Invitation to bid



Maynard Public School District

Maynard Public School (MPS) District, with the authority of the School Committee, invites bids for the provision of School Bus Transportation beginning School Year 2024 - 2025 and running through School Year 2028 - 2029.

Bid specifications may be picked up at the Maynard School District, 3-R Tiger Drive, Maynard, MA 01754 on or after 10AM, Monday, April 8, 2024 or downloaded from the Maynard Public Schools website (click here) or by emailing Wayne White, Business Manager, at after said time. If a potential bidder downloads the Invitation for Bids from the website, it is their responsibility to notify the District they have done so and provide contact information. Otherwise, Maynard is not responsible for any lack of communication of vital information to the potential bidder(s).

A voluntary bidders conference will be held virtually or in person on Tuesday, April 16, 2024 at 11AM. Information will be sent to all interested parties prior to the conference.

Completed bids are to be received by Maynard Public Schools at its office, 3-R Tiger Drive, Maynard, MA 01754 No Later Than 2PM, Monday, May 20, 2024 at which time all bids will be publicly opened and recorded. The time on the clock in the Maynard Public Schools Central Office will be considered the official time for these purposes. In hand deliveries shall be accepted only between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. at the Office of the Business Manager.

All bids must be marked on the outside of the bidder’s envelope “BID- SCHOOL BUS TRANSPORTATION: MAYNARD PUBLIC SCHOOLS 2024-2029”. No bid(s) will be accepted after the above-stated date and hour. MPS reserves the right to waive any informalities in any or all bids, or to reject any or all bids, if it be in the best interest of the District to do so.

All bids are subject to the provisions of M.G.L. Chapter 30b. No bidder may withdraw its bid within thirty days after the date designated above for the receipt of bids. The contract shall be awarded to the bidder who submits the lowest total responsible and responsive bid for this academic five-year contract, and who is determined by the Superintendent and/or School Committee, to be the most capable and reliable in providing transportation to meet the needs of the students of the Maynard Public Schools.