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Sealed bids will be received by the Town of Wedowee at Wedowee Town Hall located at 24 Main Street, Wedowee, Alabama 36278, until Tuesday, September 19, 2023, at 1:00 P.M. CST, and then publicly opened and read aloud for furnishing all labor and materials, and performing all work described as follows: Wedowee Sewer System Improvements: The project consists of demolition of existing sewer lagoon infrastructure, dredging of municipal sewer sludge and disposal, installation of new electrical 3 phase power, installation of new headworks screening, lift station and generator, lagoon aeration/mixers, removal of existing lagoon curtains and installation of new lagoon curtains, nitrification, effluent pumpstation, metering, filters, and UV disinfection.

A non-mandatory pre-bid conference will be held virtually on Thursday, September 7, 2023, at 1:00 P.M. CST. Instructions for attending the virtual pre-bid conference are included in the contract specifications.

Wedowee obtained assistance through the Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF/ARPA-BIL) and a grant through the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) to make improvements to the sewer system. Compliance with all applicable Federal, State, and local laws, rules, and regulations is required.

Bid documents may be examined at Wedowee Town Hall located at 24 Main Street, Wedowee, Alabama 36278. Bid documents may be purchased ONLY from Alabama Graphics online plan room at www.algraphicsplanroom.com or by calling (205) 252-8505. The project engineering firm is The Kelley Group, (256) 248-7030. General Contractors who bid must purchase, at a minimum, the half-size plans and specifications. Documents are available at reproduction cost with no refunds available.

All bids must be on the bid form provided in the Specifications and submitted in its entirety. A cashier’s check drawn on an Alabama bank or Bidder’s Bond, payable to the Town of Wedowee for an amount not less than five percent (5%) of the amount bid, but in no event more than ten thousand dollars, shall be filed with the bid. The bidders’ bond shall be prepared on the form specified in the specifications and signed by a bonding company authorized to do business in the State of Alabama.

Performance and Labor and Material Payment Bonds, proof of insurance, verification of E-Verify enrollment, and a complete list of subcontractors and suppliers will be required prior to the signing of the Contract. A Performance Bond in an amount equal to one hundred percent (100%) of the contract costs and Labor and Material Payment Bond in an amount of one hundred percent (100%) of the contract cost in the form and terms approved by the Town of Wedowee will be required at the signing of the contract. In addition, the Contractor must furnish to the Town of Wedowee at the time of the signing of the contract a certificate of insurance coverage as provided in the specifications. The right is reserved to reject any and/or all bids to waive informalities and to furnish any item of material or work to change the amount of said Contract.

No bids will be considered unless the bidder, whether resident or non-resident of Alabama, is properly qualified to submit a bid for this construction in accordance with all applicable laws of the State of Alabama. This shall include evidence of holding a current license from the State Licensing Board for General Contractors, Montgomery, Alabama, as required by Chapter 8 of Title 34 of the Code of Alabama, 1975. In addition, non-residents of the State, if a corporation, shall show evidence of having qualified with the Secretary of State to do business in the State of Alabama.

The bidder shall show evidence by clearly displaying the current license number on the outside of the sealed envelope in which the bid is delivered. In addition, bids shall be clearly identified on the exterior of the package with the bidder’s name, address, the name of the project being bid, and the time and place of the bid opening. No bid may be withdrawn after the scheduled closing time for receipt of bids for a period of sixty (60) days. The Owner reserves the right to reject any or all bids and to waive technical errors if the best interest of the Owner will thereby be promoted. All bids received after the date and time of the bid opening noted above will be returned unopened.

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