NOTICE TO BIDDERS
Demolition of Three-Family Residential Building and Garage
416 Central Street
Manchester, NH 03103
Bids for the demolition and removal of the two-family residential building and garage located at 416
Central Street Manchester, NH, will be received at the City of Manchester, Planning and Community
Development Department, One City Hall Plaza, West Wing, Manchester, NH 03101, until 10:00 AM on
December 7, 2021.
Bid documents may be obtained at the Planning and Community Development Department, One City
Hall Plaza, West Wing, Manchester, New Hampshire or online at www.ManchesterNH.gov.
The work described in this request for bids is to commence within ten (10) days from the Planning and
Community Development Department’s notification to the contractor to start work, unless otherwise
ordered in writing by the Planning and Community Development Department and is to be continued with
regularity until its completion. All work shall be completed within thirty (30) calendar days of the Date
of Execution of the contract or of the Notice to Proceed. Liquidated damages will be assessed at the rate
of Two Hundred Dollars ($200.00) per day for each consecutive day (Sundays and holidays excepted) of
non-excusable delay in completion of the work.
The City of Manchester Planning and Community Development Department reserves the right to waive
any informalities in or to reject any or all bids and to accept the bid it deems most favorable to the
interest of the City of Manchester.
A bid deposit in the form of a Bid Bond, Certified, Treasurer's or Cashier's Check, issued by a
responsible Bank or Trust Company in the amount of ten percent (10%) of the amount bid, payable to the
City of Manchester, New Hampshire, shall be submitted with each bid. No bid without such bid deposit
shall be accepted or opened.
A Performance and Payment Bond, each in the amount of 100% of the contract price, will be required of
the successful bidder.
Planning and Community Development Department, City of Manchester, New Hampshire
Leon L. LaFreniere
Director of Planning and Community Development
INFORMATION FOR BIDDERS
Demolition of Three-Family Dwelling and Garage
416 Central Street
Manchester, NH 03103
BID # FY22-200-21
The City of Manchester, New Hampshire, acting through its Director of Planning and Community
Development (hereinafter "Director") invites bids for the demolition and removal (hereinafter
"demolition") of the multi-family apartment building located at 416 Central Street Tax Map 52, Lot 22,
Manchester, NH from qualified firms and individuals (hereinafter "bidder" or "contractor").
RECEIPT AND OPENING OF BIDS: Bids must be submitted on the forms attached hereto, all blanks
of which must be appropriately filled in. Bids will be received by the Director of Planning and
Community Development, One City Hall Plaza, West Wing, Manchester, NH 03101 until 10:00 AM, on
December 7, 2021 and will be publicly opened and read aloud immediately thereafter in the Conference
Room of the Planning and Community Development Department. Envelopes containing bids for this
work must be sealed, directed to the Director of Planning and Community Development at the address
given and clearly designated as a “Bid for Demolition of a Three-Family Dwelling and Garage at 416
CONDITIONS OF WORK: Each bidder must inform himself fully of the conditions relating to the
demolition. Failure to do so will not relieve a successful bidder of his obligation to furnish all contract
documents and to complete the demolition as set forth in his bid. Insofar as possible, the Contractor, in
the carrying out of his work, must employ such methods or means as will not cause any interruption of,
or interference with, the activities of any other person.
There will be no walk-through for the property, scheduled or otherwise. The bids must include the cost of
an asbestos report and the cost of asbestos abatement.
The Contractor shall keep himself fully informed and comply with all existing and future laws,
ordinances and regulations of the Federal, State and Municipal Governments in any manner affecting his
employees, or the conduct of the work or the materials used or employed in the work.
PREPARATION OF BID: Bids must be submitted on the prescribed form. All spaces for bid prices
must be filled in with ink, using both words and figures.
All bids must be submitted in sealed envelopes bearing on the outside the name of the bidder, his address
and the name of the project for which the bid is submitted. (If forwarded by mail, the sealed envelope
containing the proposal and marked as directed above, must be enclosed in another envelope, addressed
as specified herein, preferably by registered mail).
PRICE BID: The price shall be stated in both words and figures and all bids may be considered
informal which contain items not specified in the form of bids. In case of a discrepancy between the
words and figures, the words shall govern.
RIGHT TO ACCEPT OR REJECT BIDS: The Director of Planning and Community Development
may consider informal any bid not prepared in accordance with the provisions hereof and may waive any
informalities in or reject part or all of any and all bids. Any bid received after the time and date
specified will not be considered.
WITHDRAWAL OF BID: Any bid may be withdrawn prior to the above scheduled time for the
opening of bids or authorized postponement thereof. No bidder may withdraw a bid within sixty (60)
days after the actual date of the opening thereof.
SIGNATURE OF BIDDERS: The firm’s corporate or individual name of the bidder must be signed by
the bidder in the space provided for the signatures on the proposed blank. In the case of a corporation,
the title of the officer signing must be stated and such officer must be thereunto duly authorized. In the
case of partnership, the signature of at least a majority of the partners must follow the firm name, using
the term "member of firm". In case of an individual, use the term "doing business as..." or "sole owner".
The bidder shall further state in his proposal the name and address of each person or corporation
QUALIFICATIONS OF BIDDERS: The Director of Planning and Community Development may
make such investigations as he deems necessary to determine the ability of the bidder to perform the
work and the bidder shall furnish to the Director of Planning and Community Development all such
information and data for this purpose as the Director of Planning and Community Development may
request. The Director of Planning and Community Development reserves the right to reject any bid if the
evidence submitted by or investigation of such bidder fails to satisfy him that such bidder is properly
qualified to carry out the obligations of the contract and to complete the work completed therein.
Conditional bids will not be accepted.
SUPERINTENDENCY BY CONTRACTOR: Except where the contractor is an individual and gives
his personal superintendence to the work, the Contractor shall have a competent superintendent
satisfactory to the Director of Planning and Community Development on the work at all times during
working hours with full authority to act for him. The Contractor shall also provide an adequate staff for
the proper coordination and expediting of his work.
DISQUALIFICATION OF BIDDERS: More than one proposal from an individual, a firm or
partnership, a corporation or an association under the same names, will not be considered. Reasonable
ground for believing that any bidder is interested in more than one proposal for the contemplated work
will cause the rejection of all proposals in which such bidder is interested. Any and all proposals will be
rejected if there is reason for believing that collusion exists among the bidders and all participants in
such collusion will not be considered in future proposals for the same work. Proposals in which the
prices obviously are unbalanced may be rejected.
BID SECURITY: Each bid must be accompanied by the Bid Bond or certified treasurers or cashier's
check of the bidder in amount of 10% of the amount bid. Such bonds or checks will be returned to all
except the three lowest formal bidders within fifteen (15) days after the formal opening of bids and the
remaining checks will be returned promptly after full execution of the contract, or if no contract has been
executed, within sixty (60) days after the date of the opening of bids upon demand of the bidder at
anytime thereafter, so long as he has not been notified of the acceptance of his bid.
LIQUIDATED DAMAGES FOR FAILURE TO ENTER INTO CONTRACT: The successful
bidder upon his failure or refusal to execute and deliver the contract and bond required within ten (10)
days after he has received notice of the acceptance of his bid, shall forfeit to the City of Manchester as
liquidated damages for such failure or refusal, the security deposited with his bid.
AWARD OF CONTRACT: Notice of acceptance of the bid will be given to the successful bidder by
EXECUTION OF THE CONTRACT: The bidder to whom the contract may be awarded, will be
required to execute a written contract with approved sureties within ten (10) days from the date of the
Director of Planning and Community Development notification. Should bidder fail to do so, forfeiture of
bid security will occur as set forth above. A bidder to whom a contract is awarded and who is a
corporate body shall furnish, at the time of the execution of the contract, a resolution of the directors of
the corporation bearing the seal of the corporation evidencing authority of the officer signing the contract
to do so. A copy of this proof shall be attached to each copy of the contract.
SECURITY FOR FAITHFUL PERFORMANCE & PAYMENT: Simultaneously with his delivery
of the executed contract, the successful bidder must deliver to the Director of Planning and Community
Development two (2) executed bonds in the amount of one hundred percent (100%) of the accepted bid,
one as security for the faithful performance for his contract and one for the payment of all persons
performing labor or furnishing materials in connection therewith, prepared in the form of a Performance
and Payment Bond, attached hereto and having a surety thereon, such surety company or companies as
are approved by the owner and as are authorized to transact business in the State of New Hampshire.
Attorney-in-Fact and/or other officers who sign contract bonds must file with each bid, a certified copy
of their power of attorney or authority to sign said bonds.
COMMENCEMENT & COMPLETION OF WORK: The contractor shall commence work under
this contract within ten (10) days after the execution of the contract or on the date specified in the notice
from the owner to commence work. Commencement of work by the contractor without a written order
shall be deemed and taken as a waiver of this notice on his part and the time set for the completion of
work shall commence with the date work has actually begun. The contractor shall fully complete all
work hereunder within the number of consecutive calendar days from the execution of the contract or
notice to proceed as stated in the bid and attached contract.
LIQUIDATED DAMAGES FOR FAILURE TO COMPLETE WORK: Liquidated damages in the
amount of two hundred ($200.00) dollars for each calendar day (Sunday and legal holidays excluded) of
time consumed in completing the work under this contract beyond the time set forth in the bid, will be
assessed against the contractor as more fully set forth in the form of contract attached hereto.
ASSIGNMENT: No assignment by the contractor of any contract or any part thereof or any monies due
or to become due thereunder may be made without the prior written approval of the Director and then
only after the surety company has been given due notice in writing of such assignment.
LIABILITY INSURANCE: The contractor shall take out and maintain during the life of this contract
such public liability and property damage insurance as shall protect him and any subcontractor
performing work covered by this contract, from claims for damages for personal injury including
accidental death, as well as from claims for property damage which may arise from operations under this
contract, whether such operations be by himself or by any subcontractor or by anyone directly or
indirectly employed by either of them and the amounts of such insurance shall be as set forth in the
attached Contract Agreement.
WORKMEN'S COMPENSATION: The contractor shall take out and maintain during the life of this
contract, Workmen's Compensation Insurance for all of his employees employed at the site of the project
and in case any work is sublet, the contractor shall require the subcontractor similarly, to provide
Workmen's Compensation Insurance for all of the latter's employees unless such employees are covered
by the protection afforded by the contractor. In case any class of employees engaged in hazardous work
under this contract at the site of the project is not protected under the Workmen's Compensation Statute,
the contractor shall provide and shall cause each subcontractor to provide adequate insurance for the
protection of his employees not otherwise protected.
SOCIAL SECURITY ACT: The contractor shall be and remain an independent contractor with respect
to all services performed hereunder and agrees to and does hereby accept full and exclusive liability for
the payment of any and all contributions or taxes for social security, unemployment insurance or old age
retirement benefits, annuities nor or hereafter imposed, or other remuneration paid to persons employed
by the contractor on work performed under the terms of this contract and further agrees to obey all lawful
rules and regulations and to meet all lawful requirements which are now or hereafter may be issued or
promulgated under said respective laws by any duly authorized state or federal officials; and said
contractor also agrees to indemnify and save harmless the City of Manchester from such contributions or
taxes or liability therefore.
SPECIAL FEDERAL PROVISIONS: This work is being funded through a grant from the US
Department of Housing and Urban Development Community Development Block Grant Program and is
subject to the requirements of Title 1 of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as
amended. As such the successful bidder will need to comply with certain conditions pertaining to
reporting, nondiscrimination, etc., in the fulfillment of the contract to be awarded. The successful bidder
shall also comply with all applicable federal, state, and local laws, ordinances, rules, regulations, and
codes in the performance of this contract. A System for Award Management (SAM) registration is
required for the contractor that performs the work. Local firms, minority and women owned businesses
where appropriate, shall be given "maximum feasible opportunity" to participate in contracts and
subcontracts resulting from this project. See bid document entitled Special Federal Provisions for full
PERMITS: The contractor shall take out all necessary permits from the municipal or other public
authorities and shall give all notices required by State law or municipal ordinance. The fee for any
permit issued by the Planning and Community Development Department will be assumed by the City, but
any other fees shall be borne by the contractor. A permit to "Encumber the Street or Sidewalk" must be
obtained from the City of Manchester Highway Department and notification given to the Police
Department and the Fire Department by the contractor.
WATER SUPPLY: All water for purposes of this contract as well as the expense of having the water
conveyed about the work must be provided by the contractor and the cost of this work shall be considered
as having been included in the prices stipulated for the several items of work to be done under this
EMERGENCY 24-HOUR TELEPHONE NUMBER: The successful bidder will be required to
supply to the Director of Planning and Community Development the name and telephone number of the
contractor's representative who will be on call 24 hours a day in order to correct any problems at the job
site which may occur during the hours which construction is not in progress including weekends.
PEDESTRIAN AND TRAFFIC SAFETY AND MOVEMENT: It is the responsibility of the
contractor to take all precautions necessary to protect the pedestrian traffic. He shall at his own expense
whenever needed or required, erect fences, furnish a watchman or do whatever is required to protect life
UTILITY DISCONNECTION: The contractor is responsible for the removal of all utilities from the
building and the site. The contractor has the responsibility to contact all the utility companies, to
find out what their requirements are for the removal and capping of each utility.
SITE: The site shall be left free of all types of debris and loamed, seeded and graded in a manner
acceptable to the Director of Planning and Community Development. No debris shall be brought to the
site from any other location and no debris shall be buried on site. The disposal of the debris shall
conform to all rules and regulations that pertain to such disposal and shall be the responsibility of the
HAZARDOUS MATERIAL: The contractor is responsible for the removal and disposal of all
hazardous material found on site and must be in compliance with all the Federal regulations of the United