Existing Access Control System Upgrades

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The New Bedford Housing Authority (NBHA), the awarding authority, invites sealed bids from qualified contractors to provide upgrades to its existing ACCESS CONTROL SYSTEM including security intercom, video management and unified access control systems in accordance with the contract documents.

The Work under this contract shall be performed qualified access control companies to provide a new unified intercom, video management, software, hardware and unified access control system for existing systems at various state aided and federally funded public housing developments owned and operated by the NBHA in New Bedford, Massachusetts. A list of all NBHA developments to be included in the contract is contained in the project manual. The new unified access control system shall include all hardware, software, wiring, and related equipment for a complete system. Contract award will be made to the lowest responsible and eligible bidder. The work required of the contract shall be completed 60 days from the date of notice to proceed. The estimated contract cost is $117,000.

Based on Governor Baker’s declared state of emergency due to the Covid-19 pandemic, in-person bid openings are not required at the present time therefore bids will not be publicly opened. However, General Bids will be received until 2:00 p.m., Thursday December 3, 2020 opened forthwith, read aloud, witnessed and the results distributed to all bidders by e-mail immediately thereafter. All Bids should be sent to: the New Bedford Housing Authority, Procurement Office, 128 Union Street – 4TH Floor, New Bedford, Massachusetts 02740 and received no later than the date & time specified above.

General bids shall be accompanied by a bid deposit (certified or cashier’s check) that is not less than five (5%) of the greatest possible bid amount (considering all alternates) and made payable to the New Bedford Housing Authority. Bidders must also submit, as part of their bid, the following: Form for (HUD 2530) Previous Participation; Form for (HUD 5369-A) Representations, Certifications, and Other Statements; Form for Section 3 Business – Employee List; Form for Contractor Certification of Compliance (President’s Executive Order 11246); Form for Certification of Bidder Regarding Equal Employment Opportunity; Form for Corporate Identification; Form for Revenue Enforcement and Protection (REAP) Certification; Form for Bidder’s References; Non-Collusive Affidavit of General Bidder; Bid Bond (in the amount of 5% of Bid); Signed Form for General Bid.

Bids are subject to M.G.L. c.149, §§ 44A-44J and to minimum wage rates as required by M.G.L. c.149 §§26 to 27H inclusive. Bids are also subject U.S. Dept. of H.U.D. 7460.8 REV2 and 2 CFR Part 200 §§ 200.317–200.326 each where applicable. No bid shall be withdrawn for a period of thirty (30) days upon opening of bids without the consent of the Authority. The Authority will reject any and all bids when required to do so by the above referenced General Laws. In addition, the Authority reserves the right to waive any informality in any or all bids or to reject any or all bids (in whole or in part) if it be in the public interest to do so.

In accordance with Section 3 of the HUD act of 1968, as amended, opportunity for employment and contracting to the greatest extent feasible shall be given to Section 3 eligible residents and businesses.

Contract Filesize: 40.0 KB
Contract ID#: NBHA-20-101
Date Contract added: 11/17/20 8:33 PM
Closing Bid Deadline: 12/03/20 2:00 PM
Contract Status: Open

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