The Town of Rowley Water Department (“Owner”) shall receive sealed bids at the Town of Rowley Water Department Office, 401 Central Street, Rowley, Massachusetts for the Dodge Road Water Main Construction, Contract No. 9, until 10:00 am prevailing time, Wednesday, May 4, 2022, at which time bids will be opened and publicly read aloud. Bids submitted after this time will not be accepted.

The Work of this Contract generally consists of furnishing and installing approximately 6,300 linear feet of new 8-inch ductile iron water main with associated valves, fittings, hydrants, services, appurtenances, and surface restoration. The new 8-inch ductile iron water main will be installed along Dodge Road from Haverhill Street to Emily Lane and along Daniels Road from Dodge Road to Emily Lane. There is an existing section of 8-inch and 10-inch asbestos cement water main at the northern end of the limit of work in Dodge Road from the intersection of Dodge Road and Daniels Road to Emily Lane and in Daniels Road from Dodge Road to the other end of Emily Lane that will be abandoned in place.

Contract Documents may be obtained electronically through Tata & Howard, Inc. by contacting Kathryn Carreira, P.E. at  Contract Documents may also be downloaded from the Town of Rowley purchasing website.  Bidders who download the Contract Documents from the Town of Rowley purchasing website shall also contact Tata & Howard, Inc. in order to be added to the planholders list.

Each bid shall be accompanied by a bid security in the amount of 5% of the total bid amount and in the form described in the Instructions to Bidders.  A Performance Bond and Labor and Materials Payment Bond, each in the amount of 100 percent of the Contract Price, will be required in the form described in the Instructions to Bidders.  Complete instructions for filing bids are included in the Instructions to Bidders.  The bidding and award of the Contract will be under the provisions of “Massachusetts General Law, Chapter 30, Section 39M (MGL C.30, S.39M).”

Minimum wage rates as determined by the Director of the Department of Labor Standards under the provision of the Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 149, Sections 26 to 27H, as amended, apply to this project.

If the bidder views/obtains the Contract Documents from a source other than those noted in this Advertisement for Bids, the accuracy and/or completeness of the Contract Documents cannot be guaranteed and the bidder assumes the responsibility for obtaining any additional information regarding the project, including addenda that may be required for bidding.  Failure to acknowledge addenda issued during bidding may render a bid as non-responsive.


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