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Advertisement for Sealed Bids for Blue Ridge Tunnel Rehabilitation and Trail Project

ADVERTISEMENT FOR SEALED BIDS IFB #2014-NCBRTPH1 Blue Ridge (Crozet) Tunnel Rehabilitation & Trail Project – Phase 1 Nelson County, Virginia

Sealed Bids in duplicate on the referenced project will be received in the office of the Nelson County Administrator,84 Courthouse Square, P.O. Box 336, Lovingston, VA 22949 until 2:00 PM, local prevailing time, Thursday,
February 20, 2014 and then publicly opened thereafter.

Bids may be withdrawn in accordance with the Code of Virginia §2.2-4330(a) Procedure (1). The Nelson County Board of Supervisors reserves the right to reject any and all bids in whole or in part, waive any and all informalities, and disregard all nonconforming or conditional bids or counterproposals. The project generally includes: Construction of Blue Ridge Crozet Tunnel Rehabilitation and Trail Construction Project, Phase 1 includes the eastern trail, tunnel trail and rehabilitation of the tunnel up to the first bulkhead and eastern trailhead. This work includes the following project elements: clearing and grubbing, installation of stormwater pipe, temporary silt fencing, inlet and outlet protection, regular and borrow excavation, geotextile,installation of aggregate and asphalt concrete, steel fencing, construction signs, mobilization, pavement planing,demolition of building, construction surveying, installation of topsoil, lime, fertilizer, and seed, installation of traffic sign panels and posts, pavement line and message marking, installation of electrical conduit, construction entrance, investigational tunnel probing, tunnel construction mobilization/demobilization, grouting and rockbolt installation in tunnel, east parapet wall construction for east portal drainage, east portal ditching-outside, tunnel ditching – inside, tunnel scaling, landscaping, kiosk, entry and interpretive signage, mile posts, benches, concrete pad, and wood bollards. On January 20, 2014 and thereafter, bidding documents may be acquired from McGraw Hill Construction/Dodge at www.construction.com.

A mandatory pre-bid Conference will be held at on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 10 am, at the Rockfish Valley Fire Department building at 11100 Rockfish Valley Highway, Afton VA 22920 and a site visit of the Blue Ridge (Crozet) Tunnel will follow. Hip waders and flashlights recommended for tunnel tour. No other visits to the tunnel will be permitted. Bids received from Contractors who did not attend the pre-bid conference will be returned unopened. Bids shall be accompanied by a certified check, cash or an acceptable bid bond in the amount of five (5) percent of the base bid for all bids over $100,000. Bidders must be licensed contractors in the Commonwealth of Virginia in accordance with Title 54.1, Chapter 11
of the Code of Virginia as amended; and meet requirements of Title 2.2, Chapter 43, Paragraph 2.2-4311, Employment Discrimination Prohibitions, Paragraph 2.2-4312, Drug Free Workplace, and 2.2-4311.1 Compliance with State and Local Immigration Laws. The contract will be awarded on a lump sum base bid to the lowest responsive and responsible bidder. The Nelson
County Board of Supervisors reserves the right to award the contract in whole or in part. Nelson County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Questions shall be referred in writing to Dan Detmer, 676 Independence Parkway, Suite 100, Chesapeake, VA 23320, telephone: (757) 549-5356, fax: (757) 549-3540; email dan.detmer@woolpert.com. By Authority of the Nelson County Board of Supervisors