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Invitation for bids – Railroad Bridge Replacement on the Middleboro Subdivision

Wednesday, April 21, 2021 2 p.m. -
Thursday, May 20, 2021 2 p.m.

Overview of Invitation for bids – Railroad Bridge Replacement on the Middleboro Subdivision

Overview:

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation Rail and Transit Division (MassDOT) is accepting sealed bids to rehabilitate a railroad bridge in Norton/Taunton. This Invitation for Bids is issued pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 30, §39M.

The Project:

On the Middleboro Subdivision, replace the 1883 bridge at MP 6.84 with new steel girders, and pre-cast head- and wing walls. Contractor must show evidence of having worked on an active railroad and was able to complete the work with no impacts to railroad operations. Construction cost estimate is $6.5 million.

Prospective bidders must be prequalified per MBTA “Procedures Governing Classification & Rating of Prospective Bidders.” No award will be given to contractor not prequalified by MBTA in Class 1 – General Transit Construction, Class 3 – Trackwork or Class 4A – Bridges: Steel Superstructures for a $6.5 million contract value. Bidders must provide the following to be considered qualified for this work: 1. List of equipment that will be used 2. Completed Bid Bond; 3. List of all work in the last 3 years of similar size and scope demonstrating experience & qualifications; 4. List of ongoing projects and 3 references from projects listed; 5. Approved FRA drug & alcohol testing plan.

Bid documents available via COMMBUYS, the Commonwealth’s procurement website (www.commbuys.com). Prospective bidders must be registered in COMMBUYS and must download plans, specs, and all other documents required to submit a bid. Questions must be submitted through the Q&A Tab in COMMBUYS. Respondents must sign in on COMMBUYS to post questions.

A mandatory pre-bid meeting & site tour will be held 4/27/21 @10:00 a.m. See bid documents for details and requirements. No award will be given to a contractor not prequalified as described above and not at the pre-bid. Bid deadline is Thurs., May 20, 2021, 2:00 p.m.

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