BID NOTICE – Musconetcong River Streambank Stabilization and Habitat Restoration Project


The Lake Hopatcong Commission is soliciting bids for the installation of the Musconetcong River Streambank Stabilization and Habitat Enhancement Project located in the Township of Roxbury, Morris County and Hopatcong Borough, Sussex County, New Jersey. Sealed Proposals for the Musconetcong River Streambank Stabilization and Habitat Enhancement Project in the Township of Roxbury, Morris County, and Hopatcong Borough, Sussex County, New Jersey, will be received by the LAKE HOPATCONG COMMISSION, bearing the address Lake Hopatcong Commission, P.O. Box 8519, 260 Lakeside Boulevard, Landing, NJ 07850 by Friday, May 31, 2024, at 11:00 a.m. prevailing time. No Proposals will be accepted after said hour.

This bid specification is for implementation and installation of streambank stabilization measures in the Musconetcong River located at Hopatcong State Park downstream of Lakeside Boulevard. The project area is located within Block 10801, Lot 1 and Block 10802, Lot 1 (Roxbury Township, Morris County, NJ) and Block 10504, Lot 14 (Hopatcong Borough, Sussex County, NJ). Construction will involve grading, excavation, and placement of stone in the Musconetcong River to stabilize the channel, banks, retaining wall, and two stormwater outlets; rebuilding an eroded path; planting native species; temporary traffic control; and off-site disposal. The project is funded through a National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) grant and is part of a long-term effort aimed at reducing nutrient and sediment loading within the Lake Hopatcong watershed.

The Bidding Documents will be made available digitally by request. Paper copies are available by request for a fee of $25.00 made payable to the “Lake Hopatcong Commission,” exclusively at the Lake Hopatcong Commission, 260 Lakeside Boulevard, Landing, NJ 07850 from by appointment 10:00 a.m. through 4:00 p.m., beginning Monday, April 29, 2024.
A Pre-Bid Meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 7, 2024, at 10:00 a.m. prevailing time at Hopatcong State Park, 260 Lakeside Boulevard, Landing, NJ 07850. A site walk at the project site will follow. All prospective bidders are encouraged to visit the project site to understand the terrain, project requirements and locations. All technical questions are due in writing addressed to Colleen Lyons via email to by Monday, May 13, 2012, at 5:00 p.m. The Project Engineer shall issue a formal response and/or addendum by Wednesday, May 15, 2024, at 5:00 p.m.

Proposals shall be made on the forms provided and made part of the Contract Documents, which shall be submitted intact. A certified check or cashier’s check made payable to the order of the Lake Hopatcong Commission, or a duly executed Bid Bond, in the amount of 10 percent of each bid, but in no case in excess of $20,000.00 must be deposited by the Bidder together with a Surety Consent evidencing that he can obtain the required Performance and Maintenance Bonds.  The successful Bidder shall be required to deliver to the Lake Hopatcong Commission an executed Performance Bond of a responsible indemnity company authorized to do business in the State of New Jersey.

Proposals must be placed in sealed envelopes and hand-delivered or sent by express mail to the LAKE HOPATCONG COMMISSION, P.O. Box 8519, 260 Lakeside Boulevard, Landing, NJ 07850 with the Proposal description and the name and address of the Bidder marked clearly on the outside of the envelope.
The Lake Hopatcong Commission reserves the right to reject any and all Proposals or to waive any minor informalities or irregularities in the Proposal received and to accept the Proposal which is in the best interest of the Lake Hopatcong Commission.