William Penn Building Cooling Tower Replacement
INVITATION TO BID
December 9, 2020
Sealed bids for OMB/DFM Contract No. MC1002000500R – William Penn Building – Cooling Tower
Replacement will be received by the State of Delaware, Office of Management and Budget, Division of Facilities
Management, by either electronic mail or by mail as follows. Bid submissions submitted by electronic mail must be sent
to DFM-BID@delaware.gov and a hard copy of the entire submission shall be sent by mail within five (5) business days
of the bid submission deadline
Sealed bids shall be mailed and addressed to the Division of Facilities Management, Thomas Collins Building,
540 S. DuPont Highway, Suite 1 (Third Floor), Dover, DE 19901. The outer envelope should clearly indicate:
“OMB/DFM CONTRACT NO. MC1002000500R – William Penn Building – Cooling Tower Replacement -
SEALED BID - DO NOT OPEN.”
Bids will be accepted until 10:00 a.m. local time on Tuesday, December 29, 2020. Bids will be opened and read aloud at
10:45 a.m. local time on Tuesday, December 29, 2020. Bidder bears the risk of late delivery. Any bids received after the
stated time whether by mail or electronic mail will be rejected and the mailed bids will be returned unopened. The bid
opening will be held through electronic means to comply with the Governor’s State of Emergency. To attend the bid
opening, the public may participate by joining the meeting at Webex.com, meeting number 173 961 8361 and password
JcQQX9fpN73. There will be no in-person meeting.
The project involves the replacement of the existing cooling tower at the William Penn Building in Dover, DE.
A MANDATORY Pre-Bid Meeting will be held on Wednesday, December 9, 2020, at 9:00 a.m. In compliance with the
Governor’s State of Emergency, the pre-bid meeting will be held by electronics means. There will be no in-person
meeting. The public may join the pre-bid meeting at Webex.com, meeting number 173 152 6538 and password
6SDdx3Mnye4 for the purpose of establishing the list of subcontractors and to answer questions. Representatives of
each party to any Joint Venture must attend this meeting. ATTENDANCE OF THIS MEETING IS A
PREREQUISITE FOR BIDDING ON THIS CONTRACT.
Contract Documents may be obtained at DEDC, LLC, 315 S. Chapel Street, Newark, DE 19711, (302) 738-7172
upon receipt of $75.00 per set, non-refundable and $25.00 per electronic copy set, non-refundable. Please call in
advance to ensure documents are available. Checks are payable to “DEDC, LLC”.
Construction documents will be available for review at the following locations: DEDC, LLC, 315 S. Chapel Street,
Newark, DE 19711; Delaware Contractors Association, 527 Stanton-Christiana Road, Newark, DE; Associated Builders
and Contractors, 31 Blevins Drive, New Castle, DE.
Bidders will not be subject to discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender
identity or national origin in consideration of this award, and Minority Business Enterprises, Disadvantaged
Business Enterprises, Women-Owned Business Enterprises and Veteran-Owned Business Enterprises will be
afforded full opportunity to submit bids on this contract. Each bid must be accompanied by a bid security
equivalent to ten percent of the bid amount and all additive alternates. The successful bidder must post a
performance bond and payment bond in a sum equal to 100 percent of the contract price upon execution of the
contract. The Owner reserves the right to reject any or all bids and to waive any informalities therein.
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