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MBTA Contract No. M27CN02, GREEN LINE D-BRANCH VEGETATION REMOVAL

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. M27CN02, GREEN LINE D-BRANCH VEGETATION REMOVAL; NEWTON, BROOKLINE & BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS, (CLASS 2 – GRADING, DRAINAGE & SITE DEVELOPMENT), PROJECT VALUE – $1,997,000.00), can be submitted at www.bidx.com until two o’clock (2:00 p.m.) on May 10, 2017. Immediately thereafter, in a designated room, the Bids will be opened and read publicly.

Work consists of:

  1. Removal and disposal of approximately 350 identified hazard trees both dead and living of various sizes, including all limbs and other woody growth from both within the Authority’s property along the right of way (ROW) and outside the ROW as required based on a survey of the D-Branch trees attached herein.

  2. Trimming/pruning of trees, and removal and disposal of tree limbs, both dead and living, including but not limited to a ten (10) foot envelope outside of the contact wire column support system as defined herein, within the Authority’s property along the ROW as required.

  3. The Contractor’s off-ROW work as described and designated herein may require the use of a crane having the capacity to safely support removal of full grown mature trees. It is anticipated that up to 25% of the work will require the use of a crane.

  4. Removal and disposal of existing downed trees, limbs, brush and other vegetative matter, generally at ground level along the ROW as identified and as directed by the Engineer.

Bidders’ 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/