This notice was issued by the Bloomfield Purchasing Committee and originally printed in Independent Press of Bloomfield on October 28, 2021. It was retrieved from the New Jersey Press Association and republished as-is and without line breaks.

BLOOMFIELD NOTICE TO BIDDERS 2021 HYDRANT REPLACEMENT PROGRAM – CONTRACT 2 Sealed proposals will be received by the Purchasing Committee of the Township of Bloomfield in the Council Chambers of the Municipal Building, Bloomfield, New Jersey, November 9, 2021 at 11:00AM., prevailing time, and publicly opened and read aloud for the 2021 HYDRANT REPLACEMENT PROGRAM – CONTRACT 2. Copies of specifications and contract documents are open to inspection in the office of the Township Engineer, Municipal Building, Bloomfield, New Jersey and may be secured from said office upon payment as follows: For paper copies of plans and contract specifications, payment of seventy-five dollars ($75.00) for each complete set; for digital copies of plans and specifications (PDF Format), payment of twenty ($20.00). All payments are non-refundable. Any inquiries with regard to the bid documents shall be addressed to the Engineering Department at 973-680-4009. The work includes replacement of damaged, inoperable or antiquated hydrant assemblies at various location throughout the Township of Bloomfield as specified in the bid documents. The work shall include the removal of the old hydrant, barrel and fittings and installation of the new hydrant, including the hydrant barrel, thrust block clean stone and other appurtenances. Hydrant that are removed shall be returned to the Department of Public Works yard. New hydrants shall be painted and fitted with a collar indicating the hydrant number. Hydrant collars shall be provided by the township of Bloomfield for installation on the newly painted hydrant. Work to be completed in thirty forty-five (45) calendar days. Bids must be made on proposal forms and must be enclosed in sealed, special addressed envelopes bearing the name and address of the bidder and work bid upon, on the outside, and must be accompanied by a duly executed Consent of Surety, Statement of Financial Responsibility, Non-Collusion Affidavit and Certified Check or Bid Bond for ten percent (10%) of the amount of the bid but in no case in excess of $20,000.00 as a guarantee of good faith and must be delivered at the above place at the time designated. Bids not enclosed in special addressed envelopes will be considered informal and will not be opened. Bidders are required to be registered by the New Jersey Department of Labor at the time bids will be received by the Township Of Bloomfield pursuant to the Public Works Contractor Registration Act (P.L. 2003, c. 91, N.J.S.A. 34:11-56.51). Bidders are also required to be registered by the New Jersey Department of Treasury, Division of Revenue at the time bids will be received by the Township Of Bloomfield pursuant to the Business Registration Act (P.L.2004, c.57, N.J.S.A. 52:32-44). Bidders shall also comply with the requirements of P.L. 1975, Chapter 127 and P.L. 1982, Chapter 107. Bidders are required to comply with the requirements of N.J.S.A. 10:5-31, et seq. & N.J.A.C. 17:27. Bidders shall also comply with P.L. 1963, c. 150 (Prevailing Wage) and Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (42 U.S.C. 12101, et seq.). Bidders are required to comply with Executive Order #34 (1976) debarred vendors. In addition, effective August 1, 2005, P.L. 2005, c.67 authorized a new form of change order called Value Engineering Construction Change Orders for certain construction contracts. Please review these specifications to determine if this bid will involve this new form of change order. The Township Council reserves the right to reject any or all bids or any or all items in the proposal; to increase or decrease or eliminate such items as may be necessary for the adoption of any alternate; to accept that one which, in its judgment, best serves its interest; to waive any informalities or irregularities in the bids received and to accept the bid from the lowest responsible bidder. By order of the Township Council. Louise M. Palagano Municipal Clerk E104478 BIP October 28, 2021 ($39.24)