Current Bids


22-25 Bear Branch Remote Well Addition - Raw & Potable Water Mains

Start Date/Time:

6/15/2022 02:30 PM

End Date/Time:

7/20/2022 10:00 AM




C&S Project No.: H9500.115

Houston County Bid No.: 22-25


Sealed proposals for construction of Bear Branch Remote Well Addition Raw & Potable Water Mains will be received until Wednesday, July 20, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. at 2018 King's Chapel Road, Perry, GA 31069 at which time and place they will be publicly opened and read.  Any proposal received after said time and date will not be considered by the Owner. No proposal may be withdrawn after the closing time for the receipt of proposals for a period of sixty (60) days.


The project consists of, but is not limited to, the following major elements:

Offeror agrees to furnish all materials and equipment and to perform all labor necessary to install ±730 LF of 12” DIP raw water main, ±534 LF of 6” PVC potable water main, ±105 LF of 18” steel casing, fire hydrant, valves, fittings, and all related work.

Time allotted for completion of Work is 60 consecutive calendar days from the date of a written “Notice to Proceed” from OWNER.  All Work shall be completed in accordance with the plans and specifications.  The Work will be awarded in one (1) Contract. The following project schedule is planned:

            Pre-Proposal Conference:                    July 7, 2022 (Mandatory)

            Proposal Opening:                               July 20, 2022

            Award of Contract:                             August 2, 2022

            Preconstruction Conference:               August 16, 2022

            Notice to Proceed*:                             September 5, 2022

            Date of Substantial Completion*:       November 3, 2022

            *Contract Time subject to extension due to material supply chain issues.


Plans, Specifications, and Contract Documents MUST be obtained at the office of CARTER & SLOOPE, INC., 115 Woodland Way, Suite 120, Canton, GA 30114, upon payment of a non-refundable cost of $200.00. An Offeror’s Proposal will not be considered by the Owner unless the Offeror is on record with Carter & Sloope, Inc. as having purchased and received complete Plans, Specifications, and Contract Documents.

Plans, Specifications, and Contract Documents may be examined for public viewing at the following locations:

Houston County Public Works

2018 Kings Chapel Road

Perry, GA 31069

Phone: (478) 987-4280

Carter & Sloope, Inc.

115 Woodland Way, Suite 120

Canton, GA 30114

Phone: (770) 479-8782



Offerors MUST complete the Qualifications of Bidder (Section 00470) in order to be evaluated for award of Contract. See Qualifications of Bidder for additional requirements.


The Scope of Work as described herein is defined as “utility contracting” in accordance with O.C.G.A 43-14-2(17) so the Contractor performing the work must provide proof of a valid license by the State of Georgia as a “Utility Contractor” and must also employ a “Utility Manager” certification holder who will have oversight of all the work.  Therefore, the Contractor submitting a proposal must list the license number of the Contractor performing the utility contracting on the face of the proposal envelope and on the proposal. No proposal will be opened unless it contains the Contractor’s Utility License Number on the envelope.  See Instruction to Offerors for additional proposal requirements.


A Pre-Proposal Conference will be held at 10:00 a.m. local time on Thursday, July 7, 2022 at Houston County Public Works located at 2018 King's Chapel Road, Perry, GA 31069. The Pre-Proposal Conference is mandatory. All prospective Offerors are required to attend to discuss and clarify any questions regarding the Scope of Work.


Proposals shall be accompanied by a bid bond or certified cashier’s check in an amount not less than 10% of the base bid.  All bonds shall be by a surety company licensed in Georgia with an “A” minimum rating of performance and a financial strength of at least five (5) times the contract price as listed in the most current publication of “Best’s Key Rating Guide Property Liability”.  Performance and Payment Bonds, each in an amount equal to 100% of the contract price shall be required of the successful offerors if contract is awarded.  Each Bond shall be accompanied by a “Power of Attorney” authorizing the attorney-in-fact to bind the surety and certified to include the date of the bond.


All anticipated Federal, State, and/or Local permits for this project have been obtained or will be obtained by the Owner prior to issuing the Notice to Proceed.


All qualifying Contractors and Subcontractors performing work with the Houston County Board of Commissioners must register and participate in the federal work authorization program commonly known as E-Verify, or any subsequent replacement program, to verify the work eligibility information of new employees.  In order for a Proposal to be considered, it is mandatory that the Offeror’s E-Verify number be listed on the outside of the Proposal envelope.


All easement and right-of-way for permanent installations have been obtained or will be obtained by the Owner prior to issuing the Notice to Proceed.

              1.12RESERVATION OF RIGHTS

Owner reserves the right to reject any or all Proposals, including without limitation, the rights to reject any or all nonconforming, nonresponsive, unbalanced or conditional Proposals and to reject the Proposal of any Offeror if Owner believes that it would not be in the best interest of the Project to make an award to that Offeror, whether because the Proposal is not responsive or the Offeror is unqualified or of doubtful financial ability or fails to meet any other pertinent standard or criteria established by the Owner.


                                                            Houston County Board of Commissioners

                                                                 Represented by: Mr. Tommy Stalnaker