INVITATION TO BID
DORCHESTER COUNTY, MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS
CONTRACT NO. DPWSWD-08-22 CELL 1 CONSTRUCTION
DORCHESTER COUNTY MUNICIPAL LANDFILL RFP

Sealed Proposals, addressed to Dorchester County, Contract No. DPWSWD-08-22 for the
construction of Cell 1 at Dorchester County Municipal Landfill will be received until 26
August 2022 at 2:00 PM Local Time, by the County Council, P.O. Box 26, Room 108, County
Office Building, 501 Court Lane in Cambridge, Maryland 21613, after which they will be
publicly opened and read aloud in Room 110.
The Contractor’s services shall include new cell construction for Cell 1 at Dorchester
County Municipal Landfill. The cell is approximately 8.6 acres in size and construction
includes: earthwork, improvements to existing roadways and stream crossings, construction of
a new perimeter roadway and stormwater channels, subgrade preparation, installation of
compacted clay liner, installation of geosynthetics, installation of protective drainage layer,
installation of the leachate collection and transmission system, installation of leachate storage
tanks, and construction of a new stormwater management pond. The project shall be completed
within 270 calendar days after the start of work; start of work shall begin within seven (7)
calendar days after Notice to Proceed is provided by Dorchester County. This Project will be
constructed under the provisions of the Bid and Contract Documents for Cell 1 Construction:
Dorchester County Municipal Landfill, Dorchester County, Maryland.

The Bidding Documents, including Information for Bidders, Bid Form, Proposal Form,
Drawings, and Specifications may be obtained free of charge after 10:00 AM on 25 July 2022
at the following website: eMaryland Marketplace website (https://emma.maryland.gov).
Information on bidding requirements will also be posted to the County website
(https://dorchestercountymd.com/bid-invitations/).

The Bidding Documents may also be examined between the hours of 8:00 AM and 4:00
PM at the Dorchester County Department of Public Works offices at 5435 Handley Road in
Cambridge, Maryland, and copies of these documents may be obtained after 10:00 AM on 25 July 2022 upon payment of $300 per set (includes figures, bid package, and specifications),
which will not be refunded. Checks shall be made payable to “Dorchester County Department
of Public Works”.

On 11 August 2022 at 2:00 PM Local Time, a “Pre-Bidding Conference” will be held in
Room 110 at the Dorchester County Office Building, 501 Court Lane, Cambridge, Maryland
with a site visit directly afterward at the Beulah Facility, 6812 East New Market–Ellwood Road
in Hurlock, Maryland. The purpose of this conference is to clarify any interpretation of
Contract Drawings and Specifications as advertised and intended for bidding purposes. All
invited bidders are requested to attend this conference; however, attendance is not mandatory.

The deadline for questions regarding the project documents will be the close of business
on 19 August 2022.
Questions regarding this Proposal should be directed to the Project Manager: Mr. Sean O’Donnell at sodonnell@geosyntec.com.
The Dorchester County Council hereby notifies all bidders that in regard to any contract entered into pursuant to this advertisement; bidders will be afforded full opportunity to submit bids in response to this notice and will not be subjected to discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex or national origin in consideration for an award.
The County reserves the right to reject any and all bids, waive formalities, informalities and technicalities therein, and to take whatever bid they determine to be in the best interest of the County considering the lowest or best bid, quality of goods and work, time of delivery or completion, responsibility of bidders being considered, previous experience of bidders, or any other factors they deem appropriate.

Jay L. Newcomb, President
Dorchester County Council