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LEGAL NOTICES

Executive Committee

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

Wednesday, April 15, 2020
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Notice of Meeting & Agenda
The Executive Committee will meet electronically by conference call under the recent “Order Suspending Certain Provisions of the Open Meeting Law” issued by Governor Baker Thursday, March 12. Interested parties may join by phone:

Join by phone/video conference TBD

Finance Committee

Tuesday, February 4, 2020
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
60 Temple Place, Boston MA 02111
6th Floor Conference Room
Notice of Meeting & Agenda

Legislative Committee

Wednesday, March 11, 2020 - Cancelled
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
60 Temple Place, Boston MA 02111
3rd Floor Conf Room
Notice of Meeting & Agenda

Officers Meetings

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

Monday, April 6, 2020
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Notice of Meeting and Agenda
The Officers will meet electronically by conference call under the recent “Order Suspending Certain Provisions of the Open Meeting Law” issued by Governor Baker Thursday, March 12. Interested parties may join by phone:

Join by phone/video conference TBD

Annual Council Meeting

Date & Time: Wednesday, May 27, 2020 from 9:30 AM - 12:00 Noon
Location: TBD
Notice of Meeting and Agenda

Fall Council Meeting

Date & Time: TBD
Location: TBD
Notice of Meeting and Agenda

Subregion Meetings

Inner Core Committee (ICC)
MetroWest Regional Collaborative (MWRC)
Minuteman Advisory Group on Interlocal Collaboration (MAGIC)
North Shore Task Force (NSTF)
North Suburban Planning Council (NSPC)
South Shore Coalition (SCC)
SouthWest Advisory Planning Committee (SWAP)
Three Rivers Interlocal Council (TRIC)


JUMP-TO SECTION

Homeland Security
Collective Purchasing
Clean Energy
Data Services
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.


2020 Charles W. Eliot II Scholarship Application

The Metropolitan Area Planning Council annually presents a scholarship award in memory of Charles W. Eliot II. Mr. Eliot was an advocate of local planning as part of regional cooperation, and he was especially interested in land use planning as it affected transportation (coordination of trains, buses, cars, bicycles, and pedestrians), the need for communities to balance residential, business and open space, and the role of planning to solve modern problems (like today’s climate change). This scholarship is open to any senior in a secondary school in the 101 cities and towns of the MAPC region, who is planning to further his/her/their education in these fields. A cash prize of at least $500 will be awarded in the form of a scholarship to the school of the recipient's choice. The deadline for 2020 applications has been extended to April 30, 2020. Seniors planning to attend college with an interest in these fields are welcome to apply.

Application with Updated Due Date

Homeland Security

NERAC19- Portable All-Band Radios 

IFB information packets will be available starting 12:00 PM EST on March 2nd, 2020 by contacting Amy Reilly at 617-933-0765 or areilly@mapc.org. Sealed bids will be opened on March 17, 2020 at 12:00 PM EST at the MAPC office, 60 Temple Place, 6th Floor, Boston, MA 02111.

SRAC18 – Wireless Seismic Detector & Search Camera Kits

IFB information packets will be available starting 12:00 PM EST on February 28, 2020 by contacting Amy Reilly at 617-933-0765 or areilly@mapc.org. Sealed bids will be opened on March 16, 2020 at 2:00 PM EST at the MAPC office, 60 Temple Place, 6th Floor, Boston, MA 02111.
Please note this due date has been extended to March 27, 2020 at 10:00 AM EST.

Legal Notice - Western Grocery Bid 2020

The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC), invites bids for the supply of Grocery Products to be provided F.O.B. to the participating school districts listed below. MAPC will be the awarding authority of behalf of the Cities, Towns, and their School Districts. A contract will be awarded to the responsible bidder offering the lowest aggregate price for the specified goods. The term of the contract will be from July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021.

This bid is being issued on behalf of the following Cities and Towns, and School Districts: Agawam Public Schools, Lee Public Schools, Lenox Public Schools, Athol Royalston Regional School District, Ralph C. Mahar Regional School District, Orange Elementary School District, Ware Public Schools, Palmer Public Schools, Pathfinder Regional Vocational Technical High School, Belchertown Public Schools, Monson Public Schools, Pioneer Valley Regional, Franklin County Technical School, Gill-Montague Regional School District, Hampden-Wilbraham Regional School District, Greenfield Public Schools, Ludlow Public Schools, Hadley Public Schools, Hatfield Public Schools, South Hadley, East Longmeadow Public Schools, Smith Vocational and Agricultural High Schools, Northampton Public Schools, Hampshire Regional School District, Westfield Public Schools, Gateway Regional School District, Central Berkshire Regional School District, Southern Berkshire Regional School District and any other districts within Franklin County, Hampshire County, Berkshire County and Hampden County, invites bids for the supply of grocery products to be provided F.O.B. the schools’ addresses. MAPC will be the awarding authority of behalf of the Cities, Towns, and their School Districts. A contract will be awarded to the responsible bidder offering the lowest aggregate price for the specified goods. The term of the contract will be from July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021.

The Invitation for Bids (IFB) may be obtained by contacting Mark Fine by phone at 617-933-0789 or by email at mfine@mapc.org beginning March 2 2020. Sealed bids are due 12:00 PM April 28, 2020 at the Metropolitan Area Planning Council, 60 Temple Place, 6th Floor Reception, Boston, MA 02111 at which time they will be publicly opened and read. MAPC reserves the right to cancel this bid, waive informalities, and to reject any or all bids.

Legal Notice - Milk Bid 2020

The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC), invites bids for the supply of Milk and Dairy Products to be provided F.O.B. to the participating school districts listed below. MAPC will be the awarding authority of behalf of the Cities, Towns, and their School Districts. A contract will be awarded to the responsible bidder offering the lowest aggregate price for the specified goods. The term of the contract will be from July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021.

The bid is being issued by MAPC on behalf of the following Cities and Towns, and School Districts: Abby Kelley Foster Charter Public School; Acton-Boxborough Regional Schools; Acushnet Public Schools; Agawam Public Schools; Andover Public Schools; Arlington Public Schools; Ashland Public Schools; Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School; Athol Royalston Regional; Auburn Public Schools; Belchertown Public Schools; Bellingham Public Schools; Belmont Schools; Berlin-Boylston; Billerica Public Schools; Blackstone-Millville RSD; Braintree Public Schools; Brookline Public Schools; Burlington Public Schools; Cambridge Public Schools; Danvers Public Schools; Dartmouth Public Schools; Dedham Public Schools; East Longmeadow; Franklin County Technical School; Franklin Public Schools; Gateway Regional School District; Gill-Montague Regional School District; Gloucester Public Schools; Greater Lawrence Technical School; Greenfield Public Schools; Hadley Public Schools; Hampden-Wilbraham; Hampshire Regional School District; Hatfield Public Schools; Hingham Schools; Holliston Public Schools; Ipswich Public Schools; Keefe Regional Technical School; King Philip Regional; Littleton Public Schools; Ludlow Public Schools; Lynnfield Public Schools; Methuen Public Schools; Middleboro Public Schools; Milford Public Schools; Milton Public Schools; Monson Public Schools; Nashoba Regional; Nashoba Valley Technical High School; Needham Schools; North Attleboro Public Schools; Northampton Public Schools; Orange Elementary School District; Palmer Public Schools; Pathfinder Regional Vocational Technical High School; Pioneer Valley Regional; Plainville Public Schools; Ralph C. Mahar RSD; Reading Public Schools; Scituate Public Schools; Silver Lake Regional & Kingston Public; Smith Vocational and Agricultural High School; Somerville Public Schools; South Hadley; South Shore Regional Vo-Tech; Stoughton Public Schools; Tri-County RVTHS; Wachusett Regional School District; Wakefield Schools; Waltham Public Schools; Ware Public Schools; Watertown Public Schools; Westfield Public Schools; Whitman-Hanson RSD; Wrentham Public Schools and any other school districts within the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

The Invitation for Bids (IFB) may be obtained by contacting Mark Fine by phone at 617-933-0789 or by email at mfine@mapc.org beginning March 2 2020. Sealed bids are due 2:00 PM April 28, 2020 at the Metropolitan Area Planning Council, 60 Temple Place, 6th Floor Reception, Boston, MA 02111 at which time they will be publicly opened and read. MAPC reserves the right to cancel this bid, waive informalities, and to reject any or all bids.

Legal Notice - Paper Bid 2020

The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC), invites bids for the supply of Paper Products to be provided F.O.B. to the participating school districts listed below. MAPC will be the awarding authority of behalf of the Cities, Towns, and their School Districts. A contract will be awarded to the responsible bidder offering the lowest aggregate price for the specified goods. The term of the contract will be from July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021.

The bid is being issued by MAPC on behalf of the following Cities and Towns, and School Districts: Abby Kelley Foster Charter Public School; Acton-Boxborough Regional Schools; Acushnet Public Schools; Agawam Public Schools; Andover Public Schools; Arlington Public Schools; Ashland Public Schools; Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School; Athol Royalston Regional; Auburn Public Schools; Belchertown Public Schools; Bellingham Public Schools; Belmont Schools; Berlin-Boylston; Billerica Public Schools; Blackstone-Millville RSD; Braintree Public Schools; Brookline Public Schools; Burlington Public Schools; Cambridge Public Schools; Central Berkshire Regional School District; Danvers Public Schools; Dartmouth Public Schools; Dedham Public Schools; East Longmeadow; Franklin County Technical School; Franklin Public Schools; Gateway Regional School District; Gill-Montague Regional School District; Gloucester Public Schools; Greater Lawrence Technical School; Greenfield Public Schools; Hadley Public Schools; Hampden-Wilbraham; Hampshire Regional School District; Harvard Public Schools; Hatfield Public Schools; Hingham Schools; Holliston Public Schools; Ipswich Public Schools; Keefe Regional Technical School; King Philip Regional; Lee Public Schools; Lenox Public Schools; Littleton Public Schools; Ludlow Public Schools; Lynnfield Public Schools; Methuen Public Schools; Middleboro Public Schools; Milford Public Schools; Milton Public Schools; Monson Public Schools; Nashoba Regional; Nashoba Valley Technical High School; Needham Schools; North Attleboro Public Schools; Northampton Public Schools; Orange Elementary School District; Palmer Public Schools; Pathfinder Regional Vocational Technical High School; Pioneer Valley Regional; Plainville Public Schools; Ralph C. Mahar RSD; Reading Public Schools; Scituate Public Schools; Silver Lake Regional & Kingston Public; Smith Vocational and Agricultural High School; Somerville Public Schools; South Hadley; South Shore Regional Vo-Tech; Southern Berkshire Regional School District; Stoughton Public Schools; Tri-County RVTHS; Wachusett Regional School District; Wakefield Schools; Waltham Public Schools; Ware Public Schools; Watertown Public Schools; Westfield Public Schools; Whitman-Hanson RSD; Wrentham Public Schools and any other school districts within the Commonwealth of Massachusetts .

The Invitation for Bids (IFB) may be obtained by contacting Mark Fine by phone at 617-933-0789 or by email at mfine@mapc.org beginning March 2 2020. Sealed bids are due 3:00 PM April 28, 2020 at the Metropolitan Area Planning Council, 60 Temple Place, 6th Floor Reception, Boston, MA 02111 at which time they will be publicly opened and read. MAPC reserves the right to cancel this bid, waive informalities, and to reject any or all bids.

Legal Notice - Bread Bid 2020

The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC), invites bids for the supply of Bread Products to be provided F.O.B. to the participating school districts listed below. MAPC will be the awarding authority of behalf of the Cities, Towns, and their School Districts. A contract will be awarded to the responsible bidder offering the lowest aggregate price for the specified goods. The term of the contract will be from July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2022.

The bid is being issued by MAPC on behalf of the following Cities and Towns, and School Districts: : Abby Kelley Foster Charter Public School; Acton-Boxborough Regional Schools; Agawam Public Schools; Andover Public Schools; Arlington Public Schools; Ashland Public Schools; Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School; Athol Royalston Regional; Auburn Public Schools; Belchertown Public Schools; Bellingham Public Schools; Belmont Schools; Berlin-Boylston; Billerica Public Schools; Blackstone-Millville RSD; Braintree Public Schools; Brookline Public Schools; Burlington Public Schools; Cambridge Public Schools; Danvers Public Schools; Dartmouth Public Schools; Dedham Public Schools; East Longmeadow; Franklin Public Schools; Gateway Regional School District; Gill-Montague Regional School District; Gloucester Public Schools; Greater Lawrence Technical School; Greenfield Public Schools; Hadley Public Schools; Hampden-Wilbraham; Hampshire Regional School District; Hatfield Public Schools; Hingham Schools; Holliston Public Schools; Ipswich Public Schools; Keefe Regional Technical School; King Philip Regional; Littleton Public Schools; Ludlow Public Schools; Methuen Public Schools; Milford Public Schools; Milton Public Schools; Monson Public Schools; Nashoba Regional; Nashoba Valley Technical High School; Needham Schools; North Attleboro Public Schools; Northampton Public Schools; Orange Elementary School District; Palmer Public Schools; Pathfinder Regional Vocational Technical High School; Pioneer Valley Regional; Plainville Public Schools; Ralph C. Mahar RSD; Reading Public Schools; Scituate Public Schools; Silver Lake Regional & Kingston Public; Smith Vocational and Agricultural High School; Somerville Public Schools; South Hadley; Stoughton Public Schools; Tri-County RVTHS; Wachusett Regional School District; Wakefield Schools; Waltham Public Schools; Ware Public Schools; Watertown Public Schools;  and any other school districts within the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

The Invitation for Bids (IFB) may be obtained by contacting Mark Fine by phone at 617-933-0789 or by email at mfine@mapc.org beginning March 2 2020. Sealed bids are due 1:00 PM April 28, 2020 at the Metropolitan Area Planning Council, 60 Temple Place, 6th Floor Reception, Boston, MA 02111 at which time they will be publicly opened and read. MAPC reserves the right to cancel this bid, waive informalities, and to reject any or all bids.

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

The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC), on behalf of the Municipalities of Billerica and Bridgewater, invites bids for the retrofit of roughly 4,000 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 February 12th 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 Thursday February 27th at 4:00 PM at MAPC offices, 60 Temple Place, Floor 6, Boston, MA 02111. MAPC reserves the right to accept or reject any and all bids.

Advertisements placed as follows:

Boston Globe Published: Wednesday February 12, 2020

MAPC Posted by: Wednesday February 12, 2020

Central Register Published: Wednesday February 12, 2020

CommBuys Posted: Wednesday February 12, 2020

Legal Notice

Request for Information (RFI): Community Shared Solar Systems for Potential Subscribers in Framingham, Natick, and Wayland

MAPC is issuing this Request for Information (“RFI”) to solicit responses from providers of CSS to the questions and categories described below. This RFI is intended solely to obtain information to assist the Municipalities with:

  • Understanding the current and projected Community Shared Solar project offerings serving MetroWest;
  • Encouraging solar project developers to develop CSS projects serving MetroWest;
  • Providing transparent and clear information to help inform community members; and
  • Increasing community member awareness, access, and participation in Community Shared Solar.

Information provided by developers will be compiled by MAPC and the Municipalities for the purposes described above. We encourage respondents to submit all information by Friday, July 26th. Respondents may include information not explicitly requested if they believe it may address the objectives of this RFI.

Questions and requests for clarification should be addressed in writing to Sasha Shyduroff via e-mail at SShyduroff@mapc.org. MAPC will post the RFI and answers to questions on the agency’s website at:  https://www.mapc.org/about-mapc/legal-notices-meetings/ and on CommBUYS so that all potential respondents may have access to the answers.

We encourage response submissions electronically via e-mail to SShyduroff@mapc.org by 5:00 pm on Friday, July 26th, 2019. Responses after this time may or may not be considered now or at a later date.

 

MAPC Posted: Wednesday, July 3rd, 2019

CommBUYS Published: Wednesday, July 3rd, 2019

Questions Deadline: Friday, July 12th, 2019, by 12:00 p.m.

MAPC Response to Questions:  Wednesday, July 17th, 2019, by 5:00 p.m.

Proposal Due Date: Friday, July 26th, 2019, by 12:00 p.m.

MAPC reserves the right to conduct interviews, anticipated August 12th-23rd

 

RFI Full Document

Profile and Detail Form

Request for Information: Multiparcel Development Feasibility Modeling Tool

The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (“MAPC”), is issuing this “Request for Information” (“RFI”) to solicit submittals from interested parties on modeling products, methods, and toolkits that MAPC may use to undertake objective evaluations of the practical and economic feasibility of different land use scenarios in large multi-parcel or campus-style development projects. MAPC, a public sector organization, is the regional planning agency for Metropolitan Boston, serving a region of 3.4 million people by providing research, technical assistance, and direct services for municipalities. More information about MAPC and the region we serve can be found at www.mapc.org.

MAPC seeks to acquire an understanding of what products, toolkits, methodologies, and data sources are currently available for rapid, first-order evaluation of the practical and economic feasibility of conceptual plans for residential, commercial, and mixed-use development spread across large multi-parcel/multi-block project areas. Relevant products and methods should leverage data and knowledge of the economics of large-scale multi-use development in the MAPC region. MAPC seeks the ability to comparatively evaluate development scenarios across a range of project variables and constraints, including the relative proportions of residential, commercial, and institutional square footage, building design and FAR, projected rents, percent affordable units, parking constraints, and assumed site development costs.

Respondents to this Request for Information (RFI) are invited to respond to any or all of the questions in this document. Responses to this RFI will assist MAPC in understanding the current state of the marketplace with regards to the solicited information and inform the development of a potential solicitation for a Request for Responses (RFR), Request for Quotes (RFQ), or Request for Proposals (RFP) in the future. This RFI does not obligate MAPC to issue or amend a solicitation or to include any of the RFI provisions or responses in any solicitation. An RFI response is entirely voluntary, and will not affect MAPC’s consideration of any proposal submitted in response to any subsequent solicitation, nor will it serve as an advantage or disadvantage to the respondent in the course of any RFR, RFQ, or RFP that may be subsequently issued or amended.

Responses are Due: March 19, 2020.

Please contact cgately@mapc.org for RFI documents.

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