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GALE JN 836250

THIS PROJECT IS BEING ELECTRONICALLY BID AND HARD COPY BIDS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. Please review the instructions in the bid documents on how to register as an electronic bidder. The bids are to be prepared and submitted at Tutorials and instructions on how to complete the electronic bid documents are available online (click on the “Tutorial” tab at the bottom footer).

The Brooke Charter Schools, hereinafter called the Owner, invites electronic proposals from Contractors for the Masonry Repairs at the Brooke Charter School, 150 American LegionHighway, Mattapan, Massachusetts, in accordance with the Contract Documents prepared by Gale Associates, Inc., 15 Constitution Drive, Bedford, NH 03110.

Bids for the General Contract shall be filed electronically with Bid Docs Online by May 6, 2020 @ 1 PM. At this time bids will be publicly opened online forthwith. Please note, public bid openings are not required to be in-person and may be videotaped, livestreamed, or opened on public TV. Bidders may participate in bid opening via conference call arranged by the Owner.

The Owner reserves the right to issue an addendum postponing the scheduled bid opening prior to the due date.

General bidders must be certified by the Massachusetts Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance (DCAMM) for the category of Masonry. General bids shall be accompanied by a DCAMM Certificate of Eligibility for the category, and an Update Statement. Failure to provide a DCAMM Certificate of Eligibility and an Update Statement will result in the bid being rejected.

Each general bid shall be filed electronically with Bid Docs Online and accompanied by a bid deposit in an amount of five percent (5%) of the amount of the bid. Bid deposits shall be in the form of a bid bond, cash, certified check, or a treasurer’s or cashier’s check issued by a responsible bank or trust company, payable to the Brooke Charter Schools. Bid deposits should scan their bonds or checks and upload to the Bid Docs Online page with their general bid. Cash bid security will not be accepted.

Bid Bonds shall be a) in a form satisfactory to the Awarding Authority, b) with a surety company qualified to do business in the Commonwealth and c) conditioned upon the faithful performance by the principal of the agreements contained in the bid.

A Performance and Payment Bond satisfactory in form to the Awarding Authority in the amount of one hundred percent (100%) of the contract and from a surety authorized to do business in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts is required of the successful bidder.

The project will be advertised via the Central Register on April 22, 2020. Bid Forms and Contract Documents will be available for pick-up at (may be viewed electronically and hardcopy requested) on April 22, 2020. Contact BidDocs ONLINE, Inc. for pricing and shipping options.

Due to current Federal and State mandates on public gatherings, a pre-bid conference will not be held at the site. Public access to the rear of the building is available to all bidders who wish to visit the site prior to the submission of bids. Those wishing to visit the site are asked to follow the Federal and State guidelines for social distancing. The use of aerial and satellite imagery is also encouraged to be utilized for additional information regarding the site location. Bidders are cautioned to carefully examine the Contract Documents, the sites, and the documents relating to existing conditions contained within the specifications.

Attention of all bidders is specifically directed to the construction scheduling requirements and to the requirements of the Supplemental General Conditions concerning Equal Employment Opportunity, Anti-Discrimination, and Affirmative Action Program of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, as well as the requirement of prevailing wages, which is incorporated in the Contract Documents.

General bidders are also advised that before contract award, the lowest general bidder shall be required to provide the Owner with documentation stating how is intends to meet the minority and women business enterprise goals for the project. The combined MBE and WBE goal is 10.4%.

All bids for this project are subject to the provisions of Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 30, Section 39M as amended, and Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 149, Section 26 – 27b inclusive and Section 44A – 44I inclusive. Attention is directed to the minimum wage rates to be paid on the work as determined by the Commissioner of Labor and Workforce Development.

All bid deposits will be returned in accordance with applicable statutory provisions.

The Awarding Authority will reject general bids when required to do so by the above-referenced General Laws. In addition, the Awarding Authority reserves the right to waive any informalities in bidding and to reject any and all general bids if it deems it to be in the public interest to do so.

15 Constitution Drive
Bedford, NH 03110

For the:
Brooke Charter Schools
190 Cummins Highway
Roslindale, MA 02131

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