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INVITATION FOR BIDS

~ Legal Notice ~

INVITATION FOR BIDS

Sealed bids for furnishing the following ITEMS will be received at the Office of the Purchasing Agent, City Hall, Room 39, 484 Broadway, Everett, MA 02149, until the time specified below at which time the bids will be publicly opened and read:

ITEM BID OPENING
Bid: On-Call Water Main Replacement Sept 29, 2022 at 10:00 A.M. Local Time

The Work generally consists of the replacement of water mains and associated valves, fittings, hydrants, services, appurtenances, and surface restorations in the City of Everett, Massachusetts, on an on-call basis for a period of one (1) year. At the sole discretion of the City of Everett, this Contract may be extended for up to two (2) additional one year periods at the same pricing, terms, and conditions. All water mains shall be replaced to equal or better than existing condition including pavement, sidewalk and curbing restoration, and loam and seed. The City of Everett anticipates completing up to One Million Dollars ($1,000,000) of water main replace- ment work annually, however, the type and amount of work shown in the bid form is not guaranteed and is provided for comparison of bids for a typical year of work.

Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) prequalification of con- tractors with the class of work as Sewer & Water, for the project with an estimated value of $1,000,000 will be required. Prospective bidders are not expected to submit an R109 form. Contractors may obtain informational copies of the bid documents, but will not be considered an eligible bidder without having obtained MassDOT pre- qualification prior to the date and time of the bid opening. The Contract will only be awarded to a MassDOT prequalified contractor.

Contract Documents may be obtained through Tata & Howard, by emailing a request to Matt Carter at mcarter@tataandhoward.com starting: September 7, 2022 at 11:00 A.M.

Bids will be opened in the Office of the Purchasing Agent, City Hall, Room 39, 484 Broadway, Everett, MA 02149 on Thursday September 29, 2022 at 10:00 A.M., local time.

Each Bid must be accompanied by a bid security consisting of a BID BOND, CASH, or CERTIFIED CHECK issued by a responsible bank or trust company in the amount of 5% of the bid price. A Performance Bond and Labor and Materials Payment Bond each in the amount of 100 percent of the contract price will be required when thesuccessful Bidder delivers the executed Agreement to Owner.

All bids for this project are subject to applicable public bidding laws of Massachu- setts, including G.L. c.30, § 39M, as amended.

Attention is directed to the minimum wage rates to be paid as determined by the Commissioner of Labor and Workforce Development and the weekly payroll record submittal requirements under the provisions of Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 149, Section 26 through 27D inclusive.

Selection of the contractor will be based upon bidder qualifications, including evidence of past performance in similar projects, and bid price. The contract will be awarded to the bidder deemed by the awarding authority to be the lowest responsible and eligible bidder.

The bidder agrees that its bid shall be good and may not be withdrawn for a period of 90 days, Saturdays, Sundays and legal holidays excluded, after the opening of the bids.

If the bidder views/obtains the plans and specifications from a source other than those noted in this Invitation for Bids, the accuracy and/or completeness of the bid documents cannot be guaranteed, and the bidder assumes the responsibility for ob- taining any additional information regarding the project, including addenda, that may be required for bidding. Failure to acknowledge addenda issued during bidding shall designate a bid as non-responsive.

The City reserves the right to waive any informalities, to accept or reject, in whole or in part any or all bids, or take whatever other action may be deemed to be in the best interest of the City.

City of Everett
Robert Moreschi
Chief Procurement Officer
Phone: 617-394-2290, Fax: 617-394-2339 September 9, 2022

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