Town of Longmeadow, Massachusetts
Solicitation Center

Solicitation:  2107151
Status: Expired
Publish Date: 7/15/2021 2:00:00 PM
Due Date: 7/29/2021 2:00 PM EST
Contact: Chad Thompson @ 413-565-4185,


The Town of Longmeadow is soliciting bids for activities bus transportation for Longmeadow Public Schools and Longmeadow Parks and Recreation Department. This is a separate activity transportation bid not associated with the daily school calendar bus transportation of Longmeadow Public Schools students serviced through LPVEC.

Bid documents are available from the Town of Longmeadow, Purchasing Department, Attn: Chad Thompson, Procurement Manager, 735 Longmeadow St, Suite 101, Longmeadow, MA 01106. Bid documents can also be accessed through the Purchasing Department page of the town website, , then select the ‘Government’ from the toolbar, then ‘Bids & RFPs’ link, then ‘Bid and RFP Finder’ link to access bid documents. Bidders are encouraged to register with the Longmeadow Purchasing Department in order to receive updates and addenda (P: 413-565-4185, ) . Those that do not register with the Longmeadow Purchasing Department will be required to monitor the Longmeadow bid listing service for issued updates and addenda. Failure to acknowledge addenda may result in a bid rejection.

The Commonwealth’s Division of Occupational Safety has determined that non-minimum prevailing wage rate for pay for school bus operators is required for this service.

Sealed bids should be delivered to the Longmeadow Purchasing Department no later than 2:00pm on Thursday, July 29, 2021. Bids should be labeled ‘IFB: Activities Bus Transportation’ on the outside of the sealed envelope and include the complete contact information of the bidder on the outside of the envelope. Late bids will be rejected. Multiple contracts will be awarded. Following the bid deadline, bids received will be opened remotely beginning at 2:30pm through The Zoom access instructions is supplied within the bid document.

The Town of Longmeadow, acting through the Town Manager, the Awarding Authority reserves the right to reject any or all bids, waive minor informalities, and to award contracts in the best interest of the Town.
Bid Submission:
: One bid response received from Five Star Bus, Inc. Bid is being reviewed. Bid pricing is:

Category A is Greenwood Extended
- Pay charge is $179.47/day
- 2nd bus, once the enrollment ramps up will be $225/day

Category C, Activities Bus, Mileage and Hourly rate billing
(they bid the same rate regardless of bus size which is:

$4.15 per mile
$47.50 per hour

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