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Commodity:Construction Services, Construction Services
Description:Construction Services
BIDS ARE REQUESTED FOR: Installation of New Standby Gas Generators at Fire Hall 123 located at 143 Bond Avenue, Fire Hall 134 Located at 16 Montgomery, Fire Hall 145 Located at 20 Beffort Road and Fire Hall 321 Located at 231 McRae Drive, Toronto.

Questions About This Tender Should Be Directed In Writing To Max Parker At E-Mail Max.Parker@Toronto.Ca. The Last Day For Questions With Respect To This Tender Is Three (3) Working Days Prior To Closing.
Call AwardCall number: 32-2019
Successful bidder
and contract amount:
Installation of New Standby Gas Generators
WS Nicholls Construction Inc
651,832.22
Date awarded:June 5, 2019
Client division:Facilities Design & Construction
Issue date:January 29, 2019Closing date:March 6, 2019
at 12:00 Noon
Notes:2 Addenda
Tender 32-2019 NOIP.pdf (267 Kbytes) - Posted on 01/29/2019 02:36:41 PM
32-2019 - Viewing Copy.pdf (1498 Kbytes) - Posted on 01/29/2019 02:36:58 PM
32-2019 - Web Attachment 1.zip (3244 Kbytes) - Posted on 01/29/2019 02:49:51 PM
32-2019 - Web Attachment 2.zip (9938 Kbytes) - Posted on 01/29/2019 02:52:17 PM
32-2019 - Addendum No. 1.pdf (163 Kbytes) - Posted on 02/01/2019 01:12:43 PM
32-2019 - Addendum No. 2.pdf (67 Kbytes) - Posted on 02/22/2019 01:41:09 PM
Pre-bid meeting:Mandatory Site meeting to be held: February 5, 2019.

See Section 2 – 2 Mandatory Site Visit for Multiple Location Visits.
Buyer:Parker, MaxPhone number:416-397-7251
Email:Max.Parker@toronto.caLocation:City Hall, 19th Floor West Tower
Non-refundable document fee:
$100.00 + 13.00 HST = $113.00

Security deposit:

Yes

Hide details for Scope of work:Scope of work:

1.1. General
1.1.1. The following is a general description of the scope of work to complete the natural gas generator installation. For a detailed description of the technical aspects of the work, refer to the specification sections and contract drawings.
1.1.2. Notify and co-ordinate with Owner, Consultant, and Occupants, whenever work will effect operation of the building.
1.1.3. Contractor to ensure there will be no obstruction to the fire route and must coordinate any obstructions of the bay doors with the station captain during the construction work. Onsite parking for the contractor may be limited. If required, contractor may be asked to park off site at no additional cost to the contract.
1.1.4. Contractor to coordinate with the city and the fire station captain regarding access during proposed works. Contractor must call into Toronto Fire Service security daily on days the contractor wishes to work onsite to be granted access. Any issues with coordination of site access will not result in additional costs to the contract.
1.1.5. Contractor to repair any disturbed or damaged waterproofing during installation.
1.1.6. Contractor to locate all underground and above ground utilities and structures within vicinity of proposed works (exterior and interior) to minimize disruption during proposed works.
1.1.7. Once the Contract has been awarded, construction shall be carried out in one continuing operation, unless agreed to and approved by the City and Consultant at the time of such request.
1.1.8. The Contractor and his/her Sub-Contractors shall assume full responsibility for their equipment and all materials required for this project and shall store them in a locked secure area at the end of each days work. No equipment or materials shall be left in an open area unprotected at the end of each days work.
1.1.9. It is the Contractor’s total responsibility for the overall performance and completion of the Work. Breakdown of Work by trades is for the convenience of the Contractor only. All trades are required to examine all Sections of the Drawings and Specifications. The Consultants assume no responsibility for the division of Work or for any jurisdictional involvement as a result of such divisions.
1.1.10. Work specified in the specification has been divided into technical sections for the purpose of ready reference. Division of work among subcontractors and suppliers is solely the contractor’s responsibility and the Contract Administrator assumes no responsibility to act as an arbitrator to establish subcontract limits between sections or divisions of work.
1.1.11. Prior to Tender submission examine the sites and surrounding areas and be fully informed as to the conditions and limitations under which the work has to be executed. Additional costs will not be entertained with respect to conditions which could reasonably have been ascertained by an inspection of the site prior to tender closing.
1.1.12. During the Contract duration, the Contractor is responsible to correct immediately, any interruption to essential services caused by his/her work whether they occur during the day or night, (business days or weekend and/or holidays). The maximum response time of two (2) hours is required. Other types of interruptions shall be corrected within 24 (twenty four) hours. Failure to respond within the specified time period shall render the Contractor responsible for payment of all changes incurred by the Owner when a third party has to be called to perform the necessary work.
1.1.13. Contractor to provide a 2 year full parts and labor warranty on all workmanship and equipment.
1.1.14. Contractor shall engage Enbridge within five business days of issuance of a Purchase Order for the natural gas station/regulator upgrades. Project delays due to inadequate/delayed coordination with Enbridge will not be accepted. Contractor to pay Enbridge directly for the natural gas station/regulator upgrades. Direct costs for the Enbridge upgrades will be taken from the cash allowance.
1.1.15. All coordination costs (Enbridge, ESA, THES, TFS, EMS, etc.) is to be included in the base bid. No coordination costs or markup will be accepted as contract extras.
1.2. Interpretation of Drawings and Specifications
1.2.1. In the event of any inconsistency or conflict in the contents of the documents, the drawings shall take precedence.
1.2.2. Dimensions on drawings when witnessed by lines and arrow points, shall take precedence over measurements by scale.
1.2.3. Larger scale drawings shall take precedence over those of smaller scale. Supplementary drawings and specifications supersede previous drawings and specifications.
1.2.4. Words, phrases and abbreviations that have a well-known technical or trade meaning shall have that meaning in these specifications and drawings.
1.2.5. In case of discrepancy between the drawings and specifications, figure dimensions on the drawings shall govern, except where the dimension depends on the dimension of a specified product in which case the dimensions of the product shall govern.
1.2.6. All cases of discrepancy shall be referred to the Consultant who shall make decisions in writing. The decisions shall be consistent with the evident meaning and intention of the drawings and specifications and the above paragraphs.
1.2.7. The location of undimensioned fixtures, outlets, conduits, piping, etc., is shown approximate. The Contractor shall confirm actual location(s) to suit job conditions as approved by the Consultant.
1.2.8. Dimensions provided on Contract Drawings and Schedules are approximate. Contractor is to verify dimensions.
1.3. Scope of work
This work shall include, but not necessarily be limited to the short summary below:
1.3.1. Labour, material and equipment to complete work of Contract in conformity with Contract Documents and Construction Schedule.
1.3.2. Permits, inspections, tests, and systems verifications. Demolition, relocation, and removal of existing equipment and services to complete Work.
1.3.3. Delivery, receiving, inspection at time of delivery, unloading, and hoisting of materials and equipment.
1.3.4. Clean-up of materials and garbage on daily basis or as directed, and removal of unused equipment/materials from site.
1.3.5. The contractor shall install a new natural gas standby generator equipped as per the latest approved CSA standard C282 "Emergency Electrical Power Supply for Buildings" (battery warmer, enclosure heater, enclosure lighting, enclosure panelboard, etc…). The electrical scope of work includes the installation of the standby generator, associated power and control equipment, and the reconnection of the existing building loads to the new generator as shown in the drawing package.
1.3.6. Building temporary power is not anticipated to be required by the contractor during the time of reconnection from existing power distribution system to new power distribution system (less than 4 hour outage). Contractor must provide city PM 10 business day advance notice of any power outages so that temporary power can be arranged at an additional cost if the fire chief deems it necessary to maintain operation at the fire station during the time of reconnection.
1.3.7. Disconnect, remove and/or relocate all existing services and/or equipment and reconnect where necessary.
1.3.8. All disturbed areas are to be restored to match existing conditions or better.
1.3.9. The contractor shall build new generator pad including bollards and/or fenced enclosure as specified in the contract drawings complete with landscaping.
1.3.10. The contractor shall provide and install all equipment indicated in the contract drawings. The contractor shall set up and commission all systems and provide ready to operate power distribution and standby power system capable to operate under all applicable standards and regulatory requirements. The generator equipment includes but is not limited to the following:
• New automatic transfer switch;
• New natural gas powered generator c/w weatherproof sound rated enclosure. The initial startup of the Gas Generator to be performed by the Generator Manufacturer;
• New monitoring and protection systems for generator operation including remote generator annunciator in captain's office;
• Equipment supplier to provide coordination study for new equipment complete with appropriate device settings. Contractor to coordinate with equipment supplier and is responsible for all field verifications required to complete the coordination study.
• Existing Toronto Hydro electrical service meter at Fire Station No. 123 Located at 143 Bond Avenue to be relocated/upgraded as noted on the contract documents.
• Existing Toronto Hydro electrical services at Fire Station 321 Located at 231 Mcrae Drive to be upgraded / combined into one new service complete with new main distribution system for the facility. The contractor shall decommission and remove the old electrical services to the site which are not being reused as noted in the contract documents. Contractor is responsible for all application/coordination with Toronto Hydro for the disconnection of existing services and installation of new electrical service. A cash allowance will be used to cover all Toronto Hydro direct costs (disconnect/upgrade fees) associated with this work without contractor markup.

1.3.11. The contractor shall supply and install updated lamacoid labels and updated panel schedules for all existing/new electrical equipment within the electrical room.
1.3.12. Electrical contractor to provide power and controls as required by mechanical trade.
1.3.13. The contractor shall provide and install complete natural gas piping system for generator from Enbridge modified gas station. The contractor shall pay for and coordinate the installation of the Enbridge modified gas station directly with Enbridge to ensure minimal disruption to the facility.
1.3.14. The contractor shall supply and install fire stopping materials and penetration seals to maintain the required fire-resistance rating of existing/new walls and structures.
1.3.15. The contractor shall supply and install a new double wall exhaust system / chimney for the new generator to terminate the generator’s exhaust above the building as indicated on the contract documents.
1.3.16. The contractor shall supply and install new windows and fire dampers which have a minimum 45 minute fire rating in all unprotected openings in the building around the generator as outlined in the contract documents.
1.4. Working Hours
1.4.1. Normal working hours are from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday to Friday.
1.4.2. All noisy and/or odorous work must be completed outside of normal working hours,
1.4.3. Shutdown of services will not be permitted without the approval of Toronto Fire Services and must have a minimum of three (3) days' notice. Toronto Fire Services the right to stop any disruptive work and request to have this work completed at a different time at no extra cost.
1.5. Commencement and completion Date.
1.5.1. The start date of this contract is immediately upon receipt of purchase order, following the award of the contract. Award is conditional on all approvals, bonding, and insurance being in place. Continuous and progressive operation shall be carried out until the work is completed. The date of substantial performance for construction shall be 24 weeks from the date of the purchase order, and the deemed completion date shall be 26 weeks from the date of the purchase order.
1.5.2. The contractor shall be responsible to provide all the forces necessary to complete the scope of work within the specified period. Any delay work will be subject to penalty as per the liquidated damages clauses noted on Section 5A
1.6. Record Drawings and As Built Drawings:
1.6.1. Maintain a complete up-to-date set of record drawings and specifications on site throughout the duration of the project.
1.6.2. The project close out documents (including three (3) hard copies of Operation and Maintenance Manuals and CAD as-built drawings) must be submitted by the contractor and accepted by the City of Toronto Project Manager before the certificate of Substantial Performance can be issued by the consultant.
1.7. Reference Material
1.7.1. Pre-Renovation DSS Report included with Specifications.
1.7.2. City Policy for Construction Renovation Waste Diversion



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