For Publication: IFB – SWD 23-21
ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS
Sudbury Water District of Sudbury, Massachusetts
General Sealed Bids for construction of a PFAS Treatment System (DWSRF-7156) for the Sudbury Water District, will be received at Weston & Sampson Headquarters, located at 55 Walkers Brook Drive, Suite 100, Reading MA 01867 until 2:00 PM prevailing time, on September 29, 2022, at which time and place said bids will be publicly opened and read aloud.
The scope of work includes installation of four 12-foot diameter filter vessels each equipped with 30,000 pounds of granular activated carbon (GAC) for poly- and per-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) treatment, associated piping/valving/instrumentation, an approximately 2,000 square foot structure, site improvements, and a sodium thiosulfate feed system. All equipment shall be furnished by the Contractor. The Contractor shall be responsible for coordinating delivery of the filter vessels, offloading/placement/installation of equipment, and start-up/testing of the system.
Estimated construction cost: $ 3,500,000.00
General Contractor’s CATEGORY OF CERTIFICATION: WATER TREATMENT PLANTS
Filed sub-bids for the trades in Item 2 in Section 00 41 13 FORM OF GENERAL BID shall be addressed to Weston & Sampson Engineers and endorsed to identify its contents and will be received at 55 Walkers Brook Drive, Suite 100, Reading MA 01867 until 2:00 PM prevailing time, on September 22, 2022, at which time and place said sub-bids will be publicly opened and read aloud.
Bid security for all general bidders and sub-bidders in the form of a bid bond, cash, certified check, treasurer’s, or cashier’s check, payable to the SUDBURY WATER DISTRICT, is required in the amount of 5 percent of the total bid, in accordance with the conditions in Section 00 21 13
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The Instructions to Bidders, Form of General Bid, Agreement, Plans, Specifications, Performance and Payment Bond, and other Contract Documents may be examined at the following:
Weston & Sampson Engineers, Inc., Reading, Massachusetts
Accent Printing, Inc., 99 Chelmsford Road, North Billerica, Massachusetts
Contract Documents may be viewed and downloaded as a Portable Document Format (PDF) file free of charge at www.accentblueprints.com. Copies may be obtained for a fee by completing an order online or by calling 978-362-8038 for each set. Completed orders may be picked up at the office of Accent Printing located at 99 Chelmsford Road, North Billerica, MA 01862 (978-362- 8038), from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 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 nonrefundable. For addition to the project plan holder’s list to guarantee receipt of addenda, it is recommended interested bidders obtain the Contract Documents directly from Accent. Interested bidders will be prompted to register an email address with Accent to access the documents.
The selected contractor shall furnish a performance bond and a payment bond in amount at least equal to one hundred percent (100%) of the contract price as stipulated in Section 00 72 00 GENERAL CONDITIONS of these specifications.
General Contractors shall file their bids with a copy of the certificate from Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance (DCAMM) showing that they are eligible to bid on projects of this category, of this estimated project dollar amount and up to an aggregate limit, and with an Update Statement, DCAM Form CQ3 [Section 00 41 13-Attachment A] and Certificate of Eligibility, DCAM Form CQ7.
Subcontractors shall file with their sub-bids a copy of their DCAMM Certificate of Eligibility and Sub-Bidders Update Statement.
Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) goals are applicable to the total dollars paid to the construction contract. The goals for this project are a minimum of 4.20 percent D/MBE participation and 4.50% percent D/WBE participation by certified DBEs. The two low Bidders shall submit completed DBE forms (EEO-DEP-190C, EEO-DEP-191C and the DBE Certification of United States Citizenship form) by the close of business on the third business day after bid opening. Failure to comply with the requirements of this paragraph may be deemed to render a proposal nonresponsive. No waiver of any provision of this section will be granted unless approved by the Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP).
This project is funded in part by the Massachusetts Clean Water Trust (the “Trust”).
All bids for this project are subject to applicable bidding laws of Massachusetts, including General Laws Chapter 149, Section 44A to 44J inclusive, as amended.
This project requires compliance with the Department of Environmental Protection’s Diesel Retrofit Program.
Prevailing Wage Rates as determined by the Director of the Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development under the provisions of the Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 149, Section 26 to 27H, as amended, apply to this project. It is the responsibility of the Bidder, before bid opening, to request, if necessary, any additional information on Prevailing Wage Rates for those trades people who may be employed for the proposed work under this contract. Federal Minimum Wage Rates as determined by the United States Department of Labor under the Davis-Bacon Act also apply to this project.
The Contractor shall fully complete the project within 600 consecutive days of the start date fixed in the “Notice to Proceed,” as detailed in Section 00 41 13 Form for General Bid.
By submission of a bid, the Bidder agrees that this bid shall be good and may not be withdrawn for a period of 30 days, Saturdays, Sundays, and legal holidays excluded after the opening of bids.
The SUDBURY WATER DISTRICT reserves the right to waive any informalities in bids and to reject any or all bids.