Public Works Procurement Documents
The following documents make up the "front end" (administrative and procedural requirements) of a public works bid document. Other required documents are in the Public Works and Public Construction Shared Documents.
The advertisement must be submitted to Purchasing for publication in the Secretary of State's Central Register and the Cambridge Chronicle. The Central Register requires the ad be submitted no later than Tuesday for publication in the next week's Central Register on Wednesday. The Chronicle requires the ad to be submitted no later than Friday for publication in the following week's issue on Thursday. Release and due dates must be pre-approved by the Purchasing Agent.
Instructruction to Bidders (PDF)
The Table of Contents provides an example of how the "front end" documents can be arranged in the bid document.
Statement of Bidders (PDF)
The Instructions to Bidders explains the procurement procedures and the contents of a bid. Please note that the Department must notify Purchasing of the length of the projects and the liquidated damages in Section 10.
Form for Gerneral Bidders (PDF)
This sample follows the statutorily mandated bid form (Mass. General Laws Ch. 3039M). The add and delete alternatives are examples only.
Owner Contractor Agreement (PDF)
The document will be the contract that the City and the successful bidder will sign. The Purchasing Department will prepare the contract.
Gerneral Terms and Conditions (PDF)
Very large document. Please note the insurance requirements in Section 8.