010054353 January 9, 14

Sealed bids for the Site 7 – Lambert Run Passive Acid Mine Drainage Treatment System in Eagle District, Harrison County. West Virginia will be received by the Guardians of the West Fork Watershed at the office of The Thrasher Group, Inc., at 600 White Oaks Blvd., Bridgeport, WV 26330, until 10:00 A.M., local prevailing time on Wednesday, February 4, 2012.

The Bids will be publically opened and read aloud at the same location at that time.

The work will consist of the construction of a passive acid mine drainage treatment system including open limestone channel, constructed wetlands, and related appurtenances.

West Virginia Code 21-11-2 requires that all Bidders desiring to perform contractual work in West Virginia must be duly licensed. All prospective Bidders shall be licensed prior to submitting their bid and shall include their contractor’s license number on their bid in accordance with the requirements of West Virginia Code 21-11-11.

Each Bid shall be accompanied by security in the form of a certified check or Bid Bond furnished by a solvent surety company authorized to do business in the State of West Virginia payable to the order of the Guardians of the West Fork Watershed in the amount of not less than five percent (5 {4ceb532c6f579389df471c6c1e832caf2346b74dc60fcbf6aabd4d29df3baf9c}) of the total bid.

The successful Bidder will be required to furnish a satisfactory Performance Bond and Labor and Material Payment Bond, both in the amount of at least one hundred percent (100{4ceb532c6f579389df471c6c1e832caf2346b74dc60fcbf6aabd4d29df3baf9c}) of the Contract Price.

Bidding Documents, which consist of the Drawings and the Project Manual, may be obtained at the office of The Thrasher Group, Inc.

Bidding Documents may be obtained for a fee of $60.00 made payable to Thrasher for each set of documents so obtained. Amounts paid are not subject to refund. Addenda, if any, will be issued to only those whose names and addresses are on record as having obtained Bidding Documents.

A two envelope system will be used. Envelope No. 1 must have the following information presented on the front:

Name and address of Bidder
Bid on Contract: Lambert’s Run – Site 7
Received by the Guardians of the West Fork

Envelope No. 2 labeled "Bid Proposal" shall also be placed inside of Envelope #1. Envelope No. 1 will be opened first and the Bid Opening Requirement items checked for compliance as outlined on the Bid Opening Checklist on page BOR – 1 of these contract documents. If such documents are found to be in order, Envelope No. 2 "Bid Proposal", will then be opened and will be publicly read aloud. If the documents required to be contained in Envelope No. 1 are not in order, Envelope No. 2 "Bid Proposal" will not be opened and the Bid will be considered non-responsive and will be returned to the Bidder.

A MANDATORY pre-bid conference will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Wednesday, January 21. Bidders shall meet at the Burger King near the Meadowbrook Road exit of I-79 (Exit 121) and continue to the project site. Questions will be received until noon on Wednesday, January 28.

Prevailing wages will not be required for this project.

The Guardians of the West Fork Watershed reserves the right to reject any and all bids and to waive any informality in the bidding.

John Eleyette, Executive Officer, Guardians of the West Fork