May 14, 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, June 5, 2014 at 10:00 a.m., prevailing time for Suydam Street Roadway Improvements – Phase II, for the City of New Brunswick.

The work will be in accordance with the specifications prepared by Thomas S. Guldin, P.E. City Engineer 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.

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), Davis Bacon Federal Wage Rate, 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, with P.L. 1999 Chapter 238 and Section 3 of the Housing and Urban Development Act of 1968.  In addition, all bidders must comply with the Public Works Contractor Registration Act – N.J.S.A. 34:11-56.48 et seq., when applicable and comply with the Contractor Responsibility Certification and respond to the Disclosure of Investment Activities in Iran form.  According to 40A:11-23, the City is prohibited from receiving bids on Mondays or any day directly following a State or Federal Holiday.

Award will be made to the low, responsive, responsible bidder. The low, responsive, responsible bidder must not be debarred, suspended, or otherwise be excluded from or ineligible for participation in federally assisted programs under Executive Order 12549.

All applicable laws, ordinances, and the rules and regulations of all authorities having jurisdiction over construction of the project shall apply to the project throughout.

Wage rates on the project shall not be less than the federal wage scale published by the U.S. Department of Labor.

Bidder on this work shall be required to comply with the provisions of the President’s Executive Order No. 11246, as amended. The Bidders shall also comply with the requirements of 41 CFR Part 60 – 4 entitled Construction Contractors – Affirmative Action Requirements. A copy of 41 CFR Part 60 – 4 may be found in the Supplemental General Conditions of the Contract Documents and Specifications.

The Bidders attention is also called to the “Minority/Women Business Participation” requirements. Minority and Women Business Enterprises (MBE/WBE) as defined in regulations developed by the Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and promulgated in 24 CFR Part 85, HUD Handbook 7460.8 and 7485.1 REV-3 Section 6(a) shall have the maximum opportunity to participate in the performance of contracts financed in whole or in part with federal finds and that bidders, proposers or contractors and their subcontractors or suppliers shall take all necessary and reasonable steps to ensure that MBE/WBEs shall have the maximum opportunity to compete for and perform contracts financed in whole or in part by federal funds.

The Contractor must meet guidelines and practices established by the City of New Brunswick and appropriate federal regulations including:

1.      Executive Order 11246,

2.      Section 3 of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1968, as amended,

3.      Certification of Non-Segregated Facilities,

4.      OMB Circular A-102,

5.      Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964,

6.      Section 504, Rehabilitation Act of 1973,

7.      Age Discrimination Act of 1975,

8.      Executive Order 12138,

9.      Conflict of Interest Clause,

10.  Retention and Custodial Requirements for Records Clause,

11.  Contractors and Subcontractors Certifications, and others that may be appropriate   or necessary.

Contract procurement is subject to the federal regulations contained in the OMB Circular A-102, Sections B and O and the State of New Jersey requirements contained in NJAC 5:34-1.1 et seq.

Any contract(s) awarded under this Notice to Bidders are expected to be funded in part by a grant from the Department of Housing and Urban Development, as administered by the City of New Brunswick Department of Planning, Community and Economic Development. Neither the United States nor any of its departments, agencies or employees is or will be a party to this Notice to Bidders or any resulting contract.

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.

CITY CLERK

THE ENVELOPE CONTAINING THE BID SHALL BE ADDRESSED TO:

City Clerk

78 Bayard Street

New Brunswick, NJ 08903

MARKED: Suydam Street Roadway Improvements- Phase II

Specification No.844-14

Due: June 5, 2014 at 10:00 am.