NOTICE TO SEPTIC SYSTEM INSTALLERS
INVITATION TO BID
Worcester County, Maryland
The Worcester County Commissioners are currently accepting bids for rehabilitation work to be
performed on a single-family home located in the Berlin area of Worcester County. Bid specification
packages and bid forms are available to experienced septic system installers and may be picked up from
the Office of the County Commissioners, Worcester County Government Center, One West Market Street
- Room 1103, Snow Hill, Maryland 21863, obtained online at www.co.worcester.md.us under the "Bids"
drop-down menu in the lower right hand side of the home page, or by calling the Commissioners' Office
at 410-632-1194 to request a package by mail.
The project is proposed to be funded by the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program and
is thus subject to all applicable Equal Opportunity and Civil Rights guidelines. Sealed bids will be
accepteduntil 1:00 p.m. on Monday, May 17, 2021 in the Office of the County Commissioners at the
above address at which time they will be opened and publicly read aloud. Envelopes shall be marked
"Housing Rehabilitation Bid- Berlin" in the lower left-hand comer. Bids will be reviewed by staffand
awarded by the County Commissioners at a future meeting. In awarding the bids, the
Co�ssioners reserve the right to reject any and all bids, waive formalities, informalities and
technicalities therein, and to take whatever bids they determine to be in the best interest of the County
considering lowest or best bid, quality of goods and work, time of delivery or completion, responsibility
of bidders being considered, previous experience of bidders with County contracts, or any other factors
they deem appropriate.
All inquiries regarding the pre-bid meeting and bid specifications shall be directed to the Environmental
Programs Inspector, Ed Lawson, at 410-632-1220. All other inquiries shall be directed to Jo Ellen
Bynum, Housing Program Administrator, at 410-632-1200, ext. 1171.
WORCESTER COUNTY HOUSING REHABILITATION PROGRAM
These specifications cover general items of information relating to this bid solicitation. Detailed
specifications for the homes to be rehabilitated are attached. Bids will be accepted until 1:00 p.m.
on Monday, May 17, 2021 at the Worcester County Commissioners Office, Room 1103, One
West Market Street, Snow Hill, Maryland 21863 at which time they will be opened and read
aloud. General telephone inquiries may be directed to the County's Housing Consultant, Jo Ellen
Bynum, at 410-632-1200, ext. 1171. Questions of a technical nature may be dire.cted to the
Environmental Programs Inspector, Ed Lawson, at 410-632-1220. Bids may be mailed or
delivered in person. Faxed bids are not acceptable. Bids must be clearly marked "Housing
Rehabilitation Bid - Berlin". Each bid must be signed and dated.
Contractor qualifications: Any contractor who has not submitted a Contractor Qualification form
to the Program within the past six (6) months must complete and return the enclosed form.
Contractors for these projects must be an experienced septic system installer as well as possess
active liability insurance ($100,000/$300,000 for personal injury and $50,000/$100,000 for
Completion of job: Contractors are expected to commence work within ten (30) days of the
issuance of the Notice To Proceed. Work must be completed within thirty (60) days of
commencement of job. If anticipated start date and completion schedule is different than outlined
above, please write estimated dates on enclosed Bid Form.
Contracting Policy: Attached to this bid is a copy of the Rehabilitation Program Guidelines.
Contractors are urged to read this document carefully.