Invitation to Tender – South River Road Waterline Replacement Project

Tender submissions are to be received electronically in PDF format.  Electronic Tenders are to be titled “Company Name-21-12-SOUTH RIVER ROAD WATERLINE REPLACEMENT PROJECT” and are to be sent to the email, subject line “21-12-SOUTH RIVER ROAD WATERLINE REPLACEMENT PROJECT”.  Electronic submissions will be accepted up until 2:00 PM on Friday, April 16, 2021.  It will be the Tenderer’s responsibility to ensure the Tender submission is received electronically on time.  Email submissions will receive a reply back email indicating Tender submission has been received.  Hard copies to be mailed to the Municipality of the County of Antigonish, 285 Beech Hill Road, Beech Hill, NS  B2G 0B4 to the attention of Mr. Daryl Myers, Director of Public Works.  Mailed copies must be received by the County no later than 2:00 PM on Friday, April 16, 2021.  Due to COVID 19 restrictions there will be no public Tender opening.

The work under this project shall generally comprise by not necessarily be limited to provision of all labour, materials and equipment for this watermain replacement project.  Work included under this project consists of approximately 1070 meters of 200 mm PVC watermain to include new service connections with connection to existing services, directional drilling under roadways, valves, hydrants and appurtenances.

Contractor’s must take into consideration and adjust their work practices to ensure ALL construction activities are following the on-going (and changing) provincial COVID 19 restrictions issued by the Government of Nova Scotia and federal restrictions issue by the Government of Canada.

Tender documents may be obtained (electronic or paper) from Strait Engineering Limited, 298 Reeves St, Unit 9, Port Hawkesbury.  Phone 902-625-3631.  A non-refundable fee of $60.00 is required for paper copies only.  Cash or cheque is acceptable.  Cheque to be made payable to Strait Engineering Ltd.  Contractor to allow 24 hours notice for paper copy of Tender Documents to be prepared and is required to call ahead to arrange for pick-up.  Electronic documents can be requested by emailing Emily Gillis at

Each Tender must be accompanied by a certified cheque in the amount of 10% of the bid amount, or a Bid Bond in the amount of 10% of the bid amount and a Consent of Surety for the required fifty percent (50%) Performance Bond and fifty percent (50%) Labour and Materials Bond.  In lieu of bonding the Municipality will accept a certified cheque in the amount of 20% of the bid amount as project securities.

The Municipality of the County of Antigonish reserves the right to reject any or all Tenders, not necessarily accept the lowest Tender, or to accept any Tender which it may consider to be in the best interest of the Municipality.  The Municipality also reserves the right to waive formality, informality or technicality in any tender.


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