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Notices are posted here in accordance with the instructions of the Inspector General for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws c. 149.  Any information or documentation in connection with these notices should be obtained as prescribed in each notice; requests for information or documentation pertaining hereto should not be made via email or through the "Contact Us" section of this web site.  This information is also published in the Massachusetts Central Register and the Republican newspaper.

Note: most recent notices are listed first.



January 14 - Notice to Contractors Commonwealth of Massachusetts - University of Massachusetts Sealed proposals submitted on a form furnished by the University of Massachusetts and clearly identified as a Bid, endorsed with name and address of the Bidder, the Project and Contract number will be received from: Filed Sub-Bidders before 12:00 Noon on: January 28, 2015 General Bidders before 2:00 p.m. on: February 4, 2015 All Sub-Bidders must be certified by DCAM for the category of work for no less than the filed sub bid price and must submit with their bid, a valid DCAM Certificate of Eligibility of Sub Bidders in the trade for which they are bidding, along with a valid DCAM Update Statement. Every General Bidder must submit with their bid a Certificate of Eligibility available from DCAM along with an Update statement before the bid may be considered. Contractor: General Estimate: $266,133.00 Project No: 09-000209 Contract No: UMA15-01 Title: Student Union, Fire Doors The work shall be completed on or before May 29, 2015 from the Notice to Proceed and in general the Project includes: Miscellaneous & Ornamental Iron and Electrical A pre-bid meeting will be held on January 20, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. at the Student Union, 3rd Floor Entry Lobby, 41 Campus Center Way, UMASS Amherst. Bids will be received at the Procurement Office, 407 Goodell Building, 140 Hicks Way, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, MA 01003 no later than the time and date specified and will forthwith be publicly opened and read aloud. Any bid time-stamped into the Procurement Office after the date and time specified will not be considered. Minimum rates of wages to be paid on the project have been determined by the Commissioner of Labor & Workforce Development under the provisions of Sections 26 & 27, Chapter 149 of the General Laws. Wages rates are listed in the contract form portion of the specification book. Each General Bid proposal must be secured by an accompanying deposit of 5% of the total bid. Deposits shall be in the form of a BID BOND, TREASURER'S or CASHIER'S CHECK payable to the University of Massachusetts. Deposits shall be returned in accordance with the law. SECTION - SUB-TRADES ALL BID DEPOSITS $ (5% of BID AMOUNT) 050001 Miscellaneous & Ornamental Iron 260001 Electrical SUB-BIDS SUBMITTED UNDER CHAPTER 149, SECTION 44F, WHICH ARE RESTRICTED TO THE U.S. BY ONE CONTRACTOR, WHICH ARE DEEMED TO BE UNREALISTIC IN THAT THE PRICE PROPOSED IS, IN THE JUDGEMENT OF THIS AWARDING AUTHORITY, SUBSTANTIALLY LESS OR MORE THAN THE ACTUAL COST TO COMPLETE ALL OF THE WORK SPECIFIED IN THAT SECTION OF THE SPECIFICATIONS WILL BE CONSIDERED AS NOT RESPONSIVE TO THE INVITATION TO BID AND SHALL BE REJECTED. (DEPARTMENT OF LABOR & WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT RULING #136 & #169). All bids for this project are subject to the provisions of either or both Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 30, Section 39M as amended and Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 149, Sections 44A - 44I inclusive. The Awarding Authority reserves the right to waive any informalities in or to reject any and all bids if it be in the public interest to do so. Messenger and other type of pickup and delivery services are the agent of the Bidder and the University assumes no responsibility for delivery or receipt of the documents. The Bidding Documents may be obtained at the Procurement Department by depositing a Company Check, Treasurer's Check, Cashier's Check or Money Order in the sum of $50.00 per set payable to the University of Massachusetts. No personal checks or cash will be accepted as deposits. Refunds will be made to those returning the documents in satisfactory condition on or before February 20, 2015 otherwise the deposit shall be the property of the University. Bidding documents also available on Procurement website: The documents may also be seen but not removed or taken out of the following locations: University of Massachusetts Physical Plant Building - 2nd floor - Plan Room 360 Campus Center Way Amherst, MA 01003-9248 Designer: UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS John O. Martin, Director of Procurement