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Invitation to Bid: CBD Parking Garage 2021 Concrete Repairs and Waterproofing





170 Centre Street

Malden, MA


THE MALDEN REDEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY (MRA) invites sealed bids for the CBD Parking Garage 2021 Concrete Repairs and Waterproofing project in Malden, MA.


The work of this project includes, but is not necessarily limited to, the design and installation of temporary shoring to support existing structural elements throughout the work; repair of broken post-tension tendons in the ramp from Level 1 to Level 2; partial and full-depth concrete repairs at the topside and underside of the post-tensioned ramp from Level 1 to Level 2 and the entire helix exit ramp; installation vehicular-traffic-bearing waterproofing membranes; routing and sealing of cracks; replacement of sealant joints; concrete repairs at curbs and barrier walls; topside and underside concrete repairs at stairs and stair landings; replacement of resilient flooring and stair treads in stair towers; cleaning and painting of select steel framing and connections; traffic markings; and other related appurtenant and incidental work all as described in the Contract Documents.


Filed Sub-Bids and General Bids will be received at the office of the Malden Redevelopment Authority, Malden City Hall, 215 Pleasant Street, 3rd Floor, Malden, Massachusetts 02148, until the prescribed times, and at that place and times will be opened and read aloud.


Filed Sub-Bids:    Due by 2:00 PM, Thursday, February 18, 2021


The following Filed Sub-Bids will apply to this project:  Waterproofing, Damp-Proofing and Caulking; Resilient Floors; and Painting.


Every Filed Sub-Bidder must be certified by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Division of Capital Asset Management & Maintenance (DCAMM) in the category of the sub-bid work for which they bid.  Filed Sub-Bidders must submit a valid Sub-Bidder Certificate of Eligibility and Update Statement with its bid.


General Bids:    Due by 2:00 PM, Thursday, March 4, 2021


The category of work is:  General Building Construction


Every General Bidder must be certified by DCAMM for the category of work and for no less than the bid price plus all add alternates, if applicable.  General Bidders must submit a valid Certificate of Eligibility and Update Statement with its bid.


Special Notice due to the COVID-19 Pandemic: Malden City Hall and the office of the MRA are closed to the public.  To ensure bids are received in a timely and secure manner by the prescribed dates and times, bidders are encouraged to submit their bids via delivery service such as USPS Priority Mail Express, FedEx or UPS.  Bids may also be hand delivered.  Hand delivered bids shall be deposited in the drop box located outside of the front entrance to Malden City Hall at 215 Pleasant Street.


In regards to all mentions of a “public bid opening”: Please note Malden City Hall and the office of the MRA are closed to the general public at this time. In light of this, bids received by the due dates, will be opened by a representative of the MRA and at least one witness.  The bid openings will be conducted via Zoom.  A link to the Zoom meeting and a call-in phone number will be provided to Bidders via email upon their request for the Contract Documents.  The Bids received will be subsequently scanned and available for review electronically. The opening will also be recorded to ensure the validity of the process.


Filed Sub-Bids and General Bids shall be submitted on the Forms for Bid included in the Contract Documents.


Filed Sub-Bids and General Bids shall be accompanied by bid security in the form of a bid bond from a licensed surety or a certified check, a treasurer's or cashier's check, issued by a responsible bank or trust company, payable to the "Malden Redevelopment Authority".  Bid security shall be in an amount not less than 5% of the amount of the bid including Alternates.  Cash deposits will not be accepted. A Performance Bond and a Labor and Materials Payment Bond in the amounts of 100% of the contract price will be required of the successful bidder.


Contract Documents may be obtained electronically from the MRA beginning on Thursday, February 4, 2021. Paper copies of the Contract Documents will not be available. Requests for Contract Documents shall be made in writing via email to the MRA at  Subject line should read CONTRACT DOCUMENT REQUEST, CBD PARKING GARAGE 2021 CONCRETE REPAIRS AND WATERPROOFING. The MRA office is currently being staffed remotely and their business hours are Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM; and Tuesday 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM.  The office is closed on Friday. 


A non-mandatory pre-bid meeting will be conducted by Simpson Gumpertz & Heger (SGH), the Design Engineer, on Wednesday, February 10, 2021 at 10:00 AM. This pre-bid meeting will be conducted via Zoom. 


Call in Number: 1-646-876-9923

Meeting ID: 781 907 9129

Video Conference and Screen Sharing: 


Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, pre-bid site visits that include access to tenant spaces will be conducted by appointment on Thursday, February 11, 2021 between the hours of 9:00 AM and 1:00 PM.  Site visits will be scheduled to run on the hour and attendance shall be limited to two representatives per Bidder.  Bidders interested in participating in a site visit shall contact Ben Rybaltowski at SGH via email to no later than 2:00 PM on February 10, 2021 to schedule their time slot.  Hourly visits will be limited to a maximum of 10 persons total.  Bidders will be escorted during their site visit by representatives of the Design Engineer.  Follow-up site visits may be scheduled if desired.  Follow-up visits shall be scheduled at least 24 hours in advance by contacting Steve McGovern of SP+, the parking garage operator, via email to  Follow-up site visits will not be accompanied by representatives of the Design Engineer.


The CBD Parking Garage is open to the public.  Bidders interested in visiting the garage without accessing the tenant spaces may do so Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM.  As a courtesy Bidders are asked to contact Steve McGovern at SP+ via email to at least 24-hours in advance of the intended visit.


Attention is called to the minimum wage rates to be paid for the work as determined by the Commissioner of Labor and Industries of Massachusetts under the provisions of the Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 149, Sections 26 to 27G inclusive as amended.


Attention is called to the fact that the successful bidder must ensure that employees and applicants for employment are not discriminated against because of RACE, COLOR, AGE, RELIGION, SEX or NATIONAL ORIGIN.


The MRA reserves the right to waive any informalities and to reject any or all bids received and to award the contract to any bidder regardless of the amount of the bid if, in the Authority's opinion, the best interest of the Owner will be promoted thereby.

The MRA may hold the General Bids for a period of 30 business days from the date of opening of General Bids for the purpose of reviewing the bids and investigating the qualifications of bidders prior to award of contract.


Sub-Bids Summary Sheets  - Opened February 18, 2021

General Bids Summary Sheet - Opened March 4, 2021

NOTICE: MRA Will Provide Free Training in Lead Safety Practices

The Malden Redevelopment Authority (MRA) administers a federally funded lead paint abatement program that has resulted in the abatement of lead paint from several hundred housing units in Malden. 

The MRA is committed to making Malden “Lead Safe” and is providing the opportunity for local residents and employers to receive training in lead safety practices. Specifically, the MRA will contract with Institute for Environmental Education in Wilmington to provide free training in lead paint abatement.  Depending upon the interest, courses could range from de-leader worker to lead–safe renovaor to contractor/supervisor.  Initial, refresher and Spanish speaking courses will be available.    


For more information about courses, dates and times, please contact Wayne Martineau or Kevin Nestor at 781-324-5720.


MRA Seeking Contractors for Lead Hazard Control and Housing Rehabilitation Program

The MRA is seeking qualified construction contractor firms to provide lead paint abatement services in conjunction with its Federally-funded Lead-Based Paint Hazard Control Grant and Housing Rehabilitation Program. 

Construction contractor firms must have proper licenses, construction expertise, a thorough knowledge and understanding of state and local building codes, an understanding of containment procedures and lead inspection/risk assessment reports, adequate liability and workers compensation insurance coverage and must be registered on  SAM (System for Award Management) registration is required to work with government agencies that receive Federal grants.  The MRA can assist interested contractors with the registration process.   For more information regarding qualifications, please call Wayne Martineau or Kevin Nestor at 781-324-5720.

The MRA specializes in Lead and Rehab projects servicing low income residents of the City of Malden.  The MRA will work with qualified contractors to provide personalized, individual service through final completion of the project.

NOTICE: Information Regarding Registration (Grantees, Subrecipients and Contractors)

All grantees, subrecipients and contractors awarded contracts funded with Federal dollars or receiving CDBG funds must register with the Federal debarment clearinghouse System for Award Management ( and must provide proof of active status on in order to comply with Federal regulations. Registration is free and it takes approximately one month to become active with a valid DUNS number. If a grantee, subrecipient or contractor does not register, they will not be considered qualified and, therefore, will not be able to contract with the City of Malden or MRA for activities funded with CDBG and/or other Federal dollars.
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NOTICE: MRA Offers Zero Percent Interest Home Repair/Improvement Loans

For a limited time, the Malden Redevelopment Authority (MRA) is offering 0% interest home repair/improvement loans to Malden homeowners who meet current U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) income guidelines.  Eligible repairs/improvements include doors, windows, roofs, heating systems and more.

For more information about this and other MRA loan and grant programs, please call Wayne Martineau or Kevin Nestor at 781-324-5720.  

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