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MBTA Contract No. H62CN03, REPLACEMENT OF GLOUCESTER LINE OVER ANNISQUAM RIVER CARRYING NEWBURYPORT/ROCKPORT COMMUTER RAIL LINE GLOUCESTER

MASSACHUSETTS BAY TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY

100 SUMMER ST., SUITE 1200

BOSTON, MA 02110

NOTICE TO BIDDERS

Electronic proposals for the following project will be received through the internet using Bid Express until the date and time stated below, and will be posted on www.bidx.com forthwith after the bid submission deadline. No paper copies of bids will be accepted. Bidders must have a valid digital ID issued by the Authority in order to bid on projects. Bidders need to apply for a digital ID with Bid Express at least 14 days prior to a scheduled bid opening date.

Electronic bids for MBTA Contract No. H62CN03, REPLACEMENT OF GLOUCESTER LINE OVER ANNISQUAM RIVER CARRYING NEWBURYPORT/ROCKPORT COMMUTER RAIL LINE GLOUCESTER, MASSACHUSETTS, CLASS 1 GENERAL CONSTRUCTION ($50,000,000.00)and CLASS 4C – MOVEABLE BRIDGES ($50,000,000.00)- PROJECT VALUE – $54,457,000.00, can be submitted at www.bidx.com until two o’clock (2:00 p.m.) on September 12, 2017. Immediately thereafter, in a designated room, the Bids will be opened and read publicly.

The work consists of replacing the Drawbridge on the Newbury/Rockport line over the Annisquam River in Gloucester, Massachusetts. The existing single two-track moveable draw will be replaced with two new single-track movable draws, complete with new piers, fenders, and abutments. A new signal Control Tower will be constructed along with new mechanical and electrical systems to control the draws and integrated with the railroad signal system. These improvements will be made while maintaining existing commuter rail line service.

Bidder’s attention is directed to Appendix 1, Notice of Requirement for Affirmative Action to Insure Equal Employment Opportunity; and to Appendix 2, Supplemental Equal Employment Opportunity, Anti-Discrimination, and Affirmative Action Program in the specifications. In addition, pursuant to the requirements of Appendix 3, Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Participation Provision, Bidders must submit an assurance with their Bids that they will make sufficient and reasonable efforts to meet the stated DBE goal of 5 percent.

Bidders will affirmatively ensure that in regard to any contract entered into pursuant to this solicitation, minority and female construction contractors will be afforded full opportunity to submit Bids and will not be discriminated against on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, age, or national origin in consideration for an award.

Additional information and instructions on how to submit a bid are available at http://www.mbta.com/business_center/bidding_solicitations/current_solicitations/

On behalf of the MBTA, thank you for your time and interest in responding to this Notice to Bidders

Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority

Brian Shortsleeve

Chief Administrator and Acting General Manager of the MBTA

August 7, 2017