Title: Property Sale & Development - 33 Ripley Street / E.D.

Agency: City of Worcester
State: Massachusetts
Type of Government: State & Local
NAICS Category:
  • 531390 - Other Activities Related to Real Estate
  • 541191 - Title Abstract and Settlement Offices
Posted Date: Dec 1, 2023
Due Date: Jan 24, 2024
Solicitation No: 8124-W4
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Bid Number

8124-W4
Title
Property Sale & Development - 33 Ripley Street / E.D.
Industry
Surplus Goods and Property
Open Date
12/01/2023
Close Date
01/24/2024 10:00 AM
Contact
Christopher Gagliastro, Purchasing Director
Comments

Scope: sale of surplus property at 33 Ripley Street

Property sold as is

Minimum bid price: $ 55,100.00

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

8123-W4-Property-Sale-33-Ripley-Street-Final.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 Bids
Property Sale and Development
33 Ripley Street
Worcester, Massachusetts
Eric D. Batista
City Manager
Peter Dunn
Chief Development Officer
Project Manager:
Paul D. Morano
Asst. Chief Dev. Officer - Special Project
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PURCHASING DIVISION
CITY OF WORCESTER
ROOM 201, CITY HALL
WORCESTER, MA 01608
(508) 799-1220
ISSUANCE DATE: December 1, 2023
Christopher J. Gagliastro, Purchasing Director
REQUEST FOR BIDS
RFB No. 8123-W4
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER
NOTICE TO PROPOSERS
RFB TITLE: Property Sale and Development – 33 Ripley Street / E.D.
All bids 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 (“EOED”) is offering for sale the real property located at 33 Ripley Street. The
City is seeking a qualified Purchaser/Developer to develop the property. The successful Bidder
will be assigned Preferred Bidder status, at which time documents will be drafted regarding
the transfer and development of this property in accordance with the terms of this Request for
Bids (“RFB”).
The site is zoned Residential, General - 5 (RG-5). 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
Map/Block/Lot Parcel Size
33 Ripley Street 06/034/00009
5,765 SF
Zoning
RG-5
Bids are due at the City of Worcester Purchasing Department, Room 201, City Hall,
Worcester, Massachusetts 01608 no later than 10:00 A.M. on January 24, 2024.
2. Bids to purchase the property must include a certified check made payable to the “City
Treasurer, City of Worcester” in the amount of 10% of the proposed purchase price as bid
security. This must be submitted under separate sealed cover marked “Bid Security.” In the
case of default, the surety shall be forfeited to the City as liquidated damages.
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3. Any prospective Bidder 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 bid opening date. All requests are to be in writing to the
Purchasing Department and are to be in duplicate. No changes will be considered or any
interpretation issued unless such request is submitted to the City of Worcester within five (5)
days (Saturdays, Sundays, and Legal Holidays excluded) before the scheduled bid submission
date.
Any inquiries related to technical or contractual matters must be submitted in writing to:
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 Bidder or in any way restrain
competition. All responsible Bidders are encouraged to submit bids. The City encourages
participation by Minority and Women Owned Business Enterprises (M/WBE).
5. The following meanings are attached to the defined words when used in the RFB.
a. The word “City” means the City of Worcester, Massachusetts.
b. The word “Bidder” means the person, firm, or corporation submitting a bid in
response to this RFB.
c. The phrase “Preferred Bidder” means the Bidder that is selected through this RFB.
d. The phrase “Purchaser/Developer” means the Preferred Bidder that takes title to the
property offered for sale through this RFB.
6. All material submitted by a Bidder becomes the property of the City. The City is under no
obligation to return any of the material submitted by a Bidder in response to this RFB.
7. Each proposal must remain in effect for 120 days from the deadline for submission. The City
will decide upon acceptance within 120 days of submission.
8. The requirements of this RFB are binding and not subject to negotiations. The City reserves
the right to accept or reject any or all of the proposals submitted and waive informalities and
technicalities.
9. The City shall select the Bidder that has made the highest bid deemed to be in compliance with
the terms of this RFB.
10. The Bidder must certify that no official or employee of the City of Worcester, Massachusetts,
is peculiarly interested in this RFB or in the contract which the Purchaser/Developer offers to
execute or in expected profits to arise therefrom, unless there has been compliance with the
provisions of Massachusetts G.L.C. 43, Section 27, and G.L.C. 268A, §§ 3, 17, 19, 20, and 23,
and that the Bidder’s bid is made in good faith without fraud or collusion or connection with
any other person submitting a bid.
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11. Any bid that is withdrawn after the time and date specified as the bid due date under paragraph
(1) of this RFB will be subject to forfeiture of the bid security deposit required as specified in
this RFB under paragraph (2).
12. It is understood and agreed that it shall be a material breach of any deed resulting from this
RFB for the Purchaser/Developer to engage in any practice which shall violate any provision
of Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 151B, relative to discrimination in hiring, discharge,
compensation, or terms, conditions, or privileges of employment because of race, color,
religious creed, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, which shall not include
persons whose sexual orientation involves minor children as the sex object, genetic
information, ancestry, disability or source of income.
13. The Purchaser/Developer shall not discriminate against any qualified employee or applicant
for employment because of physical disability, race, color, religious creed, national origin, sex,
gender identity, sexual orientation, which shall not include persons whose sexual orientation
involves minor children as the sex object, genetic information, ancestry, disability or source of
income. The Purchaser/Developer agrees to comply with all applicable Federal and State
Statutes, 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; Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 151B, Section
4(1) and all relevant administrative orders and executive orders.
If a complaint or claim alleging violation by the Purchaser/Developer of such statutes,
rules, or regulations is presented to the Massachusetts Commission Against
Discrimination (MCAD), the Purchaser/Developer agrees to cooperate with the MCAD
in the investigation and disposition of such complaint or claim.
In the event of non-compliance with any of the provisions of this RFB on the part of the
Proposer, the City shall impose such sanctions as it deems appropriate, including but not
limited to the following:
At the sole determination of the City, any Bidder who fails to comply with the listed
provisions will be deemed unacceptable as failing to adhere to the RFB Requirements
and may forfeit the deposit.
14. The successful Bidder 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 of his department, the heads of using agencies, or
any other officer or employee of the City who has taken part in the disposition of this property,
is financially interested, directly or indirectly, any contract agreement shall be void.
16. The award to the successful Bidder may be cancelled in the event of nonperformance as may
be determined by the City.
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17. The City shall disqualify from review any and all Bidders, including any individual or entity
affiliated or closely related to such Bidder, determined to be, by the Treasurer and Collector of
Taxes, not current on real estate taxes and/or water and sewer fees, which have accrued to the
Bidder's properties during the time the Bidder has been the owner of record of such properties.
The term "current" in the preceding sentence means that Bidder shall not owe, at the time of
submission, real estate taxes, water fees, and sewer fees for all the Bidder'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 Bidder. Upon
receipt of all bids, the EOED shall provide the Treasurer and Collector of Taxes with the names
of all Bidders for the Treasurer to review their status with respect to the provisions of this
paragraph. The Treasurer and Collector of Taxes shall have the sole discretion to determine
which Bidders are current and which are not with respect to the provisions of this paragraph.
After review, the Treasurer shall then provide for the EOED the names of all Bidders
determined to be current or not current.
18. The City shall disqualify from review any and all Bidders, including any individual or entity
affiliated or closely related to such Bidder, which are the owners of record of property and are
determined to be, by the Building Commissioner, not in compliance with all government
approvals, laws, and regulations at the time of the proposal submittal date. Upon receipt of all
bids, the EOED shall provide the Building Commissioner with the names of all Bidders for the
Building Commissioner to review their status with respect to the provisions of this paragraph.
The Building Commissioner shall have the sole discretion to determine which Bidders are in
compliance and which are not with respect to the provisions of this paragraph. After review,
the Building Commissioner shall then provide for the EOED the names of all Bidders
determined to be in compliance or not in compliance.
19. The Purchaser/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 bid. At the City’s sole determination, the timeline
above may be extended. The Purchaser/Developer agrees to work in good faith with the City
to arrive at a viable development plan to be captured within the TOC.
20. The TOC and deed will be drafted by the City’s Law Department in compliance with the terms
of the RFB.
21. No amendment to the TOC shall be effective unless it is in writing and signed by authorized
representatives of all parties and is accepted by the City.
22. The Purchaser/Developer will be required to indemnify and save harmless the City for all
damages to life and property that may occur due to his or her negligence or that of his or her
employees, subcontractors, agents, invitees, etc. during the duration of actions taken under the
TOC or resulting deed.
23. Except for purposes of obtaining financing or involving an entity controlled by the
Purchaser/Developer, the Purchaser/Developer shall not assign, transfer, sublet, convey or
otherwise dispose of any contract which results from this RFB, or its right, title, or interest
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