ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS

Sealed bids for the Telecommunication Towers Sites BB3, BB60, and BB62 project will be received by Upshur County Development Authority, 30 East Main Street, Buckhannon, West Virginia 26201, until 2:00 P.M., L.P.T., on June 18, 2019 for furnishing labor and materials and performing all work set forth in the Advertisement for Bids, Information for Bidders, Bid and Bid Schedule (Form of Proposal and Unit Price Bid Form), General Conditions, Supplementary Conditions, AML Provisions, Specification Special Conditions, Technical Specifications and Plans (Drawings) prepared by Potesta & Associates, Inc., and all addenda issued prior to receipt of Bids. Immediately following the scheduled closing time for the reception of bids, all proposals which have been submitted in accordance with the conditions of this project will be publicly opened and read aloud.The Work to be bid upon is generally described as follows: Site preparation, earthwork, and construction of three (3) tower sites, including access road, gravel pad, tower and appurtenances. One tower shall be 265 feet tall and two towers shall be 295 feet tall. One tower site each located in Lewis County, Upshur County, and Randolph County. Construction time limit for the Contract is 280 consecutive calendar days to substantial completion for Base Bid work. Liquidated damages may be assessed in accordance with Article 3 of the Agreement.Drawings, Specifications and Contract Documents may be examined at the following places:The Contractor’sAssociation of WV2114 KanawhaBoulevard, EastCharleston,West Virginia 25311Upshur CountyDevelopment Authority30 East Main StreetBuckhannon,West Virginia 26201Contract documents may be obtained at Potesta & Associates, Inc. (POTESTA), 125 Lakeview Drive, Morgantown West Virginia 26508, telephone number (304) 225-2245, facsimile number (304) 225-2246. Bidding Documents issued as hard copy drawings and hard copy specifications are available for $50 per set. Bidding Documents issued as digital drawings and digital specifications on a C.D., are available for $30 per set.All checks shall be made payable to Potesta & Associates, Inc. Information for Bidders and Form of Proposal will be furnished upon request.The two envelope system will be used for bidding this project.A bidder may not withdraw his bid for a period of sixty (60) days after the date set for the opening of bids.Bids shall be accompanied by a certified check or bid bond payable to Upshur County Development Authority in an amount not less than five percent (5{4ceb532c6f579389df471c6c1e832caf2346b74dc60fcbf6aabd4d29df3baf9c}) of the base bid.All bids shall also be accompanied by an executed Drug Free Workplace Certification, and a valid WV Contractors License.A mandatory Pre-Bid Conference will be held at the, Upshur County Development Authority, 30 East Main Street, Buckhannon, West Virginia 26201, on June 4, 2019 at 10:00 A.M. A visit to the site(s) will follow the Pre-Bid Conference, as time allows. Prospective bidders may not visit the site(s) or enter onto the project properties unaccompanied by the Owner.Bids received after the scheduled closing time for the reception of bids will be returned unopened to the bidders.Upshur County Development Authority reserves the right to reject any and/or all bids.Prospective Bidders are advised that the contract awarded under this bid is to be funded in whole or in part by the Upshur County Development Authority and West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection Abandoned Mine Lands.Bidders must comply with the President’s Executive Order Nos. 11246 and 11375, which prohibit discrimination in employment regarding race, creed, color, sex, or national origin. Bidders must comply with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Anti-Kickback Act, Section 3 Segregated Facilities, Section 109, the Contract Work Hours Standard Act and the “Buy American Act,” which will be discussed at the Pre-Bid and in the addendum.Bidders must certify that they do not and will not maintain or provide for their employees any facilities that are segregated on the basis of race, color, creed or national origin. Federal Law prohibits discrimination on the grounds of race, color, national origin, religion, age, handicap and sex in this project. Minority firms are particularly encouraged to participate.USE OF MINORITY, WOMEN’S AND SMALL BUSINESS ENTERPRISESShould the Contractor intend to sublet a portion of the work on this project, it shall seek out and consider minority, women and small business enterprises as potential subcontractors. The Contractor shall contact minority, women’s and small businesses to solicit their interest, capability, and prices, and shall retain proper documentation to substantiate such contacts.The Contractor will sign and provide the Minority, Women’s and Small Business Affirmative Action Certification to DEP along with the name(s) of any subcontractor(s) it submits for approval.UPSHUR COUNTYDEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY BY: Robert Hinton,Executive DirectorUpshur CountyDevelopment Authority 30 East Main StreetBuckhannon,West Virginia 26201LC-714475-24,31;2019