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Design Build Services for the Red Line and Orange Line Signals Systems Upgrades Project

9/13/2017, 1:43 p.m.

LEGAL NOTICE

MASSACHUSETTS BAY TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY 10 PARK PLAZA

BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS 02116

Public Announcement of Request for Letters of Interest for Design Build Services for the Red Line and Orange Line Signals Systems Upgrades Project

Contract No. Q09CN01

The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (the "MBTA") hereby solicits Letters of Interest (LOI) from firms or teams (the "Design Build Entities") interested in providing Design Build (DB) services for the Red Line and Orange Line Signals Systems Upgrades Project (the "Project") in Boston, Massachusetts under MBTA Contract No. Q09CN01 The Project is being procured using a two-phase best-value DB procurement process pursuant to M.G.L. c. 149A, s. 14, et seq. and consistent with the MBTA's Design Build Procurement Procedures.

The MBTA intends to enter into a DB contract with the best-value Design Build Entity identified through a two-phase selection process including a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) with a subsequent Request for Proposals (RFP). The RFQ will be utilized to identify qualified Design Build Entities to submit a proposal pursuant to Section 19 of M.G.L. c. 149A. The best-value selection criteria detail will be provided in the RFP. Respondents to this request for LOI will receive future notifications of the RFQ's availability and its amendments.

The Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) participation goal is 4% of the design services and 7% for the construction portions of the work to be performed under the DB contract. Design Build Entities shall affirmatively ensure that in regard to any contract entered into pursuant to this solicitation, minority and female consultant firms and construction contractors will be afforded full opportunity to submit proposals and will not be discriminated against on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, age or national origin in consideration for award. Design Build Entities will also be required to comply with FTA Civil Rights Provisions including EEO, DBE, Labor Work Force and Title VI. Because the MBTA reserves the right to use federal funding, respondents should assume that FTA requirements for federally funded projects will apply.

Submittal: One electronic copy of an LOI from Design Build Entities or firms interested in receiving a notice of the availability of the RFQ should be received by the MBTA at 2:00pm on September 28, 2017. All responses must be submitted via email to RLOLSignalsDB@mbta.com with the subject line labeled "Letter of Interest – RLOL Signals Systems Upgrade Project".

Project documentation and instructions for submitting a Letter of Interest are available on the MBTA website. http://www.mbta.com/business_center/ bidding_solicitations/current_solicitations/

Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority

Stephanie Pollack

MassDOT Secretary & CEO

Steve Poftak

Interim MBTA General Manager