QUESTIONS: Inquiries for information regarding this solicitation should be directed to: Susan Bortz, Asst. Controller, firstname.lastname@example.org, (phone 610.861.4598). All technical questions are to be directed to: Christian Didra, Project Designer, email@example.com (phone 610-366-2081).
DUE DATE: Sealed Bids will be received until Tuesday, August 11, 2015 at 11:00 AM. Failure to submit bids to the correct location by the designated date and hour will result in disqualification.
ADDRESS: Bids should be mailed or hand delivered to: Northampton Community College, Purchasing Office, 3rd Floor, Kopecek Hall, 3835 Green Pond Road, Bethlehem, PA 18020. Reference “Bethlehem Campus Wayfinding & Building Signage Bid” in the lower left corner of the return envelope or package.
Bid Bonds/Certified Checks are required in the amount of 5% of the Bid.
A Performance Bond and a Payment Bond in the forms provided in the Project Manual, each in an amount equal to one hundred percent (100%) of the amount of the contract, and each with satisfactory corporate surety, shall be required to be furnished by the successful Bidders prior to execution of the contracts. IMPORTANT: Surety companies executing BONDS must appear on the Treasury Department’s most current list (Circular 570 as amended) and must be authorized to transact business in the state where the PROJECT is located.
Bids may not be modified, withdrawn or concealed by the Bidder for sixty calendar (60) days following the actual date of opening thereof, except as provided in Act No.4 (1974). However, if award of contract is delayed by the required approval of another government agency, the sale of bonds or the award of grants or grant, the Bids may not be withdrawn by the Bidder for a period not to exceed 120 days from the date of bid opening in accordance with Pennsylvania law.
The Owner reserves the right in its discretion to reject any or all bids or parts thereof and to waive any irregularities, informalities, defects, errors or omissions in any bid
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
07/17/2015 – Request For Bids (RFB) issued
07/27/2015 – Mandatory Pre-Bid Meeting (2:00 PM)
07/30/2015 – Deadline for all other questions regarding the RFB to be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
08/11/2015 – Sealed Bids are due (11:00 AM)
09/03/2015 – Approval of lowest qualified Bids by Board of Trustees and
09/04/2015 – Anticipated date for Notice of Award
09/14/2015 – Notice to proceed (NTP) / Installation Start Date
11/27/2015 – Installation Completion Date (75 calendar days from NTP)
Prospective Prime Bidders may obtain one (1) set of Contract Documents in a downloadable .pdf format from the Architect’s website at www.mksdarchitects.com for a non-refundable fee of $75.
To be recognized as a valid bidder, bid documents for this project (including any specifications and drawings) must be purchased and downloaded from the Architects website. Due to the possible inaccuracies in documents procured from other sources, and the potential for an incomplete understanding of the project scope of work, bids submitted by firms who procure these documents from any other source but the authorized source will be considered non-responsive.
There is a mandatory pre-bid meeting on July 27, 2015 at 2:00pm in Room 220 of College Center, 2nd Floor, with a walk thru of the site after the meeting.
This project is subject to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of Labor and Industry’s Prevailing Wage Determination or the Davis-Bacon Act as amended (40 USC276a to 276a-7).