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Sealed bids will be received by the Allegany County Commissioners until 3:00 p.m., local time, October 12, 2021, in the County Office Complex, 701 Kelly Road, Suite 407, Cumberland, Maryland 21502 for the Route 36 Waterline Replacement, Contract No. W-50, consisting of the replacement of approximately 1000’ of water line and other miscellaneous work. Bids will then be opened at 3:00 p.m. by the Clerk in Room #100.
Copies of the Contract Specifications and Drawings may be obtained between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. only, excluding Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays, at the Allegany County Department of Public Works upon payment of $100.00 per set payable to the “Allegany County Commissioners.” An additional $20.00 per set will be charged for shipping and handling. Payment for Contract Documents is non-refundable.
The Contract Documents may be examined at the Allegany County Department of Public Works, 701 Kelly Road, Suite 300, Cumberland, Maryland and the Plans Room of Altoona Builders Exchange, Altoona, Pennsylvania. Complete Advertisement for Bids and the Bidder’s List are available on the Allegany County website www.alleganygov.org.
BIDDERS must purchase the contract documents directly from Allegany County to submit a bid for consideration.
Each bidder must furnish with his bid an acceptable bid bond or certified check as bid guarantee, in an amount not less than five (5) percent of the bid, payable to the Allegany County Commissioners.
Separate Performance Bond and Payment Bonds each in the amount of the Contract Price will be required of the successful bidder.
No bidder may withdraw his bid within ninety (90) days after the date of the bid opening. Any Bidder may, at his option, withdraw any bid prior to the actual bid opening.
This project is funded by the United States Department of the Agriculture – Rural Development (USDA-RD).
American Iron and Steel
Section 746 of Title VII of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2017 (Division A – Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2017) and subsequent statutes mandating domestic preference applies an American Iron and Steel Requirement to this project. All iron and steel products used in this project must be produced in the United States. The term “iron and steel products” means the following products made primarily of iron and steel: lined or unlined pipes and fittings, manhole covers and other municipal castings, hydrants, tanks, flanges, pipe clamps and restraints, valves, structural steel, reinforced precast concrete, and Construction Materials.
The following waivers apply to this contract:
Bidders on this work will be required to comply with the President’s Executive order No. 11246 as amended by Executive Order No. 11375 which prohibits discrimination in employment regarding race, creed, color, sex, or national origin. The requirements for Bidders and Contractors under these orders are explained in the Project Specifications. Bidders must comply with Disadvantage Business Enterprise (DBE) requirements described in these documents. The majority contractor is hereby encouraged to divide the contract into smaller tasks to allow MBE’s an opportunity to subcontract this work. Bidders are required to provide written certification that positive efforts were made to utilize small and minority owned businesses.
A pre-bid meeting for the purpose of answering or obtaining answers to questions of parties interested in contracting for the work, will be conducted at the Allegany County Office Building, Commissioners Meeting Room #100, 701 Kelly Road, Cumberland, Maryland at 10:00 a.m. on September 23, 2021. Bidder attendance is encouraged but not mandatory. Please direct any project questions to Jim Webber, P.E., Utilities Division, at 301-777-5942, ext. 208.
The right is reserved, as the interests of Allegany County may require, to reject any and all bids, to waive any informalities in bids received, and to accept or reject any items of any bid.