The Topsfield Water Department is requesting bids for the construction of the following Project:

Boston Street Tank Replacement

Topsfield Water Department

Topsfield, Massachusetts

General bids for the construction of the Project will be received at teh Town Administrator's Office at the Topsfield Town Offices located at 8 West Common Street, Topsfield, MA 01983 until Thursday, June 20, 2024 at 11:00 AM local time. At that time the Bids received will be publily opened and read.

The Project includes the following:

A tank replacment including construction of a new 800,000 gallon pre-stressed wire wound concrete water storage tank to be located on the existing Department of Public Works property. The Project includes, site work, site utility upgrades, installation of an active tank mixer, new instrumentation and radio equipment, electrical upgrades, relocation of existing 8 inch ductile iron water mains, and installation of approximately 750 linear feet of new 12-inch ductile iron water main.  The project also includes demolition of the existing 500,000 gallon pre-stressed concrete storage tank, piping, and appurtenances on the adjacent site as a bid alternate.


Obtaining the bid documents

The issuing office is Wright-Pierce. Information and Bidding Documents for the Project can be found at the following designated website: 

Bidding Documents may be downloaded from the designated website at no cost.

To be considered a responsive Bidder, the Bidder shall have obtained at least one set of Bidding Documents from teh Issuing Office using the name that is to appear on the Bid form. The designated website will be updated periodically with addenda, lists of plan holders, reports, and other information relevant to submitting a Bid for the Project. All official notifications, addenda, and other Bidding Documents will be offered only through the desinated website.  Neither the Owner nor Engineer will be responsible for Bidding Documents, including addenda, if any, obtained from sources other than the designated website. It is the Bidder's responsibility to check the designated website for addenda.


Pre-bid Conference

A pre-bid conference for the Project will be held on Thursday, May 23, 2024 at 9:00 AM at Topsfield Water Department Office, 279 Boston Street, Topsfield, MA 01983.  Attendance at the pre-bid conference is encouraged but not required.


Instructions to Bidders

For all further requirements regarding funding agency notifications, funding agency requirements, bid submittal, qualifications, procedures, and contract award, refer to the instructions to Bidders that are included in the Bidding Documents.

The bidding and award of this Contract will be under the provisions of M.G.L. Chapter 30, Section 39M. Complete instructions for filing Bids are included in the instructions to Bidders.

Each bid shall be submitted in accordance with the instructions to Bidders and shall be accompanied by a Bid Security in the amount of 5 percent of the Bid.

No Bidder may withdraw their Bid for a period of thirty (30) days, excluding Saturdays, Sundays, and legal holidays after the actual date of the opening of the General Bids. This advertisement does not obligate the Owner for any costs associated with preparing or submitting bids.

The successful General Bidder must furnish a 100 percent Performance Bond and a 100 percent Payment Bond with a surety company acceptable to the Owner.

Minimum wage rates apply as determined by the Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development, Department of Labor Standards (DLS) under the provisions of M.G.L., Chapter 149, Sections 26 to 27D, as amended, apply to this project.  It is the responsibility of the contractor, before bid opening, to request if necessary, any additiona information on Prevailing Wage Rates for those trades people who may be employed for the proposed work under this contract.

The Owner reserves the right to waive any informality in or to reject any or all Bids if deemed to be in its best interest.


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Topsfield, MA 01983


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