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ADVERTISEMENT The Westfield Housing Authority, the Awarding Authority, invites sealed bids from Contractors for the 667-3 Load Center Replacements, #329086 project in Westfield, Massachusetts, in accordance with the documents prepared by Hesnor Engineering Associates, PLLC. The Project consists of: Replacement of existing apartment load centers and main distribution panels. This project includes an alternate to provide increased feeder sizes for the apartment load centers. The work is estimated to cost $312,859 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 www.biddocsonline.com. Tutorials and instructions on how to complete the electronic bid documents are available online. General bidders must be certified by the Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance (DCAMM) in the following category of work, Electrical, and must submit a current DCAMM Certificate of Eligibility and signed DCAMM Prime/General Contractor Update Statement. General Bids will be received until 11:00 AM on Friday, October 15, 2021 and publicly opened online, forthwith. All Bids shall be submitted electronically online at www.biddocsonline.com 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 Westfield Housing Authority. Bid Forms and Contract Documents will be available after Wednesday, September 29, 2021 at www.biddocsonline.com (may be viewed electronically and hard copy 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 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 10.4% of the final contract price including accepted alternates. Request for waivers must be sent to DHCD (David.McClave@mass.gov) 5 calendar days prior to the General Bid date if the work is estimated to cost less than $500,000 OR 10 calendar days prior to the General Bid date if the work is estimated to cost $500,000 or more NO WAIVERS WILL BE GRANTED AFTER THE BID DATE. See Contract Documents – Article 3 of the Instructions to Bidders. The site will be available for inspection at 10:00 A.M. on Thursday, October 7, 2021. All attending shall meet outside Building #1.