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Bid Title: Invitation for Bids - Pedestrian Improvements
Category: Public Works
Status: Closed



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 Pedestrian and Bicycle Improvements at Various Locations project. Sealed Bids shall be received for the General Contract until Thursday, June 8, 2017, at 11:00 A.M. local time, at the Procurement Office, located in the 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 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 Pedestrian and Bicycle Improvements at Various Locations.”

The work under this contract consists of a base bid and potential add alternates as follows:

Base Bid

Location 1 – East Central Street at Natick Senior Center

Location 3 – Boden Lane at Cole Center

Location 5 – Marion Street at Pauline Drive

Location 6 – West Central Street at Boden Lane

Location 8 – West Central Street at Mill Street

Location 9 – West Central Street at Kendall Lane

Location 10 – West Central Street at Speen Street

Location 11 – West Central Street at Washington Avenue

Location 12 – Speen Street at Mill Street

Location 13 – Hartford Street at Mill Street

Add Alternate No. 1

Location 2 – Speen Street at John Lane Park

Add Alternate No. 2

Location 4 – Bacon Street at Beacon Street

Add Alternate No. 3

Location 7 – West Central Street at North Main Street

The work includes, but is not limited to, wheelchair ramp and sidewalk construction, pedestrian push button and signal head installation, loop detector installation, signal timing modifications, Rectangular Rapid-Flashing Beacon installation, mast arm and signal head installation, conduit installation including roadway trenching, sign installation and pavement marking work.  Traffic control during construction will also be required.

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.

No Pre-Bid Conference will be held.

An electronic copy of the plans, specifications and bid forms in PDF file format may be picked up on or after Wednesday, May 17, 2017 from the Procurement Office, Natick Department of Public Works Building, 75 West Street, Natick, MA 01760 or requested by e-mail at .  A hard copy of the plans and specifications may be reviewed at the office of the Department of Public Works 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 17, 2017.  


In accordance with M.G.L. c 81 subsection 8B, all bidders must be prequalified in Traffic Signals by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation – Highway Division in order to submit bids for the work. 


               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 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 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. 


Board of Selectmen

Jonathan H. Freedman, Chairman

Susan G. Salamoff, Vice Chairman

Richard P. Jennett, Jr., Clerk

Michael J. Hickey, Jr.

Amy K. Mistrot

Town Administrator

Martha L. White

Director of Public Works

Jeremy Marsette, P.E.

Publication Date/Time:
5/10/2017 8:00 AM
Closing Date/Time:
6/8/2017 11:00 AM
Plan Holders List:
AquaLine Utility, Inc., 1283 Washington Street, Weymouth, MA 02189;
Construct Connect, 30 Technology Parkway, Norcross, GA 30094
ATL Construction, 841 N. Bedford Street, E. Bridgewater, MA 02333; IW Harding, 354 Pleasant Street, W. Bridgewater, MA 02379; ProjectDog, 18 Graf Road, Unit 8, Newburyport, MA 01950; UEL Contractors, 65 Parker Street, Clinton, MA 01510; ConstructionJournal; Ellingwood Construction, 145 Meadow Street, Framingham, MA 01701; Dagle Electrical Construction Corp., 68 Industrial Way, Wilmington, MA 01887; Electric Light Co., Inc., One Morgan Way, Cape Neddick, ME 03902; Arden Engineerig, 505 Narragansett Park Drive, Pawtucket, RI 02861; Ocean State Signal Co., 27 Thurber Blvd., Smithfield, RI 02917; Bell Traffic Signal, 41 Moore Road, Weymouth, MA 02189; Haven Contracting, 25 Deerfield Avenue, Westwood, MA 02090; Marlin Controls, 980 Quaker Highway, Uxbridge, MA 01569; Morais Concrete Service, Inc., 108 Rocus Street, Springfield MA 01104; J.D'Amico, 10 York Avenue, Randolph, MA 02368; Pine Ridge Technologies, Inc, 50 New Salem Street, Wakefield, MA 01880

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