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Wharton-Smith, Inc./ Winding Pine Pump Station, Town of Cary, NC

November 9

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

MWBE Invitation to Bid – M/WBE Solicitation Assistance Request – Winding Pine Pump Station, Town of Cary, North Carolina

Wharton-Smith is a general contractor who is soliciting proposals from State of North Carolina HUB MBE and WBE subcontractors & suppliers for the Winding Pine Pump Station project for the Town of Cary, North Carolina. This project is scheduled to bid on Tuesday, November 9, 2021 at 1:30 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, &/or phoned in to 407-321-8410.

Bidding documents are available for free download via 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, 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 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: Furnish and install all equipment, superintendence, labor, skills, material and all other items necessary for construction of the Winding Pine Pump Station, including but not limited to pump station structure and interior equipment and piping, standby generator, sanitary sewer and force main piping with connections, grading, paving, access road, controls, all related items, and all other work necessary to render the facilities complete and operational.

Anticipated areas of work that will be subcontracted for this project are:  Surveying, Hauling, Sitework (Demolition, Clearing, Grubbing, Site Preparation, Earthwork, Excavating by Blasting, Aggregate Materials, Rock Anchors, Geotextiles, Erosion and Sedimentation Control, Paving, Utility Structures, Storm Drains, Sewer Cleaning, CCTV Inspection, Storm Drains and Roof Drains, CIPP Gravity Lines, Hydrophilic End Seals, Steel Fencing, Final Grading and Landscaping), Concrete (Concrete Formwork, Reinforcing Steel, Concrete Accessories, Joints in Concrete, Cast-in-Place Concrete, Concrete Finishes, Concrete Curing, Precast Concrete, Precast Concrete Stairs, Structural Precast Concrete, Grout), Masonry (Mortar and Masonry Grout, Masonry Accessories, Unit Masonry), Metals (Metal Materials, Galvanizing, Metal Fastening, Structural Steel, Structural Aluminum, Steel Joists, Metal Decking, Pre-Engineered Cold Form Steel Trusses, Metal Fabrications, Metal Stairs, Ladders, Gratings, Access Hatches & Doors, Stair Treads and Nosings, Bearing Devices and Anchoring), Woods, Plastics and Composites (Rough Carpentry, Plastic Chemical Storage Tanks, Glass Fiber and Resin Fabrications), Thermal and Moisture Protection (Dampproofing, Waterproofing, Building Insulation, Vapor Barrier, Standing Seam Metal Roofing and Wall Panels, Flashing and Sheet Metal, Roofing Specialties and Accessories, Joint Fillers, Sealants and Caulking), Doors and Windows (Steel Doors and Frames, Fiberglass Doors and Frames, Finish Hardware, Glass and Glazing), Finishes (Painting, Polyurethane MIC Coatings), Specialties (Louvers and Dampers, Identifying Devices, First Aid Cabinets, Fire Extinguishers, Emergency Shower/ Eyewash Stations, Toilet and Bath Accessories),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

Winding Pine Pump Station, NC SBA ITB


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