Mills River WTP Miscellaneous Upgrades

Agency: City of Asheville
State: North Carolina
Type of Government: State & Local
Posted Date: Apr 29, 2019
Due Date: May 20, 2019
Solicitation No: 298-MRWTPRehabPh1
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298-MRWTPRehabPh1

Mills River WTP Miscellaneous Upgrades

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Non-mandatory Meeting - 1:30pm on 4/30/19;

Bids dues by 1pm, 5/20/19

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SECTION 00106
298–MRWTPRehabPh1
ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS
DATE ISSUED: April 24, 2019
SEALED BIDS WILL be received by the City of Asheville at the following address(es):
David Melton, Director
City of Asheville Water Resources Department
Physical Address (FedEx, UPS):
Mailing Address (USPS):
City of Asheville Water Resources Department
City of Asheville Water Resources Department
Gilewicz Conference Room
PO Box 7148
Asheville City Hall Building – Mezzanine Floor
Asheville, NC 28802
70 Court Plaza
(828) 259-5955
Asheville, NC 28801
(828) 259-5955
Bids Due: May 20, 2019
1:00:00 PM local time
The Project known as: MILLS RIVER WTP MISCELLANEOUS UPGRADES
This project includes, but is not limited to, the installation of a new bulk sodium hypochlorite
tank, one sodium hypochlorite day tank and associated chemical improvements, replacement
of ozone diffusers, replacement of ozone dielectrics and associated PLCS based controls as
shown on the drawings and as specified, and the replacement of variable frequency drives for
two vertical turbine raw water pumps, one vertical turbine transfer pump, and three vertical
turbine high service pumps. The construction of this project is anticipated to be a period of
365 days (Substantial Completion), commencing on the date of the Notice to Proceed.
Sealed bids will be received in Water Administration, located on the Mezzanine Floor of City
Hall until 1:00 pm on the 20th day of May 2019, at which time all Bids will be opened and read
aloud in the GILEWICZ CONFERENCE ROOM ON THE MEZZANINE FLOOR OF THE
CITY HALL BUILDING, 70 COURT PLAZA, ASHEVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA.
All bids and bid bonds shall be sealed in two separate envelopes and shall not be opened
prior to the time set for the bid opening. Until bid opening time the City may return the
bid to bidder for modification or change out of bid. All bidders are required to submit cash,
a cashier’s check or a certified check in an amount equal to five (5) percent of the proposal.
In lieu of said money, the bidder can submit a bid bond executed by a corporate surety
licensed in North Carolina to execute said bonds. This deposit shall be retained if the lowest
responsible bidder failed to execute the contract within ten (10) days of the award.
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Bidders requesting hard copy Contract Documents shall mail a non-refundable check payable to CDM
Smith in the amount of $150.00 per set, sent to the address below. Bidders shall indicate along with payment
the physical address they shall be shipped to.
Attn: Chuck McCall
CDM Smith
5400 Glenwood Avenue
Suite 400
Raleigh, NC 27612
Phone: (919) 787-5620
Email: mccallcr@cdmsmith.com
Any questions must be addressed in writing or in email to the engineer CDM Smith, Chuck McCall or
mccallcr@cdmsmith.com Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM.
The Contract Documents may be viewed free of charge at the Engineer, CDM Smith located at 5400
Glenwood Avenue, Suite 400, Raleigh, North Carolina, 27612, Mondays through Fridays, between the
hours of 9:00 A.M. and 4:00 P.M. The plans will also be available at the following plan rooms: Construct
Connect and Dodge.
A non-mandatory pre-bid meeting site visit will be held for this work at the Mills River Water
Treatment Plant, 4037 Haywood Road, Mills River, NC 28759 scheduled for 1:30 PM EDT on
April 30, 2019. All prospective bidders are strongly encouraged to attend.
a. Each Bid shall be accompanied by a cash, cashier's check or a certified check drawn on a bank or trust
company insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation of an amount equal to not less than five
(5) percent of the Bid. In lieu of making the cash deposit as above provided, such, Bidder may offer a
Bid Bond of five (5) percent of the total Bid executed by a Corporate Surety licensed under the laws of
North Carolina to execute such Bonds.
A Performance Bond and a Payment Bond will be required of the successful Bidder for one hundred
percent (100%) of the Contract Price.
CITY OF ASHEVILLE MINORITY BUSINESS PLAN
The requirements of the City of Asheville Minority Business Plan (MB) are hereby made a part of these
contract documents. These requirements shall apply to all contractors regardless of ownership.
The compliance requirements are as follows:
The Bidder shall make a good faith effort to recruit and select minority owned businesses among the
bidder’s subcontractors. The Bidder’s attention is directed to Section 00229 of the these Contract
Documents for complete instructions and forms which must be completed with the Bid.
In determining whether a contractor has made good faith efforts, the City of Asheville will evaluate all
efforts made by the Contractor and will determine compliance in regard to quantity, intensity, and results
of these efforts. The City of Asheville may take into account those factors listed in the Minority Business
Plan.
Complete information and forms may be found in the Minority Business Section of the Contract
Documents and a copy of the City of Asheville's Minority Business Plan is available in the Minority
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Business Program office located on the 5th Floor of City Hall (POB 7148, Asheville, North Carolina
28802). Contact Rosanna Mulcahy, Economic Development Specialist, 828- 259-8050 or
rmulcahy@ashevillenc.gov.
Failure to provide the documentation as required in Section 00229 may result in rejection of the bid as
not responsive and award to the next lowest responsible or responsive bidder.
The City of Asheville reserves the right to waive any informalities if they can be resolved prior to award
of the contract, and reject any or all bids.
E-VERIFY EMPLOYER COMPLIANCE
Employers and their subcontractors with 25 or more employees as defined in Article 2 of Chapter 64 of
the NC General Statutes must comply with E-Verify requirements to contract with governmental units.
E-Verify is a Federal program operated by the United States Department of Homeland Security and other
federal agencies, or any successor or equivalent program used to verify the work authorization of newly
hired employees pursuant to federal law. E-verify can be accessed via this link: http://www.uscis.gov/e-
verify/employers
IRAN DIVESTMENT and ISRAEL BOYCOTT
City of Asheville staff are responsible for verifying that the bidder/contractor is not listed on the Iran
Divestment List or the Companies Boycotting Israel Final Divestment list published by the NC State
Treasurer pursuant to N.C.G.S. 147-86.60 and 147-86.82. The City shall not contract with any company
or their affiliates listed on these divestment lists.
ISO 14001
The City of Asheville Water Resources Department is committed to manage and protect our resources
and to provide the highest quality of water service to our customers through the ISO 14001
Environmental Policy. Before any contractor is to begin work they will be required to undergo a brief
training session to convey all rules & policies of the ISO 14001 Environmental Policy. It will be the
responsibility of the contractor to follow all rules and policies while under contract with the City of
Asheville Water Resources Department.
DRUG FREE WORKPLACE
The City of Asheville is a drug-free workplace employer. By executing this contract, CONTRACTOR
certifies that they and their subcontractors shall comply with the City’s Drug Free Workplace Policy.
This policy may be viewed at the following:
http://www.ashevillenc.gov/departments/purchasing/drug_free_work_policy.htm
COMPLIANCE REQUIREMENTS
All written statements, certifications or intentions made by the Bidder shall become a part of the
agreement between the Contractor and the City of Asheville for performance of this contract. Failure to
comply with any of these statements, certifications or intentions, or with the MB plans shall constitute a
breach of the contract. A finding by the City of Asheville that any information submitted either prior to
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award of the contract or during the performance of the contract is inaccurate, false or incomplete, shall
also constitute a breach of the contract. Any such breach may result in termination of the contract in
accordance with the termination provisions contained in the contract. It shall be solely at the option of
the City of Asheville to terminate the contract for breach.
Each Bidder must be a properly licensed General Contractor under the Laws of the State of North
Carolina.
Prospective Bidders are notified of a City policy that prohibits contracting with persons or firms who are
delinquent in the payment of ad valorem taxes owed to the City of Asheville.
The City of Asheville reserves the right to reject any or all Bids or to waive any informalities in the
bidding and to award a Contract in the best interest of the City of Asheville. It is the Bidder's/Vendors
responsibility to check the website at www.ashevillenc.gov/bids for any addenda or additional
information about this project.
Bids may be held by the City of Asheville for a period not to exceed sixty (60) days from the date of the
opening of Bids for the purpose of reviewing the Bids and investigating the qualifications of Bidders
prior to the awarding of the Contract and such Bids may not be withdrawn during said period of time,
except as allowed by NC General Statutes Section 143- 129.1.
END OF SECTION
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