Trade Contractor RFQ - Resolicitation For Terminal Buiding Marble, Acoustical Ceilings and Elevators

RESOLICITATION of Request for Qualifications for ACOUSTICAL CEILINGS, MARBLE AND ELEVATOR TRADE CONTRACTORS Construction Manager at Risk ? M.G.L. c.149A, 8


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Springfield City Council Approves $3.2 Million for Union Station Project, Set to be Covered by MGM Springfield Payments

Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno watches as the Union Station baggage building demolition on Frank B. Murray St in Springfield continues. (DAVE ROBACK / THE REPUBLICAN)

December 16, 2014 -  The City Council on Monday authorized spending $3.2 million toward the long-awaited, $75.6 million Union Station intermodal transportation project.

The funding was approved by unanimous vote, occurring as construction crews continue demolishing the deteriorated baggage building adjacent to the long-vacant station, helping to provide space for bus bays and a new parking garage, as key components of the project.

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Legal Notice - Trade Contractors - Acoustical Ceilings, Marble and Elevator Resolicitation Only





The SPRINGFIELD REDEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY (Authority) is resoliciting Statements of Qualifications (SOQs) from ACOUSTICAL CEILING, MARBLE,  AND ELEVATOR 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 Acoustical Ceiling, Marble, and Elevator Trade Contractors who have a demonstrated experience in the construction and implementation of similar work in terms of scale and complexity.


***NOTE 2:  This is a separate resolicitation 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 resolicitation, even if they submitted for the Parking Garage Construction resolicitation 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, additional SOQs are being requested from Trade Contractors capable of performing the following classes of work (a) Acoustical Ceiling Tile, (b) Marble, (c) Elevators.

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) Acoustical Ceiling Tile - $255,600
(b) Marble - $275,700
(c) Elevators - $714,000

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 Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at 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 Wednesday, February 4, 2015 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 before Wednesday, January 28, 2015 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 Elevator Resolicitation

Sole Respondent
Bay State Elevator

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

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

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

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

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.

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



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.

Project Update

Baggage Building Demolition Complete - January 2015

Progress continues in many areas of the project.  As of the end of December, the demolition of the baggage handling building is substantially complete.  The removal of slabs and foundations, and the completion of the soil nail work to support the trackside retaining wall will complete in January and February.  In addition, the abatement of the terminal roof and terminal interior has been completed.  An interior demolition contractor has been recently hired by Daniel O'Connell's Sons to perform the selective demolition and historic salvage within the terminal building.  This work will be ongoing into early 2015.  The parking garage design documents have been issued for bid.  Bidding will be ongoing through January.  Site preparation and pre-excavation work at the garage location will be ongoing in January and February.  The design of the remainder of the terminal building and bus station is expected in January, with bidding ongoing through February and March.

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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 $82 million project will integrate multiple transit modes in one convenient, functional and attractive mixed-used complex that includes not only a regionally significant transportation facility but also third-party tenants.

Now under preliminary construction, Union Station will include:

  • The complete renovation of the terminal building and its central concourse to support ticketing, waiting and support areas for Amtrak, intercity and state-supported regional rail service as well as regional PVTA and intercity bus operations.
  • The renovation and reactivation of the Amtrak passenger tunnel linking the terminal building to train platforms and the adjacent downtown area.
  • Demolition of the former baggage handling building and construction of a 26-bay integrated open-air regional and intercity bus terminal and a six-level 377-space on-site parking garage.
  • Opening up of 64,000 square feet of leasable commercial space on the upper floors of the Terminal Building.

The project is scheduled for completion by fall 2016.

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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