INVITATION FOR BIDS
DEPARTMENT OF WATER, COUNTY OF KAUA’I

JOB NO. 03-01, KW-03:  INSTALLATION OF 8-INCH WATERLINE FOR ELEPAIO ROAD
        KEKAHA WATER SYSTEM; KEKAHA, KAUAI, HAWAII
 
Pursuant to Chapter 103D, HRS, SEALED TENDERS will be received up to and opened at 2:00 p.m., Hawaiian Standard Time (HST) on July 31, 2008, in the Office of the Department of Water, Lihue, Kauai, Hawaii.  Bids received after the date and time specified above shall be rejected.  The Manager and Chief Engineer also reserves the right to reject any or all bids, in whole or in part, if deemed to be in the best interest of the County.  Bids must be signed in ink by the person or persons duly authorized to sign bids in the space provided for signature on the bid form.

BIDDERS ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED THAT EVIDENCE OF THE AUTHORITY OF THE PERSON(S) SIGNING THE BID DOCUMENT IS REQUIRED TO BE INCLUDED WITH THE BID DOCUMENTS.  FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH THIS REQUIREMENT WILL BE CAUSE FOR REJECTION OF THE BID AS BEING NON-RESPONSIVE.

SCOPE OF WORK:  Furnishing and installing materials for the installation of approximately 986 lineal feet of 8-inch waterline for Elepaio Road, beginning near the intersection of Elepaio and Aukuu Roads up to the intersection of Elepaio Road and Kaumualii Highway.  Also, furnishing and installing materials for the installation of valves, fire hydrants, connections, and other waterline accessories.

PLANS AND SPECIFICATIONS:  May be examined and obtained at the Department’s office at 4398 Pua Loke Street, Lihue, Kauai.  Contract documents may be obtained upon deposit of One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) for each set in cash, certified check, or cashier’s check payable to the Department of Water along with a typed page with the Company’s name, street address, mailing address, telephone and facsimile numbers.  For inquiries on obtaining the plans and specifications, call the Department of Water at (808)245-5400 or the Project Engineer, Keith Fujimoto, for other inquiries at (808)245-5449.

The contracts documents may be reviewed at the following locations:
  Department of Water Office, Lihue, Kauai, Hawaii
  Building Industry Digest Plan Room, Honolulu, Hawaii
  General Contractors’ Association Plan Room, Honolulu, Hawaii
  Contractor’s Association of Kauai Office, Lihue, Kauai, Hawaii

CONTRACTORS LICENSE: All prospective Bidders must be currently licensed by the State of Hawaii, Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs, Division of Professional and Vocational Licensing.

"A" general engineering contractors and "B" general building contractors are reminded that due to the Hawaii Supreme Court’s January 28, 2002 decision in Okada Trucking Co., Ltd. v. Board of Water Supply, et al, 97 Haw. 450 (2002), they are prohibited from undertaking any work, solely or as part of a larger project, which would require the general contractor to act as a specialty contractor in any area where the general contractor has no license.  Although the "A" and "B" contractor may still bid on and act as the "prime" contractor on an "A" or "B" project (See, HRS § 444-7 for the definitions of an "A" or "B" project), respectively, the "A" and "B" contractor may only perform work in the areas in which they have the appropriate contractor’s license (An "A" or "B" contractor obtains "C" specialty contractor’s licenses either on its own or automatically under HAR § 16-77-32.).  The remaining work must be performed by appropriately licensed entities.  It is the sole responsibility of the contractor to review the requirements of this project and determine the appropriate licenses that are required to complete the project.

PRE-BID CONFERENCE: All potential interested bidders, offerors, subcontractors, and union representatives are invited to attend the pre-bid conference on July 17, 2008, at 8:30 a.m., at the Department of Water Office.  A site visit will be scheduled following the pre-bid conference.

(SB45877 7/02/08)          DEPARTMENT OF WATER, COUNTY OF KAUAI~