NOTICE TO BIDDERS

Notice is hereby given that sealed bids will be received by the Salem County Board of Chosen Freeholders, for the Salem Branch Short Line Railroad – Phase 8 Railroad Rehabilitation, Borough of Woodstown, Salem County, New Jersey, Contract No. 2018-1, and will be opened and read in public at the Salem County Engineer’s Office, 110 Fifth Street, Suite 600, Salem, New Jersey 08079 on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 at 2:00 P.M., prevailing time.

The work includes the furnishing of all labor, material and equipment necessary or required to complete all work set forth in these Specifications and shown on the Plans for the complete removal and replacement of approximately 2,600 linear feet of railroad bed, including new ballast, ties, and Certified Class I relay rail or Industrial Quality rail continuously welded on-site, geo-grid reinforcement, anchors and switch stand, and other related work.

Plans, Specifications and forms of bid for the proposed work prepared by the Alaimo Group, Municipal Engineer, have been filed in the office of said ENGINEER, at 200 High Street, Mount Holly, New Jersey, and may be inspected by prospective bidders during the regular business hours. Bidders will be furnished with a copy of the Specifications, Plans and Proposal by the ENGINEER at the cost of preparation thereof, $50.00, nonrefundable; plus $10.00 postage and handling if mailed. Checks shall be made payable to the ALAIMO GROUP.

Site visits may be arranged by contacting Steven Schalick, Director, Salem County Transportation and Rail at 856-678-8777 between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 4:00 P.M., Monday through Friday.

This project is funded in whole or in part with funds provided by the New Jersey Department of Transportation under the Transportation Trust Fund. Awards shall be made subject to approval of the New Jersey Department of Transportation.

Bids must be made on the standard Proposal form in the manner designated therein and must be enclosed in a sealed envelope bearing the name and address of the bidder, and the name of the project on the outside, addressed to the Salem County Board of Chosen Freeholders, and must be accompanied by a Certified Check, Bid Bond or Cashier’s Check drawn to the order of the Salem County Board of Chosen Freeholders for ten percent (10%) of the total amount bid, provided said security need not be more than $20,000.00. All bid guarantees shall be accompanied by an executed consent from an approved surety company, licensed to conduct business in the State of New Jersey, agreeing to furnish the required Performance and Maintenance Bond upon the award of contract.

The signed Proposal forms and bid security must be delivered to the place and on or before the hour named above. The accepted bidder must sign the contract within ten (10) days after the Notice of Award or forfeit his bid security. Bid securities will be returned to all but the three

apparent lowest responsible bidders. All other bid securities will be returned within three days after awarding and signing of the contract and approval of the Contractor’s Performance Bond, Saturdays, Sundays, and Holidays excepted.

This contract is subject to the provisions of the New Jersey Local Public Contracts Law, N.J.S.A. 40A:11-1, et. seq.

Bidders are required to comply with the requirements of N.J.S.A. 10:5-31 et seq. and N.J.A.C. 17:27, Affirmative Action Regulations.

Sealed bids for this project are being solicited through a fair and open process in accordance with N.J.S.A. 19:44A-20.4 et seq.

The right is reserved to reject any or all Proposals, in whole or in part, or to make awards to such bidder or bidders who, in the judgment of the Salem County Board of Chosen Freeholders is the lowest responsible bidder and to waive such informalities as may be permitted by law.

BY ORDER OF THE SALEM COUNTY BOARD OF CHOSEN FREEHOLDERS

Honorable Melissa DeCastro
Director

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