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Durham County Detention Center Elevator Upgrades

ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS
Durham County Detention Center Elevator Upgrades
IFB NO. 18-003



Sealed bids, so marked, will be received by the County of Durham Purchasing Division until 2:00 P.M., on September 14, 2017, in the Conference Room, Durham County Administrative Complex, 200 East Main Street, 4th Floor, Durham, North Carolina, at which time they will be publicly opened and read. The work contemplated will include Elevator Upgrades at the Durham County Detention Center.


A Pre-Bid Conference will be held on August 16, 2017 at 10:00 AM at the Durham County Detention Center First Floor Conference Room, 219 S Mangum Street Durham, NC 27701. All bidders who intend to bid are encouraged to attend.


A Site Visit will be held immediately following the Pre-Bid Conference.


Instructions for submitting bids, specifications, and a complete description of the work involved and the apparatus, supplies, materials, equipment for which bids are invited can be examined at the office of the Durham County Purchasing Division (919) 560-0051; RND Architects, PA, 3608 University Drive, Suite 204, Durham NC, 27707, Tel. 919.490.1266; and at the following locations:


City of Durham Equal Opportunity and Equal Assurance Office, Durham, NC 27701


NC Institute of Minority Economic Development Durham, NC 27701


Construct Connect, Cary, NC


Questions concerning administrative matters should be directed to Anita S. Torian, Procurement Specialist at (919) 560-741 or via email at purchasinggroup@dconc.gov.


Plans and Specifications may be purchased for a refundable deposit of $150.00. Deposit checks shall be made payable to the “County of Durham”. Contractors may secure document sets after 8:30 A.M., until 5:00 P.M., Monday through Friday at the office of RND Architects, PA, 3608 University Drive, Suite 204, Durham, NC 27707, Tel. 919.490.1266. The full deposit shall be returned to those Contractors who return the Specifications and Plans in good condition within ten (10) days after the date set for receiving bids. Plans and Specifications are to be returned to the office of the Architect.


Document can be issued electronically at no cost if preferred.


Contractors who bid must be licensed to do work in the State of North Carolina under the Act to Regulate the Practice of General Contracting. The Contractor’s North Carolina License number shall be designated on the outside of the envelope containing the bid. As provided by Statute, cash, Bid Bond, or a certified check in the amount of 5% of the bid must be attached to each bid/contract. Payee shall be the “County of Durham”. Said deposit shall guarantee that the Contract will be entered into by the successful bidder if the award is made.


Such deposit of cash or certified check may be held by the County of Durham until the successful bidder has executed and delivered the Contract documents, including Performance and Payment Bonds, to the County of Durham. Bid deposits submitted in the form of cash, cashier’s check or certified check will be deposited in the County’s account as required by North Carolina Local Government Budget and Fiscal Control Act (N.C. General Statute Chapter 159, Article 3).
Bids will be evaluated and the Contract will be awarded in accordance with statutory public contract requirements as supplemented or altered by the Minority/Women Business Enterprise Utilization Ordinance of the County of Durham (M/WBE).


The County reserves the right to reject any and/or all bids, waive informalities, and/or accept such bid as appears in its judgement to be in the best interest of the County.


Publication Date: August 13, 2017

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