INVITATION TO BID

Notice is hereby given that the City of Ellsworth will receive sealed Bids for the Christian Ridge Road Rehabilitation in accordance with the Invitation to Bid, Bid Form, Agreement, General Conditions, Supplementary Conditions, Specifications, and Drawings.

Sealed Bids will be received at the City of Ellsworth, 1 City Hall Plaza, Ellsworth, Maine 04605 until 2:00 p.m., Local Time, on Tuesday, February 7, 2023, and then publicly opened and read aloud. The Bid should be clearly marked “Christian Ridge Road Rehabilitation”.

The work shall consist of drainage improvements and reclaiming and paving approximately 4,700 linear feet of roadway. The project shall be completed and ready for final payment within 90 days.

A non-mandatory Pre-Bid meeting will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 24, 2023, at the City Hall located at 1 City Hall Plaza in Ellsworth, Maine.

Digital copies of the Project Manual may be obtained on the City of Ellsworth website https://www.ellsworthmaine.gov/rfps/ or by contacting Haley Ward, Inc. at 207-989-4824. Prospective bidders must register with Haley Ward for their bid to be considered.

The Project Manual may also be examined at the following location: Haley Ward, Inc., One Merchants Plaza, Suite 701, Bangor, Maine 04401

Bid Security in the amount of five percent of the Total Bid must be submitted as part of the bid. The Bid Security may be either a proposal guarantee bond executed by a surety company authorized to do business in the State of Maine or a certified check drawn upon a bank within the State of Maine. No Bid may be withdrawn for at least 60 days after receipt of Bids unless released by the Owner. Bids submitted without Bid Security and completed certification forms will not be considered.

The successful Bidder shall perform the work and furnish a Performance and Payment bond, each in the amount of 100% of the Contract price with a corporate surety authorized to do business in the State of Maine. The Contractor shall guarantee all materials and equipment furnished and work performed for a period of one year from the date of substantial completion. The Performance Bond shall remain in full force and in effect through the guarantee period.

The City of Ellsworth reserves the right to reject any or all Bids, to waive any technical or legal deficiencies, to reject any unbalanced bids, to accept any Bid that it may deem to be in the best interests of the Owner, to negotiate the Contract Price with any Bidder, and to omit any item or items deemed advisable for the interest of the Owner.

Submittal instructions can be found in the Project Manual.

January 11, 2023 Owner: City of Ellsworth, Maine

View project manual (PDF):  Ellsworth Christian Ridge Road Rehab-Project Manual-20230112