C/o Cambridge Housing Authority
INVITATION TO BID
Project # 1468
CATCH BASIN REPAIR AT 6-8 FAIRMONT STREET
Cambridge Housing Authority on behalf of CHA RAD Properties LLC the Owner, and Awarding
Authority invites sealed bids from General Contractors for a Catch Basin Repair at 6-8 Fairmont Street,
in Cambridge, MA, in accordance with the documents prepared by Bargmann Hendrie + Archetype of Boston Massachusetts
The scope of work for this project includes repair of an existing catch basin in the parking lot at
6-8 Fairmont Street. This project also includes an alternate to replace an existing drain line from the
catch basin to the street if that drain line appears damaged. The construction period for this project will
be sixty (60) calendar days from issuance of notice to proceed
The work is estimated to cost $35,000 including all alternates.
Bids are subject to M.G.L. c. 149 and to the Davis Bacon wage rates attached to the bid documents.
Bids will be received until Thursday, August 19, 2021 at 2:00PM and opened online, forthwith. THIS
PROJECT IS BEING ELECTRONICALLY BID AND HARD COPY BIDS WILL NOT BE
ACCEPTED BY THE AWARDING AUTHORITY. Bids must be electronically submitted
at www.biddocsonline.com. At any time during the bidding process, you may print the various
bid documents for your company’s records.
Additional instructions to complete the other bid forms are accessible on the BidDocs ONLINE website
(Click on the “Tutorial” tab at the bottom footer).
Filed Sub trades for this project shall be: None.
The furnishing of a Payment Bond will be required in the amount of 50% of the contract value by the
successful General Bidder. A bid deposit is not required for this project
Bid Forms and Contract Documents will be available for pick-up at www.biddocsonline.com on
Thursday, August 5, 2021 after 10:00A.M. (may be viewed electronically and hard copy requested).
There is a plan deposit of $50.00 per set (maximum of two sets) payable to BidDocs ONLINE
Inc. Deposits may be electronically paid or must be a certified or cashier’s check. This deposit will be
refunded for up to two sets for general bidders and for one set for sub-bidders upon return ofthe sets in
good condition within thirty (30) days of receipt of 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), payable to BidDocs ONLINE Inc. to cover
mail handling costs. You must REGISTER to receive notification of addenda. To register, click on the
“Request Hard Copy” button or “Register as ePlan Holder” button. If you register, you will automatically
be notified via email when an addendum is posted.
A site visit for all interested bidders will begin at 6-8 Fairmont Street, Cambridge, MA 02139 on
Thursday, August 12, 2021 at 10:00A.M. All bidders are invited and encouraged to attend. Attendees of
the site visit should RSVP to Devin Chausse at (617) 401-4308 or email@example.com.
Attendees will need to pass and sign a COVID screening questionnaire to enter the building. Per City of
Cambridge ordnance and CHA policy, attendees must wear face coverings. Social distancing practices
will be observed during the site visit.
Bidders shall promptly notify CHA RAD Properties LLC in writing, of any ambiguity, inconsistency, or
error, which may be discovered upon examination of the bid documents. No interpretations of the
meaning of the specification or other pre-bid documents shall be made to any bidder orally. All requests
for clarification or interpretation must be submitted in writing to Ben Wilson of BH+A at
firstname.lastname@example.org by 2:00PM on Friday August 6, 2021.
Each bidder shall base his bid on the timely progression and completion of the work within the time for
completion of the work as stated in the specification.
All bids are subject to provisions of M.G.L. c. 149. All other applicable state laws, municipal
ordinances, and rules and regulations of all authorities having jurisdiction over construction of the project shall apply to the contract throughout and will be deemed to be included in the contract as if written out in full.
The Owner reserves the right to reject any and all bids and to waive any informalities in the bidding if it
is in the public interest to do so. CHA RAD Properties LLC also reserves the right to reject the bids if
less than three bids are received.
The time of acceptance of the bid by the CHA RAD PROPERTIES LLC is 30 days from the date of
the bid opening. The contract is subject to appropriation of adequate funds, and may be cancelled in the
event such funds are not available.
***Addenda #1 & 2 Posted Below***
Bids shall remain in effect for 60 days, Saturdays, Sundays and legal holidays excluded after opening.
Successful bidders shall agree to commence work and complete the Work in accordance with the dates
set forth in the Bidding Documents and Contract Documents.
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