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REPLACE 2 RAILROAD BRIDGES ON FRAMINGHAM SECONDARY

INVITATION FOR BIDS
REPLACE 2 RAILROAD BRIDGES ON FRAMINGHAM SECONDARY

Mass Coastal Railroad is accepting sealed bids for work to replace two railroad bridges on the Framingham Secondary in Walpole. 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 8.95, remove and dispose of 2 existing 20-foot-long steel railroad bridges, 32 bridge ties, and miscellaneous debris. Provide 2 new cast-in-place concrete bridge seats and bridge backwalls. Provide 523 s.f. of pre-stressed concrete bridge slabs with curbs and walkways. Provide 40 l.f. of new track ties and ballast. 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 $350,000.

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 3 years of similar size and scope demonstrating Bidder’s experience and qualifications for this project as described above; 4. List of ongoing projects and 3 references from projects listed; and 5. Approved FRA drug and alcohol testing plan.

Bid document PDF available from Rob Finley, Mass Coastal Railroad (MCRR), at pre-bid meeting (see below) or via e-mail request to Rob Finley at rcfinley@verizon.net beginning 5/18/18. Include in the subject line of the e-mail “Bid Docs—Bridge at MP 8.95.”

A mandatory pre-bid meeting and site tour will be held on Thurs., May 24, 2018, 10:30 a.m. Meet inside MBTA Walpole station, 275 West St., Walpole. Enter parking lot & approach building. Use small private crossing next to building to access unpaved storage yard. Prospective bidders shall bring all personal protective equipment which must be worn to access the bridge site. RSVP to Rob Finley, 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., June 7, 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; phone: 978-263-5565. Include in subject line of e-mail “Bid Docs— Bridge at MP 8.95.” 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.