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INVITATION TO BID (click here for more details)

Burke County School System request sealed bids from General Contractors for construction of:
Burke County Middle School
HVAC Replacement
Burke County, Georgia
Bids will be received by the Burke County School System (Owner) Board of Education Offices 789 Burke Veteran’s Parkway Waynesboro GA 30830. The bids will be publicly opened and read aloud at The Burke County Board of Education, on May 9, 2018 at 2:00p.m. Local Time.
A mandatory pre-bid conference will be held on April 25 at 11:00am on site at 356 Southside Drive, Waynesboro, GA 30830.
Bidding documents may be obtained at the office of the architect, James W. Buckley and Associates, 114 North Green Street, Swainsboro, Georgia 30401. Applications for documents, together with a deposit of $200.00 per set shall be filed promptly with the architect. Bidding material will be forwarded; shipping charges collect, as soon as possible. The full amount of deposit for one set will be refunded to each general contractor who submits a bona fide bid upon return of such set in good condition within 30 days after date of opening of bids. All other deposits will be refunded with deductions approximating cost of reproduction of documents upon return of same in good condition within 30 days after date of opening bids.
Contract, if awarded, will be on lump sum basis. No bid may be withdrawn for a period of 35 days after time has been called on the date of opening. Bids must be accompanied by a bid bond and in an amount not less than 5% of the base bid. Both performance bond and a payment bond will be required in an amount equal to 100% of the contract price, and executed by a surety company licensed to do business in the State of Georgia and listed in the Department of Treasury Circular 570, latest edition. The Surety Company shall have an A.M. Best Company minimum rating of “A” with a financial size of VII “7” or better. Bonds must be accompanied by letter stating bonding company’s current rating for verification prior to acceptance by the Owner and execution of the formal Owner/Contractor agreement.
Contractor and all subcontractors are required to have registered and be authorized to use Federal Work Authorization Program “Employment Eligibility Verification (EEV)” in accordance with Georgia law O.C.G.A. § 13-10-91 “Illegal Immigration Reform and Enforcement Act of 2011”.
The Owner reserves the right to reject any or all bids and to waive technicalities and informalities and to award the project on whatever basis is in the interest of the Owner.
Envelope shall be marked ‘SEALED BID Burke County Middle School HVAC Replacement”