Requests for Proposals (RFP) / Invitations for Bids (IFB)

 

Note to Bidders

***In light of the Covid-19 pandemic, the City of New Bedford’s Purchasing Department offers the following guidance on process change for submitting a proposal or bid during this time:

All proposals/bids must be addressed to Purchasing Department, 133 William Street, Room 208, New Bedford, MA 02740 only. For in-person delivery prior to the bid opening date, bids must be dropped off in the white city mailbox located in front of City Hall’s Sixth Street entrance.  On the date of the opening, bids delivered in-person must be delivered inside City Hall to the Purchasing Department, Room 208, between 9:00 am and the bid due date.  Please mark the exterior of all submitted proposals in the manner directed within the bid documents.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Purchasing Department is open to the public by appointment only. As such, bid openings will be live streamed via Zoom, and the Purchasing Department will post instructions for streaming IFB openings live on this page at least 15 minutes prior to the bid opening.

To facilitate the bid opening process during this time, all bidders are requested to also email purchasing@newbedford-ma.gov to confirm that they have submitted a proposal.***

It is the responsibility of the vendor/contractor to check this website for addenda. The City of New Bedford accepts no liability to provide accommodation to those who submit a response based upon information obtained from any source other than this website.  Bidders may not alter (manually or electronically) the bid language or bid documents.  Unauthorized modifications to the bid, specifications, terms or conditions are prohibited and any associated submittal will be rejected.

Below are the active Requests for Proposals and the Invitations for Bids the City has. Please click on the links for the ones you are interested in. If you are interested in a project, we strongly encourage you to email purchasing@newbedford-ma.gov to be added to the interested bidders list. All project documents are posted here on our website, but emailing us your information ensures that you will be sent addenda and bid documents in real time as they are updated.

Request For Proposals (RFP’s)
Invitation for Bid (IFB’s)
RFP / IFB # Date Available Date Closes / Bids Due Site Visit; Pre-Conference; and/or Non/Mandatory Pre-Bid Meeting Dates
Boys & Girls Club Gymnasium Windows & Doors Replacement IFB Boys & Girls Club Wednesday, April 14, 2021 Bids due Wednesday, May 5, 2021 at 2 p.m. This bid is hosted by the Department of Housing & Community Development. For bid documents, email kevin.fraga@newbedford-ma.gov Non-Mandatory Pre-bid Walkthrough Wednesday, April 21 at 10 am
Food Services- Bread/Bakery Goods

Vendor Bid Form B (excel version)

IFB #21300108 Tuesday, April 13, 2021 Proposals are due Friday, April 30, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. and will be opened the same day at 1:30 p.m. to account for Covid-19 delays.
Temporary Staffing Services RFP #21434100 Monday, April 12, 2021 Proposals are due Friday, April 30, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. and will be opened the same day at 1:30 p.m. to account for Covid-19 delays. N/A
Phillips Avenue School Disposition & Development RFP #21161107 Tuesday, April 6, 2021 Proposals are due Friday, May 14, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. and will be opened the same day at 1:30 p.m. to account for Covid-19 delays.
478-480 Union Street Homeownership Development RFP #21145106 Tuesday, April 6, 2021 Proposals are due Friday, May 14, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. and will be opened the same day at 1:30 p.m. to account for Covid-19 delays. The site is available for viewing any time, no appointment needed.
Tourism Strategic Plan

Addendum #1

RFP #21698103 Tuesday, April 6, 2021 Proposals are due Friday, May 7, 2021 at 12:00 p.m. and will be opened the same day at 12:30 p.m. to account for Covid-19 delays. N/A
Professional Bus Transportation N/A Monday, April 5, 2021 This RFP is hosted by the Greater New Bedford Youth Association, of which the City of New Bedford is a member. For project inquiries, please email mary.rapoza@newbedford-ma.gov.
Schools Food Service- Ice Cream/ Frozen Treats

Vendor Bid Form B (excel version)

Addendum #1

IFB #21300097 Friday, March 26, 2021 Bid are due on Friday, May 7, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. and will be opened at 1:30 p.m. the same day. The opening will be live streamed via Zoom audio and the link will be posted thirty minutes prior to opening.
Schools Food Service- Groceries

Vendor Bid Form B (excel version)

Addendum #1

 IFB #21300096 Friday, March 26, 2021 Bid are due on Friday, May 7, 2021 at 1 p.m. and will be opened at 2:00 p.m. the same day. The opening will be live streamed via Zoom audio and the link will be posted thirty minutes prior to opening.
Lease or Purchase of Educational/Office Space  

N/A

Thursday, March 25, 2021 This RFP is hosted by the Southeastern MA Educational Collaborative, of which the City of New Bedford is a member. For project documents and inquiries, please email ccooper@smecollaborative.org.