Newton Board of Education Accepting Bids for Security Upgrades at Halsted Middle School

Posted September 17, 2019

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NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that sealed Bids are sought and requested by the Newton Public Schools Board of Education, (hereinafter called "Owner"), for Halstead Middle School Security Upgrades Project; together with all work incidental thereto, in accordance with Drawings and Specifications prepared by EI Associates, 8 Ridgedale Avenue, Cedar Knolls, NJ 07927.




Description of Contract:  Single Overall Contract.


Sealed Bids will be received at the Newton Board of Education Offices at 57 Trinity Street, Newton, NJ 07860, up to, but not later than, 2:00 p.m., Prevailing Time, October 1, 2019.  All bids will be publicly opened and read aloud at that time by the School Business Administrator at the board offices.  No Bids will be accepted after 2:00 p.m.


Bid proposals for the above Contract will be received from Bidders registered with the Division of Revenue and Department of Labor.  All Bidders proposing to Bid shall be classified in accordance with N.J.S.A. 18A:18A-27, as to the character and amount of public work on which they shall be qualified to submit a Bid by the Department of Treasury, Division of Property Management and Construction (DPMC).  Bidders shall submit with the Bid current prequalification certificates issued by the DPMC for one of the following classification:

General Contractor with a DPMC Classification of C008 General Construction, or

General Contractor with a DPMC Classification of C009 General Construction/Alterations and Additions

In addition, the Bidder is required to submit with the Bid, a current prequalification certificate issued to the Bidder or its subcontractor by the DPMC, for the following DPMC Trades:




Each Bidder shall also be registered pursuant to the Public Works Contractor Registration Act, N.J.S.A. 34:11-56.48 et seq. and shall provide a valid and current registration certificate with its Bid as to the bidder and all subcontractors.

Any Bid submitted without a copy of valid and active prequalification/classification certificates may be rejected as non-responsive to the Bid requirements.

Each Bidder shall submit with its bid, a Consent of Surety as per N.J.S.A. 18A:18A-25 from a Surety company licensed to write business in the State of New Jersey, stating that the Surety will provide the successful bidder and its subcontractors with a performance/payment bond in the full amount of the contract. 

One (1) prebid meeting will be held at the Halsted Street Middle School at 59 Halsted Street, Newton, NJ 07860 at 11:00 a.m., Prevailing Time, September 16, 2019. This meeting is conducted for the purpose of considering questions posed by Bidders.  All Bidders are strongly encouraged to attend this meeting. Meeting minutes will be prepared and distributed to all Bidders who have received bid specifications.


The Bid Documents have been prepared by the firm, EI Associates, Architects & Engineers, PA. 8 Ridgedale Avenue, Cedar Knolls, NJ 07927.  Telephone Number (973) 775-7777.

Any and all questions that arise prior to bidding must be submitted in writing and forward via email directly to the EI Associates, Architects & Engineers, PA Attn: Mr. Ralph Nashed at Commencing September 9, 2019 copies of said documents may be examined from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm Monday through Friday, at EI Associates, 8 Ridgedale Avenue, Cedar Knolls, NJ 07927. 


Bid Documents may be obtained directly from the office of the Architect upon receipt of a $125.00 non-refundable payment (business checks or money orders only) made payable to the Newton Board of Education.  Shipping of Bid Documents to Bidders by the Architect is possible if prearranged and paid for by the Bidder in advance.  An additional handling charge of $25.00 per set (business checks or money orders only made payable to EI Associates, will be charged by the Architect for this service.  NO CASH SHALL BE ACCEPTED.


As Bid security, each Bid shall be accompanied by a certified check or Bid Bond made payable to the Owner, in accordance with the amounts and terms described in the INSTRUCTIONS TO BIDDERS.


The Owner requires that all Bids shall comply with the bidding requirements specified in the INSTRUCTIONS TO BIDDERS.  Bids must be submitted on the forms contained in the Bid Specification Package. The Owner may waive informalities in Bids in accordance with the law.  The Owner also reserves the right to reject any and all Bids in accordance with the law. No bid may be withdrawn for a period of sixty (60) days after the opening date.  


All Bidders must submit a Business Registration Certificate and a Political Contribution Disclosure Form with their Bid Package. 


All Bidders must comply with N.J.S.A. 18A:18A-20 "American Goods and Products to be used where possible."


Bidding shall be in conformance with the applicable requirements of N.J.S.A. 18A:18A-1 et seq., pertaining to the "Public School Contracts Law. 


All Bidders are placed on notice that they are required to comply with all requirements of the Laws Against Discrimination, N.J.S.A. 10:2-1 et seq. and the Affirmative Action Regulations, N.J.S.A. 10:5-31 et seq. and N.J.A.C. 17:27 and provide the appropriate documentation.


No bidder who is on the State Treasurer’s or Federal Government’s List of Debarred, Suspended or Disqualified Bidders shall be eligible to bid on this project.


The Newton Public Schools Board of Education reserves the right to reject any, and all Bids, or to waive any informalities in the bidding in accordance with the law. 



Dr. Alfred Savio

School Business Administrator

Newton Board of Education


Posted at: Merriam Avenue School, Halsted Middle School, Newton High School, Newton Board of Education Office, Newton Town Hall; with notice sent to The New Jersey Herald, Newton, NJ, TAPinto Newton and The Star Ledger, Newark, NJ.


Contact Information
  1. Alfred Savio
  2. 9733837392