCUMENTS WILL BE PROVIDED AT NO COST.  NEITHER THE OWNER NOR THE ENGINEER WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR FULL OR PARTIAL SETS OF CONTRACT DOCUMENTS, INCLUDING ANY ADDENDA, OBTAINED FROM OTHER SOURCES.  NO CONTRACT DOCUMENTS WILL BE MAILED.  FAXED BIDS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

THE ATTENTION OF THE BIDDERS IS CALLED PARTICULARLY TO THE REQUIREMENTS WITH RESPECT TO CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT TO BE OBSERVED AND MINIMUM WAGE RATES TO BE PAID AS REQUIRED BY THE CONTRACT DOCUMENTS.

THE BIDDERS ARE ADVISED THAT ALL SURETY BONDS REQUIRED MUST BE WRITTEN BY A SURETY COMPANY LISTED ON THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY’S LISTING OF APPROVED SURETIES, DEPARTMENT CIRCULAR 570.

BID SECURITY MUST ACCOMPANY EACH BID AND SHALL BE IN THE AMOUNT OF 10% OF THE BID, BUT NOT IN EXCESS OF $20,000.00, AND MAY BE GIVEN, AT THE OPTION OF THE BIDDER, BY CERTIFIED CHECK, CASHIER’S CHECK, OR BID BOND.

THE SUCCESSFUL BIDDER WILL BE REQUIRED TO FURNISH PERFORMANCE AND PAYMENT BONDS EACH IN AN AMOUNT EQUAL TO ONE HUNDRED PERCENT OF THE CONTRACT PRICE.

BIDDERS SHALL BE PREPARED TO PROVIDE PROOF OF QUALIFICATIONS TO PERFORM THE WORK AS DESCRIBED IN SECTION 00103 OF THE INSTRUCTIONS TO BIDDERS.

TIME OF CONTRACT COMMENCEMENT AND COMPLETION WILL BE IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AGREEMENT.

ALL BIDS SHALL REMAIN OPEN FOR SIXTY DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF THE OPENING OF BIDS EXCEPT AS PROVIDED IN THE INSTRUCTIONS TO BIDDERS.  THE OWNER RESERVES THE RIGHT TO REJECT ANY OR ALL BIDS, AS WELL AS THE RIGHT TO WAIVE ALL INFORMALITIES IN AWARDING A CONTRACT DEEMED TO BE IN THE BEST INTEREST OF THE OWNER.

THIS CONTRACT IS EXPECTED TO BE FUNDED IN PART WITH FUNDS FROM THE NEW JERSEY DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AND THE NEW JERSEY ENVIRONMENTAL INFRASTRUCTURE TRUST.  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. 7:22-3, 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 SHALL COMPLY WITH ALL OF THE PROVISIONS OF N.J.A.C. 7:22-9.

THE BIDDERS ARE ADVISED THAT THEY MUST COMPLY WITH THE PROVISIONS SET FORTH IN THE NEW JERSEY PUBLIC LAW, PL 1975, CHAPTER 127, WHICH WAS ENACTED INTO LAW ON JUNE 23, 1975.  THIS LAW RELATES TO DISCRIMINATION IN CONNECTION WITH CERTAIN PUBLIC CONTRACTS AND SUPPLEMENTS THE “LAW AGAINST DISCRIMINATION” APPROVED APRIL 6, 1945 (PL 1945, C 169) AND THE STATE OF NEW JERSEY PUBLIC DISCLOSURE LAW (PUBLIC LAWS OF 1977).

FOR ALL CONSTRUCTION BIDS OVER $25,000, THE CONTRACTOR MUST EITHER USE APPRENTICES PROCURED THROUGH A REGISTERED APPRENTICE PROGRAM IN THE APPROPRIATE TRADE(S), REGISTERED IN THE STATE OF NEW JERSEY WITH THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, BUREAU OF APPRENTICESHIP AND TRAINING OR MUST AGREE NOT TO EMPLOY ANY WORKER OF LESS THAN JOURNEYMAN STATUS ON THE PROJECT.

THE BIDDER SHALL COMPLY WITH P.L. 1999, C.238, THE PUBLIC WORKS CONTRACTOR REGISTRATION ACT, AS AMENDED BY P.L. 2003, C.91 (N.J.S.A. 34:11-56.48 ET. SEQ.); AND THE BUSINESS REGISTRATION PROVISIONS OF N.J.S.A. 52:32-44 (P.L. 2004, C.57).

THE CONTRACTOR IS REQUIRED TO COMPLY WITH OWNER’S PLAN FOR UTILIZATION OF SOCIALLY AND ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED INDIVIDUALS (SED).  A 12% SED UTILIZATION HAS BEEN ESTABLISHED FOR THIS PROJECT.

CONSULTING ENGINEERS:

JMT, LLC

1200 LENOX DRIVE, SUITE 101

TRENTON, NEW JERSEY 08648-2329

SCOTT SCHREIBER

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

July 1, 2020

NOTICE OF ADDENDUM

CAMDEN COUNTY M.U.A

North Camden Green Infrastructure Project

CONTRACT #718

The attention of all bidders for the North Camden Green Infrastructure Project is directed to Addendum #1 and will consist of Changes to Bid Specification Documents.

The North Camden Green Infrastructure Project has been assigned Contract No. 718 which shall be used to reference this project.

The  remote public opening, via Zoom, scheduled to open August 6, 2020 at 11:00 A.M. is revised to September 15, 2020 at 11:00am.  There are no changes to the zoom link.

Also, the deadline for questions has been extended until end of day on August 18, 2020.

All provisions of the contract documents not affected by this addendum shall remain in full force and effect.  

A copy of this addendum will be sent in a manner authorized by law to all vendors who have received the bid specifications and will also be available in the Purchasing Department, Camden County Municipal Utilities Authority, Camden, NJ 08104.

Kathy Savidge, Asst. Purchasing Agent

Camden County Municipal Utilities Authority

Publisher: July 23, 2020