Invitation to Bid: Hardwick Pedestrian Bridge Construction

The Town of Hardwick seeks sealed BIDS for the construction of the Hardwick   Pedestrian Bridge Project including the removal of existing retaining walls, removal of existing bridge abutments, shoring of existing retaining wall to remain, installation of new retaining walls segment, installation of new bridge abutments, installation of new pedestrian bridge, reconnecting utilities, minor grading within river corridor to expand floodway volume capacity, installation of riprap, slope stabilization measures and planting, and paving and landscape improvements to pedestrian bridge access.

Pre-bid meeting will be held on Friday, May 31. Questions from prospective bidders due on Tuesday, June 4. Responses to questions will be provided on Friday, June 7.

Bids will be accepted at the Hardwick Town Manager’s Office, 20 Church Street, Hardwick, VT 05843 until 3:00 p.m. on June 14, 2024, and then publicly opened and read aloud at said office.

Due to the file size, the drawings, specifications, and contract documents may be examined at the following location: Hardwick Town Manager’s Office 20 Church Street, Hardwick, VT 05843. You may also request the documents be mailed to you.


The Town of Hardwick is participating in the FEMA Hazard Mitigation Grant Program which provides funding to towns to purchase and demolish properties damaged in natural disasters. This is a federally funded program administered by the State of Vermont Department of Public Safety.  The properties included in this RFP have been purchased by the Town of Hardwick, and closing will have occurred prior to commencement of the demolition. The funding for this project is provided by these grants to the Town of Hardwick.

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Request for Proposal (RFP) for NRCS Emergency Watershed Protection Program: Third-Party Engineering Services for the Town of Hardwick

The Town of Hardwick, VT, in collaboration with the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), is seeking proposals from qualified engineering firms to provide third-party engineering services for three projects on privately owned property under the Emergency Watershed Protection (EWP) program. The selected firm will assist in the assessment, design, and implementation of erosion control and flood mitigation measures in three designated watershed areas affected by the July 2023 flooding.

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Holiday Closing

All Town Offices office will be closed on Monday, May 27 in observance of Memorial Day.

We will reopen on Tuesday, May 28.

*For tax payments – there is a drop box to the right of the building front door*

Hardwick Electric Department Commissioner Positions

There are currently two (2) appointed positions for Hardwick Electric Department (HED) Commissioners expiring on June 30, 2024. One position is for a 2-year term and one position is for a 3-year term. The individuals serving in these positions should either be a resident of Hardwick or reside in a Town that HED serves. Due to the technical nature of the role, prior experience with public utilities or serving in a similar role would be beneficial.  Interested candidates are encouraged to attend a Commissioner meeting prior to submitting a formal letter of interest. The letter should outline their qualifications/experience and interest in serving. The deadline for submission is Friday, June 28, 2024, at 3:00 P.M.

Submissions should be sent to: Town of Hardwick, P.O. Box 523, Hardwick, VT 05843 Attn: Town Manager or hand delivered to the Town Manager’s Office at 20 Church Street.  Submissions can be emailed to the Town Manager: Candidates should indicate what term they wish to fulfill and plan to attend the July 18 Select Board meeting at the Memorial Building. If you have questions, call the Town Manager’s Office at 802.472.6120.