INVITATION TO BID - Carding Machine Road Culvert Replacements


                                                             INVITATION TO BID


Bids shall be submitted in a sealed envelope or package with the type of bid clearly indicated on the outside:

"Bid For:   Carding Machine Road Culvert Replacements, Bowdoinham, Maine"


TO:      Thomas Woodin, Town Manager

Town of Bowdoinham

13 School Street

Bowdoinham, Maine  04008


The bids will be opened and read aloud at the Town Office on June 9, 2020 at 10:00 a.m.


The project involves installation of two steel multi-plate arch culverts, (14’-0” span x 4’-8” rise) along with gravel roadway reconstruction, riprap, steel beam guardrails; and a third 18” HDPE culvert.


Electronic copies of the Contract Documents may be obtained from:


Pine Tree Engineering, Inc.

53 Front Street

Bath, Maine   04530

Tel:     (207) 443-1508

Fax:    (207) 442-7029


upon payment of $50.00 (non-refundable).  An additional $60.00 (non-refundable) shall be charged for paper documents if they are requested.  Partial sets of Contract Documents will not be distributed. 


The Documents may be examined at the Town Office in Bowdoinham, Maine and the following locations:


            1.   Associated General Contractors of Maine

                  188 Whitten Road

                  Augusta, Maine  04330


            2.   Construction Summary of Maine

                  734 Chestnut Street

                  Manchester, NH  03104


            3.   Pine Tree Engineering, Inc.                     

                  53 Front Street

                  Bath, Maine   04530


All bidders must furnish the following:


  1. A completed Bid Form with a statement concerning the Company's experience with this type of construction project.
  2. Experience Record (see Section 2-D).

3.   A list of all subcontractors to be utilized on the project.

4.   A bid security in the amount of 5% of the total bid in the form of a Bid Bond or certified check, made out to the Town of Bowdoinham.


The successful bidder must furnish the following:


1.   Certificate of Insurance (in accordance with Section 3, Article 26)

2.   100% Construction Performance Bond

3.   100% Construction Labor and Material Payment Bond


The Town of Bowdoinham will have forty-five (45) calendar days within which to accept or reject any bid. Funding for this project is contingent on approval at the Bowdoinham Annual Town Meeting on July 14, 2020.  The in-stream work for the two arch culverts is allowed to begin on July 15, 2020.  The work shall be completed by September 30, 2020.  Liquidated damages in the amount of $250 per day are contained in the Contract.


The Town of Bowdoinham reserves the right to adjust the quantities contained in the Bid Form as needed in order to stay within the project budget.  The Town of Bowdoinham reserves the right to reject any and all bids, to waive any technical or legal deficiencies, and to accept any bid which is deemed to be in the best interest of the Town of Bowdoinham, not necessarily the lowest bid.



By:      Thomas Woodin, Town Manager