March 29, 2019






NOTICE is hereby given that sealed bids will be received by the City of New Brunswick (hereinafter called the “Owner”) for:




Sealed bids for the above named Contract, which comprises the surface preparation and repainting of the interior and exterior coating systems and related work associated with the Home News Row Tank within the City of New Brunswick, Middlesex County, New Jersey (“Owner”), will be received at the City Council Chambers, City Hall Annex, 78 Bayard Street, New Brunswick, New Jersey 08903 on April 23, 2019, at 10:00 a.m. prevailing time, at which time they will be publicly unsealed and the contents publicly announced.


The work includes the furnishing of all labor, materials and equipment necessary to complete the work as shown on the Drawings and as described in the Specifications. The existing Home News Row elevated water storage tank was constructed in 1976 and was rehabilitated and repainted approximately 20 years ago. The tank is a 1.5 million gallon toro-ellipsoidal multi-leg type elevated tank. The exterior coating of the tank is in poor condition and both the exterior and interior dry areas (not in contact with potable water) are known to contain lead. This project involves the surface preparation and repainting of the interior dry area, interior wetted area and exterior coating systems of the tank, related work and tank appurtenance improvements. The Home News Row tank is located near Home News Row and Jules Lane within the City of New Brunswick and the work includes: surface preparation and painting and other miscellaneous improvements. The work shall be completed within 80 calendar days of the Contractor’s receipt of written Notice to Proceed.


No bid will be received unless in writing on the forms furnished, and unless accompanied by bid security in the form of a bid bond, cashier’s check, or a certified check made payable to the City of New Brunswick in an amount equal to 10% of the amount of the total bid, but not exceeding $20,000.


The bid shall be accompanied by a Certificate of Surety on the form included in the Contract Documents, from a surety company licensed to do business in the State of New Jersey, which shall represent that the surety company will provide the Contractor with the required bonds in the sums required in the Contract Documents and in a form satisfactory to the Owner’s Attorney and in compliance with the requirements of law.


Bidders must use the prepared bid form which is contained in the Contract Documents. Each individual proposal must be separately enclosed in a sealed envelope addressed to the City Clerk, 78 Bayard Street, New Brunswick, New Jersey 08903 marked on the outside with the number of the contract(s) and name of the project being bid on.


No bids will be received after the time and date specified, and no bids will be received by mail. Bids shall be received by courier service (date and time recorded) or shall be hand delivered. The Owner shall award the Contract or reject all bids within 60 days of bid opening, except that the bids of any bidders who consent thereto may, at the request of the Owner, be held for consideration for such longer period as may be agreed.


The Owner will evaluate bids and any award will be made to the lowest, responsive, responsible bidder in accordance with N.J.S.A. 40A:11-4. The Owner reserves the right to reject any or all bids and to waive minor informalities or irregularities in bids received.


The qualification and reclassification of bidders will be subject to the statutory provisions contained in

N.J.S.A. 40A:11-25 to 32 (“Local Public Contract Law”).


All bid security except the security of the three apparent lowest responsible bidders shall be returned, unless otherwise requested by the bidder, within ten (10) days after the opening of the bids, Sundays and holidays excepted, and the bids of the bidders whose bid security is returned shall be considered withdrawn.


Each bidder must submit with his bid a signed certificate stating that he owns, leases or controls all the necessary equipment required to accomplish the work shown and described in the Contract Documents. Should the bidder not be the actual owner or leasee of such equipment, his certificate shall state the source from which the equipment will be obtained and, in addition, shall be accompanied by a signed certificate from the owner or person in control of the equipment definitely granting to the bidder the control of the equipment required during such time as may be necessary for the completion of that portion of the Contract for which it is necessary. The bidder shall comply with the documentation requirements set forth in the Article of the Information for Bidders, entitled, “Bidder Submissions”.


The successful bidder will be required to submit bonds and proof of insurance on or before execution of their respective Contracts as explained in the Contract Documents.


Bidders are required to comply with all relevant Federal and State Statutes, Rules and Regulations including but not limited to the applicable provisions of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended (42 USC 2000d-2000D-4A), the discrimination and affirmative action provisions of N.J.S.A. 10:2-1 through 10:2-4, the New Jersey Law against Discrimination, N.J.S.A. 10:5-1, et seq., the rules and regulations promulgated pursuant thereto, the State requirement for bidders to supply statements of ownership (N.J.S.A. 52:25-24.2) and the State requirement for submission of the names and addresses of certain subcontractors (N.J.S.A. 40A:11-16).


The Contract Documents may be reviewed online at no cost at or at the City Hall, 78 Bayard Street, New Brunswick, New Jersey 08903, between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.


The Contract Documents may be obtained by any prospective bidder upon payment of the fee of one hundred dollars ($100.00) for each set of full-sized drawings with specifications by calling 1-877-424- 3738 or by online request. Shipping charges are additional and variable depending upon the pick-up or delivery option selected by the purchaser. Bid documents cannot be obtained at the New Brunswick City Hall or at Mott MacDonald’s office. The printing cost is not refundable.


Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 10:5-31 et seq., bidders are required to comply with the requirements of P.L. 1975 c. 127, NJAC 17:27.


Each Bidder must submit with his bid an “Ownership Disclosure Statement” and “Non-Collusion Affidavit” on the forms included in the Contract Documents.


Bidders and their subcontractors of any tier must comply with all applicable provisions of the Public Works Contractor Registration Act, P.L. 1999, c. 238 (N.J.S.A. 34:11-56.48) and the New Jersey Prevailing Wage Act (N.J.S.A. 34:11-56.25).


Pursuant to P.L. 2009, c.315 (N.J.S.A. 52:32-44) effective January 18, 2010, all business organizations that conduct business with a New Jersey government agency are required to be registered with the State of New Jersey. Bidders and their subcontractors must submit proof that they are registered with the New Jersey Department of Treasury, Division of Revenue by submitting a copy of their Business Registration Certificate prior to Contract award.


It is the purpose of this Notice to Bidders to summarize some of the more important provisions of the Contract Documents. Prospective bidders are cautioned not to rely solely on this summary, but to read the Contract Documents in their entirety.



By Order of the City of New Brunswick

City Clerk

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