Marlboro Road Culvert Replacement

Published March 24, 2022 | Department of Public Works | Automatically Archived on 4/15/2022

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THIS PROJECT IS BEING ELECTRONICALLY BID AND HARD COPY BIDS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. Please review the instructions in the Bidding Documents on how to register as and electronic Bidder. The Bids are to be prepared and submitted at All Bidders must complete and submit the electronic Bidder registration form (Signature Authorization Form – hard copy) to BidDocs ONLINE Inc. at least 3 business days prior to the Bid opening/deadline for processing. Tutorials and instructions on how to complete the electronic Bidding Documents are available online (click on the “Tutorial” tab in the bottom footer).


Electronic Bids for the Marlboro Road Culvert Replacement Project, Contract No. 2021-MRCR-1, shall be submitted to BidDocs ONLINE Inc. until April 14, 2022, at 11:00 a.m., at which time they will be publicly opened online. Complete instructions for filing Bids are included in Section 00 21 13 Instructions to Bidders.


This procurement is subject to all applicable public bidding laws of Massachusetts, including, but not limited to the requirements contained in MGL c 30, § 39M.


The proposed Work generally includes replacement of culvert and headwall structures; construction of large segmented block retaining wall; reconstruction of the roadway, road subbase, guardrails; grading of side slopes, erosion and sedimentation control; other surficial improvements as shown on the plans; development and execution of a water control management plan as necessary during construction; protection and support of existing utilities; and all materials and equipment, services and construction inherent to the Work, as specified and shown on the Drawings.


Bid period inquiries regarding the Work and questions concerning this Invitation to Bid must be submitted in writing via email to: Darrin Stairs, Woodard & Curran, Inc. email: Written responses will be sent by BidDocs ONLINE, Inc. to all Bidders on record as having received Bidding Documents. All questions shall be submitted by 3:00 p.m. on April 8, 2022.


Bid Security: Each Bid must be accompanied by cash, or certified, treasurer’s, or cashier’s check, or bid bond payable to the Town of Sudbury in the amount of five percent (5%) of the total amount of the Bid. This Bid Security shall be in the form and subject to the conditions provided in Section 00 21 13 Instructions to Bidders and following, eBIDDING INSTRUCTIONS TO BIDDERS.


Bidding Documents shall be available for review and/or acquisition after 10:00 a.m. EST on Thursday March 24, 2022.


Bidding Documents will be available in hardcopy 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) payable to BidDocs ONLINE Inc. Plan deposit may be electronically paid or by certified check. This deposit will be refunded for up to 2 sets for Bidders upon return of the sets in good condition to BidDocs ONLINE, Inc. within thirty (30) days of receipt of Bids. Otherwise, the deposit shall be the property of the Awarding Authority.


Bidders requesting Bidding Documents to be mailed to them shall include a separate check for $40.00 per set for UPS Ground (or $65 per set for UPS overnight), nonrefundable, payable to the BidDocs ONLINE Inc. to cover mail handling costs.



Hard copies of the Bidding Documents may be examined at, but not removed from, the following locations:


          Nashoba Blue Inc.

          433 Main Street

          Hudson, MA 01749



The selected Contractor shall furnish a Performance and a Payment bond each in an amount at least equal to one hundred percent (100%) of the Contract Price.


No Bidder may withdraw their Bid for a period of one hundred (100) days excluding Saturdays, Sundays, and legal holidays after the date of the opening of the Bids.


The Work shall be substantially complete within 90 calendar days from the commencement of Contract Times and completed and ready for final payment, 120 calendar days from the commencement of Contract Times. The total duration

allowed for complete roadway closure will be limited to 30 calendar days, and shall occur between June 27, 2022, and September 1, 2022. The roadway shall otherwise remain open to traffic and the Contractor must provide traffic details and temporary traffic controls as necessary.


Each Bidder agrees to pay liquidated damages as specified in the Agreement (Section 00 52 10.).


Prevailing wage rates, as determined by the Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development, Department of Labor Standards under the provisions of the MGL c149, §§ 26 to 27D, as amended, apply to this Project.


Only Bidders who can comply with the following should submit Bids as only such Bidders will be considered qualified:


MassDOT prequalification of contractors with the class of work as, DRAINAGE or BRIDGE-CULVERTS, for the project with an estimated value of $360,000 will be required.


A non-mandatory pre-Bid Conference will be held at Town of Sudbury Department of Public Works in the Engineering Conference Room at 275 Old Lancaster Road, Sudbury, MA on April 6, 2022, at 11 a.m. An optional site visit will follow the pre-Bid conference.


The Owner, being considered the sole and only judge, reserves the right to waive any informalities in, or to reject, any or all Bids, should the Owner deem it to be in the public’s best interest to do so. Owner may conduct investigations as Owner deems necessary to establish the responsibility, qualifications, and financial ability of the Bidders, proposed Subcontractors, Suppliers, individuals, or entities proposed to perform the Work in accordance with the Contract Documents. The Owner reserves the right to complete post-Bid opening interviews to support its evaluation of the Bids.

                                                                                    Town of Sudbury, Massachusetts

By its Town Manager

Henry L. Hayes, Jr.