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INVITATION FOR BIDS TIE INSTALLATION ON 3 MASSDOT RAIL LINES

MASSDOT RAIL AND TRANSIT

INVITATION FOR BIDS
TIE INSTALLATION ON 3 MASSDOT RAIL LINES

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation Rail and Transit Division (MassDOT) is accepting sealed bids to rehabilitate railroad rights-of-way. This Invitation for Bids is issued pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 30, §39M.

THE PROJECT: Install up to 23,000 new wood mainline crossties on three separate MassDOT-owned freight lines in SE Mass. The new crossties and any needed relay tie plates will be supplied by MassDOT. Project includes removing existing ties, placing new ties, spiking, gaging, anchors restoration, tamping, ballast installation, shoulder restoration, removed scrap tie disposal and OTM disposal. 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 $5.3 million.

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 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 2/7/2020 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 to be held Tues., 2/11/20 @ 10:30 a.m. Meet at Wareham Memorial Town Hall Auditorium (main floor), 54 Marion Rd., Wareham. No award will be given to a contractor not prequalified by MBTA in Cl. 1, General Transit Construction, or Cl. 3, Trackwork, for a $5.3 million contract value and not at the pre-bid. Bid deadline is Thurs., February 27, 2020, 2:00 p.m.

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