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MBTA Contract No. T92CN02, KNOWLEDGE CORRIDOR NORTHAMPTON AND GREENFIELD PLATFORM EXTENSIONS, MASSACHUSETTS

MASSACHUSETTS BAY TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY
10 PARK PLAZA
BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS 02116
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. T92CN02, KNOWLEDGE CORRIDOR NORTHAMPTON AND GREENFIELD PLATFORM EXTENSIONS, MASSACHUSETTS, CLASS 1,-GENERAL TRANSIT-PROJECT VALUE – $3,001,000.00), can be submitted at www.bidx.com until two o’clock (2:00 p.m.) on August 9, 2018. Immediately thereafter, in a designated room, the Bids will be opened and read publicly.

As part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) High-Speed and Intercity Passenger Rail program, the Knowledge Corridor – Restore Vermonter Project restored intercity passenger rail service on the Pan Am Southern (Pan Am) Connecticut River Main Line (CRML) between Springfield, Massachusetts and White River Junction, Vermont. Work under this contract will consist of improvements located within the municipalities of Northampton MA and Greenfield MA including construction of extensions to the existing high level station platforms and canopies in Northampton and Greenfield, MA. New ramps and stairs will be constructed to access the platform extensions. Existing ramps, stairs, handrails and guard fence will be modified where required. New lighting and CCTV and station wayfinding signage will be added to both stations. The active rail line adjacent to this project supports both freight operations by Pan Am Southern, and passenger operations by Amtrak.

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 16%.

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://bc.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

Luis Manuel Ramirez
General Manager of the MBTA
July 11, 2018