NOTICE TO BIDDERS
The City of Paterson, New Jersey shall receive sealed bids at the Purchasing Office, 4th floor, City Hall, 155 Market
Street, Paterson, New Jersey 07505 until 11:00 A.M. prevailing time, Tuesday, December 10, 2019 and then
publicly opened, and read aloud in the 4th fl. Conference Room for the Following: Demolition of Various
Properties for the City of Paterson, Bid No. 19.21
All Vendors must obtain bid packages from the City of Paterson, Purchasing Division, located at City Hall, 155
Market Street, 4th floor, Paterson, New Jersey, Tel: 973-321-1340 fax: 973-321-1341. Reproduction or
Redistribution of the contents of this Bid Package by a party other than the City of Paterson is strictly prohibited. Bids
received from vendors that did not obtain bid packages from the City of Paterson Purchasing Division will not be
Bids must be submitted on the standard Proposal Form provided by the City of Paterson in the manner designated
therein, and must be enclosed in a sealed envelope bearing the title of the bid, name and address of the bidder on the
outside; addressed to Mr. Harry M. Cevallos, Purchasing Agent, and delivered to the above address at the date and
time set at the place herein. The City of Paterson is not responsible for any hand delivered or third party delivered
bids which arrive before 8:30 a.m. and after 11:01 a.m. at the proper time or location. Any such bid will be returned
unopened to the vendor. All documents contained in this package must be returned to the City of Paterson in their
original form. No substitutions, alterations, or modifications of any of the bid documents are permitted.
The City of Paterson requires that a bidder must submit with his bid, a bid guarantee in the form of a bid bond,
certified check, or cashier’s check in the amount of ten percent (10%) of the bid, along with consent of surety from a
Bonding Company. In no case shall the bid guarantee exceed $20,000.00. The bid guarantee must be accompanied
by a surety company certificate (known as a Consent of Surety) duly authorized to do business in this State and
satisfactory to the City of Paterson, stating that such surety company will provide the bidder with a guarantee bond
or other surety as a guarantee indemnification. Failure to include this item will mandate rejection of bid.
The City of Paterson requires that a bidder who is awarded a contract, which exceeds $40,000.00, must submit a
Performance Bond in the full amount of the award from a Company doing business in the State of New Jersey.
This bond shall be made to the City of Paterson and shall be held as security for the performance of the contract. The
performance bond shall be submitted within ten (10) days of the date of the award letter. Failure to submit a
Performance Bond shall be cause for declaring the contract null and void.
Bidders must comply with regulations of the “New Jersey Local Public Contract Law” (N.J.S.A.40A: 11-1et.seq.),
Affirmative Action regulations N.J.S.A.10:5-31et seq., N.J.A.C. 17:27, the New Jersey Prevailing Wage Act 12:60-1
et seq. (N.J.S.A.34:11-56-1 et. seq., N.J.S.A.34:11-56.25 et. seq.) and the New Jersey Contractor Business
Registration Certificate N.J.S.A.52.32-44.
Prior to awarding of a contract, the City of Paterson will investigate apparent low bidders for any delinquent taxes or
other Municipal charges including but not limited to sewer charges, demolition liens, etc. owed on any City of
Paterson property by said proposed vendor or its principals. Any such delinquent taxes or other Municipal charges
would disqualify such bidders from bidding on or being awarded a City contract. The Municipal Council of the City
of Paterson reserves the right to consider bids for sixty (60) days after receipt thereof, and further reserves the right
to reject any and all bids, waive informalities, and make such awards or take action in accordance with applicable
THE PUBLIC WORKS CONTRACTOR REGISTRATION ACT N.J.S.A.34:11-56.48 et. seq. requires that a
general or prime contractor and any listed subcontractor’s names in the contractor’s bid proposal shall be register at
the time the bid proposal is submitted. After bid proposals are received and prior to award of contract, the
successful contractor shall submit a copy of the contactor’s certification along with those of all listed subcontractors.
All non-listed subcontractors and lower tier subcontractors shall be registered prior to starting work on the project.
It is the general contractor’s responsibility that all non-listed sub-contractors at any tier have their certificate prior to
physically starting work on the job. Bidders may contact the following office for registration application forms or
questions on this compliance: Contractor Registration Unit, NJ Department of Labor, Division of Wage & Hour
Compliance, P.O. Box 389, Trenton NJ 08625-0389, Telephone 609.292.9464.
Harry M. Cevallos
Qualified Purchasing Agent