Pender County Business Park Water & Sewer Improvements

Contract A – Water Plant Generator Project

EDA Grant Number: 04-01-07673



Sealed Bids for the construction of the Pender County Business Park Water & Sewer Improvements Contract A – Water Plant Generator Project will be received, by Pender County at 605 E. Fremont Street, Burgaw, NC on March 14, 2023, until 2:00 p.m. local time, at which time the Bids received will be “publicly” opened and read aloud.

This project will be partially funded with Federal funds from the United States Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration and therefore is subject to the Federal laws and regulations associated with that program.


A pre-bid conference will be held at 10:00 AM local time on March 1, 2023.  The pre-bid conference will be conducted via a web-based meeting utilizing Microsoft Teams.  Interested parties wishing to join the web-based pre-bid conference may do so by sending an email to the following email address no later than February 28, 2023 at 2:00 p.m. local time.  Note that a physical meeting will not be held for the pre-bid conference and only the web-based meeting will be available to interested parties.

A Microsoft Teams link will be sent to all parties who provide an email address for the pre-bid conference no later than 8:30 a.m. local time on March 1, 2023.  Parties will utilize this link to join the web-based Microsoft Teams meeting.  Interested parties are advised that only audio may be available due to limitations with Microsoft Teams video capability.  Consequently, the pre-bid conference will be conducted via audio and interested parties may only hear the pre-bid conference as video may not be available.  Attendance at the pre-bid conference is strongly encouraged but not mandatory.

The Project consists of the construction of:

  • Provide and Install Standby Emergency Natural-Gas Engine Driven Generator Assembly
  • Temporary Electrical Power System and Equipment as required during construction
  • Electrical Demolition and/or Required Modification
  • Modification and Installation of New Low-Voltage Switchgear Sections to the existing Low-Voltage Switchgear
  • New Raceway Systems
  • New Low-Voltage Distribution Equipment and Low-Voltage Feeders and Branch Circuits
  • New Concrete Foundations and/or Structural Elements
  • Site Work and Grading
  • HVAC Demolition Work and Installation of Replacement Units

Bids will be received for a single prime Contract.  Bids shall be as indicated in the Bid Form.  Bidders are not required to be pre-qualified in order to submit a bid for the Pender County Business Park Water & Sewer Improvements Contract A – Water Plant Generator Project.  Contractor is advised and shall meet the following project schedule for execution and completion of the project:

  • Pre-Bid Conference March 1, 2023 10:00 AM local time
  • Public Bid Opening March 14, 2023 2:00 PM local time
  • Notice of Award April 5, 2023
  • Notice to Proceed June 12, 2023

Prospective bidders may obtain copies of the Bidding Documents by contacting the Issuing Office for the Bidding Documents at: McKim & Creed, Inc., 243 North Front Street, Wilmington, NC  28401, Jamie Mabe Fitzsimmons, 910-343-1048, Physical copies of the Bidding Documents will not be available for review at the Issuing Office.

Bidding Documents may also be examined on the Pender County website at the following link. Physical copies of the Bidding Documents will not be available for review at the offices of Pender County:

Bidding Documents will be provided no later than February 14, 2023 at Carolinas Plan Room, 2527 S. 17th Street, Wilmington, NC 28401; online at Carolinas AGC; and online through the McGraw Hill Construction Plan Room ( Prospective Bidders should contact these entities to determine availability for obtaining or viewing the documents.  Bidding advertisement can also be found in Pender Post.

Bidding Documents are available on USB flash drive (as portable document format (PDF) files for a non-refundable charge of $100.00, including shipping via overnight express service.  Alternatively, printed Bidding Documents may be obtained from the Issuing Office via mail, upon Issuing Office’s receipt of payment for the Bidding Documents.  The non-refundable cost of printed Bidding Documents is $200.00 per set, payable to “McKim & Creed, Inc.”, plus a non-refundable shipping charge.  Upon Issuing Office’s receipt of payment, printed Bidding Documents will be sent via the prospective Bidder’s delivery method of choice; the shipping charge will depend on the shipping method chosen.  The date that the Bidding Documents are transmitted by the Issuing Office will be considered the prospective Bidder’s date of receipt of the Bidding Documents.

Partial sets of Bidding Documents will not be available from the Issuing Office.  Neither Owner nor Engineer will be responsible for full or partial sets of Bidding Documents, including Addenda if any, obtained from sources other than the Issuing Office.

Owner:               Pender County Utilities

By:                       Kenny P. Keel, PE

Title:                   Director

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