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NOTICE OF REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
The University of Massachusetts
Building Authority (“UMBA”)
is requesting sealed bid proposals for the Lease of Classroom, Administrative and Research Space. The space will be used as classrooms,administrative space, research space and associated services for various University of Massachusetts
programs in downtown Springfield, Massachusetts. The space will also includefaculty offices, a student lounge/reception area and a small kitchenette.Sealed proposals shall be submitted to the University of Massachusetts Building Authority, in care of Katherine P. Craven, Executive Director, 225 Franklin Street, 12
Floor, Boston, MA 02110,
that they are received by 2:00 p.m. on September 3, 2013. Any bid received after the time and datespecified will not be considered.Each Proposal must be enclosed in a sealed envelope clearly endorsed with the name and address of theRespondent, Title and Contract Number. Bid documents will be available on the UMBA website byvisitinghttp://www.umassba.net or by contacting Mary Kaitlin McSally, General Counsel email@example.com.Messenger and other type of pick-up and delivery services are the agent of the Respondent and the UMBA assumes no responsibility for delivery or receipt of the documents.
PART I GENERAL INFORMATION
The UMBA is an independent body politic and corporate and an authority of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts created by and existing under Chapter 773 of the Acts of 1960, as amended (the
The UMBA is created for the general purposes of aiding and contributing to the performance of the
educational and other purposes of the University of Massachusetts (“University”), by providing
residence halls, dining commons and other buildings and structures for the use of the University, itsstudents, staff and their dependents and certain approved organizations. The Authority serves theUniversity of Massachusetts, which is comprised of five campuses at Amherst, Boston, Dartmouth,Lowell, and the Medical School in Worcester.The UMBA consists of eleven (11) members, five of whom are Trustees of the University of Massachusetts and all of whom are appointed by the Governor.
In the exercise of its powers and performance of duties under the UMBA’s Enabling Act, the UMBA
has certain general and specific powers relative to the financing and construction of capital projects andthe acquisition and disposition of real and personal property for the benefit of the University. Uponapproval by the University Board of Trustees and UMBA Board of Directors as provided in theEnabling Act, such powers include but are not limited to authorization to acquire real and personal property by lease, purchase.All terms, conditions, requirements, and procedures included in this RFP must be met for a Response to be determined responsive. If a Respondent fails to meet any material term, condition, requirement or procedure, its Response may be deemed unresponsive and disqualified.Unless otherwise specified in this RFP all communications, responses, and documentation must be inEnglish, all measurements must be provided in feet, inches, and pounds and all cost proposals or