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DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS TOWN OF WEST SPRINGFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS INVITATION FOR BIDDERS – IFB #21-0018 LEGAL AD The Town of West Springfield Department of Public Works is inviting bids from qualified Contractors to provide Painted Roadway Traffic Marking services on various streets in West Springfield, MA as part of its yearly Roadway Maintenance Program. There will be one contract awarded as part of this IFB. Detailed specifications must be obtained at: http://www.townofwestsp ringfield.org/government/ departments/finance/ procurement-bids/bids Or https://www.bidnetdirect. com/massachusetts/ townofwestspringfield Bids are to be sent to: Robert J. Colson, Director of Public Works Department of Public Works 26 Central Street, Suite 17 West Springfield, MA 01089 Sealed Bid Proposals will be received at the preceding address until 10:00 AM on Thursday, March 24, 2021. Immediately following that time will be publicly opened. Proposers shall submit One (1) original and One(1) copy of the bid. The outside of the sealed envelope should clearly read: “IFB 21-0018 ROADWAY TRAFFIC MARKING BID”. In addition, prospective bidders have the opportunity to submit their bids electronically via BidNetDirect. There is also a special mailbox set up in the lobby of the Town Hall labeled “bids” for bidders who wish to physically drop off their bids. No bids will be accepted after the above stated date and time. Immediately following that time all bids (paper and electronic) will be publicly opened. If, at the time of the scheduled bid opening, the Municipal Office Building is still closed to the public, due to recent events, no bidders will be allowed to physically attend the bid opening – it will be conducted by remote participation in the following manner: Zoom Information will be Available in the Bidding document. Attention is called to the minimum wage rates to be paid on the work as determined by the Commissioner of Labor and Industries under the provisions of Mass. General Laws, Chapter 149, and Sections 26 to 27 G, inclusive. All bids for this project are subject to the provisions of Mass. General Laws, (Ter. ED.) Chapter 30, Section 39M, inclusive as amended. Bidders must be pre-qualified with the Massachusetts Department of Transportation. It is anticipated that the MassDOT pre-qualification category will be Pavement Markings. If this is changed, registered bidders will be notified by published addenda. Each bidder must deposit with his bid, security in the amount of five (5%) percent of bid as a bid bond, cash, a certified check or certificate of deposit issued by a responsible bank or trust company, payable to the Town of West Springfield. A Payment Bond and Labor & Materials Bond, each in the amount of 50% of the Contract Price will be required of the Successful Bidder. There are liquidated damages in the amount of $500.00 per day per calendar day after October 31, 2021 for the traffic marking project completion. The successful bidder will be required to furnish workmen’s compensation insurance, public liability insurance, and a payment bond, as set forth in the specifications. The successful bidder will also be required to adhere to all Massachusetts guidelines and procedures for all construction sites and workers as they apply to this project. The Town of West Springfield reserves the right to reject any or all bids and to waive any informalities in bidding if it be in the public interest to do so.