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Meetings and Legal Notices

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Meetings

Executive Committee 

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

Wednesday, December 14, 2022
11:30AM - 1:00PM
Notice of Meeting and Agenda

Legislative Committee

Generally: Second Wednesday of each month, 10:00 AM -11:30 AM

Thursday, December 8, 2022

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

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

Monday, December 5, 2022
Time: 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM

Notice of Meeting and Agenda

Legal Notices


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

S. 2475 signed by Governor Baker, June 16, 2021

Homeland Security

CRHSAC19 - Technical Rescue Equipment

Note: Per Addendum #1, the due date for this procurement has been extended to December 1, 2022, at 11:00AM ET.

The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC), on behalf of the Central Region Homeland Security Advisory Council and in its role as Statewide Homeland Security Fiduciary, invites bids for technical rescue equipment. IFB information packets will be available starting November 14, 2022, at 9:00AM ET by contacting Brad Downey at 617-933-0755 or bdowney@mapc.org. Sealed bids will be opened on November 29, 2022, at 11:00AM ET via a virtual bid opening. Additional information on the bid opening can be found in the complete Invitation for Bids. MAPC reserves the right to accept or reject any and all bids.

WRHSAC20 – Foundation, HVAC, & Utility Install 2

The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC), on behalf of the Western Region Homeland Security Advisory Council (WRHSAC), and in its role as Statewide Homeland Security Fiduciary, invites quotes from qualified contractors to complete site work including the provision and installation of a stone pad foundation beneath two pre-existing Conex boxes and electrical/HVAC installation work for each box.

The Request for Quotes document will be available starting 9:00AM ET on November 2, 2022 by contacting Brad Downey via email at bdowney@mapc.org. Massachusetts Prevailing Wage Laws apply to all services. All quotes are due to Brad Downey via email at bdowney@mapc.org by November 17, 2022 at 5:00PM ET. If the quote price exceeds $25,000, a payment bond in the amount of 100% of the contract price will be required from the contractor awarded the contract.  MAPC reserves the right to accept or reject any and all quotes.

CRHSAC19 - CMED Radio Console Upgrades

Note: Per Addendum #2, the due date for this procurement has been extended to December 1, 2022, at 12:00PM ET.

The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC), on behalf of the Central Region Homeland Security Advisory Council and in its role as Statewide Homeland Security Fiduciary, invites bids for a software based CMED radio console system and associated equipment to replace an already existing system. IFB information packets will be available starting October 31, 2022, at 9:00AM ET by contacting Brad Downey at 617-933-0755 or bdowney@mapc.org. Sealed bids will be opened on November 15, 2022, at 11:00AM ET, via a virtual bid opening. Additional information on the bid opening can be found in the complete Invitation for Bids. MAPC reserves the right to accept or reject any and all bids.

MAPC seeks a Consultant

The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (“MAPC”), the Regional Planning Agency for Greater Boston, seeks proposals from qualified Proposers, pursuant to G.L. c. 30B, to update the Strategic Plan for MAPC and to conduct a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Assessment for the agency. MAPC will be the awarding authority. Proposals will be evaluated against quality requirements and evaluation criteria set out in the RFP, and by considering the prices offered. The Proposer identified as being responsible and responsive and offering the most advantageous proposal will be awarded a contract.

This Request for Proposals (“RFP”) may be obtained from MAPC by contacting Eric Hove at ehove@mapc.org on or after October 24, 2022 at 9:00 AM ET. Potential Respondents are strongly encouraged to attend an optional Proposer’s Conference that will be held via Zoom on November 7, 2022 at 1 PM ET. To attend, please request the Zoom line details from Eric Hove at ehove@mapc.org no later than Friday, November 4, 2022 by noon ET. Proposals are due on November 21, 2022 at 5:00 PM ET through CommBUYS and/or through an email lockbox. The email lockbox address is: StrategicPlanDEIAssessment@mapc.org. Price and Technical Proposals must be submitted separately and clearly marked. Late proposals will not be accepted. MAPC may invite all or none of the Proposers meeting the minimum requirements to an interview.

The term of any contract resulting from this RFP shall be from date of execution by MAPC for a period of ten months. MAPC reserves the right to cancel all or part of this solicitation, and/or to reject bids, if in its sole discretion, it is in its best interest. MAPC reserves the right to extend any contract for up to two, three-month extensions at the prior approved hourly rates. MAPC retains the sole right to exercise such an extension.

Legal Notice of Invitations for Bids - FCAM Fire Apparatus and Additional Equipment

The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (“MAPC”), pursuant to M.G.L. 30B, s.22, is seeking sealed bids from qualified Bidders to supply industry standard compliant fire apparatus, engines, vehicles and associated equipment to the members of the Fire Chiefs Association of Massachusetts (“FCAM”). Please request the full invitation for Bids “IFB” for more information. MAPC will be the awarding authority on behalf of FCAM. Contracts will be awarded to the responsible and responsive bidders offering the lowest price for advertised goods as indicated on the Bid Price Forms. One contract award will be made for each vehicle type by the manufacturer or make of the vehicle.

The IFB may be obtained from MAPC, by contacting Kelsi Champley, by email at kchampley@mapc.org on or after Noon Monday, October 10, 2022. A Bidders Conference via Zoom will be held Thursday, October 20, 2022, at 1:00 p.m. Proposals are due at 2:00 p.m., Friday December 9, 2022, through CommBUYS and an email lockbox fcambid2022@mapc.com. Late proposals will not be accepted.

The term of any contract resulting from this IFB shall be from date of execution by both parties through June 2023 with the possibility of five six-month 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.

Legal Notice of Invitation for Bids for Public Works Services - Road Paint

The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) representing the following municipalities and government agencies: Arlington, Boston, Brookline, Cambridge, Everett, Medford, Salem, Quincy, and the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) invites bids for the following public works services and materials to be provided to the Participating Municipalities and Government Agencies through December 1, 2023:

Description Estimated One Year Contract Value MassDOT Prequal. Required
Roadway Paint and Markings

$3,434,352

Y

MAPC is administering this procurement on behalf of the participating communities and government agencies. MAPC will identify responsible and responsive low bidders and make recommendations of award. Individual contracts will be executed between the Participating Municipalities/Government Agencies and the low bidders. The Participating Municipalities and Government Agencies reserve the right to accept or reject such recommendations and to award contracts with the low bidders as deemed in their best interest. MAPC, the participating municipalities, and government entities reserve the right to accept or reject any and all bids or portions thereof, to waive any informalities in bidding, and to recommend awards as appear in the best interest of the participating communities and government agencies and their members.

Bid documents may be obtained by contacting Kelsi Champley by email at kchampley@mapc.org, beginning October 12, 2022. Massachusetts Prevailing Wage Laws apply to all services. Bid Bonds, Performance Bonds, and Labor & Materials Payment Bonds are required. Sealed bids will be accepted until 1:00 PM, November 16, 2022 through a locked email (MAPCRoadPaint@mapc.org) and through CommBuys at which time they will be publicly opened via Zoom link.

Please note that bids from Bidders not listed by MassDOT as prequalified in the specific class of work with a single contract limit at or above the dollar value of the projects or who are not listed on a waiver contractor bid list as of the day of the bid will be rejected. Vendors are advised that the initial contract term is for one year. Contractors who are not prequalified to provide the services listed for the total Prequal. contract value, but meet the single year waiver threshold, without documented poor performance issues, and want to bid, should submit a waiver request at least 2 weeks prior to the bid opening to allow for time to appeal in the event that a waiver is not granted.  The estimated value provided in this Invitation to Bid is for one year.

**The Bid deadline for this project has been extended to 11/30/2022 at 1:00 PM.**

Legal Notice of Invitation for Bids for Public Works Services

The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) on behalf of the South Shore Regional Services

Consortium (Consortium) representing the following municipalities: Braintree, Cohasset, Duxbury, Hanover, Hingham, Hull, Marshfield, Milton, Norwell, Pembroke, and Scituate invites bids for the following publics works services and materials to be provided to the Participating Member Municipalities through November 23, 2023:

Item # Description Estimated Contract

Value – 1 yr

MassDOT Prequal.

Required

Item 9 Catch Basin Cleaning $417,629 Y
Item 16 Tree Services $397,600 Y

MAPC is administering this procurement on behalf of the Consortium and the Participating Member Municipalities. MAPC will identify responsible and responsive low bidders and make recommendations of award. Individual contracts will be executed between the Participating Member Municipalities and the low bidders. The Participating Member Municipalities reserve the right to accept or reject such recommendations and to award contracts with the low bidders as deemed in their best interest. MAPC and the Consortium reserve the right to accept or reject any and all bids or portions thereof, to waive any informalities in bidding, and to recommend awards as appear in the best interest of the Consortium and its members.

Bid documents may be obtained by contacting Kelsi Champley by email at kchampley@mapc.org, beginning October 19, 2022. Massachusetts Prevailing Wage Laws apply. Bid Bonds, Performance Bonds, and Labor & Materials Payment Bonds are required. Sealed bids will be accepted until 1:00 PM, November 23, 2022 via Commbuys and email lockbox, at which time they will be publicly opened via Zoom.

Please note that bids from Bidders not listed by MassDOT as prequalified in the specific class of work with a single contract limit at or above the dollar value of the projects or who are not listed on a waiver contractor bid list as of the day of the bid will be rejected. Vendors are advised that the initial contract term is for one year. Contractors who are not prequalified to provide the services listed for the total Prequal. contract value, but meet the single year waiver threshold, without documented poor performance issues, and want to bid, should submit a waiver request at least 2 weeks prior to the bid opening to allow for time to appeal in the event that a waiver is not granted.  The estimated value provided in this Invitation to Bid is for one year.  Vendors are expected to be able to provide their services over three years at three times the initial estimated value.

Legal Notice of Invitation for Bids - MetroWest Consortium

The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) on behalf of the MetroWest Regional Services Consortium (Consortium) representing the following municipalities: Ashland, Hopkinton, Millis, Natick, Sherborn, Southborough, and Wellesley invites bids for the following public works services and materials to be provided to the Participating Member Municipalities through October 31, 2023, with the possibility of two 1-year extensions:

Item # Description Estimated One Year Contract Value MassDOT Prequal. Required Estimated Three Year Contract Value/MassDot Prequal. Valuation
Item 16 Tree Services $ 395,725 Y $ 1,187,175

MAPC is administering this procurement on behalf of the Consortium and the Participating Member Municipalities. MAPC will identify responsible and responsive low bidders and make recommendations of award. Individual contracts will be executed between the Participating Member Municipalities and the low bidders. The Participating Member Municipalities reserve the right to accept or reject such recommendations and to award contracts with the low bidders as deemed in their best interest. MAPC and the Consortium reserve the right to accept or reject any and all bids or portions thereof, to waive any informalities in bidding, and to recommend awards as appear in the best interest of the Consortium and its members.

Bid documents may be obtained by contacting Kelsi Champley by email at kchampley@mapc.org, beginning September 28, 2022. Massachusetts Prevailing Wage Laws apply to all services. Bid Bonds, Performance Bonds, and Labor & Materials Payment Bonds are required. Sealed bids will be accepted until 1:00 PM, October 28, 2022 via Commbuys and locked email.

Please note that bids from Bidders not listed by MassDOT as prequalified in the specific class of work with a single contract limit at or above the dollar value of the projects or who are not listed on a waiver contractor bid list as of the day of the bid will be rejected. Vendors are advised that the initial contract term is for one year.  MAPC reserves the right to extend the contract for two additional 12 month options. Valuation for purposes of MassDOT Prequalification is based on first year times three (3) to arrive at an estimated total Prequal. contract value. Contractors who are not prequalified to provide the services listed for the total Prequal. contract value, but meet the single year waiver threshold (+50% of year 1 prequalification; example $100,000 limit = $150,000 waiver) and want to bid, should submit a waiver request at least two (2) weeks prior to the bid opening to allow for time to appeal in the event that a waiver is not granted.  The estimated value provided in this Invitation to Bid is for one (1) year.  Vendors are expected to be able to provide their services over three (3) years at three (3) times the initial estimated value.

Invitation for Proposals: Winter 2021 Accelerating Climate Resiliency Grants

The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) seeks to accelerate climate resilience in the Metro Boston region by helping municipalities advance strategies that protect people, places, and communities from the impacts of climate change. The intent is to deploy actionable resilience interventions through local projects, policies, and strategies. Our funded projects will facilitate long-term innovative changes that lead to greater readiness for climate change. In particular, MAPC seeks to elevate projects that will advance climate equity, regional coordination, and social cohesion. MAPC’s Accelerating Climate Resiliency Municipal Grant program is supported by the Barr Foundation.

Eligible Applicants

The 101 cities and towns in the Metropolitan Boston area served by MAPC are eligible to apply. Multi-municipal collaboration and partnerships with non-profits and community-based organizations are strongly encouraged.

Timeline (subject to change)

  • Invitation for Grant Proposals Announced: February 1, 2021
  • Informational Webinar: February 18, 2021
  • Deadline to Submit Questions: February 24, 2021
  • Proposals Due: February 26, 2021
  • Award Announcements: April 2021

More Information

June 14, 2021 Upper Fall Historic District Commission Appeal

Pursuant to Chapter 40C, Section 12, M.G.L., and Section 22-40 (f) (13) of the Newton Historic Districts Ordinance, the Metropolitan Area Planning Council will hold a hearing on Monday June 14, 2021, at 6:00 pm to hear the appeal of a decision by the Upper Falls Historic District Commission. The appeal is of a Denial of Certificate of Appropriateness application by the Upper Falls Historic District Commission on a private residence at 959 Chestnut Street, Newton.

Members of the public may view the proceedings at https://www.youtube.com/user/MAPCMetroBoston. All public comments must be submitted in writing to historicappeals@mapc.org. Comments must be received by 3:00 PM EST on June 14, 2021. Only written comments provided by this date and time will be presented during the hearing.

May 2021 Notice of Grant Opportunity: Arts for Health

The Cambridge Public Health Department (CPHD) oversees the City of Cambridge’s public health agenda, codified in a five-year Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP). The CPHD is seeking artists, designers, and creatives to propose creative, safe, accessible and culturally inclusive opportunities to engage residents around one or more of the CHIP priority areas - Mental Health, Healthy Eating and Active Living, and Community and Social Resilience – emphasizing health equity and racism, the CHIP’s cross-cutting theme.

Total available funding for this grant program is $9,000. CPHD anticipates that grants amounts will range from $1,000 - $4,000 per grantee. CPHD will enter into grant agreements with individual artists and/or artist teams.

Key Dates:

  • May 25, 2021: Virtual Information Session at 3 p.m. Click here to register.
  • June 1, 2021: Question Submission Deadline at 5 p.m. Send your questions to artsforhealth@mapc.org.
  • June 2, 2021: Responses to all questions received via email and during info sessions will be posted online by 5 p.m.
  • June 8, 2021: Application deadline at 5 p.m. Please send all application materials in one email to artsforhealth@mapc.org with the lead applicant’s full name or team name in subject line of the email.
  • June 30, 2021: Awards will be announced on or before June 30 by 5 p.m.
  • September 1, 2021: Creative engagement begins
  • November 1, 2021: Creative engagement period ends

Click here to download the Call.

Click here to go to the project webpage.

The application deadline has passed and the grant program is no longer accepting applications. A list of grant awards can be found here.

Notice of Grant Opportunity: Taxi/Livery Partnership Grant Program Application (Fall 2020)

The Metropolitan Area Planning Council ("MAPC") in partnership with MassDevelopment, has developed this state-wide Taxi/Livery Partnership Grant program to provide funding for grantees to contract with taxicab, livery, or hackney businesses for transportation and delivery needs for the Commonwealth’s vulnerable populations and others. 

The grant program will support public transportation and Non-Emergency Medical Transportation (NEMT) initiatives that can be served by taxi, livery, or hackney businesses in Massachusetts. These services could include first mile/last mile connections, fixed-route shuttle service, micro-transit initiatives, incentivizing NEMT programs, and other services that taxi, livery and hackney companies can provide that meet local transportation needs, such as meal deliveries, senior transportation, and other services to be identified through outreach. 

Eligible grantees include to Regional Transit Agencies (RTAs), municipal and state agencies, Health and Human Services agencies, as well as non-profit organizations whose mission is aligned with the mission of MAPC. Recipients of the Urgent Taxi, Livery, and Hackney Partnerships grant program are eligible to apply for the grant opportunity.