INVITATION TO BID: SEA TRAIL WWTP IMPROVEMENTS (READVERTISEMENT)

06.01.2022

ADDENDUM NO. 1 – QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

Brunswick County is soliciting bids for the construction of: SEA TRAIL WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT (“WWTP”) IMPROVEMENTS. Sealed bids must be received by 3:00 p.m. ET on Thursday, June 9, 2022, in the Brunswick County Public Utilities Operations Center located at 250 Grey Water Road NE, Supply, NC 28462. Bids will be for the furnishing of all labor and materials, including all equipment required, as detailed in the technical specifications, construction drawings, and summary of work contained herein. Any changes to the specifications or summary of work or clarifications to the bidding documents will be made in the form of an Addendum hereto and will be supplied to all prospective bidders and posted on the County’s website.

Each bid must be made on the forms provided. Brunswick County will not be responsible for the failure of any mail or delivery service to deliver a bid. Regardless of the manner of submission, bids received after the aforementioned date and time, incomplete bids, or bids not submitted at the correct location or in the designated manner will not be accepted. Sealed bids will be opened publicly and read aloud on Thursday, June 9, 2022, at 3:00 p.m. ET in the Brunswick County Public Utilities Operations Center located at 250 Grey Water Road NE, Supply, NC 28462.  The contract shall be Single Prime.

A general description of the work includes, without limitation:
• Rehabilitation of one (1) existing influent wet well
• Replacement of wet well piping associated with three (3) slide gates
• Installation of future headworks valve configurations
• Replacement of three (3) slide gates

Site Visitation: Individual inspection of the proposed construction site may be allowed only by approval of Brunswick County. Telephone or email Paul Biagiotti, paul.biagiotti@brunswickcountync.gov, (910) 253-2627 (Office) to schedule a visit.

Hard copies of the Contract Documents may be purchased prior to 9:00 a.m. ET on June 7, 2022, for $150.00. No request after the aforementioned date and time will be fulfilled. Please contact Kevin Hancock with Highfill Infrastructure Engineering, P.C. via email at khancock@hiepc.com or telephone at (910) 239-8657. Checks should be made payable to Highfill Infrastructure Engineering, PC. There will be no charge for electronic copies. County will not be responsible for full or partial sets of Contract Documents, including any addendum, obtained from any other source.

The Contract Documents will be posted at the following locations:
• Carolinas G.C. Digital Plan Room online www.cagc.org on IBuild®
• CDC News Office online cdcnews.com
• McGraw Hill Construction Dodge Digital Plan Room online dodge.construction.com
• Construction Market Data online cmdgroup.com
• Hispanic Contractors Association of the Carolinas online hcacarolinas.org
• Highfill Infrastructure Engineering, C. 3804 Park Avenue, Unit A, Wilmington, NC 28403 (9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. business days)
• Brunswick County Public Utilities Operations Center (8:00 m. – 4:30 p.m. business days)
• Brunswick County Website https://brunswickcountync.gov/bid/
• Construct Connect constructconnect.com
• North Carolina Institute of Minority Economic Development info@TheInstituteNC.org
• IsqFt (a Construct Connect company) isqft.com

Brunswick County reserves the unqualified right to reject any and all bids. A 5% bid bond or deposit is required. Brunswick County has implemented a Minority Business Enterprise Policy that requires Contractors to exhibit a good-faith effort to contact minority business subcontractors whose work on the project would represent 10% of the total value of the work. Contractors must be properly licensed. Additional instructions to bidders are included in the Contract Documents.

All bidder questions and/or clarifications must be submitted in writing to Paul Shivers, PE with Highfill Infrastructure Engineering, P.C. at pshivers@hiepc.com no later than 5:00 p.m. ET on Friday, June 3, 2022. Bidder questions and/or clarifications received after this date and time will not receive a response. If warranted, all bidder questions and/or clarifications will be answered in the form of an Addendum and supplied to all prospective bidders and posted on the County’s website.