Invitation to Bid
County of Northampton


The County of Northampton, Virginia is accepting sealed Bids for the installation of a new floating dock located at the Willis Wharf Harbor in Willis Wharf, VA to serve rental boat slips. The bid will also include an add alternate for the installation of a kayak dock. Bids will be received at the office of the County Administrator, 16404 Courthouse Road, PO Box 66, Eastville, VA 23347 until 3:00 PM, December 19, 2019. Bids will be publicly opened and read aloud immediately thereafter.

Contractors can obtain copies of the complete bid specifications from the Public Works Director’s office at PO Box 66, Eastville, VA 23347, (757) 678-0414, or

The County reserves the right to reject any or all bids and to waive any irregularities or informalities in the bidding.

All bidders are subject to and must comply with the provisions of Northampton County's Equal Employment Opportunity Policy and applicable State and Federal anti-discrimination laws.


Issued December 5, 2019

Request for Proposals for
Willis Wharf Harbor Boat Dock

Please accept this memorandum as Addendum #1 to the above-noted Request for Proposals.


1. QUESTION: The gangway(3x 24 Ft ) planned at this site , do you need to meet ADA requirements of wheel chair grab rail at 34" elevation and an ADA Wheel Chair Guard toe Plate.

ANSWER: The gangway features shall be ADA compliant.

2. QUESTION: Being that the Float is only 6 Ft wide / do you plane to place the (4) 12 : Diameter anchorage piles external of the dock frame to maintain a full walkway passage the full 90 Ft span / or plan to place them within the 6 ft dock width frame creating areas only 4 Ft wide around the pile location.

ANSWER: The anchorage piles shall be external of the dock frame so that a full 6’ walkway is maintained throughout the entire 90’ length.

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Please note receipt of Addendum #1 on your bid submittal.

Chris Thomas, P.E.
Public Works Director