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INFORMATION FOR BIDDERS
This contract is for the construction of two concrete-stone Location of
and brick buildings at the Uptake chamber and the Downtake
chamber of Hill View reservoir, in the City of Yonkers, West:-
chester county, New York. All work to be done and materials
to be furnished are to be of the best workmanship and stand-
ard high-grade quality.

to be done

The substructures, or foundations, of these buildings have work done or
been built, and other contracts have been or may be entered under other
into by The City for the installation of various equipment
and apparatus within the buildings. Some sluice-gates, valves
and other apparatus are already in place, and the installation
of the remainder may be carried on and the gates or other
equipment may be operated during the performance of this
contract. The City will furnish and erect the roof covers for
both buildings, and will furnish and erect the metal rails for
traveling cranes shown on the drawings.

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The sites of the structures can be reached from the Mount Freight and
Vernon and Woodlawn stations of the Harlem division of the facilities.
New York Central and Hudson River railroad. The locations
of the proposed structures and the principal geographic fea-
tures near their sites are shown on the locality map, which is
Sheet 1 of the contract drawings.

Access roads have been constructed by The City to the Access roads.
sites of the buildings.

Sealed bids or proposals for performing the work described Date for

opening bids.
herein will be received by the Board of Water Supply, at its
offices, twenty-second floor, Municipal Building, Park Row,
Centre and Chambers streets, New York City, until

at 11 A. M., at which place and time they will be publicly opened
by the Board and read; the award of the contract, if awarded,
will be made by the Board as soon thereafter as practicable.

Printed form
for bids.

All bids must be made upon the blank form of proposal
attached hereto and should give the price for each item of
the work proposed, both in writing and in figures, and must
be signed and sworn to by the bidder, in accordance with the
directions in the form of bid. Each bid must be enclosed in
the printed envelope provided for the purpose by the Board,
and sealed.

Certified
check.

No bid will be received and deposited unless accompanied
by a certified check upon a National or State bank, drawn and
made payable to the order of the Comptroller of The City of
New York, for three thousand five hundred dollars ($3,500)
for the proper execution of the contract. Such check must not
be enclosed in the sealed envelope containing the bid, but shall
be delivered to the Board, or its Secretary, who will give a
proper voucher for the deposit. All such deposits, except that
made by the bidder to whom the contract shall be awarded, will
be returned to the person or persons making the same within
3 days after the decision as to who shall receive the contract.

Checks
returned.

Bonds
required.

Two or more bonds, the aggregate amount of which shall
be seventy thousand dollars ($70,000), will be required for the
faithful performance of the contract. Each bond must be
signed by the Contractor and the sureties. The sureties and
the amount in which each will qualify must be satisfactory to
the Board.

Substitution
of surety.

Should any surety upon the contract be deemed unsatis-
factory at any time by the Board, notice shall be given to the
Contractor to that effect and the Contractor shall forthwith
substitute a new surety or new sureties satisfactory to the
Board. No further payment shall be deemed due or shall be
made until the new surety or new sureties shall qualify and
be accepted by the Board.

be forfeited.

The bidder whose bid shall be accepted will be required to Time for attend at the office of the Board in person, or if a corporation, contract and by a duly authorized representative, with the sureties offered by him, and to execute the contract and bonds within 10 days after due notice that the contract has been awarded to him; in case of failure or neglect so to do, the amount of the deposit Deposit may made by him shall be forfeited to, and be retained by, the said City as liquidated damages for such failure or neglect, and shall be paid into the general fund of said City, and he may, at the option of the Board, be deemed to have abandoned the contract and as in default to The City, under the provisions of Section 30 of Chapter 724 of the Laws of 1905. If the said bidder to whom the contract is awarded shall execute the contract and furnish the said security within the time aforesaid, the amount of his deposit will be returned to him.

beginning and

The attention of bidders is especially directed to the con-Time for tract requirements as to the times for beginning and complet-completing ing the work, as required by Article VI of the contract.

work.

Statement of Quantities :-The following is a statement Statement of

quantities. based upon the estimate of the Engineer, of the quantities of the various items of work, and of the nature and extent, as nearly as practicable, of the work required; the several bids will be computed, tested and canvassed by the quantities and kinds of work mentioned in this statement, viz.:

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Basis for com- The quantities of Items 1 and 2 are approximate only, paring bids,

being given as a basis for the uniform comparison of bids, and the Board does not expressly or by implication agree that the actual quantities will correspond therewith.

Bidders are required to submit their estimates upon the following express conditions, which shall apply to, and become

part of every bid received, viz.: Bidders must Bidders must satisfy themselves, by personal examination satisfy them. selves as to of the sites of the proposed structures, and by such other accuracy of approximate means as they may prefer, as to the actual conditions and quantities.

requirements of the work and the accuracy of the foregoing estimate of the Engineer, and shall not, at any time after the submission of a bid, dispute or complain of such statement or estimate of the Engineer, nor assert that there was any misunderstanding in regard to the nature or amount of the work to be done.

Prices not changed by change of quantity.

An increase or decrease in the quantities for Items 1 and 2 shall not be regarded as a sufficient ground for an increase or decrease in the prices, nor in the time allowed for the completion of the work, except as provided in the contract.

Lalanced bidding.

The work has been divided into items in order to enable the bidder to bid for the different portions of the work in accordance with his estimate of their costs, so that in the event of an increase or decrease in the quantity of either of the unit price items, the actual quantity executed may be paid for at the price bid for that particular item.

Bidders referred to laws.

The attention of bidders is especially called to the provisions of Chapter 724 of the Laws of 1905, and acts amendatory thereof, as to the letting of contracts and payment for work; to the "Labor Law," as amended, and to the "Worknien's Compensation Law.”

No bid withdrawn.

No bid will be allowed to be withdrawn, for any reason whatever, after it has been deposited with the Board of Water

person in

Supply. No bid will be accepted from, nor contract awarded No bid from to, any person who is in arrears to the Corporation of The arears to

City. City of New York, upon debt or contract; nor who is in default, as surety or otherwise, upon any obligation to the Corporation of The City of New York.

Bidder's Before the award of the contract, any bidder may be re

ability, quired to show that he has the necessary facilities, experience, ability, and financial resources to perform the work in a satisfactory manner and within the time stipulated, and that he has had experience in constructing structures of the same or a similar nature.

Bids may be The Board reserves the right to select the bid or proposal,

rejected. the acceptance of which will, in its judgment, best secure the efficient performance of the work, or to reject any or all bids.

Proposals which are incomplete, conditional or obscure, or Informal bids, which contain additions not called for, erasures, alterations, or irregularities of any kind may be rejected as informal.

CHARLES STRAUSS,

President,
CHARLES N. CHADWICK,
John F. GALVIN,

Commissioners

of the Board of Water

Supply.

Office of the Board of Water Supply,

Municipal Building, New York City.

Dated, New York, September 15, 1915.

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