Invitation to Bid – City of New Castle Riverfront Redevelopment Pier Project

Date Posted: Friday, March 4th, 2016


Sealed bids for the City of New Castle Riverfront Redevelopment Pier Project will be received by the City Administrator until 1:30 p.m. on Thursday March 31, 2016, at the City Administration Building, 220 Delaware Street, New Castle, at which time they will be publicly opened and read.  Bids received after the stated time will be returned unopened.  This project was first bid in December 2015 but a contract was not awarded.

The City of New Castle Riverfront Redevelopment Pier Project involves the construction of a fixed dock structure along the Delaware River to accommodate commercial, institutional, and historic vessels.  The fixed dock will extend from the Delaware Street Wharf approximately 170 feet to the navigable channel.  The project will include a fixed 100 foot long dock, access causeway, access ramp and stairs.  The construction will involve mobilization / demobilization; installation of driven piles; erection of steel framing and wood decking; construction of concrete ramps; and placement of miscellaneous railings, security gates, and dock mechanical facilities.  Piles for a floating dock and a floating dock with gangway are being bid as add / alternates.

Bidding documents may be obtained during normal business hours from New Castle Public Services Department, 900 Wilmington Road (Trolley Barn), New Castle.  A Pre-Bid Meeting will be held on Thursday March 10, 2016 at 1:30 p.m. at Town Hall, 201 Delaware Street, New Castle.  Attendance of this meeting is mandatory for all prospective bidders and will be a pre-requisite for submitting a bid. 

Bids shall be submitted in a sealed envelope and shall be marked clearly as follows:  Sealed Bid – Proposal for Riverfront Redevelopment Pier Project.  Requirements for a 10% Bid Bond, 100% Performance Bond, 100% Payment Bond and Maintenance Bond, and Contractor’s Insurance are included in the Contract Documents.

Minority Business Enterprises (MBE), Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE) and Women-Owned Business Enterprises (WBE) will be afforded full opportunity to submit bids on this contract and are encouraged to do so.

Each Bidder must deposit with their bid a security equivalent to 10% of the bid amount, form and subject to the conditions provided in the instructions for bidders.

The City of New Castle reserves the right to reject any or all bids and makes such award as appears most advantageous to the City.

The City may extend the time and place for the opening of the bids from that described in the advertisement, with not less than two calendar days-notice by certified delivery, facsimile machine, e-mail, or other electronic means to those bidders who have obtained bid packets.



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