Notice is hereby given that sealed bids will be received by the:

Ringwood School District

121 Carletondale Road

Ringwood, NJ 07456


Addition of Air-Conditioning to the Gymnasium at the                                                                        DRG#2228A

at the:


Martin J. Ryerson Middle School                                                                         

130 Valley Road                                                                         

Ringwood, NJ 07456                                                                         

NJDOE: 31-4400-53-1000                                                                  


together with all work incidental thereto in accordance with Drawings and Specifications prepared by Design Resources Group, Architects, AIA, Inc., Drawings and Specifications will be available as of Friday, December 16, 2022, at the office of the Architect.


The Instructions to Bidders, Form of Bid, Specifications, Drawings and other contract documents will be available at the office building of the Architects, Design Resources Group Architects, AIA, 270 Davidson Avenue, Suite 303, Somerset, NJ 08873 and can be purchased by prospective bidders upon payment of One-Hundred and Fifty Dollars ($150.00), "NON-REFUNDABLE", for each complete set.  Payment is to be in the form of a check made payable to Design Resources Group, Architects. Prospective bidders will need to enter the building lobby and have their temperatures taken prior to proceeding to DRG’s office.


Bids will be received by the Owner at its offices, located at:

Ringwood School District

121 Carletondale Road

Ringwood, NJ 07456


until 2:00PM prevailing time on Thursday, January 19, 2023, and will be opened and read aloud immediately thereafter.  Bids must include all applicable allowances, unit prices, and numbered alternate bids.


Bids will be received for the following contracts, in accordance with N.J.S.A. 18A:18A-18:




CONTRACT NO.1            Includes all work and materials required to complete the Work outlined in Contract Documents


Bid documents will not be mailed to prospective bidders under any circumstances.


Bidders shall use complete sets of Bidding Documents in preparing Bids.  Neither the Owner nor the Architect will assume any responsibility for errors or misinterpretations resulting from the use of incomplete sets of Bidding Documents.


Each bid must be accompanied by a bid security deposit of an amount equal to at least ten (10%) percent of the amount of the base bid, but not in excess of $20,000, the deposit may be either a certified check or cashier's check drawn on an incorporated bank or trust company payable to the order of the Owner, or a bid bond in favor of the Owner as a guarantee that, in case the contract is awarded to the bidder, he will execute such contract. Submission of the AIA Document A310-1970 or any other form limiting or potentially limiting the penal sum of the bond to any amount less than 10% of the bid price not to exceed $20,000 (such as forms of bond that limit the penal sum to the difference between the bid price and the district’s cost for the work), will be cause for rejection of the bid.[RK1] 


The bid security deposits of all excepting the three lowest bidders will, if requested, be returned after ten (10) days from the opening of bids, Sundays and holidays excepted, and the remaining deposits will be returned when the contract of the successful bidder is approved.


The successful bidder will be required to furnish a New Jersey Statutory Performance Bond and a Labor and Material Payment Bond in the amount of the contract sum.


The Owner reserves the right to waive any informalities in, or to reject, any or all bids.


Attention of the bidders is called particularly to the requirements of conditions of employment and to the minimum prevailing wage rates to be paid under the contract as stated in the Instructions to Bidders, the General Conditions of the Contract for Construction, and the Supplementary General Conditions.


Bidders are required to comply with the "Affirmative Action" requirements of N.J.S.A. 10:5-31 et seq. and (NJAC 17:27).


Bidders are required to comply with the requirements of New Jersey Public School Contracts Law N.J.S.A. 18A:18A-1 et seq.


Bidders are required to comply with “The Public Works Contractor Registration Act” requirements of N.J.S.A. 34:11-56.25 et seq.


No bidder may withdraw his bid for a period of sixty (60) days after the actual date of the opening thereof.



There will be a non-mandatory pre-bid meeting on Tuesday, December 20, 2022 - at 2:30 PM at the Martin J. Ryerson Middle School.


Bidders are strongly recommended to attend this meeting to familiarize themselves with all aspects of the projects.


ANY ADDITIONAL ON-SITE VISITS MUST BE SCHEDULED IN ADVANCE by contacting Steve Evans, Director of Buildings and grounds at 973-962-9146


ANY and ALL Questions are to be directed to the Architect only.  Questions can be either faxed to 732-560-7910 Attn: Frank Bowlby or Christina Marcille or emailed to Frank Bowlby at




All addenda will be issued compliance with New Jersey Public Contracts Law. Any requests for clarification or interpretation must be in writing and in the office of the Architect no later than noon (12:00 p.m. prevailing time) on Monday, January 9, 2023, without exceptions.





BY ORDER OF THE Ringwood School District Board of Education



 [RK1]I included a sample bid bond with the forms.