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Thu February 15, 2018 - Northeast Edition #4
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SPS New England Inc. will provide on-call construction services to support the urgent right-of-way repair and reconstruction needs of the MBTA across the commuter rail system.
(SPS New England Inc. photo)
SPS New England Inc. will provide on-call construction services to support the urgent right-of-way repair and reconstruction needs of the MBTA across the commuter rail system. (SPS New England Inc. photo)

The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority's Fiscal and Management Control Board awarded the On-Call Commuter Rail Right-of-Way Construction Services contract to SPS New England Inc., in the amount of $17 million. This contract provides on-call construction services to support the urgent right-of-way repair and reconstruction needs of the MBTA across the commuter rail system, resulting in enhanced on-time performance and customer safety.

The On-Call contract does not relieve Keolis Commuter Services of its contractual obligations under their operating agreement, but addresses the capital maintenance projects and capital improvement projects that fall outside of Keolis's routine maintenance scope. Once the condition of an asset can no longer be addressed through routine maintenance, it becomes a capital maintenance project and is handled through an MBTA capital construction project.

The construction scope includes:

  • providing construction-related services on an on-call basis to support state of good repair/reconstruction needs of the MBTA;
  • right-of-way repairs and reconstruction work that include drainage, wall, concrete, and platform repairs;
  • work anticipated to be performed through the MBTA service area in Massachusetts; and
  • work assigned on a project-by-project basis, as directed by the MBTA, utilizing bid items and contractor unit prices.

This project was advertised on Dec. 6, 2017, with the bid opening on Jan. 16, 2018. Seven bids were received with the lowest bidder as SPS New England Inc., in the amount of $17 million.