Next Generation 911 Products and Services Request for Response

State 911 14-002




The Commonwealth of Massachusetts is transitioning from the Commonwealth’s Procurement Access and Solicitation System (Comm-PASS) to COMMBUYS.  Effective 5:00 PM on Friday, February 28, 2014, activity on Comm-PASS will be restricted to viewing and downloading of solicitations (and contracts) posted prior to the above- referenced date and time.  All Comm-PASS solicitations will migrate and be available in COMMBUYS commencing on Monday, March 24, 2014.

This transition from Comm-PASS to COMMBUYS does not impact the procurement calendar as published in the above-noted RFR.

Bidders are advised that any and all documents, including but not limited to, questions and answers, amendments/updates/modifications to the RFR as last issued on Friday, February 28, 2014,  and/ or notice(s) to bidders, published after 5:00 PM on Friday, February 28, 2014 will be published on the State 911 Department’s (Department) website (

Bidders will NOT receive an automated notification of any such amendments/changes/notices.  It is the sole responsibility of the bidder to monitor the Department’s website to obtain all new documents, notifications, changes, notice(s), and/or amendments/modifications/updates associated with the above-referenced solicitation posted after 5:00 PM on Friday, February 28, 2014.

Bidders are advised that submission of a response to the RFR shall address all specifications as detailed in the final version (latest posting) of the RFR.  As noted in the RFR, “Bidders shall acknowledge that the bidder accepts the terms and conditions of the RFR specification by clearly stating in the affirmative that the bidder shall “comply” with or “agree” to” the specification.”

Finally, bidders are advised that references and requirements regarding Comm-PASS noted in the above-referenced RFR may be impacted by the introduction of COMMBUYS, and, therefore, bidders may also be required to comply with policies, procedures, and requirements necessitated by the introduction of COMMBUYS.


RFR Documents

Notice to Bidders pdf format of NoticetoBidders4-2-14

RFR Document 4/2/14 doc format of NG911RFRUpdate4-2-14
file size 2MB

Notice to Bidders pdf format of NoticetoBidders3-21-14

RFR Document 3/21/14 (disregard) doc format of NG911RFRUpdate3-21-14
file size 2MB

Questions and Answers pdf format of QA RFR 3-18-14

Reminder to Bidders pdf format of NoticetoBiddersBondReminder

Notice to Bidders pdf format of NoticetoBidders3-18-14

RFR Document 3/18/14 (disregard) doc format of NG911RFRUpdate3-18-14
file size 2MB

Questions and Answers pdf format of QA RFR 3-12-14

Notice to Bidders pdf format of NoticetoBidders3-12-14

RFR Document (disregard) doc format of NG911RFRUpdate3-12-14
file size 2MB