Front End Loader

The Town of Orono will receive sealed bids for the purchase of a new or used three (3) cubic yard 4x4 Articulated Front End Wheel Loader. In accordance with this Notice and Information to Bidders, Specifications/Bid Forms can be found at

The Town of Orono will make an award of the bid on the basis of price, delivery time, and meeting specifications. The Town reserves the right to reject any or all bids in whole or in part, and is not necessarily bound to accept the lowest bid if that bid is contrary to the best interests of the Town. The Town of Orono also reserves the right to negotiate with any bidder if that bidder is deemed to be most suited to the Town's needs.

Bidders shall submit their proposals on the enclosed Bid Forms. Terms, cash discounts, and delivery dates are to be specified. The price quoted is to be less any applicable Federal and Maine taxes.

All deviations from the specifications must be noted in detail by the bidder, in writing, at the time of submittal of the formal bid. The absence of a written list of specification deviations at the time of submittal of the bid will hold the bidder strictly accountable to the Town of Orono for the specifications as written. Any deviation from the specifications as written, and not previously submitted as required by the above will be grounds for rejection of the bid.

An official bid award is anticipated for July 11th, 2022. Price must be held firm for thirty (30) days after submittal. Bids shall be placed in a sealed envelope marked " Public Works Front End Loader” and submitted to the Town of Orono, 59 Main St, Orono, ME 04473, on or before 2:00 p.m. on July 7th, 2022, at which time they will be opened. Bidders are invited to attend the opening at the Town Office Conference Room; a decision to award the bid will not be made at that time. FAXED or E-MAILED BIDS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

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