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INSTALL CONTINUOUSLY WELDED RAIL AND DE-STRESS RAIL ON FRAMINGHAM & MIDDLEBORO RR LINES

INVITATION FOR BIDS

INSTALL CONTINUOUSLY WELDED RAIL AND DE-STRESS RAIL ON FRAMINGHAM & MIDDLEBORO RR LINES

Mass Coastal Railroad is accepting sealed bids to install continuously welded rail and de-stress rail on the Framingham and Middleboro railroad lines. 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: Middleboro Subdivision: De-stress existing rail on the Line between MP 1.0 and MP 9.7 and between MP 13.3 and MP 21.1 Framingham Secondary: Remove and replace existing rail and OTM with resilient fastened 136 RE Continuously Welded Rail (CWR) on the Line between MP 4.2 and MP 8.3. 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 Operations. Construction cost estimate is $4,674,000.

Bidders must provide the following information 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 three years of similar size and scope demonstrating Bidder’s experience and qualifications for this project as described above; 4. List of ongoing projects and three references from projects listed; and 5. Approved FRA drug and alcohol testing plan.

Bid document PDF available Feb. 16 from Rob Finley, Mass Coastal Railroad (MCRR), at pre-bid meeting (see below) or via e-mail request to Rob Finley at rcfinley@verizon.net. Include in the subject line of the e-mail “Bid Docs— Middle-Fram CWR & De-stressing.”

A mandatory pre-bid meeting and site tour will be held on Thurs., February 22, 2018, 9:30 a.m. All interested bidders shall meet at 65 W. Clark St., Middleborough (Keolis Layover Yard). Please RSVP to Rob Finley at rcfinley@verizon.net.

Bids will not be accepted from bidders who do not attend the pre-bid meeting. Sealed Bids must be delivered to Mass Coastal Railroad, 3065 Cranberry Highway, Ste. 5, East Wareham, MA 02538, by Thurs., March 8, 2018, 2:00 p.m. Bids will be publicly opened forthwith after the bid submission deadline at the Mass Coastal Railroad office, 3065 Cranberry Highway, Ste. 5, East Wareham, MA. Please direct all questions to Rob Finley at rcfinley@verizon.net; phone: 978-263-5565 or fax: 508-291-4116. Include in subject line of e-mail “Bid Docs—Middle-Fram CWR & De-stressing.” It is prohibited for any bidder to contact anyone other than Rob Finley at Mass Coastal Railroad about this Project until award of the Project.