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Category: Public Works
Status: Closed



                                                           BOARD OF SELECTMEN             

                                                            CONTRACT NO.  W-144




                                                            INVITATION FOR BIDS

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 Water Treatment Plant Backwash Tank project. Sealed Bids shall be received for the General Contract until THURSDAY,            AUGUST 31, 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 DPW Building 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 CONTRACT NO.  W-144 WATER TREATMENT PLANT BACKWASH TANK.”


The Work for this project consists of the installation of a new approximate 32’-6’ diameter, 28’-0” high steel backwash tank along with the appropriate piping, and fittings to connect the tank to the existing backwash system at the Springvale Water Treatment Facility located at 1080 Worcester Street (Route 9), Natick Massachusetts.

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.

               Bidding documents are available in electronic PDF file format and hard copy format.  Electronic file can be obtained by contacting Haley and Ward at (978) 648-6025 or .

Hard copy documents may be obtained from the office of Haley and Ward, Inc., 63 Great Road, Suite 200, Maynard, MA 01754-2097, during normal business hours, generally 8:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. local time, Monday through Friday, and may be reviewed at the office of the Department of Public Works, 75 West Street, Natick, MA 01760, 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, August 16, 2017.

 A complete set of the Bidding Documents may be obtained from the Engineer, Haley and Ward, Inc. for a deposit of Fifty Dollars ($50.00) or Twenty Dollars ($20.00) for plans only in cash or check, made payable to Haley and 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 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 and 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"; (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, Massachusetts.”

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 Bond and a 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 and 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. To the extent permitted by law, 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 and award by the Natick Board of Selectmen.

               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, as contained in Section 01015 – Price Adjustments for  Specific Materials.


Board of Selectmen

Jonathan H. Freedman, Chairman

Susan G. Salamoff, Vice Chairman

Richard P. Jennett, Jr., Clerk

Michael J. Hickey

Amy K. Mistrot

Town Administrator

Martha L. White

Director of Public Works

Jeremy Marsette


                                             HALEY AND WARD, INC., ENGINEERS

                                                            Maynard, MA 01754-2097

Publication Date/Time:
8/3/2017 8:00 AM
Closing Date/Time:
8/31/2017 11:00 AM
Plan & Spec Available:
Plan Holders List:
Climate Force, Inc.
D and C Construction 415 VFW Drive Rockland, MA 02370
Winston Builders Corp. 55 Hopkinton Road Westboro, MA 01581
Pride Environmental P.O. Box 547 Taunton, MA 02718
Dankris Builders 6 High Street Plainville, MA 02762
EV Systems New England 3 Old Meetinghouse Road Stockbridge, MA 01262
MC Methuen Construction 144 Main Street Plaistow, NH 03865
Dodge Data &; Analytics 4300 Beltway Place, Suite 180 Arlington, TX 76018
Alstor International 13516 Byers Road Chesterville, ON, Canada K0C 1H0
ProjectDog 18 Graf Road Unit 8 Newburyport, MA 01950
Statewide AquaStore 6010 Drott Drive East Syracuse, NY 13057
N. Granese &; Sons 59 Jefferson Avenue Salem, MA 01970

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