Procurement Opportunities

Additional Pages

Below are current and closed FY18 bids. Some listings may contain links to partner organization procurement sites.

***Please email the Bid contact if you want to be directly notified about project updates and addendums***



FY19-08: Invitation for Bids - Colle Building Improvements



INVITATION FOR BIDS:  The Franklin Regional Council of Governments (FRCOG) will accept sealed bids on behalf of the Town of Montague for repair and renovations at the Colle Opera Building located at 85 Avenue A, Turners Falls, MA per MGL Ch149.  Sealed Bids marked Colle Building Repair and Renovations IFB20190314” will be received by FRCOG until March 14, 2019 at 2pm.  A 5% bid bond and 50% Payment Bond are required.  A MANDATORY pre-bid briefing/walk through will be held on site February 20, 2019 at 9am.  Please see IFB for notification for Snow Day, if needed.  Wage rates for the construction work portion of this bid are subject to prevailing wage rates as per MGL Chapter 149, Section 26 - 27f inclusive and are included in the bid package.  Bid specifications must be downloaded from, and in doing so, all notifications and addenda will be forwarded.  The awarding authority is the Town of Montague Selectboard who reserve the right to accept or reject any or all bids in total or in part as they may deem to be in the best public interest.

FY19-07 Invitation for Bids- Rutter's Park Improvements

Invitation for Bids: Rutter's Park Improvement Project

Town of Montague  invites sealed bids for Rutter’s Park Improvements - Phase One Project in the Village of Lake Pleasant, Montague, Massachusetts, in accordance with the documents prepared by GZA GeoEnviromental, Inc. dated January 23, 2019. The Project consists of improvements for a Playground, premanufactured Pavilion, new parking area and other site furnishings and plantings.The work is estimated to cost $ 225,000. Bids are subject to M.G.L. c.30 §§ 39M and to minimum wage rates as required by M.G.L. c.l49 §§26 to 27H inclusive and Davis Bacon and shall pay the higher of the two rates. General Bids will be received until 2:00 P.M., February 20, 2019 and publicly opened, forthwith. See attached for full Legal Advertisement.

FY19-06 Professional Services for Principal Investigator for the 1676 Battle of Great Falls Site Evaluation and Identification Project Phase II


Professional Services for Principal Investigator for the 1676 Battle of Great Falls Site Evaluation and Identification Project Phase II

The Town of Montague, through its Select Board is seeking proposals from a consulting firm, practice, or individual with demonstrated expertise in the colonial contact period history and archeology of the Connecticut River Valley to complete the second phase of a site identification and evaluation project for the 1676 battle at Great Falls. The proposal must include the services of an archeologist and military historian who meet the Professional Standards of the National Park Service (NPS) and have specific research experience in King Philip’s War. The project is funded by the American Battlefield Protection Program of the NPS and therefore will be required to meet and follow the NPS Standards and Guidelines for Archeology and Historic Preservation. The RFP is available at or at Montague Town Hall. Proposals must be received by 5:30 p.m on January 14, 2019 at the Montague Town Hall, 1 Avenue A, Turners Falls, Massachusetts 01376.

FY19-05: Invitation for Bids - Sewer Sludge Cake Disposal

Invitation for Bids: Sludge Cake Hauling and Disposal Services

November 29, 2018

Water Pollution Control Facility

 34 Greenfield Road

Montague MA 01351-9522


Sealed bids for Sludge Cake Hauling and Disposal Services will be received by December 14, 2018 by 2:00PM.


Prices should be in the rate requested on the attached "Cost Proposal Form," net and all-inclusive as per the terms of the specifications. 


Mark all envelopes with the name and address of your company and "Bid - Sludge Cake Hauling and Disposal Services."  Envelopes must be sealed.


The Town of Montague (“Town”) reserves the right to reject any and all bids in part or in whole.  It also reserves the right to make an award in any manner consistent with the law and deemed to be in the best interest of the Town and its member municipalities.


To receive a copy of the Invitation for Bids contact Robert McDonald via email at


FY19-04: RFQ for Architectural/Design Services for a New Town Public Works Facility

Town of Montague

Department of Public Works Facility

RFQ - Architectural/Design Services


The Town of Montague invites qualified architectural (or architectural/engineering) firms to submit proposals to provide design services for all phases and construction of the new Department of Public Works Headquarters.  All respondents must be able to comply with all of the RFQ requirements and follow all instructions in preparing RFQ responses.

The RFQ guidelines are available on Wednesday, November 14 2018 and may be obtained in the following manner:  at Montague Town Offices, Town Administrator’s Office, 1 Avenue A, Turner Falls, MA  01376 or by email request to

Complete proposal packages must be received at Town Administrator’s Office, as outlined in the RFQ Documents and above by Wednesday, December 5, 2018 by 2:00 PM EST.

FY19-03: RFQ for Owners Project Manager Services for a Public Works Facility (Awarded)






The Town of Montague is seeking proposals from qualified individuals, partnerships, or firms to provide Owner’s Project Manager (OPM) services for a Public Works Facility building project. The OPM shall be qualified as described in Mass. General Law Chapter 149, Section 44A ½. The project is to be completed within 18-24 months. Cost of construction is estimated at $8,908,000. This bid will be awarded based on qualifications, with fee to be negotiated.

Copies of the Request for Qualifications (RFQ) and project feasibility study/schematic design can be obtained via email by contacting the Montague Town Administrator at For additional assistance, call (413-863-3200 x108) or visit the Montague Selectboard Office, 1 Avenue A, Turners Falls, MA 01376 during business hours.

There will be a project briefing on August 15, 2018 at 11am in the Montague Public Safety Complex Community Room, 180 Turnpike Rd, Turners Falls, MA 01376. Attendance is strongly encouraged, but not mandatory. Responses must be submitted to the Montague Selectboard Office no later than Thursday, September 6, 2018 at 2pm.


Steven Ellis

Town Administrator/Chief Procurement Officer

Key Dates

        Bold text = Critical Response Dates                                                 Unbold text = Estimated, at Discretion of Town

      Central Register Posting and RFQ Release                August 1, 2018     

      Briefing Session and Site Tour                                 August 15 at 11am

      Written Question Deadline                                      August 20 at 2pm

      Question Response and Addendum, if necessary       August 23 at 5pm

      Deadline for Responses                                             September 6 at 2pm

      Anticipated Award and Contracting                           October, 2018


FY19-02: COA Front Porch Replacement (awarded)

The Town of Montague has awarded the contract for the removal and replacement of the front porch of the Council on Aging to LaRochelle Construction of South Hadley MA. This building is located at 62 Fifth Street in Turners Falls. Please direct all inquiries to DPW Superintendent Tom Bergeron of 413-863-2054 x112 or

Key Dates for COA Front Porch Replacement Project

RFQ Posting Date                                                                    June 6, 2018            

Deadline for Questions                                                            June 13, 2018

Proposal Submission Deadline and Opening                          June 21, 2018 (2PM)

Awarded and Contracted                                                         July 23, 2018

FY19-01 Design and Permitting of Roadway Flooding Protection at Montague City Road -- AWARDED 10/15/18


The Town of Montague invites responses for designer services required for developing bid ready plans and specifications to address seasonal flooding at Montague City Road. Funding for this project is provided by the MA Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs Municipal Vulnerabilities Grant Program, and local funds. Design activities under this contract shall be completed by May 30 2019. The design fee is fixed at forty-five thousand dollars ($45,000.00).

The full RFP is available starting September 5 at Montague Town Hall- One Avenue A Turners Falls, MA or online at . The Town of Montague, awarding and contracting authority, reserves the right to reject any and all responses if it is deemed in the best interests of the Town to do so.

An optional walk through and briefing will be held on September 24, 2018 at 10:00AM, meeting at the project site across from 222 Montague City Road.

Completed responses are to be received no later than 3:00 PM, October 3, 2018 at the Montague Selectboard Office- One Avenue A Turners Falls, MA 01376.

Direct Inquires to Town Planner Walter Ramsey

FY18-04 East Main Street Lot F Development Opportunity (No Eligible Bid Received)

The Town of Montague, Massachusetts through its Board of Selectmen invites proposals from qualified individuals or organizations for the acquisition of a 4,529 square foot parcel (0.1 acre) identified as Assessor’s Map 29 Lot 180. The parcel is flag shaped and has 8 feet of frontage on East Main Street and there are no structures on the parcel. The Town’s desired outcome is to combine the parcel with one of the abutting parcels in a manner that advances the Town’s community development and historic preservation goals for Millers Falls.

Distribute RFP                                                                          April 11, 2018            

Deadline for Questions                                                            May 9, 2018

Proposal Submission Deadline and Opening                          May 14, 2018 (2PM)


FY18-03: Avenue A ADA Sidewalk Project (Awarded)

This project procurement is being managed by the Franklin Regional Council of Governments. For access to procurement documents please visit FRCOG's procurement site

March 20, 2018 at 10am  Mandatory On Site PreBid Meeting 
March 22, 2018 at 4pm Written Questions Due
March 26, 2018 Addenda Issued
March 29, 2018 at 2pm Submission Deadline
April 6, 2018 Complete Bid Evaluation
April 6, 2018 Montague Accepts Bid
April 9, 2018 Contract Issued
April 13, 2018 Contract Executed
June 1, 2018 Work Completed

FY18-02: Shea Theater Upper Roof Project - (Withdrawn)

FY18-02: Shea Theater Upper Roof Project - withdrawn

(see RFQ, Forms, Prevailing Wage Schedule, Sample Contract - below)

Key Dates: Shea Theater Upper Roof Repair and Re-Sealing

RFQ Posting May 9, 2018
Bidder Tour May 17 at 10am
Questions Due May 21 at 3pm
Proposal Due TBD
Expected date of Award TBD
Contract Finalized / Start Date TBD

Project Contact

Steve Ellis Town Administrator
Email townadmin@montague-ma-gov
Phone (413-863-3200 x110


FY18-01: Strathmore Mill complex Demolition and Abatement Design Project (Awarded)