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Borough of Allentown
NOTICE TO BIDDERS

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Borough of Allentown will receive bids on Wednesday, June 12, 2024 at 11:00 A.M. in the Allentown Borough Municipal Building, 8 North Main Street, Allentown, New Jersey 08501 for the Improvements to Broad Street, Hamilton Street, Waker Avenue, and Church Street Project. Bids are to be submitted by way of USPS, UPS, FedEx, other delivery services or drop off. The bids will be opened on Wednesday, June 12, 2024 at 11:00 a.m. and will be open to the public.  

Work includes but is not limited to 700 CY of Test Pits (for water service investigation), 1 Unit Tree Removal, 4 Units Inlet Frame and Bicycle Safe Grate, 3 Units Type ‘N’ Eco Curb Piece, 1 Unit Precast Type B Inlet, 1 Unit Precast Doghouse Manhole, 115 LF 12” HDPE Storm Pipe, 2 Units Sanitary Manhole Frame and Cover, 1306 LF 6” DIP Water Main, 2 Units Fire Hydrant Assembly, 1000 LF 1” Type ‘K’ Copper Water Service, 3000 LF 3/4” Type ‘K’ Water Service, 25 Units Curb Valve and Box, 4 Units 6” Gate Valve, 3 Units Insertion Valves, 1 Unit Wet Tap and Valve, 1625 LF 6”x8”x18” Concrete Vertical Curb, 310 SY Concrete Sidewalk, 105 SY HMA Driveway, 3050 SY HMA Milling, 425 Ton HMA 9.5M64, site restoration, and other incidentals.

Bids must be submitted to the Borough Clerk, or her representative, no later than Wednesday, June 12, 2024 at 11:00 A.M. Specifications and other information, prepared by Carmela Roberts, P.E., C.M.E. of Roberts Engineering Group, LLC have been filed in the office of the Engineer at 1670 Whitehorse-Hamilton Square Road, Hamilton, New Jersey (609) 586-1141 and may be purchased at the cost of $130.00. Bids will be opened on Wednesday, June 12, 2024 at 11:00 A.M.

Bid packages will be purchased during business hours only on Tuesdays and Thursdays or will be provided by way of FedEx or USPS delivery. Contact Roberts Engineering Group, LLC by phone (609-586-1141) during regular business hours, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., to provide account information and coordinate purchase and delivery of the bid package. Checks must be made payable to Roberts Engineering Group, LLC. Bids shall be submitted on the form(s) provided and shall be in accordance with the specifications contained in the Instructions to Bidders and other bidding documents. In order to assure that all potential bidders receive the complete bid documentation, as well as any amendments, modifications or supplements thereto, bid documentation must be obtained only from the Borough Engineer Carmela Roberts, P.E., C.M.E. of Roberts Engineering Group, LLC, 1670 Whitehorse Hamilton Square Road, Hamilton, New Jersey 08690 by registering with the Borough Engineer and paying the required documentation fee. Failure to follow this procedure for registration and receipt of documentation in submitting a bid will result in the bid being deemed incomplete, and therefore will be rejected. Bidders are required to comply with the requirements of the Local Public Contracts Law, the Prevailing Wage Act, the requirements of P. L. 1975, c.127, and N.J.S.A. 10:5-31et seq. and N.JA.C. 17:27-1.1 et seq., Affirmative Action, and all requirements as set forth in the Instructions to Bidders.  At the time a bid is submitted, the bidder shall submit a copy of its Business Registration Certificate.

Please submit your bids on the standard bid proposal forms, in the manner designated and must be received in sealed opaque envelopes, bearing the name and address of the bidder and the name of the project on the outside; addressed to the Borough Clerk, Borough of Allentown and must be accompanied by a Non-Collusion Affidavit and a bid bond or certified check for not less than ten percent (10%) of the amount of the bid, providing that said check or bid bond need not be more than $20,000.00 nor shall not be less than $500.00, and be delivered at the place and on or before the hour named above.

This contract or subcontract is expected to be funded in part with funds from the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and the New Jersey [Environmental Infrastructure Trust] Infrastructure Bank. Neither the State of New Jersey, the New Jersey [Environmental Infrastructure Trust] Infrastructure Bank nor any of their departments, agencies or employees is, or will be, a party to this contract or subcontract or any lower tier contract or subcontract. This contract or subcontract is subject to the provisions of NJAC 7:22-3, 4, 5, 9 and 10. Per NJAC 7:22-3.17(g), all applicable surety bonds required in connection with the advertisement and award of building contracts or sub-agreements must be written by a surety company listed on the Federal Treasury List (Department Circular 570)—Surety Companies Acceptable on Federal Bonds), incorporated herein by reference. The successful bidder must comply with all the provisions of N.J.A.C. 7:22-9.1et seq., for the participation of small business enterprises owned and controlled by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals (SED’s) and must comply with the Project Plan developed by the project sponsor fulfilling SED utilization.  The contractor will be required to comply with all requirements of the funding.

In accordance with the provisions of NJSA 58:11B-26, NJAC 7:22-3.17(a)24 and 4.17(a)24, the contractor (subcontractor) shall comply with all the provisions of NJAC 7:22-9.

In the event revisions or addenda to the documents are required, the owner shall transmit a Notice of Revision or addenda to advertisements or bid documents no less than 7 working days prior to bid opening as found in N.J.S.A. 40A:11-23.

Pursuant to P.L. 2010 c. 108, a bidder may request that its bid be withdrawn due to a “mistake” on the part of the bidder, as defined in the Law.  Otherwise, no bids may be withdrawn for a period of sixty (60) days after the date and time set for the opening of the bids.  The Borough reserves the right to reject any or all bids, or accept a bid which, in its judgment, best serves the interest of the Borough.

N.J.A.C. 17:44-2.2 requires Contractors to maintain all documents related to the contract for five years from the date of final payment and to make them available to the Comptroller’s office upon request. Any awarded Contractor shall maintain all documentation related to products, transactions, or services under this contract for a period of five years from the date of final payment. Such records shall be made available to the New Jersey Office of the State Comptroller upon request.

The contract will be awarded to the lowest responsible, responsive bidder found in N.J.S.A. 40A:11-16(c).

Laurie A. Roth, MAS, RMC, CMR, CPM
Borough Administrator/Clerk