NOTICE TO BIDDERS

            PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that sealed bids will be received by the Commissioners of Fire District No. 1, Township of Riverside, for the provision of work to be done in connection with  renovations and alterations to the Riverside Fire Company No. 1, 14 West Scott Street, Riverside, New Jersey, on Thursday, October 15, 2020, at 2:00 p.m. prevailing time at the District Office located at 14 West Scott Street, Riverside, New Jersey, also known as Riverside Fire Company No. 1, at which time they will be opened and read by the Board Clerk or designated representative.  The work will be bid as a single contract as follows:

            Copies of Drawings, Project Manual/Specification, Bidding Documents and other information in electronic form may be obtained at the Office of the Architect, Lammey + Giorgio, 215 Highland Avenue, Suite B, Haddon Township, New Jersey 08108, telephone number 856-833-0010, via email at [email protected].

            A Pre-Bid Conference shall be held on Tuesday, September 15, 2020, at 10:00 a.m. at the Riverside Fire Company No. 1, 14 West Scott Street, Riverside, New Jersey.  All bidders are strongly urged to attend this meeting.  This may be the only time Fire District and Fire Company representatives will meet prospective contractors.  Bidders are expected to examine existing conditions at the project site that will bear on the proposed work.

            Bids must be enclosed in a sealed envelope marked “Renovations and Alterations” on the outside addressed to the Commissioners of Fire District No. 1, Township of Riverside.  The bid must be delivered to the Riverside Fire Company No. 1 located at 14 West Scott Street, Riverside, New Jersey, at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 15, 2020.  If mailed, all bids must be mailed by Certified Mail to the Commissioners of Fire District No. 1, Township of Riverside, P.O. Box 458, Riverside, New Jersey 08075, and received on or before the above set forth time and date.

            No bid will be considered unless in writing on the form furnished.

            Bids may not be faxed, transmitted over the telephone or emailed. The Commissioners of Fire District No. 1, Township of Riverside, assume no responsibility for delays in any form of carrier, mail or delivery service causing the bid to be received untimely.

            All questions concerning this Notice to Bidders shall be addressed to the Office of the Architect, Lammey + Giorgio, via email at [email protected].  

            Bidders (general contractors and subcontractors) must submit with the bid a “Statement of Ownership Disclosure” and “Non-Collision Affidavit” on the forms included in the bid package.

            Bidders (general contractor and subcontractors) must submit proof with the bid of registration with the New Jersey Department of Treasury, Division of Revenue, by submitting a copy of bidder’s Business Registration Certificate.

            In accordance with “The Public Works Contractor Registration Act”, P.L. 1999, c.238, all bidders (general contractors and subcontractors) must be registered with the New Jersey Department of Labor at the time of the submittal of the bid proposal.

            The successful bidder shall be required to comply with the provisions of the New Jersey Prevailing Wage Act, Chapter 150 of the Laws of 1964, effective January 1, 1964.

            “Bidders are required to comply with the requirements of P.L. 1975, c.127” and regulations promulgated thereunder. N.J.S.A. 10:5-5 et seq. 

            Bidders shall submit with the bid a certified check, cashier’s check or Bid Bond in the amount of ten percent (10%) of the total bid price, but not in excess of twenty thousand dollars ($20,000.00), payable unconditionally to the Board of Fire Commissioners of Fire District No. 1, Township of Riverside.  When submitting a Bid Bond, it shall contain a Power of Attorney for the full amount of the Bid from a surety company authorized to do business in the State of New Jersey.

            Bidders shall submit with the bid a Certificate (Consent of Surety) with Power of Attorney for the full amount of the bid price from a surety company authorized to do business in the State of New Jersey stating that it will provide said bidder with Performance and Maintenance Bonds in the full amount of the bid award.

            No bidder may withdraw their proposal for a period of sixty (60) calendar days after opening of proposals; all proposals being binding on all bidders for said sixty (60) day period, excepting therefrom for reasons set forth under N.J.S.A. 40A:11-23.3 and N.J.S.A. 40A:11-2.

            The Commissioners of Fire District No. 1, Township of Riverside, reserve the right to reject any or all bids not deemed to be in the best interest of the Fire District.

            It is the purpose of the Notice to Bidders to summarize some of the provisions of the bid documents. Prospective bidders are cautioned not to rely solely on this Notice but to read the bid documents in their entirety.

            By authorization of the Commissioners of Fire District No. 1, Township of Riverside.

ROBERT T. MILLER, CLERK, Board of Fire Commissioners, Fire District No. 1, Township of Riverside