CAROLINE STREET Electrical Upgrades to Building Main Distribution Panels

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The New Bedford Housing Authority is inviting proposals from qualified Architectural or Engineering Firms to provide professional design and construction administration services for upgrading the main electrical distribution panels at the Caroline Street Development with a prime address of 26 Caroline Street, New Bedford, MA 02740.  The related work includes replacing the existing exterior building main distribution panels, meter bases, circuit panels, & outdoor low voltage communication boxes.  At some locations the building electrical mast must be raised in height.  Additionally, the housing where this equipment currently resides at each building requires replacing.  There will be site work necessary for the construction of new concrete pads for the new attached equipment sheds.

The Caroline Street Development is a federally-funded site with sixty-four (64) units housed within six (6) duplex style buildings and spread across a 4 + acre parcel.  There is a community building located in the center of the development.  The site consists of overhead electrical distribution.  Each builidng contains an attached shed where the electrical distribution equipment is housed.

The Architectural/ Engineering services requested under this solicitation include all investigative, design, final design/ schematics, cost estimation, construction documents, bidding, construction administration, and project close-out services.  The successful Architect/ Engineer may also be required to employ a Clerk of the Works as a reimbursable cost with 10% mark-up.  Final drawings must be submitted to the NBHA on AutoCAD.  The scope includes this project being bid electronically on Biddocsonline.com.  The Architect/ Engineer must provide two hard copies of the complete contract documents to the NBHA when posted on Biddocsonline.com for review by the public.

Estimated cost of construction is $300,000.00 (Phase I).  This Project encompasses the design/ engineering services for replacing the existing exterior building main distribution panels.  Construction of this building began before 1978, please ensure that the specifications include compliance with EPA rules for Renovation, Repair and Painting Program.

Architects/ Engineers submitting proposals must be registered in Massachusetts and be experienced in residential modernization with prior HUD, DHCD, and public housing authority experience preferred.

Interested firms may obtain a copy of the Request for Proposals by calling or mailing a written request to the New Bedford Housing Authority Modernization Department 128 Union Street 4th floor, New Bedford, MA 02740.  508-997-4852.  Or by electronic request via modteam@nbha-ma.org

Requests for Information, (RFI’s) must be submitted no later than 10:00 am 3/21/2022.  Request must be directed to the New Bedford Housing Authority Modernization Department 128 Union Street 4th floor, New Bedford, MA 02740.  508-997-4852.  Or by electronic request via modteam@nbha-ma.org  Questions must include the Proposer’s name, the name, title, address, telephone number, & email address of the individual to whom responses to the Proposer’s questions should be provided.  The NBHA will provide all individuals that received a copy of this Solicitation with the questions posed to the NBHA by the Solicitation deadline along with responses within a reasonable time after the Solicitation question deadline.

Proposals must be submitted no later than 2:00 PM on 3/25/2022 or mailed to The New Bedford Housing Authority Modernization Department 4th floor 128 Union Street New Bedford, MA 02740 or sent electronically to modteam@nbha-ma.org   Submit one original copy of the Proposal.

Minimum rates of pay have been established for the project by the Secretary of Labor in accordance with Public Law 403 and the Seventy-fourth Congress approved August 10, 1935, as amended.

Proposals are subject to M.G.L. c. 7C subsections 44-58 & to minimum wage rates established for the project by the Federal Davis-Bacon Act (DBA).

A Pre-Bid walkthrough is scheduled for 10:00 am on 3/17/2022.  Meeting will begin at 26 Caroline Street, New Bedford, MA. 02740.  All proposers are urged to visit the site before submitting a proposal in order to understand the conditions of the project. Visitors must wear masks, & groups of no more than 2 at a time will be allowed.

Contract Filesize: 37 KB
Contract ID#: NBHA #016-2022
Date Contract added: 03/09/22 12:00 AM
Closing Bid Deadline: 03/25/22 2:00 PM
Contract Status: Open

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