March 11, 2014

NOTICE TO BIDDERS

Sealed proposals will be received by the Purchasing Board of the City of New Brunswick, NJ at City Hall, 78 Bayard Street, New Brunswick, NJ.  The bids will be publicly opened and read in the Council Chambers on Thursday, April 10 , 2014 at 10:00 a.m., prevailing time for George Street and Commercial Avenue Traffic Signal Relocation, for the City of New Brunswick

The work will include concrete sidewalk and curb, signal pole and mast arm, traffic signal, pedestrian head and pushbutton, concrete foundation, electrical, and appurtenances.

The work will be in accordance with the specifications prepared by Thomas S. Guldin, P.E. City Engineer and plan prepared by Michael J. Kling, P.E., Hatch Mott MacDonald and adopted by the City Council of the City of New Brunswick, NJ which specifications are now on file in the City Engineer’s Office, 25 Kirkpatrick Street, New Brunswick, NJ 08901 where they may be seen or procured by bidders for a non-refundable fee of $15.00.

Each bidder is required to bid on only a fixed price, which will be maintained throughout the contract.

Parts of the work to be completed under this contract may be scheduled to be performed at various times throughout the contract period or the entire contract work list may be scheduled to be completed in one continuous operation.  Further details for scheduling of the work are provided under the section “Scope of Work”.  The contract period is 90 calendar days.

Each bid shall be accompanied by a certified check, cashiers check or bid bond payable to the City Treasurer of the City of New Brunswick, as a guarantee that if the contract is awarded to him he will enter into a contract therefore.  The amount so deposited shall be ten percent (10%) of the bid, but in no case in excess of $20,000.00.

N.J.S.A. 40A11-14, provides that the Governing Body of any municipality may provide the form and manner of approval of all guarantee, indemnity, fidelity or other bonds required.

Bidders must comply with P.L.1963 Chapter 150 (Prevailing Wage), P.L.1975 Chapter 127, N.J.A.C. 17:27, N.J.S.A. 10:5-31 et seq., P.L. 1977 Chapter 33 and with P.L. 1999 Chapter 238.  In addition, all bidders must comply with the Public Works Contractor Registration Act – N.J.S.A. 34:11-56.48 et seq., and the Disclosures of Investments Activity in Iran, when applicable.  According to 40A:11-23, the City is prohibited from receiving bids on Mondays or any day directly following a State or Federal Holiday.

The City Council of the City of New Brunswick reserves the right to reject any and all bids if in its opinion it is in the best interest so to do.

THE ENVELOPE CONTAINING THE BID SHALL BE ADDRESSED TO:

City Clerk

City of New Brunswick

78 Bayard Street

New Brunswick, NJ 08903

 

MARKED:  George Street and Commercial Avenue Traffic Signal Relocation

Specification No. 847-14

Due: Thursday, April 10, 2014 at 10:00 a.m.