NOTICE TO HOME IMPROVEMENT CONTRACTORS
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 Snow Hill town limits. Bid specification packages and
bid forms are available to licensed Maryland Home Improvement Contractors 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. A mandatory pre-bid meeting will be held for all interested
bidders at the subject property 9:00 a.m., on March 18, 2021.
The project is proposed to be funded by the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program and
State Special Loans Program is thus subject to all applicable Equal Opportunity and Civil Rights
guidelines. Sealed bids will be accepted until 1:00 p.m. on Monday, April 5, 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 – Snow Hill" in the lower left-hand corner.
Bids will be reviewed by staff and awarded by the County Commissioners at a future meeting. In
awarding the bids, the Commissioners 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 Program
Inspector, Dave Walter, at 410-213-2021. 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, April 5, 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 directed to the
Program Inspector, Dave Walter, at 410-213-2021. Bids may be mailed or delivered in person.
Faxed bids are not acceptable. Bids must be clearly marked “Housing Rehabilitation Bid – April
5, 2021”. 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 licensed Maryland Home Improvement Contractor as well
as possess active liability insurance ($100,000/$300,000 for personal injury and
$50,000/$100,000 for property damage).
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.
Bid Submission Checklist
Contractor Qualification Form
Proof of Liability Insurance and Worker’s Compensation
Contractor Conflict of Interest Disclosure Form
Section 3 Compliance Bid Form * If you are not a Section 3
employer and expect no new hires for this project, check 3rd
option and enter “0” new employees
Section 3 Business Certification * If you are not a Section 3
employer check bottom option “unable to certify”
Bid Form‐ on your company letterhead using Worcester format
Scope of Work with Line Item Breakdown‐ all lines completed
and total price
Attended Pre‐Bid Meeting _X__ Required ____ Not Required
9:00 a.m. 3/18/21 at subject property
Signed Bid Submission Checklist
Please check off items submitted above, sign and include this checklist with your submission
package. If you have any questions as to if a previously submitted Contractor Qualification Form
has expired, please contact Jo Ellen Bynum at 410‐632‐1200, ext. 1171. Bids submitted with no
Contractor Qualification form on file dated within the past 6 months may not be considered.
Please note HUD 4010 enclosed for informational purposes only; Davis Bacon is not required for
WORCESTER COUNTY HOUSING REHABILITATION PROGRAM
CONTRACTOR QUALIFICATION FORM
Phone Number _____________________________
Federal I.D. or S.S. # ___________________________
Insurance Company, Agent, & Coverages: _____________________________________
List of Company Officers: __________________________________________________
List of Licenses Currently Held:
MDE Lead Cert.
EPA Lead Cert.
Trade References (2)
Client References (2)
Is contractor in a State of Bankruptcy?
Is contractor on HUD’s debarred list?
_______ Yes ________ No
_______ Yes ________ No
Is contractor any of the following? (not required to qualify)
_______ Minority Business Enterprise
_______ Women’s Business Enterprise
_______ Disadvantaged Business Enterprise
_______ Section 3 Employer
Conflict of Interest Disclosure
All businesses submitting bids for projects and activities which include funding through the
Maryland Community Development Block Grant Program must disclose any potential conflict of
interest. A conflict of interest may occur if the business owner/principals are related to or have a
business relationship with an employee, officer or elected official of _Worcester County_. If it is
determined there is a conflict of interest or potential conflict of interest, you may not be selected
even if your bid is determined to be the lowest, most qualified. The _County_ can request for the
State of Maryland CDBG Program to review and make a determination which could result in a
waiver allowing for approval.
1. Are owner(s)/principal(s) ever been an employee, agent, consultant, officer,
elected official or appointed official of _Worcester County__? □ Yes □
If yes, please identify:_____________________________________________________
2. Are owner(s)/principal(s) related (including through marriage or domestic
partnership) to an employee, agent, consultant, officer, elected or appointed
official of _Worcester County_?
□ Yes □ No If yes, please identify:_________________________________________
3. Do owner(s)/principal(s) have a business or professional relationship with
anyone identified under Question #1? □ Yes □ No
If yes, please identify:______________________________________________________
I/We certify that the above information is true and correct. I/We understand that providing false
statements or information is grounds for termination of assistance and is punishable under
*For all non-construction contracts and for single family housing rehabilitation only
For Grantee Use Only:
CDBG Grant Number:
□ Conflict of Interest does not exist
□ Conflict of Interest exists
Date Sent to State:
□ Waiver Granted
□ Waiver Denied
MARYLAND CDBG PROGRAM I PROCUREMENT