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RFP, Comprehensive Master Plan – Billerica, MA

Request for Proposals 

Comprehensive Master Plan Update  

Due: October 17, 2014

By 1:00 p.m.

Deliver to:

D. Anthony Fields, AICP

Director of Planning

Town of Billerica

365 Boston Road

Billerica, MA 01821

978-671-0962

afields@town.billerica.ma.us

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Table of Contents

I. Purpose ………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 4

II. Background …………………………………………………………………………………………………. 4

III. Scope of Services ………………………………………………………………………………………… 6

VI. Deliverables: …………………………………………………………………………………………….. 12

III. Staff Role …………………………………………………………………………………………………. 13

IV. Project Schedule ……………………………………………………………………………………….. 13

V. Project Budget ……………………………………………………………………………………………. 13

VII. Consultant Qualifications ………………………………………………………………………….. 13

VIII. Selection Criteria …………………………………………………………………………………….. 14

IX. Checklist/Proposal Submission Requirements ………………………………………………. 16

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 Request for Proposal Advertisement

The Town of Billerica hereby solicits proposals from qualified individuals and firms with considerable experience in community design, land use planning, economic analysis and citizen

involvement/participation to develop and complete certain elements of an update to the Town of Billerica Master Plan, pursuant to MGL Chapter 41 Section 81-D.

All respondents are required to respond in written form to the RFP and to submit documentation substantiating their qualifications to perform the services required. The scope of the RFP is to complete a policy based, Townwide Master Plan Update. The Townwide Master Plan Update will define a community-based vision based upon broad based public participation. The scope of the Plan will contain a range of elements with specific emphasis on land use, facilities and transportation. Failure to provide such information may result in a proposal being considered non-responsive. Respondents are encouraged to create “teams” with other specialty firms.

The RFP’s may be obtained or examined at the Planning Board Office at Town Hall, Room G05, 365 Boston Road, Billerica, MA 01821, during normal business hours, Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. For further information, contact D. Anthony Fields, AICP, Director of Planning, at afields@town.billerica.ma.us or 978-671-0962.

The RFP may also be viewed and downloaded from the Town website www.billerica.ma.us or at www.apa-ma.org.

Proposals are invited and will be received by the Planning Board Office, Town of Billerica, MA on or before 1:00PM on October 17, 2014at the above address.  Proposals delivered after the appointed time and date will not be considered.

Ten (10) copies of the technical proposal shall be submitted in a sealed envelope marked

“RFP #MP-1 Technical Proposal” and one (1) copy of the price proposal in a sealed

envelope marked “RFP #MP-1 Price Proposal.”

 

The Town reserves the right to cancel any request for proposals, and to reject in whole or

in part any and all projects, when it is deemed in the best interest of the Town to do so.

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Responses Due: October 17, 2014 at 1:00PM

Late Responses Will Be Rejected

Deliver Complete Responses To:

 

D. Anthony Fields, AICP

Director of Planning

Town of Billerica

365 Boston Road

Billerica, MA 01821

 

 

 

I. Purpose

The Town of Billerica, (hereinafter referred to as the Town) seeks proposals from professional planning consultants to prepare a Townwide Master Plan Update with community participation, and a review of the Town’s existing Zoning Bylaw and regulations in order to incorporate the goals of the Master Plan. Billerica has not undertaken a Comprehensive Master Plan Update process as described in MGL Chapter 41 Section 81D, since 2002. The Master Plan Update is expected to take approximately one year, with a planning horizon of ten to fifteen years, and will provide a basis for decision-making about land use planning and redevelopment, budget preparation and capital improvement planning for public facilities and services, and economic development for the Town of Billerica’s future. The allocated budget for the Master Plan Update is $50,000. The Master Plan Update will meet the following objectives:

 

• proceed with a maximum amount of community involvement and public participation,

• be consistent with the goals, vision and aspirations of the community,

• recognize the unique history, attributes and needs of Billerica,

• build on existing plans, studies and reports,

• coordinate with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and other regional plans.

 

II. Background

 

Billerica is a maturing suburb of over 40,000 people located 20 miles northwest of Boston and directly south of the City of Lowell. The town is comprised of 26.4 square miles, within which there are a mixture of residential developments, commercial developments, and open spaces.  The commercial sector provides approximately 25,000 jobs.  U.S. Route 3 traverses the western part of the community with access from three interchanges.  State Route 3A serves and the town’s “Main Street” running north-south through the center of the town.  The town is also served by MBTA Commuter Rail.

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The previous Master Plan was completed in 2002. An affordable housing production plan was prepared in 2007.  An updated affordable housing production plan is currently being prepared with the assistance of the regional planning agency, NMCOG, and DLTA funding.  Therefore a Housing Element is not included with this scope of work.  An economic development strategies plan is also being prepared by NMCOG through DLTA funding, and is therefore not included with this scope.  An open space and recreation plan was completed in 2008.  The Town is expected to prepare an updated open space and recreation plan with separate funding.

 

The Town is governed by a 5-member Board of Selectmen and a Representative Town meeting. Daily management is vested in a Town manager appointed by the Board of Selectmen. Land Use authority is partly controlled by a 7-member elected Planning Board and partly by a 5-member appointed Board of Appeals.  Both Boards act as special permit granting authorities under the local Zoning Bylaw.

 

Billerica has strong fiscal management and operates with a balanced budget. The Town is largely built out, but there remain opportunities for both residential and commercial development.  An update to the Master Plan is a critical component of steering future development to meet local goals and identify strategies with respect to infrastructure needs.

 

 

III. Scope of Services

 

The Consultant will, to the maximum extent feasible, utilize existing information, reports, and studies on file with the Town and/or provided by the Town. The Consultant will work closely with the Planning Board, the Master Plan Committee and the Director of Planning to:

 

a)      conceive a structure and schedule of Master Plan public participation activities,

b)      assemble and analyze available data,

c)      synthesize information gained into a comprehensive “Master Plan” document that is formatted for easy reading and viewing on screens, and

d)     make recommendations for zoning amendments to implement Plan recommendations.

 

The Consultant will participate in some committee and public meetings. The number of public meetings requiring the Consultant’s attendance will be mutually negotiated, but is expected to be around 12. The Consultant will work with staff to keep the community well informed as the process moves forward by assisting staff in implementing a successful community outreach program.

 

 

 

 

 

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The following outline is offered to describe the general extent of services to be provided by the Consultant. This outline is not necessarily all-inclusive and the Consultant will include in the proposal any tasks or alternatives and services deemed necessary to satisfactorily complete the project. Consultants are encouraged to bring both industry expertise and creative ideas tested elsewhere and tailored to Billerica to help the community design the approach that best suits the Town.

 

A. Community Vision, Goals, Policies:

 

This plan element establishes an overall vision for the Town and establishes goals and policies by which future physical development will be guided. The vision, goals and policies will be consistent with the values of the Billerica community, as developed and confirmed through a community participatory process. A public forum will be schedule in September or early fall. This will be the kick-off event for the public process of the Master Plan Update, and is intended to result in a major expression of the community’s vision and goals to guide policies. The consultant will propose additional methods for discerning the community’s vision for the future. This element is critically linked with public participation. The consultant will deliver Master Plan Goals and Policy Statement at the end of this phase.

 

B. Public Participation

 

The credibility and utility of the Master Plan update process and the prospect for its adoption and implementation will rest heavily on strong public participation including development of a set of common values and goals shared by a diverse range of Billerica residents and property owners. The consultant shall work with the Planning Board, Planning staff and the Master Plan Committee to develop a public participation plan and schedule to ensure broad community engagement and significant community input and awareness of the planning process. This element will include the following:

 

1 Methods: The Consultant will propose a wide range of methods and techniques for developing commonly-held community values that will be the foundation of the Master Plan and techniques to ensure a high rate of public input, subcommittee decision-making, and official endorsement of the plan elements.

 

2 Scheduling: The Consultant will work with staff to propose a schedule of notices, submittals, meetings, and hearings for each of the various elements of this project in order to fulfill the goals of this project.

 

 

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3 Outreach Program: The consultant will advise staff in developing and implementing an outreach plan to encourage community and neighborhood participation as well as that of municipal departments, committees, commissions, and other community organizations.

 

4 Internet and Social Media Component: The consultant will develop an on-line method and other social media options to invite community participation in the Comprehensive Plan process. The Consultant will also be responsible for postings, at a minimum on a monthly basis, of a Master Plan newsletter or progress report. The Consultant shall coordinate with the Director of Planning to determine how best to accomplish these tasks.

 

5 Priorities: The consultant will work with staff and the Master Plan Committee to identify community priorities for the next ten years which will serve as the yardstick against which the Town can measure proposed recommendations and strategies across all elements of the plan.

 

 

C. Land Use:

 

The Consultant, with staff assistance, will identify all present land uses and recommend a future land use plan for areas where change may be guided toward realizing shared Billerica values and goals rather than reacting to unpredictable, uncoordinated development change. Existing land use maps will be provided by the Town.

 

This element shall include:

 

1. Identify priority redevelopment areas where well designed increased density is desired and appropriate, based on community preferences and surrounding land uses,

 

2. Identify priority preservation areas where no development is appropriate, based on community preferences and surrounding land use,

 

3. Make recommendations for future land use and redevelopment reflecting the goals established in the visioning process,

 

4. Suggest changes to the Zoning Bylaw, based on desired outcomes, and

 

5. Deliverables: zoning diagnosis, visual preference survey, fiscal analysis of redevelopment alternative forms in business districts/key parcels.
 

 

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D. Public Services and Facilities:

 

This element of the Master Plan will address the future needs for public services and facilities under existing conditions and future development and population growth scenarios. This element should aid the Town in developing a capital improvement and real estate asset management plan with appropriate budget.

 

This element shall include:

 

1. Inventory with Staff assistance existing Town owned land and facilities, including police, fire, public works and highway, library, school, and other municipal offices. Map and base data will be provided by the Town.

 

2. Determine adequacy of existing public facilities and services for future needs and in relation to the goals of the Master Plan

 

3. Identify appropriate locations for additional facilities if needed.

 

4. The Town is actively pursuing construction of a new high school. This element shall also evaluate school enrollment projections and compare to existing school facilities and identify options for expansion of other school facilities if necessary.

 

 

E. Transportation and Circulation:

 

This component analyzes the Town’s current and proposed future transportation circulation system, focusing on its major streets and roads, public transportation, pedestrian circulation, parking, bicycle circulation, and the coordinated interaction of all modes. Billerica is served by MBTA commuter rail, LRTA bus lines, and one MBTA bus route along Middlesex Turnpike.

 

This element shall include:

 

1. Identification and assessment of circulation system problems and needs,

2. Identification of policies and other means of addressing problems, including traffic control, and parking enforcement, and

3. Identification of ways the Town can support public transit and mode shift and easing conflicts between users of different modes.

 

 

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F. Natural, Cultural, Historic Resources:

 

Billerica has multiple historic districts and other buildings and properties listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Middlesex Canal traversed Billerica, and portions of the canal still exist. The Middlesex Canal Museum is located in Billerica.

 

This element shall include:

1. Inventory with staff assistance cultural and historic resources,

2. Identify cultural and historic resources needing protection and promotion,

3. Identify weaknesses, conflicts or ways to streamline regulations while maintaining support for cultural and historic resources, and

4. Identify opportunities to promote cultural and historic resources, including economic development and tourism.

 

 

G. Implementation

 

The Consultant will develop a strategy for implementing the Vision of the Master Plan Update and recommendations of the plan elements. The strategy will include actions steps, time frame or schedule, responsible parties, procedures, and analysis of the Town’s capacity to implement. The Implementation section is intended to address the priorities raised in each of the elements of the Plan addressed in this scope. The consultant will recommend the plan and participate in its presentation for adoption by the Planning Board, the Board of Selectmen, and Town Meeting.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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VI. Deliverables:

 

A. Goals and Policies Statement; Draft Town Master Plan Report of Initial Findings

Using information gathered from the visioning and goal setting phases, the consultant will identify key issues that need to be addressed by the Master Plan Update, and present possible alternatives for a broad-based, and from public discussion.

 

Responses to this RFP should address how the Consultant proposes to ensure that the Draft Master Plan Initial Findings receives an adequate amount of public scrutiny in order to maximize broad community support for subsequent phases of planning and implementation.

 

B. Billerica Master Plan Update and Implementation Plan

The consultant will prepare a plan to achieve approval and adoption of the Master Plan by the Planning Board, Board of Selectmen and Town Meeting. All elements of the Master Plan outlined above will be included. The Implementation Plan will (i) define the specific municipal actions necessary to achieve the objectives of each element of the comprehensive plan (ii) prioritize implementation activities and (iii) include a schedule and key dates for action. As necessary, the implementation plan will be linked to the Town’s capital and/or operating budgets and other related sources of funding.

 

C. Zoning Diagnosis and Proposed Changes to the Billerica Zoning Bylaw

The consultant will deliver a diagnosis of the provisions in Billerica’s Zoning Bylaw preventing desirable outcomes, and will propose amendments to the zoning bylaw to facilitate implementation of Master Plan recommendations.

 

D. Design Visual Preference Survey

The consultant will design a survey of the public’s design preference for future development and redevelopment. The consultant will deliver the results of that survey with visual examples of the design forms desired in Billerica.

 

E. Deliverable Materials

Ten (10) color copies and one unbound version of each deliverable are required. The final version of each deliverable should be submitted in electronic format on a CD, DVD, or USB compatible hard drive and contain a Microsoft Word compatible version, and a PDF version. All images, tables and graphs used in the final version should be in Microsoft Excel compatible format, and shall include all GIS or CAD data created by the consultant and used in maps in the final version. All materials will become the property of the Town of Billerica.

 

 

 

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III. Staff Role

Municipal staff will be closely involved, but the consultant is expected to devote the time needed to conduct research, write documents, and participate in meetings as needed with the Planning Board, subcommittees, and the public. Staff will take primary responsibility for scheduling and posting meetings and providing minutes and will attend all meetings. Staff will provide base data and maps.

 

 

IV. Project Schedule

Work is expected to start in November 2014 and the finished product will be ready for Board adoption in September 2015 and Town Meeting acceptance in October 2015.

 

The Consultant should demonstrate the ability to complete the project on schedule or explain why a departure from the proposed schedule is recommended. If the Consultant believes that the Project, or specific Project Components, can be accelerated in advance of the schedule above, the accelerated schedule should be outlined in the Response.

 

Please contact Director of Planning D. Anthony Fields, AICP at 978-671-0962 or by email at afields@town.billerica.ma.us with questions.  Any interviews with prospective consultants will be scheduled in November 2014.

 

 

V. Project Budget

 

Price proposals must be submitted in a separate sealed envelope, clearly marked “Sealed Price Proposal Enclosed – Master Plan Update”.

 

The consultant shall submit an estimated cost summary, not to exceed ($50,000) The price proposal shall contain the following:

 

The fee for the entirety of all services proposed in the non-price proposal;

A detailed breakdown of the professional service fees by task and sub task and by team member; and

The hourly rates to be charged by the consultant and its sub-consultants for services performed by each team member.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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VII. Consultant Qualifications

At a minimum, the proposing firm/team must meet the following requirements:

 

A. The firm/team must have at least five (5) years of experience in design, land planning, public policy, management consulting, and/or architecture.

 

B. The principal and project manager to be assigned to this project must be available for meetings with the Town on days or evenings, as required.

 

C. The firm/team must have previous experience in the management of public information processes and conducting municipal master plans. Completion of 2 such projects in municipalities in Massachusetts within the last five (5) years is required, and completion of five overall is desired.

 

D. The firm/team must have proven experience in the public sector and in working with federal, state and municipal agencies and neighborhood business organizations.

 

E. The volume of the firm’s current and projected workload must not adversely affect its ability to immediately initiate work and to follow through with the project in a timely and professional manner. The firm and all team members must be capable of devoting a significant amount of time to this project in order to complete the work within the schedule outlined in this RFP.

 

 

VIII. Selection Criteria

The Town will award the contract to the Consultant offering the most advantageous response to this RFP, taking into consideration all evaluation criteria. The selection process will include an evaluation procedure based on the criteria identified below.

Finalists will be required to appear for an interview.

 

A. Staffing Plan and, Methodology, including the professional qualifications of all project personnel with particular attention to training, educational background, and professional experience. Demonstrated expertise and experience of the Principal-in Charge, Project Manager, and other key personnel, and any Consultants to be assigned to the Project, including professional registration of the Consultants and their qualifications.

 

Highly Advantageous: The plan of services proposes a detailed, logical, creative, and highly efficient scheme for producing a complete project that addresses all of the required issues and meets all the minimum applicant qualifications detailed in Section V, “Consultant Qualifications”.

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Advantageous: The plan of services proposes a credible scheme for producing a complete project that addresses all of the required issues and meets all the minimum applicant qualifications detailed in Section V, “Consultant Qualifications”.

 

Not Advantageous: The plan of services is not sufficiently detailed to fully evaluate, or the plan does not contain all the components necessary to produce a complete project that addresses all of the required issues and meets all the minimum applicant qualifications detailed in Section V, “Consultant Qualifications”.

 

Unacceptable: The plan of services does not meet all the minimum applicant qualifications detailed in Section V, “Consultant Qualifications”.

 

B. Depth of experience with similar projects, and prior experience with public contracts and relevant codes, laws, and regulations.

 

Highly Advantageous: The Consultant has at least five (5) years of experience consulting with municipalities on projects of similar size and scope to this project.

 

Advantageous: The Consultant has at least three (3) years of experience consulting with municipalities on projects of similar size and scope to this project.

 

Not Advantageous: The Consultant has less than three (3) years of experience but more than one (1) year consulting with municipalities on projects of similar size and scope to this project.

 

Unacceptable: The Consultant has less than one (I) year of experience consulting with municipalities on projects of similar size and scope to this project.

 

 

C. Ability and knowledge to serve as a resource to the Town as evidenced by direct involvement in (1) projects utilizing innovative zoning techniques, such as form-based zoning, (2) projects utilizing public-private ventures or innovative economic development practices, and (3) projects utilizing mixed-use, smart growth revitalization strategies.

 

Highly Advantageous: Substantial involvement, i.e. lead consultant, in each of the three types of projects specified.

 

Advantageous: Involvement in each of the three types of projects specified.

 

Not Advantageous: Involvement in at least two of the three types of projects specified.

 

Unacceptable: Involvement in no more than one of the three types of projects specified.

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D. Strength and credibility of Client references. Prior client satisfaction with working relationship, project management capabilities, and technical expertise in developing similar projects.

 

Highly Advantageous: More than three clients who consider your services satisfactory or better.

 

Advantageous: Three clients who consider your services satisfactory or better.

 

Not Advantageous: Three or more clients not all of whom consider your services satisfactory or better.

 

Unacceptable: Fewer than three clients who consider your services satisfactory or better, or three or more clients who consider your services unsatisfactory.

 

E. Desirability of approach to the project, as well as a demonstrated understanding of all project components and public outreach needs.

 

Highly Advantageous: The response contains a clear, creative, and comprehensive plan that addresses all of the project objectives stated in the RFP.

 

Advantageous: The response contains a clear plan that addresses most of the project objectives stated in the RFP.

 

Not Advantageous: The response does not contain a clear plan that addresses most of the project objectives stated in the RFP.

 

Unacceptable: The response does not contain any plan to address the project objectives stated in the RFP.

 

F. Demonstrated ability to meet project budget and project schedule.

 

Highly Advantageous: All of the Consultant’s references indicate that the projects were completed within budget and on schedule or with minimal, insignificant delays.

 

Advantageous: One of the Consultant’s references indicates that the project was not completed within budget attributable to the Consultant or with substantial delays attributable to the Consultant, and no current project or project completed in the last three years experienced substantial delays attributable to the Consultant.

 

 

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Not Advantageous: Two of the Consultant’s references indicate that the project was not completed within budget attributable to the Consultant or was completed with substantial delays attributable to the Consultant, and no current project or project completed in the last year experienced substantial delays attributable to the Consultant.

 

Unacceptable: More than two of the Consultant’s references indicate that the project was not completed within budget attributable to the Consultant or was completed with substantial delays attributable to the Consultant.

 

IX. Checklist/Proposal Submission Requirements

Interested qualified firms must submit ten (10) copies of its response addressing the objectives, scope and schedule described in this RFQ. Responses must include, at a minimum, each of the following:

 

 

A. Sealed Submission 1, clearly marked “Response and Qualifications” (Responses should be no more than 20 single-sided pages in length, single-spaced, exclusive of required forms).

1. General description of the firm/team’s experience.

2. Description, with examples, of the firm/team’s experience in working with municipalities preparing comprehensive plans, and conducting public meetings. Include reference to your experience in (1) use of visual materials to illustrate proposed future development scenarios, and (2) community relations, public speaking, facilitation, and mediation.

3. A detailed scope of services for the proposed work, including the firm/team’s general approach to such work, evidence of the firm/team’s understanding of the goals and objectives of the project, and methodology for accomplishing the tasks as listed in this RFP.

4. An outline of the schedule for completion of tasks (timeline) as presented in the firm/team’s approach to the scope of services.

5. Description of the assigned staffs’ experience, educational background, availability, and chain of responsibility, including the name and title of the principal and project manager assigned to the project, names of all subconsultants, and resumes of all personnel to be associated with the project.

6. List of references, including name, title, agency, address, project cost, and telephone number for similar projects completed within the last five years (including dates).

7. Identification of current and pending work commitments of the firm(s), and a description of how this project will receive adequate attention amid the firm’s workload.

8. Other pertinent information about the firm(s) that would aid the Town in making a selection.

9. Completed Attachment A: Tax Compliance Form and Non-Collusion Affidavit (not included in page limit).

10. Evidence of insurance coverage, including general and professional liability and worker’s compensation insurance as shown in Attachment B.

 

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B. Sealed Submission 2, clearly marked “Price”.

1. Completed Attachment C: Price Form

2. Detailed breakdown by task of professional service fees, assigned project staff and hourly billing rates of staff.

 

Responses which are most advantageous based upon consideration of all the evaluation criteria will be selected.

 

Responses must clearly address all the submittal requirements; that is, the response should include a section addressing all of the minimum qualifications, the minimum submittal requirements, and each of the review criteria. The response will be reviewed based on each of these items and it will be to the benefit of the responder to clearly address each of the items. Where the requirements specify a minimum level of experience, indicate the dates of said experience.

 

A Master Plan Selection Committee will be convened to review responses. Committee members will be drawn from Town Staff and Planning Board members. Finalists will be invited to review their Responses in an interview with the Planning Board.

 

The Town reserves the right to reject any or all responses, to waive any non- material irregularities or information in any RFP, and to accept or reject any item or combination of items. The Town also reserves the right to seek additional information and revised responses prior to selection of a Consultant through written notice to and all of the respondents.

 

List of Documents Available to Proposers

Billerica Master Plan – 2002

Open Space and Recreation Plan – 2001 and 2008June

Housing Production Plan – 2009

Zoning Bylaw Town of Billerica, MA, updated through 2013

Planning Board Subdivision Rules and Regulations

Planning Board Site Plan Special Permit Regulations

Rules and Regulations of the Zoning Board of Appeals

Annual Town Reports

Various other town plans and maps

 

 

 

 

 

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Attachment A

 

CERTIFICATE OF NON-COLLUSION FORM

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The undersigned certifies under penalties of perjury that this bid or proposal has been

made and submitted in good faith, and without collusion or fraud with any other person.

As used in this certification the word “person” shall mean any natural person, business,

partnership, corporation, union, committee, club, or other organization, entity, or group of

 

 

_______________________________________________

Signature of Individual Submitting Bid or Proposal

 

 

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Name of Individual Submitting Bid or Proposal

 

 

________________________________________________

Name of Business

 

 

________________________________________________

Date

 

BY STATE LAW THIS NON-COLLUSION FORM MUST BE SIGNED AND

SUBMITTED WITH THE BID OR PROPOSAL.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Attachment B

CERTIFICATE OF TAX COMPLIANCE FORM

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Pursuant to MGL Chapter 62C, Section 49A, I certify under the penalties of perjury that I

have complied with all laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts relating to taxes,

reporting of employees and contractors, and withholding and remitting child support.

 

 

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Social Security Number or

Federal Identification Number

 

 

_________________________________

Signature and Title of Individual or

Responsible Corporate Officer

 

 

BY STATE LAW THIS CERTIFICATE OF TAX COMPLIANCE FORM MUST BE SIGNED AND SUBMITTED WITH THE BID OR PROPOSAL.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Attachment C

PRICE PROPOSAL FORM

(To be placed in a separate sealed envelope)

RFP #MP-1 Consultant Services

TOWN OF BILLERICA MASTER PLAN UPDATE

Director of Planning

Billerica Town Hall

365 Boston Road

Billerica, MA 01821

 

PROPOSER ________________________________________________

 

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PROJECT: Consultant Services for Development of a Master Plan Update

 

Proposed Price (in words): ____________________________________________

 

Proposed Price” (in numbers): $_____________________

 

Please attach detailed budget and detailed breakdown by planning element of professional service fees, assigned project staff and hourly billing rates of staff.

 

 

_______________________________ ______________________________

Signed Title

 

______________________________ ______________________________

Print Name Date Signed

 

 

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