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									                                       TOWN OF PRESTON
                                       INVITATION TO BID
                              DEMOLITION OF POQUETANUCK SCHOOL
                             SCHOOLHOUSE ROAD, PRESTON, CT 06365

The Town of Preston, Connecticut invites sealed bids for “Town of Preston, Complete demolition of
Poquetanuck School, including; the removal and disposal of hazardous materials and buried oil
tank as described”.

Receipt and Opening of Bids: Sealed bids will be received at the Selectmen’s Office, located in the
Preston Town Hall, 389 Rte 2, Preston, Connecticut 06365, (860) 887-5581, no later than 4:30pm,
Thursday June 28, 2007. Bids shall not be withdrawn before sixty calendar days from the date of bid

Bid Security: Bid security payable to The Town of Preston is required in the amount of ten percent of
the base proposal, in the form of certified treasurers or cashiers check or a Bid Bond.

Drawings and Specifications: Contract Documents with drawings of the schools original construction in
PDF format are available at no cost. Contract documents may also be examined at Dodge Reports, 650
Franklin Avenue, Hartford, CT, 06114 (860)-296-7271 and at, 1257 Southford Road,
Southbury, CT 06488, (203) 262-6248.

Performance and Payment Bonds: A performance and payment bond in the full amount of the Contract
is required and shall be included in the bid price. AIA Document A312 shall be used as the form for the

General: Exclude from the bid, all Connecticut State Sales Tax on materials and/or supplies for this

Pre-Bid: Contractors are strongly urged to conduct a site visit of proposed work. The school will be open
for inspection between 9:00 am and noon on the following days, Tuesday, June 19, 2007 and
Wednesday June 20, 2007.

Addenda: If any will be issued only to Contractors on record that have received the contract documents.

Acceptance: The Town of Preston reserves the right to accept or reject any and all bids; to waiver any
informalities; or to accept any bid deemed to be in the best interest of the Town of Preston.

                                                        Town of Preston, Board of Selectmen
                                                        Robert Congdon
                                                        Gerald Grabarek
                                                        Kristina Gregory

                                                        June 2007

                                         FORM FOR GENERAL BID

Name of General Contractor:

To:     The Awarding Authority – Town of Preston, 389 Route 2. Preston, Connecticut, 06365
        Proposal: The undersigned proposes to furnish all labor and materials required for
        Demolition of Poquetanuck School, Schoolhouse Road, Preston, CT, 06365 in
        accordance with the drawing and specifications, prepared by the Town of Preston,
        subject to the terms of the specifications for the sum of:

Base Bid                                                                 Dollars (                  )
Number of Calendar Days to Complete Work:                                                       Days
Contaminated Oil Tank Soil Removal: $                                                    /Cubic Yard
        Addendum:          Receipt is acknowledged of Addenda Numbers
        Enclosures:        This Bid includes the following required items:
                            Bid Security (10% bid bond) on AIA Document A301 – 1970
                            Certified and effectively dated copy of power of attorney-in-fact signing bid
        A.        Contract: Bids shall remain in effect for a period of sixty days from the date of the
                  General Bid. The undersigned agrees that if selected as General Contractor, he/she
                  will within five days, Saturdays, Sundays and legal holidays excluded, after
                  presentation thereof by the Awarding Authority, execute a contract in accordance with
                  the terms of this general bid and furnish a performance bond and also a labor and
                  materials or payment bond, each of a surety company qualified to do business in
                  Connecticut and satisfactory to the Awarding Authority and each in the sum of one
                  hundred percent of the contract price, the premiums for which are to be paid by the
                  General Contractor and are included in the contract price.

        B.        Non-Collusion: The undersigned further certifies under penalty of perjury that this bid
                  is in all respects bona fide, fair and made without collusion or fraud with any other
                  person. As used in this subsection of the work, “person” shall mean any natural
                  person, joint venture, partnership, corporation or other business or legal entity.
                                            Name of General Bidder:
Date:                                       By:
 If corporation, it must be signed and
 sealed by a duly authorized officer.
 If a partnership, so state, and give       Business Address, Street
 names of all partners.
 If an individual, so state and sign.       City, State and Zip Code

                                    02050 DEMOLITION

Part 1      GENERAL
1.01        Description: Work includes demolition of the existing school building and removal of
            all materials from the site. It also includes the removal and disposal of all
            miscellaneous items and trash inside the building not removed by Owner. Related
            work specified elsewhere includes:

                                     2200 Earthwork
                                     02220 Fuel Tank Removal
                                     020805 Hazardous Materials Removal

  1.02      Submittals:
            (a) Prior to commencing work: Prepare a complete schedule of demolition,
                recycling, salvage and removals to be performed, indicating the sequence of work
                and commencement dates for each activity. Submit locations for disposal of all
                removed materials and evidence of appropriate disposal as work progresses.
                Submit items to Architect for review. Update schedule weekly. Alert Architect and
                Owner whenever demolition operations will be conducted.
            (b) Statement of Refrigerant Recovery: Signed by refrigerant recovery technician
                responsible for recovering refrigerant, stating that all refrigerant that was present
                was recovered and that recovery was performed according to EPA regulations.
                Include name and address of technician and date refrigerant was removed.

  1.03      Job Conditions:
            (a) Security: The General Contractor shall assume responsibility for control and
                security of the building and area within the contract limit lines.
            (b) Codes and Permits: Comply with all rules, regulations, laws and ordinances of
                the Town of Preston, the State of Connecticut and all other authorities having
                jurisdiction. Procure and pay for all permits licenses required for specified work.
            (c) Protection: Provide all measures required by Federal, Municipal and State
                ordinances, laws and regulations for the protection of surrounding property and
                public. Take every precaution to guard against movement or settlement of
                adjacent buildings, sidewalks and streets. Provide all necessary bracing and
                shoring in connection with demolition work and be solely and entirely responsible
                for the complete safety and support of such demolition/construction. Protect all
                walks, roads, streets, curbs, pavements, trees and planting; on or off site. Repair
                and replace or otherwise make good all damage as directed by the Architect.

            (d) Hazardous Materials: Hazardous materials, including, but may not be limited to,
                asbestos, mercury and PCB’s in building as indicated in attached survey dated
                April 20, 2007, by Mystic Air Quality. Contractor shall provide and pay all costs for
                proper removal and disposal of all asbestos by legally approved asbestos
                contractor. Coordinate removal of all hazardous materials with appropriate

  1.04      Deleted:

1.05       Recycling: The Contractor is encouraged to separate and recycle as many removed
           materials as possible to reduce quantity of materials scheduled for landfill dumping.

1.06       Materials Ownership:
           (a) Historic items, relics, and similar objects including, but not limited to; cornerstones
               and their contents, commemorative plaques and tablets, antiques and other items
               of interest or value to Owner that may be encountered during building demolition
               remain Owners property. Carefully remove and salvage each item or object in a
               manner to prevent damage and deliver promptly to Owner.
           (b) The Owner has removed from the building collections, equipment, personal
               effects, artwork, computers, staff desks and furniture in good condition and
               suitable for reuse. Contractor shall remove and dispose of items left in the building
               by owner.
           (c) Remove following items and materials to be salvaged and given to the Town:
                     Chain-link fencing and supports
                     Steel guardrail
                     Metal flagpole
                     Bronze Plaque in Entryway
               Clean salvaged items of dirt and demolition debris. Transport items to storage
               area in Preston as designated by Owner.

1.07       Inspection: Upon removal of all interior furnishings and equipment, and prior to
           commencement of demolition work, the Contractor shall request an inspection of the
           premises by the local Health Department. Should any infestations, such as by rodents,
           be discovered the Health Department would treat the premises to remove such
           infestation. Demolition of the building shall not occur until a notice to proceed is
           provided by the Health Department. Any delay associated with this treatment will be
           added to the contract time period but no increase to the contract amount will be made.

1.08       Quality Assurance:

           (a) Refrigerant Recovery Technician Qualifications: Certified by EPA-approved
               certification program.
           (b) Regulation Requirements: Comply with governing EPA notification regulations
               before beginning demolition. Comply with hauling and disposal regulations of
               authorities having jurisdiction.
           (c) Standards: Comply with ANSI A10.6 and NFPA 241.

1.09       Project Conditions:
           (a) Building to be demolished has been vacated and its use discontinued.
           (b) Owner assumes no responsibility for buildings and structures to be demolished.
           (c) Hazardous Materials: Hazardous materials are present in buildings and structures
               to be demolished. Examine attached survey by Mystic Air Quality to become
               aware of locations where hazardous materials are present. Do not disturb
               hazardous materials or items suspected of containing hazardous materials except
               under procedures specified in Hazardous Material Removal section.
           (d) Remove hazardous materials prior to general demolition in accordance with
               Federal and State DEP requirements.

2.01        Selection: As selected by Contractor and approved by Architect.

3.01        Examination:
            (a) Thoroughly survey existing conditions to determine extent of building demolition
            (b) Review original documents of existing construction provided by Owner. Owner
                does not guarantee that existing conditions are the same as those indicated in
                original documents.
            (c) Verify that all hazardous materials have been remediated before proceeding with
                building demolition operations.

3.02           Preparation:
               (a) Refrigerant: Remove all equipment containing refrigerant without releasing
               (b) Existing Utilities: Locate, identify, disconnect and seal or cap off indicated utilities:
                        1. Water Well: Disconnect power and supply lines. Cap well above final
                            grade in manner to provide future use with new power supply. Do not
                            remove underground pumps.
                        2. Water Storage Tank: Remove completely.
                        3. Fuel Oil Tank: Remove and empty as required. Soil tests are required by
                            Connecticut DEP shall be performed by authorized personnel.
                        4. Remove Septic Tank and Leeching Fields.
               (c) Temporary Shoring: Provide and maintain interior and exterior shoring, bracing, or
                   structural support to preserve stability and prevent unexpected movement or
                   collapse of structure being demolished. Strengthen or add new supports when
                   required during process of demolition.

3.03           Salvage: Prior to commencement of demolition, obtain written authorization to
               proceed from Owner stating that all materials and equipment to be retained by the
               Town of Preston have been removed from the building by the Town. Do not proceed
               without such authorization.

3.04           Inspection: Verify existing condition of structure and all items scheduled for demolition
               or removal. Do not proceed with any work that will result in unsafe conditions causing
               a continuing or permanent hazard. Ascertain that all work scheduled for demolition can
               be safely accomplished in a proper time period.

3.05           General:
               (a) Demolish existing building completely. Use methods required to complete the work
                   within limitations of governing regulations and as follows:
                       1. Do not use cutting torches until work area is cleared of flammable
                            materials. Maintain portable fire-suppression device during flame-cutting
                       2. Maintain adequate ventilation when using cutting torches.

                     3. Locate building demolition equipment and remove debris and materials so
                          as not to impose excessive loads on supporting walls, floors, or framing.
            (b) Engineering Surveys: Perform surveys as the work progresses to detect hazards
                that may result from building demolition activity.
            (c) Site Access and Temporary Controls: Conduct building demolition and debris-
                removal operations to ensure minimum interference with roads, streets, walks,
                walkways, and other adjacent occupied and use facilities.
                     1. Do not close or obstruct streets, walks, walkways, or other adjacent
                          occupied or used facilities without permission from Owner.
                     2. Use water mist and other suitable methods to limit spread of dust and dirt.
                     3. Use only trucks equipped with approved tarpaulins for transporting of
                          dust-producing materials and materials that could be dislodged by wind.
                     4. Minimize noise-producing activities and perform them during normal
                          working hours, unless otherwise approved by Architect.
            (d) Barriers: Install 48” orange plastic fencing around work area of site with signage
                indicating, “No Trespassing”.

3.06        Procedures:
            (a) Precautions: Remove structure with care. Minimize noise, vibrations and other
                disturbances. Do not use explosives for demolition.
            (b) Rubbish: Remove all rubbish and debris resulting from demolition work. Legally
                dispose at off-site locations. Do not throw or drop materials from openings in
                exterior walls.
            (c) Concrete Construction: Demolish and break-up concrete work including foundation
                walls, piers, beams and floors. Footings only of walls and piers that will be covered
                by 30” or more of fill may remain in place. Demolished and broken concrete may
                be used for fill when mixed with and covered by a minimum topping of 30” of earth

3.07        Utilities:
            (a) Notification: Before demolishing and removing building, notify Town of Preston and
                 utility companies. Make certain all utility items are out of service so that they can
                 be removed without danger.
            (b) Mechanical and Electrical Services: Prior to commencing demolition work take all
                 precautionary measures to assure that mechanical and electrical services have
                 been disconnected or otherwise made inactive. Plumbing, Heating and Ventilating,
                 and Electrical subcontractors or journeymen licensed in each trade shall
                 disconnect and cap, where necessary, existing mechanical and electrical utilities
                 to building. Remove water lines.
            (c) Hidden Utilities: Report non-indicated existing utility lines encountered to Architect.
                 Do not proceed with work until instructions are obtained.


3.08            Disposal:
                (a) General: Except for items specifically designated to be re-used or turned over to
                    Owner, all existing removed materials and items shall become the property of the
                    Contractor and be completely removed from the site and legally disposed of at
                    Contractors expense
                (b) Transport: Thoroughly wet down materials during demolition and removal to
                    prevent nuisance of dirt and dust. Equip trucks used in hauling air-borne, loose
                    materials with tarpaulins to cover the loads. Do not load excessively or spill debris
                    on streets. Verify and adhere to trucking disposal routes with Town.

                (c) Combustible Materials: Do not accumulate on the site, but haul away daily as
                    directed. No debris shall be burned at job site. Remove refuse and debris resulting
                    from work from the sire at daily intervals. Make all required arrangements for legal
                    disposal of such material.
                (d) Clean Up: At completion of demolition work, remove from site all debris, tools,
                    scaffolds, apparatus and appliances used in connection with work. Leave site in
                    clean condition, with no evidence of materials of existing school.

3.09            Recycling Demolished Materials:
                (a) General: Separate recyclable materials from other demolished materials to the
                    maximum extent possible. Separate recyclable materials by type.
                       1. Provide containers or other storage method for controlling recyclable
                           materials until they are removed from Project site.
                       2. Transport recyclable materials off Owner’s property and legally dispose of

3.10 Clean Up: At completion of demolition work, remove from site all debris, tools, apparatus and
    appliances used in connection with work. Leave site in clean condition, as approved by Architect.

                                          END OF SECTION


                                   02200 EARTHWORK

Part 1      GENERAL
1.01        Description: Work includes grading and filling of building area after removal of
            concrete floor slabs and foundation. Resulting depression shall be modified to avoid
            creation of a ponding area. Leave contract area with no slopes over twenty degrees.
            Necessary fill may be approved material from off-site or approved material obtained
            from on-site. Verify proposed methods and materials with Architect.

Part 2      PRODUCTS
2.01        Earth Fill: Soil materials free of clay, debris, waste and detrimental materials. No
            stones over six inches in size.
2.02        Top Soil: Screened topsoil.
2.03        Erosion Control: Hay bales with 36” long stakes.
2.04        Silt Control Fence: As specified in “Connecticut Guidelines for Soil Erosion and
            Sediment Control” by Connecticut Soil Conservation Service.
2.05        Hydra-seed: Cellulose pulp fiber equal to “Silva-Fiber” by Weyerhouser Co.
            Creeping Red Fescue – 50%
            Redtop – 10%
            Smooth Bromegrass – 40%
2.06        Slope Material:
            Shallow slope - straw bound by Terra Tack AR or equivalent
            Steep slope – 5 oz burlap jute netting or erosion blanket.

Part 3      EXECUTION
3.1         Paving Removal: Remove all paving, except existing paving at North end of site as
            indicated on Map of Contract Limit Lines.
3.2         Site Grading: Removal of the building will result in a hole and steep slopes. Fill and
            compact new hole with either approved on-site material or supply approved material
            from off-site. Grade excavated site to provide nearly level or slightly sloping terrain
            suitable for topsoil and seeding. Install and maintain erosion control measures and
            required slope stabilizing materials. Compact all fill as required.
3.3         Septic Tank and Field: Remove existing tank and field and any septic piping on East
            side of Schoolhouse Road. Plug or cap East end of septic pipe prior to going under
            road. Do not disturb Schoolhouse Road.
3.4         Topsoiling: Provide two inches of approved topsoil over all newly created or disturbed
            surfaces. Apply Hydra-seed material and water as required.
3.5         Rock Ledge: Any large boulders or ledge uncovered may remain in place.

                                     END OF SECTION


                                     02220 Fuel Tank Removal


1.01     Description: Work includes removal and disposal of buried fuel tank and associated piping for
         heating system, plus testing of soil under the tank for possible soil contamination.
         Related work specified elsewhere includes:
                         02050 Demolition
                         02200 Earthwork

1.02     Submittals: Submit contamination report to DEP as described in State DEP regulations of
         Storage Tank Enforcement Unit.

Part 2   Products:

2.01     Materials: As selected by Contractor and approved by Architect.

Part 3   Execution

3.01     Tank Removal: Completely remove tank and associated piping. Dispose of off-site.

3.02     Soil Sampling: Obtain appropriate sized soil samples at each end of the tank and at the level
         of the bottom of tank on each side. If ground water is present in the excavation, the sidewall
         samples should instead be obtained at the level of the water and a water sample must be
         collected. Obtain additional samples as appropriate. Analyze samples within seven days for
         contaminants by Connecticut ETPH methods as performed by a licensed DEP contractor.
         Submit results to DEP.

3.03     Contaminated Soil Removal: Remove and legally dispose of any contaminated soil at agreed

                                          END OF SECTION

                                     LIST OF DRAWINGS

   1955 Topo Plan of School Site – 1” = 40’

   1956 School by Schofield, Lindsay & Liebig – Architects

             1. Site Plan
             3. Floor Plan
             4. Exterior Elevations
             5. Building Sections
             6. Building Details
             7. Building Details
             9. Building Details
             13. Foundation Plan
             14. First Floor Framing
             15. Roof Framing
             16. Column Schedule
             18. Plumbing
             21. Electrical
             23. Plumbing
             101. Revised Roof Framing

   1971 Addition by Chandler & Palmer – Architects

       1.    Site Plan
       2.    Site Details
       3.    Foundation
       4.    Floor Plans
       5.    Exterior Elevations
       6.    Building Sections
       7.    Wall Sections
       11.   Structural Plans
Demolition of Poquetanuck School

    a. Site Plan with contract Limit Line
    b. Pre-demolition Hazardous Materials Survey
       Executive Summary Letter

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