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Arborist Services at BRA Properties


The Boston Redevelopment Authority (“BRA”) d/b/a Boston Planning & Development Agency (“BPDA”), is issuing an Invitation for Bids entitled “Arborist Services at BRA Properties” (the “IFB”). The IFB is issued in accordance with Massachusetts General Law c. 30, § 39M, as may be amended. The lowest responsible and eligible bidder will enter into a one (1) year contract (the “Initial Term”), with the BRA holding two one (1) year options that may be exercised at the BRA’s sole discretion. In the event the BRA exercises both options, the contract term shall be three (3) years. The work generally consists of tree trimming and pruning, removal of trees, stump cuts, and tree planting. ESTIMATED PROJECT VALUE: The estimated contract amount is Fifty Thousand Dollars ($50, 000.00) for the initial term. TIME AND PLACE FOR FILING BIDS: All bids shall be filed with the BRA at One City Hall Square, 9th floor, Boston, MA, 02201 before 12:00 P.M. (Noon) on July 28, 2020, at which time and place respective bids will be opened forthwith and read aloud. No responses will be accepted after the due date and time. The award of this contract is subject to the approval of the BRA Board and is contingent on the availability of funds. IFB PACKAGE & PRE-BID CONFERENCE: The IFB, including site maps and requirements for this project, will be available to all interested bidders on July 8, 2020, 9:00 A.M. The IFB package will be available in digital and print form. A virtual pre-bid conference will be held on, July 13, 2020 at 11:00 A.M., with details to be shared in a future notice. Attendance at the pre-bid conference is optional; however, all bidders are strongly encouraged to attend. To schedule site access and visit the BRA properties between 10:00am and 2:00 pm on weekdays prior to submitting a bid, please send an email to: the BRA Procurement Office Dick Mulligan should be copied on the email to the BRA Procurement Office. Mr. Mulligan’s email address is Download the IFB free-of charge from the BPDA website at ( Under ‘Work with Us,’ follow the link to open the ‘Procurement’ page for “Arborist Services at BRA Properties.” Plan holders shall register by entering the information requested and then follow the prompt to start file download. Bidders must submit with their bid a bid deposit equal to five percent (5%) of the amount of the total bid. The selected bidder will also be required to provide a payment bond in the amount of 50% of the resulting contract price with the BRA. RULE FOR AWARD: The BRA will award the resulting contract to the responsible and eligible bidder offering the lowest bid for the initial term. The BRA reserves the right to waive any and all minor informalities in the bidding or to reject any and all bids if it is in the public interest to do so. Brian Connolly, Director of Finance/Chief Procurement Officer

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