Bids and RFPs

All purchasing procedures for the City of Morganton fall within the guidelines established by the North Carolina General Statutes. The City of Morganton City Council reserves the right to reject any and all bids.

These projects are being let as an informal bids. The 214 Jefferson Street House Demolition project involves the demolition of a home with a footprint of approximately 1,200 SF and the demolition of asphalt and concrete out to the project limits. The project will require the backfilling and grassing of the site once the demolition is complete. The 216 Jefferson Street House Demolition project involves the demolition of a home with a footprint of approximately 1,500 SF and the demolition of asphalt and concrete out to the project limits. The project will require the backfilling and grassing of the site once the demolition is complete. Please review the bid proposal book which provides all of the specific details and information on the project. A vicinity map identifying the location has been provided for your convenience and reference.

Bids can be submitted at any time during our normal business hours of 8:00 A. M. to 5:00 P.M. Monday thru Friday to the Development and Design Services Department, at Morganton City Hall. The bid proposals shall be submitted sealed, by mail, or delivered in person to the Development and Design Services Department on the second floor of City Hall. Mail PO Box 3448  Morganton, NC 28680, Delivery 305 East Union St., Suite A100 Morganton, NC 28655. Bids will be received up until 2:00 P.M. on Tuesday, April 23, 2019, at which time all bids shall be opened and read aloud. The bid opening will take place in the City of Morganton City Hall Conference Room Three. No bids shall be received after the above-stated time.

 

The project involves the grading, demolition, forming and landscaping for construction of concrete sidewalk and curb and gutter. The selected Contractor for the project shall be responsible to work with and coordinate the project the General Contractor for the Hotel project at 400 N Green Street and also work with the City of Morganton Electrical Department in their schedule for installation of conduit and light poles. The concrete work shall be conducted in conjunction with the schedule for the Hotel project. The estimated start time for the proposed concrete work shall be early summer. Please review the bid proposal book which provides all of the specific details and information on the project. A vicinity map identifying the location has been provided for your convenience and reference.

Bids must be received prior to 2:00 P.M. on Tuesday April 30, 2019. Bids can be submitted at any time during our normal business hours of 8:00 A. M. to 5:00 P.M. Monday thru Friday to the Development and Design Services Department, at City Hall. The bid proposals shall be submitted sealed by mail, or delivered in person to the Development and Design Services Department on the second floor of City Hall. Mail PO Box 3448  Morganton, NC 28680, Delivery 305 East Union St., Suite A100 Morganton, NC 28655. All bids must be accompanied by one of the forms of bid security listed in the Bid Summation, references of previous similar projects, and the applicable Affidavit A or B of the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise ( DBE / MBE / WBE ) forms included in the bid packet. Failure to include these items with the bid proposal may be deemed as non-responsive. No bids shall be received after the above-stated time.

 

The City of Morganton Main Street Department seeks a qualified firm or team to design a multi-purpose space in the heart of downtown and to prepare documents, for bid and construction of the design, for that space. Documents necessary will be those customarily provided to implement final accepted design recommendations and include but not be limited to bid and contract documents as well as cost estimations and a projected construction schedule. This space will be connected to the most iconic building and green space in the County, the Historic Burke County Courthouse and Square. A design that incorporates flexibility of the space, historic character of the existing square and art in the space are paramount to the project.


An overview and tour of the site will be available for all interested respondents on Friday, February 1, 11:00 a.m.-1:00p.m. Interested respondents will meet in the Morganton City Hall Council Chambers at 305 E. Union St. A100, Morganton, NC, 28655. The tour will leave from City Hall and walk to the site one block away.

Firms/teams interested in providing the described services must submit their qualifications by February 14, 2019, at 5 p.m. to:

Sharon Jablonski, Main Street Director
112 B. W. Union Street, Morganton NC 28655
or
PO Box 3448, Morganton NC 28680
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Phone: 828/438-5252 Fax: 828/432-2518

Please direct all questions to Sharon Jablonski.

 

Addendum #1

Thank you to everyone who attended the tour of the project site on February 1, 2019. We look forward to hearing back from all of you on the project. Below, you will find the PowerPoint from the tour and a list of those in attendance. The aerial that was shown during the tour was from Google Earth, and the other pictures were from the City of Morganton website & Flickr page.

Addendum #2

TIMELINE UPDATE:

After several conversations about the 8 month turnaround for all documents, we now realize it is an unrealistic expectation.  Originally we had hoped to be under construction in February of 2020, but with the need to involve citizens and the various governments we feel we need to expand that timeline.  Therefore we will change that to a 10  to 12 month window of time for design, construction drawings, and cost estimates.  Going out to bid would not be a part of that timeline.

Addendum #3

February 7, 2019

The courthouse square and Old Courthouse building are on the National Register of Historic Places as well as having Local Historic Landmark status. Any work proposed for these areas will require approval, Certificate of Appropriateness, from the Morganton Historic Preservation Commission (MHPC). This project is expected to have State funding through the NC Arts Council so may trigger a SHPO review; however no Federal funding nor any changes to the building are expected.  Depending on the design, consultation may be sought from SHPO by the MHPC.

There are historic photos, postcards and etcetera of the Old Courthouse and Jail as well as the square and monuments.  Sanborn maps of the square may also be obtained.    These items can be found by searching on line, through the Morganton Burke County Library – North Carolina Room – Picture Burke program, as well as some that the City may have on file.

We have an older survey that can be updated by our City surveyor and/or provide you with that information.  Surveying should be listed as a separate line item when quoting prices as it may be possible for the City to provide that service in the design phase.  Construction phase would also have this as a separate line item.

Location of utilities should be possible through NC811/ULOCO and mapped on the survey.  There is and irrigation system present which has no mapping or locate wire.  It may need to be abandoned and a new system installed.  There also may be a steam tunnel from the Jail to the Old Courthouse which is unknown.

Regarding the County owned/Designated portions of the square; Items such as grading, walkway changes, stone walls, trees, monuments and the like will all need to be coordinated through informal public meetings and through City and County Staff, with formal approvals needed by the Morganton Historic Preservation Commission, City Council, and County Commissioners.  Most all of these items have some flexibility in their treatment, but again, that will have to be determined by those reviewing the design.

The County owned building is home to the Historic Burke Foundation.  The City has a long term lease through 2032, which can be extended through 2047, on the building and square and maintains both.

Large maintenance requires approval from the County and/or others mentioned previously and funding for such items is usually shared.   Funding for this project will primarily be by the City.

Any remaining questions about this project must be submitted by 5 p.m. Friday February 8, 2019.  Staff will answer by 5:00 p.m. Monday, February 11, 2019, to allow everyone sufficient time to finalize their submittals by the deadline of Thursday, February 14, 2019.

Please download a copy of the full addendum below:

City Contact

828-437-8863

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