Contractors
Bids and Proposals

General Requirements

Bid/Contract documents may be obtained from the Chief Procurement Officer. Call 413-452-1300, or email the Chief Procurement Officer at Bids@waterandsewer.org.

Every bid must be:
  • Submitted on Bid/Contract documents obtained from the Chief Procurement Officer.
  • Signed by the bidder.
  • Placed in a sealed envelope.
  • Filed at the Procurement Office at 250 M Street Extension, Bondi's Island, Agawam MA prior to the Bid Opening Time and Date as stated in the advertisement and noted on the Bid/Contract document.

Requirements and Conditions

The attention of all bidders is directed to the provisions of the Bid/Contract documents and specifically to the requirements for bid deposits, insurance and performance bonds as may be applicable. A bid deposit of 5 percent of the total bid may be required (as indicated). This must be in the form of a bid bond, certified check, treasurer’s or cashier’s check issued to the Springfield Water and Sewer Commission. A performance bond may be required of the successful bidder as security to guarantee the faithful performance of the contract. The performance bond shall be payable to the Springfield Water and Sewer Commission and issued by a surety company authorized to do business in Massachusetts and satisfactory to the Commission, or in the form of a certified check, treasurer’s, or cashier’s check issued by a responsible bank or trust company. The penal sum of such bond or amount of such check shall be in the sum of 100 percent of the contract price.

The Chief Procurement Officer reserves the right to reject any and all bids, or any item or items of the bid, and to waive technical defects which are not of a substantive nature if the Commission should determine that it is in the best interest of the Commission to do so.

Construction Project Requirements
  • Bids must be accompanied by a bid deposit, certified check, treasurer’s or cashier’s check, or in the form of a bid bond in the amount of 5% of Bid payable to and to become the property of the Commission if the bid, after acceptance, is not carried out. The bid deposit is to be returned only when all stated conditions of the Contract document are carried out. In addition, a performance bond and also a labor and materials payment bond, each of a surety company qualified to do business under the laws of the Commonwealth and satisfactory to the Chief Procurement Officer, and each in the sum of 100% of the contract price, must be submitted within the time specified in the Contract document.
  • Bids must be submitted within the time specified in the Contract document. Bids must be submitted on the forms obtained from the Chief Procurement Officer Springfield Water and Sewer Commission, 250 M Street Extension, Agawam, MA 01001 and must be submitted in sealed envelopes to the Chief Procurement Officer clearly marked with the Bid Contract number and name.
  • Bid will be publicly opened and read at the Bid Room of the Chief Procurement Officer on the date specified for the specific bid. There may be a non-refundable charge for each set of contract documents taken out. If the bidder neglects to bid on each and every item, it may lead to the rejection of the bid.
  • The rate of wages paid to mechanics, teamsters, chauffeurs, and laborers in the work to be performed under the contract shall not be less than the rate of wages in the schedule determined by the Commission of Labor and Industries of the Commonwealth, a copy of which schedule is annexed to the form of contract referred to herein. Copies of said schedule may be obtained, without cost, upon applications therefore at the office of the Chief Procurement Officer.
  • Before commencing performance on the contract, the contractor shall provide by insurance for the payment of compensation and the furnishing of all other benefits under Chapter 152 of the General Laws (The Workmen’s Compensation Law, so called) to all persons to be employed under the contract and shall continue such insurance in full force and effect during the term of the contract. Attention is called to Chapter 370 of the Acts of 1963, which must be strictly complied with.
  • These are general bid guidelines. The individual requirements for each bid will be contained in the specific bid package. The Chief Procurement Officer reserves the right to reject any and all bids, or any item or items of the bid, and to waive technical defects which are not of a substantive nature if the Commission should determine that it is in the best interest of the Commission to do so.

Requests for Proposals for Professional Services being sought by the Commission

Description
Opening Date
Awarded To
Operation, Maintenance, and Management of Potable Water Booster Stations 4/22/2021 at 2:00 p.m. TBD
On-Call Professional Engineering Services Relating to Commission-Wide Water, Wastewater, General Facilities Improvement and Planning, and Engineering Support Services 4/08/2021 at 2:00 p.m. TBD

Current Bids

Description
Bid Opening Date
Contract Estimate
Bid Price
Contract Awarded To
Sealed Bids for autobody repair and paint services

Bid opening: 4/22/2021 at 2:00 p.m.

Unknown NA NA
Sealed Bids for the installation and repair of aftermarket vehicle accessories, upfitting, utility boxes, and PTO-driven compressors

Bid opening: 4/07/2021 at 2:00 p.m.

Unknown NA NA
Electrical, Instrumentation, and Controls, Maintenance and Implementation Services at Various Locations

Bid opening: 3/31/2021 at 2:00 p.m.

$120,000.00 NA NA
Sealed Bids for Ductile Iron Pipe

Bid opening: 4/01/2021 at 2:00 p.m.

$225,000.00 NA NA
Installation of approximately 2,330 linear feet of new 8-inch and approximately 120 linear feet of new 12-inch ductile iron water main

Bid opening: 3/18/2021 at 2:00 p.m.

$1,554,000.00 $1,300,450.20 Borges Construction