INVITATION TO TENDER – WATERLINE EXTENSION- NEW WATER TANK TO HWY 7

Tender submissions are to be received electronically in PDF format.  Electronic tenders are to be titled “Company Name – 20-05-C-WATERLINE” and are to be sent to the email kdecoste@straiteng.com, subject line “20-05-C-WATERLINE”.  Electronic submissions will be accepted up until 2:00 pm on Tuesday, June 9, 2020.  It will be the Tenderer’s responsibility to ensure the tender submission is received electronically on time.  Email submissions will receive a reply back email indicating Tender submission has been received.  Hard copies to be mailed to the Municipality of the County of Antigonish, 261 Beech Hill Road, Beech Hill, NS  B2G 0B4 the same day to the attention of Daryl Myers.  Due to COVID-19 restrictions there will be no public tender opening.

The work under this project shall generally comprise but not necessarily be limited to provision of all labour, materials and equipment for this watermain extension.  Work included under this project consists of approximately 2000 meters of 300 mm and 200mm watermain, complete with valves, hydrants and appurtenances.  The new watermain will be brought from the property limits of a new water storage tank (construction of water storage tank and associated siteworks is not included in the scope of this project) and tied into an existing waterline on Market Street as well as installed along the highway 104 ROW to be tied into the existing waterline on the No 7 Highway.  Also included in this project is a watermain installation along Old Hwy 104 (Post Road) from Market Street to Fisheries and Oceans Canada Property.  Contractor’s must take into consideration and adjust their work practices to ensure ALL construction activities are following the on-going (and changing) provincial COVID-19 restrictions issued by the Government of Nova Scotia and federal restrictions issued by the Government of Canada.

Tender Documents may be obtained (electronic or paper) from Strait Engineering Limited, 298 Reeves St, Unit 9, Port Hawkesbury.  Phone 902-625-3631.  A non-refundable fee of $75.00 is required for paper copies only.  Cash or cheque is acceptable.  Cheque to be made payable to Strait Engineering Ltd.  Contractor to allow 24 hours notice for paper copy of Tender Documents to be prepared and is required to call ahead to arrange for pick-up.  Electronic documents can be requested by emailing Kelsey DeCoste at kdecoste@straiteng.com.

Each tender must be accompanied by a certified cheque in the amount of 10% of the bid amount, or a Bid Bond in the amount of 10% of the bid amount and a Consent of Surety for the required fifty percent (50%) Performance Bond and fifty percent (50%) Labour and Materials Bond.  In lieu of bonding the Municipality will accept a certified cheque in the amount of 20% of the bid amount as project securities.

The Municipality of the County of Antigonish reserves the right to reject any or all tenders, not necessarily accept the lowest tender, or to accept any tender which it may consider to be in the best interest of the Municipality.  The Municpality also reserves the right to waive formality, informality or technicality in any tender.

Daryl Myers
Director of Public Works