Construction of New Junior High School: Including Classroom Space, Cafeteria Space, a Gymnasium etc. - Amended



Bergen County, New Jersey


Notice is hereby given that the Township of Lyndhurst, County of Bergen, New Jersey will receive sealed bids (hereinafter Bid, or Bids) on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at 2:00 PM in the Court Room, Lyndhurst Township Hall, 367 Valley Brook Avenue, Lyndhurst, New Jersey 07071, to be opened and read publicly by the Township Clerk for:


The above work shall be known as the Project. Bid Specifications, including Plans (drawings), Bidder Requirements and forms of Bid for the proposed work (construction) to construct the Junior High School will be available on or after April 23, 2018 at the office of the Township’s Architect - DiCara Rubino, 30 Galesi Drive, Wayne, N.J., 07470, between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday-Friday, excluding holidays. There is a non-refundable fee of $300 per bid package which includes this Notice, the specification drawings, site plan layout, Lyndhurst Junior High School drawings, including foundation drawings, and Project Manual. The Bid Specifications, Project Detail Manual-dated February 16, 2018, and the construction drawings are considered the “Bid Documents”.

The Construction of the New Junior High School shall be governed by a Project Labor Agreement (hereinafter PLA) providing for the use of and employment of trade union workers for all pertinent work. The successful bidder shall be responsible for site safety at all times from project commencement through project completion, including ensuring that vehicular and all equipment traffic is accomplished in a safe manner. A site supervisor having a minimum of ten years of construction experience shall be on-site whenever any construction activities (including deliveries) are undertaken.

Bid Documents may only be picked at the Township’s Architect’s office through the end of business on Friday, May 11, 2018. Bid documents will not be mailed.

All Bids must be made on the Bid Proposal Form, unless a specific supplemental form is required, in the specific manner designated in the Bid Specifications and must be enclosed in a sealed envelope bearing the name and address of the Bidder and the name of the project on the outside, addressed to the Township of Lyndhurst Clerk, and must be accompanied by a Certified Check, Bid Bond or Cashier’s Check drawn to the order of the Township of Lyndhurst for ten percent (10%) of the total amount Bid, provided said security shall not be more than $20,000. All Bid securities (guarantees) shall be accompanied by an executed consent from an approved surety company, licensed to conduct business in the State of New Jersey, agreeing to furnish the required Performance Bond and Maintenance Bond 2 upon award of the Contract.

The signed Proposal Form and Bid security must be delivered to the designated place on or before the hour named above. Each page of the Proposal, including the Notice shall have the name of the Bidder and be initialed by a representative of the Bidder. The Bid Specifications (and accompanying documents-the “Bid Documents”) are considered a “springing contract” whereby the Bid Documents, in their entirety, including the Plans (drawings), shall be considered, upon acceptance by the Township of Lyndhurst Board of Commissioners, as a contract to furnish the goods and work in a high-quality manner.

The accepted Bidder must sign the formal contract within seven (7) calendar days after the Notice of Award, or the Bid security shall be forfeited, and the contract awarded to another Bidder. Bid securities will be returned to all but the three apparent lowest responsible Bidders, within three business days after receipt of the Bid and security. All other Bid securities will be returned within three (3) business days after awarding and signing of the Contract and approval of the Contractor’s Performance Bond {to be clear: Saturdays, Sundays, and Holidays excepted}.

Each Bid proposal must be accompanied by a duly executed Non-Collusion Affidavit and Guarantee Check or Bid Bond. Each Bid proposal shall be duly executed consistent with the requirements of these specifications. Each Bid proposal shall comply with the required Sub- Contractors listing (identification). Each Bid proposal shall comply with all Affirmative Action requirements. Prior to the signing of the Project contract the Bidder shall provide a Performance and Payment Bond for 100% of the contract amount, executed to the satisfaction of the Township (Owner) and executed by a surety company licensed to do business in the State of New Jersey and rated by A.M. Best at the rating level of A or higher.

The Bid shall be accompanied by proof that the Bidder will be able to obtain such a Performance Bond, in the form of a Consent of Surety. Each Bid proposal shall comply with Union Shop protocols and employment for all applicable trades and Prevailing Wage requirements for those positions not covered by a trade union. To this end each Bid proposal shall comply with all other sections of the Bid Specifications and the Bid Document Checklist.

The Township Board of Commissioners reserves the right to select the Bidder and award the contract to undertake the Project which complies with the legal structure as indicated in Section II of the Bid specifications. Further, the Board of Commissioners of the Township of Lyndhurst shall reserve the right to reject any or all Bid, if in the interest of the Township, it deems it advisable to do so, for the reasons stipulated in N.J.S.A. 40A:11-13.2. The Township Board of Commissioners also may waive minor irregularities in the Bid specifications as permitted by law.

Bids may be held by the Township for a period not to exceed sixty (60) days from the date of the Bid opening for the purpose of reviewing the Bids and other Bid documents prior to the award of the contract. The Township may photocopy and retain such photocopies of any and all Bid documents. 3

Bidders are required to comply with the requirements of P.L. 1975, C.127 (non-discrimination) and P.L. 1977, C. 33 (public disclosure) and are required to be registered with the State of New Jersey Department of Labor in accordance with the Public Works Contractor Registration Act N.J.S.A. 34:11-56.48 et seq.

The successful Bidder is required to have a valid New Jersey Business Registration Certificate (BRC) in accordance with N.J.S.A. 52:32-44. (P.L. 2004, c. 57) prior to the award of contract.

The Contractor shall maintain all documentation related to products, transactions, or services under contract for a period of five years from the date of final payment. Such records shall be made available to the New Jersey Office of the State Comptroller (OSC) upon request. Reference: N.J.A.C. 17:44-2.2.

Pursuant to Public Law 2012, c. 25, any person or entity that submits a bid or proposal or otherwise proposes to enter into or renew a contract with a public entity in New Jersey must complete the certification below to attest, under penalty of perjury, that neither the person nor entity, nor any of its parents, subsidiaries, or affiliates, is identified on the Department of the Treasury’s Chapter 25 list as a person or entity engaged in investment activities in Iran. providing that neither the person nor entity, nor any of its parents, subsidiaries, or affiliates, is identified on the Department of the Treasury’s Chapter 25 list as a person or entity engaged in investment activities in Iran.

Posted, advertised, and made available to the public and all interested and potential Bidders this twentieth day of April 2018.

Project Manager
May 17, 2018

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