TOWN OF FAIRHAVEN BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS INVITATION TO BID
Sealed Bids for construction of the Millicent Library Sidewalk Improvement Project will be received by the Public Works Department, 5 Arsene Street in Fairhaven, Massachusetts until 10:00 a.m., March 9, 2023 at which time and place all bids will be publicly opened and bids read aloud. Bids submitted after this time will not be accepted. The work involves the following major item(s): The Project consists of the removal and resetting of the brick sidewalks and granite curb, construction of wheel chair ramps, bituminous concrete patching, driveway aprons and sidewalk within the public right of way on Walnut Street and Williams Street at the Millicent Library. The work is estimated to cost $160,000.00
Contract Documents may be viewed and downloaded as a Portable Document Format (PDF) file free of charge on or after Wednesday, February 15, 2023 at www.accentblueprints.com. Printed copies may be obtained for a fee by completing an order online or calling 978-362-8038 for each set. Completed orders may be picked up at the office of Accent Blueprints located at 99 Chelmsford Road, (Rear#13) North Billerica, MA 01862 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Printed copies may also be shipped to prospective bidders for an additional charge to cover handling and mailing fees. All payments for printing and shipping are non-refundable. To be added to the project plan holder’s list to guarantee receipt of addenda, it is recommended interested bidders obtain the Contract Documents directly from Accent Blueprints. Interested bidders will be prompted to register an email address with Accent Blueprints to access the documents.
Each bidder must be prequalified in accordance with 720 CMR 5.00, “Prequalification of Contractors” by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation, Highway Division (MassDOT Highway Division) with the class of work as “Highway – Sidewalk and Curb” prior to the award of the project with an estimated value of $160,000 is required.
BID SECURITIES shall be in amount of 5% of the bid and in the form of a certified check drawn upon a bank within the State of Massachusetts or a bid bond executed by a surety company authorized to do business in Massachusetts, made payable to the OWNER.
The successful bidder must furnish a 100% PERFORMANCE and PAYMENT BOND and will be required to execute the Contract Agreement within five (5) days following notification of the acceptance of his Bid. The OWNER reserves the right to reject any or all bids, to accept any bid, to waive any informality on bids received, and to omit any item or items deemed advisable for the best interests of the OWNER. Bids are subject to Massachusetts-M.G.L. Chapter 30-Section 39M, and to Massachusetts minimum wage rates as required by M.G.L. Chapter 149- Sections 26 to 27H inclusive. All costs associated with the preparation of the bids shall be the responsibility of the bidder, regardless of whether or not the Contract is awarded.
In accordance with Article 9 of the General Conditions, the work to be performed under this Contract shall be commenced on the date designated in the Notice to Proceed. All work related to the construction of Millicent Library Sidewalk Improvement Project shall be completed by June 30, 2023 within 45 calendar days. Liquidated damages for breach of Contract, as set forth in the GENERAL CONDITIONS, are established at $500.00 per calendar day.
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