The Town of Swampscott, by its Board of Selectmen, solicits Statements of Qualifications and Proposals from registered design and engineering professionals interested in performing design and engineering services for a multi‐use rail trail in Swampscott, Massachusetts. The trail will run along the National Grid utility corridor from the Swampscott Train Depot to the Marblehead town line (connecting to the Marblehead Rail Trail).
Responses will be received in the Office of the Town Administrator, Swampscott Town Hall, 22 Monument Avenue, Swampscott, MA 01907 by 10:00 am ET on Friday, August 25, 2017. The proposals must be sealed and clearly marked “RFQ Response for Swampscott Rail Trail Design & Engineering” in the lower left corner. Faxed or electronically‐mailed (emailed) submissions will not be accepted.
The design and engineering services are subject to terms and conditions set forth in detail in the Request for Qualifications (“RFQ”). Copies of the RFQ may be obtained at the above address, Monday through Thursday between 8:00 am and 4:00 pm and Friday 8:00 am and 12:00 pm (holidays excepted). A site visit / pre‐submittal meeting will be held at 10:00 am on Friday, August 11, 2017 at the Swampscott Middle School, 207 Forest Avenue, Swampscott, MA. No Respondent may withdraw a response for a period of ninety (90) days after the date set for the opening thereof. The awarding authority is the Board of Selectmen.
The Board of Selectmen reserves the right to extend the deadline for submission of Responses, to request supplementary information, to negotiate terms more favorable to the Town, as permitted under law, and to reject any or all submittals or withdraw this RFQ if, in the Selectmen’s sole judgment, the best interests of the Town of Swampscott would be served in doing so.
All questions regarding this RFQ shall be received in writing by email to the Director of Community Development, S. Peter Kane. Questions are due no later than Tuesday, August 15, 2017.
The Town has determined that the procurement of design and engineering for this project is exempt from the Uniform Procurement Act, G.L. c. 30B, and as such, the provisions of G.L. c.30B expressly do not apply to this procurement.