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10/23/14 - RFQ is Closed

RFQ Closed: Trade Contractor RFQ - Terminal Building

NOTE:  This is a separate procurement from the Union Station Regional Intermodal Transportation Center Parking Garage Construction Project which was recently advertised.  All interested Trade Contractors must submit and prequalify separately for this procurement, even if they submitted for the Parking Garage Construction previously. See more details in the legal notice below.

Legal Notice -Trade Contractors

LEGAL NOTICE


NOTICE TO TRADE CONTRACTORS
REQUEST FOR TRADE CONTRACTOR QUALIFICATIONS

The SPRINGFIELD REDEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY (Authority) is soliciting Statements of Qualifications (SOQs) from TRADE CONTRACTORS interested in performing work for BID NUMBER 15-2014008, UNION STATION REGIONAL INTERMODAL TRANSPORTATION CENTER (Project) at Frank B. Murray Street, Springfield, MA.  The Authority is seeking SOQs from qualified and experienced DCAMM Certified Trade Contractors who have a demonstrated experience in the construction and implementation of similar work in terms of scale and complexity.

NOTE:  This is a separate procurement from the Union Station Regional Intermodal Transportation Center Parking Garage Construction Project which was recently advertised.  All interested Trade Contractors must submit and prequalify separately for this procurement, even if they submitted for the Parking Garage Construction previously.

The Project includes renovation of the existing terminal building and passenger tunnel, construction of a new open-air bus terminal and all associated site improvements.

In accordance with Massachusetts Construction Manager at Risk requirements, Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 149a Section 8 and Chapter 149 Section 44F, SOQs are being requested from Trade Contractors capable of performing the following classes of work: (a) Masonry, (b) Miscellaneous & Ornamental Iron, (c) Waterproofing, Damproofing & Caulking, (d) Roofing and Flashing, (e) Metal Windows, (f) Interior Glass and Glazing, (g) Lath and Plaster, (h) Tile, (i) Acoustical Ceiling Tile, (j) Marble, (k) Resilient Floors, (l) Terrazzo, (m) Painting, (n) Elevators, (o) Fire Protection, (p) Plumbing, (q) HVAC, (r) Electrical.

The estimated total cost of the construction is $59,463,500 (including alternates) and the estimated construction duration is eighteen months.  The estimated construction cost of the work to be performed by Trade Contractors is as follows (including alternates):
(a) Masonry - $1,857,400
(b) Miscellaneous & Ornamental Iron ? 537,800
(c) Waterproofing, Damproofing & Caulking - $614,900
(d) Roofing and Flashing - $940,400
(e) Metal Windows - $1,443,300
(f) Interior Glass and Glazing - $54,100
(g) Lath and Plaster - $554,500
(h) Tile - $300,500
(i) Acoustical Ceiling Tile - $255,600
(j) Marble - $275,700
(k) Resilient Floors - $80,400
(l) Terrazzo - $204,400
(m) Painting - $204,200
(n) Elevators - $714,000
(o) Fire Protection - $594,600
(p) Plumbing - $1,354,200
(q) HVAC - $2,973,200
(r) Electrical ? 4,389,500

The Authority is implementing the project in accordance with MGL Chapter 149A, Sections 1 thru 13.  This selection of trade contractors conforms to MGL Chapter 149A, Section 8, subsections (b) to (k) inclusive, which shall be incorporated herein by reference.  This Request for Qualifications (RFQ) will be utilized to prequalify trade contractors capable and experienced in projects of similar size, scope and complexity.  The Authority shall utilize a two-step process including the prequalification of trade contractors based on an evaluation of the SOQs received in response to this solicitation, followed by an Invitation to Bidders that will only be issued to the trade contractors deemed prequalified by the Prequalification Committee. The ultimate awarding of a bid is subject to appropriation of funds and approval of the Governing Board of the SRA. A Prequalification Committee consisting of four representatives, one each from the Designer (HDR, Inc.) and the CM at Risk (Daniel O?Connell?s Sons) and two Owner Representatives (including the OPM, Skanska USA Building Inc.) has been established.  This Prequalification Committee will be conducting a qualifications based evaluation of submittals received from interested trade contractors in order to identify prequalified trade contractors who will be invited to respond to a written Invitation to Bidders.

Qualification Statements shall be evaluated in accordance with the following criteria: (1) Management Experience, (2) Project References including a Public Project Record and (3) Capacity to Complete including a demonstration that the contractor has the financial stability and long-term viability to successfully implement the Project.

The SOQ must conform to the requirements set forth in the (RFQ).  The complete RFQ, including directions, will be available for download as of Friday, October 3, 2014 at https://www3.springfield-ma.gov/planning/union_station.0.html or can be obtained in person at 70 Tapley Street, Springfield, MA. during normal business hours. SOQs must be submitted at or before 2:00 PM (EDT) on Friday, October 24, 2014 at the following location:

Springfield Redevelopment Authority
Attention: Thomas Moore, Esq.
70 Tapley Street
Springfield, MA 01104

Please direct any questions by e-mail only to karen.woods@skanska.com before Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at 5:00 PM(EDT).  Prospective respondents shall not communicate with any person or entity participating on the Prequalification Committee at any time during the RFQ process except through written questions submitted in accordance with the process outlined in the RFQ.  The responders? names will be posted, but there will be no public opening of the responses.  The Authority reserves the right to waive any informality in, or to reject any or all responses, if in the public interest to do so.

The SRA is an EEO/MBE/WBE/DBE employer, and is committed to the utilization of disadvantaged business enterprises (DBE) as vendors, suppliers, and contractors in all aspects of procurement and contracting to the maximum extent feasible.  In furtherance of this commitment and in compliance with federal and state funding requirements, the SRA has set a 2.35% DBE goal for this Project. Any firm that represents itself as a DBE will be required to provide valid certification from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Supplier Diversity Office.

Closed Bid: Final List of Respondents For the Parking Garage Prequalification

Electrical
Wayne J. Griffin Electric, Inc.
Coghlin Electrical Contractors, Inc.
Collins Electric Company
ML Schmitt, Inc.
Universal Electric Company, Inc.
Amp Electrical, Inc.
Goodless Electric Co., Inc.
Ostrow Electric

HVAC
Adams Plumbing & Heating, Inc.
TJ Conway Company
B-G Mechanical Contractors, Inc.
Dobbert Heating and Air Conditioning, Inc.
General Mechanical Contractors, Inc.

Plumbing
Adams Plumbing & Heating, Inc.
TJ Conway Company
B-G Mechanical Contractors, Inc.
Dobbert Heating and Air Conditioning, Inc.

Fire Protection
Carlysle Engineering, Inc.
Xcel Fire Protection, Inc.
Dobbert Heating and Air Conditioning, Inc.
Allied Fire Protection
SRI Fire Sprinkler, LLC

Elevator
Eagle Elevator Company, Inc.

Roofing & Flashing
Titan Roofing, Inc.
Rockwell Roofing, Inc.
Silktown Roofing, Inc.
Architectural Roof Management, Inc.
JD Rivet and Company, Inc.

Water & Dampproofing
P.J. Spillane Co., Inc.
Superior Caulking & Waterproofing Co., Inc.
Chapman Waterproofing Company
Armani Restoration Inc.
Folan Waterproofing and Construction
Debrino Caulking Associates, Inc.

Miscellaneous Metals & Ornamental Iron
Avid Ironworks, Inc.
EDM Construction, Inc.
V & G Iron Works, Inc.
The Berlin Steel Construction Company
SMJ Metal Co., Inc.
Erection and Welding Contractors, LLC
HB Welding Inc.

Masonry
Cantarella & Son, Inc.
Chabot & Burnett Construction Co., Inc.
L.A.L. Masonry, Inc.
Chapman Waterproofing Company
Sullivan & Narey Construction Co., Inc.
Champlain Masonry Inc.

 

 

Project Update

Demolition Continues - October 2014

Soil nail rig at work.

Significant progress has been made on the site over the past several months.  Early in the year, DOC and their subcontractors demolished the former parking garage at 30 Frank B. Murray St.  This demolition makes way for new parking and bus berth areas on the campus.  Also, efforts are well underway in the operations to demolish the baggage building which is connected to the Terminal Building and will provide the footprint for the bus terminal.  A soil nail installation has been ongoing which includes the installation of nearly 370 ?nails? into the earth to hold the trackside retaining wall in place.  Completion of this soil nail support system allows the baggage building to be demolished.  Actual demolition of the building is expected in November/December of 2014. 


Work has also commenced to remove the terminal building roof and perform abatement of the terminal building interior with work expected to complete by the end of the year.  The terminal building interior demolition work will be starting in November.  All of this early work on site is in preparation for the construction of the new parking garage and renovations to the terminal building which will start in earnest in the early spring of 2015.

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Springfield Union Station: The Massachusetts Crossroad for B&M, NYC, NYNH&H, and today, Amtrak

Reprinted from Passenger Train Journal, April 1988

About Union Station

This $81 million project integrates multiple transit modes (local and intercity bus; Amtrak intercity and planned New Haven‐Hartford‐Springfield commuter rail; and taxi, bicycle and pedestrian travel in one state of‐the‐art transportation complex.

A  $51 million phase I component offers a program of independent utility to position the project to take advantage of early funding availability.

Phase I will include:

  • Restoration of Terminal Building and its central concourse.
  • Removal of the Baggage Building and construction of a 24-bay bus terminal and a 146-space parking garage, with 4 additional bus bays on adjacent site.
  • Reopening and restoring of the passenger tunnel linking the terminal building to rail boarding platforms and pedestrian access to the downtown.
  • New stair and elevator access from re-opened passenger tunnel leading to passenger rail boarding platforms.

Phase II will include:

  • Transit-related administrative functions.
  • Additional parking spaces.
  • Development of transit-related commercial space.

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Union Station History

Union Station was building in 1926 as part of a series of civic buildings and spaces which help define central Springfield. The complex stands as a successor to three earlier stations on or near this spot on the north edge of downtown. From 1926 until after World War II, rail travel thrived and Union Station was the heart of a bustling district that included the North Blocks of downtown and the adjacent North End.

Union Station closed in the 1970's, a witness to the post-war ascendancy of the suburbs and the decline in intercity rail. In the decades since, the Main Street core south of the station has seen concerted public and private reinvestment, through new construction and extensive reuse of historic structures, as city leadership embraced a movement to reclaim the distinguished character of Springfield and preserve its heritage.

Union Station: A Look Back

Archive Articles Reprinted Courtesy of the Springfield Republican

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