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FOR A REQUEST FOR


QUALIFICATIONS


(RFQ) FOR


CONSTRUCTION


MANAGEMENT AT RISK


DELIVERY METHOD


FOR ADDITIONS AND


NEW CONSTRUCTION:


ADDITION AND


RENOVATION TO


BUFORD ELEMENTARY


SCHOOL; ADDITION


AND RENOVATION TO


BUFORD ACADEMY;


ADDITION AND


RENOVATION TO


BUFORD MIDDLE


SCHOOL; ADDITION


AND RENOVATION TO


BUFORD HIGH SCHOOL;


CONSTRUCTION OF A


NEW MULTIPURPOSE


BUILDING;


CONSTRUCTION


OF A NEW


CENTRAL OFFICE


Buford City Schools will receive proposals until 3:00 p.m. on January 12, 2007 for Construction Management at Risk for Additions and Renovation to Buford Elementary School, Buford Academy, Buford Middle School, and Buford High School; construction of a new Multipurpose Building and a new Central Office. Construction on the first project is scheduled to start in the winter of 2007 at Buford Academy.


These projects are located in Buford, Georgia. Copies of the RFQ are available by contacting Dr. Geye Hamby, Superintendent, Buford City Schools, 70 Wiley Drive, Suite 200, Buford, GA 30518-2564. The phone number at Buford City Schools is (770) 945-5035.


Buford City Schools reserves the right to reject any and all proposals and to waive technicalities.


Geye S. Hamby


Superintendent


902-07571340,12/17,19,20,21,


22,23,24,26,27,28,29,30,


31,1/1,3,4,5,6,7,9,10,11,12



ADVERTISEMENT


FOR BIDS


City of Buford


City Hall


2300 Buford Highway


Buford, Georgia 30518


Old Fountain Road and


Old Peachtree Road


Natural Gas


Facilities Relocation


The City of Buford is soliciting separate sealed bids for the relocation of a 4-inch steel high-pressure natural gas main, a 4-inch polyethylene natural gas main, and other related gas facilities located along Old Fountain and Old Peachtree Roads. Bids will be received by the City of Buford at City Hall located at 2300 Buford Highway, Buford, Georgia, until 10 A.M. local time, January 8, 2007 and then publicly opened at said office and read aloud.


The project generally includes the installation of approximately 800 linear feet of 6-inch steel natural gas main, 1,200 linear feet of 4-inch steel natural gas main, 1,900 linear feet of 4-inch polyethylene natural gas main, natural gas services, line valves and other appurtenances. Most of the new facilities will replace existing facilities that are in conflict with Gwinnett County Department of Transportation Road Improvement Program Project No. M-0053. The location of the Work is in the vicinity of the intersection of Old Fountain Road and Old Peachtree Road, south of the City of Buford.


No proposal will be considered unless it is accompanied by satisfactory evidence that the Bidder holds Georgia State Contractor's License of proper classification and in full force and effect, in compliance with Act. O.C.G.A. 43-14. Contractor must be a qualified natural gas contractor under the laws of the State of Georgia and must comply with any Federal, State, and City guidelines and regulations.


The Contract Documents, consisting of Advertisement for Bids, Information for Bidders, Bid, Bid Security, Agreement, General Conditions, Supplementary Conditions, Payment Bond, Performance Bond, Notice of Award, Notice to Proceed, Change Order, Drawings, Certificate of Substantial Completion, Specifications and Addenda may be examined at the following locations:


City of Buford


City Hall


2300 Buford Highway


Buford, Georgia 30518


Keck & Wood, Inc.


2425 Commerce Avenue


Building 2100, Suite 300


Duluth, Georgia 30096


Questions must be submitted in writing not less than five (5) days before the bid opening date to:


Mr. Bruce M. Bagnasco, PE


Keck & Wood, Inc.


2425 Commerce Avenue


Building 2100, Suite 300


Duluth, Georgia 30096


Fax (678)417-8785


Sets of the Contract Documents may be obtained at the office of Keck & Wood, Inc., the Engineer upon payment of a non-refundable fee of $100.00 for each set. The City reserves the right to waive any informalities and any technicalities, and to reject any or all bids if it is deemed to be in the best interest of the City to do so.


BUFORD CITY


COMMISSION


Bryan Kerlin


City Manager


902-06577583,12/7,14,21,28,1/4



ADVERTISEMENT


OF BID FOR


NO BUSINESS CREEK


TUNNEL AND LIFT


STATION


BL001-07


The Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners is soliciting competitive sealed bids from qualified contractors for the No Business Creek Tunnel and Lift Station. Sealed bids will be received by the Gwinnett County Purchasing Office, 75 Langley Drive, Lawrenceville, Georgia 30045 until 2:50 P.M. local time on Thursday, February 22, 2007 and then publicly opened and read aloud at 3:00 P.M. Any bid received after 2:50 P.M. will not be accepted. Bid envelope must be marked on the outside with Bid Number, name of Bidder, date and time of opening. Contractor providing the utility work must have a current valid Utility Contractors License.


Work required under this contract includes furnishing materials, labor, equipment, etc. for the construction of approximately 16,000 LF of 12-foot diameter tunnel to be driven by Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM). Also included are the construction of a mining shaft, receiving shaft and two intermediate shafts. Other work items include the construction of a 10-MGD lift station inside of the mining shaft along with an odor control system.


Construction Drawings and Specifications are available for viewing at:


Gwinnett County Purchasing Office


Third Floor


75 Langley Drive


Lawrenceville, GA 30045


Gwinnett County Dept. of Water Resources


684 Winder Highway


Lawrenceville, GA. 30045


Construction Drawings and Specifications may be purchased for a non-refundable fee of three-hundred seventy dollars ($370.00) from Parsons Brinckerhoff, 3340 Peachtree Road, Suite 2400 Tower Place 100, Atlanta, GA 30326- 1087. Contact Michael Wooten at 404-364-2407. This amount includes standard postal fees, but is exclusive of overnight or rush shipping charge. Payment must be by Certified, Treasurer's, Cashier's or Company check. Only complete sets will be issued.


Special Conditions: The Gwinnett County Department of Water Resources shall comply with O.C.G.A § 36-91-20 as amended for mandatory pre-qualification of prospective bidders. Therefore, interested bidders should obtain a Pre-Qualification Application, from the Gwinnett County Purchasing Office, 75 Langley Drive, 3rd Floor, Lawrenceville, Georgia 30045 (Telephone No. 770-822-8720) or online at www.GwinnettCounty.com. Sealed pre-qualification applications will be received by the Gwinnett County Purchasing Office, 75 Langley Drive, Lawrenceville, Georgia 30045 until 2:00 P.M. local time on Friday, January 5, 2007. Any pre-qualification application received after this date and time will not be accepted. A list of pre-qualified bidders should be available at 4 PM, Friday, January 26, 2007.


A pre-bid conference is scheduled for 10:00 A.M. on Friday, February 2, 2007 at the Gwinnett County Purchasing Division, 75 Langley Drive - Third Floor, Lawerenceville, Georgia 30045. All pre-qualified bidders are strongly urged to attend. Immediately following the pre-bid meeting, all interested parties are invited to participate in an on-site visit to four sites involved in this project; they are as follows: No Business Creek WRF, 2735 Sprindale Rd., Snellville, GA; Jack's Creek WRF, 2675 Brannan Rd., 30039; the Centerville Shaft 3243 Springdale Rd., Snellville, GA (at the corner of Hwy. 124 and Springdale Rd.), and the Everson Rd. Shaft, 3709 Everson Rd, Snellville, GA. A map is available online at the Gwinnett County web site, address listed above, or may be obtained by calling the Gwinnett County Purchasing Office, telephone number listed above. Additionally, core samples will be available for viewing at the Department of Water Resources, 684 Winder Highway, Lawrenceville, GA 30045 from 9:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. local time on Thursday, February 1, 2007 and again on Friday, February 2, 2007. Due to the amount of material involved, the viewing of these samples will be limited to these two days only. Please contact Manoj Bhimani at cell # 770-722-7216 to schedule a viewing of the samples.


All questions regarding bids should be submitted to Marilyn Wegener, Purchasing Associate III, at 770-822-8724, fax 770-822-8728, or e-mail at Marilyn.wegener@gwinnettcounty.com no later than 3:00 pm local time, Friday, February 9, 2007.


Retainage Information: Bidders are hereby notified that when awarded, the contract for this work will comply with the requirements of OCGA #13-10-81 which requires that interest be paid on any retainages. Simple interest will be calculated, using the monthly yield from the Local Government Investment Pool, on the (retainage) interest due. Such amount will be paid to the contractor upon project completion.


Bids in the case of Corporations not chartered in Georgia, must be accompanied by proper certification stating that said Corporation is authorized to do business in the State of Georgia.


Bids are legal and binding upon the bidder when submitted. No Bidder may withdraw his Bid within sixty (60) days after the actual date of the opening thereof.


Bidder agrees to complete the Contract awarded within the "allowable calendar days for completion" from the date of the "Notice to Proceed" and he further agrees that the Owner may retain from the monies which may become due the amount of six-thousand five-hundred ($6,500.00) per day for each and every day that the completion of the work may be delayed.


All Bidders are required to submit a Bid Bond or a certified check made payable to the Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners in the amount of five percent (5%) of the total amount bid. The Bid Bond or certified check must be enclosed in the envelope with the sealed bid. The successful bidder will be required to furnish a contract Performance Bond and Payment Bond, each in the sum of 100% of the total amount bid and provide insurance coverage as required by the contract documents.


Bonding Company must be licensed to do business in Georgia, licensed to do business by the Georgia Secretary of State, authorized to do business in Georgia by the Georgia Insurance Department, listed in the Department of the Treasury's Publication of Companies Holding Certificates of Authority as Acceptable Surety on Federal Bonds and as Acceptable Reinsuring Companies and have an A.M. Best rating of A-10 or higher.


All bonds must be submitted on forms provided by Gwinnett County and agencies providing bonds and insurance must provide proof that they meet the criteria outlined in the bid and contract documents.


The County will award the Contract to the lowest "qualified" bidder, subject with the Owner's right to reject any or all bids, to waive technicalities, and to make an award deemed in its best interests.


GWINNETT COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS


902-07571488,12/7,21



ADVERTISEMENT


FOR BID


UPPER NORTH


CLUSTER


ELEMENTARY SCHOOL


6442 SUWANEE


DAM ROAD


BUFORD, GA 30518


Sealed Bids will be received from bidders by the Gwinnett County Board of Education, 53 Gwinnett Drive, Lawrenceville, GA 30045, Bldg. "C" Conference Room: The furnishing of all labor, materials, and services necessary to perform the construction of Upper North Cluster Elementary School until 3:00 p.m. local time, Thursday, January 18, 2007 . Bids will be opened publicly and will be read aloud at the time and place stated above. Proposals received after the above time is called will not be accepted. No phones will be available.


Bidding documents must be obtained at the office of Lindsay, Pope, Brayfield & Assoc., Inc., Architects and Engineers, 270 Langley Drive, Lawrenceville, Georgia 30045. Applications for bidding documents together with a deposit of $200.00 per set and Statement of Qualifications must be received by the Architect prior to issuance of the documents to Contractors. These bidding documents, including all drawings and project manuals, will be forwarded from the Architect's office via Federal Express, Standard Air, as soon as possible if the Contractor elects to have them shipped. Plans may be published to Subcontractors or Material Suppliers as full sets only, at a fee of $200.00, which is non-refundable. A copy of the bidding documents, including drawings and project manuals shall be available at the Architect's office, the Owner's office, and the following plans rooms: F. W. Dodge Plans Room/McGraw Hill, Reed Construction Data, AGC-Builders Exchange, AGC Plan Room c/o Gainesville Whiteprint, LDI and D.E. C. International.


All bidders must submit AIA Document A305 Contractor's Qualifications Statement to be evaluated by the Owner and Architect along with bid deposit prior to being issued plans and specifications. Bidders who do not submit the A305 Statement will be subject to disqualification. The A305 must show the Contractor's ability to complete the Contract in a satisfactory manner on projects of similar scope and complexity. References from past clients and projects must be included and will be verified. As part of the pre-qualification process, a mandatory Pre-Bid Conference will be held at Gwinnett County Board of Education, 53 Gwinnett Drive, Lawrenceville, GA 30045, Building "C" Conference Room on Tuesday, January 9, 2007, at 10:00 a.m. Failure to attend the Pre-Bid Conference shall result in disqualification of the bidder. Representative shall be Project manager or Estimator directly responsible for the bidding of this project. Any bidder may be required, at the discretion of the Owner, to furnish evidence satisfactory to the Owner that his proposed subcontractors have sufficient means and experience in the types of work called for to assure completion of the contract in a satisfactory manner. Any bidder that is disqualified may respond to the Owner in writing within 20 days of the Notice of Disqualification as to why the bidder feels that the disqualification is unfounded. The written appeal from the disqualified bidder will not change the decision already made on this project. However, a favorable appeal may open the way for the bidder in question to bid on future Gwinnett County Public School System projects.


The full amount of deposit for each set will be refunded to each General Contractor who submits a bona fide bid and upon return of all issued sets bound in good condition, in the proper order, complete and free of all markings, within 30 days after date of opening of bids.


Performance Bond and Labor and Material Payment Bond, each equal to 100% of the Contract Sum, will be required of the successful bidder and from successful Mechanical/HVAC, Plumbing, Electrical, Fire Protection, Steel Erection and Roofing Subcontractors.


The above description is an advertisement for the submission of bids which are to be considered as offers or performance of work by the submitting party. The Owner reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids and to waive technicalities.


ARCHITECT: LINDSAY, POPE, BRAYFIELD & ASSOC., INC. OWNER: GWINNETT COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION


J. ALVIN WILBANKS, CEO/SUPERINTENDENT


902-07571667,12/21,1/4



NOTICE


In an effort to better serve the Citizens and Supplier Community and to increase competition information regarding Gwinnett County solicitations is available from the following sources: Gwinnett Daily Post (newspaper), Gwinnett County Web Site www.gwinnettcounty.com, Gwinnett County Cable TV Channel 23 at 1:00 p.m., 6:00 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. and the Solicitation Center located at the Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center, Purchasing Division, Third Floor, 75 Langley Drive, Lawrenceville, Georgia 30045.


ADVERTISEMENTS


FOR BIDS


BID NUMBER; DESCRIPTION; OPENING DATE; OPENING TIME


RP003-07; PROVISION OF THE GWINNETT INTEGRATED CRIMINAL JUSTICE INFORMATION SYSTEM ON AN ANNUAL CONTRACT; JANUARY 26, 2007; 3:00 P.M.


BL006-07; PROVIDE GROUNDS MAINTENANCE ON AN ANNUAL CONTRACT; JANUARY 4, 2007; 3:00 P.M.


BL007-07; LANDFILL DISPOSAL OF BIO-SOLIDS ON AN CONTRACT; JANUARY 8, 2007; 3:00 P.M.


BL008-07; TRAFFIC SIGNAL ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT, MATERIAL & LINE HARDWARE ON AN ANNUAL CONTRACT; JANUARY 9, 2007; 3:00 P.M.


FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CALL (770) 822-8720


GWINNETT COUNTY


BOARD OF


COMMISSIONERS


902-06577946,12/21