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ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS
Elevator Installation Parkhurst School Project
Sealed lump sum filed sub bids will be received by the Town of Winchester Department of Engineering, at 71 Mt. Vernon Street, Lower Level Town Hall, Winchester, MA 01890, until 2:00 pm, on Wednesday, January 29, 2020 and at that place and time be publicly opened and read aloud. Sealed lump sum bids will be received by the Town of Winchester Department of Engineering, at 71 Mt. Vernon Street, Lower Level Town Hall, Winchester, MA 01890, until 2:00 pm, on Thursday, February 13, 2020 and at that place and time be publicly opened and read aloud. All bidders will be notified of the apparent low bidder. All bidding procedures will be in accordance with the Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 149, Section 44Ato 44H inclusive as amended.
The project consists of the installation of a new hydraulic elevator and stage lift at the Parkhurst Elementary School.
The Project value is estimated to be $756,000. Prevailing Wages, as determined under M.G.L. c. 149, § 26-27H shall apply on this project. Materials, equipment and supplies used on this project are exempt from sales tax to the extent provided by M.G.L. c. 64H, § 6(f). The Project is expected to commence on or about 3/1/20, and be completed no later than 9/1/20. Time is of the essence for the completion of this project.
A PRE-BID CONFERENCE will be held at the site on January 23, 2020 at 8:30 am at the Parkhurst Elementary School, 40 Samoset Road, Winchester, MA.
The Instruction to Bidders, Form of Bid, Form of Contract, Plans, Specifications, and Form of Bid Bond, Performance and Payment Bond, and other contract documents will be available starting January 15, 2020 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. on Mondays and from 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday through Thursdays and from 8:00 a.m. and 12:00 noon on Fridays and may be examined and obtained at the Department of Engineering, 71 Mt. Vernon Street, Town Hall, Winchester, Massachusetts.
Copies of these documents may be obtained from Accent Blueprint. To access the documents go to www.accentblueprints.com and set up an account. A copy of the plans and specifications is available for review at the Engineering Department, 71 Mt Vernon Street, Winchester, MA 01890.
Bid Deposits shall be submitted in the amount of 5% of the bid price including any alternates. The Bid Deposit shall be made payable to the Town of Winchester and shall be either in the form of cash, certified check, treasurer’s or cashier’s check issued by a responsible bank or trust company, or a bid bond issued by a surety licensed to do business in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts; and shall be conditioned upon the faithful performance by the principal of the agreement contained in the bid. The Town of Winchester reserves the right to reject or approve a surety. The Bid Deposits of the three (3) lowest responsible and eligible bidders shall be retained until the execution and delivery of the Contract.
Pursuant to M.G.L. Chapter 149 all contractors submitting bids are required to submit their DCAMM Certificate of Eligibility and Update Statement.
The contract will be awarded to the bidder deemed by the Town of Winchester to be the lowest responsible and eligible bidder. Selection of the successful bidder will be based upon bidder qualifications, including evidence of past performance on similar projects and bid price. The Contract award is be subject to the availability of funding.
The successful general bidder will be required to furnish a Performance Bond and a Labor and Materials Bond, each of which shall be in the amount equal to one hundred percent (100%) of the contract price.
The Town of Winchester reserves the right to reject any bid which, in its judgment, fails to meet the requirements of this Advertisement for Bids or which is incomplete, conditional, or obscure, or which contains additions or irregularities, or in which errors occur in addition to the foregoing. The Town of Winchester also reserves the right to reject any and all proposals if it deems such rejection(s) to be in the best interest of the Town. The Town of Winchester further reserves the right to waive any minor discrepancies or informalities, to permit a bidder to clarify discrepancies or to conduct discussions with all qualified bidders in any manner necessary to serve the best interests of the Town. Any fees or other expenses of the bidders associated with this Advertisement for Bid process are solely the responsibility of the bidders.
No bidder may withdraw its bid within sixty (60) days (Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays excluded) after the date designated above for the opening of the bids. Any bid submitted will be binding for sixty (60) days after the time of bid opening.
The Town of Winchester is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, and encourages participation from certified minority and women-owned businesses in this Advertisement for Bid. The successful bidder must ensure that employees and applicants for employment are not discriminated against because of their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, or any other basis prohibited by law.
Each bidder shall visit the site of the proposed work and shall fully acquaint himself with the conditions as they exist and shall also thoroughly examine the contract documents. Failure of bidder to visit the site and acquaint himself with the contract documents shall in no way relieve the bidder from any obligation with respect to his bid.