REBID OF Pender County Additional Courthouse HVAC, Invitation to Bid # 221024-234

 RE-Advertisement:    Pender County is replacing the cooling tower as well as HVAC unit and exhaust for the public restrooms on the North end of the building.  THE GRANT FUNDED PROJECT FUNDS WILL HAVE TO BE UTILIZED BY JUNE 30, 2023.  PROVISIONS DUE TO SUPPLY CHAIN ISSUES MUST BE COORIDINATED CLOSELY WITH THE OWNER REPRESENTATIVE.

Pender County invites North Carolina Licensed Contractors to review the full ITB, as well as Technical Specifications and Plans exhibits provided by Cheatham and Associates Engineers available here.

Contractors must have proper license under the State laws governing their respective trades and that North Carolina General Statute 87 will be observed.

Pender County point of contact for this bid is Trisha Newton, Purchasing Manager, and can be reached by phone:  (910) 259-1281 or email:  Questions must be submitted via email no later than Friday, December 2, 2022 at 8:00am EST.  An addendum will be issued providing all questions submitted and the County’s answers same day.  This project will be bid and awarded in accordance with North Carolina G.S. 143-129.  Performance and Payment Bonds ARE REQUIRED.  IT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF PROSPECTIVE BIDDERS TO CHECK PENDER COUNTY’S WEBSITE ( FOR ADDENDA INFORMATION PRIOR TO SUBMITTING BIDS.

Contractors shall submit a Single-Prime Lump-Sum bid for the PENDER COUNTY COURTHOUSE ADDITIONAL HVAC PROJECT: located at 100 South Wright Street, Burgaw, North Carolina 28425.  Sealed bids will be received at the Pender County Administration Building, Finance Office, 805 South Walker Street, Burgaw, NC 28425 until 11:00 am EST on Monday, December 5, 2022.  Bids sent through the US Postal service shall be mailed to PO Box 1578, Burgaw, NC  28425.  Bid Packages shall be sealed and labeled on the outside “Pender County Courthouse – Additional HVAC, ITB # 221024-234, December 5, 2022, Attention:  Trisha Newton, Purchasing, (Name of Contractor Submitting Bid), (Contractor’s License Number)”.   Pender County reserves the right to waive minor defects and to reject any or all bids.  Once submitted, no bid may be withdrawn after the opening of bids for a period of 30 days.


The original Invitation to Bid is posted here.

Pender County Offices closed for Thanksgiving Holiday

BURGAW- Pender County government offices will close Nov. 23-25 in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday. Offices will reopen Monday, Nov. 28.

Pender County Convenience Centers and the Hampstead Transfer Station will close on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 24, and will reopen Friday for their normal working hours.

Photo contest open to local youth

Each year, the Dairy Photo Contest allows youth to put their creative talents to use to develop a message about the dairy industry for the consumer public. In designing and developing the project, youth learn a great deal about the dairy industry.

For 2022, photo project submissions will be used to celebrate Dairy throughout the Holiday season. They will be shared through social media in celebration of Dairy during the Holidays by NC State Dairy Extension and The Dairy Alliance. Youth ages 9-19 may compete in one of 3 age divisions for cash prizes awarded by The Dairy Alliance.

  1. Competition in this contest will be conducted on an individual basis in Division I (9-12 years
    of age), Division II (13-15 years of age), and Division III (16-19 years of age) at the county
    and state level. Youth in Division IV (5-8 years of age) may participate on a non-competitive
    basis at the county level only.
    2. Entries can be a singular photo or incorporate up to 3 photos (collage). Entries with multiple
    photos can be mounted on poster board. All projects whether an individual photo or collage
    should be submitted electronically as an 8×10 image as .jpeg files.
    3. Photos MUST NOT contain copyright material such as cartoon characters, etc. Photos also
    should not contain any personal identifiers or information (including farm names), without
    written permission of the owner.
    4. All photos submitted must be the original work by youth entrant and will be accompanied by
    a photo copyright release form (attached below). Winning photos will be shared online by
    The Dairy Alliance and NC State Dairy Extension.
    5. Photos must have been displayed at least once in a public place or shared through social
    media in the county.

Entries are due Monday, December 12, 2022.  Please contact Traci Spencer, Pender Co. 4-H Agent for details.

Photo above, taken by Tristan Grover for the 2021 Dairy Photo Contest. He was awarded 2nd place in his age division.



Board of Elections meetings

The Pender County Board of Elections will have a Meeting Thursday, Nov. 17, 2022, at the Board of Elections Office at 6 p.m. for the purpose of a supplemental absentee and provisional ballot review.

The Pender County Board of Elections will meet on Nov. 18 at 11 a.m. to Canvass (certify) election results at the office, 807 W. Walker St. in Burgaw.

 Settlement ends Chemours challenge of permit to reduce PFAS entering the Cape Fear River

RALEIGH- An agreement signed today ends litigation without changing the discharge permit issued to Chemours for the treatment of contaminated groundwater to significantly reduce PFAS entering the Cape Fear River.  

The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) and Cape Fear Public Utility Authority (CFPUA) reached an agreement with Chemours to end the litigation over the permit issued by DEQ on September 15, 2022. Last month, Chemours filed a petition to challenge the permit. CFPUA intervened to support the permit.

Today’s agreement does not change the final permit conditions and includes measures by which Chemours will proceed toward compliance with the final PFAS permit limits. Those limits take effect six months after discharge from the treatment system begins. In the agreement, Chemours agrees to take specific steps and provide monthly reports on its progress during the six-month optimization period.  Chemours also agrees to dismiss its petition for a contested case hearing on the permit.

The National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit for the treatment system is part of the larger barrier wall remediation project to substantially reduce PFAS entering the Cape Fear River and impacting downstream communities.  Currently, contaminated groundwater from the facility site flows untreated directly into the Cape Fear River. This project is designed to reduce the largest ongoing source of PFAS at the Chemours facility that contaminates the river and reaches downstream water intakes. The project must be operational by March 15, 2023, under the terms of the Consent Order.  DEQ expects Chemours to take necessary actions to comply with the permit conditions and the Consent Order and meet its obligations to clean up the PFAS contamination impacting thousands of residents in at least eight counties and provide them with alternate water.  DEQ will continue to hold Chemours accountable for the cleanup and for preventing future impacts to North Carolinians.

The agreement is available online here.

Board of Commissioners approved multiple properties, all wooded lots, for auction on GovDeals Opens in new window

The Board of Commissioners approved multiple properties, all wooded lots, for auction on GovDeals in the November 7, 2022 meeting. Pender County’s Auctions will be administered by GovDeals, an online auction service specializing in surplus government property liquidation. GovDeals will collect fees as outlined on each auction that will be passed on to the buyer.  All auctions are open to the public and there is no cost to register.   The general rules can be found here.  The County encourages all citizens to view surplus and bid on items of interest.  Auctions end in 30 days on December 9th, 2022.  View each auction for specific closing times.

Click here to view auctions on properties approved for sale on November 7th, 2022.


Andy Devane | Asset Manager
Pender County Finance Office

Pender Soil and Water Conservation District seeks bids for Recovery Debris Removal

Pender Soil and Water is soliciting contractors and professional firms to perform the removal of stream debris in several locations in Pender County.  The planned work areas are referenced in maps that are part of the full bid package.  There will not be a group site showing for these projects, however, all bidding contractors are required to make a mandatory site visit to the areas and will have to sign a statement to verify.

Work must be completed according to the woody debris removal guidelines titled “Incremental effects of large woody debris removal of physical aquatic habitat”, the streamflow rehabilitation assistance program–debris removal and processing recommendations (GS 139-65), and the STRAP recommendations on permits for STRAP.  Pender Soil and Water will require that the debris be places outside of the stream along stream bank and on the same side that it originated.

Bids must clearly state the total price for completing the contract, not a price per foot.  Lengths referenced in this notice and on the project map are approximate and will not be used to determine payment or project completion.  Sealed bid sheets must be received no later than THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2022 by 3 pm.  Mark outside of envelope with “Pender Soil and Water Conservation District Storm Debris project” and deliver to Pender Soil and Water Conservation District Office, 801 S. Walker St., Burgaw, NC  28425.  Please include reference letters or other documentation of prior work experience.  Questions regarding woody debris removal bid package should be directed to Pender Soil and Water Conservation District Office Staff at 910-259-9123, ext. 3.  Bids will be publicly opened and read aloud on Friday, December 2, 2022 at 9am.

Click here to view the full bid package.



USDA Site Assessment and Geotechnical Engineering Services for the Pender County Health and Human Services Building, RFQ # 221025-236

Pender County Government is seeking qualifications from a firm to conduct a USDA Environmental Site Assessment and Geotechnical engineering for services related to the site for the new Pender County Health and Human Services Building.  Pender County waives the Mini-Brooks Act and therefore also requests a proposal for pricing of the services as outlined in the RFQ.  The full report resulting from award of the contract shall be completed by February 20, 2023.

Click here to view the full RFQ.  Questions about this RFQ shall be directed to Trisha Newton, Purchasing Manager, at and are due by November 15, 2022 at 12noon.  Answers to questions will be provided via an Addendum.

 Pender County Government will be accepting sealed responses from experienced firms interested in providing Environmental Site Assessment and Geotechnical services no later than December 5, 2022, at 12:00 pm. There will not be a public bid opening.  Responses should be submitted to in person or by FedEx/UPS/courier to 805 S. Walker Street, Burgaw, NC  28425.  Responses sent by US Mail should be submitted to PO Box 1578, Burgaw, NC  28425.  Pender County reserves the right to waive formalities in any response and to reject any or all responses.

RFQ # 221025-236.  An Addendum has been issued to provide soil boring locations and soils report requirements.  Click here to view RFQ # 221025-236 Addendum 1.

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