Professional Design, Engineering and Permitting Services RFP

Published September 4, 2020 | Planning & Community Development | Automatically Archived on 10/15/2020

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The Town of Sudbury, Massachusetts, represented by the Town Manager, the awarding authority, invites proposals for:


Professional Design, Engineering, and Permitting Services

Bruce Freeman Rail Trail
Sudbury, Massachusetts
MassDOT Project No. 608164


Qualified professional engineers, registered in Massachusetts and pre-qualified to conduct engineering services for the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT), are invited to submit proposals for the Bruce Freeman Rail Trail Design, Engineering and Permitting Services.  The selected engineer (the “Consultant”) will prepare the 75%, 100%, and PS&E (plans, specifications and construction estimate) submissions to MassDOT, in accordance with the applicable procedures and standards outlined in the MassDOT Project Development and Design Guide, to obtain MassDOT approval.


RFP documents should be requested via email from


RFP Timeline:

RFP Released: August 31, 2020
Questions Due: September 18, 2020
Proposals Due: Friday, September 25, 2020 at noon. Electronic submissions must be submitted by emailing to
Interviews:      Week of September 28, 2020
Negotiations:  Week of October 5, 2020
Contract Award Goal:  October 14, 2020
Project Completion Date: December 31, 2021

Procurement of these engineering services is exempt from the provisions of MGL c. 30B, and the Town will not be bound by those provisions.  The Town is inviting proposals to encourage competition.  Award of a contract, if any, will be made to the most advantageous proposer for services as determined in the Town’s sole discretion.


The Town reserves the right to reject any and all proposals, wholly or in part, and to accept a response or part thereof deemed to be in the best interest of the Town.


Town of Sudbury, Massachusetts

By its Town Manager

Henry L. Hayes, Jr.