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Posted on: October 25, 2023

Southside East Phases III/IV Site Preparation - Invitation to Bid

INVITATION TO BID

Project: Southside East Phase III/IV Site Preparation 

Owner: McCormack Baron Salazar Development Inc. As Agent for City of Durham 

Attention: Richard Valzonis
City of Durham
Community Development Department
516 Rigsbee Avenue
Durham, NC 27701
(919) 560-4570, ext. 22226
[email protected]

Date: October 25, 2023 

The City of Durham will open sealed formal Bids submitted by Bidders at 2:00 p.m., Monday, December 4, 2023, for Project: Southside East Phase III/IV Site Preparation in the Community Development Department Conference Room, 516 Rigsbee Avenue, Durham, NC. 

The Project, bound by Roxboro, Piedmont and Memphis Streets in Durham, North Carolina, serves Phases III and IV of the future development of the Lofts at Southside consisting of approximately 5 acres and involves the installation of erosion and sedimentation controls, and site preparation. 

Beginning Wednesday, October 25, 2023, the Project Manual including Bidding Documents, Contract Documents, and Technical Specifications, along with Drawings, may be viewed and downloaded, free of charge, from the City of Durham, Finance Department website under Purchasing: https://www.durhamnc.gov/bids.aspx.

City of Durham Standards, Specifications, and Standards Details may be downloaded at: https://durhamnc.gov/3626/Construction-Standards.

Bidders are encouraged to attend the non-mandatory pre-Bid conference at 3:00 p.m., Tuesday, November 14, 2023, in the Community Development Department Conference Room located at 516 Rigsbee Avenue, Durham, NC. 

Each Bidder must be licensed under Chapter 87 of the North Carolina General Statutes. The City Council of the City of Durham reserves the right to reject any or all of the Bids. All Bids must include a non-collusion affidavit. 

To ensure that all Bidders using the Purchasing Bid Page are kept up to date on any Addenda, changes, or information notices, please send an e-mail to [email protected] indicating your intention to prepare a Bid for the Project. Failure to complete this step may render your Bid as non-responsive. 

The City of Durham requires the Project to be completed in 180 calendar days from date of Notice to Proceed. 

No Bid shall be considered or accepted unless at the time of its filing the same shall be accompanied by a deposit of cash or a certified or cashier's check drawn on a bank or trust company insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), in an amount equal to five percent (5%) of the amount of the Bid. The check shall be made payable to the City of Durham. Said deposit shall guarantee that the Contract will be entered into by the successful Bidder if the award is made. Such deposit of cash or certified or cashier's check may be held by the City until the successful Bidder has executed and delivered the Contract Documents, including performance and payment bond, to the City of Durham and returned or kept in accordance with North Carolina General Statute 143-129. 

Refer to other Bidding requirements described in Document 00 21 15 and Document 00 31 00. 

In lieu of the cash deposit or certified or cashier’s check mentioned above, the Bidder may file a Bid bond in the same amount executed by a corporate surety authorized to execute such bonds in North Carolina and conditioned as provided by North Carolina General Statute 143-129 and in the form attached to the Bidding Documents (see Appendix F) or on file with the Engineer. Bid bond forms enclosed as part of the Bidding Documents must be properly executed at the time Bids are submitted before Bid will be considered. Properly executed Power of Attorney of the corporate surety's agent shall accompany such bond and be attached to the page provided therefore in the Bidding Documents. 

Bids shall be submitted under a condition of irrevocability, except as required by law, for a period of ninety (90) days after Bid opening. 

The City of Durham reserves the right to accept or reject any or all Bids.

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