Winchendon Water Transmission Main Replacement Project, Contract No. 1, DWSRF Project No. 7289





Sealed Bids for the construction of the “Winchendon Water Transmission Main Replacement Project, Contract No. 1, DWSRF Project No. 7289” will be received by the Office of the Town Manager, 109 Front Street, Dept. 1, Winchendon, MA 01475 until 2:00 p.m. local time on May 2, 2024 at which time the Bids received will be publicly opened and read.  Sealed Bids must have outer envelope marked as “Winchendon Water Transmission Main Replacement Project, Contract No. 1, DWSRF Project No. 7289.”

The work consists of replacing existing 12-inch cast iron water main with approximately 21,000 linear feet of new 12-inch ductile iron and 3 segments of 12-inch horizontally directionally drilled HDPE water main on Lake Road, Sherbert Road, and Sherbert Road Extension in Ashburnham, MA and North Ashburnham Road in Winchendon, MA. The work also includes the installation of valves and hydrants, service reconnections, side street reconnections, 2 new water meter vaults, surface restoration, and abandonment of the existing water main. Bids shall be on a unit price basis, as indicated in the Bid Form.

The Work is to be substantially completed within 475 calendar days from the date of the Notice to Proceed and completed and ready for final payment in accordance with paragraph 15.06 of the General Conditions within 700 calendar days from the date of the Notice to Proceed. The Project includes a Milestone to complete a portion of the Work within 325 calendar days from the date of the Notice to Proceed, as defined in Section 00520.

All Bids for this project are subject to the provisions of Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 30, Section 39M as amended.

Bidding Documents may be obtained electronically from the Tighe & Bond website at: 

Prospective bidders must complete a one-time registration process on the web site in order to receive log-in credentials.  Bidders must log in to the web site to download bidding documents for the project.  Bidders will be added to the “planholders” or prospective bidders list upon downloading the bidding documents for the project.  Bidding documents may also be examined at the office of Tighe & Bond, Inc., 120 Front Street, Suite 700, Worcester, Massachusetts between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, legal holidays excluded.

A bid deposit of 5% shall be furnished in accordance with the Instructions to Bidders.

The time period for holding Bids, where Federal approval is not required is 30 days, Saturdays, Sundays and legal holidays excluded, after opening of Bids and where Federal approval is required, the time period for holding Bids is 30 days, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays excluded after Federal approval.

This Contract contains price adjustments for hot mix asphalt mixes, diesel fuel, and gasoline.  See Section 01270 for payment procedures and base prices for this Project.

Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) goals are applicable to the total dollars paid to the construction contract. The goals for this project are a minimum of 4.2 percent D/MBE participation and 4.5 percent D/WBE participation by certified DBEs. The two low bidders shall submit completed DBE forms (EEO-DEP-190C EEO-DEP-191C, and the DBE Certification of the United States form) by the close of business on the third business day after bid opening. Failure to comply with the requirements of this paragraph may be deemed to render a proposal non-responsive. No waiver of any provision of this section will be granted unless approved by the Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP).

Minimum Wage Rates as determined by the Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development under the provision of the Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 149, Section 26 to 27D, as amended, apply to this project.  It is the responsibility of the Contractor, before Bid opening, to request if necessary, any additional information on Minimum Wage Rates for those trades people who may be employed for the proposed Work under this Contract.  Federal Minimum Wage Rates as determined by the United States Department of Labor under the Davis-Bacon Act also apply to this project.

This project is funded by a loan from the Massachusetts Clean Water Trust (Trust)/State Revolving Fund loan program.  Section 00800 contains the funding program construction contract requirements, all of which shall be applicable to this Contract.

The project requires compliance with the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection Diesel Retrofit Program by use of after-engine emission controls that are EPA certified, or their equivalent, on all of the off-road (non-registered) diesel vehicles/equipment used at the job site.

The project is subject to the American Iron and Steel (AIS) requirement of Section 436 of Public Law (P.L.) 113-76, Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2014, which requires that all of the iron and steel products used in the project are produced in the United States. Section 00800 contains further information on applicable iron and steel products and compliance.

A non-mandatory pre-Bid conference will be held in the Auditorium at the Winchendon Town Hall at 109 Front Street, Winchendon, MA 01475 on April 18, 2024 at 10:00 AM.


Consulting Engineer:

Tighe & Bond, Inc.

120 Front Street, Suite 700

Worcester, MA 01608