INVITATION TO BID
Sealed Bids for Bid No. 02-20-21-05, "ELLSWORTH AVENUE SCHOOL ADDITION”, 53 Ellsworth Ave., Danbury, CT, Project No. 20-07 will be received at Danbury City Hall, Purchasing Agent's office, 155 Deer Hill Ave., Danbury, CT 06810 until 10:00 A.M. on May 11, 2021. Prior to the public opening of the bids, any bid submitted may be withdrawn by the bidder if said bidder discovers mathematical or clerical errors in his bid. Any such bid withdrawal may be made without penalty or prejudice. After the bids are opened, all offers will be considered firm for a period of 90 days and no bid may be withdrawn for any reason during that period except for such cause as the City of Danbury in its sole discretion deems sufficient.
Work consists of all labor, tools, materials and equipment necessary to complete the following:
Phase 1 – The scope of work includes all work included in the construction documents including but not limited to selective demolition, hazardous material abatement, concrete foundations, wall, floor and roof framing, finishes, HVAC, plumbing, electrical, data/communications, fire alarm, site work including underground utilities, paving and landscaping.
A Mandatory Pre-Bid Conference will be held on April 21, 2021 at 2:00 P.M. at the site for Contractors intending to bid on the project. The last day that questions will be accepted and responded to shall be 10:00 A.M. on May 3, 2021.
A bid bond in an amount not less than five percent (5%) of the amount of the bid shall accompany each bid. A non-collusion statement for Prime Contractors and any addendum acknowledgements must also be submitted at the time of the bid.
A performance, labor and materials bond in an amount equal to one hundred percent (100%) of the accepted bid will be required. The Surety Company or Companies must be listed on the most recent IRS Circular 570.
Beginning on Monday, April 12, 2021, plans and specifications (Contract Documents) may be obtained at the Purchasing Agent's office, City Hall, 155 Deer Hill Avenue, Danbury, Connecticut 06810. Bidders may obtain complete sets of electronic plans and specifications by contacting the Purchasing Department at (203) 797-4571. Hard copies of plans and specifications can be requested for a nonrefundable payment of one hundred dollars ($100.00) per set.
The City of Danbury reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids and to award the contract to the bidder deemed to be for its best interest.
Contractors whose bid exceeds $500,000 shall hold a current “DAS Contractor Prequalification Certificate” (not a predetermination letter) 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. These bidders shall submit with their bids, unless noted otherwise, a “DAS Contractor Prequalification Certificate” along with a current “Update (Bid) Statement.” Any bid submitted without a copy of the DAS Prequalification Certificate and an Update (Bid) Statement shall be invalid. Contractors must be classified with DAS as “General Building Construction (Group B)” with the appropriate aggregate. Additionally, any subcontractor working for the General Contractor whose work exceeds $500,000 must also be prequalified with the DAS as per C.G.S. §4b-91(j). If you have any questions regarding these requirements Contact the State of CT, DAS, at telephone number 860-713-5280 or visit their web site at https://portal.ct.gov/das.
This contract is subject to state set-aside and contract compliance requirements, including non-discrimination statutes and set-side requirements. State law requires a minimum of twenty-five (25%) percent of the state-funded portion of the contract be set aside for award to subcontractors holding current certification from the Connecticut Department of Administrative Services. The contractor must demonstrate good faith effort to meet the 25% set-aside goals.
The City of Danbury is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Minority/Women’s Business Enterprises are encouraged to apply. This is a State assisted contract.
Dated: April 8, 2021
Charles J. Volpe, Jr.
City of Danbury