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Invitation to Bid

Main Street/VT Route 15 Waterline Replacement Project

Addendum #1


Date: December 7, 2022

This Addendum forms a part of the Contract Documents. Please acknowledge receipt of this Addendum by entering its number and date on the Bid Form.

INFORMATION

  1. The bid opening date has changed as follows: BIDS WILL BE PUBLICLY OPENED AND READ AT 2:00 p.m. (local time) on JANUARY 10, 2023 at the office of the City of Essex Junction, 2 Lincoln Street, Essex Junction, Vermont.

RECEIPT OF BIDS:  Sealed bids on forms prepared by the Engineer will be received by the City of Essex Junction, at the City of Essex Junction offices, 2 Lincoln Street, Essex Junction, Vermont, until 2:00 p.m. (local time) on January 10, 2023 for the Main Street/VT Route 15 Waterline Replacement Project. The contract generally includes the following work items on Main Street/VT Route 15 in the City of Essex Junction: 

  1. Supply and Install 4,200 lf of 12” CL 52 Ductile Iron Waterline
  2. Supply and Install 390 lf of 8” CL 52 Ductile Iron Waterline
  3. Supply and Install 7 New Hydrant Assemblies
  4. Pressure Reducing Valve Vault with Associated Pipe, Valves and Fittings
  5. Supply and Install 1,700 lf of 3/4” K Copper Water Service
  6. Supply and Install 35 3/4” Corporation and 35 3/4" Curb Stops
  7. Supply and Install 2,750 cy of Crushed Gravel
  8. Supply and Install 1,925 tons of Bituminous Concrete Pavement
  9. Cement Concrete Curb and Sidewalk
  10. Supply and Install 315 cy of Topsoil, 4,975 sy of Green Area Restoration

All work will be in accordance with Drawings, Specifications and other Contract Documents and information prepared by the City of Essex Junction, 2 Lincoln Street, Essex Junction, Vermont.

BIDS WILL BE PUBLICLY OPENED AND READ AT 2:00 p.m. (local time) on January 12, 2023 at the office of the City of Essex Junction, 2 Lincoln Street, Essex Junction, Vermont.

OBTAINING CONTRACT DOCUMENTS: Digital Drawings, Specifications, and other Contract Documents may be obtained by emailing Stephen O. Lizewski, Chief of Field Operations, of Donald L. Hamlin Consulting Engineers, Inc. at slizewski@ dlhce.com. Prospective bidders will be added to the Plan Holder List and will be provided with access to a digital FTP site. All Drawings, Specifications, Contract Documents, Addendums, and other relevant project information will be available on the FTP site. It is the responsibility of the Prospective Bidder to review relevant project information located on the FTP site. Prospective Bidders must be on the Plan Holder List to be eligible to submit a bid.

PRE-BID MEETING: The City of Essex Junction will hold a Non Mandatory Pre-Bid Meeting on December 15, 2022 to discuss the project. The Pre-Bid meeting will be held at the Municipal Parking Lot adjacent to the intersection of Main Street and Densmore Drive. The meeting will be at 2:00 pm and all plan holders will be responsible for familiarizing themselves with the site.

BID GUARANTY: Each bid shall be accompanied by an acceptable form of Bid Guaranty in an amount equal to at least five percent (5%) of the amount of the Bid, payable to the City of Essex Junction as a guaranty that if the Bid is accepted, the Bidder will execute the Contract and file acceptable Performance, Labor, and Material Payment Bonds within ten (10) days after the award of the Contract. Acceptable form for a Bid Guaranty is either a bid bond or certified check. No bidder may withdraw his bid within 30 days after the actual date of the opening thereof. The owner reserves the right to waive any informalities and to reject any or all bids.

CONTRACT TIME: If awarded the Contract, the Contractor agrees to complete all work in its entirety, as shown in the Contract Plans, on or before August 25, 2023. The Contractor shall provide the City of Essex Junction with monthly payment requests for all work completed which is associated with the project.


Crescent Connector - Essex Junction STP 5300(13)

Addendum #3


Date: January 9, 2023

INFORMATION

  1. The bid opening date has changed as follows: BIDS WILL BE PUBLICLY OPENED AND READ AT 2:00 p.m. (local time) on JANUARY 19, 2023 at the office of the City of Essex Junction, 2 Lincoln Street, Essex Junction, Vermont.

Sealed bids from pre-qualified contractors shall be accepted until 2:00 PM, prevailing time, on Thursday, January 19, 2023 at Essex Junction City Hall, 2 Lincoln Street, Essex Junction, VT, 05452 for construction of the project hereinafter described.  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.

PROJECT LOCATION: Beginning at a point on Park Street approximately 875 feet south of the Five Corners Intersection, then extending north along Park Street to the New England Central Railroad (NECR) Burlington Branch crossing; along the east side of NECR’s Burlington Branch and crossing NECR’s main line; continuing north across Maple Street; and then along the existing alignment of Railroad Street to the intersection of Main Street.

TYPE OF CONSTRUCTION: Work to be performed under this project includes: The construction of a new roadway (Railroad Street) on a new alignment; addition of turning lanes on Park Street and Maple Street; reconstruction of Railroad Street; installation of traffic signals; and installation of concrete sidewalks, granite curbs, street lights, drainage improvements, pavement markings, signs and other highway related items.

CONTRACT COMPLETION DATE: The Contract shall be completed on or before September 1, 2024.
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OBTAINING PLANS: Digital project plans and bid documents may be obtained at no cost from: https://www.dubois-king.com/projects-bidding-active/. Contact Ken Robie, Design Project Manager, at 802-728-7238 or krobie@ dubois-king.com for assistance, if needed.

PLANS AND BID DOCUMENTS MAY BE VIEWED AT: Essex Junction City Hall, 2 Lincoln Street, Essex Junction, VT.

PREBID CONFERENCE:  A non-mandatory pre-bid meeting will be held for the project at 10:00 AM on Wednesday, December 7, 2022. The meeting will be held at Essex Junction City Hall, 2 Lincoln Street, Essex Junction, VT.  

STANDARD SPECIFICATIONS:  This contract is governed by the Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) 2018 Standard Specifications for Construction. 

QUESTIONS:  During the advertisement phase of this project all questions shall be addressed solely to Ken Robie, Design Project Manager, via email at krobie@ dubois-king.com. All questions must be submitted by 5:00 PM on Tuesday, January 3, 2023. The City will not provide responses to questions received after the due date.
 


Request for Proposal Information Technology Services

The City of Essex Junction has issued a Request for Proposal (RFP) for Information Technology Services.

Pre-proposal site visits will be held on-site at the City Office from October 24, 2022, to November 21, 2022. The deadline to request a site visit is October 21, 2022.

Preliminary proposals are due on December 19, 2022, at 4 p.m. (local time) at the City Office, 2 Lincoln Street, Essex Junction, Vermont, 05452. Interviews with selected respondents will be held from January 3-23, 2023.

Final proposals are due on January 30, 2023, at 4 p.m. (local time) at the City Office, 2 Lincoln Street, Essex Junction, Vermont, 05452. Proposals will be opened at 9 a.m. (local time) on January 31, 2023, at the City Office. The anticipated award notification is February 6, 2023, with an agreed-upon start date of February 15, 2023.

Information for bidders and the complete RFP may be obtained, without charge, below, at the City Office, or by calling (802) 878-6944.  Questions concerning this RFP should be sent to Wendy Hysko, Library Director, City of Essex Junction, at 802-878-6955 or wendyh@ brownelllibrary.org. The City of Essex Junction, through its Authorized Representative, reserves the right to waive any informalities in or reject any and all proposals, in whole or in part, or to accept any proposal deemed to be in the best interest of the City of Essex Junction.

Complete RFP for IT Services