Winter Hill Neighborhood Property Survey RFP Available 8/17

Outline of the Winter Hill Neighborhood. Oriented to the north.

In collaboration with the City of Medford Procurement Office, the Medford Historical Commission is pleased to announce that beginning on August 17, 2020, RFP 21-0191 for the Winter Hill Neighborhood Historic Property Survey will be available on the City’s online procurement platform. The following is our official announcement and how to get a hold of the documents:

LEGAL NOTICE

CITY OF MEDFORD

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS

21-0191

Winter Hill Neighborhood

Historic Properties Survey

The City of Medford (City) is seeking proposals from qualified historic preservation consultants to undertake an intensive-level, neighborhood survey of cultural and architectural resources in the Winter Hill neighborhood of the City of Medford.

This project is being Electronically Bid (E-Bid).  Requests for Proposals will be available beginning Monday, August 17, 2020. Proposal Documents will be available online at:

https://www.bidnetdirect.com/massachusetts/cityofmedford.  All plan holders must have an active online account on http://www.bidnetdirect.com to acquire documents, receive project notifications, and to submit your technical and price proposal electronically.  

Proposers must meet the following minimum qualifications: a Bachelor’s degree in Historic Preservation, Architectural History, History, Art History, or a closely related field, plus at least two years full-time experience in an area relevant to the project; or a Master’s degree in any of the above mentioned areas.

All proposals shall be submitted online to http://www.BidNetDirect.com prior to September 17, 2020, at 2 p.m.   Hard copy proposals will not be accepted by BidNetDirect.com. or by the Awarding Authority.  You can register to become a proposer online at http://www.BidNetDirect.com.  For assistance, contact BidNetDirect.com at 800-835-4603.

Each Proposal shall be submitted in accordance with the Instructions within the RFP.   It is the responsibility of prospective proposers and or bidders to check http://www.BidNetDirect.com for new information via any addenda or modifications to this solicitation.  Addenda will be emailed to all Plan holders registered with BidNet.

Questions regarding this Request for Proposals must be written and submitted via BidNetDirect.com.

As noted above, all addenda shall be sent via BidNetDirect.com and emailed to registered Plan holders.

The City reserves the right to reject all proposals, in whole or in part, as determined to be in the best interests of the City and to waive minor informalities.

Shab Khan

Chief Procurement Officer

Additional information about the project area can be found online in the Survey Plan for South Medford at:

http://www.medfordhistoricalcommission.org/survey-plan/

August Agenda

We are still holding our monthly meetings on Zoom, and this month our meeting will start at 7:30 PM Monday, August 10th. Zoom info is in the agenda, below.

On the Agenda is a potential new initiative, in collaboration with Medford’s Community Preservation Coalition, to assist homeowners with preservation projects.

Also on the agenda are further discussions of the recent city council meeting (see video here), and concerns we share with the Building Department about review of permits for gut rehabs and demolitions.

Finally, our members will be joining the Historic District Commission for their public meeting at 6 PM, on Zoom. This public meeting will discuss a proposed Historic District to protect the Haskell-Cutter House. More on the home, and proposed district here.

May Meeting

Our May meeting will be a virtual meeting, via Zoom. Both Forest St and a house on Pleasant St are on the agenda.

The agenda includes instructions on how to login. While Zoom-Burnout is real, you might consider logging in, saying hello and then just listening in to the meeting while you tidy up from dinner.

April Meeting

In accordance with City Hall’s physical distancing policies, our monthly meeting for April was cancelled. It has been quiet – we have had no new applications for demolition, but our chair, Jen Keenan is still responding to all incoming inquiries and correspondence.

Our CPA and survey projects are, so far, ongoing – in fact, we were awarded a grant from the Masssachusetts state Historical Commission to continue the work of surveying and documenting the historic properties in Medford’s neighborhoods. Our focus in the upcoming year will be the Medford portion of Winter Hill, on Medford’s southern border with Somerville.

Jen has also checked in with all members and we are all doing as well as could be expected.

March Agenda

Another light agenda for March! With no new demo review cases, we have more time to work on other things: our Preserve Medford projects, our Survey and Planning work and our Site Review comments for large-scale redevelopment in Medford.

In the service of increased transparency, we ask that, starting this month, anyone with items for the agenda contact us on or before the Monday one week prior to our regular meeting. This will allow us to get all business into the published agenda in a timely manner. Our meeting dates are the second Monday of every month, so the deadline for inclusion on the agenda is simply the first Monday of the month.

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January Agenda

Our January Agenda is now available – it’s a light month, but check back soon. Our busy season is coming, as developers tend to submit their demo applications in early spring. Last year, we received 6 of our 10 demo applications in February and March.

We’ve also published our meeting dates for 2020 – the Commission will continue to meet on the second Monday of every month (except October, when we meet on the third Mon) at 7 PM in Room 201 of City Hall.

January 13
February 10
March 9
April 13
May 11
June 8
July 13
August 10
September 14
October 19*
November 9
December 14

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