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The Town of Wilmington requests bids for the purchasing, planting and maintenance of the Town Beautification flower program for the summer of 2019.
Proposal Specifications:
The Town of Wilmington maintains a beautifications program that includes planter boxes/hangers on and around the Town Hall building, the bridges east and west of the town center, 59 large and 32 small whiskey barrels, and flowers on the three of the Town’s Welcome signs at the east, west and north entrances to Wilmington, River Bank Park, Memorial Hall, Reardon Bridge, and Pettee Memorial Library. Approved contractor will work with the Town Manager and the Beautification Committee under the following plant descriptions.
Bid is to include:
Replacement of 20 hanging liners and 80” hayracks

Town:
50 large wooden whiskey barrels:
4 pink whopper begonias
1 plectranthus-argentatus/silver shield
2 yellow lantana
2 blue scaevola
2 sweet potato vine
Total 10-4-inch plants + 1 plectranthus-argentatus/silver shield-6 inch= 11 PLANTS TOTAL

6 large wooden whiskey barrels-shade:
1 colocasia
4 pink dragon wing begonias
2 white sun patiens
2 yellow lantana
2 blue scaevola
2 sweet potato vine
Total 12-4-inch plants + 1 colocasia-6 inch=13 PLANTS TOTAL

RT 100 BARRELS:
32 small barrels:
3 pink whopper begonias
1 plectranthus-argentatus/ silver shield
2 yellow lantana
2 blue scaevola
1 sweet potato vine
Total 8-4-inch plants + 1 plectranthus-argentatus/silver shield -6 inch = 9 TOTAL PLANTS

3 large wooden whiskey barrels:
4 pink whopper begonias
1 plectranthus-argentatus
2 yellow lantana
2 blue scaevola
2 sweet potato vine
Total 10-4-inch plants + 1 plectranthus-argentatus/silver shield -6 inch = 11 PLANTS TOTAL

TOWN OFFICE BUILDING:
5- 36-inch hayracks
2- 44-inch hayracks
FLOWERS:
Pink dragon wing begonias
Purple heliotrope
Yellow lantana
White gaura or white alyssum (lobularia)
Blue scaevola
Sweet potato

2 wooden ground level window boxes (Town Clerk Door)
FLOWERS:
Pink dragon white begonias
White baby wing begonias

DOT’S BRIDGE-4 WOODEN WINDOW BOXES
Flowers:
Pink dragon wings
White gaura (6 inch)
Yellow lantana
Blue scaevola
Sweet potato vine

PERGOLA PARK/RIVER BANK PARK
1 large wooden window box
1 front planter (street level)
2 small elevated planters
FLOWERS:
Pink whopper begonias
Yellow lantana
Blue scaevola
Sweet potato vine
White gaura (6 inch)
Sweet potato vine
2 prince tut (6 inch)
Tallow thunbergia

MEMORIAL HALL:
2 wooden window boxes
FLOWERS:
Pink whopper begonias
Yellow lantana
Blue scaevola
White alyssum
Sweet potato vine

Flag Pole area:
Verbena bonariensis 606 jumbo flat

REARDON WALKING BRIDGE:
8- 44-inch hayracks
2- 80-inch hayracks
FLOWERS:
Pink dragon wings
Yellow lantana
Blue scaevola
White alyssum or white gaura
Sweet potato vine

WELCOME SIGNS:
3- 55-inch hayracks (Rt 100 N, RT 9 E, RT 9 W)
FLOWERS:
Pink whopper begonias
Yellow lantana
Blue scaevola
White gaura or white alyssum
Sweet potato vine

PETTEE MEMORIAL LIBRARY:
2 planters
FLOWERS:
Pink whopper begonias
Yellow lantana
Blue scaevola
White alyssum

HANGING BASKETS: DOTS BRIDGE & RT 9 East
20- 17-inch hanging baskets
FLOWERS:
Pink dragon wing begonias
Yellow lantana
Blue scaevola
White petunias
Sweet potato vines

  • Planting flowers in the barrels and window boxes
  • Planting medium
  • Explanation of the type of ongoing maintenance you would provide for the planted flowers
  • Planting to commence Memorial Day and end Columbus weekend if weather appropriate
  • Cleaning up the flowers at the end of the summer season
  • Town of Wilmington will place and pick up the barrels
  • Total cost for all work
    Wilmington reserves the right to reject any and all bids if it is in the Town’s best interest to do so. Please submit a proposal for a three-year contract. All multi-year contracts to be approved by the Selectboard.

Insurance Requirements Upon Contract Approval:
Certificate of Liability Insurance in the minimum amount of $1,000,000 and either a Certificate of Workers’ Compensation Insurance OR a waiver form (hold harmless agreement) is required. The certificate should name the Town of Wilmington as an additional insured for the work the contractor will be doing. Federal W-9 form must be completed and returned to Town.

Proposals Due:
Please submit your proposal on or before 4 pm on January 15, 2019 to:
Via mail: Town of Wilmington, Barrel Program, PO Box 217, Wilmington, VT 05363 OR
Delivered: Town Manager’s Office, 2 East Main St, 2nd floor, Wilmington, VT 05363 OR
Email to: Jessica DeFrancesco, Administrative Assistant, jdefrancesco@wilmingtonvt.us

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