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Pursuant to Section 143-129 of the General Statutes of North Carolina, sealed proposals endorsed “Natural Gas System Improvements Southridge Parkway – Phase 1” will be received by the City of Bessemer City Customer Service and Finance Department in the City Hall Annex, 125 E. Virginia Avenue, until 2:00 P.M., on Tuesday, April 18, 2023, at which time they will be publicly opened and read.

This project involves the installation, tie-ins to the existing natural gas distribution system and commissioning of approximately 3,000 linear feet of 6-inch, 4-inch and 2-inch polyethylene natural gas mains and appurtenances. The methods of installation for the mains shall include direct bury, bore, and horizontal directional drill.

All work shall be completed in accordance with the Specifications included in the bid package. The bid submitted shall include the cost to install various pipeline facilities (pipe, fittings, valves, etc.) listed in the Proposal Form. All work completed on the City of Bessemer City natural gas system shall be completed in accordance with local, state, and federal regulations as described in the Contract Documents.

Proposals must be submitted on the standard form provided in the Contract Document booklet and must be marked “Proposal for Natural Gas System Improvements Southridge Parkway – Phase 1”. The quantities listed for the various requirements of these specifications are estimated quantities with the City reserving the right to make quantity adjustments should the need arise.

Digital or printed Bid Packages may be requested from RK&K. To request a package, contact Brian Hahn at:


(804)240-8211 or

A pre-bid conference will be held on Thursday, April 6, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. in the Conference Room of the Public Works Building at 405 N. 9th Street, Bessemer City, North Carolina, for the purposes of explaining the Scope of Work and answering questions related to the project.

Each proposal must be accompanied by a deposit equal to five (5%) percent of the total Bid amount. This deposit may consist of cash or a certified check drawn on a bank or trust company authorized to do business in the State of North Carolina or on a bank insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, payable to the City of Bessemer City, North Carolina, or a five (5%) percent Bid Bond issued by any insurance company authorized to do business in the State of North Carolina, the deposit to be retained in the event of failure of the Successful Bidder to execute the contract within (10) days after the award or to give satisfactory surety as required.

All contractors are hereby notified that they shall properly comply with any North Carolina state laws governing their respective trades.

The length of the Contract will be thirty (30) calendar days.

The City of Bessemer City reserves the right to reject any and all bids and will not discriminate against any bidder submitting a bid because of race, creed, color, national origin, religion or handicap.


Diane Jenkins Finance Director

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