TOWN OF CHESTER
INVITATION TO BID
The Town of Chester, acting through its Board of Selectmen, and on behalf of itself and the towns of Becket, Blandford, Huntington, Middlefield, Montgomery, and Russell, invites sealed bids from qualified companies to provide round trip transportation for students from said towns to the Smith Vocational and Agricultural High School, located in Northampton, Massachusetts, and the Westfield Vocational Technical High School, located in Westfield, Massachusetts. A Bid Proposal Package for this project which contains detailed specifications, bid forms and other pertinent information may be obtained from the Office of the Board of Selectmen, 15 Middlefield Road, Chester, MA during the hours of 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, Monday through Friday, beginning on April 12,2022 or at townofchester.net here.
This bid is issued pursuant to MGL c. 7, s. 22B (Collective Purchasing by Political Subdivisions), and MGL c. 30B, the Uniform Procurement Act. The Town of Chester is furnishing procurement administration for this bid. Each participating municipality shall be billed directly for its share of the service by the selected vendor,and shall be solely responsible for any payment due the vendor for its share of the service based upon the proportional number of students. The Town of Chester assumes no responsibility or liability for or to any other participating municipality and reserves the right to reject any and all proposals, wholly or in part, and/or to accept proposals in the best interest of the said Towns.
Sealed bids are due at the Office of the Board of Selectmen by Monday, May 2, 2022, at 6:00 PM at which time all bids will be publicly opened and read aloud. The Chester Board of Selectmen is the awarding authority and reserves the right to reject any or all bids, to waive minor informalities or irregularities in any bid and to make an award in any manner consistent with the law and deemed to be in the best interests of the towns of Chester, Becket, Blandford, Huntington, Middlefield, Montgomery, and Russell in accordance with any intermunicipal agreement, and subject to the contracting authority of each municipality.
Town of Chester Board of Selectmen