Feasible Study Committee

Members (07/01/23-06/30/24)

  • Police Chief John Annunziata
  • Bob Bourassa, Resident
  • Howard Drobner, Finance Committee Chair
  • Fire Chief Joe Flanagan
  • Dennis Goguen, COA Board Member
  • Selectmen Matt Mecum
  • Kathy Lohnes, COA Coordinator
  • Mark Fuller, Resident
  • Joan Deal, HRP Representative
Meeting Minutes RFQ Posting

TOWN OF BOYLSTON 
REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS 
FOR DESIGN SERVICES 
 
SENIOR CENTER & PUBLIC SAFETY FACILITY  
FEASIBILITY STUDY 
 
The Town of Boylston (“Town”) is seeking the services of a qualified “Designer” within the meaning of and in accordance with M.G.L. Chapter 7C, Section 44, to provide professional design and construction administration services for a proposed new Senior Center and Public Safety (Police and Fire) building or buildings to be located in Boylston, Massachusetts (the “Project”). The Project may be for the design and construction of a single building to house a Senior Center and the Public Safety departments or for the design and construction of two separate buildings. Selection of the Designer will be made by the Town of Boylston Board of Selectmen. 
 
The required design services will include a preliminary Feasibility Study for the Project to include the development and evaluation of potential alternative solutions and continue through the Schematic Design Phase of the preferred alternative (“Phase 1”). Following completion of the Phase 1 services and subject to 
approval of the Board of Selectmen and contingent upon adequate funding being appropriated by the Town, the contract between the Town and the Designer may be amended to include continued designer services through design development, construction documents, bidding, award of construction contract(s), construction 
administration, final closeout, and warranty period of the potential Project. 
 
The Fee for Basic Services for the first Phase of the Feasibility Study through to Schematic Design will be negotiated but will not exceed $75,000 (not including any authorized “extra services”). The fee for services for additional phases beyond the first Phase, if authorized, will be negotiated. 
 
Submittal of qualifications in response to this RFQ will be accepted until 2:00 PM on October 13, 2022, at the office of the Town Administrator, at Boylston Town Hall, 221 Main Street, Boylston, MA 01505.  Interested firms must submit a response in a package or envelope marked, “Boylston Senior Center and Public Safety 
Building Proposal”, addressed to the Town Administrator, Town of Boylston, 221 Main Street, Boylston, MA 01505, in the form of one original, five (5) hard copies, and one (1) digital copy in PDF format on a flash drive. Applications should be printed double-sided and bound in such a manner that the pages lie and remain flat when opened. All responses received by the deadline will be evaluated in accordance with the terms of this RFQ. 
 
Copies of the full Request for Qualifications may be obtained by emailing the Boylston Town Administrator at asteward@boylston-ma.gov  or mailing a request to April Steward, Town Administrator, at the address listed above. The Town reserves the right to waive any informalities or irregularities in responses received to the RFQ, or to reject any or all responses, or to cancel the RFQ.