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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, January 27, 2020
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Notice of Meeting and 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 here.

Legislative Committee

Wednesday, January 13, 2021 - Cancelled
10:00 AM -11:30 AM
Notice of Meeting and Agenda

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

Winter Council

TBD
Notice of Meeting & Agenda

Officers Meetings

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

Monday, February 1, 2021
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 here.

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

Homeland Security

WRHSAC19 - Public Health Response Trailer

The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC), on behalf of the Western Region Homeland Security Advisory Council and in its role as Statewide Homeland Security Fiduciary, invites bids for 1 public health mobile response trailer. IFB information packets will be available starting December 14, 2020 at 10:00AM ET by contacting Amy Reilly at 617-933-0765 or areilly@mapc.org. Sealed bids will be opened on December 30, 2020 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.

NOTE: The due date of this IFB has been extended to January 6, 2021 at 12:30PM ET.

CRHSAC18 – District 7 Radios

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 portable radios and accessories. IFB information packets will be available starting December 18, 2020 at 10:00 am ET by contacting Amy Reilly at 617-933-0765 or areilly@mapc.org. Sealed bids will be opened on January 5, 2021 at 12:30 pm 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.

CRHSAC18 – Gas Calibration Stations

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 gas calibration stations and cylinder holders. IFB information packets will be available starting December 21, 2020 at 10:00 am ET by contacting Amy Reilly at 617-933-0765 or areilly@mapc.org. Sealed bids will be opened on January 6, 2021 at 12:00 pm 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.

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

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Solicitation:

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

The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC), on behalf of the Western Region Homeland Security Advisory Council and in its role as Statewide Homeland Security Fiduciary, invites bids for 1 public health mobile response trailer. IFB information packets will be available starting December 14, 2020 at 10:00AM ET by contacting Amy Reilly at 617-933-0765 or areilly@mapc.org. Sealed bids will be opened on December 30, 2020 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.

  • 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.

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 of Request for Proposals - MAPC 2021 Parking Meters

The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC), in partnership with and on behalf of interested municipalities and participating regional planning agencies (RPAs), requests competitive proposals from qualified Vendors to supply parking meter equipment and related services to the interested municipalities and the municipalities represented by the participating RPAs and their municipal subdivisions including, but not limited to their parking authorities. MAPC will be the awarding authority. Contracts will be awarded to those Respondents deemed responsible and responsive. This will be determined by evaluating Respondents against the quality requirements and evaluation criteria set out in the RFP, and by considering the prices offered. 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 Kelsi Champley by email at kchampley@mapc.org on or after November 23, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. EST until 5:00 p.m., EST, and requesting RFP no. MAPC 2021 Parking Meters. Proposals are due at 1:00 p.m., EST, Monday, January 18, 2021 via CommBUYS and the Email Lockbox. 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.

The term of any contract resulting from this RFP shall be from the date of execution through December 2021. 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 Request for Proposals - MAPC 2021 Mobile Parking Payment Systems

The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC), in partnership with and on behalf of interested municipalities and participating regional planning agencies (RPAs), requests competitive proposals from qualified Vendors to supply mobile parking payment systems and related services to the interested municipalities and the municipalities represented by the participating RPAs and their municipal subdivisions including, but not limited to their parking authorities. MAPC will be the awarding authority. Contracts will be awarded to those Respondents deemed responsible and responsive. This will be determined by evaluating Respondents against the quality requirements and evaluation criteria set out in the RFP, and by considering the prices offered. 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 Kelsi Champley by email at kchampley@mapc.org on or after November 30, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. and requesting RFP no. MAPC 2021 Mobile Parking Payment Systems. Proposals are due at 1:00 p.m., EST, Monday, January 25, 2021 via CommBUYS and email lock box. Price and technical proposals must be submitted separately. Proposals that are not prepared as required will be considered non-responsive. Late proposals will not be accepted.

The term of any contract resulting from this RFP shall be from the date of execution through December 2021. 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 Request for Proposals - GBPC 2021 Sweepers

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 Mechanical, Regenerative Air, and Vacuum Street Sweepers 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 via a designated email lock box. Proposals are due by December 23rd, 2020 at 1 PM. Do not email any proposal document to MAPC contact directly. Any emailed proposal documents sent to the unofficial email address 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 January 31st, 2020 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

The application deadline has passed and the grant program is no longer accepting applications. MAPC anticipates announcing taxi partnership grant awards no later than February 2021.

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

Key Dates:

  • November 9: Webinar for interested grantees at 2 p.m. Click here for the webinar recording
  • November 13: Answers to grantee questions posted (submit questions by November 12)
  • November 20: Application deadline (5 p.m. EST)

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.

Funds must be passed through to the taxi, livery, or hackney businesses themselves in the form of reimbursements based on successful completion of project milestones. Grants will be issued to expand transportation service capacity through contracts with Massachusetts licensed and non-debarred taxi, hackney or livery businesses only. Unused grant funds will be returned to MAPC to be used in the program. The grant awardees may be allowed up to five percent of their grant request for documented new itemized administrative expenses associated with overseeing the grant. Individual grant awards will not exceed $250,000. 

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 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 grant program is designed to achieve this goal while also providing transportation and delivery needs for the Commonwealth’s vulnerable populations and others. All such services will be proposed and overseen by eligible grantees. 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. 

Applications should be submitted to Travis Pollack at tpollack@mapc.org or Marah Holland at mholland@mapc.org by 5 p.m. Eastern Time on November 20, 2020. Please see the links below to download the grant application, application instructions, and other documents.  

MAPC will host a webinar for interested grantees on November 9, 2020 at 2 p.m. via Zoom to learn more and ask questions about the grant program, application process. Interested parties can participate on the day of the webinar via this link: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYtcOGprz0vGNNILH3PrY8gEIEnRWTybL4C.
Participation in the webinar is not required to apply for the grant. 

Contacts

Questions about this grant opportunity should have been submitted to Travis Pollack at tpollack@mapc.org or Marah Holland at mholland@mapc.org  by Thursday, November 12, 2020. Answers are compiled here.

More Information

Please visit https://www.mapc.org/taxipartnerships for more information on the taxi partnership grant program and https://www.mapc.org/about-mapc/legal-notices-meetings/#transportation for updates on this Notice of Grant Opportunity.