MILLBURN, NJ - After a small scheduling error, Millburn Township will look to re-work a bid for exterior masonry work at the Short Hills Train Station.

The public notice of the rejection of prior bids was made public at Tuesday's township committee meeting. Resolution 19-107 noted that six companies had bid for the project. They are as follows in descending order from least to most expensive:

  • Arista Renovations, Inc.-36 Acme Ave., Bethpage, NY-Bid of $73,500
  • Abraham General Construction, LLC-81 Northfield Ave., Suite 202, West Orange, NJ-Bid of $145,000
  • Michael J. Malpere Co., Inc.-P.O. Box 187, Cranford, NJ -Bid of $204,999
  • A1 Construction Services-2468 N. Jerusalem Rd., Suite 1, Bellmore, NY-Bid of $235,000
  • Dell-Tech Inc. 930 New York Ave., Trenton, NJ-Bid of $287,000
  • M&M Construction Technology, Inc.-661 Pedton Ave., Staten Island, NY-Bid of $411,786

A revision to the bidding process which required an addendum was sent out on March 14, 2019. The addendum dealt with changes to the bod the township committee felt needed to rise to the level of notice for the bidders.

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However, the addendum was sent out six business days before the sealed bids were received. The required statutory period for an addendum is seven business days.

In a call with TAPinto Millburn/Short Hills, Business Administrator Alex MacDonald explained that as a result of the issued timetable on the addendum, all bids received in the current round of bidding would be rejected by the township, and the addendum will be reworked into the main body of the bid.

Furthermore, the township will re-advertise for the receipt of sealed bids once the bid requirements have been discussed and added to the main bid.