• August 31, 2017
  • 3:00 pm

INVITATION TO BID

Sharon D4-FAS 0177-16

The Town of Sharon Selectboard is soliciting bids from VTRANS pre-qualified contractors for emergency repairs to Rte. 132.

Sealed bids from pre-qualified contractors will be accepted until 3:00 PM prevailing time on Thursday, August 31, 2017 at Sharon Town Offices, 69 VT RTE 132 for construction of the project hereinafter described.

Sealed BIDS shall be marked in the lower left corner: “BID DOCUMENTS:  SHARON D4-FAS 0177-16”.  Bid opening will occur immediately after the bid submittal deadline. The time of receiving and opening bids may be postponed due to emergencies or unforeseen conditions.  Each BID must be accompanied by a certified check payable to the Town of Sharon for five percent (5%) of the total amount of the BID.  A BID bond may be used in lieu of a certified check.

PREQUALIFICATION OF CONTRACTORS:  All bidders on this project shall be on the Agency of Transportation’s prequalified list under the category roads and highway construction or shall have submitted a complete prequalification application to the Agency of Transportation, Contract Administration, a minimum of 10 working days prior to the bid opening.  For information contact Jon Winter at 802-828-2643.

LOCATION:  Multiple damage sites beginning at a point on VT 132, 0.43 Miles easterly of the Intersection I89 and extending approximately 3 miles.

TYPE OF CONSTRUCTION:  Work to be performed under this project includes: repairs of existing shoulders, re-establishment of ditches, pavement repairs, guard rail repairs, and slope repairs/stabilization.

CONTRACT COMPLETION DATE:  The Contract shall be completed on or before November 1, 2017.

ENGINEERS ESTIMATE:  For this Proposal the Engineers Estimate falls between $0.00 and $300,000.

PLANS, SPECIFICATIONS AND PROPOSAL Will be provided at the mandatory pre-bid meeting.

PREBID CONFERENCE: A mandatory pre-bid conference will be held Monday, August 21, 2017 at 2:00 PM at the Sharon Town Office.

 STANDARD SPECIFICATIONS:  This contract is governed by the Vermont Agency of Transportation (“VTrans”) 2011 Standard Specifications for Construction.

QUESTIONS:  During the advertisement phase of this project all questions shall be addressed solely to Margy Becker, Selectboard Assistant, Town of Sharon 802-763-8268 #4 selectboard@sharonvt.net.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY (EEO) CERTIFICATION: Certification is required by the Equal Employment Opportunity regulations of the Secretary of labor (41 CFR 60-1.7(b) (1)) and will be a required submittal by bidders.

NON-COLLUSION AFFIDAVIT:  All bidders will be required to execute and submit a sworn statement certifying that the bidder has not, either directly or indirectly, entered into any agreement, participated in any collusion, or otherwise taken any action in restraint of free competitive bidding in connection with such contract.

DEBARMENT AFFIDAVIT:  All bidders will be required to execute and submit a sworn statement certifying that the bidder has not been, within the last three (3) years, suspended, debarred, voluntarily excluded or determined ineligible by any Federal or State Agency; does not have a proposed suspension, debarment, voluntary  exclusion or ineligibility determination pending; and has not been indicted, convicted or had civil judgment rendered against (it, him, her, them) by a court having jurisdiction in any matter involving fraud or official misconduct within the past three (3) years.

NON-DISCRIMINATION IN FEDERALLY ASSISTED CONTRACTS:  The Town of Sharon hereby notifies all bidders that it will ensure that any contract entered into pursuant to this advertisement, disadvantaged business enterprises will be afforded full opportunity to submit bids in response to this invitation and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex or national origin for an award.  This is consistent with the Town’s requirement to comply with provisions of Title VI.

DAVIS BACON WAGE REQUIREMENTS: Bidders agree to abide by the Davis Bacon Wage Rate Schedules for Windsor County, which will be supplied with Contract Documents.

BUY AMERICA REQUIREMENTS: Buy America requirements of 23 CFR 635.410 are applicable to all Federal-aid construction projects. All steel or iron products permanently incorporated into Federal-aid projects, shall be products that have been entirely manufactured within the United States. All manufacturing processes of the steel or iron material, in a product, must occur within the United States to be considered of domestic origin. This includes process such as rolling, extruding, machining, bending, grinding, and drilling. The action of applying a coating to a material is deemed a manufacturing process subject to Buy America. Coating includes epoxy coating, galvanizing, painting, and any other coating that protects or enhances the value of the material.

This requirement does not prevent a minimal use of foreign materials, provided the cost of foreign materials used does not exceed 0.1 percent of the total Contract price or $2,500, whichever is greater.  The cost of foreign steel or iron is defined as its value delivered to the project.