ADVERTISEMENT FOR SEALED BIDS
Nelson Memorial Library – Additions and Alterations
Nelson County, Virginia
Sealed Bids 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,
April 24, 2019 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Bids may be withdrawn in accordance with the Code of Virginia §2.2-4330(a) Procedure (1).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
The project consists of proposed additions and alterations that comprise improvements to the existing
Nelson Memorial Library. Additions total approximately 5,400 square feet. Existing areas
incorporating alterations total approximately 4,000 square feet. The scope of additions and alterations
include selective demolition, limited structural intervention at existing exterior walls, gypsum
wallboard partitions and ceilings, various finishes including carpet tile, porcelain tile, rubber and wood
base and acoustic tile ceilings, and custom casework, along with new and existing mechanical,
plumbing, electrical and data-communication systems. Programmatically, the area of work includes
adding new book stacks, reading rooms, meeting rooms, staff work areas and offices, a genealogy room
and various alterations to existing library spaces. Site work involves the permanent removal of an
existing parking lot, reconfiguration of the existing parking area, including repaving and pedestrian/
ADA improvements, stormwater system improvements, and utilities.
On March 18, 2019 and thereafter, bidding documents may be examined at the office of the
Architect, Architectural Partners 10 Ninth Street, Lynchburg VA 24504. Bidding documents may be
viewed and downloaded from the Architect’s Server at:
The architect’s website will be the only official location for documents.
The following plan rooms have been invited to participate in hosting the bidding documents.
1. The Blue Book Building & Construction Network, http://www.thebluebook.com/
2. Valley Construction News, www.vcnonline.com
3. Dodge Data & Analytics, http://construction.com/
4. Construction Market Data, www.cmdgroup.com
5. Bid Clerk, www.bidclerk.com
A mandatory pre-bid conference will be held on April 2, 2019 at 2:00 PM in the Community Room
of the Nelson Memorial Library in Lovingston, VA 22949. A facility tour will follow.
Interested persons that would like to visit the existing library for review of conditions related to bidding
shall be allowed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays between the hours of 12:00pm and 5:00pm only.
Bids received from Contractors who did not attend the pre-bid conference will be returned
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 $500,000.
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.
Contact Jim Vernon, Architect, at (434) 846-8456, by email: firstname.lastname@example.org for further
information. All requests for clarification or questions regarding this bid must be received no later than
5:00 PM, local prevailing time, April 15, 2019.
By Authority of the Nelson County Board of Supervisors