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FRAMINGHAM-MIDDLEBORO AT-GRADE RAILROAD CROSSINGS

MASSDOT RAIL AND TRANSIT

INVITATION FOR BIDS
FRAMINGHAM-MIDDLEBORO AT-GRADE RAILROAD CROSSINGS

Massachusetts Coastal Railroad (MCRR) is accepting sealed bids to rehabilitate railroad right-of-way on the Framingham Secondary and Middleboro Subdivision. The project is funded by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation Rail and Transit Division (MassDOT). This Invitation for Bids is issued pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 30, §39M.

THE PROJECT: Refurbish at-grade railroad crossings on the Middleboro Subdivision & Framingham Secondary. Demolish & dispose of existing grade crossing roadway, track, tie and timber; reconstruct track through railroad grade crossings; furnish and install rubber rail seal/asphalt and pre-cast concrete grade crossing surfaces; and ditching, grading and drainage upgrades. Contractor must show evidence of having worked on an active railroad and was able to complete the work with no or few shutdowns and no impacts to railroad operations. Construction cost estimate is $1,523,000.

Prospective bidders must be prequalified in accordance with MBTA “Procedures Governing Classification and Rating of Prospective Bidders.” Bidders must provide the following to be considered qualified to perform the work: 1. List of equipment which will be used including hi-rail equipment; 2. Completed Bid Bond in the amount of 5% of the Total Bid Price; 3. List of all work within the last 3 years of similar size and scope demonstrating Bidder’s experience and qualifications for this project as described above; 4. List of ongoing projects and 3 references from projects listed; and 5. Approved FRA drug and alcohol testing plan.

Bid docs available to MBTA-prequalified contractors Oct. 11 from Rob Finley, MCRR. Send e-mail to rcfinley@verizon.net. Include in subject line “Bid Docs–F-M grade crossings.” Bid docs also available at pre-bid meeting (see below).

A mandatory pre-bid meeting & site tour be held 10/17/19 @ 10:30 a.m. Meet in the Taunton DPW conf. room, 90 Ingell St., Taunton. RSVP to Rob Finley at rcfinley@verizon.net.

No contract award will be made to a contractor not prequalified by the MBTA in Class 1–General Transit Const. & Class 3–Trackwork, for a $1.6 million contract value before opening proposals and a contractor who does not attend the pre-bid. Sealed bids must be delivered to Mass Coastal Railroad, 12 Harding St. Ste. 202, Lakeville, MA 02347, by Thurs., October 24, 2019, 2:00 p.m. Sealed bids will be publicly opened at Dept. of Developmental Services, 151 Campanelli Dr., off Rte. 28, Middleborough, at 2:30 p.m. Please direct all questions to Rob Finley at rcfinley@verizon.net or 978-263-5565. It is prohibited for any bidder to contact anyone other than Rob Finley at MCRR about this Project until award of the Project.

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