Public Notice



Sealed Bids for the Project listed above, will be
received by the Owner, Wetzel County Schools at the
Administration Building Boardroom, 333 Foundry Street,
New Martinsville, WV 26155, until 2:00 pm local
prevailing time on May 17, 2021, at which time and
place all accepted bids will be publicly opened and read
aloud. After opening, the bids will be compared as to
quality, thoroughness, and cost by Wetzel County
Schools, and its Architect (McKinley Architecture and
Engineering). In general, the Work of this bid package
includes a renovation/replacement of primary
mechanical building systems and distribution, new
building automation system, replacement of acoustical
tile ceilings, electrical and other general construction
work required to facilitate the mechanical renovations as
indicated in the Bidding Documents.

Electronic Copies of the Bidding Documents will be
available as early as, April 26, 2021, from the office of
the Architect, McKinley Architecture and Engineering,
The Maxwell Center, Suite 100, 32-20th Street,
Wheeling, WV 26003, telephone 304-233-0140; Bidding
Documents are being issued in electronic format (PDF)
only and will be sent by the Architect to interested
parties via file transfer email download only, upon
payment of a non-refundable document access fee of
$100.00. Only full sets of the Bidding Documents will be
issued by the Architect. With payment of the $100.00
document access fee, the interested party will also be
listed by the Architect as a registered bidding document
holder. All Bidding Document requests for information,
substitution requests and correspondence shall be
submitted in writing and directed to the Architect’s
administrative account, email
projects@mckinleydelivers.com. Addenda will be issued
by the Architect to registered bidding document holders
only, who will automatically receive all addenda in
electronic format (PDF) via file transfer email. Additional
reproduced paper copies of the initially issued Bidding
Documents and any subsequent addenda are also
available from the Architect upon request by registered
bidding document holders only, and upon payment of a
non-refundable cost; contact the Architect for further

A MANDATORY Pre-Bid Meeting will be held at the
project site, Administration Building Boardroom,
333 Foundry Street, New Martinsville, WV 26155, on
April 29, 2021, at 1:30 pm local prevailing time, for the
purpose of familiarizing Bidders with bidding
requirements and to consider questions regarding the
Bidding Documents. A subsequent site visit following
this meeting will occur. All potential Bidders are required
to attend. Potential sub-bidders and material suppliers
are also encouraged to attend.

The Bidding Documents are being provided to the
following plan rooms, and depending on access
restrictions of each entity, bidders may examine
electronic versions Bidding Documents at these

* Ohio Valley Construction Employers Council:
Wheeling, WV; 304-242-0520; www.ovcec.com
* Construction Employers Assoc; White Hall, WV 304-367-1290; www.ceawv.com/
* Dodge Reports; www.construction.com
* Contractors Assoc. of West Virginia; Charleston, WV; 304-342-1166; www.cawv.org/
* Parkersburg-Marietta Contractor’s Association;
Parkersburg, WV;304-485-6485; www.gopmca.com/
* Pennsylvania Builders Exchange; Pittsburgh, PA; 412-922-4200; http://home.pbe.org/
* iSQFT; Cincinnati, Ohio; 800-364-2059; https://go.isqft.com

A Bid Bond executed by the Bidder and issued by a
surety company approved by and in favor of the Owner,
in the amount equal to five percent (5%) of the Bid, shall
be submitted with each Bid, to guarantee the Bidder’s
entrance into a Contract, if given the award.

No accepted Bid shall be waived or returned because
the Bidder failed to, or cannot comply with all
requirements as set forth in Bidding Documents.
Further, the successful bidder will be required to furnish
and pay for a satisfactory 100% Performance and Labor
and Material Payment Bond in the amount of the
contract price.

Bids may not be withdrawn for a period of ninety (90)
days without the consent of the Owner.

All Bidders and sub-bidder(s) as Contractor and
Subcontractor(s) are required to utilize “local labor”
pursuant to Chapter 21-Article 1C, the “West Virginia
Jobs Act.”

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

To the extent permitted by state law, the Owner
reserves the right to reject any and all bids, and to make
selections from the bids that are solely in its own best

Wetzel County Schools
WC 4/28 14873