Building & Bid Documents

Current Projects:

Spaulding Cooperage Restoration – Due April 1, 2022, at 2:00 PM via electronic submission

The Townsend Historical Society is seeking bids from qualified contractors and tradespersons with historic preservation experience to undertake restoration work on the Spaulding Cooperage, located at 1 South Street, in Townsend, Massachusetts. The building is an eighteenth-century mill overhanging the Squannacook River. It is in need of exterior envelope repairs and complete repainting. The Society is seeking persons willing to undertake such work in the Summer/Fall of 2022. Work is funded by the Society and by several generous grants and must be completed this year.

Responses to this Invitation for Quotes shall be received by the Society up until Friday, April 1, 2022, at 2:00 PM. All quotes shall be sent electronically using the criteria defined in the proposal requirements.

The Townsend Historical Society reserves the right to reject any and all bids or to waive any informalities in the Proposal process if deemed in the Society’s best interest

The Invitation for Quotes, containing the scope of work, proposal requirements, and evaluation criteria, will be/is available after 10:00 am on Tuesday, March 1, 2022, through the Townsend Historical Society website. In order for vendors to receive access, and to be made aware of any addendums, they must send their contact, business name, address, email, and telephone number to or by calling the office at (978) 597-2106 and leaving a message.

A project walk-through is scheduled for Wednesday, March 16, 2022, at 10:00 am. Bidders are encouraged to visit the project building to have a complete understanding of the work. Parking for the site visit shall be at the Society’s adjacent building at 72 Main Street, Townsend, MA.

Questions regarding this IFQ must be written and e-mailed Responses will be e-mailed to all plan holders. Note our regular office hours are Tuesday through Thursday from 9-1 so please allow time for a response.

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