Details for CUC-IFB-23-011 Lower Miha Sewer_2cx9.25_01.06.23


Commonwealth Utilities Corporation
3rd Floor, Joeten Dandan Commercial Building
P.O. Box 501220 • Saipan, MP 96950
Telephone: (670) 664-4282 • Fax: (670) 235-5131


The Office of the Executive Director, Commonwealth Utilities Corporation (CUC) is soliciting competitive sealed bids from
qualified firms for the Lower Miha Sewer Line Replacement in Saipan, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.
The project consists of but not limited to the installation of gravity sewer main, new sewer manholes, new service laterals,
connection to existing service laterals, and the abandonment of existing sewerline, removal and disposal of existing sewer
The project is funded by a grant from the United States of Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) and CUC. The award of
this project is contingent upon receipt of approval for project award from USEPA.
CUC requires the project to be completed in 365 calendar days from date of award of contract.
Prospective Bidders for this IFB must pre-register with the CUC Procurement & Supply Division. The IFB package may be
obtained from the CUC Procurement and Supply Office, 3rd Floor, Room No. 3, Joeten Dandan Commercial Building,
Saipan, between 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except on government
observed holidays upon completion of registration and presentation of a receipt evidencing a non-refundable payment to
the CUC Treasury Section, by cash, check or credit card in the amount of $200.00 for one IFB package set.
A Pre-Bid Conference followed by site visits will be held on January 24, 2023 at 10:00 AM (ChST) at the CUC Main
Conference Room, 3rd Floor, Room No. 17, Joeten Dandan Commercial Building.
One (1) original and Five (5) copies of the bid MUST be submitted in a sealed envelope marked “CUC-IFB-23-011,
Lower Miha Sewer Line Replacement” to the CUC Procurement & Supply Office, 3rd Floor, Room No. 3, Joeten Dandan
Commercial Building, P.O. Box 501220, Saipan, MP 96950, no later than 10:00 AM (ChST) on February 7, 2023, at
which time they will be publicly opened and read aloud. Bids mailed via postal or courier service must be received on or
before due date and time or post-marked before due date and time. Bid shall be submitted on the provided Bid Forms.
Bidders are required to complete all Bid Forms. Bidders may supplement this form as appropriate. Bids will be required to
be submitted under a condition of irrevocability for a period of 60 days after submission. Late submissions and
conditional bids will not be considered.
A Bid Guarantee of not less than fifteen (15%) percent of the total bid price must accompany the bids. The security deposit
may be in cash, certified check, cashier’s check, or bid bond executed by a surety company holding a certificate of authority
from the Unites States Secretary of Treasury as an acceptable surety.
A Payment Bond of one hundred (100%) percent and a Performance Bond of one hundred (100%) of the total bid price will
be required upon the execution of the contract by the successful bidders. The Payment and Performance bond must be
executed by a surety company holding a certificate of authority from the United States Secretary of Treasury as an
acceptable surety. Surety Company must be authorized to do business in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana
All insurers’ questions, concerns and qualification shall be handled by the Department of Commerce Office of the
Insurance Commissioner (OIC). The OIC is tasked with regulating and monitoring compliance to the CNMI’s Insurance Code
(Title 4, Division 7). Bidders are required to submit clearance from the OIC certifying their insurer of choice is in compliance
with the CNMI’s Insurance Code.
All bidders are advised that CUC assumes no responsibility in any act of omission on the part of the bidders due to lack of
information or understanding of the bid requirements in the course of Contractor’s preparation of a bid under the contract.
Bidders are required to comply with all CNMI and applicable Federal Laws. This bid and the ensuing contract shall be
executed pursuant to the CUC Procurement Regulations.
This Invitation for Bids does not commit CUC to the award of a contract or contracts, nor to pay any cost incurred in the
preparation and submission of bids in anticipation of a contract.
Questions or requests for clarification will be entertained only from pre-registered bidders and must be submitted in
writing no later than 10:00 AM (ChST) on January 27 , 2023 to Mr. Manny B. Sablan, CUC Purchasing Administrator, via
email address, with a copy to Larry Manacop, Acting Chief Engineer for Water/Wastewater via
email at, Dennis Formalejo, CUC Water/Wastewater Engineer via email at and Ms. Christie L. Sablan Procurement & Supply, Senior Administrative Technician via
email address at
CUC reserves the right to reject any or all bids for any reason and waive any defects in said bid proposal, if in its sole
opinion, to do so would be in the best interest of CUC. All bids shall become the property of CUC.




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