Electrical Service Panels & Unit Subpanels Upgrade for Boa Vista High Rise Apartments

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The New Bedford Housing Authority invites Contractors to submit Bids for NBHA #003-2022- Electrical Service Panels & Unit Subpanels Upgrade for Boa Vista High Rise Apartments located at 134 South Second Street 02740 in New Bedford, Massachusetts, in accordance with the documents prepared by Shekar & Associates, Inc.

The Project consists of: The replacement of existing distribution system including switchboard, various size panelboards, load center in apartments, interconnected conduit & wiring, and related work in new electric room at Boa Vista Towers. Work also includes various shutdowns throughout the project.

The construction cost is estimated to be $ 700,000.00

General Bids will be received until 2:00 pm Thursday, July 14, 2022 and publicly opened online, forthwith.


Please review the instructions in the bid documents on how to register as an electronic bidder.  The bids are to be prepared and submitted at www.biddocsonline.com.  Tutorials and instructions on how to complete the electronic bid documents are available online.

All Bids should be submitted online at www.biddocsonline.com and received no later than the date and time specified above.

All bids must conform with provisions of Mass. General Law, Chapter 149, Section 44A to 44L inclusive, M.G.L. c.30 § 39M & to minimum wage rates as required by the Davis/ Bacon Acts subject to the provisions of 29 CFR 5.5 as amended by the U.S. Department of Labor. The project is subject to Title VI of the Civil rights Act of 1964, Section 3 of the Housing and Urban Development Act of 1968 and the instructions to Bidders.  The NEW BEDFORD HOUSING AUTHORITY is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Each General Bid shall be accompanied by:

  1. General Bid form
  2. 5% Bid Deposit
  3. Bidder’s Reference Form
  4. Certificate of Vote of Authorization
  5. Debarment Disclosure Form
  6. HUD Form 5369 and 5369A
  7. Non-Collusive Affidavit
  8. Tax Compliance Certification
  9. Certificate of Bidder regarding EEO
  10. HUD Form 2530 Previous Participation
  11. Certificate of Compliance Executive Order 11246
  12. Massachusetts Executive Order 481
  13. Section 3 Compliance Agreement – August 2018 – Section B, C, D, & E
  14. Certificate of Workmanship Compliance
  15. Certificate of Schedule of Compliance
  16. Certificate of Insurance
  17. DCAMM Update Statement

No Bid of a General Bidder shall be withdrawn, after opening thereof, prior to thirty (30) days, Saturdays, Sundays, and legal holidays excluded, of the award of the general contract, without the consent of the New Bedford Housing Authority.

Once the Awarding Authority determines the low bidder, it will verify whether the Contractor is eligible by checking the Contractor’s most recent work as listed in the update statement.


The Prime Contractor is required to be DCAMM certified for the following trades: Electrical.


A Pre-bid conference shall be held on Thursday, June 30, at 10:00 am.  The meeting will begin at the Boa Vista rear entrance located at 134 South Second Street.  Due to the current situation with the Covid-19 Pandemic, Proposers must wear masks & gloves while attending the pre-bid conference.


Each bid shall be accompanied by a bid deposit in the form of a bid bond, cash, certified check, treasurer’s check or cashier’s check issued by a responsible bank or trust company made payable to the New Bedford Housing Authority in the amount of 5% of the bid proposal.  The Bid Deposit shall be satisfactory to the awarding authority and conditioned upon the faithful performance by the principal of the agreements contained in the Bid.  (A scanned copy shall be included with the electronic bid.)

Bid Forms and Contract Documents will be available at www.biddocsonline.com (may be viewed electronically and hardcopy requested) or at Nashoba Blue, Inc. at 433 Main Street, Hudson, MA  01749 on or after Wednesday, June 22, 2022.

There is a plan deposit of $50.00 per set (maximum of 2 sets) payable to Bid Docs Online Inc.  Deposits may be electronically paid or must be a certified or cashier’s check.   This deposit will be refunded for up to two sets for general bidders and for one set for sub-bidders upon return of the sets in good condition within thirty (30) days of receipt of general bids.  Otherwise the deposit shall be the property of the Awarding Authority.

Additional sets may be purchased or mailed (see www.biddocsonline.com website for rates).  Bidders requesting Contract Documents to be mailed to them shall include a separate check for $40.00 per set for

UPS Ground (or $65.00 per set for UPS overnight), payable to BidDocs Online Inc.  to cover mail handling costs.


This contractor and all subcontractors shall furnish to the Owner, with the first certified payroll report, documentation indicating that each employee has successfully completed 10 hours of an OSHA course in construction safety and health.  This course must be approved by the United States Occupational Health and Safety Administration.


The New Bedford Housing Authority reserves the right to reject any or all bids or to waive informalities in the bidding if it be in the public interest to do so.


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.

Bids are subject to M.G.L. c.149 §44 A-J & to minimum wage rates established for the project by the Federal Davis-Bacon Act (DBA)

Contract Filesize: 44 KB
Contract ID#: NBHA #003-2022
Date Contract added: 06/22/22 12:01 AM
Closing Bid Deadline: 07/14/22 2:00 PM
Contract Status: Open

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The New Bedford Housing Authority cannot track vendors, bidders, or proposers who download an IFB or RFP therefore all bidders, vendors and proposers who download an IFB or RFP are responsible for checking the website periodically for any addenda to the IFB or RFP issued by the New Bedford Housing Authority. Addendums could be issued up to 48 hours before the bid closing.



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