Sealed bids will be received by the CITY OF MARIETTA/BOARD OF LIGHTS AND WATER, at the PURCHASING DEPARTMENT, 1ST FLOOR, CITY HALL, MARIETTA, GEORGIA 30060 until:
Friday, July 16, 2021, 10:00 A.M., Local Time
for the furnishing of all materials, labor, tools, skills, equipment and incidentals necessary for the construction of:
CITY OF MARIETTA/BOARD OF LIGHTS AND WATER
POWDER SPRINGS STREET IMPROVEMENTS
SANDTOWN ROAD TO REYNOLDS STREET
WATER AND SANITARY SEWER RELOCATION
at which time and place the bids will be publicly opened and read aloud. Bids received after the designated time will not be considered. The Owner of the project is the City of Marietta / Board of Lights and Water. The Engineer of Record for the project is Atkins North America.
The principal items of construction are the following:
280 LF - 10” DIP Water Main and Appurtenances
240 LF - 6” DIP Water Main and Appurtenances
Relocation of Hydrants, Meter Vaults, and Meter Boxes
Bidders shall inform themselves concerning Georgia Laws, and comply with same.
The Owner may make such investigations as he deems necessary to determine the ability of the bidder to perform the work, and the bidder shall furnish to the Owner all such information and data for this purpose as the Owner may request. The Owner reserves the right to reject any bid if the evidence submitted by, or investigation of, such Bidder fails to satisfy the Owner that such Bidder is properly qualified to carry out the obligations of the contract and to complete the work contemplated therein. Conditional bids will not be accepted.
If the Contract is awarded, it will be awarded to the lowest Bidder whose evaluation by Owner indicates to Owner that the award will be in the best interests of the project. The Owner shall have complete discretion in making this determination and may consider factors such as, but not limited to the following:
(a) Unit bid prices of various items as they relate to total bid price.
(b) Proximity of the Bidder's permanent place of business as it may relate to Bidder's responsiveness in carrying out the contract.
(c) Litigation record of the Bidder.
(d) Satisfactory completion of similar projects.
(e) Resources pertaining to management, personnel and equipment.
(f) Financial history, credit rating and current resources.
Plans, specifications and contract documents are open to public inspection at the office of ATKINS, 192 Anderson Street, Suite 225, Marietta, Georgia, 30060. Contact at Atkins for this project is Bob Bartlett, PE, (770) 933-0280. One contract shall be awarded covering all the work, and maximum time for completion shall not exceed 570 consecutive calendar days from starting date specified in the Notice to Proceed (NTP). While the contract shall stipulate that the time allowed for final completion of all phases of the project is 570 calendar days, there shall be intermediate deadlines for the various phases of the project. Please refer to the article entitled Time for Completion and Liquidated Damages in Section 00101 for further direction regarding the intermediate deadlines for each of the phases of the project. In summary, time for substantial completion is 90 days, time for final completion is 510 days (meant to coincide with roadway completion), time for punch list completion after roadwork is 540 days, and time for construction contract closeout is 570 days. These days are all measured from the initial date for the Notice to Proceed.
Plans and contract documents may be obtained from ATKINS, Marietta, Georgia upon deposit of $200.00. No refund will be made. The check or money order shall be made payable to ATKINS NORTH AMERICA. Cash is not accepted. Only a bid submitted by a Contractor on record with the Engineer as having received plans and bid documents from the Engineer will be opened.
Each bid must be accompanied by a cashier's check or certified check on a duly organized bank made payable to the City of Marietta/Board of Lights of Water or a bidding bond executed by the bidder, and surety company authorized to transact business in the State of Georgia, in the sum of not less than five percent (5%) of the total amount of the bid.
Any questions or comments concerning this Request for Bids should be addressed to the Engineer of Record at the address shown above. All questions must be submitted in writing to Atkins at least seven days prior to the date fixed for the opening of bids.
CITY OF MARIETTA/
BOARD OF LIGHTS AND WATER
Rick Churbock, CPPB – Purchasing Supervisor
(Ad to appear in MDJ on 6/18, 6/25, 7/2, and 7/9)