CONTRACT NO. W-165
CHEMICAL FEED UPGRADES
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 Select Board, will receive sealed bids for the General Contract from responsible and eligible bidders for the Chemical feed Upgrades (Contract No. W-165) until 9:00 A.M., Thursday, April 27, 2023 (local time), at the Procurement Office, located in the DPW Building, 75 West Street, Natick, MA 01760, at which time they will be opened in the presence of a witness, read, and registered. The general bid opening will be viewable on ZOOM at the following site: Join Zoom Meeting https://us06web.zoom.us/j/89975389280 Meeting ID: 899 7538 9280 One tap mobile +16469313860,,89975389280# US +19292056099,,89975389280# US (New York)/. Sealed Bids for the Filed Sub-Contracts designated herein will be received at the Procurement Office located in the DPW Building, 75 West Street, Natick, MA 01760 until 9:00 A.M., April 13, 2023 (local time), at which time they will be opened in the presence of a witness, read, and registered. The sub-bid opening will be viewable on ZOOM at the following site: Join Zoom Meeting https://us06web.zoom.us/j/85462837969 Meeting ID: 854 6283 7969 One tap mobile +19292056099,,85462837969# US (New York) +13017158592,,85462837969# US (Washington DC) No faxed, email, late, 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 9:00 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”.
The DCAMM classification required for the sub-bidder is “Division 16 - Electrical”.
Files sub-contracts will be required on the work described in the following sections of the contract specifications:
Division 16 Electrical
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 "BID FOR CHEMICAL FEED UPGRADES”.
A voluntary pre-bid meeting will be held for 9:00 A.M. local time Thursday, April 6, 2023 starting at the Springvale Water Treatment Plant site, 1080 Worcester Road Natick, Massachusetts.
This Invitation for Bids contemplates the following Work to be performed: chemical feed upgrades at the Springvale and Elm Bank water treatment plant sites including but not limited to day tanks, day tank scales, transfer pumps, electrical and instrumentation work.
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.
Bidding Documents are available in electronic PDF file format and hard copy format. Electronic file can be obtained by contacting Haley Ward at (978) 648-6025 or at . Hard copy documents may be obtained from the office of Haley Ward, Inc., 63 Great Road, Suite 200, Maynard, MA 01754-2097, during normal business hours, generally 8:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. local time, Monday through Friday, beginning at 9:00 A.M. local time on Wednesday, March 22, 2023.
A complete hard copy set of the Bidding Documents may be obtained from the Engineer, Haley Ward, Inc., for a deposit of One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) or Twenty Dollars ($20.00) for plans only in cash or check, made payable to Haley 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 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, or “Bid Form for Filed Sub-Bid”, in the case of a Bid for a Filed Sub-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 Select Board”; (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 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.
Town of Natick, Massachusetts
Paul R. Joseph, Chair
Michael J. Hickey, Jr., Vice-Chair
Bruce T. Evans, Clerk
Kathryn M. Coughlin
Interim Director of Public Works
Haley Ward, Inc., Engineers
Maynard, MA 01754