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REPAIRS TO FRAMINGHAM SECONDARY BRIDGE OVER CHARLES RIVER

INVITATION FOR BIDS

REPAIRS TO FRAMINGHAM SECONDARY BRIDGE OVER CHARLES RIVER

Mass Coastal Railroad is accepting sealed bids for repairs to the railroad bridge on the Framingham Secondary in Medfield and Sherborn. 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: On the Framingham Secondary at MP 15.35 in Medfield & Sherborn, repair bridge over Charles River. Work includes repairing concrete at pier cap masonry pier stem; new bearings; repairing steel bolsters; temporary jacking/shoring existing girder spans; Span 2 girder cover plate extensions and splice plates; replacing 100 deteriorated rivets and 21 timber deck ties; and replacing timber backwall ballast retainers. 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 $463,000.

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 three years of similar size and scope demonstrating Bidder’s experience and qualifications for this project as described above; 4. List of ongoing projects and three references from projects listed; and 5. Approved FRA drug and alcohol testing plan.

Bid document PDF available 5/4/18 from Rob Finley, Mass Coastal Railroad, at pre-bid meeting (see below) or via e-mail request to Rob Finley at rcfinley@verizon.net. Include in subject line “Bid Docs—Bridge MP 15.35.”

A mandatory pre-bid meeting and site tour will be held on Thurs., May 10, 2018, 10:30 a.m. Meet at Medfield Town Garage, 55 North Meadows Rd., Medfield (park in Visitor spaces). RSVP: rcfinley@verizon.net.

Bids will not be accepted from bidders who do not attend the pre-bid meeting. Sealed Bids must be delivered to Mass Coastal Railroad, 3065 Cranberry Highway, Ste. 5, East Wareham, MA 02538, by Thurs., May 24, 2018, 2:00 p.m. Bids will be publicly opened forthwith after the bid submission deadline at the Mass Coastal Railroad office, 3065 Cranberry Highway, Ste. 5, East Wareham, MA. Please direct all questions to Rob Finley at rcfinley@verizon.net or phone 978-263-5565. Include in subject line “Bid Docs— Bridge MP 15.35.” It is prohibited for any bidder to contact anyone other than Rob Finley at Mass Coastal Railroad about this Project until award of the Project.