Invitation To Bid – Kocher Drive


Town of Bennington STP SDWK (12) & STP BP18(014)

Sealed bids from pre-qualified contractors shall be accepted until 2:00 p.m., prevailing time on March 5, 2019 at Town of Bennington, 205 South Street, Bennington, VT 05201 for construction of the project hereinafter described. Bid opening will occur immediately after the bid submittal deadline. The time of receiving and opening bids may be postponed due to emergencies or unforeseen conditions.

Sealed BIDS shall be marked in the lower left hand corner:

Bid Documents: Town of Bennington STP SDWK (12) & STP BP18(014)

Each BID must be accompanied by a certified check payable to the Town of Bennington for five percent (5%) of the total amount of the BID. A BID bond may be used in lieu of a certified check.

PREQUALIFICATION OF CONTRACTORS: All bidders on this project shall be on the Agency of Transportation’s prequalified list under the category(ies) listed below or shall have submitted a complete prequalification application to the Agency of Transportation, Contract Administration, a minimum of 10 working days prior to the bid opening. For information contact Jon Winter at 802-828-2643.

All bidders shall be on the current VTRANS Contract Administration pre-qualified list “Contractors List of Bicycle and/or Pedestrian Path Category”.

Bids submitted by bidders that exceed their Maximum Dollar Capacity Rating (MDCR) as determined by the Vermont Agency of Transportation on an annual basis will be considered non-responsive.

LOCATION:  Beginning at a point on Kocher Drive at the intersection with Northside Drive and proceeding easterly along Kocher Drive a distance of 0.3 miles to the intersection with Performance Drive.

TYPE OF CONSTRUCTION:  Work to be performed under this project includes: Construction of bituminous concrete shared use path, removal and replacement of guardrail, realignment of vehicle lanes, curbing, extension of an existing box culvert, milling and overlay of existing paved surfaces, horizontal directional drilling for utility sleeves, adjustment of video detection systems, installation of pedestrian signal equipment, and associated site work.

CONTRACT COMPLETION DATE:  The Contract shall be completed on or before August 31, 2019.                   .

OBTAINING PLANS:   Plans may be obtained by contacting Abby Chaloux at MSK Engineering & Design at (802) 447-1402, ext. 3 or Plans will be sent electronically unless otherwise requested by the prospective bidder. If specifically requested, paper copies of the plans may be provided at a cost of $50.00 per set. Plans are not returnable. MSK shall track all plan holders for addendum distribution.

ENGINEERS ESTIMATE:  For this Proposal the Engineers Estimate falls between $500,000 and $700,000.


  1. Town of Bennington, 205 South Street, Town of Bennington, VT 05201.
  2. 2. MSK Engineering and Design, 150 Depot Street, P.O. Box 139, Bennington, VT 05201.

PREBID CONFERENCE: A non-mandatory pre-bid conference will be held at 10:00 a.m., EST, on Thursday, February 21, 2019 at the offices of MSK Engineering and Design, 150 Depot Street, Bennington, VT.

STANDARD SPECIFICATIONS: This contract is governed by the Vermont Agency of Transportation (“VTrans”) 2011 Standard Specifications for Construction.

QUESTIONS:  During the advertisement phase of this project all questions shall be addressed solely to Mark Anders, Municipal Project Manager, Bennington County Regional Commission, 111 South Street, Bennington, VT 05201 –

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY (EEO) CERTIFICATION: Certification is required by the Equal Employment Opportunity regulations of the Secretary of labor (41 CFR 60-1.7(b) (1)) and must be submitted by bidders and proposed subcontractors only in connection with contracts and subcontracts which are subject to the equal opportunity clause. Generally only contracts and subcontracts of $10,000 or under are exempt as set forth in 41 CFR 60-1.5. See Appendix A for Contractors EEO Certification Form (CA-109). This certification form must be submitted with the bid.

NON-COLLUSION AFFIDAVIT:  All bidders are required to execute a sworn statement, certifying that the bidder has not, either directly or indirectly, entered into any agreement, participated in any collusion, or otherwise taken any action in restraint of free competitive bidding in connection with such contract. See Appendix B for Debarment and Non-Collusion Affidavit (CA-91). This affidavit must be submitted with the bid.

DEBARMENT AFFIDAVIT:  All bidders are required to execute a sworn statement, certifying that the bidder has not within the last three (3) years been, suspended, debarred, voluntarily excluded or determined ineligible by any Federal or State Agency; does not have a proposed suspension, debarment, voluntary  exclusion or ineligibility determination pending; and has not been indicted, convicted or had civil judgment rendered against (it, him, her, them) by a court having jurisdiction in any matter involving fraud or official misconduct within the past three (3) years. See Appendix B for Debarment and Non-Collusion Affidavit (CA-91). This affidavit must be submitted with the bid.

NON-DISCRIMINATION IN FEDERALLY ASSISTED CONTRACTS:  The Town of Bennington hereby notifies all bidders that it will ensure that any contract entered into pursuant to this advertisement, disadvantaged business enterprises will be afforded full opportunity to submit bids in response to this invitation and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex or national origin for an award.  This is consistent with the Town’s requirement to comply with provisions of Title VI.

DAVIS BACON WAGE REQUIREMENTS: Bidders agree to abide by the Davis Bacon Wage Rate Schedule, which are appended to these Contract Documents.

BUY AMERICA REQUIREMENTS: Buy America requirements of 23 CFR 635.410 are applicable to all Federal-aid construction projects. All steel or iron products permanently incorporated into Federal-aid projects, shall be products that have been entirely manufactured within the United States. All manufacturing processes of the steel or iron material, in a product, must occur within the United States to be considered of domestic origin. This includes process such as rolling, extruding, machining, bending, grinding, and drilling. The action of applying a coating to a material is deemed a manufacturing process subject to Buy America. Coating includes epoxy coating, galvanizing, painting, and any other coating that protects or enhances the value of the material.