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LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT – INVITATION FOR BIDS # FY 2018-001 – Repair and Preventative Maintenance of the Columbus Center Garage

LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT
SPRINGFIELD PARKING AUTHORITY
INVITATION FOR BIDS # FY 2018-001

LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT
SPRINGFIELD PARKING AUTHORITY
INVITATION FOR BIDS # FY 2018-001

Repair and Preventative Maintenance of the Columbus Center Garage

Bid submission due date and time:

Sealed bids for General Contract
Due on Thursday, November 2nd, 2017
Until 2:00 PM local time (EST) 

Sealed sub-bids for the trades listed herein
Due on Thursday, October 19th, 2017
Until 2:00 PM local time (EST)

by the contact person shown below:
Ehsanul Bhuiya, Comptroller / CPO
Phone: 413-787-6118
Fax: 413-787-6165
Email: ebhuiya@springfieldparkingauthority.com

The Springfield Parking Authority invites sealed bids for the Repair and Preventative Maintenance of the Columbus Center Parking Garage, One E. Columbus Avenue, Springfield, MA 01103, in accordance with Contract Documents prepared by DESMAN Associates, 18 Tremont Street – Suite 300, Boston, MA 02108. The work of this contract includes concrete, waterproofing, masonry and painting, repairs and/or replacement.

Sealed bids for the General Contract on forms furnished by the Springfield Parking Authority will be received at the office of the Springfield Parking Authority, 150 Bridge Street, Springfield, MA 01103 until 2:00 PM local time (EST) on Thursday, November 2nd, 2017. All General Bids will be publicly opened and read aloud immediately thereafter.

Sealed sub-bids for the trades listed herein on forms furnished by the Springfield Parking Authority will be received at the office of the Springfield Parking Authority, 150 Bridge Street, Springfield, MA 01103 until 2:00 PM local time (EST) on Thursday, October 19th, 2017. All Filed Sub-Bids will be publicly opened and read aloud immediately thereafter.

Each General Bidder must be certified by the Department of Capital Asset Management (DCAM) for the category of work and dollar amount of this project and to be considered must submit with his or her Bid, a DCAM Certification and Update Statement indicating additional work or contracts performed or executed after the certification date. The category of work for this Project is General Contracting. The estimated construction cost of this project is $700,000.

Each Filed Sub-Bidder must be certified by DCAM showing that the Sub-Bidder has been certified in their particular sub-bid category to participate on public construction projects and to perform the work required for a sub-bid to be considered. A DCAM Certification and Update Statement indicating additional work or contracts performed or executed after the certification date must be submitted.

Each General Bidder and each Sub-Bidder may obtain complete sets of the Bidding Documents, including Bid Forms, after 2:00 PM local time (EST), on Wednesday, October 11th, 2017, at the Springfield Parking Authority website: http://springfieldparkingauthority.com/bids/ . Copies of Addenda will be emailed to registered bidders without charge.

A Pre-Bid Conference will be held on-site at 10:00 AM (est) on Friday, October 13th, 2017. All prospective bidders are strongly encouraged to attend this walk-through and meeting.

Filed Sub-Bids are required for the following trades: Waterproofing, Dampproofing and Caulking, Masonry Work and Plumbing.

Each General Bid and filed Sub-Bid shall be accompanied by Bid Security equal to five (5%) percent of the Bid amount in the form of a Bid Bond, Certified Treasurer’s or Cashier’s Check, issued by a responsible U.S. bank or Trust Company, payable to the Springfield Parking Authority. Each Bidder shall attach required Bid Bond or Check to the Bid Form.

The Bid Securities of all General Bidders, except those of the three lowest, responsible and eligible General Bidders, will be returned within five (5) business days, after the opening of the General Bids.

The Bid Securities of all Filed Sub-Bidders, except those of the Sub-Bidders named in the General Bids of the three lowest, responsible and eligible General Bidders, and those of the three lowest responsible and eligible Sub-Bidders for each sub-trade, will be returned within five (5) business days, after the opening of General Bids.

The Springfield Parking Authority reserves the right to waive any informalities and to reject any or all General Bids not deemed to the in the best interest of the Authority. The Authority reserves the right to reject any Filed Sub-Bids if it determines that such Sub-Bid does not represent the Sub-Bid of a person competent to perform the work as specified or that less than three (3) such bids were received. (Ch. 149, Sec. 44E).

The successful General Bidder will be required to furnish a Performance Bond and a Labor and Materials Payment Bond as required by the Contract Documents.

All bids for this Project are subject to the provisions of Massachusetts General Laws (Ter. Ed.), including without limitation, Chapter 30, Section 39M as amended; Masss. G.L. Chapter 149, Sections 44A through 44L inclusive; and Chapter 149, Section 26 through 27D inclusive.

Attention is directed to the fact that no less than the minimum wages set forth in the Contract Documents must be paid on this Project and that no Sales Tax should be included in the bid.

All bids shall remain in effect for sixty (60) days, Saturdays, Sundays and legal holidays excluded, after the opening of the General Bids.

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

Please click here to request an electronic copy of this IFB.

Bid submission due date and time:

Sealed bids for General Contract
Due on Thursday, November 2nd, 2017
Until 2:00 PM local time (EST) 

Sealed sub-bids for the trades listed herein
Due on Thursday, October 19th, 2017
Until 2:00 PM local time (EST)

by the contact person shown below:
Ehsanul Bhuiya, Comptroller / CPO
Phone: 413-787-6118
Fax: 413-787-6165
Email: ebhuiya@springfieldparkingauthority.com

The Springfield Parking Authority invites sealed bids for the Repair and Preventative Maintenance of the Columbus Center Parking Garage, One E. Columbus Avenue, Springfield, MA 01103, in accordance with Contract Documents prepared by DESMAN Associates, 18 Tremont Street – Suite 300, Boston, MA 02108. The work of this contract includes concrete, waterproofing, masonry and painting, repairs and/or replacement.

Sealed bids for the General Contract on forms furnished by the Springfield Parking Authority will be received at the office of the Springfield Parking Authority, 150 Bridge Street, Springfield, MA 01103 until 2:00 PM local time (EST) on Thursday, November 2nd, 2017. All General Bids will be publicly opened and read aloud immediately thereafter.

Sealed sub-bids for the trades listed herein on forms furnished by the Springfield Parking Authority will be received at the office of the Springfield Parking Authority, 150 Bridge Street, Springfield, MA 01103 until 2:00 PM local time (EST) on Thursday, October 19th, 2017. All Filed Sub-Bids will be publicly opened and read aloud immediately thereafter.

Each General Bidder must be certified by the Department of Capital Asset Management (DCAM) for the category of work and dollar amount of this project and to be considered must submit with his or her Bid, a DCAM Certification and Update Statement indicating additional work or contracts performed or executed after the certification date. The category of work for this Project is General Contracting. The estimated construction cost of this project is $700,000.

Each Filed Sub-Bidder must be certified by DCAM showing that the Sub-Bidder has been certified in their particular sub-bid category to participate on public construction projects and to perform the work required for a sub-bid to be considered. A DCAM Certification and Update Statement indicating additional work or contracts performed or executed after the certification date must be submitted.

Each General Bidder and each Sub-Bidder may obtain complete sets of the Bidding Documents, including Bid Forms, after 2:00 PM local time (EST), on Wednesday, October 11th, 2017, at the Springfield Parking Authority website: http://springfieldparkingauthority.com/bids/ . Copies of Addenda will be emailed to registered bidders without charge.

A Pre-Bid Conference will be held on-site at 10:00 AM (est) on Friday, October 13th, 2017. All prospective bidders are strongly encouraged to attend this walk-through and meeting.

Filed Sub-Bids are required for the following trades: Waterproofing, Dampproofing and Caulking, Masonry Work and Plumbing.

Each General Bid and filed Sub-Bid shall be accompanied by Bid Security equal to five (5%) percent of the Bid amount in the form of a Bid Bond, Certified Treasurer’s or Cashier’s Check, issued by a responsible U.S. bank or Trust Company, payable to the Springfield Parking Authority. Each Bidder shall attach required Bid Bond or Check to the Bid Form.

The Bid Securities of all General Bidders, except those of the three lowest, responsible and eligible General Bidders, will be returned within five (5) business days, after the opening of the General Bids.

The Bid Securities of all Filed Sub-Bidders, except those of the Sub-Bidders named in the General Bids of the three lowest, responsible and eligible General Bidders, and those of the three lowest responsible and eligible Sub-Bidders for each sub-trade, will be returned within five (5) business days, after the opening of General Bids.

The Springfield Parking Authority reserves the right to waive any informalities and to reject any or all General Bids not deemed to the in the best interest of the Authority. The Authority reserves the right to reject any Filed Sub-Bids if it determines that such Sub-Bid does not represent the Sub-Bid of a person competent to perform the work as specified or that less than three (3) such bids were received. (Ch. 149, Sec. 44E).

The successful General Bidder will be required to furnish a Performance Bond and a Labor and Materials Payment Bond as required by the Contract Documents.

All bids for this Project are subject to the provisions of Massachusetts General Laws (Ter. Ed.), including without limitation, Chapter 30, Section 39M as amended; Masss. G.L. Chapter 149, Sections 44A through 44L inclusive; and Chapter 149, Section 26 through 27D inclusive.

Attention is directed to the fact that no less than the minimum wages set forth in the Contract Documents must be paid on this Project and that no Sales Tax should be included in the bid.

All bids shall remain in effect for sixty (60) days, Saturdays, Sundays and legal holidays excluded, after the opening of the General Bids.

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

Please click here to request an electronic copy of this IFB.

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.