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Bid Number: 23-043-C
Bid Title: Crocker Elementary School MSBA Project - FILED SUBS
Category: Construction and Public Works (Chapter 149 and Chapter 30, 39m)
Status: Closed






#23-043-C Crocker Elementary School Project

The City of Fitchburg School District, the Awarding Authority, invites sealed bids for the construction of the new Crocker Elementary School Project located at 200 Bigelow Road in Fitchburg, Massachusetts 01420 as described in the drawings and specifications prepared by Saam Architecture. Bidding procedures shall be in accordance with Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 149, sections 44A through 44J as amended by Chapter 193 of the Acts of 2004.


SCOPE OF WORK: The Project consists of the construction of a new, 2 story, 116,000 SF elementary school building containing classrooms, offices, Cafetorium Space, Media and Art spaces, and Gymnasium. The sitework will include regrading, new parking areas, driveways, walkways, and plantings. The abatement and demolition of the existing Crocker Elementary School building will occur after the new building is occupied. Construction is anticipated to begin in January 2023 with a project duration of approximately 34 months.


The Project Team includes: Architect, Saam Architecture and Owner’s Project Manager (OPM), Colliers Project Leaders


SUB-BIDS: Sealed bids from qualified sub-bidders who have been certified by the Massachusetts Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance (DCAMM) are invited for the following sub-trades: Miscellaneous and Ornamental Iron; Waterproofing, Dampproofing and Caulking; Roofing and Flashing; Metal Windows; Glass and Glazing; Tile; Acoustical Tile; Resilient Floors; Painting; Elevators; Fire Protection; Plumbing; Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning; Electrical Work. Qualified sub-bidders are sub-bidders who have been prequalified by the Awarding Authority for this Project pursuant to Section 19 of Chapter 193 of the Acts of 2004.


GENERAL BIDS: Sealed bids for the General Contract, from bidders who have been certified by the Massachusetts Division of Capital Asset Management (DCAM) for the category of work and the dollar amount of this project and who have been prequalified by the Awarding Authority for this Project pursuant to Section 19 of Chapter 193 of the Acts of 2004.


Sub-Bids will be received until 10:00 AM Tuesday, December 6, 2022 January 31, 2023

General Bids will be received until 1:00 PM Tuesday, December 20, 2022 February 14, 2023


Bidding procedures and award of Trade Contracts are subject to the provisions of the General Laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts (MGL) including but not limited to c.149, §44A to §44J inclusive; applicable sections of MGL c.30.


PRE-BID CONFERENCE: A pre-bid conference will be held on Wednesday, November 16, 2022 at 9:00 am local time at the job-site location, 200 Bigelow Road in Fitchburg, Massachusetts 01420. All bidders are strongly encouraged to attend.


AVAILABILITY OF BID DOCUMENTS: Specifications, Terms and Conditions and Forms may be obtained via the City’s website at, under Current Solicitations. Complete sets of bidding documents shall be used in preparing bids; the City does not assume any responsibility for errors or misinterpretations resulting from the use of incomplete sets of bidding documents or for modifications to the bidding documents including electronic conversion.


After a short registration procedure, solicitation documents may be downloaded for viewing, saving, or completing. Once registered for the solicitation, registrants become a plan holder for the purposes of public record. 


Addenda will be issued electronically to all plan holders who have registered through the City’s portal. 

It is the sole reasonability of the contractor, subcontractor, vendor and/or any individual and/or corporation to review all ADDENDUMS twenty-four hours prior to bid opening.


REQUESTS FOR INFORMATION AND INTERPRETATION: All inquiries should be submitted in writing by e-mail request at and . All Sub-Bid inquiries are due by 5:00 PM on November 21, 2022 December 5, 2022 . All General Bid inquiries are due by 5:00 PM on November 30, 2022 December 14, 2022.


RECEIPT OF BIDS: SEALED BIDS will be received by the Chief Procurement Officer until date and time stipulated herein above.


Bid shall be addressed and delivered to the Chief Procurement Officer, City Hall, 718 Main Street, Suite 208, Fitchburg, MA 01420. City Hall is open from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm on weekdays. 


SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR BID PACKAGE DELIVERIES: If the bid is to be dropped off in person, please go to the Purchasing Office on the second floor. Please leave yourself ample time before the deadline time to deliver your bid. Bids arriving late or left in any outside receptacle will be rejected and returned unopened.


BID OPENING: Filed sub-bid opening will be held in-person and also live via GoToWebinar. Filed sub-bids will be opened on the date stated in the bid documents on a staggered schedule between 10:00 am and 3:00 pm. A schedule will be released, along with a GoToWebinar link, one week prior to opening. This opening schedule DOES NOT change the deadline time to submit.


General Contractor bid opening will be held in-person and also live via GoToWebinar immediately following the due date and time. Plan holders will be provided with a GoToWebinar link one week prior to opening.


BID SECURITY: Bid security in the amount of 5% of the bid amount must accompany each General Bid and each Filed Sub-Bid.


PERFORMANCE, LABOR AND MATERIAL BONDS: The successful General Bidder will be required to furnish a performance bond and a labor and materials payment bond, each in the amount of 100% of the Contract Price, and of a surety company qualified to do business under the laws of the Commonwealth. Each prequalified sub- bidder selected to execute a sub-contract with the Contractor will be required to furnish a performance bond and a labor and materials payment bond, each in the amount of 100% of their Subcontract Price, and of a surety company qualified to do business under the laws of the Commonwealth. Successful sub-bidders for sub-trades which have not been prequalified will be required to furnish a performance bond and a labor and materials payment bond only if requested to do so by the successful general bidder in its bid, and the cost of such bonds will be paid by the Contractor.


CONTRACT AWARD: Upon receipt of bids, the Owner and Project Team must determine, from information submitted on the Update Statement, whether the apparent low bidder is responsible and can be awarded the Contract.


The Awarding Authority reserves the right to waive irregularities and to reject any or all bids if it is in the public interest to do so, and to reject any sub-bid if the Awarding Authority determines that such sub-bid does not represent the bid of a person competent to perform the work as specified.


Mary A. Delaney
 Chief Procurement Officer

Notice of Bid published in Central Register, Sentinel and Enterprise, COMMBUYS and the official City website. 

Publication Date/Time:
10/25/2022 4:00 PM
Publication Information:
Closing Date/Time:
1/31/2023 10:00 AM
Pre-bid Meeting:
01/17/2023 at 1:30 PM
Plan & Spec Available:
Via Fitchburg portal only, beginning November 16, 2022
Plan Holders List:
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Aluminum & Glass Concepts, Inc. Wilmington MA 1887
American Electrical Construction, Inc. PLYMOUTH MA 02360-8901
Araujo Bros Plumbing & Heating Acushnet MA 2743
Avid Ironworks, Inc. Springfield MA 1104
Ayotte & King For Tile Inc Chicopee MA 1020
Batista Environmental Salem nh 3079
Bello Painting Co Inc EAST WEYMOUTH MA 2189
Bidnet Latham NY 12110
Boudreau Painting LLC Merrimack NH 3054
Brait Builders Corp Marshfield MA 2050
Bricklayers & Allied Craftsmen Local 3 MA/ME/NH/RI Charlestown MA 2129
Capeway Roofing Systems Inc Westport MA 2790
Capital Carpet & Flooring Specialists, Inc. Wilmington MA 1887
Central Ceilings, Inc. South Easton MA 2375
Chandler Architectural Products WEST SPRINGFIELD MA 1089
Cheviot Corporation Needham Heights MA 2494
Colantonio Inc. Holliston MA 1746
Conn Acoustics, Inc. Newington CT 6111
Covenant Fire Protection, Inc. Manchester NH 3101
Davis Ulmer Sprinkler Co., Inc. DBA Cogswell Sprinkler Co Worcester MA 1610
D-LAN Fiber Optics, llc. Phillipston MA 1331
dodge Hamilton NJ 8619
Dodge Data & Analytics Arlington TX 76018
Earth Evolution Lawrence MA 1841
EQUITONE Maryville TN 37801
F.W. Webb Londonderry NH 3053
FIA Inc Woburn MA 1801
Fontaine Bros., Inc. Springfield MA 1104
Garvin Construction Products, Inc. Medford MA 2155
Grasseschi Plumbing and Heating, Inc. Worcester MA 01604-2617
Greenfield Glass Company Greenfield MA 1301
Greenwood Industries, Inc. Worcester MA 1605
H & A Remodeling Fitchburg MA 1420
H. Carr & Sons Providence RI 2904
Harold Bros Weymouth MA 2189
HCarr & Sons Providence RI 2904
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IMS San Diego CA 92109
International Masonry Institute Stoneham MA 2180
Interstate Insulation Litchfield NH 03052-2544
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Joseph Cohn & Son Tile & Terrazzo, LLC NORTH HAVEN CT 6473
K&K Acoustical Ceilings Inc. Tewksbury MA 1876
Kapiloff's Glass, Inc Pittsfield MA 1201
King Painting Inc North Andover MA 1845
KMD Mechanical Corp Worcester MA 1604
KMK Insulation North Haven CT 6473
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Lockheed Architectural Solutions, Inc. Pascoag RI 2859
M. L. Schmitt, Inc. Springfield MA 1101
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N.B. Kenney Co., Inc. Devens Ma 1434
New Generation Painting Inc Peabody MA 1960
Northern Contracting Corp Canton MA 2021
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Rockwell Roofing Inc Leominster MA 1453
Setronics Corp. Billerica MA 1862
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SMJ Metal Company, Inc. Northampton MA 1060
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Stanley Roofing Company, Inc. Ipswich MA 1938
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Open to prequalified contractors only
We are offering a remote participation option to view the opening of filed sub-bids on this project. If you are interested, please register for Crocker Elementary School Project - Live Opening of Sub-bids on Jan 31, 2023 10:00 AM EST at:

This is a remote option to view/listen to bids as they are being opened. Bids will be opened per the following schedule:
10:15 AM to 11:15 AM - Acoustical Tile, Electrical, Elevators, Fire Protection
11:15 AM to 12:15 PM - Glass & Glazing, HVAC, Metal Windows
12:15 to 1:00 PM - break
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM - Misc Metals, Painting, Plumbing, Resilient Floors
2:00 PM to 3:00 PM - Roofing & Flashing, Tile, Waterproofing/Dampproofing/Caulking

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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