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
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
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 information.
A MANDATORY Pre-Bid Meeting will be held at the Wetzel County Board of Education 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 locations.
*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 agreements.
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 interest.
Int. April 27, 2021