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MBTA Contract No. EM1CN01

MASSACHUSETTS BAY TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY

100 SUMMER ST., SUITE 1200

BOSTON, MA 02110

NOTICE TO BIDDERS

Electronic proposals for the following project will be received through the internet using Bid Express until the date and time stated below, and will be posted on www.bidx.com forthwith after the bid submission deadline. No paper copies of bids will be accepted. Bidders must have a valid digital ID issued by the Authority in order to bid on projects. Bidders need to apply for a digital ID with Bid Express at least 14 days prior to a scheduled bid opening date.

Electronic bids for MBTA Contract No. EM1CN01, ON-CALL TREE & VEGETATION REMOVAL SYSTEM-WIDE IN VARIOUS CITIES AND TOWNS IN MASSACHUSETTS AND LOCATION, (CLASS 2, – GRADING, DRAINAGE & SITE DEVELOPMENT), and PROJECT VALUE – $1,000,000.00 can be submitted at www.bidx.com until two o’clock (2:00 p.m.) on January 23, 2018. Immediately thereafter, in a designated room, the Bids will be opened and read publicly.

Work consists of providing labor and equipment to support the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) in the removal of trees and vegetation within the MBTA’s right-of-way. The selected contractor will perform routine removal of trees and vegetation, as well as removal during emergency and severe weather events. During a severe weather event the selected contractor will stand-by on MBTA property, as directed by the Authority, several hours prior to a weather event and remove trees and vegetation debris that impedes the operation of the MBTA’s system-wide infrastructure, including but not limited to transit right-of-way, bus routes and maintenance and bus facilities.

Bidder’s attention is directed to Appendix 1, Notice of Requirement for Affirmative Action to Insure Equal Employment Opportunity; and to Appendix 2, Supplemental Equal Employment Opportunity, Anti-Discrimination, and Affirmative Action Program in the specifications. While there is no DBE goal associated with this contract, the Authority strongly encourages the use of Minority, Women and Disadvantaged Business Enterprises as prime contractors, subcontractors and suppliers in all of its contracting opportunities.

Bidders will affirmatively ensure that in regard to any contract entered into pursuant to this solicitation, minority and female construction contractors will be afforded full opportunity to submit Bids and will not be discriminated against on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, age, or national origin in consideration for an award.

Additional information and instructions on how to submit a bid are available at http://www.mbta.com/business_center/bidding_solicitations/current_solicitations/

On behalf of the MBTA, thank you for your time and interest in responding to this Notice to Bidders

Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority

Luis Manuel Ramirez

General Manager of the MBTA

December 20, 2017