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INVITATION FOR BIDS SLOPE STABILIZATION, WARE RIVER BRANCH

MASSDOT RAIL AND TRANSIT

INVITATION FOR BIDS
SLOPE STABILIZATION, WARE RIVER BRANCH

Massachusetts Central Railroad is accepting sealed bids to rehabilitate railroad right-of-way on the Ware River Branch. 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: Ware River Branch, New Braintree: Install a short soldier pile and lagging wall approximately 280 feet in length, reconstruct the slope behind it and install riprap backfill. Reshape the ditch in front of the wall. Access to the project site requires hi-rail equipment. 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 $985,000.

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 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 document PDF available 7/15/19 from Rob Finley, Massachusetts Central Railroad. Send e-mail to rcfinley@verizon.net. Include in subject line “Bid Docs–Ware River Branch Slope.” Bid docs also available at pre-bid meeting (see below).

A mandatory pre-bid meeting & site tour will be held on Thurs., July 18, 2019, 10:30 a.m. Meet at Hardwick Municipal Building, 307 Main St., Hardwick, MA. 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 Massachusetts Central Railroad, 2 Wilbraham St., Palmer, MA 01069, by Thurs., August 8, 2019, 2:00 p.m. Sealed bids will be publicly opened at Palmer Town Hall, 4417 Main St., Palmer, MA, at 2:30 p.m. Please direct all questions to Rob Finley at rcfinley@verizon.net or phone 978-263-5565. Include in subject line “Bid Docs–Ware River Branch Slope.” It is prohibited for any bidder to contact anyone other than Rob Finley at Massachusetts Central Railroad about this Project until award of the Project.

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