Notice to Bidders





Sealed Proposals for the RAINBOW LAKE DAM SPILLWAY AND EMBANKMENT PROTECTION IMPROVEMENTS will be received by the Township of Parsippany-Troy Hills in the Municipal Building, 1001 Parsippany Boulevard, Parsippany, New Jersey, on Thursday, January 5, 2012 at 11:00 AM prevailing time, at which time and place they will be publicly opened and read aloud.  Bids must be received by the Office of the Director of Purchasing on or before the time and date of the bid opening.  No bids will be accepted after said hour.  Bids sent through the US Postal Service or other delivery service is done so at the bidder's own risk.  ALL DOCUMENTS MUST BE ORIGINAL.  FACSIMILE OR PHOTOCOPIES ARE NOT ACCEPTABLE.

The project includes, but is not limited to, the following major items of work and estimated quantities:

Roadway Excavation, Unclassified                                        830    C.Y.
Embankment Excavation, Unclassified                                  960    C.Y.
Borrow Excavation, Selected Material                                   1,070    C.Y.
Hot Mix Asphalt 19M64 Base Course, 5” Thick                      400    Ton
Hot Mix Asphalt 12.5M64 Intermediate Course, 3” Thick        240    Ton
Hot Mix Asphalt 12.5M64 Surface Course, 2” Thick               160    Ton
Permanent Sheeting (Steel Sheet Piles)                               7,380    S.F.
Concrete Sheet Pile Cap (Class ‘A’)                                    60    C.Y.
Controlled Low Strength Material (Flowable Fill)                    180    C.Y.
Slope Protection (Articulated Concrete Block) Mat               1,170    S.Y.
Spillway Training Wall                                                           220    L.F.

The quantities of work to be performed, as given above, are to be considered approximate and the right is reserved to increase or decrease the amount of work to be performed under the terms of the Contract and Specifications.

A pre-bid conference will be held on Tuesday, December 20, 2011 at 10:00 AM at the Township of Parsippany-Troy Hills Engineering Office, 736 Parsippany Boulevard, Parsippany, NJ 07054.   It is strongly encouraged that all bidders attend.  Questions relating to this project will be responded to at this time.  Attendance by prospective bidders and their subcontractors and suppliers is not mandatory.

Specifications and bid proposal forms may be obtained at the Township Purchasing office, 1001 Parsippany Boulevard, Parsippany, New Jersey, between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. daily, except Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays.  Bids or proposals shall be made on the forms provided.

The fee for the Plans and Specifications is $75.00 per set. Checks are to be made payable to the Township of Parsippany Troy Hills.  Please Note:  Deposit checks/cash are not refundable.

A certified check or cashier's check made payable to the Township of Parsippany-Troy Hills, or a duly executed bid bond in the amount of 10% of each bid, but in no case in excess of $20,000.00, must be deposited by the bidder together with a Certificate of Surety evidencing that he can obtain the required Performance Bond and Payment Bond in the amount of one hundred percent (100%) of the total amount of the contract.

The successful bidder shall be required to deliver to the Township an executed Performance Bond of the responsible indemnity company authorized to do business in the State of New Jersey.

In lieu of a Certificate of Surety, the bidder shall submit, at the bid opening, a certified check or cashier’s check in the amount of one hundred percentum (100%) of the total amount of the bid.

Bidders are required to comply with requirements of N.J.S.A. 10:5-31 et seq. and N.J.A.C. 17:27.  In addition bidders must also comply with the following New Jersey Statutes:
P.L. 1977, Chapter 33 (Statement of Ownership)
N.J.S.A. 40A: 11 18 (American Goods and Products to be Used Where Possible)
N.J.S.A. 34:11-56.25 et seq. (New Jersey Prevailing Wage Act)

All Bidders and their Subcontractors must comply with the requirements of the New Jersey Public Works Contractor Registration Act, N.J.S.A. 34:11-56.48 et seq.

The Specifications as amended in Section 108.10 indicates that this Contract provides one hundred and eighty (180) calendar days for completion of the entire work.  The work shall be staged such that improvements adjacent to Rainbow Lake Beach are substantially complete within one hundred and twenty (120) calendar days.

Bid proposals must be placed in sealed envelopes addressed to the Office of Purchasing, Township of Parsippany Troy Hills, 1001 Parsippany Boulevard, Parsippany, New Jersey 07054 and marked plainly on the outside with the bid description and the name and address of the bidder marked clearly on the outside of the envelope.

The Township of Parsippany Troy Hills reserves the right to reject any and all bids or to waive any minor informalities or irregularities in the proposal received and to accept the bid which is in the best interests of the Township.  The Township further reserves the right to consider all bids for sixty (60) days after the bid opening before awarding a contract.

Township of Parsippany Troy Hills
Michael Hardie
Director of Purchasing