Repairs and Preventative Maintenance of the Civic Center Garage

Bid submission due date and time:
Sealed bids for General Contract                                   Sealed sub-bids for the trades listed herein
Due on Wednesday, October 24, 2018                                         N/A
Until 3:00 PM local time (EST)

by the contact person shown below:

Ehsanul Bhuiya, Comptroller / CPO
Phone: 413-787-6118
Fax: 413-787-6165

The Springfield Parking Authority invites sealed bids for the Repair and Preventative Maintenance of the Civic Center Parking Garage, 41 Harrison 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, but is not limited to: structural repairs generally consist of repair of pre-cast and cast-in-place concrete replacement and supplementing existing structural steel frame. The existing structural steel frame is also scheduled to be cleaned and painted. Waterproofing repairs consist of pre-cast joint sealant replacement, expansion joint replacement and application of traffic bearing waterproofing membrane

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 3:00 PM local time (EST) on Wednesday, October 24, 2018. All General Bids will be publicly opened and read aloud immediately thereafter.

There are no Filed Sub Bidders for this project.

Each General Bidder must be certified by the Department of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance (DCAMM) for the category of work and dollar amount of this project and to be considered must submit with his or her Bid, a DCAMM 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 Construction. The estimated construction cost of this project is $300,000.

Each General Bidder may obtain complete sets of the Bidding Documents, including Bid Forms, after 2:00 PM local time (EST), on Wednesday October 10, 2018, at the Springfield Parking Authority website: Copies of Addenda will be mailed or delivered electronically or registered Bidders without charge.

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 attached 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 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. (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; Mass. 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 on 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 bid specifications from the Springfield Parking Authority.




To provide information to the Springfield Parking Authority, relative to approaches for initiating renovations and revising the use and management of its publically owned live entertainment venue located at City Stage Theater in downtown Springfield.

The Springfield Parking Authority (“SPA”) is in the process of gathering information and researching approaches:

  1. for renovation and revising the use, operation, and management of the publically owned live entertainment venue located in downtown Springfield known as City Stage;
  2. for evaluating the financial, social, and other costs and benefits of its use, as well as the continued use in the future of this live entertainment venue; and
  3. for adopting best practice strategies for renovating and revising the use and management of this publically owned live entertainment venue.

The SPA seeks to gather information from qualified architectural, engineering, financial, and planning firms, as well as firms experienced in the operations, management and booking of live entertainment venues, performing arts centers, civic centers, private events, cultural centers, universities, think tanks, governmental entities, researchers, and any other interested entities/parties to help inform the SPA’s approach for developing the best practice strategies to finance, renovate, reuse, operate, and manage the publically owned live entertainment venue.

This RFI is being used to gather market research for the SPA to make decisions regarding development of strategies for the SPA on how the publically owned live entertainment venue can be renovated, reused, operated, and managed to successfully integrate with the ongoing redevelopment of the downtown Metro area. This information gathering is referenced as the “Project” in this RFI. The Project is aimed at utilizing the City of Springfield’s and the SPA’s assets to further downtown development that serves to support Springfield’s reputation as a destination point and livable community for people across the region, providing a lively atmosphere full of attractions that promote public enjoyment of the downtown area and economic opportunity.

All responses should be submitted in the manner set forth in the RFI, which may be obtained by contacting Ehsanul Bhuiya, Springfield Parking Authority, 150 Bridge Street, Springfield, MA 01103 at on or after 9:00AM (EST) on October 5, 2018 (Release Date). The SPA shall accept responses up to the date, time, and at the location, specified in the RFI.

Response due date: Wednesday, October 31st, 2018, before 12:00PM (EST)

Please click here to obtain a copy of this RFI.