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PUBLIC NOTICE

TOWNSHIP OF WASHINGTON

NOTICE OF SOLICITATION OF BIDS FOR  OUTDOOR FULL COLOR

ELECTRONIC DISPLAY

          Notice is hereby given that sealed bids will be received by the Township Clerk of the Township of Washington, County of Morris, State of New Jersey, in the meeting room of the Municipal Building, located at 43 Schooley’s Mountain Road, Long Valley, New Jersey, 07853 on Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at 10:00 A.M., or as soon thereafter as the matter may be heard, and publicly announced for the following:

FURNISHING AND INSTALLATION OF AN OUTDOOR

FULL COLOR ELECTRONIC DISPLAY

                       

Specifications and related bid documents for the proposed work are on file in the Office of the Township Clerk and may be inspected and procured by prospective bidders during regular business hours at 43 Schooley’s Mountain, Long Valley, NJ 07853

All proposals shall be enclosed in opaque sealed envelopes, one bid item per envelope, plainly marked OUTDOOR FULL COLOR ELECTRONIC DISPLAY, and shall show the name and address of the bidder.  Bids may be forwarded by certified mail or overnight delivery.  If mailed, the sealed envelope containing the proposal and marked as directed above, must be enclosed in another envelope properly addressed for mailing as follows:

Nina DiGregorio, Township Clerk

Township of Washington

Municipal Building

43 Schooley’s Mountain Road

Long Valley, New Jersey 07853

All bids shall be presented to the Township Clerk by the parties bidding or their agents at the place and time designated or by mail as above.  The Township will not assume responsibility for bids forwarded through the mail if lost in transit at any time before bid opening.  No bids will be received after the time set forth above.

No proposal will be considered unless accompanied by a Consent of Surety, plus a bid guarantee in the amount of ten percent (10%) of the base bid, not to exceed $20,000.00, in the form of a certified check, cashier's check or bid bond, binding the bidder to execute a contract and furnish the required performance bond within ten (10) days after notification of acceptance of the bid.  A Non-Collusion Affidavit shall also be submitted.

Bidders are required to comply with the provisions of P.L. 1975, c. 127 (N.J.S.A. 10:5-31et seq.), and N.J.A.C. 17:27 and any amendments thereto, regarding Affirmative Action.  The successful bidder, upon notification of the Township's intent to award a contract to said bidder, must supply the Township with one of the following Affirmative Action documents:

  1. A photocopy of the bidder's Federal Affirmative Action Plan Approval Letter; or
  2. A photocopy of the bidder's Certificate of Employee Information Report; or
  3. The Township's copy of the bidder's completed Affirmative Action Employee Information Report Form, Form AA-302, as submitted to the Division of Contract Compliance and EEO.

The bidder's Affirmative Action documentation must be supplied to the Township within seven (7) days of the bidder's notification of the Township's intent to award.  If the bidder fails to supply the Township with the necessary Affirmative Action documentation, the Township may declare the bidder non-responsive and award the contract to the next lowest bidder.

Simultaneous with the submission of bids, the corporation or partnership so bidding shall furnish a statement setting forth the names and addresses of all stockholders in the corporation who own ten percent (10%) or more of the stock in any class, or of individual partners who own a 10% or greater interest in the corporation, partnership, limited partnership, limited liability corporation, limited liability partnership, subchapter S corporation or sole proprietorship therein pursuant to Chapter 33, P.L. 1977.  Bids will be rejected if they do not contain this disclosure statement.

Bidders are required to be registered by the New Jersey Department of Treasury, Division of Revenue, prior to the award of the successful bid pursuant to the Business Registration Act (P.L. 2004, c. 57, N.J.S.A. 52:32-44, as amended).

The Township reserves the right to waive minor defect and informalities in any bid and to reject any and all bids, or to accept bids that are in the opinion of the Township in the best interest of the Township.

No bidder may withdraw his bid within sixty (60) days after the actual date of the opening of bids.

No Specifications, forms of Proposal, or other document will be issued after 10 a.m. on   June 6, 2017.

By order of the Township Committee of the Township of Washington.

_________________________________

Nina DiGregorio

Township Clerk

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