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HVAC Contractors for the Bathroom Mechanical Exhaust Fan Installation, Phase 2, at the High Street Veterans family development 200-1


The Brookline Housing Authority, the Awarding Authority, invites sealed bids from HVAC Contractors for the Bathroom Mechanical Exhaust Fan Installation, Phase 2, at the High Street Veterans family development 200-1 for the Brookline Housing Authority in Brookline, Massachusetts, in accordance with the documents prepared by Nangle Engineering Inc.

The Project consists of: Bathroom Mechanical Exhaust Fan Installation at the High Street Veterans development. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and State Wage Rates will apply to this project. The higher of the two wage rates shall be applicable.

The work is estimated to cost $982,739.00.

Bids are subject to M.G.L. c.149 §44A-J and to prevailing wage rates as required by M.G.L. c.149 §§26 to 27H inclusive. The work to be performed under this contract is subject to the requirements of SECTION 3 of the Housing and Urban Development Act of 1968, as amended, 12 U.S.C. 1701u (section 3). The purpose of SECTION 3 is to ensure that employment and other economic opportunities generated by HUD assistance or HUD-assisted projects covered by SECTION 3, shall, to the greatest extent feasible, be directed to low- and very low-income persons, particularly persons who are recipients of HUD assistance for housing.

This project is funded in part by the Community Development Block Grant through the Community Development Act of 1974 and is subject to all provisions and regulations issued pursuant to this Act.

General bidders must be certified by the Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance (DCAMM) in the category of HVAC and must submit a current DCAMM Certificate of Eligibility and a signed Update Statement with their bid.

General Bids will be received until 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 12, 2023 and be posted online, forthwith.

Filed sub-bids for the trades listed below will be received until 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 5, 2023 at and be posted online forthwith.

Filed sub-bidders must be DCAMM certified for the trades listed below and sub-bidders must include a current DCAMM Sub-Bidder Certificate of Eligibility and a signed DCAMM Sub-Bidder’s Update Statement.

SUBTRADES: Section 260001 Electrical

All bids should be submitted electronically online at and received no later than the date and time specified above. Hard copy bids will not be accepted by the Awarding Authority.

General bids shall be accompanied by a bid deposit that is not less than five (5%) of the greatest possible bid amount, and made payable to the Brookline 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) on Wednesday, September 20, 2023.

There is a plan deposit of $25.00 per set (maximum of 2 sets) payable to BidDocs Online Inc.

Deposits may be electronically paid or must be a check. This deposit will be refunded for up to two sets upon return of the sets in good condition within thirty (30) days of receipt of quotes. Otherwise, the deposit shall be the property of the Awarding Authority.

Additional sets may be purchased for $25.00.

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), payable to BidDocs Online Inc., to cover mail and 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 13% 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. NO WAIVERS WILL BE GRANTED AFTER THE GENERAL BIDS ARE OPENED.

The job site will be available for observation on the morning of Thursday, September 28, 2023. Meet outside, in the vicinity of 30 New Terrace Road. Parking within the site is limited to residents only. Bidders please contact Nangle Engineering Inc. ( or (978)777-7650) prior to close of business on the Monday prior to schedule an appointment for the observation.

The observation is an opportunity to observe the site only. Any oral interpretations offered at the observation are non-binding. Any questions must be submitted in writing to the Designer, at the e-mail address on the Project Manual cover, no later than 4:00 PM on the Friday prior to the date stated above for the receipt of sub- or general bids as applicable. Questions after that time may not be responded to, at the sole discretion of the designer.

The Brookline Housing Authority reserves the right to waive any informalities in or to reject any and all bids, or to waive any informalities in the bidding. No bid shall be withdrawn for a period of thirty (30) days, Saturdays, Sundays and legal holidays excluded, after approval of the award by the Brookline Housing Authority without written consent of the Brookline Housing Authority.

Brookline Housing Authority
September 20, 2023