Section .0800 ‑ Prequalification: Advertising And Bidding Regulations

Link to law: http://reports.oah.state.nc.us/ncac/title 19a - transportation/chapter 02 - division of highways/subchapter d/19a ncac 02d .0801.html
Published: 2015

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SECTION .0800 ‑ PREQUALIFICATION: ADVERTISING AND

BIDDING REGULATIONS

 

19A NCAC 02D .0801       PREQUALIFYING TO BID: REQUALIFICATION

(a)  In order to ensure that contracts let pursuant to G.S.

136-28.1(a) are awarded to responsible bidders, prospective bidders and

contractors shall comply with the rules set forth in this Section except as

otherwise provided by law.  For highway construction, maintenance and repair

contracts other than those specified in G.S. 136-28.1(a), specific project

prequalification requirements to satisfy Paragraph (c) of this Rule shall be

specified in the bid documents for specific project contracts.

(b)  In order to be eligible to contract with the Department

pursuant to G.S. 136-28.1(a), all prospective bidders and subcontractors shall

be prequalified with the Department to ensure that they are responsible bidders

and reputable contractors capable of effectively and efficiently performing the

work awarded to them.

(c)  The requirements of prequalification are as follows:

(1)           Applicants shall demonstrate the necessary

experience, knowledge, and expertise to safely perform and timely complete

highway construction projects in which they bid or subcontract;

(2)           Applicants shall demonstrate that they have

sufficient financial resources, including available equipment and qualified

personnel, to adequately perform and timely complete highway construction

projects in which they bid or subcontract;

(3)           Applicants shall demonstrate that they have

the necessary knowledge and expertise to comply with all state and federal

environmental laws relating to highway construction, maintenance and repair

contracts; and

(4)           Applicants shall certify they are

independent and not affiliated with other bidders of the same project.

(d)  Bidders shall comply with all applicable laws

regulating the practice of general contracting as contained in G.S. 87.

(e)  Prospective bidders and subcontractors shall update

their prequalification status annually and shall requalify every three years.

(f)  A prequalified bidder or subcontractor must maintain

compliance with the rules in this section at all times in order to be eligible

to contract with the Department pursuant to G.S. 136.28.1(a). If at any time a

bidder or subcontractor fails to comply with these rules, the Department shall

disqualify the bidder or subcontractor from any further bidding until he is

able to demonstrate compliance with these requirements by requalifying.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 136‑18(1); 136‑28.1;

136‑44.1; 136‑45; 143B‑350(f);

Eff. April 3, 1981;

Amended Eff. February 1, 2008; October 1, 1995; December

1, 1994; December 29, 1993; November 1, 1991.