Clinton Church Restoration seeks qualified bids for Phase I roof work

Clinton Church Restoration, Inc. is seeking sealed Offers and Bidder’s Qualifications Forms from interested and experienced Contractors for Phase 1A: Roof Repair and Installation of New Wood Shingles Work for the historic Clinton A.M.E. Zion Church in Great Barrington, MA.

Submission of completed Offers and Bidder’s Qualification Forms will be received in sealed envelopes until 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at the Clinton Church Restoration, Inc. c/o Pachano & Vollert Architecture, 314 Main Street, Suite 21, Great Barrington, MA 01230. (No signature required on express mail envelopes.) NOTE: Bid opening will take place at 2:30 p.m. at another location.

Electronic copies of the bid documents are available from the Program Manager who can be contacted via email: All questions should be submitted to the Architect and Program Manager via email: AND

A pre-bid conference is scheduled for Wednesday, June 12 at 10 a.m. and will be held at the project site; 9 Elm Court, Great Barrington, MA. Potential bidders are strongly encouraged to attend.

The project is being partially funded with grants from the Massachusetts Preservation Projects Fund through the Massachusetts Historical Commission, the National Park Service African American Civil Rights Grant Program and the Town of Great Barrington. All work must be performed in accordance with the documents prepared by Huff + Gooden Architects and meet the Secretary of Interior Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties. Attention is called to the requirements of the National Park Service, Massachusetts Historical Commission and all other applicable Federal, State, and local agencies including Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity requirements. State Law prohibits discrimination. Small, Minority, and Women’s Business Enterprises are encouraged to apply.

Bids shall be evaluated on the basis of price, previous experience with similar types of construction projects, ability to perform work in a timely manner and references. To be eligible for consideration all grant-funded work must be completed by October 30, 2019.

The selected contractor shall be subject to the approval of the National Park Service and Massachusetts Historical Commission. The owner reserves the right to reject any and all offers, waive informalities and award the contract in the best interest of the owner.

Clinton Church Restoration’s work to preserve the historic Clinton A.M.E. Zion Church is being supported in part by an African American Civil Rights Grant from the Historic Preservation Fund administered by the National Park Service, Department of the Interior, and the Upper Housatonic Valley National Heritage Area. The property, which is listed in the State Register of Historic Places, has received an emergency matching grant from the Massachusetts Preservation Projects Fund through the Massachusetts Historical Commission, Secretary of the Commonwealth, William Francis Galvin, Chairman. This project was also funded in part by the Citizens of Great Barrington through the Community Preservation Act.