RFP - Town of Bucksport Pool Replacement



The Town of Bucksport, ME is requesting proposals for the renovation of their Municipal Pool (Tim Emery Pool).


Background: The Tim Emery Pool was originally constructed in the 1950’s and has had a renovation in the late 1980’s. The pool is 85 feet wide by 100 feet in length. There is a zero entry from the shallow end and each side is sloped to meet the bottom of the pool estimated at 9 feet deep. The end wall in the deep end is concrete. The interior of the pool & pool deck has an asphalt surface and is painted on a yearly basis. The pool has two main drains, 24 skimmers surrounding the pool along with 24 returns. The filter of the pool is in good shape and operates very well. There is a new automatic chlorinator installed in 2017. The outdoor pool operates from mid-June to late August.


Pool Issue: The pool has a significant leak and has a major break in the main drain along with the return lines. The concrete end is also deteriorating to a level that is concerning from a safety perspective.


Proposal: The Town is requesting a proposal for the following:


  1. The cost to design the specifications for the replacement of the Tim Emery Pool and maintain the present size. The company would also collect bids and review of all sub-contractors and oversee their work performance to plan. The Town would expect that the entire project be completed by June 15, 2020.


Once selected, the company would bid the project as follows:


  1. A price for a complete replacement of the present pool. This price includes total replacement of the plumbing in the pool, proper base for a recoating of the asphalt surface. All valves in the filter room would be analyzed and replaced as needed. The filter’s sand and laterals would be evaluated and changed if needed. Added to the pool would be a water feature installed in the shallow end in the zero entry area and a modest slide in the deep end.


  1. A price for a concrete/gunite pool whose sides would not be sloped and the pool depth would be 9 feet deep and a zero entry in the shallow end. Replacement of all plumbing in the pool area. Added to the pool would be a water feature installed in the shallow end in the zero entry area and a modest slide in the deep end.


Deadline for Proposal: 4 p.m. August 22, 2019


Sealed bids shall be submitted to Town Manager, P.O. Drawer X, Bucksport, ME  04416 or delivered to 50 Main Street, Bucksport, ME 04416 and clearly marked “Pool Proposal”


Questions regarding bid process: Contact – Susan Lessard, Town Manager, Town of Bucksport. 207-469-7368 or slessard@bucksportgov.me.


Questions regarding Pool: Peter Farragher, CEO – Down East Family YMCA, Ellsworth Maine 207-667-3086 or pfarragher@defymca.org



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