Deadline: Wednesday, August 4, 2021

Notice is hereby given that the Public Works Committee of the Board of County Commissioners of the County of Salem will receive sealed Bids for the “Replacement of Jesse bridge, county bridge no. 1701-274 Gershal Avenue, local road over muddy run and Deer Pen Park Riparian Mitigation, block: 1101, lot 21 in Pittsgrove Township for the County of Salem” in accordance with the Plans and Specifications, therefore.

Plans and Specifications for this Project are on file in the Office of the Salem County Engineer, 110 Fifth Street, Suite 600, Salem, New Jersey 08079. Plans and Specifications may be inspected during regular business hours, Monday to Friday, 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM.  If you intend to appear in person to pick up Plans and Specifications for this Project  you MUST call the Salem County Engineer’s Office at (856) 935-7510 extension 8549 one (1) day in advance in order to be registered to enter the building. During the call you will be asked a series of questions that must be answered prior to being approved for building access. Be advised you MUST wear a face mask to enter the building and you will be required to submit to a temperature check. You will be permitted only into the Lobby to pick up the Plans and Specifications from the Sheriff’s Officer stationed at the door. Copies of the Plans and Specifications will be distributed upon proper request to the County Engineering Office via phone (856) 935-7510 extension 8549 or e-mail request to .

Bids must be submitted on standard proposal forms in the manner designed within the specifications. Bids must be submitted in sealed envelopes bearing the name and address of the Bidder on the outside along with the Project being bid.

Bids will be opened and read in public at the Salem County Offices, 110 Fifth Street, Conference Room 400a, Salem, New Jersey 08079 on Wednesday,  August  4, 2021 At 1:00 PM, prevailing time.  All Bids must be received on or before the scheduled time.  Salem County is not responsible for late delivery of Bids.  Late Bids will not be considered.  Bids must be accompanied by a Certified Check for Ten Percent (10%) of the amount Bid, or an acceptable Bid Bond. A Consent Of Surety from an approved Surety Company must also be submitted with the Bid.

Suppliers are hereby put on notice that Prevailing Wage Rates Chapter 150; and Chapter 33 of Public Laws of 1977 will be enforced in this Contract.  Bidders are required to comply with the requirements of P.L. 1975 c. 127.  Right is reserved to reject all Bids received and to limit purchases to funds available, in accordance with applicable law.

Bids are being solicited through a Fair and Open process in accordance with N.J.S.A. 19:44A-20.4, et seq.

In lieu of dropping off Bid documents in person we strongly request you use the US Postal System – Certified Mail, “Fed Ex”, “UPS” or other mail delivery service that will be able to confirm receipt of delivery. Salem County continues to receive mail and deliveries on a daily basis. If you intend to appear in person to drop off the Bid document, you MUST call the Salem County Engineer’s Office at (856) 935-7510 extension 8549 one (1) day in advance in order to be registered to enter the building.

Be advised you MUST wear a face mask to enter the building and you will be required to submit to a temperature check.  You will be permitted only into the Lobby to drop off Bid documents to the Sheriff’s Officer stationed at the door.

Important Information Relative To The Bid Opening

At the present time Salem County has decided NOT to postpone or cancel the receipt of Bids.  We are closely monitoring the evolution of the COVID-19 Pandemic and will issue an addendum should any change be necessary in our Bid acceptance schedule or process.  N.J.S.A. 40A:11-23 requires Salem County to conduct a physical “public opening” despite the Governor’s Executive Orders. Salem County will offer a public space at 110 5th Street, Conference Room 400a that enables us to adhere to the “Social Distancing” mandates that may be in place at the time of the Bid opening.  However, in order to safeguard all parties involved, we have restricted public access to our buildings and require ALL visitors to call in advance and schedule time with the Engineer’s Office in order to gain access to our Facility.  This includes dropping off Bid documents and attendance in person at Bid openings.

In the interest of providing the most flexibility to interested parties and to adhere to the “Social Distancing” directives, Salem County will also provide the availability for all interested parties to participate in the Bid opening by conference call.  Ten (10) minutes before the scheduled opening, we will open a toll-free phone line that you will be able to access by calling 605-313-4433. When prompted enter access code 237016#.  Before the Bid opening you will be asked to state your name and organization so it can be recorded on the sign-in sheet and you will be noted as participating remotely.

If  you  chose  to  attend the Bid opening in person you assume all risk for  any potential exposures.  If you plan to attend the Bid opening in person you MUST call the Salem County Engineer’s Office (856) 935-7510 extension 8549 no later than Tuesday, August 3, 2021 at 1:00 PM.  At that time, you will be asked a series of questions prior to being registered to gain entry to the building. Be advised you MUST wear a mask to enter the building and you will be required to submit to a temperature check.  You will have limited access only to Conference Room #400a for the Bid opening.  No other access throughout the building will be permitted.

By order of the Public Works Committee of the Salem County Board of County Commissioners.

Edward Ramsay, Chairman
Public Works Committee

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