Notice is hereby given that the Caldwell/West Caldwell Board of Education will be receiving sealed bids at the board offices located at 104 Gray Street (Harrison Building), West Caldwell, New Jersey 07006, for the New Outdoor Courtyard Dining Area for James Caldwell High School.

This project includes site improvements to an internal courtyard to provide new walks, areas for tables, new ramps, and alternates for fabric sails and posts, or permanent canopies, an irrigation system, and all associated work shown on the drawings and in the specifications.

Contractors interested in visiting the school in person may make arrangements with Mr. Chris Marcell, Director of Buildings & Grounds @ 973-228-1724. A pre-bid meeting will be held on-site on April 28, 2021 at 1:00 PM.

A copy of the bid instructions, bid forms, and specifications may be inspected at the offices of FKA Architects during business hours, (between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.) except Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. Electronic Plans will be available on Monday April 19, 2021 and may be purchased for a non-refundable fee of $100.00 CERTIFIED CHECK, CASH OR MONEY ORDER ONLY. Further information may be obtained by calling FKA Architects at 201-644-0505, or online at tk@fkarch.com.

All bidders must use and complete all bid forms and must comply with every requirement contained in the instructions and specifications. Bids are to be marked in a sealed envelope and delivered to Deborah Muscara with the name of the project, “New Courtyard Dining Area for James Caldwell High School”, plainly marked on the front of the envelope.  Every bid must be accompanied by a certified check or a bid bond in the amount of ten percent (10%) of the bid, but not in excess of $20,000.00.

Bidders are required to comply with the requirements of N.J.S.A. 10:2-1 et seq., “The Law Against Discrimination” and Affirmative Action, N.J.S.A. 10:5-31 et seq. and N.J.A.C. 17:27-1.1. et seq.

All bidders and their subcontractors shall be registered with the New Jersey Department of Labor, pursuant to the Public Works Contractor Registration Act, N.J.S.A. 34:11-56.48 et seq. All bids must be accompanied by a Certificate issued by the New Jersey Department of Labor, pursuant to the Public Works Contractor Registration Act to the Bidder and all subcontractors.

Pursuant to P.L. 2004 c.57 (N.J.S.A. 52:32-44) all bids must be accompanied by a New Jersey Business Registration Certificate issued by the New Jersey Department of Treasury, Division of Revenue.  The Bidder must include its own Business Registration Certificate and all subcontractors.

No bidder who is on the State Treasurer’s, the SDA’s or the Federal Government’s List of Debarred, Suspended or Disqualified Bidders shall be eligible to bid on this project.

Bids must be submitted to Caldwell/West Caldwell Board of Education no later than 2:00 p.m. May 12, 2021 All bids will be opened and read to the public at that time by the School Business Administrator at the board offices.  No bid may be withdrawn for a period of sixty (60) days from the opening of the bids.

The Caldwell/West Caldwell Board of Education reserves the right to reject any or all bids and waive any informality in the bidding process in accordance with the law if it is in the best interest of the Board of Education.  The contract, if awarded, shall be awarded to the lowest responsible bidder whose bid is responsive in all material respects to the bid requirements.  No bid shall be deemed accepted until the adoption of a formal resolution by the Caldwell/West Caldwell Board of Education.

Bid Due Date

May 12, 2021     2:00 pm Debora Muscara Interim Business Administrator Caldwell / West Caldwell School District 104 Gray Street (Harrison Building), West Caldwell, NJ 07006

Pre–Bid Meeting & Walk–Through

April 28, 2021     1:00 pm James Caldwell High School 265 Westville Ave., West Caldwell, NJ 07006

Bid Package

$100.00 CASH, CERTIFIED CHECK or MONEY ORDER ONLY payable to FKA Architects.

Plan Holder’s List

Contractors

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