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Bids will be received by the County of Durham Purchasing Division until 2:00 P.M., on October 26, 2017 in the Conference Room, Durham County Administrative Complex, 200 East Main Street, 4th Floor, Durham, North Carolina. The work contemplated will include: Replacement of the existing stormwater system serving the alley and connecting it to the stormwater system serving East Peabody Street. The project will abandon existing drainage pipes and install 325 (70 linear feet beneath asphalt and 255 linear feet beneath concrete) linear feet of 15” reinforced concrete pipe. Seven (7) drainage structures are proposed as part of this project with an existing structure to be modified. The project will mill and resurface approximately 2,570 square feet of Peabody Street.

A Pre-Bid Conference will be held on October 4, 2017 at 10:00 A. M., at the Criminal Justice Resource Center, 326 E. Main Street, Durham, North Carolina 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) 560-0054; RK & K Engineers, 900 Ridgefield Drive, Suite 350, Raleigh NC; 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 27518
Questions concerning administrative matters should be directed to Hilda W. Williams, Senior Procurement Specialist at (919) 560-0054 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 “RK&K Engineers”. Contractors may secure document sets after 8:30 A.M., until 5:00 P.M., Monday through Friday at the office of the printer: Accent Imaging Inc., 8121 Brownleigh Dr., Raleigh NC, (919)-782-3332. 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 printer, Accent Imaging Inc.

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.

A 5% bid security is required with each bid that equals or exceeds $300,000.00.

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.

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