Notice to Bidders - Norwood Park

A NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that sealed Bid Packets will be received by the City of Long Branch, County of Monmouth, State of New Jersey on March 30, 2017 at 11am prevailing time at Long Branch Town Hall, 334 Broadway, Long Branch, NJ  07740, at which time and place the Bid Packets will be publicly unsealed and its contents announced in public for the construction of the Norwood Avenue Pocket Park.

The scope of Work contemplated for the abovenamed Project includes environmental remediation, construction of a public plaza, landscaping, as well as all other Work of any type or description necessary for contemplation of the Project, whether or not specifically described in these Contract Documents. All Work on this Contract shall be completed within (60) Sixty Calendar Days from Notice to Proceed.

Contract Documents and Plans for the proposed Work, which have been prepared by Brian Leff, of the firm of T&M Associates, are available at the office of T&M Associates at 11 Tindall Road, Middletown, NJ, 07748 and may be inspected by prospective Bidders during business hours.

Bidders will be furnished with a copy of the Contract Documents upon proper notice and payment of a non-refundable charge of Seventy-five Dollars ($ 75) payable to “T&M Associates”, at the offices of T&M Associates, to defray the cost thereof.

The provided Bid Packet must be completed in the manner designated in the Contract Documents, must be enclosed in a sealed envelope bearing the name and address of the Bidder and the name of the Project on the outside and must be addressed to the City of Long Branch, 344 Broadway, Long Branch, NJ  07740. Also, Bid Packets must be accompanied by a Statement of Consent of Surety from a surety company holding a Certificate of Authorization to do business in the State of New Jersey and either a Bid Bond or a Certified Check drawn to the order of The City of Long Branch for not less than ten percent (10%) of the total bid price amount, except that the check shall not exceed $20,000.00. The successful Bidder is hereby notified that a Performance and Payment Bonds for the full amount of this Project is required.

The award of the Contract for this Project will not be made until the necessary funds have been provided in a lawful manner. Please be advised that this Project is being funded through municipal funds. By virtue of Executive Order #34 (1976), vendors currently suspended, debarred or disqualified are excluded from participating on this Project.

The successful Bidder shall be required to comply with the applicable statutory requirements of the Contract Documents and Plans which include all of the following: (i) N.J.A.C. 17:27; (ii) N.J.S.A. 10:5-31 et seq.; (iii) Business Registrations (N.J.S.A. 52:32-44); (iv) Prevailing Wage Act (N.J.S.A. 34:11-56.25, et seq.); (v) Public Work Contractor Registration (N.J.S.A. 34:11-56.48); and (vi) Affirmative Action Requirements (N.J.S.A. 10:5-1, et seq.); and any other legal requirements applicable to this Project.

The City of Long Branch intends to award this Project to the lowest Bidder whose Bid Packet is responsive and complies with its requirements for the Project, provided that in the judgment of the City and Engineer is reasonable, within available funds and in the interest of the City.  The City of Long Branch reserves the right to reject any and all Bid Packets to the extent permitted by law. An award will be made or Bid Packets will be rejected within sixty (60) Calendar Days after the opening of the Bid Packets.

David Spaulding Purchasing Agent, QPA, City of Long Branch, County of Monmouth