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THE CITY OF MALDEN invites sealed bids for Contract 2023-W-1 of its 2023 Waterworks Improvements Program.

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THE CITY OF MALDEN invites sealed bids for Contract 2023-W-1 of its 2023 Waterworks Improvements Program. BidswillbereceivedattheofficeoftheMaldenEngineeringDepartment, 215 Pleasant Street, 3rd Floor, Room 340, Malden, MA 02148, until 1:30 PM local time on Thursday, March 16, 2023 and at that place and time will be opened and read aloud.

In general, the work of this contract shall consist of replacing water mains in 10 streets, Roberts Street, Emerald Street, Fairfield Street, Traverse Terrace, Hillside Avenue, Hillside Park, Garfield Terrace, Rockland Place, Hillside Terrace and Elm Court totaling approximately 4,800 LF. The work includes installing, maintaining and removing temporary bypass systems; removing existing and constructing new water mains, replacing existing service connections, hydrants and associated valves and fittings; constructing temporary and permanent roadway and sidewalk trench patches; and related appurtenant and incidental work.

Contract Documents will become available Thursday, February 23, 2023 and may be obtained at the office of the Malden Engineering Department, 215 Pleasant Street, 3rd Floor, Room 340, Malden, MA 02148, Monday through Thursday, 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. City offices are closed on Fridays.

A deposit in the form of a check payable to the “City of Malden, Massachusetts” in the amount of $50.00 will be required for each set of the Contract Documents. A refund of the deposit will be made for Contract Documents returned in good condition within 4 weeks after bids are received.

Bidder’s requesting Contract Documents by mail shall include an additional non-refundable check payable to “Hayner/Swanson, Inc.” in the amount of $40.00 per set to cover handling and mailing costs.

The bids shall be prepared and submitted in accordance with the Instructions to Bidders.

Bids must be accompanied by a bid security, satisfactory to the City, in the amount of five percent (5%) of the total bid. The bid security shall be in the form of a bid bond issued by a company licensed to do business in the Commonwealth; or a certified, treasurer’s or cashier’s check, issued by a responsible bank or trust company, payable to the “City of Malden, Massachusetts”. Cash deposits will not be accepted. A Performance Bond and a Labor and Materials Payment Bond in the amount of one hundred percent (100%) of the bid will be required of the successful bidder.

The cost of all bonds and insurances required by this Invitation to Bid and the associated Contract Documents are the responsibility of the Bidder; such costs will not be reimbursed separately by City and shall be included in your bid.

Contracts for work under this Proposal will obligate the Contractor and Subcontractors to comply with applicable Federal, State and local provisions regarding prevailing wage rates, insurances, labor, equal employment opportunity, anti-discrimination and affirmative action.

All bids are subject to the provisions of M.G.L. Chapter 30, Section 39M. Wages are subject to minimum wage rates determined by the Massachusetts Department of Labor and Industries pursuant to M.G.L. Chapter 149, Sec. 26 to 27H. The schedule of wage rates applicable to this contract is included in the Contract Documents. In addition, the prevailing wage schedule will be updated annually for all applicable projects lasting longer than one (1) year. You will be required to pay the rates set out in any updated prevailing wage schedule. Increases in prevailing wage schedules will not be the basis for change order requests. The successful bidder will be required to provide a Certificate of Insurance demonstrating current coverage of the types and amounts set forth in the Contract Documents.

Bids may be held by the City of Malden for a period not to exceed sixty (60) calendar days from the date of the opening of bids for the purpose of reviewing the bids and investigating the qualifications of bidders, prior to awarding the Contract.

The City of Malden reserves the right to waive any informalities or to reject any or all bids received if deemed to be in their best interest.


Yem Lip, P.E. City Engineer Malden Engineering Department February 17, 2023

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