Title: Property Sale & Development - 13 Southgate Place / E.D.

Agency: City of Worcester
State: Massachusetts
Type of Government: State & Local
NAICS Category:
  • 541191 - Title Abstract and Settlement Offices
Posted Date: Oct 17, 2023
Due Date: Dec 8, 2023
Solicitation No: 8093-W4
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Bid Number

8093-W4
Title
Property Sale & Development - 13 Southgate Place / E.D.
Industry
Surplus Goods and Property
Open Date
10/17/2023
Close Date
12/08/2023 10:00 AM
Contact
Christopher Gagliastro, Purchasing Director
Comments

Scope: Real Property Disposition - 13 Southgate Place.

Property sold as is. See attached for description and instructions.

Standard Form(s)
CORI Compliance.pdf
EPP Policy.pdf
MWBE Program.pdf
REAP Program.pdf
Wage Theft Prevention Certification.pdf
Bid Form(s)

8093-W4-RFP-Property-Sale-Development-13-Southgate-Place-E.D..pdf
Plan Holder(s)*
Bid Results
Awardee(s)
× Christopher Gagliastro, Purchasing Director
Email: gagliastroc@worcesterma.gov
Phone: 508-799-1224
Fax: 508-799-1203

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Request for Proposals
Property Sale and Development
13 Southgate Place
Worcester, Massachusetts
Eric D. Batista
City Manager
Peter Dunn
Chief Development Officer
Paul D. Morano
Assistant Chief Development Officer
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PURCHASING DIVISION
CITY OF WORCESTER
ROOM 201, CITY HALL
WORCESTER, MA 01608
(508) 799-1220
ISSUANCE DATE: October 18, 2023
Christopher J. Gagliastro, Purchasing Director
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
RFP No. 8093-W4
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER
NOTICE TO PROPOSERS
RFP TITLE: Property Sale and Development –13 Southgate Place / E.D.
All proposals are subject to the terms, conditions, and specifications herein set forth:
1. The City of Worcester, through the City Manager's Executive Office of Economic
Development, is offering for sale a portion of the real property located at 13 Southgate Place,
Worcester, Massachusetts (“Property”). The City is seeking a qualified Buyer/Developer to
redevelop the Property. The successful bidder of the RFP will be assigned Preferred Proposer
status, at which time documents will be drafted regarding the sale and development of the
Property in accordance with this RFP.
The Property is split-zoned Manufacturing, General – 2.0 (MG-2.0) and Manufacturing,
Limited - 2.0 (ML-2.0). Redevelopment must be consistent with permitted by-right uses and
special permit uses within the zoning districts and in conformance with all restrictions under
Section I: Declaration of Restrictions.
Address
MBL
Parcel Size
Zoning
13 Southgate Place 07-031-00014 Approximately 77,000 square feet MG-2.0 & ML-2.0
Proposals are due at the City of Worcester Purchasing Department, Room 201, City Hall,
Worcester, Massachusetts 01608 no later than December 8, 2023 at 10:00AM.
2. Proposals to purchase the Property must include a certified check made payable to the “City
of Worcester” in the amount of 10% of the proposed price as bid security. This must be
submitted under separate sealed cover marked “Proposal Security”. Any proposal withdrawn
after time and date specified under paragraph 1 of this Notice to Proposers shall forfeit the
proposer’s Proposal Security to the City as liquidated damages. Additionally, if the Preferred
Proposer defaults prior to final execution of a Terms of Conveyance Agreement (TOC), the
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City’s acceptance shall be null and void and the Preferred Proposer’s Proposal Security shall
be forfeited to the City as liquidated damages.
3. Any prospective Proposer requesting a change in or interpretation of existing specifications or
terms and conditions must do so within five (5) days (Saturdays, Sundays, and Legal Holidays
excluded) before scheduled proposal due date. All requests are to be in writing to the
Purchasing Department. No changes will be considered or any interpretation issued unless
such request is submitted to the City within five (5) days (Saturdays, Sundays, and Legal
Holidays excluded) before the scheduled proposal submission date.
Any inquiries related to technical, procurement or contractual matters must be submitted in
writing to:
Mr. Christopher J. Gagliastro
Purchasing Director
City of Worcester, City Hall
455 Main Street, Room 201
Worcester, MA 01608
Email address: gagliastroc@worcesterma.gov
4. Nothing herein is intended to exclude any responsible Proposer or in any way restrain
competition. All responsible Proposers are encouraged to submit proposals. The City
encourages participation by Minority and/or Women Owned Business Enterprises (M/WBE).
5. The following meanings are attached to the defined words when used in the RFP.
a. The word “City” means the city of Worcester, Massachusetts.
b. The word “Proposer” means the person, firm, or corporation submitting a proposal in
response to these specifications.
c. The phrase “Minimum and Mandatory Evaluation Criteria” means the criteria for
determining responsiveness and responsibility considered to be essential to satisfactory
completion of the project.
d. The phrase “Comparative Evaluation Criteria” means the criteria for determining the
relative merits of both the proposed plans and the proposed Buyer/Developer.
e. The phrase “Preferred Proposer” means the Proposer that is selected through this RFP.
f. The phrase “Buyer/Developer” means the Preferred Developer that enters into a Terms
of Conveyance Agreement (TOC) with the City through this RFP.
6. All material submitted by a Proposer becomes the property of the City. The City is under no
obligation to return any of the material submitted by a Proposer in response to this RFP.
7. Each proposal must remain in effect for 120 days from the deadline for submission.
8. The minimum requirements and restrictions of this RFP are binding and not subject to
negotiations. The City reserves the right to accept or reject any or all of the proposals submitted
and may waive minor informalities.
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9. The City will review and analyze each proposal and reserves the right to interview selected
Proposers. The City shall select the Proposer that has made the proposal best suited to the needs
and goals of the City in the sole discretion of the City and deemed to be in compliance with
the terms of this RFP.
10. The Proposer must certify that no official or employee of the City of Worcester, Massachusetts,
is particularly interested in this proposal or in the project which the Buyer/Developer proposes
to execute or in expected profits to arise therefrom, unless there has been compliance with the
applicable provisions of G.L. c. 43, Section 27, and G.L. c. 268A, and that this proposal is
made in good faith without fraud or collusion or connection with any other person submitting
a proposal.
11. The supplemental information and reports regarding the property that have been posted with
this RFP on the City’s webpage at http://www.worcesterma.gov/finance/purchasing-bids/bids
are provided for informational purposes only, and the City of Worcester makes no
representations or warranties regarding the condition of the Property. The Buyer/Developer is
solely responsible to become familiar with the Property, making its own determination
regarding the feasibility of its proposed use.
12. It is understood and agreed that it shall be a material breach of any deed resulting from this
RFP for the Buyer/Developer to engage in any practice which shall violate any provision of
G.L. c. 151B, relative to discrimination in hiring, discharge, compensation, or terms,
conditions, or privileges of employment because of race, color, religious creed, national origin,
genetic information, ancestry, disability, source of income, sex, gender identity, sexual
orientation, which shall not include persons whose sexual orientation involves minor children
as the sex object.
13. The Buyer/Developer shall not discriminate against any qualified employee or applicant for
employment because of physical disability, race, color, religious creed, national origin, genetic
information, ancestry, disability, source of income, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation,
which shall not include persons whose sexual orientation involves minor children as the sex
object. The Buyer/Developer agrees to comply with all applicable federal and state statutes,
ordinances, rules, and regulations prohibiting discrimination in employment including: Title
VII of the Civil Rights Acts of 1964; The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967;
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; G.L. c. 151B, Section 4(1), and all relevant
administrative orders and executive orders.
If a complaint or claim alleging violation by the Buyer/Developer of such statutes, ordinances
rules, or regulations is presented to the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination
(MCAD), the Buyer/Developer agrees to cooperate with the MCAD in the investigation and
disposition of such complaint or claim.
At the sole determination of the City, any Proposer who fails to comply with the listed
provisions will be deemed unacceptable as failing to adhere to the RFP Requirements and may
forfeit the Proposal Security.
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14. The successful Buyer/Developer shall comply with all applicable federal, state, and local laws,
ordinances, and regulations. The awarded contract shall be governed under the laws of the
Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
15. If the Purchasing Agent or any employee, agent, or any other officer or employee of the City
who has taken part in the disposition of the Property is financially interested, directly or
indirectly, any agreement between the parties shall be void.
16. The award to the Preferred Developer may be cancelled in the event of any instance of
nonperformance as may be determined by the City of Worcester.
17. The City may, in its discretion, disqualify from review any and all Proposers, including any
individual or entity affiliated or closely related to such Proposer, determined by the City of
Worcester’s Treasurer and Collector of Taxes, not to be current on real estate taxes and/or
water and sewer fees, which have accrued to the Proposer's properties during the time the
Proposer has been the owner of record of such properties. The term "current" in the preceding
sentence means that Proposer shall not owe, at the time of submission, real estate taxes, water
fees, and sewer fees for all the Proposer's properties other than taxes, water fees, and sewer
fees that have accrued in the current fiscal year and liens or arrearages accrued to such
properties while owned by someone other than the Proposer. The Treasurer and Collector of
Taxes shall have the sole discretion to determine which Proposers are current and which are
not with respect to the provisions of this paragraph.
18. The City may, in its discretion, disqualify from review any and all Proposers, including any
individual or entity affiliated or closely related to such Proposer, which are the owners of
record of property and are determined to be, by the City of Worcester’s Building
Commissioner, not in compliance with all government approvals, laws, and regulations at the
time of the proposal submittal date. The Building Commissioner shall have the sole discretion
to determine which Proposers are in compliance and which are not with respect to the
provisions of this paragraph.
19. The Preferred Developer shall execute a Contract Agreement, hereinafter referred to as a
Terms of Conveyance Agreement (“TOC”), with the City within 30 days from receipt of the
City Manager’s designation of a winning proposal. At the City’s sole determination, the
timeline above may be extended. The Preferred Developer agrees to work in good faith with
the City to arrive at a viable reuse scenario to be described in the TOC.
20. The TOC will be drafted by the City’s Law Department in compliance with the terms of the
RFP and may incorporate the terms of this RFP and of the proposal selected.
21. No amendment to the TOC shall be effective unless it is in writing and signed by authorized
representatives of all parties.
22. The Buyer/Developer shall be required to indemnify and save harmless the City of Worcester
for all damage to life and property that may occur due to breach of the TOC, as well as his or
her negligence or that of his or her employees, contractors, subcontractors, agents, invitees,
etc. during the duration of the TOC and resulting property disposition.
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