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Request for Proposal for the Phase V Dredging project




New Bedford, Massachusetts

New Bedford Port Authority & Town of Fairhaven

NBPA Contract No. NBPA-FY24-001

The New Bedford Port Authority (NBPA) and the Town of Fairhaven are soliciting bids for the Phase V Dredging project.

Sealed bids will be received by the NBPA at 123 MacArthur Dr., New Bedford, Massachusetts, 02740, between 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM, Monday through Friday until the date and time of the bid opening:


JULY 14, 2023

11:00 AM Prevailing Time

Invitation for Bid documents are available electronically by contacting Beth Schuh, via email at: with subject: “NBPA-FY24-001: IFB REQUEST” on or after JUNE 21, 2023.

A non-mandatory Pre-bid Conference and Inspection Tour will be held at the NBPA office at 123 Mac Arthur Dr., New Bedford, Massachusetts, on JUNE 28, 2023, at 10:00 AM.

All inquiries and questions from bidders must be submitted electronically via e-mail to, no later than JULY 7, 2023, at 5:00 PM.  Answers to all questions will be posted in the form of an addendum and sent via e-mail, to all recipients of the Invitation for Bid.

Bidding procedures and the award of the Contract and Subcontracts will be in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 30, Section 39M of the General Laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.  Accordingly, the project will be awarded to the lowest eligible, responsible, and responsive bidder.

Attention is called to the fact that supplies furnished as part of this Contract are exempt from the Sales and Use Tax, and all labor as part of this project complies with current prevailing state wage rates.  All bids submitted should take these factors into consideration and be calculated accordingly.

Bidders must submit a 5% bid deposit with their bids.  The selected Contractor must furnish a payment bond of 50% of the contract price and a performance bond for 100% of the contract price within 10 days of the contract award date.

The Bidder must complete the instructions for filing bids, included in the Invitation for Bids, and furnish all required forms with their bid.

NBPA reserves the right to cancel this procurement at any time before a contract is executed and approved, in which event the NBPA will reject all submissions received in response to the Invitation for Bids.

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