FILE NO. R-107

THE CAMBRIDGE REDEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY (CRA), the Awarding Authority, invites sealed bids for the project:



                                      TRAFFIC SIGNAL MODIFICATIONS, AND LANDSCAPE

                                      IMPROVEMENTS. THIS CONTRACT WILL BE FOR 10 MONTHS.

Bidding procedures shall be in accordance with M.G.L. c. 30, §39M, as most recently amended, and all other applicable laws.

The estimated project value is $ 450,000.00

The Contract Documents may be examined and obtained ONLY at the office of Fay, Spofford & Thorndike, LLC, 5 Burlington Woods, Burlington, MA (781-221-1000) on or after Wednesday, June 17, 2015, every weekday between the hours of 9:00 A.M. and 4:00 P.M.   Copies of the above documents may be obtained at the offices of Fay, Spofford & Thorndike, LLC upon payment of $50.00 for each set, for which a refund will be made if returned in good condition within two weeks after the opening of bids.  If a bidder requests Contract Documents to be mailed out to him, a separate check in the amount of $20.00 made payable to “Fay, Spofford & Thorndike, LLC” shall be required.  This is to cover the cost of mailing and handling and will not be refunded.  NO PARTIAL SETS WILL BE DISTRIBUTED.

Sealed general bids for the “Grand Junction Path and Pedestrian Improvements – Contract No. 16” will be received at the office of Fay, Spofford & Thorndike, LLC, 5 Burlington Woods, Second Floor, Burlington, MA 01803 until Wednesday, July 8, 2015 @ 12:00PM.   All general bids will be publicly opened and read aloud at the Cambridge Public Works Department Conference Room, 147 Hampshire Street, Cambridge, MA 02139 on Wednesday, July 8, 2015 @ 2:00PM.

An original and one copy of the bid forms must be submitted.

All general bids shall be accompanied by a bid deposit in the form of a certified, cashier's or treasurer's check (NO CASH) issued by a responsible bank or trust company made payable to the Cambridge Redevelopment Authority or a bid bond, in an amount not less than five percent (5%) of the value of the bid.

The successful bidder will be required to furnish a Performance Bond and a Labor and Material (Payment) bond each in the amount of one hundred percent (100%) of the contract sum. Bonds shall be obtained from a surety licensed to do business in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the form shall be satisfactory to the Cambridge Redevelopment Authority.

The successful bidder will also be required to comply with the provisions of Chapter 306 of the Acts of 2004 in regard to required OSHA approved safety & health training.

The Cambridge Redevelopment Authority reserves the right to reject any or all general bids if it is in the public interest to do so. 

No less than the wage rates as set forth in the schedule contained in the Contract Documents must be paid on this project.

Copies of the above are bound in the bid documents and are fully integral portions of the conditions of the contract with which each contractor and sub-contractor must comply.

A pre-bid conference for all bidders will be held as follows:

 Date:    June 24, 2015

 Time:   2:00PM

 Place: Public Works Department Conference Room

147 Hampshire Street

Cambridge, MA 02139 

All contractor questions must be submitted in writing by Wednesday, July 1, 2015 by 2:00 P.M. to Fay, Spofford & Thorndike, Attn: Rick Azzalina, Phone (781) 221-1221, Fax (781) 229-1115, e-mail:  No responses will be issued for questions received after this deadline.



Tom Evans, CRA Executive Director

Date:  June 17, 2015