NOTICE TO BIDDERS
Notice is hereby given that on Tuesday, July 7, 2020 at 2:30 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:
SOMERSET COUNTY COURTHOUSE ENTRANCE
EXPANSION, 20 NORTH BRIDGE STREET
SOMERVILLE, NJ 08876, CONTRACT NO. 18012R
Bids shall be delivered in sealed envelopes and addressed to Melissa Kosensky,
Assistant 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.
The work consists of a 850 square foot addition to the existing courthouse entry,
interior renovations, and site improvements including a landscaped plaza.
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.
A pre-construction meeting will be held on Thursday, June 18, 2020 at
10:00 a.m. at the project site located at the 20 North Bridge Street
Courthouse Entrance. Bidders will be required to follow social distancing
practices and wear protective face masks.
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
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
Melissa Kosensky, RPPO, QPA
Assistant Purchasing Agent