SEALED PROPOSALS will be received by the Borough of Madison, County of Morris, State of New Jersey, in the Planning Board Room, 2nd Floor, Hartley Dodge Memorial, Kings Road, Madison, New Jersey, on Tuesday, October 18, 2005 at 10:00 AM, prevailing time, and at that time will be publicly opened and read for the NEW FIRE / POLICE FACILITY. Bid prices shall remain firm for a period of sixty (60) days.

Bids shall be addressed to the Borough Clerk, Borough of Madison in the Hartley Dodge Memorial Building on Kings Road, Madison, New Jersey 07940. Each Proposal must be enclosed in a SEALED ENVELOPE, properly endorsed with the name of the Bidder, with the designation "BOROUGH OF MADISON, SEALED BID, NEW FIRE / POLICE FACILITY, Tuesday, October 18, 2005 at 10:00 AM". Any envelope that is received that is not properly marked causing it to be opened prior to the bid will be invalidated.

Proposals must be hand delivered at the time and place designated above. Proposals that are mailed, sent using a carrier or dropped off prior to the bid opening will NOT be accepted.

The project includes, generally, but is not limited to:

1. Construction of new Fire / Police Facility (building construction).

2. Sitework and landscaping

3. Alteration of existing and new site utilities

4. Alteration of existing parking area.

In addition to the proposal, each bidder may be required to submit a statement of his or her qualifications, experience, financial ability, equipment and a non-collusion affidavit. Failure to submit same with the proposal may result in rejection of the bid. All bids must be submitted on the Proposal Forms furnished by the Borough. Bids on any other forms will not be accepted. Bid documents and specifications are available for purchase from September 6, 2005 through September 26, 2005 at the offices of Holt ∙ Morgan ∙ Russell Architects located at 350 Alexander Street, Princeton Township, NJ from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday Friday. The purchase cost of $200. per copy is required at the time of pick-up.

A mandatory pre-proposal meeting shall be held in the Planning Board Room, 2nd Floor, Hartley Dodge Memorial, Kings Road, Madison, New Jersey, on September 27, 2005 at 10:00AM. Attendance by bidders is required for acceptance of Proposals. Bid documents and specifications shall be available for purchase at this meeting.

Sealed Proposals must be accompanied by: (1) a duly executed Bid Proposal Guarantee in the form set forth in the Bid Package; (2) a certified check, cashier's check or bid bond, payable to the Borough of Madison, in an amount equal to 10% of the bid (based upon the highest total bid, if alternative bids are involved), but not to exceed $20,000, and (3) a duly executed Certificate of Surety and Power of Attorney on the standard New Jersey Statutory bond form, as set forth in the Bid Specifications, issued by a surety company licensed to do business in the State of New Jersey.

The Borough of Madison reserves the right to reject any or all bids and to waive any informalities therein and to accept any bid that will be in the best interest of the Borough of Madison according to N.J.S.A. 40A:11-1.

Proposals for this contract will be accepted only from bidders who have been properly qualified in accordance with the requirements of the Specifications.

Bidders are required to comply with the provisions of the New Jersey Prevailing Wage Act, Chapter 150 of the Laws of 1963, effective January 1, 1964. Bidders are required to comply with the requirements of N.J.S.A. 10:5-31 et seq. and N.J.A.C. 17:27.

Attention is called to the fact that the contractor must ensure that employees and applicants for employment are not discriminated against because of their race, creed, color, sex or national origin and to the greatest extent possible, opportunities for training and employment shall be given to lower-income residents of the project area and that, when possible, contracts shall be awarded to business concerns owned by area residents. Bids for proposals in excess of $l00,000 must be accompanied by a written Affirmative Action Plan.