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Sealed bids will be received by the Allegany County Commissioners until 3:00 p.m., local time, Tuesday, April 4, 2017, in the County Office Complex, 701 Kelly Road, Suite 407, Cumberland, Maryland 21502 for the Pond Circle Road Water project, Contract No. W-45 consisting of approximately 2,500’ of water line, 4 fire hydrants, 15 house connections, and other miscellaneous work. Bids will then be opened at 3:00 p.m. by the Clerk in Room #100.
Copies of the Contract Specifications and Drawings may be obtained between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. only, excluding Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays, at the Allegany County Department of Public Works upon payment of $100.00 per set payable to the “Allegany County Commissioners.” An additional $20.00 per set will be charged for shipping and handling. Payment for Contract Documents is non-refundable.
The Contract Documents may be examined at the Allegany County Department of Public Works, 701 Kelly Road, Suite 300, Cumberland, Maryland and the Plans Room of Dodge Baltimore, Baltimore, Maryland and Altoona Builders Exchange, Altoona, Pennsylvania. Complete Advertisement for Bids and the Bidder’s List are available on the Allegany County website www.gov.allconet.org.
BIDDERS must purchase the contract documents directly from Allegany County to submit a bid for consideration.
Each bidder must furnish with his bid an acceptable bid bond or certified check as bid guarantee, in an amount not less than five (5) percent of the bid, payable to the Allegany County Commissioners.
Separate Performance Bond and Payment Bonds each in the amount of the Contract Price will be required of the successful bidder.
No bidder may withdraw his bid within ninety (90) days after the date of the bid opening. Any Bidder may, at his option, withdraw any bid prior to the actual bid opening.
The project is funded by the United States Department of Agriculture – Rural Development and the Maryland Department of the Environment.
Bidders on this work will be required to comply with the President’s Executive Order No. 11246 as amended by Executive Order No. 11375 which prohibits discrimination in employment regarding race, creed, color, sex, or national origin. The requirements for Bidders and Contractors under these orders are explained in the Project Specifications. Bidders must comply with disadvantage business enterprise (DBE) requirements described in these documents. The majority contractor is hereby encouraged to divide the contract into smaller tasks to allow MBE’s an opportunity to subcontract on this work. Bidders are required to provide written certification that positive efforts were made to utilize small and minority owned businesses.
A pre-bid meeting for the purpose of answering or obtaining answers to questions of parties interested in contracting for the work, will be conducted at the Allegany County Office Building, Commissioners Meeting Room #100, 701 Kelly Road, Cumberland, Maryland at 10:00 a.m. on March 16, 2017. Bidder attendance is encouraged but not mandatory. Please direct any project questions to Jim Webber, P.E., Utilities Division, at 301-777-5942, ext. 208.
The right is reserved, as the interests of Allegany County may require, to reject any and all bids, to waive any informalities in bids received, and to accept or reject any items of any bid.