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Wharton-Smith/French Broad River Intake and Pumping Station/Hendersonville, NC

January 14

Wharton-Smith, Inc. Charlotte Water/Wastewater Estimating Department

MWBE Invitation to Bid – French Broad River Intake and Pumping Station project for the City of Hendersonville, North Carolina

Wharton-Smith is a general contractor who is soliciting proposals from State of North Carolina HUB, DOT, DOA, & SBA MBE and WBE (DBE) subcontractors & suppliers for the French Broad River Intake and Pumping Station project for the City of Hendersonville, North Carolina. This project is scheduled to bid on Thursday, January 14, 2021 at 2:00 PM. Please submit your proposed scope of work to us at least 24 hours prior to the bid date & your firm pricing for that scope of work to us by 8:00 am on bid day. Proposals may be emailed to ehaiderer@whartonsmith.com, &/or phoned in to 704-525-5695 ext. 5305.

Bidding documents are available for free download via www.isqft.com. If you would like to receive a copy of the Plans, Specs, & Addenda, please email your request including your company’s name & contact information to dwalters@whartonsmith.com, or call 704-525-5695 ext. 5301. Please be sure to provide the project name in the subject line. Upon receiving your email, we will send you an Invitation-to-Bid, which provides a link to the project via www.isqft.com. The iSqFt website will provide instructions on how to log in & view or download the bidding documents. Please do not hesitate to contact Danielle Walters (704-525-5695 ext. 5301) with any questions you might have regarding the use of the “iSqFt” website. Please feel free to contact us should you need assistance reviewing the Contract plans & specs. Bidding Documents are also available for viewing at our Charlotte division office located at 5601 Seventy Seven Center Drive, Ste. 120, Charlotte, NC 28217. Please call ahead to ensure someone is available to assist you at 704-525-5695.

Project Scope of Work: The project consists of construction of raw water supply facilities including raw water intake structure with three fixed mechanically cleaned trash racks; raw water pumping station with three vertical diffusion vane pumps, surge tank and compressor, and a traveling bridge crane; standby power; and site work.

Anticipated areas of work that will be subcontracted for this project are:  Surveying, Hauling, Sitework (Excavation, Fill, Trenching, Backfilling, Embedments for Conduits, Rip Rap, Coffeerdams, Micropiles, Sheet Piles, Fencing, Gates, Seeding), Concrete (Crack Repair, Tightness Testing, Forming, Joints and Accessories, Reinforcing, Cast-In-Place, Place, Finishing, Curing, Grouting, Mass Concrete), Masonry, Metals (Steel Joist Framing, Steel Decking, Metal Fabrication, Structural Metals, Metal Railing, Metal Gratings, Anchorage in Concrete and Masonry), Rough Carpentry, Thermal and Moisture Protection (Damproofing, Thermal Insulation, Fluid-Applied Membrane Air Barriers, Single-Ply Roofing, Sheet Metal, Roof Specialties and Accessories, Joint Sealants), Openings (Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic Doors and Frames, Floor Access Door and Hatches, Aluminum Entrances and Assemblies, Finish Hardware, Glass, Glazing, Louvers and Vents), Finishes (Resilient Flooring, Architectural Painting, Protective Coatings), Specialties (Identifying Devices, Miscellaneous Specialties), Precast Arch-Box Culvert, Plumbing, HVAC and Electrical

If your company requires our help to establish a specific scope of work, which is economically feasible & realistic for your company, and/or if you feel a scope of work is too large for your firm to handle individually, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Please advise us should your company require special accommodations with payment terms, bonding, or insurance in order to provide pricing for this project. Depending on the type of subcontract work, we may also be able to waive subcontractor bonding requirements to make it easier for your company to quote the work. We can also provide assistance to qualified minority businesses in need of equipment, loan capital, lines of credit, or joint pay agreements to secure loans, supplies, or letters of credit, including waiving credit that is ordinarily required. If establishing loan capital or lines of credit to purchase materials to be installed on this project is an impediment to your company bidding work, we will gladly work with your material suppliers to set up joint check agreements or assist in obtaining the same unit pricing as our suppliers to enable you to bid this project.

Wharton-Smith, Inc. will offer “Quick Pay Commitment” to all MWBE’s to assist qualified minority businesses with their cash flow, which means a commitment to pay MWBE’s within 20 days after the Contractor confirms that the work has been performed & completed properly. Should the terms of this policy be unacceptable for your company, we will gladly negotiate terms; however these agreements should be complete prior to bid date.

Wharton-Smith, Inc. is willing to review any responsible quote & will negotiate terms, if appropriate.  Any other questions regarding this project may be directed to Walters, 704-525-5695 Ext. 5301 or dwalters@whartonsmith.com.

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January 14
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