Water Treatment Services

Agency: Town of Manchester
State: Connecticut
Type of Government: State & Local
NAICS Category:
  • 221310 - Water Supply and Irrigation Systems
Posted Date: Nov 12, 2019
Due Date: Dec 3, 2019
Solicitation No: 19/20-43
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19/20-43 Water Treatment Services

12/03/2019 11:00 a.m.

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BID RESPONSE LABEL
Proposals sent by U.S. Mail should be addressed to Director of General Services, Town
of Manchester, 494 Main Street, P.O. Box 191, Manchester, CT 06045-0191. Proposals
hand delivered by Federal Express, United Parcel Service or other persons shall be
delivered to Director of General Services, Town of Manchester, 494 Main Street,
Manchester, CT 06040. The appropriate pre-addressed label below must be affixed to
the envelope containing your proposal.
THIS LABEL FOR USE WITH UNITED STATES POSTAL SERVICE DELIVERY
BID NO.
19/20-43
WATER TREATMENT SERVICES
TO BE OPENED:
(DATE): DECEMBER 3, 2019
(TIME):
11:00 A.M.
TO: DIRECTOR OF GENERAL SERVICES
TOWN OF MANCHESTER
LINCOLN CENTER
494 MAIN STREET
P.O. BOX 191
MANCHESTER, CT 06045-0191
THIS LABEL FOR USE WITH HAND DELIVERY (I.E., FED EX, UNITED PARCEL SERVICE)
BID NO.
19/20-43
TO BE OPENED:
WATER TREATMENT SERVICES
(DATE): DECEMBER 3, 2019
(TIME):
11:00 A.M.
TO: DIRECTOR OF GENERAL SERVICES
TOWN OF MANCHESTER
LINCOLN CENTER
494 MAIN STREET
MANCHESTER, CT 06040
TOWN OF MANCHESTER
GENERAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT
494 MAIN STREET - P.O. BOX 191
MANCHESTER, CONNECTICUT 06045-0191
CONTRACT PROPOSAL
FOR
WATER TREATMENT SERVICES
BID NO. 19/20-43
DATE OF BID OPENING:
DECEMBER 3, 2019
TIME: 11:00 A.M.
INVITATION TO BID
In accordance with the provisions of the Town Charter, sealed proposals will be received in the
Office of the Director of General Services of the Town of Manchester, Connecticut, not later than
the date and time set forth above, for furnishing the commodities and/or services listed herein.
Proposals must be executed in accordance with and subject to instructions and specifications
contained herein.
The Town of Manchester is an equal opportunity employer, and requires an affirmative action
policy for all of its Contractors and Vendors as a condition of doing business with the Town, as per
Federal Order 11246. By signing the Proposal Sheet for this bid, all vendors and contractors agree
to this condition of doing business with the Town and should the Town choose to audit their
compliance, the vendor agrees to cooperate fully.
STANDARD INSTRUCTIONS
1. This bid and any addenda will be issued on the Town of Manchester website
http://generalservices1.townofmanchester.org/index.cfm/bids/. It shall be the responsibility
of the bidder to download this information.. Failure of any bidder to receive any such
addendum or interpretation shall not relieve such bidder from any obligation under his bid as
submitted. All addenda so issued shall become part of the Contract Documents. No
addendum shall be issued less than 2 calendar days before the due date unless it is to change
the due date.
2. Bid prices may not be withdrawn by bidder for 90 days after bid opening.
3. All questions or inquiries must be submitted at least 5 days before the bid opening. Answers
will be issued via addendum.
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS
1. A mandatory pre-bid meeting is scheduled for November 19, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. See details
under Section 2.0 Requirements for Bidding.
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BOARD OF DIRECTORS
TOWN OF MANCHESTER, CONNECTICUT
RULES AND REGULATIONS FOR COMPETITIVE BIDDING
INCLUDING INSTRUCTIONS TO BIDDERS
These rules and regulations have been adopted by the Board of Directors of the Town of Manchester
pursuant to Section 5-22 of the Town Charter. They are standard for all competitive bidding proposals
issued by the Town of Manchester, Connecticut for contracts of all types where labor, materials and
necessary equipment to complete work is to be furnished to the Town, where the Town is to purchase
supplies, materials and equipment, where the Town is to sell surplus materials and equipment, or where the
Town is to sell real estate. These rules and regulations shall be binding upon all prospective bidders and the
Town of Manchester.
GENERAL RULES
1. The Director of General Services may delete or modify any of the instructions to bidders for a particular
proposal, indicating such change in the appropriate section of the proposal documents. The Director of
General Services may insert special instructions in any special contracts which are subject to
competitive bidding.
2. The attached proposal is signed by the bidder with full knowledge of, and agreement with, the general
specifications, conditions and requirements of this bid.
3. Where appropriate, return copy of proposal on the enclosed form.
4. Submit proposal in an envelope marked with the bidder’s name and address on the upper left-hand
corner.
5. Proposals sent by U.S. Mail should be addressed to Director of General Services, Town of Manchester,
Lincoln Center, 494 Main Street, P.O. Box 191, Manchester, CT 06045-0191. Proposals hand
delivered by Federal Express, UPS or other persons shall be delivered to Director of General Services,
Town of Manchester, 494 Main Street, Manchester, CT 06040. The enclosed pre-addressed label must
be affixed to the envelope containing your proposal.
6. Proposals received later than the time and date specified will not be considered. Amendments to, or
withdrawals of bids received later than the time and date set for bid opening will not be considered.
7. All bids shall be opened publicly and read aloud. Bidders may be present at the opening of bids. All
bids shall be tabulated and copies of said tabulation shall be made available to Bidders upon their
request.
8. All deliveries of commodities or services hereunder shall comply in every respect with all applicable
laws of the Federal Government and/or the State of Connecticut. Purchases made by the Town of
Manchester are exempt from payment of Federal Excise Taxes and the Connecticut Sales Tax and such
taxes must not be included in bid prices. Federal Excise Tax exemption certificates, if requested, will
be furnished.
9. The Bidder, where applicable, shall insert the price per stated unit and extend a total price for each item.
In the event there is a discrepancy between the unit price and the extension, the unit price will govern.
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10. Bidders shall, where applicable, submit terms for payment in spaces provided in the proposal form,
showing the amount of cash discount which shall apply to bid prices when paid within the stated
number of days in the proposal.
11. All inquiries, whether oral or written, shall be submitted within the time limitations specified in the bid
documents and shall be directed to the General Services Office, Town of Manchester, 494 Main Street,
P.O. Box 191, Manchester, CT 06045-0191, Telephone Number (860) 647-3031 email
Gensvcs@manchesterct.gov . All information given by the Town except by written addenda shall be
informal and shall not be binding upon the Town nor shall it furnish a basis for legal action by any
bidder or prospective bidder against the Town.
12A The Town reserves the right to reject any and all bids. To waive technical defects and to make such
awards including accepting a bid, although not the low bid, as it deems in its sole discretion to be in the
best interest of the Town. The Town reserves the right to reject any bid if the bidder, any officer of the
bidder, or any other company owned in whole or in part by any officer(s) of the bidder, is delinquent in
the payment of any taxes or fees owed to the Town. The Town reserves the right to require a disclosure
statement from the bidder listing the name(s) of all officers of the company.
12B.In the event the Town determines that a contractor is delinquent in any payment due the Town, then the
Town may offset the delinquent amount due to the Town against the sums owed the contractor.
13. The Town of Manchester may make such investigation as deemed necessary to determine the ability of
the bidder to discharge a contract. The bidder shall furnish the Town with all such information and data
as may be required for that purpose. The Town reserves the right to reject any bid if the bidder fails to
satisfactorily convince the Town that he is properly qualified by experience and facilities to carry out
the obligations of the contract and to satisfactorily complete the work called for herein, or if the bid is
conditional in nature.
14. Except where otherwise provided, a contract between the Town and a successful bidder shall consist of
the Invitation to Bid, Specifications, Plans, Bid including Proposal sheet, and Acceptance by the Town
and these Rules and Regulations. Acceptance by the Town may be by purchase order for the portion of
the work awarded a contractor.
15. All Invitations to Bid shall be publicly advertised on at least three (3) occasions in a newspaper having a
general circulation within the Town of Manchester, Connecticut. The last advertising date shall be at
least seven (7) calendar days before the date which is advertised for the opening of bids.
16. Copies of bids shall be made available to all interested persons for a fee to be determined by the
Director of General Services which fee will be refundable at the discretion of the Director of General
Services upon return of said documents.
17. Alternate bids shall not be accepted unless otherwise specified in the bid documents.
18. Any act or acts of misrepresentation or collusion, shall be a basis for disqualification of any bid or bids
submitted by such persons guilty of said misrepresentation of collusion. In the event that the Town
enters into a contract with any bidder who is guilty of misrepresentation or collusion and such conduct
is discovered after the execution of said contract, the Town may cancel said contract without incurring
liability, penalty or damages.
19. In the event that any bidder wishes to protest the potential award of a bid or any procedure of act in the
advertising or soliciting of the bids, said bidder must make said protest in writing which shall state the
reason therefore and request a conference with respect thereto. Said protest must be received in the
Town, Office of General Services within FIVE (5) business days after the mailing of bid results or
decisions.
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20. A conference with respect to said protest shall be scheduled by the Director of General Services
forthwith and shall be attended by him or his designee and such other persons as the Director of General
Services and the General Manager shall require to attend. The subject matter of said conference shall be
limited to the reasons for the protest specified in the written request for said conference. Said
conference shall also include a discussion of all possibilities for a resolution of dispute. The Town shall
make a decision in writing within three (3) business days after said conference and forward the same to
the protesting bidder forthwith.
21. In the event that any protesting bidder wishes to take legal action against the Town, he must first fully
comply with all of these Rules and Regulations, including those which have been changed by the
Director of General Services pursuant to paragraph 1 herein.
22. Except for special instructions inserted in special contracts by the Director of General Services pursuant
to paragraph 1 herein, in the event of any conflicts between these Rules and Regulations and the terms
and conditions of any document these Rules and Regulations shall prevail.
23. All Awards shall be made by the Director of General Services.
24. These Rules and Regulations, as revised, shall be effective as of June 23, 1993.
Revised:
April 14, 1981
March 13, 1984
August 1, 1989
June 23, 1993
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