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Wharton-Smith/North Durham WRF Improvements Ph. 2/Durham County, NC

May 25

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

MWBE Invitation to Bid – M/WBE Solicitation Assistance Request – North Durham WRF Improvements Ph. 2, Durham County, NC

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 North Durham Water Reclamation Facility Process Improvements Phase 2 for Durham County, North Carolina. This project is scheduled to bid on Tuesday, May 25, 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, &/or phoned in to 704-525-5695 ext. 5301.

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: Plant A Preliminary Treatment modifications, new Plant A and B odor control facilities,  new Camden Avenue Pump Station, Plant A Primary Settling Tank modifications, Plant A Equalization, Tertiary Filter upgrades, new Hypochlorite Storage Facility, WAS storage improvements, new Sidestream Treatment Facilities, Plant B Equalization Mixing Modifications, Anaerobic Digester Improvements, site/stormwater improvements, and electrical improvements at the North Durham WRF.

Anticipated areas of work that will be subcontracted for this project are:  Surveying, Hauling, Sitework (Demolition, Earthwork, Aggregate Materials, Flowable Materials, Geotextiles, Clearing, Grubbing, Erosion and Sedimentation Control, Surface Restoration, Paving and Surfacing, Utility Structures, Storm Drains and Roof Drains, Inline Check Valves, Foundation Drainage System, Lead-Based Paint Abatement, Steel Fencing, Final Grading and Landscaping), Concrete (Concrete Formwork, Reinforcing Steel, Concrete Accessories, Joints in Concrete, Cast-in-Place Concrete, Concrete Finishes, Concrete Accessories, Joints in Concrete, Cast-in-Place Concrete, Concrete Finishes, Concrete Curing, Precast Concrete, Grout, Concrete Repairs), Masonry (Mortar and Masonry Grout, Masonry Accessories, Unit Masonry), Metals (Metal Materials, Galvanizing, Metal Fastening, Stainless Steel, Structural Steel, Structural Aluminum, Metal Fabrications, Metal Stairs, Ladders, Handrail and Railings, Grating, Access Hatches and Access Doors, Castings, Stair Treads and Nosings, Bearing Devices and Anchoring), Woods and Plastics (Rough Carpentry, Glass Fiber and Resin Fabrications), Thermal and Moisture Protection (Dampproofing, Waterproofing, Vapor Barrier, Single Pay Membrane Roofing (PVC or KEE), Flashing an Sheet Metal, Roof Specialties and Accessories, Joint Fillers, Sealants and Caulking), Doors and Windows (Fiberglass Doors and Frames, Aluminum Storefront, Finish Hardware, Glass, Glazing), Finishes (MIC Coating System, Painting) Specialties (Identifying Devices, Fire Extinguishers), Special Construction (Aluminum Flat Covers), 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


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