INVITATION TO BID
QUEEN ANNE PUMPING STATION UPGRADE
TOWN OF CHATHAM, MA
CONTRACT NO. 2021-CWMP-1
Sealed Bids for construction of the Queen Anne Pumping Station Upgrade Project Contract No. 2021-CWMP-1 for the Town of Chatham, MA, will be received by the Town Manager in her office at 549 Main Street, Chatham, MA 02633 until 2:00 PM local time on Thursday August 11, 2022, and at that place and time will be publicly opened and read aloud.
The Project is being bid under the provisions of M.G.L. c.30, s39M.
The Work consists of constructing, complete with all equipment and accessories, a sewage pumping station and associated force main in accordance with the Bidding Documents heretofore prepared by GHD Inc. 300 calendar days will be allowed for contractor to achieve substantial completion and 365 calendar days to achieve final payment. Refer to the agreement for contract duration and time restrictions.
GHD Inc. is the Issuing Office for this Project. The Contract Documents may be examined at the following locations:
GHD Inc. Works in Progress
1545 Iyannough Road www.worksinprog.com
Hyannis, MA 02601
Copies of Bidding Documents may be purchased at the office of GHD, 1545 Iyannough Road, Hyannis, MA 02601 after 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday July 27, 2022. Bidding documents are available in both electronic and hardcopy form.
The electronic documents can be emailed for no fee provided the plan holder provides an email request with complete contact information, including: plan holder name, business name, mailing address, email address, telephone number, and fax number. Plan holder is required to acknowledge receipt of emailed set of bidding documents with a return email.
Electronic copies of Bidding Documents on CD may be obtained at the office of GHD Inc., 1545 Iyannough Road, Hyannis, MA for no charge. The CD can be picked up at the office of GHD, or the CD can be shipped upon receipt of a non-refundable check payable to Town of Chatham in the amount of $25.00 (to cover handling and postage fees). CD will only be shipped after complete contact information for the plan holder is provided, including: plan holder name, business name, address, email address, telephone number, and fax number. A UPS account number may also be provided for shipping purposes. FedEx or other delivery service will not be accepted.
Copies of paper Bidding Documents may be obtained at GHD Inc., 1545 Iyannough Road, Hyannis, MA upon submission of a refundable plan deposit check or money order payable to Town of Chatham, MA in the amount of $400.00. Request must include complete contact information: plan holder name, business name, mailing address, email address, telephone number, and fax number. If mailing of documents is requested, a separate non-refundable check payable to Town of Chatham in the amount of $40.00 per set must be included with the request to cover handling and postage fees; a UPS account number may also be provided for shipping purposes. FedEx or other delivery service will not be accepted. Refund of plan deposit is contingent upon plans and specifications being returned in clean and usable condition to the Engineer’s office within 30 days following the bid opening. Only one set of Contract Documents per person or entity is considered available for a refund.
Any hardcopy set or digital copy of documents beyond the first set of Bidding Documents (whether first set is paper or electronic) is available for a non-refundable fee of $15.00 for CD and $400.00 for hard copy in addition to the postage fee identified above.
Direct all questions regarding distribution of Bidding Documents to Laura Muir, 774-470-1633, .
All other questions shall be submitted in writing to Ben Watkins at or (774) 470-1631 (fax). The subject heading for all e-mails and faxes shall be:
Subject: Queen Anne Pumping Station Upgrade
No response will be given to questions received less than five (5) days before the Bid opening date.
Bidders shall review and acknowledge all Addenda on the Bid Form.
List of Plan Holders will be updated weekly in the Central Register. GHD will email a current Plan Holders list at the following times: 1) once per week to all contacts on the list, 2) two (2) business days before the bid opening, and 3) when addenda are issued.
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 non-responsive. No waiver of any provision of this section will be granted unless approved by the Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP).
Minimum Wage Rates as determined by the Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development under the provision of the Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 149, Sections 26 to 27D, as amended, apply to this project. It is the responsibility of the contractor, before bid opening, to request if necessary, any additional information on Minimum 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 successful Bidder will be required to provide proof of Licensed Utility Installer status with the Town of Chatham prior to issuance of a Notice to Proceed. In addition, paving must be performed by a prequalified MassDOT contractor for the Work and shall provide their Prequalification Certificate with the bid. The MassDOT prequalified contractor may be the bidder or their subcontractor.
A Bid must be accompanied by Bid security made payable to Owner in an amount of 5-percent of Bidder’s maximum Bid price and in the form of a bank money order or a Bid Bond issued by a surety meeting the requirements of paragraphs 5.01 and 5.02 of the General Conditions.
If, upon acceptance of a Bid, a Bidder fails to enter into a Contract with the Town of Chatham, MA, the Bid security shall be forfeited to and become the property of the Town.
No Bidder may withdraw its Bid within 60 days after the date of the Bid opening. The successful Bidder must furnish a 100% Performance Bond and a 100% Payment Bond with a surety company satisfactory to the Town of Chatham, MA and conforming to the prerequisite requirements of Article 5 of the General Conditions.
The Town of Chatham, MA reserves the right to waive any informalities or to reject any or all Bids.
Bidders are required to certify, under penalty of perjury, that Bids have been prepared without collusion with other Bidders, subcontractors, suppliers, etc. This certification is included with the Bid Form and each Bidder must sign in the space provided.
The Project is to be funded in part by the Massachusetts Water Pollution Abatement Trust (the “Trust”).
The Project requires compliance with the Department of Environmental Protection’s Diesel Retrofit Program.
The Project is subject to the American Iron and Steel requirements of P.L. 113-76, the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2014.