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July 8, 2020 @ 4:00 pm

Sealed Bids will be received by the Rivanna Water and Sewer Authority, hereinafter called the OWNER, in the Administration Building at the Moores Creek Advanced Water Resource Recovery Facility, 695 Moores Creek Lane, Charlottesville, VA 22902 until 4:00 p.m., local prevailing time on July 8, 2020 and then at said office be publicly opened and read aloud (virtually at the sole discretion of RWSA) for the following:

GENERAL CONSTRUCTION:  Includes replacement of UV weir gate slides, replacement of cast iron slide gates at the holding pond pump station, and addition of actuators to three gates and four valves at the headworks facility.  All work shall be as described or implied in the Specifications and indicated on the Drawings.

The foregoing description shall not be construed as a complete description of all work required.

Each Bid must be made on the blank forms provided in the CONTRACT DOCUMENTS and must be enclosed in a sealed envelope and the envelope marked: “MCAWRRF Slide Gate Improvements, RFB No. 369”.   Each Bid must be accompanied by a Bid security which shall not be less than five (5%) percent of the Bid amount.  No bidder may withdraw his Bid within 90 days after the date of Bid opening.

The attention of all bidders is called to the provisions of the State Law governing General Contractors and Sub-Contractors as set forth under Title 54.1, Chapter 11, Code of Virginia, as amended.  Bidders shall be governed by the provisions of said law insofar as they are applicable. The above mentioned provisions of the Code prevent the Authority from considering a bid from anyone who is not licensed in accordance with the provisions of the Code.  The Authority will therefore, not consider any bid unless the bidder produces evidence that he is duly licensed and registered in accordance with the provisions of the Code of Virginia.

A separate performance bond and payment bond each in an amount equal to one hundred percent (100%) of the Contract price will be required.  Carriers must be authorized to do business in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

The Owner reserves the right to reject any Proposal for failure to comply with all requirements of this Notice or of any of the Contract Documents; however, it may waive any minor defects or informalities at its discretion.  The Owner further reserves the right to reject any and all Proposals or to Award the contract which in its judgment is in the best interest of the Owner.

Pursuant to VA Code Section 2.2-4318, the Authority reserves the right, in the event that the bid from the lowest responsible bidder exceeds available funds, to negotiate with the lowest responsible bidder to obtain a contract price within available funds, which negotiations may include, but not be limited to, modifications to the scope of work, materials and equipment to be furnished, time for performance, price and other such terms as the Executive Director deems appropriate.

Pursuant to VA Code Section 2.2-4324, Bid results shall be subject to the Preference for Virginia Firms stipulation.

Contract Documents may be examined at the following locations:  Rivanna Water and Sewer Authority, 695 Moores Creek Lane, Charlottesville, VA 22902; Hazen and Sawyer, 4011 West Chase Blvd., Suite 500, Raleigh, NC 27607.

Digital copies of the Contract Documents may be obtained through the office of Hazen and Sawyer located at 4011 WestChase Boulevard, Suite 500, Raleigh, North Carolina, 27607, at no cost.  Inquiries should be directed to Mr. Brian Porter, P.E. at (919) 833-7152.

Neither the Owner nor the Engineer will be responsible for full or partial sets of Contract Documents, including any Addendum, obtained from any other source.

An optional virtual pre-bid conference will be held June 17, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. to review the scope of work and clarify any aspect of the work that may be in question.  Attendance of the virtual pre-bid conference is not mandatory.  To obtain a link to the virtual pre-bid conference, contact Michelle Simpson at the Rivanna Water and Sewer Authority at (434) 977-2970 x202, or Brian Porter at Hazen at (919) 833-7152.

The awarded contractor must certify that they do not and will not maintain or provide for their employees any facilities that are segregated on the basis of race, color, creed or national origin.  Bidders must comply with the President’s Executive Order #11246, prohibiting discrimination in employment regarding race, color, creed, sex, or national origin, and Executive Order #12138 and #11625 regarding utilization of MBE/WBE firms.  Bidders must comply with the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

The Authority reserves the right to disapprove any subcontractor, supplier, vendor, surety or insurer proposed by a bidder for this Project for good cause shown.

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