The Town of Vinalhaven (Owner) invites Bidders to submit sealed Bids for the Carrying Place Bridge Replacement, which includes, but is not limited to removal and replacement of Carrying Place Bridge with a pre-cast concrete culvert supported by helical piles and bedrock; and all materials and equipment, services and construction inherent to the Work.
The in-water Work shall begin on or after October 1, 2020, and all work shall be substantially complete by November 20, 2020, and shall be completed and ready for final payment by December 11, 2020.
A non-mandatory pre-Bid conference will be held at 10:00AM local time on May 21, 2020 via web conference. Bidders are encouraged to attend and participate in the conference. Instructions for participating in the pre-Bid web conference will be provided separately. Sealed Bids will be received until 3:00PM local time on June 10, 2020 at Owner’s offices at the Town Office of Vinalhaven, 19 Washington School Road, Vinalhaven, ME 04863, Attention: Andrew Dorr. Bids shall be submitted in a plain envelope with the upper left-hand corner marked with the company name and “Carrying Place Crossing Replacement Bid”. Bids will then be publicly opened and read aloud via a web conference. Bids received after the time of announced opening will not be accepted.
Bidding Documents may be obtained after May 8, 2020 at 10:00 AM electronically at no cost by registering via email with the Engineer (Megan McDevitt, email@example.com) with the subject line “Town of Vinalhaven Carrying Place Bridge Replacement” to be included on the Bidder’s list. Instructions for accessing the Bidding Documents will then be provided by email. Printed copies of the Bidding Documents will not be made available.
Complete sets of Bidding Documents shall be used in preparing Bids; neither Owner nor Engineer assumes any responsibility for errors or misinterpretations resulting from the use of the incomplete sets of Bidding Documents or for modifications to the Bidding Documents including electronic conversion.
Bid security in the amount of 5 percent of the Bid must accompany the Bid in accordance with the Instructions to Bidders.
Owner reserves the right to reject any or all Bids, including without limitation, nonconforming, nonresponsive, unbalanced, or conditional Bids. Owner further reserves the right to reject the Bid of any Bidder whom it finds, after reasonable inquiry and evaluation, to not be responsive or responsible. Owner may also reject the Bid of any Bidder if Owner believes that it would not be in the best interest of the Project or the public to make an award to that Bidder. Owner also reserves the right to waive all informalities not involving price, time, or changes in the Work and to negotiate contract terms with the Successful Bidder.