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Accepting Sealed Bids for the Construction of Pender County Business Park Water & Sewer Improvements Contract B – Wastewater Plant Berm, EDA Grant # 04-01-07673

Sealed Bids for the construction of the Pender County Business Park Water & Sewer Improvements Contract B – Wastewater Plant Berm Project will be received, by Pender County at 605 E. Fremont Street, Burgaw, NC on March 28, 2023, until 2:00 p.m. local time, at which time the Bids received will be “publicly” opened and read aloud.

This project will be partially funded with Federal funds from the United States Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration and therefore is subject to the Federal laws and regulations associated with that program.

A pre-bid conference will be held at 2:00 PM local time on March 9, 2023.  The pre-bid conference will be conducted via a web-based meeting utilizing Microsoft Teams.  Interested parties wishing to join the web-based pre-bid conference may do so by sending an email to the following email address no later than March 8, 2023, at 2:00 p.m. local time.  Note that a physical meeting will not be held for the pre-bid conference and only the web-based meeting will be available to interested parties.

A Microsoft Teams link will be sent to all parties who provide an email address for the pre-bid conference no later than 8:30 a.m. local time on March 9, 2023.  Parties will utilize this link to join the web-based Microsoft Teams meeting.  Interested parties are advised that only audio may be available due to limitations with Microsoft Teams’ video capability.  Consequently, the pre-bid conference will be conducted via audio and interested parties may only hear the pre-bid conference as the video may not be available.  Attendance at the pre-bid conference is strongly encouraged but not mandatory.

The Project consists of the construction of:

  • Approximately 850 linear feet of 0 to 8-foot-tall flood control berm
  • Approximately 270 linear feet of 24-inch diameter C900 DR-18 PVC Wastewater Effluent Force Main Piping
  • Approximately 50 linear feet of (2) two parallel 24-inch Class IV RCP storm drainpipes
  • Miscellaneous Site Work, Grading, and Landscaping

Bids will be received for a single prime Contract. Bids shall be as indicated in the Bid Form. Bidders are not required to be pre-qualified to submit a bid for the Pender County Business Park Water & Sewer Improvements Contract B – Wastewater Plant Berm Project. The contractor is advised and shall meet the following project schedule for execution and completion of the project:

  • Pre-Bid Conference March 9, 2023, 2:00 PM local time
  • Public Bid Opening March 28, 2023, 2:00 PM local time
  • Notice of Award April 24, 2023
  • Notice to Proceed June 26, 2023

Prospective bidders may obtain copies of the Bidding Documents by contacting the Issuing Office for the Bidding Documents at: McKim & Creed, Inc., 243 North Front Street, Wilmington, NC 28401, Jamie Mabe Fitzsimmons, 910-343-1048, Physical copies of the Bidding Documents will not be available for review at the Issuing Office.  Bidding Documents may also be examined on the Pender County website at  Click “I want to view all open RFPs and Bids”. Physical copies of the Bidding Documents will not be available for review at the offices of Pender County:  Bidding Documents will be provided no later than February 28, 2023, at Carolinas Plan Room, 2527 S. 17th Street, Wilmington, NC 28401; online at Carolinas AGC; and online through the McGraw Hill Construction Plan Room (  Prospective Bidders should contact these entities to determine availability for obtaining or viewing the documents.  Bidding Documents are available on USB flash drives (as PDF files) for a non-refundable charge of $100.00, including shipping via overnight express service. Alternatively, printed Bidding Documents may be obtained from the Issuing Office via mail, upon Issuing Office’s receipt of payment for the Bidding Documents. The non-refundable cost of printed Bidding Documents is $200.00 per set, payable to “McKim & Creed, Inc.”, plus a non-refundable shipping charge. Upon Issuing Office’s receipt of payment, printed Bidding Documents will be sent via the prospective Bidder’s delivery method of choice; the shipping charge will depend on the shipping method chosen. The date that the Bidding Documents are transmitted by the Issuing Office will be considered the prospective Bidder’s date of receipt of the Bidding Documents.  Partial sets of Bidding Documents will not be available from the Issuing Office. Neither Owner nor Engineer will be responsible for full or partial sets of Bidding Documents, including Addenda if any, obtained from sources other than the Issuing Office.

Pender County reserves the right to waive minor defects and to reject any/all bids.



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