Public Notice


Sealed proposals for the construction of the Ritchie Elementary School Renovations will be received and logged by the West Virginia School Building Authority and Ohio County Schools, 2203 National Road, Wheeling, WV 26003 on Monday, August 31, 2015 at the office of Dr. Dianna Vargo, Superintendent until 1:00 p.m. local time. All Bids will be publicly opened and read aloud shortly thereafter at the Ohio County Board of Education Meeting Room, 2203 National Road, Wheeling, WV 26003.

Copies of the Bidding Documents will be available on or after Friday, July 31, 2015 at the office of the Architect, M&G Architects & Engineers, at the address noted below, upon payment of a deposit of $400.00 per set. The deposit will be refunded if the bidding documents are returned in good condition within ten days following receipt of bids. Electronic Portable Document (.pdf) format documents will be available upon payment of $100.00 per set, which is non-refundable. All bids must be submitted in accordance with the requirements listed in the bidding documents to be considered valid.

A mandatory Prebid Meeting will be held on Tuesday, August 11, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. local time at the Ritchie Elementary School, 3700 Wood St, Wheeling, WV 26003, with check-in at the school’s Main Office, for the purpose of familiarizing Bidders with bidding requirements and to answer questions regarding the Bidding Documents. All Bidders must attend the Prebid meeting in order to familiarize themselves with the existing conditions at the project site.

Bidders may review the bidding documents at the following locations:

M&G Architects
& Engineers
1027 Mount de Chantal Road
Wheeling, WV 26003
Phone: 304-242-8248
Fax: 304-242-8249

Ohio Valley Construction
Employers Council
21 Armory Drive
Wheeling, WV 26003
Phone: 304-242-6485
Fax: 304-242-7261

Ohio Valley Construction
Employers Council
626 N. 4th Street
Steubenville, OH 43952
Phone: 412-922-4200
Fax: 412-928-9406

Contractor’s Association
2905 Emerson Avenue
Parkersburg, WV 26104
Phone: 304-/485-6485
Fax: 304-428-7622

A satisfactory Bid Bond executed by the Bidder or an acceptable surety in an amount equal to 5{4ceb532c6f579389df471c6c1e832caf2346b74dc60fcbf6aabd4d29df3baf9c} of the bid shall be submitted with each bid. The successful Bidder will be required to furnish and pay for a satisfactory 100{4ceb532c6f579389df471c6c1e832caf2346b74dc60fcbf6aabd4d29df3baf9c} Performance Bond and Labor and Material Payment Bond in the amount of the contract price.

The bidder(s) submitting the lowest qualified bid(s) as determined by the results of the bid opening shall submit a listing of all subcontractors and all major equipment and material suppliers proposed for each major branch of work itemized and described in the contract documents for the project.

Bidders shall reference the Project Manual for all required Bidding Documents to be submitted as a part of a complete bid.

Each Bidder must insure that no employees and applicants for employment are discriminated against because of race, creed, color, sex, or national origin.

Bids may not be withdrawn for a period of 30 days without the consent of the Owner.

Contractors shall comply with all applicable National, State, and Local codes.

Pursuant to Chapter 21, Article 11 of the “West Virginia Contractor Licensing Act” of 1991, all Contractors doing business in West Virginia must be licensed to perform work in the State; the Contractor’s WV License number must be affixed to all submitted construction bids and fully executed and binding construction contracts or agreements.

Ohio County Schools reserves the right to reject any and all bids, to waive all formalities, and to make selections from the bids that are solely in the best interest of the school system.

Ohio County Schools will suffer loss if the project is not completed within the Contract Time. Therefore, as liquidated damages, and not as a penalty, the Contractor shall be liable for such damages at the rate of $2,000.00 per calendar day for unexcused delays beyond the date of Substantial Completion.
Int. July 31. Aug. 4, 7 2015
N.R. July 31. Aug. 4, 7, 2015