NOTICE TO BIDDERS
Sealed proposals will be received by the Township of South Orange Village, County of Essex,
State of New Jersey, at the Municipal Offices, 76 South Orange Avenue, Suite 302, South Orange, NJ,
on Thursday, December 14, 2023, at 2:00 p.m. prevailing time or shortly thereafter, and at that time
and place publicly opened and read for PETER S. CONNOR MEMORIAL POOL IMPROVEMENTS in
South Orange, NJ.
The Township of South Orange Village disclaims responsibility for late receipt of bids which are
not submitted in person (i.e., mail, FEDEX, etc.) Bids received after 2:00 p.m. on Thursday,
December 14, 2023, will not be accepted. All bids submitted, either in person or by mail, must have
the sealed envelope clearly marked on the outside “PETER S. CONNOR MEMORIAL POOL
Copies of the bid and contract documents may be accessed on the Village
website, and are available starting Thursday, November 16, 2023.
A pre-bid walkthrough will be held on Monday, November 27, 2023, at the Peter S. Conner
Memorial Pool located at 5 Mead St, South Orange, NJ 07079 at 10:00 a.m. All bidders are strongly
encouraged to attend this pre-bid conference. Knowledge of the site is crucial to obtain a proper
understanding of the Work. All bidders must be fully familiar with the site.
Any questions regarding the bid process shall be due by Thursday, November 30, 2023, at 2:00
p.m. and shall be directed to Ellen Malgieri, in writing via email to . All technical
questions regarding the bid should be directed to LAN (Attention Mr. Vlad Potiyevsky) via email to
with a copy to .
The Township of South Orange Village reserves the right to delete sections of the work from the
Contract after the award of the bid has been made due to funding or other reasons. The prices bid for
the various items of work shall not be adjusted due to the deflection of any work or due to the variation
of any quantity for the various items scheduled in the Proposal.
The bid must be accompanied by a certified check, cash, or bid bond in an amount of not
less than ten percent (10%) of the bid, but not to exceed $20,000.00. If the Contract is awarded
to the Bidder, he will, within twenty one (21) days after the date of the Notice of Award, execute such
Contract and furnish satisfactory Performance Bond. Upon failure to do so, he shall forfeit the
deposit as liquidated damages and the acceptance of the bid will be contingent upon the
fulfillment of this requirement by the Bidder. No interest shall be allowed upon any such certified
check or cash.
The bid must be accompanied by a Certificate from a bonding company licensed to do business
in the State of New Jersey, guaranteeing that if the Proposal of the Bidder is accepted, they will furnish
a Performance Bond in the face amount of the bid and the acceptance of the bid is contingent upon the
fulfillment of this requirement. All required surety bonds must be written by a surety company listed on
the Federal Treasury List (Department Circular 570 – Surety Companies Acceptable on
Federal Bonds). The Township of South Orange Village reserves the right to waive any
informalities or irregularities in the bid received, and to reject any and/or all bids as in its judgement
may best serve the interest of the Village. The Village shall have a maximum of sixty (60) days from
the receipt of bids to either accept or reject them.
Proposals for this contract will be accepted only from Bidders who have been properly
qualified in accordance with the requirements of the specifications.
The successful Bidder shall be required to comply with the provisions of the New
Jersey Prevailing Wage Act, Chapter 150 of the Laws of 1963, effective January 1, 1964. Bidders are
required to comply with the requirements of N.J.S.A. 10:5-31 et seq. and N.J.A.C. 17:27.
Pursuant to P.L. 1999, c.238, all Contractors must register with the State and provide a copy
of the registration with the bid.
PURSUANT TO P.L. 2004, c.57, EFFECTIVE SEPTEMBER 1, 2004, THE SUCCESSFUL
BIDDER SHALL ALSO BE REQUIRED TO COMPLY WITH THE PROVISION OF THE NEW
BUSINESS REGISTRATION LAW.
This contract or subcontract is expected to be funded in part with funds from the New Jersey
Department of Environmental Protection and the New Jersey Environmental Infrastructure Trust.
Neither the State of New Jersey, the New Jersey Environmental Infrastructure Trust nor any of their
departments, agencies or employees is, or will be, a party to this contract or subcontract or any lower
tier contract or subcontract. This contract or subcontract is subject to the provisions of N.J.A.C. 7:22-3,
4, 5, 9 and 10.
In accordance with the provisions of N.J.S.A. 58:11B-26, N.J.A.C. 7:22- 3.17(a)24 and
4.17(a)24, the Contractor (and its subcontractors) shall comply with all of the provisions of N.J.A.C.
Penalties for falsification will be in accordance with N.J.S.A. 40A:11-33;34.
BY ORDER of the Township of South Orange Village, Essex County, New Jersey.