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INVITATION FOR BIDS
Pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 30, Section 39M of the General Laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts (M.G.L. c. 30, §39M), the Town of Natick, the Awarding Authority, (hereinafter referred to as "Owner"), by the Natick Board of Selectmen of the Town of Natick, Massachusetts, invites sealed Bids for the Fuel Tank Replacement Project at the Natick Fuel Depot, located off West Street in Natick. Sealed Bids shall be received for the General Contract until THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2018, at 11:00 A.M. local time, at the Procurement Office, located in the DPW Building, 75 West Street, Natick, MA 01760, at which time and place they will be publicly opened, read and registered. No faxed or email, or conditional bids shall be accepted. If the Procurement Office within the DPW Building is closed due to weather or other emergency, the deadline for receipt of bids shall be extended until 11:00 A.M. local time on the next business day upon which the Procurement Office is open for business.
Each and every Bid shall be submitted on the Bid Form furnished with the Bidding Documents and shall be addressed to the Board of Selectmen. Each and every Bid shall be sealed in an envelope which is clearly marked in the lower left hand corner "BID FOR FUEL TANK REPLACEMENT.”
The Work for this project consists of fuel tank replacement at the Natick Fuel Depot, which is located off West Street in Natick. The Contractor shall supply all labor, materials and equipment necessary to complete the work shown on the Contract Drawings and hereinafter contained in the Specifications.
A voluntary Pre-Bid Conference will be held on TUESDAY, JANUARY 30, 2018, at 10:00 A.M. at the project site.
Bidding documents are available electronically from Tighe & Bond’s website at: http://www.tighebond.com/Projects_Out_to_Bid.php, beginning at 11:00 A.M. local time on Thursday, January 11, 2018. Prospective bidders must complete a one-time registration process on the web site in order to receive log-in credentials. Bidders must log in to the web site to download bidding documents for the project. Bidders will be added to the “planholders” or prospective bidders list upon downloading the bidding documents for the project. Bidding documents may be reviewed at the office of the Department of Public Works, 75 West Street, Natick, MA 01760, between the hours of 9:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. local time, Monday through Thursday, and 9:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M. (noon) local time on Friday, beginning at 11:00 A.M. local time on Thursday, January 11, 2018, legal holidays excluded.
Complete instructions for filing Bids are included in the Instructions to Bidders. Every Bid shall be submitted in full accordance with those Instructions to Bidders. Bids shall be valid only when accompanied by all of the following: (1) a fully completed and properly executed "Bid Form for General Bid"; (2) Bid security in the amount of five percent (5%) of the amount bid, in a form as described in the Instructions to Bidders and made payable to the "Town of atick.”
Attention of the Bidder is called to the requirements for minimum prevailing wage rates to be paid under this Contract and the reporting associated thereto. Minimum prevailing wage rates are required as per M.G.L, c, 149, §§ 26 to 27D, inclusive. Minimum prevailing wage rates determined by the Commissioner are as contained in the Supplementary Conditions section of the Contract Documents.
Bids for this Contract are subject to the provisions of M.G.L. c. 30, §39M. The successful Bidder will be required to furnish a Payment and Performance Bond, with a surety company which is acceptable to Owner, each in the amount of one hundred percent (100%) full amount of the Contract. Contract payment will be by the unit price and lump sum price method as indicated on the Bid Form. No Bidder may withdraw his Bid for a period of thirty (30) days after the date designated above for the opening. The Owner reserves the right to reject any or all Bids or to accept any Bid deemed by it to be in the best interest of the Town of Natick, and, to the extent permitted by law, to limit the extent of the work to keep within the limits of available funds. The award of any Contract pursuant to this Invitation for Bids is subject to appropriation by Natick Town Meeting.
Bidder’s attention is directed to the Non-Discrimination in Employment and Affirmative Action Program requirements of this Contract. The requirements of these programs are explained in the Instructions to Bidders and in Part I of the Supplementary Conditions of the Contract.
TOWN OF NATICK
Board of Selectmen
Jonathan H. Freedman, Chairman
Susan G. Salamoff, Vice Chairman
Richard P. Jennett, Jr., Clerk
Michael J. Hickey, Jr., Member
Amy K. Mistrot, Member
Acting Town Administrator
William D. Chenard
Director of Public Works
Jeremy Marsette, P.E.
Tighe & Bond, Engineer
Gary M. Roberts, Project Manager