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HH 2018-41

October 12, 2018

 

AGC Asks for Construction Exemption from Trucker HOS Rules

 

AGC of America submitted comments this week, individually and as part of the Construction Coalition, to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) requesting that construction industry drivers be exempted from hours of service (HOS) rules. The comments pointed out that the type of driving undertaken by industry drivers does not create the same demands or fatigue concerns as long haul drivers. Because of the seasonal nature of construction and demands on contractors to complete projects under tight time limits the HOS restrictions have significant negative and unnecessary impacts on construction.

 

Congress and FMCSA have acknowledged this problem by providing a variety of exemptions from HOS requirements for some construction operations and materials. However, these limited exemptions, while somewhat helpful, create confusion in implementation and enforcement.  For the complete article, click here.


HIGHWAY FUNDS GREATLY IMPROVE

 

State Road Fund (SRF) revenues are up 21% for the first three months of the fiscal year over the same period last year.  Total dedicated tax revenues through September 2018 are $229.3 million compared to $190 million last year – a $39.5 million increase. This year’s revenue is also 16% above the Governor’s Estimate of $197.3 million.  The increase is due to the highway funding increases passed in June 2017 by the West Virginia Legislature.

 

Motor Fuel, Registration and Privilege Tax revenues – the main revenue sources for the SRF --increases make up the $39.5 million increase.  Motor Fuel taxes are up $22.6 million (23% increase), Registration Fees are up $8.8 million (24% increase), and Privilege Tax is up $8 million (15%). 

 

PREQUALIFICATION LIMITS—UNCOMPLETED WORKLOAD REPORTING

 

The WVDOH reminds contractors that an Uncompleted Workload Form must be completed and emailed to the DOH one week prior to designated letting date IF the bidder is over their prequalified amount. The form should be submitted to DOHContractProcure@wv.gov. Contractors may contact Contract Administration at (304) 558-3304 for additional information. See image of example form.


WVDOH DBE PLAN SUBMISSION

 

The WVDOH wants to encourage bidders to submit their DBE Participation Plan (Section C—Contractor’s Plan for DBE Participation) with their bid; or no later than 5 calendar days after bid opening.  A Participation Plan form is provided by the DOH and the provision outlines what must be included with the plan. DBE plans should be submitted by email to dot.eeo@wv.gov, by fax (304) 558-4236 or personal delivery no later than 4:00 p.m. eastern time on the submission due date. The DOH notes the need to use this email address for submission of DBE plans.

 

Bridge Cleaning/Painting, Various Locations, WVDOH (DOT1900000012)

 

Bids will be accepted until 11:00 AM on 10/31/2018 to establish an open-end contract to provide cleaning and painting of bridges by the Vendor at locations throughout the State of West Virginia by the West Virginia Division of Highways. Bids should be submitted to Finance & Administration, Division of Highways, Building 5, Room A-220, 1900 Kanawha Boulevard East, Charleston, West Virginia 25302. Plans and specifications may be obtained electronically from www.wvOasis.gov, solicitation number: DOT1900000012. For additional information contact Dusty J Smith at (304) 558-9398 or email dusty.j.smith@wv.gov.

 

Design/Construction, Slip Repair, Fern Street, City of Huntington

 

Proposals will be accepted until 10:00 AM on 12/04/2018 for the design and construction of a slip repair located on Fern Street, Huntington, West Virginia. A mandatory walk-through will be held at 10:00 AM on 10/17/2018 at Fern Street, Huntington, West Virginia. Bids should be submitted through the City's electronic bid service www.bidexpress.com. Plans and specifications may be obtained at the City's electronic bid service www.bidexpress.com. For additional information contact Kim Bailey at (304) 696-5590 or email baileyk@cityofhuntington.com.

 

Phase 2 Site Improvements/ Administration Entry, Former Dean Company, City of Princeton

 

Bids will be accepted until 1:00 PM on 11/01/2018 for phase 2 site improvements and administration entry of the former Dean Company Property at 800 Bee Street, Princeton, West Virginia for the City of Princeton Municipal Complex. The exterior site improvements include but are not limited to, site clearing/demo, erosion/sediment control, earthwork for utilities/piping, dewatering, grading, concrete pavement/curbs, asphalt pavement and lawns and grasses. Exterior administration entry and City Council Courtyard construction include but are not limited to, foundations, concrete, site walls, structure, unit masonry, EPDM, canopies, aluminum storefront entry, metal column cover assemblies, aluminum composite wall panels. A walk-thru/site visit will be held at 10:00 AM on 10/23/2018 at 800 Bee Street, Princeton, West Virginia. Bids should be submitted to Mike Webb, City of Princeton, 100 Courthouse Road, Princeton, West Virginia 24740. Plans and specifications may be obtained at Princeton Municipal Building, 100 Courthouse Road, Princeton, West Virginia or at the office of the Architect - E.T. Boggess Architect, Inc. at 101 Rockledge Avenue, Princeton, West Virginia 24740. For additional information contact - E.T. Boggess Architect, Inc., at (304) 425-4491. Plans and specifications are also expected at the CAWV Physical Planroom.


Demolition of Certain Structures, Dover/Robinson/State/Taft Street and Vermont/View Avenue, City of Fairmont


Bids will be accepted until 2:00 PM on 11/01/2018 for demolition of certain structures on Dover, Robinson, State and Taft Street and Short, Vermont and View Avenue for the City of Fairmont, West Virginia. Bids should be submitted to the City of Fairmont, Attn: Purchasing Coordinator, 200 Jackson Street, Room 305, Fairmont, West Virginia. Plans and specifications may be obtained electronically at www.fairmontwv.gov/bids.aspx. For additional information contact Erin Beckman, Purchasing Director, at ebeckman@fairmontwv.gov.


Asphalt Roadway Patching and Paving Phase II, Berlin McKinney Elementary School, Wyoming County Board of Education


Bids will be accepted until 2:00 PM on 10/19/2018 for asphalt roadway patching and paving phase II for the Berlin McKinney Elementary School, Cook Parkway, Oceana, Wyoming County, West Virginia 24870. A mandatory pre-bid conference will be held at 10:00 AM on 10/15/2018 at Berlin McKinney Elementary School, Cook Parkway, Oceana, West Virginia 24870. Bids should be submitted to office of the Superintendent of Schools, 19 Park Street, Pineville, West Virginia 24874. Plans and specifications may be obtained from Donald W. Clay, Director of Operations and Maintenance, at P.O. Box 69, Pineville, West Virginia 24874, (304) 732.6262, ext. 1222. For additional information contact Donald W. Clay at (304) 732.6262, ext. 1222.


Demolition, Unsafe Residential Structure, Mercer County


Bids will be accepted until 4:00 PM on 11/24/2018 for demolition of an unsafe residential structure at 209 High Street in the City of Princeton, Mercer County, West Virginia. Bids should be submitted to 100 Courthouse Road, Princeton, West Virginia 24740, or e-mailed to bjbuzzo@hotmail.com. Plans and specifications may be obtained by contacting Code Enforcement Director, B. J. Buzzo, Jr., at 100 Courthouse Road, Princeton, West Virginia 24740 or by calling (304) 487-5022. For additional information contact Director B. J. Buzzo, Jr. at (304) 487-5022.

 

Pool Demolition / New Spray Ground Park/ADA Improvements, Pipestem Resort State Park (DNR1900000023)

 

Bids will be accepted until 1:30 PM on 11/05/2018 for construction of a new spray ground park, demolition of an outdoor pool and ADA accessibility at the Pipestem Resort State Park, 3405 Pipestem Drive, Pipestem, West Virginia 25979-0150. A mandatory pre-bid conference will be held at 10:00 AM on 10/17/2018 at the Pipestem Resort State Park, McKeever Lodge, Pipestem, West Virginia 25979. Bids should be submitted to Bid Response, Division of Natural Resources, Property & Procurement Office at 324 4th Avenue, South Charleston, West Virginia 25303-1228. Plans and specifications may be obtained electronically at www.wvOasis.gov, solicitation number: DNR1900000023. For additional information contact Angela W Negley at (304) 558-3397 or email angela.w.negley@wv.gov. Plans and specifications are also available at the CAWV Physical Planroom BIN 6.

 

MATERIALS: Crusher run Stone, Denmar Correctional Center Parking Lot, Hillsboro (DEN1900000003)


Bids will be accepted until 11:30 AM on 10/18/2018 for a one-time purchase of approximately 125 tons of ¾” crusher run stone and approximately 125 tons of 3” crusher run stone for the Denmar Correctional Center Parking Lot, HC 64 Box 125, Hillsboro, West Virginia 24946. Bids should be submitted to Denmar Correctional Center, 4319 Denmar Road, Hillsboro, West Virginia 24946. Plans and specifications may be obtained electronically at www.wvOasis.gov, solicitation number: DEN1900000003. For additional information contact James E Cutlip at (304) 653-4201 or email james.e.cutlip@wv.gov.

 

MATERIALS: Concrete Beams/Accessories, Frog Creek Bridge, Kanawha County (DOT1900000030)

 

Bids will be accepted until 1:30 PM on 11/07/2018 for a one-time purchase of concrete beams and needed accessories for the Frog Creek Bridge in Frog Creek, Sissonville, West Virginia. Bids should be submitted to Bid Clerk, Department of Administration, Purchasing Division, 2019 Washington Street, East, Charleston, West Virginia 25305. Plans and specifications may be obtained electronically at www.wvOasis.gov, solicitation number: DOT1900000030. For additional information contact Crystal Rink at (304) 558-2402 or email crystal.g.rink@wv.gov

 

Materials: Pre-stressed Concrete Box Beams/ Accessories, McComas Bridge, Cabell County (DOT1900000031)

 

Bids will be accepted until 1:30 PM on 10/31/2018 for a one-time purchase of pre-stressed concrete box beams and accessories for the McComas Bridge replacement project on County Route 31, Cabell County. Bids should be submitted to Bid Clerk, Department of Administration, Purchasing Division, 2019 Washington Street, East, Charleston, West Virginia 25305. Plans and specifications may be obtained electronically at www.wvOasis.gov, solicitation number: DOT1900000031. For additional information contact Crystal Rink at (304) 558-2402 or email crystal.g.rink@wv.gov.

 

MATERIALS: H. Piling/ W Steel Beams, Parkersburg (DOT1900000032)

 

Bids will be accepted until 1:30 PM on 10/31/2018 for a one-time purchase of H. Piling at approximately 10 inches x 57 pounds per foot and W Steel Beams at approximately 8-inch x 28 pounds per foot. Bids should be submitted to Bid Clerk, Department of Administration, Purchasing Division, 2019 Washington Street, East, Charleston, West Virginia 25305. Plans and specifications may be obtained electronically at www.wvOasis.gov, solicitation number: DOT1900000032. For additional information contact Crystal Rink at (304) 558-2402 or email crystal.g.rink@wv.gov.

 

CONSULTING ENGINEER, Design/Construction for AIRPORT DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS, MORGANTOWN MUNICIPAL AIRPORT

 

Statement of qualifications will be accepted until 3:00 PM on 10/31/2018 from consulting engineering firms to provide design and construction administration/inspection of airport development projects and services for the Morgantown Municipal Airport for a period of approximately five (5) years. Statement of qualifications should be submitted to Paul J. Brake, City Manager, City of Morgantown, 389 Spruce Street, Morgantown, West Virginia 26505. The Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for General Engineering Services is available from the City Manager’s Office or by contacting (304) 284-7405. For additional information contact Emily Muzzarelli, P.E., Assistant City Manager at emuzzarelli@morgantownwv.gov.

 

RE-BID, Construction, Zip Line, Pipestem Resort, (DNR1900000001) 10/10

 

Bonsai Design Inc........................................................................................................ $ 988,564

Danhill Construction Co............................................................................................... 2,168,741

 

Elkins Landfill Central Drain Way Improvements, (DEP1900000010) 10/10


AMPECO, Inc............................................................................................................... $521,168

ALL Construction, Inc................................................................................................   549,890

Mountaineer Infrastructure, LLC...............................................................................   551,025

Green River Group, LLC............................................................................................   682,375

J. F. Allen Company...................................................................................................   728,281

Danhill Construction Company.....................................................................................   733,011

Bear Contracting, LLC................................................................................................   755,995


Demolition of Structures, Department of Development and Planning, Huntington 10/5


7 Structures

Danny Sullivan Excavating, LLC................................................................................... $48,700

 

*CAWV Members in Bold Type