RFQ # 200807-108- Engineering Consulting Services for Reverse Osmosis Water Treatment Plant and Associated Improvements, RPTWSD

The Rocky Point/Topsail Water & Sewer District (RPTWSD) and Pender County Utilities (PCU) are seeking Statements of Qualifications (SOQ) from consulting engineering firms experienced with reverse osmosis (RO) water treatment plant and well design. The engineering firm will provide complete design, permitting, and construction administration/observation of a proposed 3 MGD RO water plant, wellfield, and related water utilities improvements planned for the US 17 corridor in Eastern Pender County.  RFQ # 200807-108 issued August 7, 2020.  Statements of Qualifications Due: August 21, 2020 by 3:00 PM (EST).  See the full Request for Qualifications: RFQ_ROPlant_EngrSvcs 200807-108

 

RFQ # 200807-107- Engineering Services for Elevated Water Tank, Wells and Associated Improvements, SHWSD

The Scott’s Hill Water & Sewer District (SHWSD) and Pender County Utilities (PCU) are seeking Statements of Qualifications (SOQ) from consulting engineering firms experienced with elevated water tank and well design. The engineering firm will provide complete design, permitting, and construction administration/observation of a proposed 300,000 gallon elevated water plant, 3 water supply wells, and related water utilities improvements planned for the US 17 corridor in Eastern Pender County.  RFQ # 200807-107, issued August 7, 2020.  Statements of Qualifications Due: August 21, 2020 by 3:00 PM (EST).  See full Request for Qualifications here: RFQ_ElevTankWells_EngrSvcs 200807-107

 

Request for Proposals – Classification and Compensation Study and Benefits Survey

Pender County requests proposals for a Classification and Compensation Study and Benefits Survey.  Proposals are due Thursday, July 30th at 2:00 pm EST.  See complete RFP for all requirements.

As of June 16, 2020, Pender County Government had a total of 535 employees, (421 full-time and 114 regular part-time employees) under approximately 263 job classifications.  The County has one salary schedule consisting of 28 pay grades, each containing 20 steps within the grade.  A copy of the current salary schedule is included as Attachment A.  Attachment B is the Pay & Classification Plan and Attachment C is relevant policies related to the County’s classification plan, pay plan.

A thorough classification and compensation study and analysis of the County and those organizations that draw on a shared labor market will indicate the County’s current position and its ability now and in the future to recruit and retain talented employees to provide quality services to Pender County.  It is expected that the study will determine what actions should be taken, if any, to avoid loss of qualified staff and difficulties in recruiting new employees for County employment, while competitively compensating current employees.  In addition, it is expected that the study will recommend adjustments to the County’s current pay plan and salary structure, incluRFP Salary Study 2020
ding variable/incentive pay options, to allow appropriate compensation, to account for individual employee’s service/special achievements, or to rectify compression/equity issues and a total compensation comparison.

UPDATE:  Salary Study with Addendum 1 & 2 & 3

Advertisement for Bids: Hampstead/Scott’s Hill Well Project

Pender County, Burgaw, NC, Pender County Utilities

Hampstead/Scott’s Hill Well Project

ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS

PUBLIC BID OPENING

Sealed Bids for the construction of the Hampstead/Scott’s Hill Well Project will be received, by Pender County on May 12, 2020 until 2:00 p.m. local time, at which time the Bids received will be “publicly” opened and read via a web-based meeting utilizing Microsoft Teams. Interested parties wishing to join the web-based public reading of the bids received may do so by sending an email request to the following email address no later than May 11, 2020, 5:00 p.m. local time.  Note that a physical meeting will not be held for the bid opening and only the web-based meeting will be conducted.

jfitzsimmons@mckimcreed.com

A Microsoft Teams link will be sent to all parties who provide an email address for the bid opening no later than 10:00 a.m. local time on May 12, 2020. Parties may 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 public bid opening will be conducted via audio and interested parties may only hear the reading of the bids as video may not be available.

PRE-BID CONFERENCE

A pre-bid conference will be held at 10:00 AM local time on April 28, 2020. 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 April 27, 2020 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.

jfitzsimmons@mckimcreed.com

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 April 28, 2020. 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 not mandatory.

The Project consists of the construction of:

  • Two (2) finished water production supply wells and associated appurtenances
  • Pre-fabricated well house buildings
  • Chemical Feed Systems
  • Electrical and control systems for well system operation
  • Approximately 600 linear feet of Water Main Distribution Piping

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 Hampstead/Scott’s Hill Well Project. Contractor is advised and shall meet the following project schedule for execution and completion of the project:

  • Pre-Bid Conference         April 28, 2020 10:00 a.m. local time
  • Public Bid Opening         May 12, 2020 2:00 p.m. local time
  • Notice of Award              June 2, 2020
  • Notice to Proceed           June 15, 2020

Prospective bidders may obtain copies of the Bidding Documents by contacting the Issuing Office for the Bidding Documents at: McKim & Creed, Inc., 243 N. Front Street, Wilmington, NC 28401, Jamie Mabe Fitzsimmons, 910-343-1048, jfitzsimmons@mckimcreed.com. 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:

http://www.pendercountync.gov/utl/

Bidding Documents will be provided no later than April 20, 2020, at Carolinas Plan Room, 2527 S. 17th Street, Wilmington, NC 28401; online at Carolinas AGC www.cagc.org; Prospective Bidders should contact these entities to determine availability for obtaining or viewing the documents.

Bidding Documents are available on compact disc (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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Advertisement to Bid: Pender County Courthouse – Interior Renovations

ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS

 

Sealed bids will be received until 3:00 p.m. (local time), April 23, 2020, in the Commissioner’s Room of Pender County Administration Building, 805 S. Walker Street, Burgaw, North Carolina, and then opened and publicly read for furnishing all labor and materials and performing all work connected with: Pender County Courthouse – Interior Renovations, as indicated in the plans and specifications dated March 29, 2020.

In response to social distancing recommendations by state and local health authorities, bids will be opened publicly through video/audio conference. Conference log-in information to be provided by Architect at the pre-bid meeting. Bidders shall notify the Architect in advance if they wish to be physically present during the bid opening.

 

A mandatory Pre-Bid Meeting will be held at 3:00 p.m. (local time), April 8, 2020 at the Pender County Courthouse, 100 S. Wright Street, Burgaw, North Carolina 28425.  Prime bidders and asbestos abatement subcontractors are required to attend. Subcontractors (other than asbestos abatement subcontractor) and suppliers are invited to attend.

Precautions will be taken with respect to COVID-19. If weather permits, the pre-bid meeting will be conducted outside of the courthouse.  In the event of bad weather, bidders shall meet in the courtroom and maintain distance between individuals as recommended by state and local health authorities. Bidders shall bring gloves and any other personal protective equipment desired. Bidders may tour the building in small groups after the pre-bid meeting.    

 

The project shall consist of storm damage repairs and renovations to the historic courthouse in Burgaw.  Work includes relocating mechanical and electrical systems from basement to first floor;  new HVAC systems throughout the building; data wiring; plaster demolition, repair and replacement; custom woodwork to match existing; new accessible bathrooms; new elevator and masonry shaft; ADA upgrades; a new building generator; site work to facilitate drainage; masonry screen wall at the generator and ADA ramp; upholstery replacement for courtroom seating; and miscellaneous paint and floor finishes throughout.    Hazardous materials, including asbestos floor mastic, asbestos ceiling coatings, and lead paint, will be removed under this contract.

 

Hazardous Material Abatement Subcontractors must be pre-approved to be eligible to submit bids and have their bids considered.  The following Abatement Subcontractors have been pre-approved for this Project.

  1. Demolition & Asbestos Removal, Inc., Division of D. H. Griffin; Glenn Collins dgcollins@daricorp.com
  2. CCI; Clay Fields or Justin fields@cci-env.com
  3. Enpuricon, Inc.; Scott Gordon sgordon@enpuricon.com
  4. NEO Corporation; Langdon Williams lwilliams@neocorporation.com
  5. EHG, LLC; Larry Crickmore LCrickmore@ehgllc.com

 

Bid Forms, Plans, Specifications, and Contract Documents may be examined at the Owner’s office at 805 S. Walker Street, Burgaw, North Carolina, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., and the following plan rooms’ websites:

 

Dodge Data & Analytics – www.construction.com

Carolinas Plan Room – www.carolinasplanroom.com

iSqFt + bidclerk – www.iSqFt.com

 

Bidders may obtain a complete set of bidding documents beginning on March 30, 2020 from: McGee Cadd Reprographics, 2527 S. 17th St., Wilmington, NC 28401, (910) 392-5500, e-mail: mcgee01@mcgee-cadd.com, upon the non-refundable payment of services charges.

 

Electronic Documents:  Complete plans, specifications, and contract documents can be obtained electronically on March 30, 2020.  Go to http://infoexchange.ls3p.com and login using your e-mail address and “anonymous” as the password.  Click on the Pender Courthouse Interior Bid Documents download link.

Minority Participation:  Bidders shall note that compliance with the Owner’s Minority Participation Policy is applicable to this project.  The bidder shall make good faith efforts, as defined in the bid specifications, to subcontract 10% of the dollar value of the single prime contract to businesses owned and controlled by minorities.  Individuals who are minorities include women, Black Americans, Hispanic Americans, Native Americans, Asian-Pacific Americans, and Asian-Indian Americans.  Bidders are required to submit, along with the bid, information concerning minority business enterprises which will participate in the contract.  The information will include: (1) name and address of each minority firm; (2) description of the work to be performed by each minority firm named; and (3) the dollar value of the work to be performed by each firm named.  Bidders are required to submit along with the bid, specific documentation demonstrating that they made good faith efforts to meet established goals.  A bid which fails to meet these requirements may be considered non-responsive.

Visit NC Department of Administration at http://www.doa.nc.gov/hub/searchhub.aspx to search for Minority/Women Business Enterprises.

 

Bid security required is (5%) of the bid, in cash, certified check or Bid Bond.

 

Performance and Payment Bonds in the amount of (100%) of contract amount will be required.

 

Bids may not be withdrawn for sixty (60) days after bid due date.

 

The Owner reserves the right to reject each and every bid and to waive informalities in bidding.

 

/s/ Mr. Chad McEwan, Assistant Manager

Pender County, Burgaw, North Carolina

Invitation for Proposals-Roadside and Expanded Shoulder Area Mowing Services for the Pender Commerce Park

Pender County is soliciting proposals for Roadside and Expanded Shoulder Area Mowing Services for the Pender Commerce Park located on Hwy. 421 opposite Cowpen Landing Rd. A contract for these mowing services will be awarded to the lowest responsive, responsible bidder. Bidding packets are available at the office of Pender County Facilities and Fleet Services (Attn: Deanna Lanier) located at 210 South Bennett Street, Burgaw, NC 28425 or emailed upon request to dlanier@pendercountync.gov

 

The sealed proposals must be delivered or mailed to the office of Pender County Facilities and Fleet Services (Attn: Deanna Lanier) located at 210 South Bennett Street, Burgaw, NC 28425. Sealed proposals on the appropriate bid forms will be received by 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 19, 2020.

 

This contract will be informally bid and awarded in accordance with North Carolina G.S. 143-129. There will not be a public bid opening.

 

Questions concerning the proposals and/or scope of work may be directed to Joe Camperlengo, Grounds Foreman at (910) 471-2251.

 

Pender County reserves the right to accept or reject any or all proposals.

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