Tripp Towers Selected Upgrades of Sprinkler System

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The New Bedford Housing Authority, the Awarding Authority, invites sealed bids from Contractors for the 667-2 Selected Upgrade of Sprinkler System, #205234 in New Bedford, Massachusetts, in accordance with the documents prepared by C.A. Crowley Engineering, Inc.

The Project consists of: Installation of new backflow preventers, rework fire pump sensing lines, install new fire pump controller, flush existing piping, replace existing sprinklers, add new sprinklers, install signage, install new supervised riser isolation valves and drain valves, and remove sprinklers from elevator machine room and shafts.

Full or portions of the project may be impacted by the pandemic. The Notice To Proceed for this project may be issued as much as 90 days from the date DHCD approves the construction contract.

The work is estimated to cost $223,000.

Bids are subject to M.G.L. c.149 §44A-J & to minimum wage rates as required by M.G.L. c.l49 §§26 to 27H inclusive.


NOT BE ACCEPTED. 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 . Tutorials and instructions on how to complete the electronic bid documents are available online (click on the “Tutorial” tab at the bottom footer).

General bidders must be certified by the Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance (DCAMM) in the following category of work, Fire Protection Sprinkler System, and must submit a current DCAMM Certificate of Eligibility and signed DCAMM Prime/General Contractor Update Statement.

General Bids will be received until 2:00 PM on Thursday, 2 December 2021 and publicly opened online, forthwith.

Filed Sub-bids for the trades listed below will be received until on and publicly opened online, forthwith.


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

General bids and sub-bids shall be accompanied by a bid deposit 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.

Bid Forms and Contract Documents will be available for pick-up at (may be viewed electronically and hardcopy requested) or at Nashoba Blue, Inc. at 433 Main Street, Hudson, MA 01749 (978-568-1167).

There is a plan deposit of $50.00 per set (maximum of 2 sets) payable to BidDocs  ONLINE Inc.

Plan deposits may be electronically paid or by 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 for $50.00

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), non- refundable, payable to the BidDocs ONLINE Inc., to cover mail handling costs.

General bidders must agree to contract with minority and women business enterprises as certified by the Supplier Diversity Office (SDO), formerly known as SOMWBA. The combined participation benchmark reserved for such enterprises shall not be less than 10.4% of the final contract price including accepted alternates. Request for waivers must be sent to DHCD ( 5 calendar days prior to the General Bid date if the work is estimated to cost less than $500,000 OR 10 calendar days prior to the General Bid date if the work is estimated to cost $500,000 or more


Documents – Article 3 of the Instructions to Bidders. 


Date and Time: Tuesday, 23 November 2021 at 10:00 AM Address: 12 Ruth Street, Main Entrance, New Bedford Instructions:


The Contract Documents may be seen, but not removed at:

New Bedford Housing Authority

128 Union Street

New Bedford, MA 02740 508-997-4800

Nashoba Blue Inc. 433 Main Street

Hudson, MA 01749






Contract Filesize: 16 KB
Contract ID#: DHCD #205234
Date Contract added: 11/17/21 12:00 AM
Closing Bid Deadline: 12/02/21 2:00 PM
Contract Status: Open

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