Sealed Bids: Sealed Bids for construction of the RAILROAD SPUR LINE TO SERVE APPLING COUNTY PELLETS, LLC (the “Project”) will be received by Appling County Pellets, LLC (the “Owner”) at the offices of the Development Authority of Appling County, 305 West Parker Street, Baxley, GA 31513, until 1:00 P.M., local time, Friday, January 24, 2014 and then at said office publicly opened and read aloud. No bid may be withdrawn after the closing time for the receipt of bids for a period of sixty (60) days.
Work To Be Done: The Project consists of furnishing all labor, tools, materials, equipment, and appurtenances required to construct approximately 3,332 linear feet of railroad track construction including rail, ties, ballast, sub-ballast, derails, grading, drainage, and erosion control.
The work will be awarded in one Contract with a contract completion time of 90 calendar days. The work will be awarded on the basis of a total sum bid for the construction of all work noted on the Drawings and in the Measurement and Payment section of the Contract.
Plans, Specifications and Contract Documents: The Instructions to Bidders, Contract Agreement, Drawings, Specifications, Bid Bond, Insurance Requirements, Performance Bond, Payment Bond and other Contract Documents may be examined at the Development Authority of Appling County, 305 West Parker Street, Baxley, GA 31513 or the office of Carter & Sloope, Inc., 6310 Peake Road, Macon, GA 31210. Copies may be obtained at the office of the Engineer, Carter & Sloope, Inc., 6310 Peake Road, Macon, Georgia 31210, Telephone: (478) 477-3923, Fax: (478) 477-4691, upon payment of $150.00 for each set (non-refundable). A Bidder’s Proposal will not be considered by the Owner unless the Bidder is on record with Carter & Sloope, Inc. as having purchased and received complete Bidding Documents.
Bonds: Each Bid Form must be accompanied by a Bid Bond in the amount of 10% of the amount bid. The successful bidder, if awarded the Contract, will be required to furnish a Performance Bond and Payment Bond, each in the amount of one hundred percent (100%) of the Contract amount. All bonds shall be duly executed by the Bidder as principal and have as surety thereon a surety company licensed to do business in the State of Georgia and listed in the latest issue of U.S. Treasury Circular 570.
Permits: All necessary permits for this project have been acquired, with one exception. The Notice of Intent necessary for coverage under the NPDES General Permit will be filed after the bid opening and at least 14 days prior to the notice to proceed date with the Contractor listed as the Primary Permittee. On request, Bidders will be provided access to the site to conduct such explorations and tests deemed necessary for submission of a Bid.
Land/Easement Acquisition: No land acquisition is required of this project.
Reservation of Rights: Owner reserves the right to reject any or all Bids, including without limitation, the rights to reject any or all nonconforming, nonresponsive, unbalanced or conditional Bids and to reject the Bid of any Bidder if Owner believes that it would not be in the best interest of the Project to make an award to that Bidder, whether because the Bid is not responsive or the Bidder is unqualified or of doubtful financial ability or fails to meet any other pertinent standard or criteria established by the Owner. Owner reserves the right to waive informalities, and to re-advertise.
By: Harold L. Arnold, President
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