Forest Harvest/Thinning and Related Work Contract 22-21


Sealed Bids for the Town of Reading, Massachusetts, TOWN FOREST HARVEST/THINNING AND RELATED WORK, will be received by until December 16, 2021 at 1:00 PM and at that time and place the bids will be publicly opened and read aloud.

Contract Documents may be examined and/or obtained, at no charge, on or after 9 a.m. on December 2, 2021 from Each Bid shall be submitted in accordance with the Instructions to Bidders and shall be accompanied by a bid security in the amount of five percent (5%) of the amount Bid. The successful Bidder must furnish a Labor and Materials Payment Bond (for 50% of the contract value, if the contract is over $25,000) in satisfactory form to the Town from a surety authorized to do business in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and acceptable to the Town.

Complete instructions for filing Bids are included in the Instructions to Bidders. Wage rates for this project are subject to the minimum wage rates as per M.G.L., Chapter 149, Sections 26 to 27H inclusive, as amended. The bidding and award of this Contract will be under the provisions of M.G.L., Chapter 30, Section 39M, as amended.

Bids shall be awarded to the responsible and eligible bidder offering the highest price for lumber and or the lowest cost to the Town of Reading for completing this project. 

The Town of Reading reserves the right to waive any informality in or to reject any and all bids, for any reason the Town Manager determines to be in the Town’s and/or the public’s best interest. 

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