Lawn Care Services for the Town of Merrimack

Agency: Town of Merrimack
State: New Hampshire
Type of Government: State & Local
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Posted: Feb 13, 2024
Due: Mar 5, 2024
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Lawn Care Services for the Town of Merrimack , due Tuesday, March 5, 2024 at 2PM

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Town of
Merrimack, New Hampshire
6 Baboosic Lake Rd · Merrimack, NH 03054 · www.merrimacknh.gov
January 25, 2024
Request for Bid
Lawn Care Services
Sealed bids will be received by the Town of Merrimack until 2:00PM on Tuesday, March 5, 2024 to
provide lawn care services to the Town of Merrimack at the Town Hall and Police Department complexes
in accordance with the enclosed specifications and with the following conditions.
Time and effort spent for bid preparation is the responsibility of the bidder. The act of submitting a bid is
considered to be full acknowledgement that the bidder has inspected the sites and is familiar with the
conditions. To schedule a time to inspect the site, please contact Dawn Tuomala, Public Works Director,
at (603) 424-5137.
The contractor will be required to provide an insurance certificate confirming the following insurance
coverage: worker’s compensation insurance as required by the State of New Hampshire; broad-form
comprehensive general liability insurance in an amount no less than $1,000,000 combined single limit per
occurrence; and motor vehicle insurance to include bodily injury, property damage, uninsured motorist,
and employer’s non-ownership coverage in an amount no less than $1,000,000 combined single limit per
occurrence. The Town of Merrimack shall be named as an additional insured on all policies.
The contractor must also agree in writing to indemnify the Town of Merrimack from any and all liability,
loss or damage, including but not limited to bodily injury, illness, death, or property damage, which the
Town becomes legally obligated to pay as a result of claims, demands, costs, or judgment against the
Town arising out of the contractor’s actions or omissions relating to this project.
The Town reserves the right to reject any or all bids, to waive irregularities in the bids, and to accept the
bid which best serves the interest of the Town.
All Bids will remain subject to acceptance for thirty (30) days after the day of the Bid opening
Bids must be sealed, marked “Lawn Care Services” and mailed or delivered to the Town of Merrimack,
Finance Department, 6 Baboosic Lake Rd, Merrimack NH 03054 by the date and time specified above.
The Town of Merrimack’s Purchasing Policy is available on the Town’s website:
http://www.merrimacknh.gov/finance-department/pages/bid-opportunities; a copy may be obtained by
contacting the Purchasing Agent.
For additional information call Kelly Valluzzi, Purchasing Agent, at kvalluzzi@merrimacknh.gov or
(603) 424-7075.
TOWN OF MERRIMACK, NEW HAMPSHIRE
TOWN _______________________________________________
FINANCE DEPARTMENT
6 Baboosic Lake Road
Merrimack, NH 03054
Tel: 603-424-7075
Fax: 603-424-0516
CONTRACT AGREEMENT
This agreement, made this ____day of ______, 2024 between the Town of Merrimack, a
municipal corporation in the County of Hillsborough and State of New Hampshire (hereinafter
referred to as the “OWNER”) and __________, a ____________in the county of ____________
and State of _________(hereinafter referred to as the “CONTRACTOR”).
Whereas, the OWNER desires to engage the CONTRACTOR to complete the Project and
whereas the CONTRACTOR has submitted a Bid Proposal indicating its willingness to complete
said Project; and whereas the OWNER has accepted said Proposal submitted by the
CONTRACTOR, the parties agree as follows:
1. THE CONTRACT
The Contract Documents consist of this Contract Agreement, the Instruction to Bidders, the
Specifications and the Bid Proposal submitted by the CONTRACTOR dated __________2024.
These documents form the Contract and are as fully a part of the Contract as if attached to this
Agreement, subject to the revisions contained in this Contract Agreement.
2. THE WORK
It is the intent of the Town to have the CONTRACTOR perform the following work subject to the
availability of funding. The Town will determine the extent and schedule of the work. The Town
reserves the right to add, delete, or substitute work as necessary to meet the available funding.
3. SCOPE OF WORK
The CONTRACTOR shall furnish all necessary labor, equipment, and materials to provide Lawn
Care Services at the Town’s Town Hall and Police Department complexes. The Town will not
furnish labor or equipment.
The work consists of a comprehensive Lawn Care program to include fertilization (including
broadleaf weed, crabgrass and pre-emergent weed control), insect and disease control on
decorative trees, grub control on the lawn areas, lime and potassium applications, application of
tree and shrub anti-desiccant, and aeration and overseeding.
.
All work shall be performed within the following work hours, Monday through Friday from 7:00
A.M. to 1:00 P.M.
Please see the following charts and maps for work locations, schedules, and quantities.
Merrimack Police Department (31 Baboosic Lake Road)
Area A = 8,000 SF
Area B = 500 SF
Area C = 2,000 SF
Merrimack Town Hall (6 Baboosic Lake Road)
Area D = 2,380 SF
Area E = 4,830 SF
Area F = 11,280 SF
Area G = 3,440 SF
Area H = 3,230 SF
Area I = 3,130 SF
Area J = 2,580 SF
Area K = 40,600 SF AKA Abby Griffin Park
4. THE CONTRACT SUM
The OWNER shall pay the CONTRACTOR for the performance of the Work according to the
Contract Documents, in accordance with the Bid Proposal. The CONTRACTOR shall be paid at
the completion of each application/treatment as specified in the bid form.
5. ADDITIONAL GENERAL CONDITIONS OF THE CONTRACT
(a) It is understood and agreed that the CONTRACTOR has, by careful examination, satisfied
itself as to the nature and location of the Work, character, quality and quantity of the materials
and labor to be provided, the character of equipment and facilities needed, the general and local
conditions, and all other matters which can in any way affect the Work under this Contract
Agreement.
(b) No verbal agreement or conversations with any office or agent or employee of the OWNER
or of the CONTRACTOR before or after execution of the Contract shall change any of the terms
or obligations contained in the Contract Documents.
(c) If the CONTRACTOR finds any discrepancy between physical conditions at the site or any
error or omissions in the Proposal, it shall be the CONTRACTOR'S responsibility to inform the
OWNER immediately. Any Work done to correct any discrepancy without authorization by
Change Order will be done at the CONTRACTOR’S risk.
(d) Neither party to the Contract shall assign or sublet it as a whole or in part without the written
consent of the other, nor shall the CONTRACTOR assign any monies due to or to become due
to it without the written consent of the OWNER. The CONTRACTOR agrees to be fully
responsible to the OWNER for the acts or omissions of subcontractors or their employees, if
any.
6. LICENSES, PERMITS AND REGULATIONS
The CONTRACTOR shall secure at his own expense all permits, inspections, certificates and
licenses. The CONTRACTOR shall give all notices and comply with all laws, ordinances, rules
and regulations bearing on the Work being done by the CONTRACTOR under the Contract.
7. GENERAL OBLIGATIONS OF THE CONTRACTOR
The CONTRACTOR shall provide and pay for all facilities required for the proper performance
of the Work, including, but not limited to, all materials, labor, tools, equipment, services and
incidentals.
8. LABOR:
The labor required to execute the Work shall be performed by persons qualified to do the Work
and the Work shall be accomplished in the most workmanlike manner. The assurance of the
quality of workmanship for the Work is the responsibility of the CONTRACTOR or his agents or
employees performing the Work. The CONTRACTOR shall conform to all laws and regulations
applicable to him as an employer of labor.
9. SAFETY AND PROTECTION OF WORK AND PROPERTY: The CONTRACTOR shall be
responsible for initiating, maintaining and supervising all safety precautions and programs in
connection with the Work. The CONTRACTOR shall take responsible or legally required
precautions for the safety of, and shall provide all reasonable protection to prevent damage,
injury or loss to:
(a) All employees on the worksite and all other persons who may be affected thereby;
(b) All the Work and all materials and equipment to be incorporated therein, whether in storage
on or off the worksite, under the care, custody or control of the Contract.
The CONTRACTOR shall comply with all applicable laws, ordinances, rules, regulations and
lawful orders of any public authority having jurisdiction for the safety of persons or property or to
protect them from damage, injury or loss. The CONTRACTOR shall erect and maintain as
required by existing conditions and progress of work, all reasonable safeguards for safety and
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