RFP & Bid Information

Kent County Water Authority

West Greenwich, Rhode Island

Kent County Water Authority Operations Facility

Kent County Water Authority (Owner) is requesting sealed bids for the construction of the following Project:  Kent County Water Authority Operations Facility

Bids for the construction of the Project will be received at the
Office of the Kent County Water Authority located at 1072 Main Street, West Warwick, Rhode Island 02893, until Wednesday, October 24, 2022, at 10:00 am local time. At that time the Bids received will be publicly opened and read.

The work of this project includes the construction of a new 16,000 square foot administrative building and attached 30,000 square foot prefabricated metal garage. The project includes construction of the proposed building and a covered storage area, a fueling area, an asphalt parking, site improvements, and utilities.

Construction is anticipated to commence October 31, 2022. The Project is expected to be complete by April 2024. The project has an expected duration of 545 days.

Firms interested in submitting a sealed bid may find Information and Bidding Documents for the Project at the following Bidder Registration Website:

Prospective Bidders must register with the Bidder Registration Website and obtain hard paper copies of the complete plans and specifications (Bid Documents) to be considered responsive. Paper copies of the Bid Documents may be obtained and/or observed at the Issuing Office on or after September 12, 2022 from the office of Pare Corporation, 8 Blackstone Valley Place Lincoln, RI 02865 (Phone: 401 334-4100) between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 4:45 P.M., Monday thru Friday. A non-refundable charge of $250.00 (check only) made payable to Pare Corporation will be required for each complete set  of the Bidding Documents. For security, the Contract Specifications only will be made electronically available on the Bidding Documents website. Instructions to obtain copies of the Plans in electronic format will be provided within the Bidding Documents. Only one set of contract documents shall be provided per contractor.

Bidders requesting paper copies of the Bid Documents by mail shall include an additional non-refundable check payable to Pare Corporation in the amount of $75 per set to cover the cost of handling and mailing. No other mailing options will be allowed.

The designated website will be updated periodically with addenda, lists of registered plan holders, and other information relevant to submitting a Bid for the Project. Contractor may be required to pick up paper copies of addenda at the Issuing Office.

All official notifications, addenda, and other Bidding Documents will be offered only through the designated website and Issuing Office. Neither Owner, Architect, nor Engineer will be responsible for Bidding Documents, including addenda, if any, obtained from sources other than the designated website.

mandatory pre-bid conference for the Project will be held on September 19, 2022 at 10:00 am at the office of the Kent County Water Authority, located at 1072 Main Street, West Warwick, Rhode Island 02893. Bids will not be accepted from Bidders that do not attend the mandatory pre-bid conference.

Sealed Bids must be submitted in duplicate, enclosed in an opaque envelope addressed to “Kent County Water Authority, 1072 Main Street, P.O. Box 192, West Warwick, RI 02893” bearing the name and address of the Bidder.  All Bids must be submitted on the form in the Contract Documents and clearly marked:
“KCWA Operations Facility – BID ENCLOSED”. Each Bid shall be submitted in accordance with the Instructions to Bidders  and accompanied by a Bid Security in the designated form in the amount of 5-percent (5%) of the Bid. Bid Security will be refunded to all bidders following award and execution of the contract.

No bidder may withdraw their Bid for a period of ninety days, excluding Saturdays, Sundays and legal holidays, after the date of the opening of the Bids.

The successful Bidder must furnish a 100-percent Construction Performance Bond and a 100-percent Construction Labor and Material Payment Bond with a Rhode Island licensed Surety Company acceptable to the Owner along with all required insurance certificates, within ten (10) calendar days after the notice of award.

The successful Bidder must commence work on October 31, 2022, and fully complete the project by April 2024.

The Kent County Water Authority reserves the right to reject any and all Bids or parts thereof, to waive any irregularity in the Bids received, and to accept the Bid or parts thereof deemed to be most favorable to the best interest of the Authority. No Bidder will be considered, nor Bid accepted, if the bidder is indebted to the Owner for any unresolved issues regarding unpaid invoices issued by Owner or services and materials owed to Owner.

The offices of the Kent County Water Authority are handicapped accessible.  Individuals requesting interpreter services for the hearing impaired must contact the offices of the Kent County Water Authority seventy-two (72) hours before the meeting at 401-821-9300 (telecommunications device for the hearing impaired available).


Please use this link to download project specifications for the Kent County Water Authority Operations Facility:


New Office Facility Addendum No. 1

New Office Facility Addendum No. 2

  Contact Information

Hours: Mon-Fri, 8am to 4pm
  Phone: (401) 821-9300
  Fax: (401) 823-4810
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1072 Main Street
PO Box 192
West Warwick, RI 02893-0192