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Invitation To Bid



TOWN OF MARLBOROUGHCONNECTICUTNORTH PARKER ROAD CULVERT REPLACEMENTINVITATION TO BID Sealed Bids for North Parker Road Culvert Replacement will be received by the Town of Marlborough electronically via the internet bidding service or by hard copy at the Issuing Office until 10:00 AM local time on Thursday, April 1, 2021 at which time the Bids received will be publicly opened and read aloud via teleconference open to the public. The bid opening teleconference meeting number is (877) 304-9269 and the access code to listen is 4236945.The Project primarily consists of installing a precast concrete box culvert and wingwalls (furnished by the Town) and roadway construction. Bids will be received for a single prime Contract. Bids shall be on a lump sum and unit price basis as indicated in the Bid Form.Bidding Documents are available for free download from the Project’s bidding service webpage. To download Bidding Documents: go to the bidding service homepage listed below; select this project’s solicitation; sign in and/or register as directed; and select the Bidding Documents for download. A non-refundable $35 fee to the bidding service is required to submit an electronic Bid. Notify the Issuing Office with questions in this regard. Digital ID is not required for this online bid.Bidding service homepage: http://www.bidexpress.com/businesses/27674/home.The Issuing Office is the Town Clerk’s Office, Marlborough Town Hall, 26 North Main Street, Marlborough, Connecticut (860-295-6200).Printing Bidding Documents is the responsibility of the prospective Bidder. Printed copies will not be issued by the Town. Neither Owner nor Engineer will be responsible for Bidding Documents that differ from documents available from the Project’s bidding service webpage.A pre-bid conference will be held at 11:00 AM local time on Wednesday, March 17, 2021 at Marlborough Town Hall, 26 North Main Street, Marlborough, CT. Pre-bid conference attendance is encouraged but is not mandatory.Bids must be accompanied by a Bid Bond in the amount of five percent of the Bid.The successful Bidder will be required to provide Performance and Payment Bonds each in the amount of one hundred percent of the Contract Price.The successful Bidder shall comply with the requirements of Prevailing Wage Rate Laws in accordance with Section 31-51 of the Connecticut General Statutes.Bidders are advised that both the Department of Administrative Services Prequalification Certificate and Update (Bid) Statement must accompany the bid if the bid exceeds $500,000. (C.G.S. 4b-91 as amended).The Owner is exempt from payment of Sales and Use Taxes on all materials and equipment to be permanently incorporated in the Work. These taxes shall not be included in the Bid.Attention of bidders is particularly called to the requirement for all contractors and subcontractors to provide affirmative action to ensure equal opportunity employment as noted in the Governor’s Executive Orders 3 and 17.The bidder agrees that its bid shall be good, capable of being accepted, and may not be withdrawn for a period of sixty [60] days, Saturdays, Sundays and legal holidays excluded, after the opening of bids.The Town reserves the right to waive any technical defects in the bids; to reject bids which do not conform to the terms and conditions described in the specifications; to reject any, any part of, or all bids; to waive informalities or irregularities in the bidding process; and to accept that bid which the Town deems to be in its best interest, whether or not it is the lowest dollar proposed.All work to be performed in connection with the proposed project will be subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws, ordinances and regulations.If the Town determines, in its sole discretion, to proceed with the work, the successful bidder must execute and deliver an Agreement and furnish valid Certificates of Insurance with full policies, a performance bond, and a payment bond to the Town prior to the start of any work.It is the responsibility of the bidder to ensure that it has received any and all addendums to this Invitation To Bid prior to submitting a bid.This Invitation To Bid is not binding on the Town.The Town reserves the right to revise or amend the plans and specifications from time to time as it deems necessary.This Invitation To Bid has been prepared solely to solicit bids and does not constitute a contract offer.The Town reserves the right to amend, cancel, postpone, withdraw, or resubmit this Invitation for Bid at any time if it is in the best interest of the Town to do so.The Town is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Minority/Women Business Enterprises are encouraged to apply Owner: Town of Marlborough, Connecticut

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