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Blue Ridge (Crozet) Tunnel Rehabilitation & Trail Project – Phase 3

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, Wednesday, July 17th, 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Bids may be withdrawn in accordance with the Code of Virginia §2.2-4330(a) Procedure (1).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 counterproposals.

The project generally includes the Construction of Blue Ridge Crozet Tunnel Rehabilitation and Trail Construction Project. The Contractor will furnish materials and perform the work for Phase 3 of the Construction of Blue Ridge Crozet Tunnel Rehabilitation and Trail Construction Project. Phase 1 of the project was completed several years ago under separate contract. Phase 2 is currently under construction for the repair and rehabilitation within the Crozet Tunnel.

Phase 3 includes the western trail, western trailhead, and surfacing of the eastern trail between the trail head and the easterly portal. This work includes the following project elements: clearing and grubbing, installation of storm water pipe, temporary silt fencing, inlet and outlet protection, regular and borrow excavation, installation of aggregate and asphalt concrete, fencing, construction signs, mobilization, construction surveying, installation of landscape, and signage. The construction of Phase 3 will represent the completion of the project.

On Monday, June 10th, 2019 and thereafter, bidding documents may be acquired free of charge as follows:

Using a secure browser:    https://fileshare.woolpert.com/Crozet_Project_Manual 

Login Credentials are:            Username:   crozet              Password:   BlueRidge

A pre-bid Conference will be held on Monday, June 24th, 2019 at 2 PM, in the former Board of Supervisors Room, 84 Courthouse Square, Lovingston, VA 22949.  A site visit of the Blue Ridge (Crozet) Tunnel may follow the meeting.  Site Visits at a time other than following the pre-bid meeting may be arranged by contacting the Nelson County Administrator’s Office.

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.

The apparent successful bidder must be a contractor licensed in the Commonwealth of Virginia prior to the commencement of construction 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 Federal, State and Local Immigration Laws, Paragraph 2.2-4321, Contractor’s Certification of Non-Debarment, Form C-104 VDOT Non-Collusion All bid forms, to include the bidder’s qualification statement, included in the project manual shall accompany the sealed bid.

The contract will be awarded to the lowest responsive base bid and responsible bidder following tabulation and evaluation of each bid. Refer to Section 01950 “Measurement and Payment” for additional information.  The Nelson County Board of Supervisors reserves the right to award the contract in whole or in part; and to accept or decline bid alternates as applicable within the project budget.  Nelson County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against faith-based organizations.

Questions documented at the pre-bid conference or accepted under separate cover by writing to Woolpert, to the Attention of Greg Harnish, 11301 Carmel Commons Boulevard, Suite 300, Charlotte, NC 28226, fax: (704) 525-0115; email greg.harnish@woolpert.com. Questions will be accepted until 5.00 PM on July 8th, unless extended via addendum.  Refer to Section 6 – Interpretations within the Instructions to Bidders of the Project Manual for additional information.  All questions shall be answered in writing and included in bid addenda as apropos.

By Authority of the Nelson County Board of Supervisors

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