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General Contractor Requirements

Madison Center for History and Culture at Lee’s Academy

Please consult the regulations and requirements below for compliance before applying with bids.
All contractors must meet these basic requirements.

Full Bid Document – Request for Proposal


Madison Center for History and Culture at Lee’s Academy

Conference Date: Call for appointment

A REQUIREMENT TO BID IS A WALK-THRU.  E-mail Ben Wasserman ( to arrange a date and time.

Address 14 Meetinghouse Lane, Madison, CT  06443-3155

Instruction: Map Link: Lee’s Academy

The Madison Historical Society (MHS), the town’s oldest civic organization, is a member-supported 501(c)(3) educational nonprofit committed to preserving the rich cultural heritage of Madison. Through our educational programs and events, we tell the story of Madison, engage the community, and help people make meaningful and personal connections to history.  Lee’s Academy is listed in The National Register of Historic Places and is within the Madison Green National Historical District.

The MHS (AA/EOE/Title VI) is seeking a bids for a qualified, experienced Contractor to renovate the first floor and provide handicapped accessibility & restroom, and HVAC system for the Madison Center for History and Culture according to detailed architectural plans. The Project consists of selected demolition, new construction, new HVAC/electrical systems, installation of ADA compliant entrance and restroom, and retrofit of the existing first floor. Close coordination and cooperation is required with the Architect and the MHS Project Manager.

Eligible Contractors must be duly licensed in the State of Connecticut, have a minimum of five (5) years of experience in historic preservation, provide pertinent references, and comply with the BIDDING, CONTRACTING & CONSTRUCTION GUIDELINES FOR STATE PROGRAMS  and the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties with Guidelines for Preserving, Rehabilitating, Restoring & Reconstructing Historic Properties.

Submitted bids must be received by May 28, 2020, by 6 PM and discuss the bidder’s experience with similar work at heritage sites and/or exhibit spaces.  The bid must include the timeframe for project completion, cost, and any per diem charge.  Bidders committing to earlier completion times will be favored.  

The Work is expected to commence immediately after Contract award and proceed expeditiously.

This project is made possible by a State of CT Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) grant and thus will adhere to the State of CT DECD Bidding and Construction Guidelines, but project not subject to prevailing wage. MHS is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Minority & Women's Business Enterprises are encouraged to apply.

For additional information, please call MHS Trustee and Project Manager Dennis Flynn at 508-450-6884.

Architect's Plans

MHS_Lee's Academy

Contractor's Bid Form

Lee's Academy_Bid Fillable Form

To see the project requirements that the architect has fulfilled, please click below.


Architect Project Specifications

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