NOTICE TO BIDDERS
Notice is hereby given that on Thursday August 27, 2020 at 3:00 PM, sealed bids will be
opened and read by the Purchasing Agent in the County of Somerset, Administration Building,
20 Grove Street, Somerville, New Jersey 08876, 3rd Floor, Freeholder Meeting Room for:
NESHANIC VALLEY GOLF COURSE
SAND BUNKER RENOVATION – PHASE 3
TOWNSHIP OF BRANCHBURG
SOMERSET COUNTY, NEW JERSEY
CONTRACT NO. 20010
Bids shall be delivered in sealed envelopes and addressed to Melissa A. Kosensky, Interim
Purchasing Agent, County Administration Building, Purchasing Division – 3rd Floor, 20 Grove
Street, Somerville, New Jersey 08876, clearly marked on the outside with the contract
name and number, bearing the name and address of the bidder on the outside.
In accordance with the Governor’s directives, the County of Somerset offices are closed to
the public, but still operational.
The Somerset County Purchasing Division is maintaining Social Distancing; therefore, it is
encouraged to Mail in your bid responses in a timely manner via USPS, UPS and FedEx, etc.
If they must be hand-delivered, potential bidders may drop them off at the Main Entrance of
the County’s Administration Building, 20 Grove Street, Somerville, New Jersey 08876 and a
Sheriff’s Officer will contact the Purchasing Division to receive the responses.
We value the integrity of the procurement process, and due to the circumstances, the bid
opening will be conducted via Live-Stream from the Freeholder’s Meeting room. You can
access the Live-Stream from the County’s homepage at the prevailing date and time stated
in this Notice to Bidders. During the bid opening process, the bidders will be announced as
well bid amounts. A bid review providing unit prices will not take place at the openings.
Instead, this information will be posted, as always to the Purchasing webpage once available.
Instructions for downloading Specifications and Plans/Drawings from the County’s website
can be obtained by contacting the Purchasing Division at PurchasingDiv@co.somerset.nj.us.
Release of all Plans/Drawings requires receipt of a form of identification from the requesting
individual and Company information. [Examples: Company ID/Business Card] All information
is subject to verification. A hard copy of contract documents can be requested through the
Engineering Office at EngineeringDiv@co.somerset.nj.us for a non-refundable fee of $75.00
payable to the Somerset County Treasurer.
The work to be performed under this contract shall include: Completely renovating each
sand bunker and top perimeter edges, including drainage system at the (9) holes of the
Bidder shall submit with the bid a certified check, cashier’s check or bid bond in the amount
of ten percent (10%) of the total price bid, but not in excess of $20,000, payable
unconditionally to Somerset County Treasurer, along with a Certificate (Consent of Surety)
with Power of Attorney for full amount of bid price from a Surety Company authorized to do
business in the State of New Jersey and that said Surety will furnish a Performance and
Payment Bond in amounts of 100% of successful bidder’s contract.
All Bid Addenda will be issued on the County website at www.co.somerset.nj.us and processed
in accordance with N.J.S.A. 40A: 11-23(c)(2). All interested bidders should check the website
from now through bid opening. It is the sole responsibility of the bidder to be knowledgeable
of all addenda related to this procurement.
Bidders shall comply with the requirements of N.J.S.A. 10:5-31 and N.J.A.C. 17:27 et seq.
Melissa A. Kosensky, RPPO, QPA
Interim Purchasing Agent