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BOARD OF SELECTMEN
CONTRACT NO. W-152
ELM BANK CHLORINE SCRUBBER
INVITATION FOR BIDS
Pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 149, Sections 44A to 44H, inclusive, of the Massachusetts General Laws, the Town of Natick, Massachusetts, Natick Town Hall, 13 East Central Street, Natick, MA 01760, the Awarding Authority, (hereinafter referred to as "Owner"), by the Natick Board of Selectmen, will receive sealed bids for the General Contract from responsible and eligible bidders for the Elm Bank Chlorine Scrubber (Contract No. W-152) until 11:00 A.M., Thursday, December 12, 2019 (local time), at the Procurement Office, located in the DPW Building, 75 West Street, Natick, MA 01760, at which time they will be publicly opened, read, and registered. No faxed, 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.
The DCAMM classification required for the general contractor is “Water Pump Stations or Water Treatment Plants”.
Each and every bid shall be submitted on the Bid Form furnished with the Bidding Documents and shall be sealed in an envelope which is clearly marked in the lower left hand corner "ELM BANK CHLORINE SCRUBBER”.
A voluntary pre-bid meeting will be held for 9:00 A.M. local time Thursday, December 5, 2019 at the Elm Bank Water Treatment Plant on the Elm Bank Reservation of Washington Street (Route 16) in Wellesley, Massachusetts.
This Invitation for Bids contemplates the following Work to be performed: Furnishing and installing a chlorine gas scrubber unit with related building modification required to install the unit.
The Contractor shall supply all labor and materials and equipment necessary to complete the work shown on the Contract Drawings and hereafter contained in the Specifications.
A complete set of the Bidding Documents may be obtained from the Engineer, Haley and Ward, Inc. for a deposit of fifty Dollars ($50.00) or Twenty Dollars ($20.00) for plans only in cash or check, made payable to Haley and Ward, Inc. This deposit will be refunded to document holders of record who return the Bidding Documents to the Engineer in good condition within fourteen (14) days after the opening of Bids.
All requests for mailing of Bidding Documents shall be accompanied by a separate, nonrefundable handling and mailing fee in the amount of Twenty-Five Dollars ($25.00) in cash or a separate check made payable to Haley and Ward, Inc. One (1) set of Bidding Documents will be furnished for the deposit and mailing fee stated.
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", in the case of a Bid for the General Contract; (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 Natick Board of Selectmen”; (3) a copy of a "Certificate of Eligibility" issued by the Deputy Commissioner of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance (DCAMM) showing that the Bidder has the classification and capacity rating to perform the work required; and (4) an update statement in such form as the Deputy Commissioner of DCAMM shall prescribe.
Wage rates paid under this Contract are subject to the minimum prevailing wage rates established under the provisions of Chapter 149, Sections 26 to 27G inclusive of the Massachusetts General Laws.
The successful Bidder shall furnish a Performance Bond in the amount of one hundred percent (100%) of the amount of the Contract and a Payment Bond in the amount of one hundred percent (100%) of the amount of the Contract with a surety company which is acceptable to Owner.
No Bidder may withdraw his Bid for a period of thirty (30) days (Saturdays, Sundays and legal holidays excluded) after the actual date of the opening of the General Bids.
Bids for this Contract are subject to the provisions of Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 149, Sections 44A et seq.
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.
Bidder's attention is directed to the Non-Discrimination in Employment 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.
The award of any contract pursuant to this Invitation for Bids is subject to appropriation by Natick Town Meeting and to an affirmative vote of the Natick Board of Selectmen.
Town of Natick, Massachusetts
Michael J. Hickey, Jr., Chairman
Susan G. Salamoff, Vice-Chairman
Jonathan H. Freedman., Clerk
Richard P. Jennett, Jr.
Director of Public Works
Jeremy Marsette, P.E.
Haley and Ward, Inc., Engineers
Maynard, MA 01754