CUTLER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
PHASE 1 – SITE IMPROVEMENTS
STATE PROJECT NO. 059-0188 DV/N
INVITATION TO BID
1. Sealed proposals (in duplicate) for the trade contracts listed below addressed to Gary Schneider,
Director of Public Works, will be received at 134 Groton Long Point Road, Groton, CT, 06340 until
2:00 p.m. local time on the date listed below, and then immediately following, all bids will be opened
publicly and read aloud. Bids received after the specified closing time will not be accepted and will be
For questions regarding Addenda, or to confirm the bid date, contact: Mark Carroll at O&G Industries,
Inc. (860) 496-4233 or email email@example.com.
Specific questions regarding bidding procedures, project scope and site visits may be directed to Lorel
Purcell at O&G Industries, Inc. (860) 626-6418.
1.01 – Sanitary Relocation
25% SBE &
June 6, 2019
2. A Non-Mandatory Prebid meeting will be held for all contractors at Carl C. Cutler Middle School
located at 160 Fishtown Road, Mystic, CT @ 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 29, 2019. Immediately
following this meeting, all contractors are invited to walk the site. Although the Prebid meeting is
non-mandatory, all bidders are responsible for examining existing conditions affecting their work. All
contractors are strongly encouraged to attend the Prebid meeting.
3. Plans and specifications are available and may be viewed and downloaded free of charge from
SmartBidNet at the following address:
Copies of the plans and specifications may be obtained at the cost of reproduction by contacting Aaron
or Dean at the following location:
Buckaplan ǀ Universal Copy
35 South Main Street
Naugatuck, CT 06770
Contact: Aaron Dean or Dean Carosella at Repro@universal-copy.com
4. This project is being performed under the Construction Management form of construction. With
respect to this project, the Construction Manager is the representative of the Owner. The Owner shall
approve the award of all trade contracts. Each Trade Contractor’s contract shall be with the
5. The Owner, Town of Groton, has contracted with O&G Industries to serve as the Construction
6. No oral, telephone or telegraphic proposals will be considered. All bids shall stand available for
acceptance for a period of ninety (90) days from the date proposals are received.
7. No bid shall be accepted from any person/company who is in arrears to the Owner upon debt, or
contract, or who is a defaulter as surety or otherwise upon obligations to the Owner.
8. The Construction Manager is authorized to waive minor irregularities which it considers in the best
interest of the Project, provided the reasons for any such waiver are stated in writing by the
Construction Manager and made a part of the contract file. The Owner and/or Construction Manager
reserves the right to reject any or all bids, without stating reasons therefor, including without limitation
the right to reject any or all nonconforming, non-responsive, unbalanced, or conditional bids and to
reject the bid of any bidder if the Owner and/or Construction Manager believes that it would not be in
the best interest of the Owner or the project to make an award to that bidder, whether because the bid is
not responsive or the bidder is unqualified or of doubtful financial ability or fails to meet any other
pertinent standard or criteria established by the Owner and/or Construction Manager. The Owner
and/or Construction Manager reserves the right to waive informalities and to negotiate contract terms
with one or more bidders without reopening the bidding process insofar as such negotiations are not
violative of applicable competitive bidding statutes or law.
In evaluating bids, the Owner and/or Construction Manager will consider the qualifications of the
bidder, whether or not the bids comply with the prescribed requirements, and such Supplemental Bids,
unit prices, and other data, as may be requested in the Bid Proposal Form or prior to Notice of Award.
The Owner and/or Construction Manager may consider the qualification and experience of
subcontractors and other persons and organizations proposed for those portions of the work as to
which the identity of subcontractors and other persons and organizations must be submitted as
provided by the bid documents.
The Owner and/or Construction Manager reserves the right to require, prior to Notice of Award, a
statement of facts in detail of the business and technical organization and plant of the bidder available
for the contemplated work, including financial resources, present commitments, and experience of the
bidder in performance of comparable work.
9. Bid Security, Payment and Performance Bonds will be required for this trade package.
10. Bidders should note O&G’s insurance requirements.
11. Out-of-state bidders without a permanent office in the State of Connecticut are required by the
Connecticut Department of Revenue Services to obtain an Out-of-State Contractors “Guarantee
Bond” if awarded the contract.
12. This contract is subject to Local diversity goals and to State set-aside and contract compliance
Contractors shall note the Small/Minority Business participation requirements identified for each
trade package and are responsible for ensuring that they, and the SBE/MBE’s they have selected, are
eligible contractors and that they meet State requirements. Trade Contractors will be responsible for
compliance with the following Goals and Requirements established for this project as follows:
a) In accordance with Sections 4a-60g and 4a-60h Conn. Gen. Stat., as revised, the contractors shall
note the CHRO MWBE Set-aside Program Requirements and Small/Minority Business participation
requirements (25% SBE and 6.25% M/WBE) as indicated above for each trade package and are
responsible for ensuring that they, and the SBE/MWBE’s they have selected, are eligible contractors
and that they meet State of Connecticut requirements. CHRO Project Requirements – refer to Table
above, trade contractors working on this project shall utilize State of Connecticut Supplier Diversity
program certified Small Business Enterprises (SBE) and Minority Business Enterprises (MBE) for the
minimum as stated above. For those trade contractors with goals indicated, the contractors shall
provide documentation of their good faith efforts.