Notice Contract #717 Newton Lake Dredging & Reclamation Project

Sealed Bids for Contract No. 717 for the Newton Lake (aka Newton Creek) Dredging & Reclamation Project (“The Project”) will be received by The Camden County Municipal Utilities Authority (CCMUA or Owner) office, located at 1645 Ferry Avenue, Camden, New Jersey 08104 until July 14, 2020 at 11:00 A.M, and then 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/84112966913?pwd=enhSZURhNnZ3cWdpRG84MFRCR1Z1dz09 and when prompted enter Meeting ID: 841 1296 6913 and Password: 405547. You may also join by phone by calling: 1-929-205-6099 and entering Meeting ID: 841 1296 6913 and Password: 405547.

The Work comprises of furnishing all labor, materials, equipment and services required for:

  1. The dredging of an estimated 257,000 CY of material from five (5) major sections of Newton Lake, two (2) ponds that are tributary to Newton Lake and Peter Creek open water areas, dewatering the material, hauling and disposal of dry dredged material to and NJDEP-approved location, dewatering and access site clearing, erosion and sediment control, mobilization of equipment, pre-and post-hydrographic surveys, removal of 10 disconnected concrete headwall structures, dewatering site and access site restoration, material testing for acceptance at final disposal location and other conditions imposed as “conditions of the permit” issued by NJDEP.

The Bidding Documents consist of the advertisement, front end and technical specifications, all drawings and plans, and any issued addenda of this project.  For a general “Summary of Work,” please refer to Section 01110. The Bidding 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.

Each bid must be accompanied by a certified or bank cashier’scheck madepayable to Owner, or a bid bond in the form provided in the Bidding Documents, issued by a surety licensed to conduct business in New Jersey and having a Best Rating of A- or better from A.M. Best Company and named in the current list of “Companies Holding Certificates of Authority as Sureties on Federal Bonds and as Acceptable Reinsuring Companies” as published in Circular 570 (amended) by the Financial Management Service, SuretyBondBranch, U.S. Department of the Treasury, in an amount of 10 percent of the amount of the Bid submitted, but not in excess of $20,000, pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40A:11-21. The list may be ordered from the Government Printing Office Bookstore, 26 Federal Plaza, Room 110, New York, NY 10278, (212) 264-3825.

The bidder to whom the CCMUA proposes to award the contract will be required to furnish Performance, Payment and Environmental Maintenance Bonds and the necessary insurance certificates as prescribed in the General Conditions and the Supplementary Conditions, upon the execution of the Agreement.

The bidder is advised that this project shall comply with the state regulated SED requirements and the provisions of CCMUA R-19:12-162 and N.J.S.A. 40A:11-42 and as such the contract to be awarded is a qualified small business enterprise set-aside contract, qualified veteran business enterprise set-aside contract, a qualified minority business enterprise set-aside contract or a qualified women’s business enterprise set-aside contract,  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. 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. 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 (subcontractor) shall comply with all of the provisions of N.J.A.C. 7:22-9. The successful bidder must comply with the provisions of N.J.A.C. 7:22-9 for the participation of small business enterprises owned and controlled by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals, as follows:

  1. The successful bidder must fulfill the 12% SED utilization requirements. The agencies specified in N.J.A.C. 7:22-9.13(a)8 will have a list of eligible SED firms and shall, upon request, provide them to the project sponsor. The CCMUA will, during the advertisement phase, provide copies of the list to all contractors on unrestricted contracts.
  2. Neither the United States nor the State of New Jersey, nor any of their departments, agencies or employees is or will be a party to this contract.
  3. Bidders are required to comply with all relevant Federal and State statutes, rules and regulations as described in Bidding Documents.

This contract is subject to Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Employment on Public Works (N.J.S.A. 10:2-1), New Jersey Law against Discrimination (N.J.S.A. 10:5-1 to 10:5-42), Foreign Corporation Law (N.J.S.A. 14A:13.3), Statement of Ownership (N.J.S.A. 52:25-24.2), Use of Domestic Materials (N.J.S.A. 52:33-1 to 52:33-3), Prevailing Wage Rates (N.J.S.A. 34:11-56.25), Procedures and requirements of the Loan (N.J.A.C. 7:22-3.1, 4.1, and 5.1), Environmental Assessment Requirements (N.J.A.C. 7:22-10.11), and Construction of Environmental Infrastructure Facilities (N.J.A.C. 7:14.2).

In order to perform public work, the successful bidder and subcontractors, prior to contract award, shall hold or obtain such licenses as required by State statutes, and Federal and local laws and regulations.

Bidders are required to execute a non-collusion bidding affidavit in accordance with N.J.S.A. 52:34-15.

The attention of bidders is particularly called to the conditions of employment the requirements to be observed and the minimum wage rates to be paid under the contract as determined by the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development. Please remember that this is a New Jersey Prevailing Wage project.

Bidders are required to comply with the requirements of N.J.S.A. 34:11-56.51, known as the Public Works Contractor Registration Act (PWCRA). No contractor shall bid on any contract for public work, as defined in N.J.S.A. 34:11-56.26, unless the contractor is registered pursuant to this Act. No contractor shall list a subcontractor in a bid proposal for the contract unless the subcontractor is registered pursuant to N.J.S.A.34:11-56.48 et seq., at the time the bid is made.

Bidders are also required to comply with the requirements of Affirmative Action compliance (N.J.S.A. 10:5-31 et seq. and N.J.A.C. 17:27 at seq.).

For an appointment to visit the site, contact Scott Schreiber, Executive Director, CCMUA, sschreiber@ccmua.org.

The Commissioners of CCMUA require the successful bidder to prove the necessity of any change order(s). Therefore, please pre-examine everything before submitting your bid. Where the nature or amount of change orders cause suspicion that they are being submitted to purposely inflate your bid, the CCMUA will decline payment and refer the activity to the appropriate law enforcement authorities.

The CCMUA reserves the right to reject all of the bids received pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40A:211-13.2, to re-advertise for bids, to abandon the project, to waive any or all non-material informalities in any bid received, and to accept the lowest responsible responsive proposal, all in accordance with applicable law.

A Pre-Bid meeting will be held remotely via Zoom on June 11, 2020 at 11:00 A.M. The link to joint this meeting by video is: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84857100338?pwd=YXJPbWdFWnVHeEF1SGg2QlNCQmtXdz09 , when prompted enter Meeting ID: 848-5710-0338, Password: 974794.  You may also joint by phone by calling 1-929-205-6099 and entering Meeting ID: 848-5710-0338, Password: 974794.

Even though the pre-bid meeting is not mandatory, it is highly recommended that all bidders attend.

THE CAMDEN COUNTY MUNICIPAL UTILITIES AUTHORITY

Scott Schreiber, Executive Director

May 22, 2020