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LEGAL NOTICES

Executive Committee

Generally: Third Wednesday of each month, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Wednesday, July 29, 2020 - Rescheduled from July 15, 2020
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Notice of Meeting & Agenda

The Executive Committee meeting is being conducted remotely via Zoom video conference consistent with Governor Baker’s Executive Order of March 12, 2020. To provide public access to the meeting while limiting the potential for abuse of videoconferencing technology (i.e. Zoom Bombing) members of the public may view the proceedings at https://www.youtube.com/user/MAPCMetroBoston .

Legislative Committee

Wednesday, July 15, 2020 - Rescheduled from July 8, 2020
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Notice of Meeting & Agenda

The Legislative Committee will meet electronically by video call. Please see the above agenda for the link.

 

Officers Meetings

Generally: First Monday of each month, 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

A Special Officers Meeting is scheduled for:
Monday, July 29, 2020
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Notice of Meeting and Agenda

The Officers meeting is being conducted remotely via Zoom video conference consistent with Governor Baker’s Executive Order of March 12, 2020. To provide public access to the meeting while limiting the potential for abuse of videoconferencing technology (i.e. Zoom Bombing) members of the public may view the proceedings at https://www.youtube.com/user/MAPCMetroBoston

 

 


JUMP-TO SECTION

Homeland Security
Municipal Collaboration
Collective Purchasing
Clean Energy
Transportation


Executive Director's Report

Every month, MAPC staff help the Executive Director compile highlights of the agency's work for an Executive Director's Report to present to the Executive Committee and Council.

Read the latest Executive Director's Report here.


Open Meeting Law

Attorney General's Guide to the Open Meeting Law (2018)

Executive Order Suspending Certain Provisions of the Open Meeting

 

 

Homeland Security

SWFT Cybersecurity eLearning Consultant

Proposals are due by 11:30AM ET on July 23, 2020, and will be opened via a virtual opening. Additional information can be found in the complete Request for Proposals. Please contact Amy Reilly at areilly@mapc.org for RFP documents.

WRHSAC18 - BCSRT Equipment

Bids are due by 1:00PM EST on July 20, 2020, and will be opened via a virtual bid opening. Additional information on the bid opening can be found in the complete Invitation for Bids. Please contact Amy Reilly at areilly@mapc.org for IFB documents.

SRAC & WRHSAC - Seismic Detector and Search Camera Kits

Bids are due by 9:30AM EST on July 17, 2020, and will be opened via a virtual bid opening. Additional information on the bid opening can be found in the complete Invitation for Bids. Please contact Amy Reilly at areilly@mapc.org for IFB documents.

WRHSAC19 - Digital Records Management

Bids are due by 10:30AM EST on July 17, 2020, and will be opened via a virtual bid opening. Additional information on the bid opening can be found in the complete Invitation for Bids. Please contact Amy Reilly at areilly@mapc.org for IFB documents.

SRAC18 - Copicut Hill

IFB information packets will be available starting 9:00AM EST on May 27, 2020 by contacting Amy Reilly at 617-933-0765 or areilly@mapc.org.

A mandatory pre-bid conference will be held on June 3, 2020 at 10:30AM EST.

Sealed sub-bids will be opened on June 22, 2020 at 10:00AM EST at the Southeastern Regional Planning & Economic Development District (SRPEDD), 88 Broadway, Taunton, MA 02780. All sub-bids must be submitted to SRPEDD by that date and time.

Sealed general bids will be opened on June 29, 2020 at 1:00PM EST at SRPEDD, 88 Broadway, Taunton, MA 02780. All general bids must be submitted to SRPEDD by that date and time.

Per MGL Ch. 149 reporting requirements, a listing of companies that have requested this IFB is as follows:

Annese Electrical Services
Projectdog, Inc.
Brite-Lite Electrical Co, Inc.
Construction Dynamics, Inc.
Dagle Electrical Construction Corp.
Industrial Communications LLC
Green Mountain Communications
Wayne J Griffin Electric, Inc.
BidPrime, Inc.                                                                                                                                                                    Systems Contracting Inc.
Maverick & One Source Power, LLC
e.Republic, Inc.                                                                                                                                                                    Dodge Data & Analytics (Dodge Reports)
Geotechnical Engineering
ConstructConnect
MJM Construction Inc
Baraby Corp                                                                                                                                                                   Advanced Safety Systems Integrators                                                                                                                            Mediagrif Strategic Sourcing                                                                                                                                                   The Blue Book Building & Construction Network
Site Tek, Inc.

 

The public opening of sub-bids took place on June 22, 2020 at 10:00AM EST. The following sub-bid was received in the category of Electrical Work.  The sub-bid can be found here.  A recording of the sub-bid opening can be found here.

  • Industrial Communications - 40 Lone Street, Marshfield, MA 02050
    • Sub-Bid price: $52,540
    • Restricted to the following General Bidders: Industrial Communications

The public opening of general bids took place on June 29, 2020 at 1:00PM EST. The following general bid was received and can be found here.  A recording of the general bid opening can be found here.

  • Industrial Communications - 40 Lone Street, Marshfield, MA 02050
    • Sub-Bid price: $587,602

Sub-Bid and General Bid Submittal

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Solicitation: Research Partner to Assess and Develop Recommendations on Local and Regional Government Finance in Greater Boston

Contract Amount: $9,500

Expected Project Start: June 2020

Expected Project Duration: 3 – 6 months

The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) is seeking to hire a research partner to help assess and develop policy recommendations for reforming local and regional government finance as part of its updated regional plan, known as MetroCommon 2050. MAPC asks for responses from qualified organizations that are able to meet the requirements described in the solicitation below.

Municipal Finance Consultant Solicitation

Responses to this Solicitation are due by May 14th, 2020 at 3pm and must be submitted electronically to Brian Luther at bluther@mapc.org.

MAPC takes a proactive approach to social equity and encourages Women and Minority Owned Firms to respond to its solicitations.

Key Dates

April 29th, 2020, 1PM - Virtual Conference

May 1st, 2020 - Questions Due

May 14th, 2020, 3PM - Responses Due

May 20th and/or May 21st, 2020 - Potential Interviews

Legal Notice - #GBPC 2020 Electric and Hydrogen Vehicles and Equipment

The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (“MAPC”), pursuant to M.G.L. c. 7 § 22B and M.G.L. 30B, is seeking proposals from qualified Proposers to supply Electric and Hydrogen Powered Public Service Vehicles, Light-Duty Trucks, Paratransit Vehicles, Passenger Shuttles, Public Works Construction Equipment and Related Factory Options to the members of the Greater Boston Police Council (“GBPC”), operators of the Boston Area Police Emergency Radio Network (“BAPERN”). MAPC will be the awarding authority on behalf of GBPC. Proposals will be evaluated against quality requirements and evaluation criteria set out in the RFP, and by considering the prices offered. Those Proposers identified as being responsible and responsive and offering the most advantageous proposals against these factors will be awarded contracts.

The Request for Proposals (“RFP”) may be obtained from MAPC, by contacting Kelsi Champley, by email at: kchampley@mapc.org. Proposals shall be submitted electronically via The Massachusetts Operational Service Division’s CommBUYS Procurement Market Center and are due by 1:00 p.m. on July 22, 2020. Do not email any proposal document to MAPC directly. Any emailed proposal documents will be discarded prior to opening. Price proposals and Technical proposals must be submitted separately and labeled appropriately. Late proposals will not be accepted.

The term of any contract resulting from this RFP will be from the date of execution through August 31, 2021 with the possibility of two one-year extensions. MAPC reserves the right to cancel all or part of this solicitation and to reject in whole or part any and all proposals. No bid bond is required.

Invitation for Bids (IFB): LED Street & Outdoor Lighting Retrofit

The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC), on behalf of the Municipality of Nahant, invites bids for the retrofit of roughly 400 LED streetlights. This IFB is specific to retrofitting; light fixtures will have already been procured through a separate, parallel process. IFB information packets will be
available starting on Wednesday July 1st by contacting Cara Goodman at cgoodman@mapc.org.

Massachusetts Prevailing Wage Laws apply to all services. Bid deposits are required. Sealed bids will be opened on Wednesday July 30th at 4:00 PM via CommBuys. MAPC reserves the right to accept or reject any and all bids.

Advertisements placed as follows:

Boston Globe Published: Wednesday July 9, 2020

MAPC Posted by: Wednesday July 1, 2020

Central Register Published: Wednesday July 1, 2020

CommBuys Posted: Wednesday July 1 2020

Legal Notice

Urgent COVID-19 Taxicab, Livery, and Hackney Transportation Partnership Grants Application

MAPC, in partnership with MassDevelopment, has developed this state-wide emergency grant program to provide emergency funding for state and municipal agencies that coordinate transportation services, regional transit authorities (RTAs), and Health and Human Services Transportation (HHST) providers to contract with taxicab, livery, or hackney businesses for transportation and delivery needs for the Commonwealth’s vulnerable populations and others in need during the current COVID-19 emergency.

All grant awardees shall follow and require that drivers follow the Center For Disease Control guidance document “What Ride Share, Taxi, Limo, and Other Passenger Drivers – For-Hire Need to Know About COVID-19.  The current version of the Guidance is attached to this Application Form and it can be found online at: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/organizations/rideshare-drivers-for-hire.html

Please note that this Guidance document may be updated.  It will be the grantees’ responsibility to ensure that they are following the most updated guidance.

This grant is being funded through a portion the MassDevelopment Transportation Infrastructure Enhancement Fund (TIEF) collected from calendar years 2017, 2018, and 2019. The purpose of the fund is to provide financial assistance to small businesses operating in the taxicab, livery, or hackney industries to encourage the adoption of new technologies and advanced service, safety and operational capabilities and support workforce development. This emergency grant program is designed to achieve this goal while focusing on emergency funding to assist vulnerable populations with transportation services that will help them to physically distance, remain in their homes, access housing or shelter if they need to do so, obtain critical supplies such as food or medicine, or access jobs for essential workers. All such services will be proposed and overseen by state or municipal agencies, RTAs, or Health and Human Services Transportation (HHST) providers. All such services will be provided by taxi, livery, or hackney drivers, consistent with statutory requirements of TIEF. Under the TIEF statutory requirements, neither Transportation Network Companies (TNCs) nor ambulance operations are eligible for consideration under this grant program.

Please note that this grant should supplement, not replace, other emergency funds, including FEMA funds. If your municipality or agency secures FEMA or other emergency funding sources specifically to cover the costs of these trips, reimbursement of these MassDevelopment grant funds is expected.

Grant applications will be reviewed and awarded by MAPC on a rolling basis. Applications should be submitted by June 12, 2020.

Application Instructions

Frequently Asked Questions

PDF Application

Memo – Emergency Procurement

Contract between MAPC and Grantee

Request for Proposals: Regional Bike Sharing System

The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (“MAPC”), pursuant to M.G.L. c. 7 § 22B and M.G.L. 30B, is seeking proposals from qualified Respondents to operate a regional bike sharing system (with the option to add other vehicle types, as requested by each Participating Community) for the following municipalities: Beverly, Danvers, Hamilton, Lynn, Manchester, Marblehead, Nahant, Peabody, Salem, Saugus, Swampscott, Topsfield, and Wenham, (“Participating Communities”). The objective of the RFP is to provide the Participating Communities with a safe, accessible, user-friendly, and equitable bike share system that allows for seamless operations across municipal boundaries.  Services shall include supplying equipment and providing operational services for and across the Participating Communities. Vendors may seek private sponsorship and or advertising, according to the bylaws of each municipality. Those Respondents identified as offering the most advantageous proposals against these factors will be awarded contracts.

The Request for Proposals (“RFP”) may be obtained from MAPC by contacting Marah Holland by email at mholland@mapc.org on or after March 16, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. EST until 5:00 p.m., EST, until March 30, 2020 and requesting RFP no. MAPC 2020 Regional Bike Share & Micro-Mobility Services RFP. Proposals are due at 5:00 p.m., EST, Monday, March 30, 2020 at MAPC, 60 Temple Place, 6th Floor, Boston, MA 02111. Price and technical proposals must be submitted separately, sealed, and clearly marked. Proposals that are not prepared as required will be considered non-responsive. Late proposals will not be accepted.

Due to the current state and national emergencies with COVID-19, the deadline to respond to the RFP has been extended to April 21st at 12:00 pm. In addition, paper copies are no longer required. Please submit responses electronically.

The term of any contract resulting from this RFP shall be one year from the date of contract execution. MAPC reserves the right to cancel all or part of this solicitation and to reject in whole or part any and all proposals. No bid bond is required.

North Shore Bike Share RFP Vendor Questions

Boston Herald Published: Monday, March 16, 2020

CommBuys Published: Monday, March 16, 2020

Goods & Services Bulletin Published: Monday, March 16, 2020