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Invitation To Bid

ADVERTISEMENT TO BID The West Springfield Housing Authority, the Awarding Authority, invites sealed bids from Contractors for the 200-1 Water Heater Replacement, #309088 in West Springfield, Massachusetts, in accordance with the documents prepared by JRW Engineering. The Project consists of: Replacement of 51 natural gas fired water heaters, with an alternate to replace another 24. Full or portions of the project may be impacted by the pandemic. The Notice To Proceed for this project may be issued as much as 90 days from the date DHCD approves the construction contract. The work is estimated to cost $200,000. Bids are subject to M.G.L. c.149 §44A-J & to minimum wage rates as required by M.G.L. c.l49 §§26 to 27H inclusive. THIS PROJECT IS BEING ELECTRONICALLY BID AND HARD COPY BIDS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. Please review the instructions in the bid documents on how to register as an electronic bidder. The bids are to be prepared and submitted at . Tutorials and instructions on how to complete the electronic bid documents are available online (click on the “Tutorial” tab at the bottom footer). General bidders must be certified by the Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance (DCAMM) in the following category of work, Plumbing, and must submit a current DCAMM Certificate of Eligibility and signed DCAMM Prime/General Contractor Update Statement. General Bids will be received until 2:00 PM on Thursday, 22 April 2021 and publicly opened online, forthwith. Filed Sub-bids for the trades listed below will be received until on and publicly opened online, forthwith. SUBTRADES NONE All Bids should be submitted online at and received no later than the date and time specified above. General bids and sub-bids shall be accompanied by a bid deposit that is not less than five (5%) of the greatest possible bid amount (considering all alternates), and made payable to the West Springfield Housing Authority. Bid Forms and Contract Documents will be available for pick-up at (may be viewed electronically and hardcopy requested) or at Nashoba Blue, Inc. at 433 Main Street, Hudson, MA 01749 (978-568-1167). There is a plan deposit of $50.00 per set (maximum of 2 sets) payable to BidDocs ONLINE Inc. Plan deposits may be electronically paid or by check. This deposit will be refunded for up to two sets for general bidders and for one set for sub-bidders upon return of the sets in good condition within thirty (30) days of receipt of general bids. Otherwise the deposit shall be the property of the Awarding Authority. Additional sets may be purchased for $50.00 Bidders requesting Contract Documents to be mailed to them shall include a separate check for $40.00 per set for UPS Ground (or $65.00 per set for UPS overnight), non- refundable, payable to the BidDocs ONLINE Inc., to cover mail handling costs. General bidders must agree to contract with minority and women business enterprises as certified by the Supplier Diversity Office (SDO), formerly known as SOMWBA. The combined participation benchmark reserved for such enterprises shall not be less than 13.0% of the final contract price including accepted alternates. Request for waivers must be sent to DHCD ( Da vid . McC 5 calendar days prior to the General Bid date NO WAIVERS WILL BE GRANTED AFTER THE GENERAL BIDS ARE OPENED. See Contract Documents – Article 3 of the Instructions to Bidders. PRE-BID CONFERENCE / SITE VISIT: Date and Time: Friday, 16 April 2021 at 10:00 AM Address: Community Center 148 Birch Park Circle, West Springfield Instructions: Covid protocols will be in place. There will be no alternate dates / appointments offered. The Contract Documents may be seen, but not removed at: West Springfield Housing Authority, 37 Oxford Place West Springfield, MA 01089 413-788-9988 Nashoba Blue Inc. 433 Main Street Hudson, MA 01749 978-568-1167