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LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT SPRINGFIELD PARKING AUTHORITY REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS WORTHINGTON/DWIGHT STREET & STCC/STATE STREET PARKING NEEDS STUDY – RFP#2017 – 05

LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT
SPRINGFIELD PARKING AUTHORITY
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
WORTHINGTON/DWIGHT STREET & STCC/STATE STREET PARKING NEEDS STUDY – RFP# 2017 – 05

Sealed proposals will be received until
February 27th, 2017, at 2:00 PM local time (EST)
by the contact person listed below:

Ehsanul “Bokul” Bhuiya, Comptroller/CPO
Phone: 413-787-6118
Fax: 413-787-6165
Email: ebhuiya@springfieldparkingauthority.com

The Springfield Parking Authority (SPA) is soliciting proposals from qualified professional firms for the production of two parking need assessment studies for the areas known as the Worthington / Dwight Street Entertainment/Dining District (Phase I) and the STCC / State Street Corridor (Phase II).

This solicitation is being conducted in accordance with the provisions of Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 30B, and an award will be made to the responsive and responsible proposer offering the most advantageous proposal. If it becomes necessary to revise any part of this RFP or otherwise provide additional information, an addendum will be issued to all prospective proposers who received copies of the original request.

The Request for Proposals (RFP) will be issued beginning February 1st, 2017, and will be made available electronically to interested parties who submit requests via email to the contact person at the address listed above.

The Springfield Parking Authority supports minority and women (MWBE) participation, as well as hiring locally, in all contracts.

The Springfield Parking Authority reserves the right to reject any and all proposals where it deems such action in the best interest of the public and/or the Springfield Parking Authority: and at its sole discretion, to pursue any and all actions it deems in the Springfield Parking Authority’s best interest regarding this Request for Proposals.

Responses are due on February 27, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. in the SPA Office, 150 Bridge Street, Springfield MA 01103-1417. An award will be made within 30 days and contract negotiations may begin at that time with the Proposer offering the most advantageous proposal. Specifications and required forms are available on the SPA website at www.Springfieldparkingauthority.com. There will not be a public opening. All responses must be received in accordance with the requirements set forth in the RFP, prior to the deadline.

Please click here to obtain RFP specifications and required forms.

Employment Opportunity

The Springfield Parking Authority is seeking qualified applicants for the position of a part-time Parking Operations Assistant. The Parking Operations Assistant will perform a variety of responsible, professional administrative and analytical functions, initially 20 to 25 hours weekly. A copy of the job description can be obtained by clicking here. Resumes may be submitted electronically via email to NDuquette@SpringfieldParkingAuthority.com, or by mail to the Springfield Parking Authority by August 18, 2016.

Please click here to submit electronically

Or mail to:

Springfield Parking Authority
Attn: Nycole Duquette
150 Bridge Street
Springfield, MA 01103

Legal Advertisement – Request For Proposals – Private Management Services – CityStage Theater

The Springfield Parking Authority (SPA) is soliciting proposals from interested parties for the disposition, by lease, of the City Stage Theater located at One Columbus Center, 150 Bridge Street, Springfield, MA 01103. The CityStage Theater is a multi-story building with 40,000+/- square feet of gross building area, with one theater with a stage and seating capacity of 475, a smaller theater with a stage and seating capacity of 87, a rehearsal hall, office space and dressing rooms/showering facilities. The CityStage Theater consists of a single parcel, with adjacent paid parking. CityStage has a business address at One Columbus Center and is located on the corners of East Columbus Avenue, Worthington and Bridge Streets. As-built plans for the CityStage Theater are available for inspection at the Springfield Parking Authority, 150 Bridge Street, Springfield, Massachusetts 01103, Telephone No. (413) 787-6118.

This solicitation is being conducted in accordance with the provisions of Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 30B, Section 16 and all lease documents must be strictly awarded in accordance with the requirements of the Request for Proposals regarding Real Property Transactions. If it becomes necessary to revise any part of this RFP or otherwise provide additional information, an addendum will be issued to all prospective proposers who received copies of the original request.

Proposals are due on June 20th, 2016, at 2:00 PM, in the SPA Office, 150 Bridge Street, Springfield MA 01103-1417. An award will be made within 30 days to the most advantageous proposer, and Lease Agreement must be executed with the Authority within 45 days from the date the winning proposer is notified in writing that its proposal was accepted by the Springfield Parking Authority Board of Directors. Specifications and required forms are available on the Springfield Parking Authority website at www.springfieldparkingauthority.com. Proposals will be opened in the Parking Authority Office at 2:00 PM on the date due by the Chief Procurement Officer. The opening of the bids is public. All bids must be received in sealed envelopes properly marked prior to the deadline.

Please click here to request an electronic copy of the RFP.

SPRINGFIELD PARKING AUTHORITY HOLDS DONATION DAY TO BENEFIT LOCAL CHARITIES

The Springfield Parking Authority in conjunction with its parking operator, Executive Parking, will conduct a “Donation Day” on Wednesday June 3, 2015 at all its facilities. Donation tables will be located within the parking facilities and all donations collected that day will be distributed to the Food Bank of Western Massachusetts and the Friends of the Homeless in Springfield, MA. Non-perishable packaged or canned food donations will be given to the Food Bank. Friends of the Homeless is in need of flip flops for both men and women, as well as toiletries, socks and underwear.

The public is welcome and encouraged to participate. “Donation Day” is part of an ongoing outreach effort by the Springfield Parking Authority to contribute to the needs of Springfield and neighboring communities.

Current Issues and Pending Projects

March 25, 2015
To: Customers of Springfield Parking Authority
From: Mary E. McNally, Executive Director, Springfield Parking Authority

Current Issues and Pending Projects

Credit cards are accepted at our facilities. Please use this payment method when you can.

The contractor for the viaduct project will be selected this month. The I-91 parking capacity continues to be sufficient for our current parking demand. We continue to expect that construction, when it begins, will not adversely affect this situation. As stated previously, the Authority will send email notifications to existing customers and post updates on our website as we receive them. The information we will share will be based on communications with the DOT and the contractor selected for this project. The situation is being monitored regularly and additional contingency planning continues.

As requested previously, if you are a monthly parker, please make sure that the information you provide us regarding your vehicles is updated as changes occur. Our security contractor, M.J. Norton Co., issues tickets on vehicles left in our garages and lots after closing. Many of these tickets prove unnecessary and are voided due to inaccurate information on file. Please let us know if you have changed vehicles or need to add a second vehicle to the information on file here. It is also helpful if we have your updated contact information including an email address and daytime telephone number.

We continue to struggle with the problem of lost chip coins at many of our facilities. If you have taken a coin upon entering a facility and for some reason did not use it to exit, please return it by dropping it in the receptacles at the garage exits or at our office at 150 Bridge Street, Springfield, Ma.

Three new Smart cars have been delivered to the Authority and have replaced the Go-4 Interceptor vehicles used for parking enforcement. Two of these vehicles are fully electric and the purchase is partially funded by a grant from the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection. You may have seen these cars already patrolling City streets. Electric vehicle charging machines have been installed in the I-91 North garage and in the Columbus Center garage. These chargers are also funded in part by a grant from the Mass. DEP and are free to the public.

Recent facility upgrades include the following: 1) masonry and signage on the façade of Taylor garage; 2) a black wrought iron fence installation around the perimeter of the Dwight Street lot; 3) new lighting on the first floor of the I-91 North garage. In the spring, plans are in place to re-stripe the meter spaces and install new signage and other lighting upgrades at Dwight Street lot and Columbus Center facilities.

Our major facilities capital needs assessment is now complete. The recommendations have been evaluated and projects will be scheduled by priority within the coming months, beginning at the Civic Center facility. We are also investigating acquisition of a pay by phone mobile application for customer use for meter parking fees.

Re: Community Contributions

The Springfield Parking Authority has recently sponsored the Department of Children and Families National Adoption Day and has allowed use of its facilities at reduced or no cost, to support community affairs and charitable activities, such as the Balloon Parade volunteers, the Springfield Business Improvement District Valet Parking Program the Grinspoon Foundation, the American Red Cross Blood Drive and the Mass Mutual Financial Literacy for Schools program. We will continue to support economic development activities in the City whenever possible as our resources allow.

We welcome your suggestions and comments as we move forward with our mission of service to the Springfield community.

Welcome To Springfield Parking Authority // Update From The Executive Director

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CUSTOMERS OF SPRINGFIELD PARKING AUTHORITY

Re: Viaduct Project and Parking

The Springfield Parking Authority currently has ample parking spaces available in our downtown facilities to accommodate all of our monthly parkers during this project. Last week we were notified that the viaduct rehabilitation project will probably begin in March, 2015. The Authority will send email notifications to existing customers and post updates as we receive them on a monthly basis on our website. The information we will share will be based on communications with the DOT and the contractor selected for this project. Of course we know that there will be some inconvenience to the public, but we are trying to manage that with this information campaign. This situation is being monitored regularly and additional contingency planning continues.

Re: Current Projects

We have changed our domain name to www.SpringfieldParkingAuthority.com effective October, 1, 2014. We have also upgraded our website to allow for online payment of monthly parking fees as well as completion of several forms required for this purpose. We are attempting to make your use of our facilities more convenient. A new sign program featuring maps of the downtown is underway. When completed, these signs will be posted in all facilities.

If you are a monthly parker, please make sure that the information you provide us is updated when changes occur. Our security contractor, M.J. Norton Co., issues tickets on vehicles left in our garages after closing. Many of these tickets prove unnecessary and are voided due to inaccurate information on file. Please let us know if you have changed vehicles or need to add a second vehicle to the information on file here.

Re: Financial Reports

In FY 14, the Springfield Parking Authority had gross income of nearly $3.5 million dollars; gross expenses, including debt service, were $3.0 million dollars resulting in net income of $500,000. A capital needs assessment is now underway to identify and prioritize the needs in each facility. The Authority plans to invest the necessary funds to complete these projects to improve the condition of our facilities over the course of the next several years to make your parking experience better. Many capital improvement projects and much of our maintenance has unfortunately been deferred for many years, so these upgrades and improvements are expensive and may be lengthy in duration. The Springfield Parking Authority manages the City’s Towing and On Street Parking contracts as part of its daily operations. We strive continuously to improve efficiency and reduce operating expenses.

Electric vehicle charging machines will soon be installed in the I-91 North garage and in the Columbus Center garage. These chargers are funded in part by a grant from the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection. Additional funding from the grant will be applied to a portion of the purchase price of two electric Smartcar vehicles to replace the vehicles currently (no pun) used by our on street personnel. We will also purchase two gas or hybrid Smartcars to upgrade our fleet.

Re: Community Contributions

The Springfield Parking Authority has budgeted $300,000 from this year’s revenue to fund overtime deployments of Police patrols in the downtown. Whenever possible the Parking Authority allows use of its facilities at reduced or no cost, to support community affairs and charitable activities. In recent months we have sponsored events such as the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Walk, the Mattoon Street Arts Festival, the Baystate Health Fair, Hometown Heros, Springfield Jazz and Roots Festival, Veterans Expo, Springfield Public Forum and Springfield Symphony Hall events.

We will continue to support economic development activities in the City whenever possible as our resources allow.

Sincerely,

Mary E. McNally
Executive Director
Springfield Parking Authority

WEB PAY FOR MONTHLY PARKERS

Web Pay For Monthly

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NEW TIME SAVING FEATURE! The Springfield Parking Authority is pleased to announce WEB PAY for our monthly parkers. Now you can save time and a stamp, by visiting the PAYMENTS link on our website. Monthly parkers choose your garage, fill out the form with your credit card info and we take care of the rest. It’s fast, simple, and completely secure. The Springfield Parking Authority authorizes monthly parking online. There is no additional cost for this convenience. Visit the PAYMENTS link now to start paying your monthly parking bill online.

Credit Card Payments Now Accepted For Event Parking At Civic Center

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No more need to fumble for cash when you are headed to an event at the Mass Mutual Center. We’ve listened to your feedback and we are pleased to announce that we are now accepting credit card payments for all event parking at the Civic Center Garage. It’s a fast and convenient way to pay for parking for games, concerts, shows, and events.