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Fire Alarm System Upgrade at the Kickham Apartments and Generator Replacement at the Sussman House


The Brookline Housing Authority, the Awarding Authority, invites electronic bids (e-bids) from electrical contractors for the Fire Alarm System Upgrade at the Kickham Apartments and Generator Replacement at the Sussman House for the Brookline Housing Authority in Brookline, Massachusetts, in accordance with the documents prepared by Nangle Engineering Incorporated.

This project is being electronically bid. Hard copy bids will not be accepted.

The Project consists of in general but is not limited to: Replacement of the Fire Alarm System at Kickham Apartments with a new addressable system, and replacement of the aged, interior engine-generator at Sussman House with an exterior mounted unit.

The Contractor’s work is estimated to cost approximately $230,000 including all alternates.

General bidders must be certified by the Division of Capital Asset Management (DCAM) in the category of Electrical. Bidders must include a current DCAM Certificate of Eligibility and a signed DCAM Update Statement.

General E-Bids will be received until 2:00 PM on Thursday, March 16, 2017 at and publicly opened, online forthwith.

General E-bids shall be accompanied by a negotiable bid guarantee which shall not be less than five (5%) of the amount of the bid, considering all alternates. Bid deposit should be made payable to Brookline Housing Authority. Refer to Instruction to Bidders.

Bid Forms and Contract Documents will be available for pick-up on Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at (may be viewed electronically and hardcopy requested) or at Nashoba Blue, Inc. at 433 Main Street, Hudson, MA 01749 (978-568-1167).

There is a plan deposit of $25.00 per set (maximum of 2 sets) payable to Biddocs Online.

Deposits may be electronically paid or must be a certified or cashier’s check. This deposit will be refunded for up to two sets for general bidders and for one set for sub-bidders upon return of the sets in good condition within thirty days of receipt of general bids. Otherwise the deposit shall be the property of the Awarding Authority.

Additional sets may be purchased for $25.00.

Bidders requesting Contract Documents to be mailed to them shall include a separate check for $40.00 per set for UPS Ground (or $65.00 per set for UPS overnight), payable to BidDocs ONLINE, Inc., to cover mail handling costs.

A Pre-Bid Conference will be held at 10:30 AM at Kickham Apartments at 190 Harvard St. Brookline on Wednesday, March 8, 2017. Immediately following the Pre-Bid Conference, there will be a tour of the two sites starting at Kickham Apartments and continuing to Sussman House at 50 Pleasant Street. Any questions should be submitted in writing at that time, or be submitted to the Engineer via e-mail ( prior to 5:00 PM on March 10, 2017. Questions received after that time may not be acknowledged.

The Contract Documents may be seen by electronic media at: Project Dog –; Joseph Merritt & Co; and CMD (formerly Reed Construction Data)

Bids and the Contract are subject to: M.G.L. c.149 §44A-J and to minimum wage rates as required by M.G.L. c.l49 §§26 to 27H inclusive, Housing and Urban Development Act of 1968, Equal Opportunity provisions of Executive Order 11246, Non-Discrimination provision of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Labor Standards of the Davis-Bacon Act and related acts and Contract Work Hours Standard Act, and prevailing wage determinations as issued by the U.S. Secretary of Labor. This project is covered by Section 3 of the HUD Act of 1968.

The Brookline Housing Authority reserves the right to waive any informalities in or to reject any and all bids, or to waive any informalities in the bidding. No bid shall be withdrawn for a period of thirty (30) days, Saturdays, Sundays and legal holidays excluded, after approval of the award by the Brookline Housing Authority without written consent of the Brookline Housing Authority.

Sharon Cowan, Director of Modernization
Brookline Housing Authority
March 1, 2017