RHODE ISLAND TURNPIKE AND BRIDGE AUTHORITY
JAMESTOWN, RHODE ISLAND
NEWPORT/PELL AND JAMESTOWN VERRAZZANO BRIDGES
ON-CALL BRIDGE MISCELLANEOUS REPAIRS
NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS
Proposals addressed to the Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority (Authority) for
Contract No. 19-04 Newport/Pell and Jamestown Verrazzano Bridges On-Call Bridge
Miscellaneous Repairs will be received by the Authority at One East Shore Road, Jamestown,
Rhode Island 02835, until 4:00 PM on August 21, 2019. Please note that the bidder is
responsible for verifying that Federal Express or other mail delivery can be received by the
This Contract consists of work performed on the Route 138 Corridor from the East Abutment of
the Newport Bridge to Route 1A including work performed on the Newport and Jamestown
Bridges. The Contract will be for a two-year period followed by an optional extension of one
year. The optional extension is at the discretion of the Authority. The work performed includes
spall repairs (both above and underwater), concrete crack repairs, bridge joint header and seal
repairs, concrete and bituminous curbing removal and replacement, concrete repairs to bridge
roadway deck and overlay, bridge railing repairs/removal/replacement, and other
miscellaneous repair/work items as outlined in the Contract Drawings and the Contract
The Contract includes Defined Work Pay Items and Optional On-Call Pay Items. Defined Work
Pay Items shall be performed and completed by December 15, 2021 with additional milestones
included in the Contract Specifications. The Optional On-Call Pay Items will be performed on
an on-call basis throughout the life of the Contract. Provisions for escalation of unit prices for
the Optional On-Call work items for the optional one year extension to the Contract are
provided for in the Contract Specifications.
Proposal forms, Contract Drawings, Supplementary Specifications, and other Contract
Documents for the work are available in electronic format through the Rhode Island Turnpike
and Bridge Authority. All Bidders must obtain Contract Documents directly from the Authority
and Contract Documents are not transferrable. Prospective bidders must fill out and return to
the Authority a Confidentiality Agreement before Contract Documents are made available. To
receive the Confidentiality Agreement and arrange for obtaining the electronic format Contract
Documents, please contact Marianne Durgin at mdurgin@RITBA.org and copy Eric Offenberg
at eoffenberg@RITBA.org and Debra Moolin at firstname.lastname@example.org. Provide in the subject
line the Contract Number and the name of your firm.
2004 Edition Amended March 2018 of State of Rhode Island Standard Specifications for Road
and Bridge Construction, with all amendments and supplements through September 2018, are
cited within the Contract Documents and are available through the Rhode Island Department
of Transportation website.
The proposal shall be submitted in hard copy format utilizing the forms included in the Contract
Documents. Bidders shall submit two hard copies of the Proposal to the Authority. Contract
Documents are not transferable to other parties for bidding purposes.
Prospective bidders are notified that there is a Pre-Bid Meeting at which all bidders are
encouraged to have a representative in attendance. Prospective bidders or their
representatives may not contact any employee of the Authority or WSP regarding this Contract
from the date of advertisement through the bid date, except in writing. Questions or
clarifications concerning the Contract Documents shall be submitted by e-mail to
email@example.com and copied to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 4:00 PM on July 22,
The Bidder's attention is directed to the fact that the Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge
Authority is soliciting bids from qualified contractors who shall assume sole responsibility for
the quality of materials and workmanship. Statement of Qualifications forms are to be
completed by each Bidder to enable the Authority to evaluate company and personnel
experience. Equipment and financial status must be attached to each Proposal.
For joint ventures (JV), all the parties comprising the joint venture shall complete the Statement
of Qualifications individually and the JV shall include their partnership agreement with the bid.
Financial statements of each party shall be submitted with the Statement of Qualifications.
Also included shall be a listing of the personnel and their respective responsibilities in the JV.
All other bid and Contract forms shall be executed by the JV. A mission or purpose statement
indicating breakdown of work, if applicable, shall also be enclosed with the bid. The Authority
shall consider the JV and its underlying parties and may evaluate against the JV if it is in the
best interest of the Authority. In such case, this may be a just cause of rejecting such a bid.
Failure of any Bidder to submit completed Statement of Qualifications forms with his Proposal
may be a cause for rejection of their bid.
No change shall be made in the phraseology of the Proposal or in the items mentioned therein.
Proposals that contain any omissions, erasures, alterations, additions, or items not called for in
the Proposal or that contain irregularities of any kind, may be rejected as not responsive.
A certified check payable to the Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority in an amount not
less than ten (10) percent of the total amount of the bid price, or a bid bond not less than ten
(10) percent of the total amount of the bid price, must accompany each Proposal as a
guarantee that the Contract will be entered into if awarded. Proposal guarantees will be
returned after the Contract has been executed.
Each Proposal shall be addressed as previously given and delivered through the mail or
otherwise to that address. Proposals, with accompanying check or bid bond, shall be enclosed
in an opaque sealed envelope that shall be suitably marked.
Any bond required under the provisions of this Contract and Proposal shall only be issued by
and originate with an agent lawfully constituted, licensed, and registered in the State of Rhode
A Contract Performance Bond of one hundred (100) percent of the Contract price with a surety
company that is satisfactory to the Authority will be required of the successful Bidder.
The Authority reserves the right to reject any or all bids or to waive any informality in bids
received. The Authority will consider only those bids received from parties who have obtained
Contract Documents directly from the Authority. Bids received from firms whose names are not
recorded by the Authority as having secured documents for this Contract will be rejected.
The Authority intends to award the Contract, if an award is made, as soon as practicable after
receipt and evaluation of bids. The Authority will not be obligated to make the award to the low
bidder but may select the bidder it deems most qualified based on its review of the proposal
materials. The successful bidder shall execute and deliver the Contract, the required Contract
Performance Bond, and evidence of specified insurance coverage upon receipt of Notice of
Intent to Award. Notice to Proceed and execution of the Contract will be given upon approval
of Contractor’s insurance and bonds and Contractor shall start work within three (3) week days
after receipt of Notice to Proceed. The Contractor may not start the work before the required
bonds and insurance policies have been submitted and approved, or as otherwise stated
herein, and shall complete the work on or before the date indicated in the Proposal.
Contractors wishing to submit a proposal on this work are encouraged to have a representative
present at the prebid meeting to be held at 9:00 AM on July 12, 2019 at the RITBA offices at
the Newport Bridge.
The Authority intends to adhere to the following schedule:
1. Drawings Available to Contractors – July 1, 2019
2. Pre-Bid Meeting – 9:00 AM July 12, 2019
3. Deadline for written questions by Contractors – 4:00 PM July 22, 2019
4. Answers to Contractors Questions and any Addendum Distribution – July 29,
5. Receive proposals by 4:00 PM on August 21, 2019
6. Review and evaluate proposals with Notice of Intent to Award – August 26,
7. Contractor to submit required insurance and Contract Bond by August 31, 2019
8. Presentation of recommendation for award at September 4, 2019 Board
9. Execute Contract and issue Notice to Proceed – September 4, 2019
10. Contractor to start work on September 4, 2019
11. Contractor shall complete all work on or before December 15, 2021 and
according to Contract Milestones and subject to incentives and penalties as per
RHODE ISLAND TURNPIKE AND BRIDGE AUTHORITY