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Bid Title: Invitation for Bids - Traffic Signal Upgrade Work - West Natick Fire Station No. 4 (MDOT PREQUAL)
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 West Natick Fire Station 4 Signal Improvements Project in accordance with the Contract Documents prepared by Fuss & O’Neill, 108 Myrtle Street, Suite 502, Quincy, Massachusetts.  Sealed Bids shall be received for the General Contract until Tuesday, June 2, 2020, at 9:00 A.M. local time, at the Procurement Office located in the Natick 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 (except for the current COVID 19 emergency), the deadline for receipt of bids shall be extended until 9:00 A.M. local time on the next business day upon which the Procurement Office is open for business.

Bid opening will be held virtually at the following site:

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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 West Natick Fire Station 4 Signal Improvements Project.”


The scope of works includes, but is not limited to, providing new emergency signals to support the construction of the West Natick Fire Station 4. The project also includes signage, pavement markings, and other incidental required for the project, as shown on the Contract Drawings entitled “West Natick Fire Station 4; 268 Speen Street, Natick, Massachusetts; Signal Improvements” prepared by Fuss & O’Neill. A separate contract has been awarded to Castagna Construction for the construction of the fire station building and associated site improvements. Coordinate the work with Castagna Construction throughout the duration of the contract.

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.

The Invitation for Bids (“IFB”) may be obtained from the Procurement Office, Natick Public Works, 75 West Street, Natick, MA  01760, between 8:00 A.M. and 4:00 P.M. local time, Monday through Thursday, and between 8:00 A.M. and 12:00 P.M. (noon) local time, Friday, by emailing , beginning at 8:00 A.M. on May 13, 2020.

There will be no pre-bid meeting for this project. The site will be available for prospective bidders during the following times:


  • Monday, May 18, 2020 from 8:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M. local time
  • Tuesday, May 19, 2020 from 8:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M. local time


Due to the on-going COVID-19 pandemic, prospective bidders are required to contact the Owner’s Representative, The Vertex Companies, Inc., prior to visiting the site to schedule a time.


Contact: Mr. William C. Nangle

Telephone: (508) 277-0129



Please note that parking is available behind the Pet World building located at 1262 Worcester St, Natick, MA. DO NOT PARK AT THE EXISTING FIRE STATION. Prospective bidders are required to check in with Mr. Nangle prior to walking the site.

The Contractor must be pre-qualified by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) in accordance with 720 CMR 5.00 “Prequalification of Contractors and Prospective Bidders for Statewide Engineering Field Survey Services”.

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 “

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 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.


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

Publication Date/Time:
5/6/2020 9:00 AM
Closing Date/Time:
6/2/2020 9:00 AM
Plan & Spec Available:
Available by emailing BEGINNING at 8:00 AM on MAY 13, 2020!! SEE NARRATIVE FOR DETAILS!!!
Plan Holders List:
ProjectDog, 18 Graf Road, No. 8, Newburyport, MA 01950; Dagle Electrical Construction Corp., 68 Industrial Way, Wilmington, MA 01887; Coviello Electric, 55 Concord Street, North Reading, MA 01864; Econolite, Duxbury, MA 02332; The Blue Book; Prime Vendor; ConstructConnect; Bid Prime, 1301 S IH 35
Austin, MacKay Companies, 197 Ballardvale Street, Wilmington, MA 01887

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