County seeking bids for chimney, dormer repairs

Invitation for Bids – Repair and Rebuild Chimneys and Dormers

Project Location:  Upshur County Former Jail Facility located directly behind the Courthouse at 12 South Locust Street, Buckhannon.

The Upshur County Commission is seeking bids for the furnishing of labor, materials and performance of all work set forth in the Request for Proposals. Bid proposals shall include materials, labor, equipment, insurance, taxes, bonds, fees and similar construction related expenses for (1) the complete repointing and repair of four dormers and two chimneys and (2) the complete take down and rebuild of two other chimneys.  Work will need to adhere to the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation (Standards) and guidance should be obtained from Preservation Brief 2: Repointing Mortar Joints in Historic Masonry Buildings.   A scope of work containing sizes and photographs of the chimneys and dormers will be provided during the pre-bid site visit and may also be obtained online at Questions can be directed to Greg Harris, Facilities Director, at (304) 472-6717.

MANDATORY PRE-BID SITE VISIT: A mandatory pre-bid site visit at the former jail facility (12 South Locust Street) will be held on Thursday, June 13, 2019 at 2:30 p.m. Only those individuals/contractors whom visit the site for an initial inspection of the area will be permitted to submit a bid.

The complete proposal must be submitted in a sealed package marked “Upshur County Former Jail Facility Project” and received at the Upshur County Administrative Annex by 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 25, 2019.  In order to be considered, prospective firms must submit one (1) original proposal and one (1) additional copy in the required format to: Upshur County Commission, c/o Tabatha Perry, 91 W Main St, Suite 101, Buckhannon, WV 26201.  Proposals received by this deadline will be opened, reviewed, and read aloud by the Upshur County Commission at 9:15 a.m. on Thursday, June 27, 2019.

Bids shall be accompanied by a Bid Bond payable to the Upshur County Commission in an amount equal to ten percent (10%) of the total bid.  Upon award of the contract, the bid bond will be returned and a surety bond must be obtained and filed with the Upshur County Commission.

All bidders are required to have a valid West Virginia Contractor’s License per Section §21-11-11 of the W.Va. Code.  Successful bidder will be required to furnish all documentation listed before work may commence

The Upshur County Commission reserves the right to reject any and all bids, in whole or in part, and waive any informality during the bidding process. This project is being made possible by generous support of the West Virginia Courthouse Facilities Improvement Authority.

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