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MBTA CONTRACT NUMBERS OCEPS18 THROUGH OCEPS27

PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT
MASSACHUSETTS BAY TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY
SOLICITATION FOR GENERAL ARCHITECTURAL CONSULTING SERVICES

MBTA CONTRACT NUMBERS OCEPS18 THROUGH OCEPS27
REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS

The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) is requesting proposals from architecture firms that are experienced in efficiently delivering small-scale facility design to provide General Architectural Consulting (GAC) Services to support the Office of the Chief Engineer. The selected GAC teams shall include the subconsultants necessary for programming, design development, and construction support for projects related to new and existing small-scale facilities that are generally incidental to operations and capital programming as well as for urban design and feasibility studies for MBTA facilities and third-party development on MBTA property. Subconsultant support could include, but not be limited to, code compliance, cost estimating, scheduling, structural, geotechnical, hazardous materials, and MEP/FP.

The selected consultant(s) will exhibit a proven depth of design experience and technical architectural expertise, a proven ability to efficiently implement small design efforts as well as conceptual-level test fits of varying scales, and experience managing a team of sub-contractors to project completion. All proposed projects will be fully scoped within the OCE and assigned on a task order basis.

Task orders issued under the GAC may include, but not be limited to, the following services: Scoping/facility programming/preliminary design services

• Test fits and planning
• Design services
• Project engineering assistance
• Contract management assistance
• Value engineering
• Quality assurance
• Field quality control for surveillance of construction/modification activities
• Design review
• Cost estimating
• Environmental assistance
• Independent cost estimating
• Other activities as assigned by the Office of the Chief Engineer

The scope of services will be authorized on a task order basis. The MBTA will award up to ten (10) contracts. The duration of each contract will be three (3) years, with two (2) option periods of one (1) year each.

This project is expected to utilize Federal and non-federal funding. The DBE participation goal for this project is 20% of the total amount authorized. In addition, the Authority strongly encourages the use of Minority, Women and Disadvantaged Business Enterprises as prime consultants, sub-consultants and suppliers in all of its contracting opportunities.

The complete Request for Qualifications can be found on the MBTA website.
Please see the following link:

http://bc.mbta.com/business_center/bidding_solicitations/current_solicitations/

This is not a Request for Proposal. The MBTA reserves the right to cancel this procurement or to reject any or all Statements of Qualifications.

Jamey Tesler
MassDOT Secretary & CEO

Steve Poftak
General Manager