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Sealed bids will be received by Board of Commissioners of Belmont County, Ohio (the “County”), as provided in this notice for the Former Jail Structure Restoration Project (the “Project”). Contract documents, which include additional details of the Project, are on file and available to view at the office of the Belmont County Commissioners, 101 West Main Street, St. Clairsville, Ohio 43950; Phone: (740) 699.2155 Contract documents are available to purchase through WDC Group, 23 S. Center St., Springfield, Ohio 45502; Phone: (937) 325-9991; Email:

A Pre-Bid Conference for all interested contractors will be held at the County Administration Building Annex 3, 101 N. Market, St. Clairsville, Ohio 43950, on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. LOCAL TIME. Contract Documents will be available at the Pre Bid Conference. Contractors should notify WDC Group via email at that they will be attending the Pre Bid and to reserve their set drawings and specifications. Each contractor must request from the Architect a set of contract documents desired to obtain prior to attending the Pre-Bid.  Deposit for each set of documents is $100.00 cash or two checks, in the amount of $50.00 each, made payable to Board of Commissioners of Belmont County, Ohio.  Half of the deposit is refundable if the set is returned.  Deposits returned only upon receipt of Documents in good condition within 10 days following the contract award.

Bids shall be enclosed in a sealed envelope addressed to Belmont County Commissioners, ATTN: Jayne Long, Clerk, 101 West Main Street, St. Clairsville, Ohio 43950 and plainly marked on the outside “FORMER JAIL STRUCTURE RESTORATION Project BID.” Bids will be received until 9:45 AM, local time, September 6, 2017. 

Questions regarding plans and specifications should be addressed in writing to WDC Group, LLC, Attn: Christina Cave at

All bids must include a Bid Guaranty, as described in the Instructions to Bidders. Prevailing wage rates apply.  No bidder may withdraw its bid within 60 days after the opening; the County reserves the right to waive irregularities, reject any or all bids, and conduct necessary investigations to determine bidder responsibility.

The Commissioners further declare that they will award the contract for this project to the lowest and best bid, which may not necessarily be the lowest bid.  The Specifications contain a Bidder’s Profile designed to gather certain information that may be considered in this regard.  No single factor will control the Board’s decision to award, and the Board reserves the right to exercise its full discretion.

By order of the Board of Commissioners of Belmont County, Ohio

Times Leader Advertisement: Two (2) Tuesdays, August 22, 2017 and August 29, 2017.

The Board of Commissioners, Belmont County, Ohio is accepting qualifications from design professionals to include in a file for use with projects when the design fee will be less than $50,000. Requests for a more detailed public announcement of the types of anticipated required services and the qualifications file may be obtained at the Commissioners Office, 101 W. Main Street, St. Clairsville, Ohio 43950 between the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Statements of qualification will be accepted until 4 pm on June 27, 2017, to establish the initial file; statements of qualification will be accepted at any time after that to be included in the file as projects are identified.

Times Leader Advertisement 2 Saturdays, June 17 and June 24, 2017.