Vendors are encouraged to frequently view FRTA’s website for all open procurements. Please carefully follow the instructions within the documents.

Proposals, Sealed Bids, and Quotes have specific due dates, times and locations in which they are due. It is the vendor’s responsibility to submit the documents on time, to the correct location, and in the correct format, regardless of inclement weather, limited parking at FRTA, or any other issue beyond our control. It is the vendor’s repsonsibility for the delivery ofthe proposal. Reliance upon mail or private carrier is at the vendors risk. Late replies will not be considered and may be returned.

Request for Proposals FRTA RFP #2017-0501 Architectural and Engineering Services for Maintenance Facility Design

The Franklin Regional Transit Authority (FRTA) is accepting qualification statements and proposals for design and engineering services for a new vehicle maintenance and transit operations facility at located on Sandy Ln. in Turners Falls, MA 01376.  This project also includes design and engineering for infrastructure upgrades to power, water, sewer, communications, road, and sidewalk approximately 800 ft.  The contract for this project is to produce design documents and specifications for FRTA to put out to bid and construct.

Proposals are due back to the FRTA by 3:00 p.m., August 1st, 2017.

RFP Release

June 2, 2017

Pre-Proposal Meeting

June 19, 2017 @ 10:00 am

Written Questions Submitted to FRTA

July 14, 2017

Answers/Clarifications Sent to Proposers

July 21, 2017

Proposals due 

August 1, 2017 @ 3:00 pm

Contract award and Notice to Proceed by 

August 28, 2017

Project Completed (anticipated)  

January 26, 2021

Click Here… to view the RFP

Click Here… to view the Addendum 1

Click Here…  to view the Addendum 2

Click Here… to view Critical Milestones

Click Here… to view Phase I

Click Here…  to view Phase II

Click Here… to view the Master Plan

Click Here… to view the Traffic Study

Interested parties may obtain a copy of RFP online at, by contacting the FRTA at 413-774-2262, or emailing Michael Perreault, Assistant Administrator at  The completed Acknowledgement of Receipt Form must be received at FRTA prior to July 21, 2017 in order to receive any addendums containing written questions and answers, and/or any schedule modifications.

Small Purchase Bid FRTA SPB #2017-0621 Transit Center Storage Garage

The Franklin Regional Transit Authority (FRTA) is requesting bids to construct a 14’ X 20’ storage garage at the south end of the property near the solar array. The successful individual or firm shall supply and/or manage all aspects of the project including but not limited to; site prep/clearing, excavation, concrete work, materials, deliveries and building construction. The awarded shall also be required to abide by all applicable state and local code and permit requirements.

Below is a timeline of key dates for this project:


Bid Release       July 6, 2017
Written Questions Submitted to FRTA       July 20, 2017 @ 3:00 pm
Answers/Clarifications Sent to Bidders      July 24, 2017
Bids Due       August 4, 2017 @ 3:00 pm
Project Completed       ASAP
Contract Award and Notice to Proceed by:       August 11, 2017

Click Here… to view bid

Click Here… to view schematic page 1

Click Here… to view schematic page 2

Click Here… to view schematic page 3

Click Here… to view prevailing wage schedule

Click Here… to view Addendum

Bids shall be submitted by email to or hand delivered to the FRTA office at 12 Olive St. Greenfield, MA no later than 3 p.m. on August 4, 2017.

Project completion shall be as soon as possible.  Bidders shall submit a timeline for project completion.

All questions and requests for clarification regarding this bid or bid process must be submitted in writing to Brett Grout, Facility Manager of the FRTA on or before 3 p.m., July 20, 2017.  Questions can be submitted by email to  Any corrections or changes to this bid will be made by written addendum only and will be distributed to all known bidders that have received a copy of this bid.