(03/04/2016)
UPDATE 2/26/2016 - Pleasant Hill Public Service District (PSD) held a bid opening for the PSD's Leaf Bank, Upper Back Fork and Leading Creek Water Extension Project.

The PSD received five bids from various companies based in both West Virginia and Ohio.

Litman Excavating, Inc. of New Martinsville, WV submitted the lowest bid of $1,167,847.65.

The construction contract is scheduled to be awarded to Litman Excavating on Wednesday, March 9, 2016.

This project will provide public water service to approximately 40 homes in northern Calhoun County.

USDA is going to allow Pleasant Hill PSD to replace meters throughout the system, install a bulk water station at the PSD office, and purchase much needed equipment with the excess funds, according to the Mid-Ohio Valley Regional Council.

"I should also point out that the replacement of deficient water main along Rt. 16 between Five Forks and Big Springs was an additive alternate in the bidding process that will be included in the construction contract since the base bid came in well under budget," said Tim Meeks of the Mid-Ohio Valley Regional Council.

ORIGINAL STORY 12/31/2015: BIDS BEING LET FOR $2.4 MILLION PLEASANT HILL WATER PROJECT - Bid Announcement Released

Bids are being sought for a new Pleasant Hill Public Service District water project.

The overall project is $2.4 million, and is expected to extend water service to residents of Leafbank, Upper Back Fork, Leading Creek and Klipstine Road, according to Dale Cunningham, PSD board chairman.

The project has been fully funded by USDA-Rural Development and the Appalachian Regional Commission.

See related story MAJOR WATER IMPROVEMENT PROJECT COMING TO CALHOUN - $2,415,000 Allocated To Pleasant Hill PSD

BID ANNOUNCEMENT

Sealed Bids for the construction of the Water System Improvements Project, Contract No. 1 will be received by the Pleasant Hill Public Service District, at the office of the District, 122 Nobe Road, Five Forks, WV 26136, until 1:30 pm, local time on February 2, 2016 at which time the Bids received will be publicly opened and read.

The Project consists of constructing, providing, and installing approximately 7,500 l.f. of 8-inch waterline, 24,600 l.f. of 6-inch waterline, 6,500 l.f. of 2-inch waterline, and necessary appurtenances.

Bids will be received for a single prime Contract. Bids shall be on a lump sum and unit price basis, with additive alternate bid items as indicated in the Bid Form.

The Issuing Office for the Bidding Documents is: the office of the Engineer being Boyles and Hildreth, Consulting Engineers, 108 Court Street, Spencer, West Virginia, (304) 927-4574, boyleshildreth@citynet.net.

Prospective Bidders may examine the Bidding Documents at the Issuing Office on Mondays through Fridays between the hours of 8:00 am and 4:00 pm, and may obtain copies of the Bidding Documents from the Issuing Office as described below.

Bidding Documents also may be examined at the Pleasant Hill Public Service District, 122 Nobe Road, Five Forks, WV on Mondays through Fridays between the hours of 9:00 am to 12:00 noon and online at McGraw-Hill Dodge Information Services, http://construction.com/ProjectCenter, http://mhconstruction.mcgraw-hill.com/et/document/indix.htm construction information subscription services; and at the office of the Engineer as outlined above.

Printed copies of the Bidding Documents may be obtained from the Issuing Office, during the hours indicated above, upon payment of a deposit of $100.00 for each set, which is non-refundable.

In addition, there will be a delivery charge of $25.00 if delivery is requested. This delivery charge is not refundable and delivery is at the requester's risk. In order to be considered a valid and responsible Bidder, the Bidder must obtain a copy of the Bidding Documents from the Issuing Office prior to the Bid opening date.

A pre-bid conference will be held at 10:00 am, local time on January 19, 2016 at the District Office situated at 122 Nobe Road, Five Forks, WV. Attendance at the pre-bid conference is highly encouraged but is not mandatory.

Bid security shall be furnished in accordance with the Instructions to Bidders. No Bid security shall be waived or returned because the Bidder failed to or cannot comply with any requirements as set forth in the Bidding Documents or any applicable statutes of the United States, the State of West Virginia and/or all local ordinances.

The Pleasant Hill Public Service District reserves the right to reject any or all Bids, including without limitation, nonconforming, non-responsive, unbalanced, or conditional Bids. Owner further reserves the right to reject the Bid of any Bidder whom it finds, after reasonable inquiry and evaluation, to be non-responsible.

Owner may also 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. Owner also reserves the right to negotiate Contract terms with successful Bidder and Owner reserves the right to waive all minor informalities not involving price, time, or changes in the Work.

Bidders on this work will be required to comply with the Presidents Order No. 11246 which prohibits discrimination in employment regarding race, creed, color, sex or national origin. Bidders must comply with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Anti-Kickback Act (Copeland Act), and Contract Work Hours and Safety Standards Act. The successful Bidder must comply with the minimum rates for wages for laborers and mechanics as determined by the Secretary of Labor in accordance with the provisions of the Davis-Bacon and Related Acts.

The successful Bidder must comply with the minimum rates for wages for laborers and mechanics in accordance with the West Virginia Division of Labor Wages for Construction of Public Improvements pursuant to West Virginia Code 21-5A-3. The successful Bidder agrees to promptly provide all information and perform all work in accordance with the West Virginia Jobs Act, 21-1C of the West Virginia Code and the West Virginia Alcohol & Drug Free Workplace Act, 21-1D of the West Virginia Code. No Bid may be withdrawn for a period of ninety (90) days after the time of the opening of the Bids.

Any Contractor submitting a Bid on this project hereby certifies, indicates, and acknowledges that he has a proper, current, valid license, in accordance with the requirements of West Virginia State Code 21-11-6 and 21-11-11, to perform the contemplated work and meets all the qualifications required by the statutes of the State and subdivision in which the work is to be performed.

All Bidders must also include their Contractor's license number on any Bid(s) submitted. A Subcontractor shall furnish such person's Contractor's license number to the Contractor prior to the award of the Contract as referenced to in the West Virginia State Code 21-11-11.

All Bidders shall understand that their Bid will not be read, and rejected immediately, if proper Bid surety does not accompany the Bid or if the Bid is found to be incomplete or non-responsive. A determination, which may be in certain instances considered contingent upon review and opinion of legal counsel, will be made by the Owner, or his agents or representatives, prior to reading the Bid or the announcement that the Bid will not be read.

It shall be understood that it is the Bidder's responsibility to provide a complete, fully responsive in all aspects, and valid Bid and valid Bid surety conforming to the requirements outlined in the Bidding Documents.


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