Notice to Contractors

SOUTH CAROLINA STATE HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT COLUMBIA

May 27, 1949

Sealed bids will be publicly opened at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, June 14, 1949 at the Hotel Jefferson, Columbia, S. C., for the construction of the following projects:

Berkeley County – S. C. Docket No. 8.277- F. A. Project No. FH-24-A – (Bridge Work) – Road 11 (Old State Route 402) – the construction of a 151 ft. reinforced concrete, structural steel and treated timber bridge over the west bank of the Cooper River near Moncks Corner. Certified check, Cashiers’s check or cash in the amount of $500.00 required. Cost of plans $2.00.

Aiken County – S. C. Dockets Nos. 2.275 and 2.176 – F. A. Prject No. S-284 (1) – (Road Work) – Roads 22 (Route 390) and 75 – the grading and bituminous surfacing of 3.865 miles on Road 22 (Route 390) from Route 4 northeasterly to Route 394 and of 10.440 miles on Road 75 from Road 21 (Route 391) easterly to Route 39 northwest of Wagener, Certified check, Cashier’s check or cash in the amount of $2,000.00 required. (Total length of project 14.305 miles.)

Allendale County – S. C. Dockets Nos. 3.251 and 3.252 Parts 1 and 2 – F. A. Projects; Nos. S-287 (1) and S-286 (1) — (Road Work) — Roads 40 (Route 516) and 48 (Route 300) — the grading and bituminous surfacing of 8.916 miles on Road 40 (Route 516) From Route 5 north of Fairfax to Route 641 near the Salkehatchie river and of 5.896 miles on Road 48 (Route 300) from U. S. Route 301 at Ulmers southeasterly to Route 641. Certified check, Cashier’s check or cash in the amount of $2,000.00 required. (Total length of project 14.812 miles.)

Berkeley County — S. C. Dockets Nos. 8.275 Parts 1, 2 and 3 and 8.280 – F. A. Projects No. S.160 (1) – (Road Work) — Route 45 and Roads 18 and 107 – the grading and bituminous surfacing of 9.484 miles on Route 45 from Road 6 near Eadytown into U. S. Route 52 with spur on Road 18 near U. S. Route 52 and of 5.430 miles on Road 107 from Route 45 near Pineville to St. Stephens. Certified check, Cashier’s check or cash in the amount of $2,000.00 required. (Total length of project 14.914 miles.)

Chesterfield County – S. C. Dockets Nos. 13.276 Parts 1 and 2 and 13.277 parts 1 and 2 and 13.277 Parts 1 and 2 – F. A. Projects Nos. S-290 (1) and S. 291 (1) – (Road Work) – Roads 30 (Route 900), 32 and 69 (Route 920) – from Route9 at Pageland to the N. C., State line. Certified check, Cashier check or cash in the amount of $1,800.00 required. (Total length of project 11.246 miles)

Clarendon County – S. C. Dockets Nos. 14.260, 14.261 and 14.262 – (Road Work) – Roads 28 (Route 258), 78, 81, 75, 93, 85, 74, 84, 82, 83, 92 and 86 – the grading and bituminous surfacing of 2.826 miles on Road 28 (Route 258) from U. S. Route 521 near Alcolu northerly to a county road, of 1.683 miles on Road 78 from U. S. Route 301 southwest of Manning southerly to Road 62 and 2.389 miles on Roads 81, 75, 93, 85, 74, 84, 82, 83, 92 and 86, being streets in Manning. Certified check, Cashier’s check or cash in the amount of $1,200.00 required. (Total length of project 6,898 miles)

Colleton County – S. C. Docket No. 15.249 Parts 1 through 6 – (Road Work) – Roads 68, 77, 104, 79, 76 and 54 – the grading and biutminous surfacing of 3.244 miles on Road 68 from U. S. Route 15 in Walterboro northernly to Route 64, of 0.385 miles on Road 77 at Walterboro from Road 68 to Route 64, or 0.822 miles on Roads 104 and 79 from Lemacks Street in Walterboro easterly along Savage Street to Route 64 and of 0.805 miles on Roads 76 and 54 from Road 36 westerly to U. S. Route 17. Certified check, Cashier’s check or cash in the amount of $1,000.00 required. (Total lenght of project. 5.256 miles)

Grenville County – S. C. Docket No. 23.301 — (Road Work) — Road 122 – the surfacing with asphaltic concrete surface course of 0.170 mile on Church Street from Thompson street to East North Street in the city of Greenville. Certified check, Cashier’s check or cash in the amount of $500.00 required.

Kershaw County – S. C. Dockets Nos. 28.266, 28.267 Parts 1, 2 and 3 and 28.268 Parts 1, 2 and 3 – F. A. Projects Nos. S-25 (2) and S-296 (1) – (Road Work) – Roads 21 (Route 270), 50, 47, 49 and 48 – the grading and bituminous surfacing of S.242 miles on Road 21 (Route 270) from near Blaney northerly to Route 213 near the Fairfield County line, of 7.790 miles on Roads 50 and 47 from U. S. Route 1 in Blaney southeasterly to Route 26 and of 5.755 miles on Roads 49, 48 and 53 from U. S. Route 1 at Blaney northwesterly to the Richland County line with a spur from Road 53 southerly to the Richland County line. Certified check, Cashier’s check or cash in the amount of $2,500.00 required. (Total length of project 21.787 miles.)

Saluda County – S. C. Docket No. 41-244 Parts 1, 2 and 3 – F. A. Project No. S-295 (1) – (Road Work) – Road 76, 75 and 57 – the grading and bituminous surface of 7.021 miles from Route 23 at Monetta to U. S. Route 178. Certified check, Cashier’s check or cash in the amount of $1,200.00 required.

The Federal Project embraced in this advertisement contemplate the expenditure of funds made available by an Act entitled, “An Act to provide that the United States shall aid the states in the construction of rural post roads and for other purposes,” approved July 11, 1916 and all Acts amendatory thereof and Supplementary thereto, and to the following provisions:

  1. The attention of bidders is directed to the Special Provisions covering the sub-letting or assigning of the contract and to the use of Domestic Materials.
  2. Wage Rates for the Federal Aid Projects will be as follows:
    1. The minimum wage rate paid to all unskilled labor employed on any contract shall be thirty (30) cents per hour.
    2. The minimum wage rate paid to all intermediate grade labor employed on any contract shall be thirty-five (35) cents per hour.
    3. The minimum wage rate paidl to all skilled labor empolyed on any contract shall be fifty-five (55) cents per hour.
  3. The State Projects embraced in this advertisement contemplate the expenditure of State funds and are not subject to the wage limitations shown above relating to the Federal Aid Projects, however, State Projects are subject to the provisions of an Act, approved by the Governor on May 28, 1936 in which it is required “That not less than ninety (90%) per cent of the laborers employed shall be bona fide residents of South Carolina.”
  4. The Contractor’s attention is called to the legal requirements regarding “Bidder’s License” and “Contractor’s License.” No proposal will be read except of those bidders who have secured a Bidder’s license as required by law and who have been duly qualified pursuant to the rules of the State Highway Commission.
  5. Bidders or their accredited representatives will present their bids in person at the opening hour, but where it is impossible to do this, bids may be mailed addressed simply “P. O. Drawer 365, Columbia, S. C.”
  6. In case of personal bond, the Department will accept as collateral security the following only: Cash, U. S. Government Bonds, Federal Land Bank Bonds or Bonds or other obligations of the State of South Carolina or any political subdivision thereof. The Department will no accept certificates of deposit (though protect by depository bond), nor any other similar form of collateral.
  7. No bidder will be permitted to bid on these projects who has not been properly licensed to engage in the business of general contracting by the State Licensing Board for Contractors as provided in Act No. 913 of the Acts of 1936, approved June 2, 1936 and Act No. 750 of the Acts of 1910 approved January 18, 1910.
  8. Request for bridge plans should be addressed to the State Highway Engineer, Drawer 191, Columbia, S. C. Check for plans should be made payable to the State Highway Department. Plans for road projects will no be available for distribution but will have to be examined in the State Highway Department Officers in Columbia, South Carolina. Refunds will be made only to the contractor receiving the award, after he has executed the contract.
  9. The State Highway Department reserves the right to reject any or all proposals and waive any technicalities.
  10. No bids will be received, no will any contractor be allowed to withdraw a bid after the opening hour.

C. R. McMillan
Chief Highway Commissioner

0June 5, 1949  State (published as The State) 
Columbia, South Carolina
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