Town-Wide Drainage Improvements Project Bid

Published March 30, 2022 | Department of Public Works | Automatically Archived on 4/22/2022

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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 2022 Town-Wide Drainage Improvements Project, Contract No. 2022-TWDI-1, shall be submitted to BidDocs ONLINE Inc. until Thursday April 21, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. EST, 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: roadway sawcutting and trench excavation; removal of existing stormwater drainage pipe; installation of new stormwater drainage pipe; reconstruction or replacement of damaged existing drainage structures; installation of pipe bedding and trench backfill; installation of roadway sub-base and temporary asphalt trench pavement; grading and compaction; hauling and disposal of all surplus materials; restoration to pre-construction conditions of all surficial improvements disturbed by construction, including but not limited to provision of bituminous concrete berms, loam borrow, and seed; provision of temporary erosion and sedimentation controls and temporary traffic controls during construction; removal of temporary traffic/erosion and sedimentation controls at completion of construction; protection and support of existing utilities; and all materials and equipment, services and construction inherent to the Work.


Bid period inquiries regarding the Work and questions concerning this Invitation to Bid must be submitted in writing via email to: Scott Salvucci, Woodard & Curran, Inc. 250 Royall Street, Suite 200E, Canton, MA, 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 Friday April 15, 2022 at 3:00 p.m. EST.


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 31, 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), non refundable, 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.


Funding for this Project is dependent upon appropriation of funds at the Sudbury Annual Town Meeting scheduled to begin Monday May 2, 2022. If funding is approved at Annual Town Meeting, a Contract Award date will be in early July at the start of the Town’s new Fiscal Year.


The Work shall be substantially complete within 120 calendar days from the commencement of Contract Times and completed and ready for final payment, 134 calendar days from the commencement of Contract Times.

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, for the project with an estimated value of $2,248,095.00 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 Wednesday, April 13, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. EST. An optional site visit will be available following 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.