Current Information For Bids (IFB) or Requests For Proposals (RFP) can be found at the Procurement Office.
Current information for bids/proposals including deadlines, where and when plans and specifications are available, how to obtain bid/proposal documents, pre-bid conferences and related information, and contact information for the appropriate person is listed in each public notice.
In addition, questions or requests can be sent via email unless otherwise directed in the public notice. To receive information via email, you must provide:
- Contact person’s name and title;
- Company name and address;
- City/state/zip code;
- Telephone, fax number, and email address;
- If it is a construction bid requiring certification by DCAMM, name of category and whether you are a General Contractor (GC), Filed Sub Bidder or Non-filed Sub-Bidder.
Many inquiries come to the City as the result of outside hosting services using incomplete information contained in the Central Register notice advertised through the Secretary of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts or a legal notice in the local newspaper.
As a convenience to potential bidders/proposers, the City in most instances is using an online hosting website, Projectdog, which is listed as the contact in the public notice. As of the release date, this information is available 24 hours/7 days a week. Addenda notification is automated. Instructions for use of this site are as follows: “Go to the Projectdog website and click “Sign Up” for free set, or login to your existing account. Enter the project code number in the project locator box. Select “Acquire Documents” to download bid documents, review a hard copy at Projectdog’s physical location at 18 Graf Road, Suite 8, Newburyport, MA 01950, or request a free project CD. Questions regarding the website or project distribution should be directed to Projectdog at (978) 499-9014.”