Pender Commerce Park Water & Sewer Main Extension, Invitation to Bid # 220425-225

PUBLIC BID OPENING

Sealed Bids for the construction of the Pender Commerce Park Water & Sewer Main Extension Project will be received, by Pender County at 605 E. Fremont Street, Burgaw, NC on June 1, 2022, until 10:00 a.m. local time, at which time the Bids received will be “publicly” opened and read aloud.

PRE-BID CONFERENCE

A virtual pre-bid conference will be held at 10:00 AM local time on May 17, 2022.  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 jfitzsimmons@mckimcreed.com  no later than May 6, 2022, at 2:00 PM 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 9:00 AM local time on May 16, 2022.  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 but is strongly encouraged.

The Project consists of the construction of:

  • Approximately 900 linear feet of 12-inch diameter C900 DR-18 PVC Water Main Distribution Piping
  • Approximately 1,100 linear feet of 4-inch diameter C900 DR-18 PVC Force Main 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 to submit a bid for the Pender Commerce Park Water & Sewer Main Extension Project.  Contractor is advised and shall meet the following project schedule for execution and completion of the project:

  • Pre-Bid Conference    May 17, 2022, 10:00 AM local time
  • Public Bid Opening    June 1, 2022, 10:00 AM local time
  • Notice of Award         June 21, 2022
  • Notice to Proceed       June 22, 2022

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, 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 25, 2022, at Carolinas Plan Room, 2527 S. 17th Street, Wilmington, NC 28401; online at Carolinas AGC www.cagc.org; and online through the McGraw Hill Construction Plan Room (dodge.construction.com). 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.  Pender County reserves the right to reject all submissions.

Invitation to Bid: Scotts Hill Elevated Tank and Wells

Sealed Bids for construction of the Scotts Hill Elevated Tank and Wells including all related work as shown and specified in the contract documents will be received by Pender County at 605 East Fremont Street, Burgaw, NC 28425 until 10:00 a.m., (Local Time) on May 25, 2022 and then publicly opened and read aloud.

The Contract Documents may be examined at the following locations:
– Associated General Contractors office – Raleigh and Wilmington, NC
– McGraw-Hill Construction/Dodge office – Wilmington, NC
– PENDER COUNTY UTILITIES, 605 East Fremont Street, Burgaw, NC 28425
– CDM Smith, 5400 Glenwood Ave., Suite 400, Raleigh, NC 27612

Contract Documents are available for examination online at http://dodgeprojects.construction.com/
Copies of the Contract Documents may be obtained at the Issuing Office, attention Joanne Bunch, CDM Smith, 5400 Glenwood Ave., Suite 400, Raleigh, NC 27612 (tele 919-325-3500) upon payment of $200 for each set non-refundable of the Contract Documents.

Neither the Owner nor the Engineer will be responsible for full or partial sets of Contract Documents, including any Addendum, obtained from any other source.

Each Bid must be made on the blank forms provided in the bound copies of the CONTRACT DOCUMENTS and must be enclosed in a sealed envelope and addressed to the Public Utilities Director of Pender County. The name and address and the NC Contractor’s License Number of the Bidder must be plainly written on the outside of the envelope, and the envelope marked “Bid for the Pender County Elevated Tank and Wells”. No Bid shall be considered or accepted by Pender County unless at the time of its filing the same shall be accompanied by a Bid Bond in an amount equal to not less than five percent (5%) of the Total Base Bid Amount executed by a corporate surety licensed under the laws of North
Carolina to execute such bonds; conditioned that the surety will upon demand forthwith make payment to Pender County upon said Bond if the Bidder fails to execute the Contract in accordance with the Bid Bond. If upon acceptance of his Bid, a Bidder fails to enter into a Contract with Pender County, the Bid deposit shall be forfeited to and become the property of the Pender County. No Bidder may withdraw his Bid within 60days after the date of Bid opening.

All Contractors are notified that North Carolina Statutory provisions as to licensing of Contractors will be observed in receiving, reading and awarding the Contracts. (Chapter 87 of the North Carolina Statutes)
The License Classification shall be:
Part 1: Public Utilities (Water and Sewer) – Unlimited
Unclassified – Unlimited

The Owner reserves the right to reject any Proposal for failure to comply with any requirements of this Notice or of any of the Contract Documents; however, it may waive any minor defects or informalities at its discretion. The Owner further reserves the right to reject any and all Proposals or to Award the contract, which in its judgment is in the best interest of the Owner.

Invitation to Bid on Water Treatment Chemicals: Ferric Sulfate and Sodium Hydroxide

Pender County has issued an Invitation to Bid # 220511-226 for Water Treatment Chemical Ferric Sulfate and Invitation to Bid # 220511-227 Water Treatment Chemical Sodium Hydroxide. Bidders may bid on one or both chemicals.  A multi-tiered award may be made to a maximum of three (3) Vendors; a primary, secondary and tertiary Vendor for each chemical.  Any questions are due to Trisha Newton at purchasing@pendercountync.gov by May 25th, 2022 at 5pm. Bids are due no later than June 2nd, 2022 at 2pm in the Pender County Utilities front office located at 605 E. Fremont St., Burgaw, NC  28425. Perspective bidders must read the full Invitations to Bid at www.pendercountync.gov and check back periodically for possible Addenda. Prices should be provided per gallon. Pender County reserves the right to reject any or all bids.

Alive After Five Concerts return to Hampstead

HAMPSTEAD – Today Pender County Parks and Recreation announced the 2022 Hampstead Alive After Five concert series lineup.

“We are pleased to continue this concert series in Hampstead, “said Zachary White, Pender County Parks and Recreation supervisor. “The 2021 concert series was well received, and we hope to build on that success this year.”

The free Friday evening concerts will feature live music by:

  • May 20 Carl Newton
  • June 3, Big City
  • June 17, The Cruise Brothers Band
  • July 8, Blackwater Band
  • July 22, The British Invaders

“The concerts will be held at Hampstead Kiwanis Park,” White said.

Hampstead Kiwanis Park is located at, 586 Sloop Point Loop Rd, Hampstead, NC 28443.

All concerts will begin at 6:30 p.m. Attendees are encouraged to bring blankets and chairs to enjoy the entertainment. Various food trucks will be on-site throughout the series. Alcohol and pets are prohibited. All current COVID-19 guidelines will be followed.

For more information, contact Pender County Parks and Recreation at 910-259-1330.

 

DEQ requires Chemours to further expand sampling in the Lower Cape Fear area; Public meeting set for May 9 in Wilmington

Public hearing on NPDES discharge permit for proposed treatment system to be scheduled.

RALEIGH – The Department of Environmental Quality is directing Chemours to further expand drinking water well sampling in New Hanover, Brunswick, Pender and Columbus Counties and to prioritize specific areas for immediate sampling. Chemours is required to provide alternate water supplies based on results as specified by the Consent Order.

After an extensive review of Chemours’ updated interim sampling and drinking water plan and a review of  new groundwater monitoring data in Brunswick, Pender and Columbus counties, DEQ has directed Chemours to take additional steps:

  • Prioritize the identification and expeditious sampling of private wells within ¼ mile of public water distribution lines and sanitary sewer network;
  • Prioritize the identification and expeditious sampling of private wells within ¼ mile of the detections shown in monitoring data provided by NC DEQ;
  • Provide a detailed description of the representative sampling methodology, including justification for any exclusionary criteria;
  • Provide a timeline to expeditiously complete sampling in the four counties; and
  • Increase reporting on the sampling activities from quarterly to monthly.

DEQ will host a public meeting on Monday, May 9, at the Lumina Theatre on the University of North Carolina Wilmington campus to share sampling information and answer questions about well sampling in the Lower Cape Fear River area.

When: Monday, May 9, 2022 – 6:00 p.m.
Where: Lumina Theatre, Fischer Student Center
Note: Please park in Visitor Lot M (4941 Riegel Road)

On November 3, 2021, DEQ determined that Chemours is responsible for groundwater contamination in four downstream counties. The Notice required Chemours to submit a plan to assess of the groundwater contamination in New Hanover County and other affected counties that aligns with the February 2019 Consent Order and develop a drinking water well sampling plan and provide alternate drinking water.

NPDES Permit Public Hearing
In response to public requests, the Division of Water resources will schedule a public hearing on the draft discharge permit for a proposed treatment system at the Chemours facility that would substantially reduce PFAS entering the Cape Fear River via contaminated groundwater from the site. The Consent Order requires Chemours to address this contamination by installing an underground, mile-plus-long barrier wall alongside the Cape Fear River. The proposed wall will intercept contaminated groundwater from the facility before it reaches the river, and a series of extraction wells will pump the captured groundwater to a treatment system required to remove more than 99% of PFAS.

Details on the public hearing will be announced soon with the required 30 days of notice.

Information on the proposed treatment system, the reductions required by the Consent Order, and links to the draft permit documents are available here.

Pender County Planning Board meeting set for May 4 is canceled

BURGAW – The Pender County Planning Board meeting scheduled for May 4 has been canceled. The two agenda items scheduled for consideration at that meeting will be rescheduled to the June 7 meeting.

The June 7 meeting will take place in the Pender County Hampstead Annex Auditorium at 15060 US HWY 17 in Hampstead, beginning at 7 pm.

For more information, please call the Pender County Planning and Community Development Department at 910-259-1202.

In-person early voting starts April 28

Raleigh, N.C. — North Carolina’s 17-day, in-person early voting period begins Thursday, April 28, and ends at 3 p.m. Saturday, May 14.

The State Board of Elections offers the following 10 tips for early voters:

  1. Voters may cast a ballot at any early voting site in their county. For sites and hours in all 100 counties, use the One-Stop Early Voting Sites search tool at ncsbe.gov.
  2. Sample ballots for the primary election are available through the Voter Search tool. For more information on primary candidates for the N.C. Supreme Court and N.C. Court of Appeals, see the State Board’s Judicial Voter Guide: 2022 Primary Election. The State Board does not provide information about candidates for other contests, but some media outlets and advocacy groups do. Many candidates also have websites and social media accounts. Knowing your candidate choices in advance and being familiar with the ballot will help your voting experience go more quickly.
  3. Individuals who missed the regular voter registration deadline on April 22 may register and vote at the same time during the early voting period. Same-day registrants must attest to their eligibility and provide proof of where they live. For more information, visit Register in Person During Early Voting. This is the only option for individuals who missed the regular registration deadline to be able to register and vote in the primary.
  4. When you check in to vote at an early voting site, you may update your name or address within the same county, if necessary. You may not change your party affiliation at an early voting site during a primary election.
  5. Voters who receive an absentee ballot by mail may deliver their completed ballot to an election official at an early voting site in their county. Ballots will be kept securely and delivered to the county board of elections for processing. For more information on returning absentee-by-mail ballots, see Detailed Instructions to Vote By Mail.
  6. Voters who requested an absentee-by-mail ballot but have not yet returned it may choose instead to vote in person during the early voting period or on Election Day, May 17. Voters may discard the by-mail ballot and do not need to bring it to a voting site.
  7. Voters should keep in mind that the busiest early voting days are typically the first two and last two days – April 28–29 and May 13–14 this year.
  8. The State Board asks that all voters respect the rights of others to participate in the election. Intimidating any voter is a crime. Voters who feel harassed or intimidated should notify an election official immediately.
  9. Voters at one-stop early voting sites are entitled to the same assistance as voters at a voting place on Election Day. Curbside voting is available for eligible individuals at all early voting sites. For more information, visit Curbside Voting.
  10. North Carolina law prohibits photographing or videotaping voted ballots. Voters may use electronic devices in the voting booth to access a slate card or candidate information, provided they don’t use the devices to communicate with anyone or take photographs of their ballot.

For more information about early voting, please visit Vote Early in Person.

Pender County Utilities – Pender Commerce Park Water and Sewer Main Extension, Advertisement for Bids # 220425-225

Pender County Utilities – Pender Commerce Park Water & Sewer Main Extension

ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS # 220425-225

 

PUBLIC BID OPENING

Sealed Bids for the construction of the Pender Commerce Park Water & Sewer Main Extension Project will be received, by Pender County at 605 E. Fremont Street, Burgaw, NC on June 1, 2022 until 10:00 a.m. local time, at which time the Bids received will be “publicly” opened and read aloud.

 

PRE-BID CONFERENCE

A virtual pre-bid conference will be held at 10:00 AM local time on May 17, 2022.  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 May 6, 2022 at 2:00 PM 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 9:00 AM local time on May 16, 2022.  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 but is strongly encouraged.

The Project consists of the construction of:

  • Approximately 900 linear feet of 12-inch diameter C900 DR-18 PVC Water Main Distribution Piping
  • Approximately 1,100 linear feet of 4-inch diameter C900 DR-18 PVC Force Main 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 Pender Commerce Park Water & Sewer Main Extension Project.  Contractor is advised and shall meet the following project schedule for execution and completion of the project:

  • Pre-Bid Conference May 17, 2022 10:00 AM local time
  • Public Bid Opening June 1, 2022 10:00 AM local time
  • Notice of Award June 21, 2022
  • Notice to Proceed June 22, 2022

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, 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 25, 2022, at Carolinas Plan Room, 2527 S. 17th Street, Wilmington, NC 28401; online at Carolinas AGC www.cagc.org; and online through the McGraw Hill Construction Plan Room (dodge.construction.com). 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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