Washington Street Drainage Improvements



Sealed Bids for the General Contract will be received from General Contractors for construction of the Washington Street Drainage Improvements at the Ayer Department of Public Works Office, 25 Brook Street, Ayer, MA 01432 until 2:00 PM on Thursday February 16, 2017 and at that time and place bids will be publicly opened and read aloud.

The work involves drainage improvements on Washington Street. The time for completion of this contract is 75 calendar days. The bidding and award of this Contract will be under the provisions of M.G.L. Chapter 30, Section 39M.  Complete instructions for filing Bids are included in the Instructions to Bidders. Each General Bid shall be submitted in accordance with the Instructions to Bidders and shall be accompanied by a Bid Security in the amount of 5 percent of the Bid.

Minimum wage rates as determined by the Commissioner of Department of Workforce Development under the provisions of M.G.L., Chapter 149, Section 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 Prevailing Wage Rates for those trades people who may be employed for the proposed work under this contract.

Prequalification of contractors is required under provisions of Section 34 of Chapter 90 and in accordance with 720 CMR 5.00. Bidders must be on the prequalified list provided to the

Engineer by the MassDOT Highway Division Prequalification Department. All proposals submitted by non-prequalified bidders are subject to rejection by the municipality at or after the bid opening.

An electronic copy of the Contract Documents will be available by contacting Dan Van Schalkwyk at dvanschalkwyk@ayer.ma.us. Hard copies of the Contract Documents will also be available at the Town of Ayer Department of Public Works, 25 Brook Street, Ayer, MA 01432, Telephone 978-772-8240 on/after Wednesday, January 25, 2017, between the hours of 7:30 am and 3:30 pm, Monday through Friday.  A deposit of $25 in cash or check, payable to Town of Ayer, will be required for each set of the Contract Documents. A refund of the deposit will be made only for Documents returned in good condition within 30 calendar days after the Bids are received. Bidders will be furnished one set of Contract Documents for the deposit specified. Additional sets may be purchased at the above price.  No deposit refund will be given for the return of additional sets. Bidders requesting Contract Documents by mail shall include a separate non-refundable check payable to Town of Ayer in the amount of $15 per set to cover costs of handling and mailing. 

The Owner reserves the right to waive any informality in or to reject any or all Bids if deemed to be in its best interest.

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