Advertisement for Contractor Bids - Former GNP WWTP Brownfields Cleanup and Lagoons Consolidation

Millinocket, Maine - Sevee & Maher Engineers, Inc. (SME) on behalf of the property owner Our Katahdin (OK), will receive bids for a Brownfields Cleanup of the former Great Northern Paper (GNP) Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) Lagoons in Millinocket, Maine (the “Site”), until June 14, 2024, at 2:00 p.m. local time.

Contract Documents

Plan Set

Bids not received by the indicated time will not be opened. Bids shall be accepted via email to Jaime Madore, P.E., at jaime.madore (at) smemaine.com and Nick Sabatine, P.G., at nick.sabatine (at) smemaine.com. Owner will only consider bids prepared in compliance with the Instructions to Bidders and submitted on the Bid Form provided in the Contract Documents. Proof of bid security shall be submitted with each bid in the amount of five percent of the bid amount. No bids may be withdrawn for a period of 60 days after opening of bids. Owner reserves the right to reject any and all bids and to waive informalities and irregularities.

A mandatory Prebid meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 7, 2024. Bidders shall meet at the Our Katahdin office at 245 Aroostook Avenue, Millinocket, Maine, at 10:00 a.m. local time. The project will be discussed, and lunch will be provided. After lunch, Bidders, Owner, and Engineer will hold a Site walk at the project Site. Prospective prime bidders are required to attend. Subcontractors and key vendors are encouraged to attend. At the time of this request, Bidders should provide names and contact information for personnel who will be attending the Prebid meeting.

The work generally consists of dredging paper slurry/clay from a 5-acre Settling Lagoon and a 22-acre Aeration Lagoon; selective site and infrastructure demolition; dewatering of dredged materials via geotube dewatering methods; and the subsequent placement of dewatered materials on-Site. Bidders will be permitted to propose alternate dewatering methods (to geotubes) during the bid period, as appropriate. The lagoons contain an estimated 169,600 cubic yards of paper slurry and kaolin clay. Contractors will be expected to mobilize to the Site in June of 2024 and complete dredging activities in the 2024 construction season.

Electronic versions of the Contract Documents and Plan Set can be downloaded here and above and are available at no charge upon request from Jaime Madore (207-749-3188, jaime.madore (at) smemaine.com). Paper copies of plans and specifications will not be issued.

This project is funded by the Maine Department of Economic and Community Development Brownfields Revolving Loan Fund. Each bidder shall take special notice of the Guidance and project goals for use of Minority and Woman Business Enterprises in sub-agreements. The Contractor shall comply with DavisBacon and Related Acts, and employees shall be paid wages at rates not less than prevailing wage rate determinations (including in the Contract Document). Contractor shall follow requirements outlined in the Build America, Buy America (BABA) Act which requires that iron, steel, manufactured products, and construction materials are produced in the United States.


Matching Gifts

Thanks Hampden Electrical, another outstanding supporter of the Katahdin Region, for matching $1000 in donations to Our Katahdin projects.

Hampden Electrical

337 Perry Rd. Suite #1
Bangor, ME 04401

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