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MBTA Announces Retail Concession Opportunities

Posted on October 9, 2018

The MBTA will release an Invitation to Bid (ITB) to lease 10 separate retail concession locations, including spaces at the following subway stations:

  • Porter Square
  • Sullivan Square
  • Oak Grove

Other opportunities exist at the following Commuter Rail stations:

  • Route 128 in Westwood
  • Norwood Central
  • Needham Junction
  • Swampscott
  • West Concord
  • Lynn

The MBTA seeks to provide a variety of retail and concession opportunities to its patrons while also generating non-fare revenue for the MBTA. This ITB will provide the rare opportunity to lease retail concession space at some of the MBTA’s most active Commuter Rail stations. 

Interested bidders should download the Invitation to Bid to view these opportunities. 

Below is an overview of each opportunity and important dates pertaining to the ITB:

StationMunicipalityOverviewOn-Site Pre-Bid MeetingQuestions DueBids Due
Station Sullivan SquareMunicipalityBostonOverviewExisting concession/retail space located within the Station, consisting of 153 square feetOn-Site Pre-Bid MeetingOctober 29, 2018, at 9 AMQuestions DueNovember 16, 2018, at 5 PMBids DueDecember 19, 2018, at 11 AM
Station Oak GroveMunicipalityMaldenOverviewExisting concession/retail space located within the Station, consisting of 165 square feetOn-Site Pre-Bid MeetingOctober 29, 2018, at 12 PMQuestions DueNovember 16, 2018, at 5 PMBids DueDecember 19, 2018, at 11 AM
Station Porter SquareMunicipalityCambridgeOverviewExisting concession/retail space located within the Station, consisting of 320 square feet On-Site Pre-Bid MeetingOctober 30, 2018, at 9 AMQuestions DueNovember 16, 2018, at 5 PMBids DueDecember 19, 2018, at 11 AM
Station West ConcordMunicipalityWest ConcordOverviewExisting stand-alone depot building, consisting of 1,500 square feetOn-Site Pre-Bid MeetingOctober 30, 2018, at 12 PMQuestions DueNovember 16, 2018, at 5 PMBids DueDecember 19, 2018, at 11 AM
Station Lynn GarageMunicipalityLynnOverviewExisting 2,700 square foot storefront located off of the garage buswayOn-Site Pre-Bid MeetingOctober 31, 2018, at 9 AMQuestions DueNovember 16, 2018, at 5 PMBids DueDecember 19, 2018, at 11 AM
Station Lynn GarageMunicipalityLynnOverviewExisting 9,000 square foot storefront with frontage on Market StreetOn-Site Pre-Bid MeetingOctober 31, 2018, at 9 AMQuestions DueNovember 16, 2018, at 5 PMBids DueDecember 19, 2018, at 11 AM
Station SwampscottMunicipalitySwampscottOverviewExisting stand-alone depot building consisting of 1,334 square feetOn-Site Pre-Bid MeetingOctober 31, 2018, at 12 PMQuestions DueNovember 16, 2018, at 5 PMBids DueDecember 19, 2018, at 11 AM
Station Route 128MunicipalityWestwoodOverviewExisting concession/retail space located within the Station, consisting of 400 square feetOn-Site Pre-Bid MeetingNovember 1, 2018, at 9 AMQuestions DueNovember 16, 2018, at 5 PMBids DueDecember 19, 2018, at 11 AM
Station Norwood CentralMunicipalityNorwoodOverviewExisting stand-alone depot building consisting of 1,755 square feetOn-Site Pre-Bid MeetingNovember 1, 2018, at 12 PMQuestions DueNovember 16, 2018, at 5 PMBids DueDecember 19, 2018, at 11 AM
Station Needham JunctionMunicipalityNeedhamOverviewExisting stand-alone depot building consisting of 2,200 square feetOn-Site Pre-Bid MeetingNovember 1, 2018, at 3 PMQuestions DueNovember 16, 2018, at 5 PMBids DueDecember 19, 2018, at 11 AM

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