Advertisement for Bid (REV 11-4-21)


Separate sealed Bids for the supply and installation of various small water and wastewater projects will be received by the Town of Whitmire at 16 Main Street, Whitmire SC until 2:00 PM local time on December 7, 2021 at which time the Bids received will be publicly opened and read aloud.

The Project will consist of three (3) divisions of work:

Procurement Division I – Water Treatment Plant (WTP) includes one schedules of work.  Division I-Schedule A will receive bids from a qualified general contractor with SC license classification of WP. Services will generally involve the replacement of basin mud valves, a level transmitter, and a SCADA RTU capable of data logging, turbidimeters and controllers, and replacing butterfly valves with electric actuators.

Procurement Division II – Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) includes one-unit price base bid and two-unit price alternate bids.  Division II-Schedule B will receive bids from a qualified general contractor with SC license classification of WP to replace existing surface aerators and install decant plug valves at the WWTP.  Division II-Schedule C-ALTERNATE #1 will providing equipment, materials, and services as specified for cleaning and rehabilitation of up to two existing 35’ diameter clarifiers.  Division II- ALTERNATE #2 will provide new liquid disinfection facilities for the WWTP.  The contractor will provide a base bid and a bid for the two alternatives.

Procurement Division III – Calhoun Street Water Line Replacement will receive bids from a contractor with SC license classification of WL.  Division III work shall generally involve the installation of one connection to an existing 8” water line, approximately 1253 LF of 2” HDPE water line, the relocation of approximately 15 residential service connections, abandonment of existing 2” water line, one ¾” blow-off, and other associated tasks.

All bids shall be on a unit price basis as indicated in the Bid Form.  Interested parties may bid on one or more divisions of work for which they are qualified.

Contractors submitting bids shall be properly licensed in the State of South Carolina to bid and perform the work on which the bid is submitted at the date of the bid.

Copies of the contract drawings, specifications, and bid documents shall be obtained at the office of the Engineer upon receipt of a non-refundable payment of $150.00 for each set.  When requesting copies of the contract drawings, specifications and bid documents, provide the following information about your company:  Mailing address, street / delivery address, telephone and facsimile numbers, and email address.  All Bidders are required to purchase contract documents from the engineer.  Only those contract drawings, specifications and bid documents obtained from the Engineer are official.  Bidders cannot rely on the accuracy of copies of the aforementioned documents, drawings, specifications, etc. obtained from any other sources.  Bidders must be on the Engineer’s official plan holders list for bids to be accepted by the Owner.  Copies of the Contract Documents may be obtained by contacting Gale Teal at (864) 949-1111.  Questions should be directed to the attention of Rich Anderson in writing at [email protected], and must be received in writing prior to 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 30, 2021.

Bid security shall be furnished in accordance with the Instructions to Bidders.  Performance and Payment Bonds, each in the amount of 100% of the contract price will be required of the successful WP and WL bidders.

All contractors, subcontractors and vendors are required to be registered in the federal System for Award Management (SAM). Bidders on this work will be required to comply with the President’s Executive Order No. 11246 & Order No. 11375 which prohibits discrimination in employment regarding race, creed, color, sex, or national origin.  Bidders must comply with Title VI if the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Davis-Bacon Act, the Anti-Kickback Act, the Contract Work Hours and Safety Standards Act, and 40 CFR 33.240.

No bid will be considered unless the bidder is legally qualified, on the date of the bid, under the provisions of the South Carolina Contractor’s Licensing Law (South Carolina Code of Laws as amended on April 1, 1999, Chapter 11, Sections 40‑11‑10 through 40‑11‑428).  Contractors shall have a classification of WP.

Bids will be evaluated according to the Instruction to Bidders, and the Owner intends to select the lowest responsive bid from a responsible bidder.  The Owner reserves the right to reject any or all bids or waive any informality in the bidding.  No bidder may withdraw his bid within 90 days after the actual date of the opening thereof.

Section 746 of Title VII of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2017 (Division A – Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2017) and subsequent statutes mandating domestic preference applies an American Iron and Steel requirement to this project. All listed iron and steel products used in this project must be produced in the United States. The term “iron and steel products” means the following products made primarily of iron or steel: lined or unlined pipes and fittings, manhole covers and other municipal castings, hydrants, tanks, flanges, pipe clamps and restraints, valves, structural steel, reinforced precast concrete, and construction materials. The DeMinimis and Minor Components Waiver apply to this contract.




Title:     MAYOR

Date:  November 4, 2021