Receipt of Bids: Sealed Bids on forms prepared by the Engineer will be received by the City of Middletown until 4:30 p.m. (local time) on 05 May 2016, for the Sterling Street Area Sewage Collection System Improvement Project – Phase 2 in accordance with the Drawings, Specifications, and other Contract Documents prepared by McGoey, Hauser and Edsall Consulting Engineers, D.P.C., 111 Wheatfield Drive, Suite 1, Milford, PA 18337.
Bids will be publicly opened and read at 4:30 p.m. (local time) on 05 May 2016 at the offices of the Commissioner of Public Works at City Hall, 16 James Street, Middletown, NY 10940. The Information for Bidders, Drawings, Specifications and other Contract Documents may be reviewed and obtained at the offices of McGoey, Hauser and Edsall Consulting Engineers, D.P.C., 111 Wheatfield Drive, Suite 1, Milford, PA 18337 becoming available on 05 April 2016 upon payment of a deposit of $100.00 per set. Addenda, if any, will be issued to only those persons whose name and address are on record of having obtained the Contract Documents. The deposit shall be in check form and shall be drawn payable to the “City of Middletown”.
Contract Documents are available by mail, upon written request to the Engineer, and pre-payment, of an additional (non-refundable) charge of $100.00 per set ($65.00 handling and $35.00 mail), payable to “McGoey, Hauser and Edsall Consulting Engineers, D.P.C.” Documents will be forwarded via Federal Express.
The deposit for each set will be refunded upon return of the Contract Documents to the Owner in unmarked and good condition not later than fifteen (15) days following the opening of Bids.
Each bid shall be accompanied by an acceptable form of Bid Guarantee in an amount equal to at least five (5) percent of the amount of the Bid payable to the City of Middletown as a guarantee that if the Bid is accepted, the Bidder will, within fifteen (15) days after the award of the Contract, execute the Contract and file acceptable Performance and Labor and Material Payment Bonds and Certificate(s) of Insurance.
Pre-Bid Conference: There will be a non-mandatory pre-bid conference on 21 April at 1:30 pm, held at the City of Middletown, City Hall, 16 James Street, Middletown, NY 10940. All prospective bidders are strongly encouraged to attend.
OWNERS RIGHTS RESERVED: The City of Middletown, hereinafter called the Owner, reserves the right to reject any or all Bids and to waive any informality or technicality in any Bid in the interest of the Owner.
STATEMENT OF NON-COLLUSION: Bidders on Contracts are required to execute a non-collusive bidding affidavit pursuant to Section 103d of the General Municipal Law of the State of New York.
Attention of bidders is particularly called to the requirement as to conditions of employment to be observed and the minimum wage rates to be paid under the Contract, Section 3, Segregated Facilities, Section 109, and Executive Order 11246.
Bidders are also required to comply with the provisions of Section 291-299 of the Executive Law of the State of New York.
No bidder may withdraw his bid within forty-five (45) days after the actual date of the opening thereof.
Subject to the provisions of Article 28, Part III of the New York State Tax Law and the provisions of the Contract Documents, the Owner is exempt from payment of sales and compensating use taxes of the State of New York and cities and counties on all materials supplied to the Owner pursuant to this contract.
The City of Middletown hereby notifies all bidders that it will affirmatively insure that in regard to any contract entered into pursuant to this advertisement, minority business enterprises will be afforded full opportunity to submit bids in response to this invitation and will not be discriminated against on the ground of race, gender, color or national origin in consideration of an award.
BY ORDER OF THE BOARD OF ESTIMATE AND APPORTIONMENT Jacob Tawil, P.E.., Commissioner of Public Works
McGoey, Hauser and Edsall, Consulting Engineers, D.P.C., 111 Wheatfield Drive, Suite 1, Milford, Pennsylvania 18337, (570) 296-2765