Sealed Bids. Harris County is accepting sealed bids for Transportation Enhancement Activity Project SR 1 from CR 387/D Street to SR 18 until 2:00 PM on Thursday, May 30, 2019, at the Harris County Board of Commissioners’ Office, 104 North College Street, Hamilton, GA 31811 at which time and place they will be publicly opened and read aloud. Bids are to be sent to the attention of County Clerk. Any bid received after said time and date will not be considered by the Owner. No bid may be withdrawn after the closing time for the receipt of bids for a period of one hundred twenty (120) days. Bidder shall submit an original and one copy of the bid.
Pre-Bid Meeting. A pre-bid meeting will be held at the Harris County Board of Commissioners’ Office, 104 North College Street, Hamilton, GA 31811 at 2:00 PM on Thursday, May 16, 2019. Representatives of the Owner and Engineer will be present to discuss the project and addressed any questions or clarification requests. Bidders are encouraged to attend the meeting, but attendance is NOT mandatory.
Scope of Work. Under this project, the Contractor must furnish the labor, tools, materials, equipment, etc., necessary to install the trail and intersection improvements as shown on the construction plans. More specifically, the work shall consist of traffic control, erosion and sediment control, grading for the trail path, ±4,100 TONS of aggregate base for trail and shoulder construction,± 900 TONS of asphalt for a 10-foot wide, 10,000 foot long trail along an abandoned railroad bed; pedestrian signal improvements; and all other appurtenances necessary to complete the project in accordance with the specifications and construction drawings. Time allotted for completion of work is 180 consecutive calendar days. All work shall be completed in accordance with the plans and specifications. The work will be awarded in one (1) contract. The GDOT Standard Specifications, 2013 Edition, GDOT Supplemental Specifications Book,2016 Edition, and applicable special provisions and supplemental specifications apply to this project.
Plans, Specifications and Contract Documents. The plans, specifications and contract documents will be available for public viewing at the Harris County Board of Commissioners’ office. Bid copies MUST be obtained from CARTER & SLOOPE,INC., 115 Woodland Way, Suite 120, Canton, GA 30114 (phone 770-479-8782, fax 770-479-1884) upon payment of $250.00 (non-refundable). A bidders proposal will not be considered by Owner unless the Bidder is on record with Carter & Sloope, Inc., as having purchased and received a complete set of bidding documents.
Pre-Qualification of Bidders. Pre-qualification is required of bidders prior to the award of contract. Bidders submitting a bid of $2,000,000.00 or less must be either a pre-qualified contractor or a registered subcontractor with GDOT. Bidders submitting a bid in excess of $2,000,000.00 must be pre-qualified with GDOT.
Bonds. Bids shall be accompanied by a bid bond or certified cashier’s check in an amount not less than 10% of the base bid. All bonds shall be by a surety company licensed in Georgia with an “A” minimum rating of performance and a financial strength of at least five (5) times the contract price as listed in the most current publication of “Best’s Key Rating Guide Property Liability”. Performance and Payment Bonds, each in an amount equal to 100% and 110%, respectively, of the contract price shall be required of the successful bidder if contract is awarded. Each Bond shall be accompanied by a “Power of Attorney” authorizing the attorney-in-fact to bind the surety and certified to include the date of the bond.
Reservation of Rights. Owner reserves the right to reject any or all bids, including without limitation, the rights to reject any or all nonconforming, nonresponsive, unbalanced or conditional bids and to reject the bid of any bidder if Owner believes that it would not be in the best interest of the Project to make an award to that bidder, whether because the bid is not responsible or the bidder is unqualified or of doubtful financial ability or fails to meet any other pertinent standard or criteria established by the Owner.
Additional Information. Harris County, Georgia, acting by and through the Harris County Board of Commissioners, in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and 78 Stat. 252, 42 USC 2000d-42 and Title 49, Code of Federal Regulations, Department of Transportation, Subtitle A, Office of the Secretary, part 21, Nondiscrimination in federally assisted programs of the Department of Transportation issued pursuant to such Act, hereby notifies all bidders that it will affirmatively ensure that in any contract entered into pursuant to this advertisement, minority business enterprises will be afforded full opportunity to submit bids in response to this invitation and will not be discriminated against on the grounds of race, color, sex, or national origin in consideration for an award. The DBE goal for this project is 9%.
Harris County, Georgia
Nancy McMichael, County Clerk