REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
DEMOLITION OF ONE STORY WING OF NORTH STONINGTON EDUCATION CENTER
The Town of North Stonington seeks to find a qualified contractor to demolish the one story wing of
the North Stonington Education Center, formerly the Wheeler Middle High School, located at 298
Norwich Westerly Road.
The Town of North Stonington was approved the build a new middle high school and renovate the
elementary school building for the North Stonington school district. An alternate for the project was
the demolition of the one story wing. The Town is now seeking proposals for the completion of the
alternate. The Central Administration for the North Stonington Board of Education will remain in a
portion of the building.
2. Scope of Work
The Town is seeking proposals for the demolition of the one story wing with additional work to
maintain the function of the other areas of the building. An exterior wall will need to be constructed
after the demolition for the existing portion of the building. The water line currently enters the
building through the area projected for demolition and will need to be run to the remaining structure.
Documents created as part of the original project are included in this package.
1. This Contractor is required to familiarize themselves with existing conditions and items to
remain prior to commencing with this scope of work. Every effort is expected to be made
NOT to damage the existing conditions. This Contractor will be responsible for repair
and/or replacement of any damage attributable to this scope of work at no additional cost
to the Owner.
2. This Contractor is responsible for all Contract Drawing Notes, Key Notes and General Notes,
as they relate to this Contractors scope of work.
3. This Contractor is responsible for all related specifications as they relate to this scope of
work, regardless of whether or not the Specification is noted above.
4. The selected contractor shall agree to maintain in force at all times during which services
are to be performed the following coverage placed with a company(ies) licensed to do
business in the State of Connecticut:
Products/Completed Operations Aggregate
Combined Single Limit
A certificate of insurance naming the Town of North Stonington as an additional insured
shall be required commencing work.
WC Statutory Limits
and Employers' Liability
EL Each Accident
EL Disease Each Employ
EL Disease Policy Limit
5. This project is tax-exempt. Please note that materials used and incorporated in the work are
exempt from Connecticut State Sales Tax. A tax-exempt certificate may be included in the
Contract Document. In accordance with Connecticut Statutes Section §12-430(7)c, the Town
is required to report names of nonresident (out of state) Contractors to the State of
Connecticut, Department of Revenue Services (DRS) to ensure that all applicable business
taxes are being paid by Contractors. Upon award of contract in excess of $250,000, all
nonresident contractors must furnish proof to the Town, within two weeks of award, that
they have obtained current status as a “verified contractor” with DRS.
6. The successful bidder will be responsible for obtaining any additional sets of contract
document at their own expense upon contract award.
7. The Town of North Stonington has obtained the General Building Permit. Permit cost by
the Town of North Stonington will be waived, but any State permit fees or other
bonds or fees will be the responsibility of the Contractor. This Contractor shall file and
obtain all required permits/licenses, bonds for this scope of work beyond the general
building permit. This Contractor must provide copies of all permits/licenses before
commencing with work. In addition, all inspections, filings, fees and certificates required by
the Town/City and State Authorities Having Jurisdiction for approval of this work is the
responsibility of this Contractor.
8. This Contractor is responsible for all The Town of North Stonington’s requirements and to
follow all local and state building codes.
9. Each Contractor is responsible for their own cleanup including food and beverage
containers, trash and debris generated by this Contractor. Cleanup will take place daily.
10. This Contractor is responsible for adhering to all OSHA requirements for the duration of the
project. The following items are meant to point out a few specific items and does not limit
all Contractors from adhering to any and all OSHA requirements at all times.
• This Contractor will provide submit a detailed, PROJECT SPECIFIC, Safety and HAZMAT
Communication plan, including all SDS sheets (Safety Data Sheets) no later than (5)
business days before starting this scope of work. In addition, this Contractor will include
detailed job hazard analysis (JHA) for all work activities.
• This Contractor will provide drinking water for their employees regardless of
Specifications, also reference OSHA CFR 1926.51 (a)(2) Sanitation…..Employer shall supply
potable drinking water, etc….
• This Contractor will provide all lifts, staging, scaffolding and hoisting required to complete
this scope of work in accordance OSHA.
• This Contractor will provide, maintenance, relocation and removal of all fall protection
guardrails, handrails, perimeter cables and opening covers to meet OSHA requirements, as
required throughout the project. Special attention must be given to the fact that a
construction project is an ever changing environment which requires frequent revisions to
safety systems, communication, coordination and cooperation must be established with
other trades in an effort to eliminate any unsafe conditions.
• This Contractor will provide, OSHA required, fall arrest or prevention systems and any
and all PPE to their employees necessary to execute this Scope of Work.
• This Contractor will provide temporary protection and/or barricades, in accordance with
OSHA requirements, in all areas as required in completing this scope of work. This
Contractor is also responsible for maintaining this same protection until completion of this
scope and safety is assumed by another Contractor.
• This Contractor is responsible for any and all lead in Construction work necessary to
execute this scope of work. All applicable OSHA rules, regulations and guidelines are
• This Contractor will provide any fire watch necessary for the performance of “hot work”
activities. In addition, a certified fire extinguisher needs to be placed in the general vicinity
of the “hot work”.
11. This Contractor is responsible for all engineering, performance requirements, detailing,
samples and coordinated shop drawings necessary for this scope of work.
12. This Contractor is responsible for all layout by a licensed surveyor, all field engineering,
field layout, field measuring, surveying, verification of field dimensions required to execute
this scope of work. This Contractor is responsible for all layout, lines and grades required to
perform their scope of work. This Contractor will establish all line and grade for the
performance of this scope of work and shall coordinate with other Contractors on site.
13. Construction waste management dumpsters will not be provided. This Contractor is
responsible to ensure that all items are sorted, transported and disposed of per the Contract
Documents and is to be in accordance with Specification Section 01 74 19 – Construction
Waste Management & Disposal including all related Specification Sections, 01 81 13
Sustainable Design Requirements – State of CT HPS for New Construction and Major
Renovations. All proper disposal documentation of any of the above items shall be provided
to the Construction Managers monthly and/or with the monthly requisition billing cycle (as
applicable). Each Contractor will be responsible for the sorting of all construction
waste/debris, in accordance with the requirements noted above.
14. This Contractor is responsible for on-site Construction Waste Management and
Construction Indoor Air Quality Management Plan-During Construction and Sustainable
Design Requirements. This Contractor is required to review all credits and provide
submittals for approval prior to the commencement of work and shall follow through with
all associated documentation and paperwork in order to achieve the required HPS points.
All documentation required to be submitted by this Contractor will be reviewed in
accordance with the monthly requisition billing cycle, failure to maintain the required HPS
submittals and documentation will be justification for non-payment.
15. All Contractors with excavation related activities are required to hire an independent
underground utility locating company. Reference Paragraph EE “Protecting of Existing
Utilities and Services”, in the Supplemental Instructions. Contractors with excavation
requirements shall provide a written plan for review and coordination with the
Construction Manager. No excavation work shall be allowed until location and coordination
16. This Contractor is responsible for any and all winter conditions required to execute this
scope of work.
17. This Contractor is responsible to contact the Town to coordinate the Site Logistics plan for
access, temporary fence and notes. This Contractor is responsible to provide and maintain
access to throughout the site to facilitate this trade’s work, throughout the course of
18. Furnishing, Installing and Maintaining the construction temporary chain link fence is BY
OTHERS, except where removal, relocation, installation of additional temporary fence is
needed to facilitate this Contractors Scope of Work.
19. This Contractor is responsible for lead awareness as it relates to the execution of this Scope
of Work, in accordance with and the Contract Documents.
20. This Contractor is responsible to maintain a secure and safe site and shall keep the
building(s) secure at all times.
21. This Contractor is responsible for temporary water as required to execute this scope of
work, in accordance with the Contract Documents.
22. This Contractor is responsible to removal, demolish and dispose of any and all components
necessary to access all abatement items, including but not limited to, walls, counters,
cabinets, sinks, appliances, trim work, miscellaneous, carpeting, flooring, other finishes,
etc… and in accordance with the Contract Documents.
23. This Contractor is responsible for the complete interior and exterior selective demolition,
including but not limited to, all required engineered shoring and bracing, lateral bracing and
supports, demolition and removal of selected portions of building(s) or structure,
demolition and removal of selected site elements, salvaging of existing items to be reused or
recycled, interior & exterior work, existing concrete slabs (slabs on grade and elevated),
foundations and footings, concrete housekeeping pads, concrete pads, concrete steps
landing and associated supports, concrete pads and ramps adjacent to and connected to
buildings, containments, encapsulation, salvage of existing items to be reused or recycled,
metal window and/or glass block frame and associated trim and shades, window systems,
window sills, window trim, window treatments/interior blinds (including tracks and
supports), remove walls, CMU furring inside room,
doors/frames/casings/sidelight/trim/transoms, millwork/casework, counters, selected
site elements, chalkboards, tack boards, marker boards, showers and associated plumbing,
plumbing fixtures with all associated piping, wall finishes back to stud/masonry on all walls
in room unless noted, toilet partitions, toilet accessories, lockers and base, all types of floor
coverings and mastics and base down to concrete slab, finish flooring including all
underlayments/subfloors/substrates/toppings/mortar bed/mud sets/leveling
course/skim coat/base/adhesives, wood flooring, carpet, VCT, ceramic tile, wood flooring,
finish stair treads and risers, recessed walk-off mats, canopy and supports/bracing, floor
mounted benches, transom panels, interior partitions w/ associated frames, furred wall
finishes w/associated furring frames, wall base, louvers, gypsum board/glazed tile/glazed
block/plaster/terra cotta/masonry/concrete walls, pilaster base, protect existing frames to
remain, portions of exterior walls, plaster ceiling assemblies and soffits, all ceilings and
soffits, concealed furred ceilings, stairs and/or ramps with associated rails and structural
frames and/or reinforced concrete landings and foundations, , handrails, pipe rails, metal
railings, metal guardrail and handrails, wood ramp steps and rails, fire extinguishers and
cabinets, column/corner enclosures, Boiler/CUH/HVAC units (also refer to MEP demo
drawings), wood trim/blocking, wall mounted devices and equipment, Ceramic flooring
down to the concrete slab and Ceramic wall finish, kitchen equipment, roof access hatch,
brick chimney, gutter and downspouts, brick and wood stair enclosure, electrical
fixtures/wiring, electrical/access panels, conduit, supports (cut flush w/
substrate/structure), wood stairs/railings & platform, wood paneling, plywood backing
panels, display cases, chair rail, display rail, concrete stairs/ramps,
shelves/cabinets/supports/trim, fire extinguisher cabinets, wall coverings, mirrors, misc.
objects mounted to the ceilings/walls exterior walls/doors/windows, concrete
ramps/steps/stoops, exterior stairs/steps adjacent or attached to the building, interior
finishes, lintels, existing floor and roof construction, concrete foundation walls for new
openings(as required) floor frames, pits, interior/exterior signage, roof equipment, pipe
sleeves and grates, mechanical systems, electrical systems, special systems, tele/data
systems, low voltage systems, plumbing systems, fire protection systems, all items in MEP
demo drawings, radiator heating units, refrigerant removal, , other fences adjacent to the
buildings, and other associated equipment in the shaft and machine rooms, , all supports
(cut flush w/substrate/structure), maintain existing warranties, misc. accessories…etc. , in
accordance with Specification Section 024119 Selective Demolition and the Contract
Documents. All items scheduled to remain are to be protected. Items noted above should be
assumed to be demolished/abated regardless if there is a no specific keynote.
24. This Contractor is responsible for the segregation, packing, labeling, transport, demolition,
decontamination, removal, handling, disposal, characterization, abatement and proper
disposal of all hazardous material, including but not limited to, all Connecticut Regulated
Waste (CRW), chlorofluorocarbon (CFC), exist signs, fire pull stations and alarms,
emergency lighting, batteries, maintenance and cleaning products, fire extinguishers and
fire suppression systems, greases, oils, lubricant oils, virgin and waste oil, hydraulic oil (PCB
containing), electronics, mercury, boiler ash, PCB oils, abandon underground storage tank
lines, glass waste lines, cleanout traps and acid neutralization/storage tanks, Universal
Wastes (UW), Low-Level Radioactive source, CFCs/Freon, etc…. in accordance with the
25. This Contractor is responsible for the demolition, abatement, proper handling and disposal
of all asbestos containing material, including but not limited to, all approvals, permits and
notifications, full containments, interior and exterior boiler components, penetration and
perimeter flashing, roof caulking compounds, fire door insulation, mudded fittings and pipe
insulation, pipe fitting insulation, pipe (air cell/mag), roof drain insulation, black mastic,
black wall glue daubs, black/brown blackboard glue, black glue, black sink undercoating,
laboratory countertops, laboratory hood transite paneling, exterior door glazing
compounds, black dampproofing/blind flashing, exterior gray caulking compound
(windows and frames), exterior window caulking/glazing and compounds, exterior door
caulking compounds, exterior garage door caulking, white caulking compound, black caulk,
flange gaskets, hot water heaters, tranite paneling blackboards, exterior gray stack caulking
compound, exterior gray/brown/red mixed caulking compound, roof field caulking and
flashing compound, transite paneling, vapor barrier, etc…. in accordance with Specification
Section 020800 Asbestos Abatement (see Addendum 4) and the Contract Documents.
26. This Contractor is responsible for the demolition, abatement and proper disposal of all
interior and exterior Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) in accordance with Specification
Section 028400 PCB Remediation Plan (see Addendum 4) and the Contract Documents.
27. This Contractor is responsible for the removal all existing utilities, in accordance with this
scope of work and in order to execute this Scope of Work, as shown and to be removed with
the limits of the work and disturbance and in conflict with new construction and protect all
to schedule to remain. Coordinate all utility work with the respective Utility Company,
Authority Having Jurisdiction and the Town.
28. This Contractor is responsible to cut, cap and make safe all utilities servicing (entering or
exiting) the existing structures scheduled to be demoed in coordination with the location
for the new service tie-ins. Et al, This Contractor shall inspect and verify existing mechanical
services to be terminated. This Contractor shall develop / coordinate a written plan for the
safe-off and termination of utilities. Contractor shall employ licensed trades to perform
mechanical work necessary to properly terminate services a specified. This Contractor shall
be responsible for all material and labor to install new valves, caps, loops, or blanks
required to by-pass or maintain continuity of property services. This Contractor shall
coordinate and provide electrical professionals to properly terminate low or high voltage
circuits related to services as noted. I.E. power, control, communication, security, special
systems, site lighting, call for aid, or alarm wiring. Abandon wiring shall be removed
complete to the source per applicable codes. All service terminations to be left in a finished
and complete condition for reconnection in the next Phase of Construction. Coordinate
locations with Town. All cutting and capping is to be in accordance with the Contract