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The Metropolitan District - Invitation To Bid - South Hartford Conveyance and Storage Tunnel: Tunnel Pump Station. CONTRACT No. 3 (2015B-33)

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Notice ID # : 854

Bid Date: 09/02/2021

Type Of Notice: Invitation to Bid


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CONTRACT No. 3 (2015B-33)


Sealed Bids for construction of Contract No. 3 (2015B-33): Tunnel Pump Station will be received and safeguarded by The Metropolitan District, at the office of the District Clerk of the Metropolitan District, 555 Main Street, Hartford, CT, 06103 until 2:00 PM (Local Time), September 2, 2021 and at that time and place Bids will be opened and read aloud. Please note that this project is being funded by the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) Clean Water Fund.

The Work shall consist of all labor, equipment, fees, permits, and other related costs necessary to provide for construction of a Tunnel Pump Station (TPS) and Control Building, Grit/Screening Facility, Odor control facility, Head tank, and 54-inch force main, along with support equipment and accessories as shown and specified. Bidders    are directed to Section 01010 Summary of Work for specific details. The Work shall be located in the City of Hartford; in the State of Connecticut as shown on the Drawings and specified therein.

Contract documents may be obtained from The Metropolitan District’s electronic procurement bidding system. Prospective Bidders must register at the web site; once registered, prospective bidders can download the bid package from the web site at A copy of the Contract documents may be requested by contacting the District Clerk's Office at 860.278.7850, Ext. 3207.

Each   Bid    shall   be    submitted in   strict    accordance   with   the    Instructions   to Bidders and shall be accompanied by a Bid Security in the amount of 10 percent of the Bid.

Bidders on this work are required to comply with 40 CFR Part 33.240 of the United States Environmental Protection Agency's policy on the increased utilization of Minority Business Enterprise's (MBE's) and Women Business Enterprise's (WBE's). The requirements for bidders and contractors covered by this policy are explained in the Instructions to Bidders.

Bidders and subcontractors to this work will be required to comply with the President's Executive Orders No. 11246 and 12549, the Governor of Connecticut’s Executive Orders No. 3, 17, 16 and any amendments or supplements to those EOs.

Any contract or contracts awarded under this invitation for bids are expected to be funded in part by the State of Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental

Protection. Neither the State of Connecticut nor any of its departments, agencies or employees is or will be a party to this invitation for bids or any resulting contract. This procurement will be subject to the requirements contained in subsections (h), (j) and (o) of Section 22a-482-4 of the Regulations of Connecticut State Agencies. A copy of these Regulations is included in the Supplementary Conditions.

The Bidder shall hold a current DAS Contractor Prequalification Certificate in WATER TREATMENT PLANTS from the Department of Administrative Services of the State of Connecticut according to C.G.S.§4a-100, C.G.S.§4b-101   and   C.G.S.§4b-91.   Bidders shall submit with their Bids their DAS Contractor Prequalification Certificate along with a current Update Bid Statement. In addition, any named Subcontractor whose subcontract value is equal to or greater than $500,000 shall hold a current DAS Contractor Prequalification Certificate in the closest applicable Classification of the work that the Subcontractor will complete in the contract. The bidder must submit with their bid, all applicable Subcontractor DAS Prequalification certificates. Any Bid submitted without a copy of the DAS Prequalification Certificate and an Update Bid Statement for the bidder and DAS Prequalification Certificates for Subcontractors whose subcontract value is equal to or greater than $500,000 shall be invalid.

Since MBE/WBE Subcontractors are not required to be named at bid submission, Bidders do not need to include MBE/WBE Subcontractor Prequalification Certificates with their bids. However, as to proposed MBE/WBE Subcontractors whose subcontract value is equal to or greater than $500,000, the DAS Contractor Prequalification Certificate is not required with the bid, but within 14 days of the notification of designation as the apparent low bidder, the apparent low bidder shall submit to the Owner a current DAS Contractor Prequalification Certificate in each appropriate work classification for each such MBE/WBE Subcontractor. Bidders do not need to include MBE/WBE Subcontractor Prequalification Certificates with their bids.

 The Successful Bidder and each of its Subcontractors having subcontracts in value equal to or greater than $500,000 shall maintain and keep current their respective DAS Contractor Prequalification Certificates at all times during the term of the Contract and any warranty period set forth in the Contract Documents.

 A mandatory Pre-Bid Conference will be held for potential Bidders IN PERSON at 10:00 AM (local time) on July 16, 2021 at the District's Training Center located at 125 Maxim Road in Hartford, CT. Prospective Bidders must attend this conference and have their attendance recorded by District staff in order to submit a bid. All prospective Bidders are invited to ask questions of the District and/or the District's Agent(s) during this conference, but only written responses to such questions may alter information contained in the Bid documents.

 The following safety requirements MUST be followed by attendees. Failure to comply with this guidance and the instructions of District personnel during the conference may cause your firm's bid to be rejected:

  • Masks are required for ANY unvaccinated attendees and are encouraged for ALL.
  • Hand sanitizer will be available. Use it upon arrival.
  • The room will be set up for social distancing. Do not move chairs and tables
  • Weather permitting – doors to the outside will be propped open to increase air flow.

 John S. Mirtle District Clerk

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