Transfer Station Truck Scale

Invitation to Bid

The Town of New Shoreham (Block Island) is seeking proposals to furnish and install a replacement truck scale at its Transfer Station. Work is to include the removal of the existing Truck Scale from the existing scale pit, retrofitting and repairing the existing pit as required, on-site disposal of the existing scale and furnishing and installing a new truck scale in the existing pit. 

Request for Proposals may be obtained from: Samuel Bird, Facilities Manager at, the Town of New Shoreham website at and  Request for Proposals may also be obtained from the Town of New Shoreham website at  and main also be obtained from the City or Newport Procurement website at:

Sealed bids must be submitted in duplicate in SEALED ENVELOPES, addressed to the Town Manager, Town of New Shoreham, 16 Old Town Road, PO Box 220, Block Island, RI 02807 before 2:00 PM, April 8, 2021, and clearly marked with the name of the project, and the date and time of opening.  Bids will be received by the Town Manager’s Office up to the specified time of the bid opening, when they shall be publicly opened and read aloud.

Any bid received after the time and date specified shall not be considered, by messenger or by mail, even if it is determined by the TOWN that such non-arrival before the time set for opening was due solely to delay in the mails for which the bidder is not responsible.  

Conditional or qualified bids will not be accepted.

Review of Site Conditions: There will be a Non-Mandatory site visit at the project site on Monday, March 29, 2021 at 12:30 PM. Potential Bidders shall contact Sam Bird, Facilities Manager at to make an appointment. In the event that ferries are cancelled an alternate date will be arranged. Transportation from the ferry landing to the project site and returning to the landing will be provided by the Town by appointment.

Questions: Direct questions to Sam Bird, Facilities Manager, Town of New Shoreham, Block Island, RI 02807. .Cell phone (617)538- 7633. All questions must be submitted in writing and all responses to questions shall be issued in the form of Addenda to the Request for Proposal. Bidders may not rely upon any oral representation or response to any question. All Addenda issued shall be incorporated within the Contract Documents and shall be included within the Bid Amount submitted.

Product Quality and Design: A product has been referenced in the Bid documents as the Basis of Design. Alternative products and/or manufacturers may be proposed and will be considered by the Town. In considering alternative products or manufacturers the Town shall judge the equivalency of the submitted product against the Basis of Design in terms of quality, features, durability, warrantee, functionality, availability of service, delivery and installation time required, and operation in order to determine suitability of the proposed alternative product. The Town reserves the right to reject any and all alternative products it finds do not meet one or more of these qualities.

Contract: By submitting a Bid, the Bidder agrees to execute the Contract as included within the Bid Documents. 

Bid Form: Bidder shall complete all requested information in the Bid Form and Appendices. Incomplete Bid Forms may be rejected. The Contractor shall acknowledge in writing receipt and agreement to all Addenda issued.

Acceptance and Rejection: The Town reserves the right reject any or all bids. The Town reserves the right to award the Contract to the Bidder the Town deems to be the most advantageous and in the best public interest.   

Posted:  3/24/2021

Request for Proposals - Truck Scale

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