Advertisement for Bids & Notice of Public Meeting for Proposed Alternate Bids for Preferred Products- James B. Hunt Jr Library bookBot Lighting Replacement

Sealed proposals will be received by NC State University. Attention Michael Baker, until 11:00 am on March 12, 2024, in conference room 301, Administrative Services III Building 2601 Wolf Village Way, Raleigh, NC 27695, and immediately thereafter publicly opened and read for the furnishing of labor, material, and equipment for the construction of:

North Carolina State University
James B. Hunt, Jr Library
bookBot Lighting Replacement
SCO# 22-25877-01A
NC State# 202220025

This project replaces bookBot fluorescent lighting with LED lighting and remote ballast, and the installation of a lighting control system.

Bids will be received for Electrical Single Prime bid contracts.  All Proposals will be lump sum.

Bid documents are available for examination in the plan rooms:

  1. The local North Carolina offices of Dodge Data and Analytics;
  2. The Eastern Regional Offices of CMD Group in Norcross, GA;
  3. The offices of the Designer:

LaDawn Sanders Affiliated Engineers, Inc.,1414 Raleigh Rd #305, Chapel Hill, NC 27517; 919-419-9802

  1. The North Carolina Institute of Minority Economic Development, Inc. (NCIMED) Plan and Resource Center at 114 W. Parrish St., 6th Floor, Durham, NC; 919-956-8889 or 919-287-3036
  2. The Hispanic Contractors Association of the Carolinas (HCAC) in Winston-Salem, Charlotte and Raleigh Areas – 877-227-1680;

Complete plans and specifications for this project in electronic format can be obtained from

LaDawn Sanders, Affiliated Engineers, Inc., 1414 Raleigh Rd #305, Chapel Hill, NC 27517 during normal office hours after 1/29/24. Email requests for the electronic documents may be sent to LaDawn Sanders.

Full printed copies may be obtained by those qualified as prime bidders, upon deposit of one hundred dollars ($100) in cash or certified check with a minimum of 48 hours’ notice to lsanders@aeieng.com. Electronic copies of complete plans and specifications will be made available at no charge. The full plan deposit will be returned to those bidders provided all documents are returned in BOUND, good, usable condition within ten (10) days after the bid date.

The State reserves the unqualified right to reject any, and all proposals.

North Carolina State University has an affirmative policy of fostering, promoting, and conducting business with minority-owned enterprises.  Minority contractors are encouraged to participate in the bidding process.

The bidder must include completed minority business subcontractor documentation form(s) with their proposal, or the bid may be considered non-responsive and invalid.

Bidders must have a valid NC Unlimited Electrical Contractors license.

Pre-Bid Meeting: A mandatory Pre-bid meeting will be held for all interested bidders on February 13, 2024, at 11:00 AM, in room 4101, James B. Hunt, Jr. Library 1070 Partners Way, Raleigh, NC 27606.

The meeting will address project specific questions.

Notice of Public Meeting for Proposed Alternate Bids for Preferred Products: An open public meeting will be held on February 13, 2024, at 2:30 PM in conference room 101, Administrative Services III Building 2601 Wolf Village Way, Raleigh, NC 27695

The meeting is to identify preferred brand alternates and their performance standards pertinent to this project.

In accordance with GS133-3, Section 64. (C) and State Construction Office procedures the following preferred brand items are being considered as Alternates by the owner for this project:

LED Architectural Lighting with remote drivers

A copy of pertinent sections of the performance standards may be obtained by contacting the designer at the address or phone number noted above.