Project Bid

Morris Hills BOE: Morris Hills HS Mechanical Replacement Project

Project Summary

The Morris Hills Regional District Board of Education hereby advertises for competitive bids in accordance with N.J.S.A. 18A:18A-21(a) (b) and Federal Regulations 2 CFR 200.320 (c) (2).

Bid No22-005                            Morris Hills High School Mechanical Replacement Project

This project consists of the removal, replacement and installation of steam boilers, unit ventilators, mechanical units, etc. with new hydronic system and all associated automatic temperature control and other work as shown on the drawings and as specified, etc. at Morris Hills High School.

All necessary bid specifications and bid forms may be secured upon written request to the Architect, FKA Architects, 306 Ramapo Valley Road, Oakland, NJ by sending an email to, by calling FKA Architects at 201-644-0505, or online at Plans may NOT be picked up in person. Electronic versions of the plans and specifications may be purchased for a non-refundable fee of $50.00 CERTIFIED CHECK, CASH OR MONEY ORDER ONLY made payable to FKA Architects.

Bids must be submitted in a sealed envelope and delivered to the Office of the School Business Administrator/Board Secretary of the Morris Hills Regional District Board of Education on or before the date and time indicated below. The envelope to bear the following information:

Title:                                         Morris Hills High School Mechanical Replacement Project

Name and Address of the Bidder 

Bid Number                             22-005            

Bid Opening Date:                   Tuesday, December 14, 2021

Bid Opening Time:                  2:00 p.m.

Location of Bid Opening

Morris Hills Regional District Board of Education

48 Knoll Drive

Rockaway, New Jersey 07866

The bid opening process will begin on the above-advertised date and time at the Board Offices, 48 Knoll Drive, Rockaway, New Jersey 07866.  Bids may also be submitted to the School Business Administrator/Board Secretary or his designee at the bid opening meeting, prior to the advertised date and time. On the advertised date and time, the School Business Administrator/Board Secretary shall publicly receive and open all bids.

No bids shall be received after the time designated in the advertisement. (N.J.S.A. 18A:18A-21(b)). 

The Board of Education does not accept electronic (e-mail) submission of bids at this time.

There will be a pre-bid meeting on November 30, 2021 at 3:00 p.m. While attendance is not mandatory, all prospective bidders are strongly encouraged to attend this important meeting, which will be held at the project site,

Morris Hills High School

520 West Main Street

Rockaway, New Jersey 07866

“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 et seq.”

Statement of Ownership Requirement: Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 52:25-24.2, Bidders shall submit a statement setting forth the names and addresses of all persons and entities that own ten percent or more of its stock or interest of any type at all levels of ownership.

A bidder on a public works project for a Board of Education where the cost of the work exceeds $20,000.00 must first have been qualified by the Department of the Treasury, Division of Property Management and Construction, pursuant to N.J.S.A. 18A:18A-27 through 33, and shall submit with his bid a Prequalification Affidavit—No Material Adverse Change, a copy of a valid and active NOTICE OF CLASSIFICATION, a certified copy of a Total Amount of Uncompleted Contracts Form and such Affidavit that subsequent to the latest such statement submitted by him, there has been no material adverse change in his qualification information except as set forth in said Affidavit.

Each bid shall be accompanied by a bid bond, cashier’s check or certified check made payable to the Morris Hills Regional District Board of Education, for ten percent (10%) of the amount of the total bid, however, not to exceed $20,000.00.

Bidders are required by law to submit a Statement of Ownership Disclosure form statement setting forth the names and addresses of all persons and entities that own ten (10%) percent or more of its stock or interest of any type at all levels of ownership.

The bid package will also include other documents that must be completed and returned with the bid.   Failure to comply with Instructions to Bidders and to complete and submit all required forms may be cause for disqualification and rejection of the bid.

All contractors named in this proposal shall possess a valid and current New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development Public Works Contractor’s Registration Certificate pursuant to N.J.S.A. 34:11-56.48 et seq., at the time the proposal is received by the Board of Education.

The Board of Education reserves the right to reject any or all bids, pursuant to N.J.S.A. 18A:18A-18, N.J.S.A. 18A:18A-2(s), (t), (x), (y), 18A:18A-4(a-c), and N.J.S.A. 18A:18A-22, and to waive minor informalities or non-material exceptions, that may be in the best interest of the Board.  

Public Notice: Procuring Goods and Services Financed with Federal Funds

The Morris Hills Regional District Board of Education hereby provides public notice that federal funds will be used to procure the goods/services as outlined in the bid specifications. The percentage of the cost of the goods/services are outlined below:

Program                                 Percentage of the Total Cost of Bid

ESSER II                                                    13.00 %

ARP ESSER                                               23.57 %

NJ ESIP                                                     46.39 %

Capital Project Funds:                           17.04 %

Total:                                                      100.00 %


As a requirement for submission of the bid, all bidders are to read the CERTIFICATIONS Section for FEDERAL CONTRACT REQUIREMENTS, found at the end of the bid package. Bidders shall be responsible for the completion, execution and submission of all required CERTIFICATION documents.


Work to be funded by and/or performed as part of Owner’s Energy Savings Improvement Program shall be subject to the Energy Savings Improvement Program Law, N.J.S.A. 18A:18A-4.6 and N.J.S.A. 18A:18A-42 and related rules, laws and regulations.

COVID-19 Vaccination/COVID-19 Testing–Executive Order #253

Effective October 18, 2021, all school districts must maintain a policy on COVID-19 Vaccination and COVID-19 Testing for “covered workers.” All contracted service providers submitting bids/proposals to the board of education are requested to review Executive Order #253 as issued by Governor Phil Murphy of New Jersey.


School Business Administrator/Board Secretary

Bid Information

Due Date:December 14, 2021
Due By:2:00 pm
Contact NameJoann Auricchio
Contact TitleBusiness Administrator
Organization:Morris Hills Regional District
Street Address:48 Knoll Drive,
Zip Code:07866
Bid Package Fee:$50.00

Pre-Bid Meeting and Walk-through

Meeting Date:November 30, 2021
Meeting Time:3:00 pm
Meeting Place:Morris Hills High School (Main Lobby)
Street Address:520 Main Street
Zip Code:07866

Planholder’s List:

Contractor Name Contractor Phone
  • Dodge 413-893-0645
  • DeSesa Engineering 973-597-0070
  • Johnson Controls 732-215-8679
  • ConstructConnect 513-625-9230
  • Centralpack Engineering 973-625-9230
  • EACM Corp. 732-842-4777
  • Thassian Mechanical 732-787-3300
  • H&S Construction & Mechanical 908-352-4345
  • In-Line Air Conditioning, Inc. 201-285-5823
  • Kappa Construction Corp. 732-380-7045
  • Amco Enterprises 908-241-4177