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Bid Number: W161
Bid Title: Invitation for Bids - Morse Pond Well Field Replacement
Category: Public Works
Status: Open








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 General Contract from responsible and eligible bidders for the MORSE’S POND REPLACEMENT WELL FIELD. Sealed Bids shall be received for the General Contract until TUESDAY June 2, 2020, at 11:00 A.M. local time, at the Natick DPW Building, 75 West Street, Natick, MA 01760, at which time and place they will be opened, read and registered. The bid opening will not open to the public other than through video conferencing. 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 CONTRACT NO. W-161 MORSE’S POND REPLACEMENT WELL FIELD.”


The project consists of drilling and installation of four (4) new 18” x 12” gravel packed wells, conducting all required performance testing, and all appurtenant work.

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.

Bidding documents are available in electronic PDF file format and hard copy format.  Electronic file can be obtained by contacting Haley and Ward a Division of CES, Inc. at (978) 648-6025 or at .  Hard copy documents may be obtained from the office of Haley and Ward, Inc., 63 Great Road, Suite 200, Maynard, MA 01754-2097, 8:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. local time, Monday through Friday, and 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 Wednesday May 13, 2020.

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 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"; (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.”

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. This Contract includes a price adjustment clause for gasoline and diesel fuel, Portland cement and liquid asphalt used on-site from start through the completion date, as contained in Section 01015 – Price Adjustments for Specific Materials.


Board of Selectmen

Michael J. Hickey, Jr., Chairman

Susan G. Salamoff, Vice Chairman

Jonathan H. Freedman, Clerk

Karen Adelman-Foster

Richard P. Jennett, Jr.

Town Administrator

Melissa A. Malone


Director of Public Works

Jeremy Marsette, P.E.


Haley and Ward,

A Division of CES, Inc.

Maynard, MA 01754-2097


Publication Date/Time:
5/5/2020 9:00 AM
Closing Date/Time:
6/2/2020 11:00 AM
Plan & Spec Available:
Bidding documents are available in electronic PDF file format and hard copy format. Electronic file can be obtained by contacting Haley and Ward a Division of CES, Inc. at (978) 648-6025 or at BEGINNING ON MAY 13, 2020!!!
Plan Holders List:
Works in Progress
20 Farrell Street
S. Burlington, VT 05403
Dankris Builders Corp.
6 High Street
Plainville, MA 02762
N. Granese & Sons, Inc.
59 Jefferson Ave.
Salem, MA 01970
Dodge Data & Analytics
34 Crosby Drive. Suite 201
Bedford, MA 01730
Weston & Sampson
55 Walkers Brook Dr. Suite 100
Reading, MA 01967
Project Dog
18 Graf Road
Newburyport, MA 01950
Denis L. Maher Co.
7 Sculley Rd. P.O. Box 130
Ayer, MA 01432
Construct Connect
30 Technology Parkway South
Norcross, GA 30092
Elm Electrical Inc.
68 Union Streeet
Westfield, MA 01085
Fall River Electrical Associates Co., Inc.
74 Corneau St.
Fall River, MA 02721
The Bluebook Network
800 E. Main St.
Jefferson Valley, NY; Aqualine Utility 1283 Washington St. Weymouth, MA 02189; Barbato Construction Co. Inc. 155 E. Grove St. Middleboro, MA 02346

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