Request for Bids

                                                                                  ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS

                                                                         T.A. LOWERY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
                                                                                        HVAC REPLACEMENT
                                                                      SHENANDOAH JUNCTION, WEST VIRGINIA

Sealed proposals for:

T.A. Lowery Elementary School HVAC Replacement will be received by the Jefferson County Board of Education, 110 Mordington Avenue, Charles Town, WV 25414, until 1:30 PM local time on Thursday, June 11, 2020 (Bids received after this time will not be accepted); at which time and place all bids will be opened and read aloud via video conference. Contractors will not be allowed to observe the bid opening in person (only via video conference). After opening, the bids will be compared as to quality, thoroughness, and cost by the Owner, and Architect/Engineer (OWPR, Inc. Architects and Engineers). Lump sum bids are being solicited for Work included in the above referenced Bid Item for the Project indicated.

The contract documents (hard copy) may be obtained on or after Thursday, May 14, 2020, for purchase at cost plus applicable shipping fees at the office of Charleston Blueprint, 1203 Virginia Street East, Charleston, WV 25301, Phone: (304) 343-1063, Website: The contract documents (digital) can also be obtained via download from ShareFile upon receipt of a nonrefundable check in the amount of $25.00.  Upon receipt of check and valid email address, OWPR (Phone: (540) 552-2151) will provide a password with instructions on accessing and downloading plans and specifications. The contract documents may be reviewed for bidding purposes without charge during business hours at the offices of the Architect or at the locations provided below. All questions prior to bid must be made through Brenda McKinney of OWPR, Inc. at 

Contractors may purchase additional sets of drawings from Charleston Blueprint at their own expense. Contractors purchasing additional bidding documents are also responsible for obtaining and purchasing copies of any and all addenda, including any shipping or handling costs.

As the result of the COVID-19 pandemic social distancing requirements, the district will not conduct a Pre-Bid Conference; however, any interested bidder must contact the Director of Maintenance, Brandan Caton at (304) 582-2490 to schedule a one to one meeting, who will provide access to any and all property relating to the project.  During this meeting, any and all questions asked by the prospective bidder will be provided to all bidders though an addendum.

All bids must be accompanied by a Bid Bond, executed by the Bidder and an acceptable Surety, in an amount equal to 5% of the bid.  The successful bidder will be required to furnish  and pay for a 100% Performance and Material Payment Bond in the amount  of  the  bid  (including all add alternates), as described in the Instructions to Bidders. Each bidder shall ensure that all employees and applicants for employment are not discriminated against because of race, creed, color, sex, or national origin.

No bidder may withdraw his bid within thirty (30) days after the bid opening. The Owner reserves the right to conduct such investigation as necessary to determine the responsibility of a bidder, and to the extent permitted by state law; Jefferson County Schools reserves the right to reject any and all bids, and to make selections from the bids that are solely in the best interest of Jefferson County Schools.

Bidders may examine the bid documents at the following locations:
Jefferson County Board of Education                                                                                 OWPR, Inc. Architects and Engineers
Dr. Bondy Shay Gibson, Superintendent                                                                          200 Country Club Drive SW
110 Mordington Avenue                                                                                                       Plaza One – Building E
Charles Town, WV 25414                                                                                                       Blacksburg, VA 24060

Parkersburg-Marietta Contractors Association                                                                 Construct Connect
2905 Emerson Avenue                                                                                                      30 Technology Parkway South, Suite 100
Parkersburg, WV 26104                                                                                                      Norcross, GA 30092

Construction Employers Assoc. of North Central WV                                                         Contractors Association of West Virginia
2794 White Hall Boulevard                                                                                               2114 Kanawha Boulevard East
Whitehall, WV 26554                                                                                                              Charleston, WV 25311

Kanawha Valley Builders Association                                                                                Dodge Data & Analytics
1627 Bigley Avenue                                                                                                              3315 Central Avenue
Charleston, WV 25302                                                                                                      Hot Spring National Park, AR 71913

Pennsylvania Builders Exchange                                                                                        Construction Journal
1813 North Franklin Street                                                                                              400 SW 7th Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15233                                                                                                             Stuart, FL 34994

Valley Construction News                                                                                              The Blue Book Building & Constr. Network
Roanoke Plan Room and Main Office                                                                               800 E. Main Street
426 W. Campbell Avenue                                                                                                      Jefferson Valley, NY 10535
Roanoke, VA 24014

Ohio Valley Construction Employers Council
21 Armory Drive
Wheeling, WV 26003

Contractors shall comply with all applicable national and state codes and regulations listed in the General and Supplemental Conditions.

Pursuant to Chapter 21-Article 11 of the “West Virginia Contractor Licensing Act” of 1991, all Contractors doing business in West Virginia must be  licensed  to  perform  work  in the  State,  the Contractor’s WV License number must be affixed to all submitted construction bids and fully executed and binding construction contracts and agreements.

                                                           By Order of the Board of Education Jefferson County Schools
                                                                             Dr. Bondy Shay Gibson, Superintendent

Publish: Charleston Gazette-Mail, May 14, 2020 and May 21, 2020.

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