Solicitation of Bids
All solicitation for bids will be advertised in accordance with N.J.S.A. 19:44A:20.4 et. seq. and published in the Authority's official newspaper and listed here.

Bids are being accepted for the following solicitation:

SOUTH MONMOUTH REGIONAL SEWERAGE AUTHORITY
NOTICE TO BIDDERS

Sealed bids will be received by the South Monmouth Regional Sewerage Authority, Belmar, New Jersey for the Co-Gen Resiliency Upgrades Project.

Proposals will be received up until 10:00 A. M. on November 28, 2017 at the Authority office located 1235 18th Avenue, Belmar, New Jersey, 07719.

The project includes the furnishing and installation of a new dual-fuel 315 kW internal combustion engine and associated generator and controls as well as upgrading the existing two (2) 140 kW internal combustion engine generators for dual fuel capability and increased electrical generation capacity to 160 kW each.  The project also includes the replacement of the engine dump radiators for the existing 140 kW internal combustion engines with new radiators, upgrading and reprogramming of the existing Biogas Conditioning and Compression System to incorporate new cogeneration system operating protocols, new monitoring and radio communication system to include remote monitoring capabilities for the existing cogeneration system and Biogas Conditioning and Compression System and data transmission to the plant’s existing SCADA system and installation of all new structural, mechanical, electrical, instrumentation and all other incidental work to complete the project as specified herein and as shown on the Drawings.

Contract Documents and Plans for the proposed work, prepared by the firm of T&M Associates, Consulting and Municipal Engineers are on file at the T&M Associates office on Eleven Tindall Road, Middletown, New Jersey 07748, and may be inspected by prospective bidders during business hours. Bidders will be furnished with a copy of the contract documents and plans by the Engineer upon proper notice and payment of a nonrefundable charge of $100.00 to defray the cost thereof.

Contractors are invited to participate in a non-mandatory pre-bid meeting and inspection of the combined heat and power system located at the Authority’s wastewater treatment plant facility.  Meeting time will begin at 10 a.m. sharp on November 1, 2017 at the Authority office located 1235 18th Avenue, Belmar, New Jersey, 07719. Although the pre-bid meeting is non-mandatory, attendance at the meeting is encouraged.

Proposals must be made on standard proposal forms in the manner designated and required by the specifications. Bids will be returned unopened to any Bidder who has not purchased Contract Documents from the Engineer.

No bidder may withdraw their Bid for a period of sixty calendar days after the actual date of the opening of the Bids except in accordance with the provisions of N.J.S.A. 40A:11-23.3 whereby a Bidder may request to withdraw his Bid Packet due to a mistake on the part of the Bidder. This request must be made within five (5) Working Days after the opening of the Bid Packets. “Mistake” shall have the same meaning as provided in N.J.S.A. 40A:11-2 which is “a clerical error that is an unintentional and substantial computational error or unintentional omission of a substantial quantity of labor, material, or both, from the final Bid Proposal computation”.

The successful bidder must furnish a 100-percent Performance Bond with a surety company licensed in the State of New Jersey, listed in U.S. Treasury Circular 570.

Complete instructions for filing Bids are included in the Instructions to Bidders, which is included in the Project Manual. Each bid shall be submitted in accordance with the Instruction to Bidders and be accompanied by a Bid Bond (Bid Security) in the amount of 10 percent of the bid, but not to exceed $20,000.00.

Bidders are required to comply with the requirements of Public Law 1975, c. 127 (N.J.A.C. 17:27
Affirmative Action). This Bid and Contract are subject to New Jersey Local Public Contracts Law (N.J.S.A. 40A:11-1 et seq.).  Each Bidder must submit with the bid a Non-Collusion Affidavit in accordance with the Contract Documents. Bidders and their subcontractors are required to comply with P.L. 2004, c.57 (N.J.S.A. 52:32-44 et seq.).

“Bidders are required to comply with requirements of N.J.S.A. 10:5-31 et seq., N.J.A.C. 17:27 (Affirmative Action), P.L.1963.C150 (New Jersey Prevailing Wage Act), Section 3 of the Housing and Urban Development Act of 1968, Federal Labor Standards Provision, Davis Bacon and Related Acts, Anti-Kickback Regulations under Section 2 of the Act of June 13, 1932(Copeland Act),  Equal Employment Opportunity, and Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (42 U.S.C.12101, et seq.)”

If the bidder is a corporation or a partnership, the bidder, in conformance with Chapter 33, P.L. 1977, shall submit with its Bid, a statement setting forth the names and addresses of all stockholders who own a ten percent (10%) or greater interest in the corporation or partnership.

Prospective bidders are cautioned not to rely solely on this Notice to Bidders in preparing their bids, but to read the Contract Documents in their entirety and comply with all bidding requirements set forth therein.

This contract is expected to be funded in part with funds from the New Jersey Energy Resiliency Bank via the Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) program where the funds are allocated to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

Under the terms of any contract awarded under this invitation for bids, the successful bidder is alerted to the fact the bidder agrees to use its best efforts to afford small businesses, minority business enterprises, women’s business enterprises (including Section 3 businesses) and veteran –owned businesses the maximum practicable opportunity to participate in the performance of this contract.  As used in this contract, the terms “small business” means a business that meets the criteria set forth in section 3(a) of the Small Business Act, as amended (15 U.S.C. 632), and “minority and women’s business enterprise” means a business at least fifty-one (51) percent owned and controlled by minority group members or women.  For the purpose of this definition, “minority group members” are Afro-Americans, Spanish-speaking, Spanish surnamed or Spanish-heritage Americans, Asian-Americans and American Indians.  The successful bidder may rely on written representations by businesses regarding their status as minority and female business enterprises in lieu of an independent investigation. Failure to submit a Section 3 plan will deem the bid invalid.

The successful bidder must also demonstrate to the NJEDA’s satisfaction that a good faith effort was made to ensure that minorities and women have been afforded equal opportunity to gain employment under the NJDEDA’s contract with the contractor.  Payment may be withheld from the successful bidder’s contract for failure to comply with these provisions.  Evidence of a “good faith effort” is described within Section 00500, Article 12 of the AGREEMENT.

Neither the State of New Jersey, the New Jersey Resiliency Bank, nor any of its departments, agencies or employee is or will be, a part to this contract or any lower tier contract or subcontract.  This contract is subject to the provisions of N.J.A.C. 7:22-3, 4, 5, 9 and 10.   

Funds for this project are to be provided by the New Jersey Energy Resiliency Bank via the Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) program where the funds are allocated to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The successful bidder shall be required to comply with the provisions of the New Jersey Prevailing Wage Act, Chapter 150 of the Laws of 1963, effective January 1, 1964 and the Public Works Contractor Registration Act (NJSA 34:11-56.48) and the requirements as to conditions of employment to be observed and minimum wage rates to be paid under the contract, Section 3, Segregated Facility, Section 109, and E.O. 11246.  

The South Monmouth Regional Sewerage Authority reserves the right to reject any or all bids, should the owner deem it to be in the public interest to do so.


Michael Ruppel, Executive Director
South Monmouth Regional Sewerage Authority