INVITATION FOR BIDS

DEPARTMENT OF WATER, COUNTY OF KAUAI

JOB NO. 05-04, KW-27 - KAUMUALII HIGHWAY
12-INCH MAIN REPLACEMENT ELEPAIO ROAD TO HUAKAI ROAD
WAIMEA-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 October 23, 2008, in the Office of the Department of Water, Lihu`e, Kaua`i, Hawai`i.  Bids received after that 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 in 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 10,200 linear feet of 12-inch, 120 linear feet of 8-inch, 520 linear feet of 6-inch, and 100 linear feet of 4-inch ductile iron pipes, and appurtenances including connections to existing waterlines, removal and disposal of existing Asbestos-Cement, PVC and Ductile Iron waterlines within the State and County Right-of-Way, new valves, new fire hydrants, installation of new service laterals and meter boxes, transfer of service, reconnection of existing service laterals, installation of air valves and permanent cleanouts with meter boxes, salvaging fire hydrants, valves, and valve boxes, and restoration and repaving work, all in accordance with the plans and specifications. The work is located in the following streets:

Approximate Lengths (linear feet) of Ductile Iron Pipe by Size

Street Waterline 12" DIP 8" DIP 6" DIP 4" DIP
Kaumualii Highway A 10,123 36 332
Akepa Road A1   79
Mamo Road A2   17
Mamo Road A3   72
Kikiaola Road A4 48 20
Kekaha Road A5   71  
Kikiaola Harbor Road A6   17
Kaumualii Highway A7 11
Kaumualii Highway A8 15
Kaumualii Highway A9   84
Kaumualii Highway A10 11

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 for other inquiries call the project engineer, Keith Fujimoto, 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 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, and the "A" and "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 October 10, 2008, at 8:30 a.m., at the Department of Water Office.  A site visit is scheduled following the pre-bid meeting.  All interested parties will be responsible for their own transportation to and from the site.

(SB70378 9/29/08)                DEPARTMENT OF WATER, COUNTY OF KAUAI~