Middlebury Road Drainage Bid

Agency: Town of Watertown
State: Connecticut
Type of Government: State & Local
NAICS Category:
  • 237310 - Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction
Posted Date: Feb 22, 2021
Due Date: Mar 16, 2021
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Tuesday, March 16, 2021 at 11:00 a.m.

Middlebury Road Drainage Bid

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Middlebury Road Drainage Bid
Watertown Public Works Department
Sealed bids are invited and will be received by the Purchasing Agent of the Town of Watertown
at the office of the Purchasing Agent, Town Hall, 61 Echo lake Road, Watertown, Connecticut,
until 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, March 16, 2021, at which time and place they will be publicly opened
and read aloud for furnishing centerline striping and related traffic control pavement markings to
the Town of Watertown.
The Information for Bidders, Form of Bid, Specifications and other contract documents may be
obtained or examined at the office of the Purchasing Agent, Watertown Town Hall, 61 Echo Lake
Road, Watertown, Connecticut 06795 or by accessing the Town of Watertown’s website at
http://www.watertownct.org. Proposals must be submitted on the forms provided and in a sealed
envelope plainly marked “Bid – Middlebury Road Drainage Bid.
To receive consideration bids must be in the hands of the Purchasing Agent or his authorized
representative no later than the day and hour mentioned above.
The Purchasing Agent reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids; to waive any
informality; or to accept any bid deemed in the best interests of the Town of Watertown.
The Town of Watertown reserves the right to take into account the residency of bidders within the
Town of Watertown and/or the location of the bidder's business within the Town of Watertown in
awarding this bid.
All bids will be considered valid for a period of sixty (60) days.
Donna Ford
Purchasing Agent
Town of Watertown
Middlebury Road Drainage Bid
Watertown Public Works Department
All bids must be in a sealed envelope and received prior to 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, March 16, 2021,
at the office of the Purchasing Agent, 61 Echo Lake Road, Watertown, Connecticut 06795.
Proposals must be made upon forms contained herein. The blank spaces in the Proposal must be
filled in correctly where indicated. The Bidder must state the prices for which he proposes to do
each item of the work contemplated. In case of discrepancy where both words and the numerals
are requested, the words shall govern. Ditto marks are not considered writing or printing and shall
not be used. The Bidder shall sign his Proposal correctly. If the Proposal is made by an individual,
his name, post office address and telephone number must be shown. If made by a firm, partnership,
or corporation, the Proposal must be signed by an official of the firm, partnership, or corporation
authorized to sign contracts, and must show the post office address and telephone number of the
firm, partnership, or corporation. Failure to do so may disqualify the bid.
Each bid must be submitted in a sealed envelope bearing on the outside the name of the Bidder,
post office address, and name of the project for which the bid is submitted. If forwarded by mail,
the sealed envelope containing the bid must be enclosed in another envelope addressed to: The
Purchasing Agent, Watertown Town Hall, 61 Echo Lake Road, Watertown, CT 06795.
All information shall be entered in ink or by typewriter. Mistakes may be crossed out and
corrections inserted before submission of your bid. The person signing the bid shall initial
corrections in ink.
Corrections and/or modifications received after the closing time specified will not be accepted.
All proposals and literature shall be submitted IN DUPLICATE on the proposal form, which is a
part of these specifications.
Descriptive literature containing complete specifications must accompany each bid. If a bidder
wishes to furnish additional information, more sheets may be added.
Adobe Acrobat® Reader is required to view electronic documents on-line. If you do not have
Adobe Acrobat® Reader, you may down load it for free from Adobe at
Response summaries will be available online at http://www.watertownct.org. on the day of the
bid opening.
Responses delivered via fax are received subject to the following qualifications and limitations:
The Town is not responsible for the confidentiality of the information transmitted.
The Town cannot guarantee that its fax equipment will be operational and able to receive
transmittals by a particular time and date. It is the Bidder's responsibility to ensure that
quotations are received in their entirety and on time at the required location. It is
recommended that vendors be advised to call immediately after transmitting a document
electronically to confirm complete and accurate receipt by the Town. The Town assumes
no liability in the event that a bidder’s electronic transmission is not received by the Town
in a timely fashion, or is not received either in its entirety or error-free.
Bids transmitted electronically which have a bond requirement are subject to the same
submittal requirements as those responses delivered via traditional means, such as mail or
hand delivery, or as otherwise stipulated by appropriate authority.
The Town of Watertown is not liable for any cost incurred for the preparation of proposals or
submission of samples by the firms submitting proposals for the work requested in this bid
document or request for proposals.
Each bidder is considered to have examined the work to fully acquaint himself with the exact
existing conditions relating to the work and has fully informed himself as to the work involved
and the difficulties and restrictions attending the performance of this bid. Failure to do so will not
relieve a bidder of his obligation to furnish all centerline striping and related pavement markings
as specified for the consideration set forth in this bid. The submission of a bid will be considered
as conclusive evidence that the bidder has made such examination.
Previous performance, quality of service and merchandise will be considered.
Addenda information will be available online at http://www.watertownct.org. Adobe Acrobat®
Reader may be required to view this document. It is strongly suggested that Bidders check for any
addenda a minimum of forty-eight hours in advance of the bid deadline.
At the time of the opening of bids each Bidder will be presumed to have inspected the work and
to have read and to be thoroughly familiar with all of the Contract Documents (including all
addenda). The failure or omission of any Bidder to receive or examine any form, instruction or
document shall in no way relieve any bidder from any obligation in respect to his bid.
If any person contemplating submitting a proposal is in doubt as to the true meaning of any part
of these specifications, he may submit a written request for an interpretation to the Purchasing
Agent. No interpretations as to the meaning of the plans, specifications or other Contract
Documents will be made to any Bidder orally.
Every request for such interpretation should be in writing addressed (duplicate copy) to the Town
of Watertown, Purchasing Agent, 61 Echo Lake Road, Watertown, Connecticut 06795, and to be
given consideration, must be received at least five (5) days prior to the date fixed for the opening
of Bids. Any and all such interpretations and any supplementary instructions will be in the form
of written Addenda to the Specifications which, if issued, will be mailed by Registered Mail with
Return Receipt Requested to all prospective Bidders at the respective addresses furnished for such
purposes, not later than three (3) days prior to the date fixed for the opening of bids. Failure of
any Bidder to receive any such Addendum or interpretations shall not relieve any Bidder from any
obligations under his bid as submitted. All Addenda so issued shall become part of the Contract
Documents. Oral explanations will not be binding on the Town.
The specifications listed are to be interpreted as meaning the minimum acceptable by the Town of
Watertown. Bidders are requested to submit quotations on the basis of these specifications.
Alternative bids providing a broader scope and/or services than requested in these specifications
may receive consideration providing such equipment and/or service is clearly explained. Any
exceptions to the specifications requested herein must be clearly noted in writing and are to be
included as a part of the bid proposal. If none are included it will be assumed that there are none.
Definition of the word "complete" means that each unit of the equipment proposed shall include
all appurtenances, fasteners, parts, accessories, and services ordinarily catalogued.
An item equal to that named or described in the specifications may be furnished by the Bidder,
except where expressly noted as “no substitutions.” The naming of any commercial name,
trademark, or other identification shall not be construed to exclude any item of any manufacturer
not mentioned by name, nor limit competition, but shall establish a standard of equality only. An
item shall be considered equal to the item so named or described if:
It is at least equal in quality, durability, appearance, strength and design.
It will perform at least equally the function imposed by the design for the work being
contracted for or the material being purchased.
It conforms substantially, even with deviations, to the detailed requirements for the item
in the specifications.
The Bidder shall hold the Town of Watertown, its officers, agents, servants, and employees,
harmless from liability of any nature or kind because of use of any copyrighted or uncopyrighted
compositions, secret process, patented or unpatented inventions, articles or appliances furnished
or used under this bid, and agrees to defend, at his own expense, any and all actions brought against
the Town of Watertown or himself because of the unauthorized use of such articles.
Bidders shall offer only ONE ITEM AND PRICE for each line item bid. If an or equal item is to
be bid, the bidder is to select the brand and model that meets or exceeds the specified item, and
submit his bid for that item.
For bidding purposes, the work has been subdivided into unit price items. The quantities shown
are to be considered as approximate only. The Purchasing Agent does not expressly or by
implication agree that the actual quantity will correspond therewith, but reserves the right to
increase or decrease the amount of any item or portion of the work as deemed necessary.
Samples of articles, when required shall be furnished free of cost of any sort to the Town of
Watertown. Samples received may be retained by the Town for future comparison. Samples which
are not destroyed by testing, or which are not retained for future comparison will be returned upon
request at the bidder's expense.
Bidders may withdraw their proposals at any time prior to the bid date. No agent/broker shall
withdraw or cancel their proposal for a period of sixty (60) days after the bid closing date of 11:00
a.m., March 16, 2021. The successful agent/broker shall not withdraw, cancel or modify their
Attorneys-in-fact who sign contract bonds must file, with each bond, a certified and effectively
dated copy of their power of attorney.
Each bidder contemplating the use of any subcontractor shall submit a list of
subcontractors as listed on the Bid Form.
The apparent low bidder shall file with the Town of Watertown, within five (5) days after
the date of bid opening, a complete list of the names and addresses of competent,
responsible and qualified subcontractors who are actually to perform major portions of
the work. This in no way restricts or limits the requirement that all subcontractors must
be approved by the Town.
Subcontractors listed on the Bid Form or those previously approved may not be changed
without the approval of the Town of Watertown.
Local subcontractors, material suppliers, and labor in the Town of Watertown should be considered
and sought insofar, as is practical in the performance of this project.
In determining the qualifications of a bidder, the Town may consider his record in the performance
of any contracts for similar work into which he may have previously entered; and the Town
expressly reserves the right to reject the bid of such bidder if such record discloses that such bidder,
in the opinion of the Town, has not properly performed such contracts or has habitually, and
without just cause, neglected the payment of bills or has otherwise disregarded his obligations to
subcontractors, suppliers, state or local codes, men or employees of subcontractors.

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