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Wharton-Smith, Inc/ Mitchell WTP Conventional Treatment, Residuals, Drain Pump Station, and Daniel Clearwell Improvements – Greensboro, NC

December 1, 2022

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

MWBE Invitation to Bid – M/WBE Solicitation Assistance Request – Mitchell WTP Conventional Treatment, Residuals, Drain Pump Station, and Daniel Clearwell Improvements City of Greensboro, NC

Wharton-Smith is a general contractor who is soliciting proposals from the State of North Carolinas HUB & DOT certified MBE and WBE subcontractors & suppliers for the Mitchell Water Treatment Plant Conventional Treatment, Residuals, Drain Pump Station, and Daniel Clearwell Improvements Contract No. 2022-032 for the City of Greensboro, North Carolina. This project is scheduled to bid on Thursday, December 1, 2022 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.

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 The City of Greensboro and our Charlotte 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 work in this contract consists of the following modifications to the existing conventional treatment trains (two 12-MGD trains): installation of static mixers for chemical dispersion, modifications to the flocculation trains and installation of new flocculators on variable frequency drives, modifications to the sedimentation basins including installation of settling plate and sludge removal equipment. The project also includes installation of a drain pump station. Residuals treatment improvements will consist of modifications to the existing equalization basin, construction of a new residuals treatment basin with sludge removal equipment and plate settlers, recycle pump station and waste piping. The Daniel Clearwell improvements shall consist of structural repairs, interior lining installation, drainage improvements and membrane roof repairs and all other Work indicated in the Contract Documents. Volume 2 work will include construction of a perimeter fence and shall be included in the base bid.

Anticipated areas of work that will be subcontracted for this project are:  Surveying, Hauling, Traffic Control, Sitework (Aggregates, Demolition, Excavation, Blasting, Site Clearing, Dewatering, Grading, Earthwork, Fill, Driven Piles, Landscape/Grass, Manholes, Paving and Fencing), Concrete (Concrete Forms, Cast-in-Place Concrete, Concrete Finishes, Concrete Curing, Grouts, Concrete Restoration), Masonry, Metals (Post Installed Anchors and Reinforcing Bars, Structural Steel Framing, Metal Fabrications, Pipe and Tube Railings and Bar Gratings), Woods, Plastics and Composites (Rough Carpentry, Plastic Paneling), Thermal and Moisture Protection (Foamed-in-Place Insulation, Polyvinyl-Chloride PVC Roofing, Roofing Accessories, Joint Sealants), Openings (Aluminum Doors and Frames, Overhead Coiling Doors, Floor Doors, Door Hardware, Fixed Louvers), Finishes (Non-Structural Metal Framing, Shop Priming, Painting, Water Treatment Preliminary Treatment Coatings), Specialties (Fire Extinguishers, Precast Concrete Building, Signage), Hoists & Cranes, Plumbing, HVAC, Process Piping, 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.

SBA Invitation – Mitchell Greensboro NC



December 1, 2022
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