Landscape & Hardscape Work at the Charlestown Navy Yard
INVITATION FOR BIDS
The Boston Redevelopment Authority (“BRA”) d/b/a Boston Planning & Development Agency (“BPDA”), is issuing an Invitation for Bids entitled “Landscape & Hardscape Work at the Charlestown Navy Yard” (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 two (2) year contract (the “Initial Term”) with the BRA holding three (3) one (1) year options that may be exercised at the BRA’s sole discretion. In the event the BRA exercises the three (3) one (1) year options, the contract term shall be five (5) years. The work generally consists of: planting, weeding and mulch, pruning, removing invasive plant material, fertilization of soil, deadheading shrubs, daily trash removal, soil building, and snow removal. ESTIMATED PROJECT VALUE: The estimated contract amount is Three Hundred Forty Thousand Dollars ($340,000) (i.e., One Hundred Seventy Thousand ($170,000.00) annually). 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 February 25, 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 February 5, 2020, 9:00 A.M. The IFB package will be available in digital and print form. A pre-bid conference will be held on February 11, 2020 at 10:00 A.M., at 22 Drydock Avenue, 2nd floor conference room, Boston, MA 02210. Attendance at the pre-bid conference is optional; however, all bidders are strongly encouraged to attend. To schedule site access and visit the Charlestown Navy Yard prior to submitting a bid, please send an email to: the BRA Procurement Office BPDA.CPO@boston.gov. Richard Mulligan should be copied on the email to the BRA Procurement Office. Richards Mulligan’s email address is Dick.Mulligan@boston.gov. Download the IFB free-of charge from the BPDA website at (http://www.bostonplans.org/). Under ‘Work with Us,’ follow the link http://www.bostonplans.org/work-with-us/procurement to open the ‘Procurement’ page for “Landscape & Hardscape Work at the Charlestown Navy Yard.” 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