RFP # 1559-14 Renovation and Modernization at St. Botolph Apartments (extended till June 5, 2024)

Addendum No. 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 Are Now Part of the Project Description
*** An additional site visit is scheduled for 10:00 AM on Friday, May 24th, 2024 at 70 St. Botolph St.***

St. Botolph Housing Corporation (the “Owner”), which is an instrumentality of the Boston Housing Authority (“BHA”), invites qualified and experienced General Contractor firms (each a “Bidder” or “GC”) to submit proposals for Job No. 1559-14, the modernization of the St. Botolph Apartments subsidized housing community located at 70 St. Botolph Street, Boston, MA 02116 (the “Project”). The Owner estimates the cost of the Project at $32.5 million. The Project is subject to Federal Davis Bacon and State prevailing wage requirements and reporting. Bidders should assume the higher of Federal Davis Bacon or State prevailing wages. Bidders should assume the Project to be tax-exempt.


This Request for Proposals (“RFP”) is issued pursuant to Chapter 268 of the Acts of 2022, which enables alternative procurement methodology for public housing redevelopment. The Project does not require formal prequalification or filed sub-bidding. Bidders must solicit participation of qualified subcontractors, subject to final approval by the Owner. This letter and the RFP package describe the Project and explain the contracting process and requirements.


Proposals (Bids) must be submitted by email to bids@bostonhousing.org no later than June 5, 2024 at 2:00 PM. Due to constraints upon emailing large files, Bidders are encouraged to send a separate email to confirm receipt of their submissions.

A virtual meeting was held on May 15th for prospective bidders to clarify important details of the Project. The meeting recording may be viewed at:
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Prospective Bidders may attend an additional site visit at 10:00 AM on Friday, May 24th, 2024 at 70 St. Botolph St.

Prospective Bidders should attend a site visit at 10:00 AM on Friday, May 17th, 2024 at 70 St. Botolph St.; and inquiries may be submitted no later than May 24, 2024, by email to: bids@bostonhousing.org with a copy to mbrooks@bwaboston.com

* For a copy of the RFP package and to register for bidding, click here.
* For a list of all current bidders, click here.
* Note!  It will take up to 30 minutes for your bid request to appear on the Bidders' List. Please DO NOT re-register (resubmit a bid request).

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